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Prevent accidental clicks on Dell touch-pad [SOLVED]

Disable trackpad -or- Use TouchGuard

Question: Just purchased a new Dell E7450 on eBay and so far I luv it… but one problem persists and I hate it. When I type I am frequently messed up mid sentence because the trackpad gets accidentally clicked or the mouse pointer moves. It’s almost like it is clicking by itself. This is super annoying and even worse because I like the pointing stick better anyway. Can you give me any tips? –Andrea Answer: Hi Andrea! I think I can help

DRAM claims settlement checks mailed!

DRAM Claims Check

The DRAM class action lawsuit and subsequent settlement has finally borne fruit for claimants.  Checks were mailed earlier this week and recipients can look for them in their snail-mail-box any time now. Here is a scan of the check I received:   History of the DRAM lawsuit As you may recall, this lawsuit was the result of (alleged) price fixing by DRAM companies. This was a pretty big deal as the settlement ended up being $310 million. A wide variety of products

HDD Raw Copy Tool, Read Error CRC

2016-07-08 01_16_04-HDD Raw Copy Tool 1.10    Free

7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM HDD Raw Copy Tool 1.10; http://hddguru.com 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM * * * * * IMPORTANT: DURING THE DUPLICATION PROCESS 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM ALL DATA ON TARGET WILL BE IRREVERSIBLY OVERWRITTEN! 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM Source: [4] ASMT 2105 0 [250.05 GB] 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM Target: [5] ASMT 2105 0 [250.05 GB] 7/7/2016 9:16:17 PM Locking device… 7/7/2016 9:16:18 PM Copying… 7/7/2016 9:16:18 PM Read Error occurred at offset 131,072;

AT&T LTE speeds in Pierce CO [speedtest]

This hotspot is capable of ~50Mbps speeds

I have been in CO for work and to visit family. Part of our stay has been in Pierce which is in northern CO. Remote work has been very easy since the LTE speeds are quite rockin’ in Pierce CO Here are the results using an AT&T Unite Pro hotspot with unlimited internet: This sure beats the old days of slow wifi and even slower 3G/4G 😉 Have you used LTE in this area of CO? I would love to see

Dell XPS 13 vs E5450

Both nice screens, but I prefer the XPS 13

Dell makes some of the best bang for the buck laptops, especially if you buy refurbished or used. Whereas a 2013 Apple laptop will still be very highly priced for the specs, Dell laptops depreciate rapidly. Thus, for $400-$800 you can get a very nice Dell. Likewise, Dell maintenance and upgradeability is also very good. SSD, RAM and WiFi upgrades are generally a piece of cake. I understand that Apple makes a premium product and that they have very high

Deleting system/protected/recovery partitions from SSD [SOLVED]

Partitions removed!

The various system vendors (Dell, Lenovo, HP, etc.) generally use a large number of partitions on their SSDs and HDD. Here is an example from a recent Windows 10 laptop with a 256GB m.2 SSD boot drive: Partition 1 Recovery Partition 2 System Partition 3 OEM Partition 4 Reserved Partition 5 Primary Partition 6 Recovery Wow, that is a ton of partitions! Normally that many partitions is not a big deal, but if you want to quickly re-purpose an old

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