OneDrive Cloud Computing

OneDrive Cloud Storage

Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage comes with every Windows 10 computer. In this post I will be going over some of Microsoft OneDrive features.

Access your files from any device

A key feature of OneDrive cloud storage is being able to access your files from any device. Your phone, tablet, or Mac or PC. This can be done from any where. Let’s say you started working on a document at home and had to leave. When you get to your destination you login to OneDrive and retrieve your unfinished document. Changes you make will be updated on all your devices.

OneDrive cloud storage offline access

OneDrive gives us the option to save our files in the cloud and locally. Allowing you to stay productive when you’re not online. This means you can always have your most important files with you.

File security

If you lose your local backups, you don’t have to worry about losing your files or photos, they’re always in your OneDrive. OneDrive uses a strong AES 256-bit encryption which is (FIPS) 140-2 compliant. There are 2 types of security that OneDrive uses to protect your data, in transit file security and files at rest security. Data that is in transit to Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage is encrypted with TLS encryption using 2048-bit keys.

Share and collaborate

Share files, folders, and photos with friends and family. Need to send a large file to a friend or colleague, no more attachments or thumb drives – just send a link to the file in your email, text or most any social media platform.

OneDrive cloud storage on Windows 10

Log into OneDrive by using your Microsoft account login info. Then tell OneDrive which folders you want to sync. The free version will give you 5 GB, which was not enough for me, but could be for you. If you decided to get the most affordable version of Office 365 you get 1 TB of storage included with your purchase. If you already use Microsoft Office, were thinking about upgrading and just happen to be looking for a cloud service to store your files and media, then it might make sense for you. Once you have it all setup, all of your Office 365 documents will automatically get saved to your OneDrive cloud storage drive. Then access your files from anywhere on any computer, tablet or phone.


Have you ever heard of the Windows Bad_Pool_Header? The BAD_POOL_HEADER error is usually associated with the way Windows allocates memory/RAM to devices and applications. Device drivers are usually the most common cause. Other causes including hard drive disk write errors and bad sectors that only surface intermittently. RAM = Random Access Memory errors would be suspect for memory pool issues overall.

The Fix

Shut down your PC and disconnect all external USB devices except the mouse and keyboard. Turn your PC back on. That should do it.

My suggestion, use your computer for as long as you can without plugging your USB devices back in. Memory errors can be difficult to troubleshoot because they usually happen when we least expect. Give it a few days or so before plugging your USB devices back in. This has worked for me on my personal PC as well as my customer’s.

If you find the Windows Bad_Pool_Header error happens often, you could always continue unplugging your devices before you boot up, just so you are able to get to your desktop. If you like to troubleshoot, figure out which device(s) are responsible for the windows error by testing how your PC behaves when only 1 USB device is connected. Not seeing any problems, great, connect another etc. You could also try replacing or increasing your Memory/RAM.

There are a few other fixes for the Bad_Pool_Header, but they rarely need to be used. If this fix does not work for your particular situation, please explain in the comments below.


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Activate Windows Watermark Removal

Activate Windows, Go to Settings to activate Windows

So your new eBay gaming computer has a watermark in the lower right corner that says, “Activate Windows, Go to Settings to activate Windows”? Rebooting your computer will not fix this. You simply have to activate your copy of Windows with a key. Regardless, your computer was supposed to ship with an Activated copy of Windows 10 Pro. In short, if you are unsuccessful communicating with the buyer, don’t worry there are options. Go back to eBay and look for a Windows 10 Pro key. You should be able to find a reputable seller. Here is a list of legit Windows key sellers on eBay.

So why not use Windows without activating it? Because you will miss out on personalization and customization features, not to mention major security updates.

If you’ve had the experience of using an inactivated copy of Windows for any length of time, you know how annoying it can be to work around a giant Windows watermark. Here’s how to remove it.

Note: this does not “activate” your copy of Windows, this just removes the watermark.

1. Open Notepad.
2. Copy and Paste the following script into it:
@echo off taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe explorer.exe.
3. Save the file as “activation.bat”. To do this click the drop-down menu to, all files. You could save it to your desktop so it’s easily found or anywhere you like.
4. Double click your newly created batch file and restart your computer. (delete the file when finished or zip it up and save it for a rainy day) ⛈

If you need assistance installing your newly purchased Windows 10 key have a look at this page and call me for help connecting.

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System Running Low On Resources [Fixed]

System Running Low On Resources [Fixed]. I had a client with this Windows 7 Error “System running low on resources – Cannot log on as new user”. Read on to see how I fixed it. Keep in-mind, the fix for this isn’t the same on all systems, so what works on one system may not work on another.

How it works

Upon restarting the clients computer the error “System running low on resources – Cannot log on as new user” would pop up. This particular error usually happens when there are more than one user accounts on a single system and the system is having issues with managing it’s memory. So rather than the user closing all programs and logging off, they would switch user accounts before shutting down programs. The next time you reboot your computer you will more than likely see the “System running low on resources – Cannot log on as new user” error. Why Because you “switched” user accounts rather than “logging off”, and you let virus programs, web browsers and games run. Whether you get this error or not usually depends on how much resources your system has available and how well your operating system manages it’s memory. These errors are usually found on lower end computers with small amounts of memory. This error was pretty common on Windows Vista.

The Fix

Make sure there are no programs starting up with each account. Make sure both accounts are free of viruses and unnecessary browser extensions. Log off the second user account, log into the Administrators account, restart the computer. The error should be gone. This worked for me.

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Microsoft Office 365 Alternatives

Microsoft Office 365 Alternatives. In 2018, it appears not much has changed from last year for the already full featured office apps OpenOffice and LibreOffice. These two titles are the only real alternatives to Office 365. If you prefer to save $70/yr and don’t mind using something other than Microsoft Office 365, OpenOffice and LibreOffice are definitely worth a look. If your familiar with using Microsoft Office, you’ll have no problem making the transition to the new office apps. Both programs have the same layout as Office 365. Identical in the way they function. Neither of these apps will leave you short on office tools. Currently Microsoft Office 365 plus 1 TB of OneDrive can be had for $69.99 per year. That’s not bad. However, OpenOffice and LibreOffice are free. Or donate, they deserve it. These open source office suite alternatives are slowly becoming more attractive to the paying Microsoft Office customer and soon to be in the workplace everywhere. Businesses will eventually figure out how much money they could be saving by using a product that performs exactly the same as Microsoft Office but is free.

I am using Office 365. I love the 1 TB of online storage and they way all of your work is saved to the cloud as you work. If you need to create an invoice, document, presentation, email or print, I can. Microsoft Office 365, OpenOffice and LibreOffice work well together. Each program offers many file formats to “save as” for cross platform compatibility. If you have questions or need support click here.

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Windows 7 Update Service Not Updating [Fixed]

Today I had the privilege of updating a room full of Windows 7 desktops, about 28. A few of these Windows 7 desktops would not update. The “Windows Update Service” was not responding to the update request. If this happens to you on a Windows 7 desktop, follow these instructions for the fix.

Click the Start Button, type “cmd” in the search box and hit enter, right click on the program that displays and select to run as Administrator. At the command prompt type: net stop wuauserv and hit enter. Next type: net start wuauserv and hit enter. A restart does not need to happen, just give your Windows Update Service about 10 seconds to completely start. After you complete this process make sure your Windows Update Service is on automatic.

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Windows Update Service Not Updating