ASUS GTX 970 Video Card Upgrade

GTX970

I decided to upgrade the video card of the AV-Editor computer. This is mainly because I needed a better card for video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro and Camtasia. Check out this monster of a card (click the photo to enlarge).

I go through the hardware and software install and config as well as a little benchmarking in the video below. I kept the […] read more

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Boot Issues (focuses on BSODs)

Shows a couple blue screens of death (BSODs) – other wise known as stop errors – in Windows 7, and how to troubleshoot and avoid them. One of a hundred sub-lessons within the A+ 220-902 Video Course

A+ Exam Cram 220-901/220-902 A+ Exam Cram Practice Questions

User and Group Security in Windows – A+ 220-902

Discusses and demonstrates the basics of how to secure users and groups in Windows. One of a hundred sub-lessons within the A+ 220-902 video course: A+ 220-902 Video Course

A+ Exam Cram 220-901/220-902 A+ Exam Cram Practice Questions

Basic Shell/Terminal Usage in OS X and Linux – A+ 220-902

Demonstrates the basics of how to open and use the Terminal program in OS X and Linux. Also shows how to force quit applications. One of a hundred sub-lessons within the A+ 220-902 video course: A+ 220-902 Video Course

A+ Exam Cram 220-901/220-902 A+ Exam Cram Practice Questions

Working with the Task Manager in Windows 8.1

Shows how to access and use the Task Manager to analyze a Windows 8.1 system. One of a hundred sub-lessons within the A+ 220-902 video course: A+ 220-902 Video Course

A+ Exam Cram 220-901/220-902 A+ Exam Cram Practice Questions

Windows Display Settings – A+ 220-902

Discusses the settings within Windows’ Display option in the Control Panel. One of a hundred sub-lessons within the A+ 220-902 video course: A+ 220-902 Video Course

A+ Exam Cram 220-901/220-902 A+ Exam Cram Practice Questions

Smartphone Memory Upgrade – A+ 220-901

Shows how to upgrade the memory on a user-serviceable smartphone with a microSD card. One of a hundred sub-lessons within the A+ 220-901 video course: A+ 220-901 Video Course

A+ Exam Cram 220-901/220-902 A+ Exam Cram Practice Questions

IPv4 Introduction – A+ 220-901

Quick introduction to IPv4 plus basic analysis on a Windows 8 system. One of a hundred sub-lessons within the A+ 220-901 video course: A+ 220-901 Video Course

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Describing & Configuring Display Resolution – A+ 220-901

This video describes the basics of display resolution and shows how to configure resolution in Windows 7. Check out my video series and books today: A+ 220-901 Video Course A+ Exam Cram 220-901/220-902 A+ Exam Cram Practice Questions

Storage Device Installation: AV-Editor PC Build

This video shows how to install various storage devices into a PC including a 250 GB Samsung SSD which is installed to the AV-Editor computer that I discuss in my videos and books. Check out my video series and books today: A+ 220-901 Video Course A+ Exam Cram 220-901/220-902 A+ Exam Cram Practice Questions

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RAM install: AV-Editor PC Build

This video shows how to install RAM in a quad-channel configuration. The RAM is DDR4 and is being installed to the AV-Editor computer that I discuss in my videos and books. Check out my video series and books today: A+ 220-901 Video Course A+ Exam Cram 220-901/220-902 A+ Exam Cram Practice Questions

How to Pass the A+ 220-901 & 220-902

This video explains how to go about passing the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 exams. Check out my books and video series: A+ Exam Cram 220-901/220-902 A+ Exam Cram Practice Questions A+ 220-901 Video Course A+ 220-902 Video Course

Analyzing A+ 220-902 Sample Questions

This video discusses six A+ 220-902 questions and their answers. A+ Exam Cram 220-901/220-902

A+ 220-902 Video Course

Analyzing A+ 220-901 Sample Questions

This video discusses six A+ 220-901 questions and their answers. A+ Exam Cram 220-901/220-902

A+ 220-901 Video Course

How to Reset Windows Password

Sample video from the A+ Troubleshooting Techniques LiveLessons product. Demonstrates how to reset passwords in Windows within the GUI and the Command Prompt. You can purchase the entire product or individual lessons at the following link:

A+ Troubleshooting Techniques LiveLessons

Understanding Firewall Technology

Sample video from the A+ Troubleshooting Techniques LiveLessons product. Describes how firewalls operate and focuses in on the built-in Windows Firewall and basic usage of the netsh advfirewall command. You can purchase the entire product or individual lessons at the following link:

A+ Troubleshooting Techniques LiveLessons

 

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Troubleshooting a Windows Service with services/msc

Sample video from the A+ Troubleshooting Techniques LiveLessons product. Demonstrates how to troubleshoot a Windows service using the services.msc console window. You can purchase the entire product or individual lessons at the following link:

A+ Troubleshooting Techniques LiveLessons

Analyzing the IP configuration with ipconfig

Sample video from the A+ Troubleshooting Techniques LiveLessons product. Shows how to analyze a system issue in the Command Prompt with the ipconfig command. You can purchase the entire product or individual lessons at the following link:

A+ Troubleshooting Techniques LiveLessons

“Bootmgr is missing” error and solutions

Sample video from the A+ Troubleshooting Techniques LiveLessons product. Shows how to fix the “bootmgr is missing” error. You can purchase the entire product or individual lessons at the following link:

A+ Troubleshooting Techniques LiveLessons

 

How to Reduce the Size of the Winsxs Folder

– Describes the Winsxs folder and demonstrates how to reduce its size using Disk Cleanup and the dism.exe tool.

Links:

Analyze the Windows Component Store and Winsxs folder:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn251566.aspx

 

Cleanup the Windows Component Store and Winsxs folder:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn251565.aspx

 

Update for Windows 7 computers to allow the Windows Update Cleanup option to appear in Disk Cleanup (KB 2852386):

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2852386

 

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SATA Terminology & Measurement Confusion – Solved

– Dispels some of the confusion surrounding SATA measurements (bits vs. Bytes), and SATA encoding.

 

Why is my 500 GB drive displayed in Windows as 465 GB??

– Explains why the Windows displayed hard drive size appears smaller than the hard drive manufacturer’s stated size.

 

Win10 preview installation error 0x0000005D in VirtualBox

Explains why the error code 0x0000005D is received when installing the Windows 10 Technical Preview to VirtualBox.

 

Troubleshooting an IP issue with ipconfig (220-802)

Quick answer to an IP question in my inbox. Solution uses ipconfig options.

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Sharing and Mapping in the Command Prompt (220-802)

Quick video about sharing and mapping in the Windows Command Prompt with the net share and net use commands.

Example of net share and net use (sharenames in the video will vary): There are two computers. One sharing data, and one accessing that data. The computer that is sharing the folder needs to use the net share command. The computer that is accessing the […] read more

Msconfig Usage (220-802)

This video demonstrates how to disable an application and corresponding service in the System Configuration utility. Click the maximize button in the lower-right hand corner of the video to watch in full screen. Duration: 3:47. 

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Fix a Computer that won’t Boot (220-802)

This video shows how to fix boot issues with the Command Prompt in WinRE (System Recovery Options). Duration: 4:13. 

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Hard Drive Array Setup (220-801)

This video discusses what types of drives to use in a data storage scenario. Duration: 3:36. 

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Component Matching (220-801)

This video matches various types of computer components to three different types of computers. Duration: 6:20. 

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Video Port Matching (220-801)

This video matches images of video ports to their corresponding names. Duration: 4:12.

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