WARNING A Massive Ransomware Infection WannaCry Is Spreading Globally Right Now


Ransomware WannaCry attacked 230,000 computers in over 150 countries on last Friday 12/05/2017. Among those been attacked were more than a dozen hospitals in England, a telecom in Spain and FedEx's offices in the UK. Russia, Ukarine, India, China, Italy and Egypt are also attacked. Though Australia's critical infrastructure or Government agencies haven't been affected according to Assistant Minister.

WannaCry targets the Microsoft Windows operating system, encrypting data and demanding ransom payments from $200 - $1200 in Bit Coin.

How to clone HDD EFI Windows 10 system to smaller SSD


This is for technician or advanced user only

1. parted create partition layout on SSD as the original HDD
2. dd original HDD EFI partition to SSD
3. ghost NTFS OS to SSD
4. EFI boot from Windows 10 Installation USB, need to change at BIOS. *** WARNING *** not the legacy
5. Try boot fix and enter command line
6. bcdboot c:\Windows there would be some warnings but it said created successfully
7. Reboot and you might have to choose system volume
8. msconfig and remove surplus boot option


Free Information


People say Information is free. Knowledge is not.

    Information: Facts provided or learned about something or someone.

    Knowledge: Information and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.

That's correct. However, with right information, you can still help yourself before seeking professional help.

Here we have some great free AntiVirus programs and utilities to share:


Windows 10 free upgrade?


Windows 10 free upgrade deadline has expired, but can we still activate Windows 10 using a Windows 7 or Windows 8 Product Key for free?

Microsft said that Windows 10 free upgrade stopped at 29/07/2016, so it did. Now you can't see the upgrade icon on your taskbar anymore, but do you have to pay $149 to upgrade to Windows 10? Not necessarily so far as long as you have the correct edition of Windows 10 TH2(1511) Installer ISO. Just run a clean Windows 10 install and use your Windows 7/8 Product key, you can still activate your new Windows 10. (Tested on 31/08/2016)

Don’t like Windows 10?


windows 10 downgrade

Although Microsoft has stopped Windows 10 free upgrade at the end of last month, there are more people coming and want their Windows 7 back. Those people either get used to Windows 7 or just simply don't like Windows 10. After all it looks a little bit similar to Windows 8. But the techs/geeks know, Windows 10 is way better than Windows 8.

Bigpond Email Settings?

Bigpond email settings

@bigpond.com, @bigpond.net.au, @telstra.com

In Taree area, some customers use Telstra Broadband as well as their email services and the bigpond email settings can be tricky. Here is the most recent cheat-sheet for bigpond emails.

Upgrade your old Windows Vista to Windows 10?

Vista upgrade to Windows 10

Is that possible? Certainly! I upgraded an old Dell laptop which was running a very slow Windows Vista system last week. However, there is no meaning of a true upgrade procedure directly from Vista. You have to backup user files and reformat your harddrive and then install Windows 10. After that, there are possibly missing hardware drivers which you need to download and install.

Be Wary Of 'Locky' Ransomware Scam

'Locky' is spreading quickly round Australia and people have lost their money and are forced to pay the ransom.

Do NOT open an email and attachment even if it appeared to come from Australia Post.

The most important thing to do is, regularly back-up your computer's data on a separate hard drive. If your computer is infected by malware or ransomware you can easily restore your data.