Logitech G915 TKL with brown switches

I saw about two weeks ago that Logitech was releasing a new updated G915 without the ten key pad. I knew I was going to get this as I had purchased the G915 but due to the length of the keyboard, I returned it. I said if they come out with a TKL version, I’m […]

Dell laptop Task Manager CPU stuck at 22%

I had the strangest problem troubleshooting a client’s slow laptop. I ran a full diagnostic, hard drive checked out. The craziest thing was the hard drive was a SanDisk SSD and it was performing nothing like an SSD. One thing that stood out to me was the CPU being stuck at 22% no matter what […]

Repairing laptops

I used to do a lot of computer repairs. Things like replacing keyboards, fans, speakers, LCD screens, etc. Early to mid 2000s, you could easily get spare parts for most notebooks and desktops. Desktops are obviously easier because they usually follow a standard such as ATX. However, lately, I’ve noticed that Dell has its own […]

PEXUS313AC2V not compatible with VMWare ESXi

I contacted StarTech via their chat and they informed me that this card is not compatible with any version of ESXi. No idea if it’s compatible with Hyper-V. I’ve had luck getting some non-officially supported devices to work properly. No luck this time. I tried to pass it through to the virtual machine, including installing […]

VCenter backup via SMB to Synology

I was trying to create a VCenter backup within VCenter 7.0. I had a hard time trying to backup to my Synology. I did some Google-Fu and found that you have to turn on or set the max SMB to SMB 3 on the Synology under Control Panel, File Services, SMB/AFP/NFS tap and then click […]

Cannot format a used Windows hard drive in an iMac

I was trying to use disk utility to format a Windows hard drive that I installed into an iMac. I kept getting an error about “MediaKit reports not enough space on device for requested operation.” I Googled and found this blog: https://www.aioboot.com/en/mediakit-reports-not-enough-space-on-device-for-requested-operation/ The article explains how to use Terminal to use diskutil to unmount the […]

Fenix PD25 brief review

I finally lost my Fenix PD35 flashlight that I’ve owned for a better part of a year. It was small and light enough to fit in my pocket with a clip and not bother me. I never knew it was there. I kept the PD35 along with a Benchmade Bugout knife in my right pocket […]

Microsoft Windows 10 calculator always on top

I recently found out that in Windows 10 you can choose to have the calculator app always on top. However, the app that you can always on top is not the full calculator. The first image is the full Windows 10 calculator which shows history and you can resize to your heart’s content. The second […]

Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows download links broken

If you’re trying to download the Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows from this link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2999226/update-for-universal-c-runtime-in-windows, just know that you’re not going crazy and it’s not down temporarily. Those links are down for good. However, after a Google search, I found this post and a nice developer fixed or found the right download links […]