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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.

Boom 2 EQ No Sound

Boom 2 EQ No Sound

Yes, when you search Google for “Boom 2 EQ No Sound” will pull up many articles. This is an issue many of us have dealt with over the years. If you’ve been dealing with Boom 2 not working, your not alone. Don’t worry, even though Global Delight support is not the easiest to get a hold of, I am. Here’s how I fixed it.

The fix

Uninstall Boom from your applications folder. Then reinstall the app by going into your trash can and selecting “Put Back”. Downloading a fresh copy of Boom 2 from the website and performing a fresh install works too. Now restart your computer and make sure your sound is set up properly.

If you are not familiar with Boom 2 you should give it a try. Click on the Boom image to visit their website. I am not an affiliate, just think it’s a great product.

Note

I’ve been using Boom 2 EQ for about 10 years. I’ve seen the software go through some growing pains, that said, It works very well as an amplifier for your iTunes library, adding more punch to your volume. Aside from a few hiccups with Boom 2 EQ No Sound, Boom 2 is a great product for anyone who loves loud music.

LogiLDA.dll Error

logilda.dll Error

The LogiLDA.dll Error appeared after updating Windows 10 to 1903. After restarting my computer is when the error appeared. The odd thing, I did not have any Logitech devices connected to my computer, haven’t for a year or so. I currently use a Razer mouse and keyboard. My guess, I probably neglected to uninstall the software 100%.

Removing the LogiLDA Error.

In this post I will show you the most effective way to disable and remove it’s value from the Windows registry. If you are not comfortable working inside the Windows Registry ask someone who is.

  • Open Task Manager.
  • Go to the Startup tab and find LogiLDA.
  • Right click on LogiLDA and click on Disable.
  • This disables the bad file. Now we delete the registry value.
  • Press Win + R and type in REGEDIT.
  • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run key.
  • Find Logitech Download Assistant and delete the entry.
  • Now reboot the system for changes to take effect.

Recap

We disabled the LogiLDA.dll (Logitech Download Assistant) from Windows startup. Then we deleted the value in the registry and restarted our computer. If all went well you should no longer be dealing with this error.

If you are unsuccessful at removing this error and still need help please contact me with your questions in the comments. I will respond as soon as I receive the notification.

Questions about Malware? Take a look at this post.

Bad_Pool_Header

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.

Bad_Pool_Header

Please post your questions / comments below.

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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iPhone Activation Lock 2018

iPhone SE Activation Lock

Are you looking for a way to remove the iCloud Activation Lock? I will tell you about my experience and what worked for me. A few months ago a client gave me an iPhone SE in turn for a few hours of work. I was able to get some use out of the iPhone SE for a few months, then I decided to restore it. After the process finished is when I received the message, “This iPhone is linked to an Apple ID. Enter the Apple ID and password that were used to set up this iPhone.”

Forced to reach out to the original iPhone owner

Keep in mind, I have not spoken to my client for about 6 months. I know there are a few different ways to go about bypassing Apple’s iCloud Activation Lock, but after countless hours of research, it seems obtaining the original owner’s login credentials is the ideal way to go.

However, let’s say there was no way to get a hold of the original owner, out of all the iCloud Activation Lock removal services I would only trust https://iphoneimei.net. This is based on their reviews, not by my personal experience. They seem to be doing it right. They claim to completely remove the iPhone Activation Lock while holding onto all the services / apps you use or offered by your Apple device. I say this because other companies have made similar claims, but have not been able to back it up.

The previous owner needs to sign in to their iCloud.com account with their Apple ID and password or give it to you so you can do it for them.

  1. Click on settings.
  2. Look for My Devices and select the device you want to remove.
  3. Select the device that you want to remove and click done.
  4. Now turn off the device and turn it back on to begin the setup process.

Hope this helps!

Need help with other Apple products? Check here first.