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Upgrading from HP Pavilion dv7-6c95dx 17.3″ to Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7380 17.3″

April 2nd, 2013 Comments off

I was recently at the intersection of a need and an opportunity to invest in another computer at home.  Having switched from a quad-core desktop to a quad-core laptop a year ago I decided to get a similar laptop.  Instead of purchasing a lower cost machine I wanted to purchase a newer, mid- to high-end laptop.*

Between coding with some Visual Studio add-ins and editing large images and video I opted for a high performance Intel Core i7 machine with 12Gb of RAM.  I’m a fan of the 17+” monitor and spacious keyboards on those laptops so the biggest issue was processor, RAM and upgadability.

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Win8 & iTunes 11.02 Installation Opportunities

February 21st, 2013 Comments off

PREFACE:  The issue described herein is most likely a product of what’s installed on my computer is because of my profession as a computer consultant.  This post isn’t meant to disparage Apple or Microsoft‘s hardware, software or support options.  It’s merely intended to recount my experiences.

 

I’m two hours into something that I wish would “just work” but because of the vagaries of what I install on my computer to support my career path I don’t fit some assumptions about users.

 

My goal:

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