Tag Archive: windows


Author:
Mike Adams
05/29/2012

Just bought yourself a brand new PC laptop with an NVIDIA with Optimus graphics card, and looking forward to doing some gaming or even watching some movies in High Definition? You start things up, but things don’t look exactly like they should. Your game winds up running at 15 frames a second, or your movie is choppy and always seems to be buffering. Well, with the NVIDIA with Optimus graphics card, you must tell programs when to run the onboard graphics (usually an Intel chip), or with your dedicated graphics card (the NVIDIA). Watch the video that NVIDIA posted on just how to do that right after the break.

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Windows 8 Preview

Author:
Mike Adams
05/07/2012

It only seems like a short time ago when Microsoft cast off the shackles of Windows Vista and introduced the world to Windows 7. It was a glorious day for many, security, stability and everything that makes Windows great was back. It ran smoother, it ran faster, it required the same system requirements, and it just plain ran. While Windows 7 is an incredible OS, it will soon be time for consumers to decide if they want to upgrade or keep their current OS. The new OS is due out later this year and Microsoft looks to be making some radical changes with Windows 8. Watch the video after the break for a sneak peak at just how big those changes are, starting with the interface.

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UC Davis TechTalk Episode Fifteen

Author:
Mike Adams
08/26/2011

Why would you purchase your Mac or PC at the UC Davis Bookstore TechHub? Mike Adams explains how your shopping impacts the University.

UC Davis TechTalk Episode Fourteen

Author:
Mike Adams
05/27/2011

It is graduation time again, and in this episode, Mike Adams talks about the graduation specials that the TechHub has. Also, he tackles a very common question gets thrown around the shop quite a bit. “How do you install Parallels and Windows on a Mac?” Find out in this episode of TechTalk.

TechTalk Q&A Time #3

Author:
Mike Adams
05/06/2011

You have questions, we have answers!

You have questions, we have answers!

Welcome to another TechTalk Q&A session. We have a small backlog of questions that have been asked of us so let’s take a look at some of them right after the break.

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TechTalk Q&A Time #2

Author:
Mike Adams
10/20/2010

You have questions, we have answers!

You have questions, we have answers!

Hey everyone! Welcome back to Davis. The Fall 2010 quarter is upon us and all the craziness that was rush has died down. Out of that madness, we received a couple of questions that I thought should be answered on the TechTalk blog. So check them out after the break.

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Author:
Mike Adams
05/11/2010

Mathcad 13 on Vista???

Mathcad 13 on Vista???

I will be honest, while we sold the student license version of Mathcad 13 at the TechHub, I really don’t think many of us…all right, more like any of us…really knew much about the product. We know it is used for mathematical analysis, but that is pretty much the extent of our knowledge. But one question kept popping up here that we figured we should probably look into because it was being asked a lot. “Will Mathcad 13 run on Vista?”

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Kyle’s Cheaper Alternative for May 2010

Author:
Mike Adams
05/06/2010

Acer Aspire One D250 (Black)

Acer Aspire One D250 (Black)

This month for our Cheaper Alternative, we are revisiting one we have previously done back in July of 2009. This month we are spotlighting the Acer Aspire One D250 again. The reason for this is because we were able to get a special deal on these machines. Normally they retail for $349 or so, but the TechHub has them for you this month at only $299!

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UC Davis TechTalk Episode Nine

Author:
Mike Adams
01/21/2010

In this episode, Andrew answers another one of our most frequently asked questions, “How do I speed up my computer?” He shows you how to clean up that Windows PC so it will run like a champ.

Last Minute Gift Guide at the TechHub 2009

Author:
Mike Adams
12/21/2009

The Holidays at the TechHub

The Holidays at the TechHub

Finals are over and the stress of school is gone for a few weeks. Now is the time to pack up and head home during this period to visit the family for the holidays. That’s when it hits you, “I never did any holiday shopping. What am I going to do?” And let’s face it, as a college student you probably don’t have much disposable income lying around to purchase these gifts with. So why don’t you just head over to the UC Davis Bookstore TechHub and put those gifts on your student account. And while you are there, pick something up for yourself and tell the folks it was a book you needed for class…

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