Category Archives: Ask J.D.

Cloning HDD OS to new SSD

Upgrading from a HDD to a SSD (or from slow SSD to fast SSD) is one of the most effective options for increasing PC/laptop/Mac performance. However, one of the most common questions I hear is how to preserve the existing OS and data from the old drive, or how to make sure a new OS install goes well. Here are some options: Windows cloning/restore options: Clone from the existing drive to the new drive I really like True Image 2016, but

How to cancel Dish TV service [solved]

Dish still doesn’t offer an option to cancel via their website 🙁 Nor will they cancel via chat 🙁 So if you need to cancel your Dish TV service: Call: 866-218-2297 Press “1” for English Press “1” to confirm your account (they look it up via the phone number you are calling from) Enter four digit account security code Talk to an account representative and request to cancel service they will likely offer you a discount or offer to put your service on

Residence Inn Marriott, Springfield MO [business WiFi review]

I regularly stay in Springfield MO and Branson MO for business. I normally test the speeds at every hotel I stay in. Recently I stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn in Springfield MO and here are the results: ~2.0Mbps D/L* ~0.9Mbps U/L* *average of multiple tests throughout stay. Max D/L was 3Mbps, min was 1Mbps. Max U/L was always around 0.9Mbps. Overall, these are some of the worst speeds I have seen in southern Missouri. You can pay $8.95 a day for higher speeds,

HOWTO redeem Gear VR free with S7 and S7 Edge

I am pre-ordering a S7 Edge tonight and at first I didn’t see any info on how to get the Gear VR for free. Thankfully, a chat window popped up and the answer was soon within my grasp 🙂 Chat with AT&T AT&T: Welcome to AT&T Chat. How may we help you today? Me: Hi, do I have to add the Gear VR to my cart to get it… or is it included automatically when I buy a S7? Thx! Jenna: Thank you