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Are you tired of getting Facebook updates about how many new cows your Facebook friend bought for his Farmville plot? Don’t care about the new drink your friend created in Cafe World? I’m right there with ya.

FB Purity is a sweet browser extension (plug-in) that can clear away all that unnecessary crap on your Facebook News Feed that you could care less about. It can be installed on Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera. Here’s a screenshot of what the top of your Facebook News Feed will look like after installation:

So in the event that it’s 4:40pm on a Friday and you’ve ran out of ways to make time go by faster, you can click to see how many new chicken coops your retired Aunt Patrice built in the past 48 hours.

A+ Mobile PC Doctors is a Boston computer repair company located conveniently on Newbury Street in Boston at 316 Newbury Street, 2nd floor. We offer onsite computer repair services for business and residential customers. We offer computer repair services in over 22 states, including Minnesota.

The following are our Minnesota computer repair locations:

Minnesota (MN) Computer Repair
St. Paul Computer Repair
Bloomington Computer Repair
Eden Prairie Computer Repair
Spring Lake Park Computer Repair
Minneapolis Computer Repair
Apple Valley Computer Repair
Burnsville Computer Repair
Farmington Computer Repair
Hastings Computer Repair
Hopkins Computer Repair
Inver Grove Heights Computer Repair
Lakeville Computer Repair
Rosemount Computer Repair
Savage Computer Repair
St Paul Park Computer Repair
St Paul Computer Repair

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Our technician Jessica is working in the Houston computer repair and Dayton computer repair markets. She recently passed on this Open Office tip to a business client.

Texas computer repair

Texas computer repair

“One of the company’s employees preferred to use Open Office for word processing rather than Microsoft Office, which the rest of the office was using. By default, Open Office saves documents in its native format, .sxw. It’s always an option to save a document in any format, including .doc. However, the employee wanted the program to save his documents in .doc form by default. We set up his computer to complete the task; here’s a rundown on what we did.”

  1. Click on Tools and then Options.
  2. Open Load/Save on the left side of the window.
  3. Click on General under the Load/Save section.
  4. In the area labeled as “Default file format” near the bottom of the dialog window, select the type of document you want, for example, Text Document for Writer files, in the Document Type drop-down list.
  5. To the right dropdown list labeled as “Always Save As”, change or select the format as “Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP.”
    For computer repair services, A+ Mobile PC Doctors is one of the most networked computer repair companies in the US. Our technicians are among the best in their areas, and are happy to bring exceptional onsite computer repair services to your home or business. Visit our computer repair website to see a full list of IT services and a full list of service areas.
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    Even the most common Boston computer repair problem requires a bit of magic administered by one of our technicians.

    Last month, a customer brought in an IBM Thinkpad due to an ‘unmountable_boot_volume’ blue screen of death. He explained that he was shutting down his IBM Thinkpad and accidentally dropped it, albeit just about a foot, while the shutdown was in process.

    We removed his hard drive and re-seated it to make sure it hadn’t loosened in the fall. Then we booted the laptop using a Windows XP Professional CD, done by hitting F12 during the boot-up process and choosing ‘CD’ as the primary boot device. The CD spins and asks the user to hit any key to confirm booting to the CD. After the Windows XP file setup, the system inquires whether the user wants to set up Windows XP, repair a Windows XP installation using the recovery console, or quit. We chose ‘R’ for repair.

    At the recovery console, we typed ‘chkdsk /r’ to check the consistency and files of the hard drive and to repair any bad sectors. After this, in order to fix the ‘unmountable_boot_volume’ it is necessary to type FIXBOOT. When asked if the user is sure that he/she wants to overwrite the previous boot sector, we typed ‘Y’ and ‘ENTER’.

    Problem solved!

    For more Boston computer repair tips and tricks, stay tuned in to the Boston computer repair blog. For remote or onsite computer repair in over 20 states, visit A+ Mobile PC Doctors on the web at their Onsite Computer Repair Services site.

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