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Buy A Used Computer Safely

You can find some great deals in used computers on eBay and Craigslist. For any used computer, the first priority should be safety. The vast majority of used computers are safe, but you don't know how careful the previous owner was. Are there risky files or software...

How To Check the Health of Hard Drives

My video editing computer has 4 internal drives. Two of them were for backup, but I stored some other large video projects on those two. The transfer business was requiring more space. I keep customer jobs for 30 days, but delete them after that. So I needed a new...

Windows 10 and Video Producers

Windows 10 and Video Producers

If you are running Windows 7, Windows 8  or Windows 8.1, Microsoft will begin automatically sending a free upgrade to Windows 10 via Windows Update starting January 2016. The default will be to automatically upgrade so unless you are  vigilant, you will end up with...

Upgrading Video Card Drivers

Most manufacturers offer automatic updates and upgrades for your computer's video card driver and display, or you may want to manually upgrade your PCs video card driver. Keeping your video card driver up to date will ensure you can enjoy the latest features, or help...

Hard Drive Failure For Video Editors

by Dave A. Anselmi Digital Filmmaking & Post http://PracticalMysticProductions.com There is a tremendous amount of bad information and misinformed opinions on the net regarding the longevity of hard-drives. Is an external drive a robust archival solution? Many casual...