Category Archives: Ask J.D.

Get Minecraft for Windows 10 for free if you already own Minecraft [SOLVED]

Question. Is Minecraft for Windows 10 really free if you already own Minecraft for JAVA? If so, how do I get my Windows 10 Minecraft product key?! Answer. Yes, if you were an early purchaser of Minecraft, you can redeem a gift code for Minecraft for Windows 10 for FREE (normally around $27!) Here are the steps: Login to https://account.mojang.com/me Look for the Minecraft for Windows 10 heading under “My Games” Click the Redeem button Follow the steps on the

How to set FireFox homepage and disable top sites/recommended/highlights [SOLVED]

Question: Help! How do I disable the “Top Sites” “Recommended by Pocket” and “Highlights” when I start Firefox? Also, how do I set my OWN homepage? Thank you. Answer: In the Firefox address bar, type about:preferences and press Enter. That takes you to preferences. Now you can: Set your preferred Homepage for new windows Set your preferred page for new tabs Disable Top Sites by unchecking (under the “Firefox Home Content”  heading) Disable Recommended by Pocket Disable Highlights I hope

What does TBW stand for in reference to an SSD? [SOLVED]

Question: What does TBW stand for on my SSD? Answer: TBW stands for Terabytes Written. Specifically, TBW is the number of terabytes written that the manufacturer expects a particular SSD to be capable of during the lifetime of the drive. In general, the higher the TBW the better. However, be aware that different manufacturers may use different estimates and formulas for arriving at a given TBW. If you go with a reputable manufacturer, like Samsung or Intel, and choose a

How to get a GoDaddy refund / GoDaddy cancel renewal [SOLVED]

Question: How do I get a refund for a domain that automatically renewed? I did not want the domain to renew, but then it did and I got charged for it. How can I get my money back? Answer. If you catch the charge early then you can easily get a refund, here are the steps: Delete the product from your account *make certain that you do not want the domain anymore, because deleting it from your account will allow

How to shutdown laptop during windows 10 initial setup (Set Up Windows)

Question: I reset a laptop (Lenovo X1 Carbon G6) using Windows 10 and I want to ship it to a new owner in a pristine condition where it will let them set up Windows 10 to their liking. However, after I booted it to test that it booted okay, I am now at the initial Windows let’s start with region setup screen and I cannot shut down 🙁 Can you tell me how to turn off my PC during the

How to check WiFi speeds in Windows 10 [Solved]

Question. How can I check wifi speeds in Windows 10 Pro? Answer. Here are two methods to check Windows 10 wifi connection speeds: #1 Graphical User Interface (GUI) method Press Windows Key + R and type ncpa.cpl Press Enter Double-click the WiFi adapter that you want to check The Wi-Fi Status window will display: #2 Command Prompt text method Open a Command Prompt (or Press Windows Key + R and type cmd) Type netsh wlan show interfaces and press Enter You will

Cancel $3.99 recurring Amazon FreeTime Unlimited subscription [SOLVED]

Question: My credit card is being charged $2.99 or $3.99 every month for “Amazon SUBSC*[…] Amzn.com/” and I cannot figure out what it is 🙁 I checked my Amazon subscriptions but that did not show anything. We just have a regular Amazon Prime account and a Kindle Fire. Any ideas? Answer: You may have Amazon “FreeTime Unlimited” enabled on your Kindle Fire device. Please perform the following steps: On your Kindle Fire tablet, go to -> Settings (the Gear Icon

Micro Four Thirds Lens Filter Size List (Olympus, Panasonic, etc.)

Originally posted in 2016. LAST UPDATE: January 2019 Recently I was going through my filters to see which ones to keep and which ones to sell. Many of my filters were of the 58mm or 62mm variety but I even found some oddities like 43mm 😉 After some effort trying to round up lenses to see what the filter size was each, I determined to put together a complete list* of Micro Four Thirds lenses and their corresponding filter size,