A collection of IT Skills. An IT Consulting Company in Miami providing onsite & remote support to small businesses. Founded Nicholas M.
A Miami Law firm with a high employee turn-over. Millions of dollars in accounts receivables. Fear of moving to the cloud and trouble sharing case files with two office locations in the State.
The problem: Too much bookkeeping work for one person. One office not having access to case files of the other office. Not being able to quickly cut off ex-employee email access when they left the company.
The solution: We split up the bookkeeping work among a few people in the company by migrating from QuickBooks desktop to Quickbooks online. Quickbooks online allows for easier access to collecting outstanding payments while not being at the same location. We installed 2 network-attached storage devices to host the company files in each location. This gave them the speed of access and a sense of security knowing that the files were hosted locally instead of the cloud. We migrated the email to gsuite which allowed a one-click freeze to any email account at any time.
Required tools: At least an 8gb Usb flash drive https://amzn.to/2QQ2OjR
Step 1. Download Windows Media Creation tool (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10)
Step 2. Run MediaCreationTool.exe
Step 3. Click “Yes” to allow this program to make changes to your computer
Step 4. Click Accept to Applicable notices and terms
Step 5. Click on Create Installation Media and Click Next
Step 6. Click Next on the Language, Architecture, and edition. (This should be fine for most cases)
Step 7. Click USB flash drive then click Next
Step 8. Insert USB Flash Drive. Click on USB flash Drive. Click Next. (Disconnect all USB Flash drives except for the one you will use for Installing Windows. )
Step 9. Click Finish once it says your USB Flash drive is ready.
Step 10. Insert your Windows 10 USB flash install disk into the target computer
Step 11. Boot into USB flash drive by pressing the corresponding function keys for your make & model computer when you power on the computer.
Hot keys for BootMenu / BIOS Settings
You may get your Boot Menu How or your BIOS settings by using special keys.
Below is a list of PC brands with their corresponding hot-keys.
|Manufacturer||Type||Models||Boot Menu||Boot Once||BIOS Key||Change Priority|
|ACER||Esc, F12, F9||Del, F2|
|ACER||netbook||AspireOne, Aspire Timeline||F12||F2|
|ACER||netbook||Aspire v3, v5, v7||F12||The “F12 Boot Menu” must be enabled in BIOS. It is disabled by default.||F2|
|ASUS||netbook||Eee PC 1025c||Esc||F2||Boot Tab, Boot Device Priority, 1st Boot Device, Removable Device, F10|
|COMPAQ||Presario||Esc, F9||F10||BIOS “Advanced Tab”, Boot Order|
|DELL||desktop||Dimension, Inspiron, Latitude||F12||Select “USB Flash Drive”||F2|
|DELL||desktop||Inspiron One 2020, 2305, 2320, 2330 All-In-One||F12||Select “USB Flash Drive”||F2|
|DELL||laptop||Inspiron||F12||Select “USB Storage Device”||F2||Settings->General->Boot Sequence->”USB Storage Device”, then up arrow, [Apply]–[Exit]|
|DELL||laptop||Precision||F12||Select “USB Storage Device” from boot menu||F12|
|HP||generic||Esc, F9||Esc, F10, F1|
|HP||desktop||Media Center||Esc||F10||BIOS “Advanced” tab, Boot Order, Move “USB Device” before “Hard Drive”|
|HP||desktop||Pavilion 23 All In One||Esc||Select boot media from the menu||F10||BIOS “Advanced” tab, Boot Order, Move “USB Device” before “Hard Drive”. For non-UEFI media, disable secure boot and enable legacy support|
|HP||desktop||Pavilion g6 and g7||Esc||F10||BIOS “Advanced” tab, Boot Order, Move “USB Device” before “Hard Drive”|
|HP||desktop||Pavilion HPE PC, h8-1287c||Esc||Then F9 for “Boot Menu”||Esc F10||Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources|
|HP||desktop||Pavilion PC, p6 2317c||Esc||Then F9 for “Boot Menu”||Esc F10||Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources|
|HP||desktop||Pavilion PC, p7 1297cb||Esc||Then F9 for “Boot Menu”||Esc F10||Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources|
|HP||desktop||TouchSmart 520 PC||Esc||Then F9 for “Boot Menu”||Esc F10||Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources|
|HP||laptop||2000||Esc||Select “Patriot Memory” on the Boot Option Menu||Esc|
|HP||notebook||Pavilion||Esc||F10||BIOS “Advanced” tab, Boot Order, Move “USB Device” before “Hard Drive”|
|HP||notebook||ENVY dv6 and dv7 PC||Esc||Then F9 for “Boot Menu”||Esc||F10 Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources|
|LENOVO||desktop||F12, F8, F10||F1, F2|
|LENOVO||laptop||IdeaPad P500||F12 or Fn + F11||F2|
|PACKARD BELL||F8||F1, Del|
|SAMSUNG||netbook||NC10||Esc||F2||Boot Tab, Select “Boot Device Priority”, Press Return, Up/Down to Highlight, F6/F5 to change priority|
|SAMSUNG||ultrabook||Series 5 Ultra and Series 7 Chronos||Esc||F2||Boot Tab, Select “Boot Device Priority”, Press Return, Up/Down to Highlight, F6/F5 to change priority|
|SONY||VAIO, PCG, VGN||F11||F1, F2, F3|
|SONY||VGN Esc||F10||F2||BIOS “BOOT” section, “External Device Boot” enabled|
|TOSHIBA||Protege, Satellite, Tecra||F12||F1, Esc|
A Miami boutique owner has a 10-year-old point of sale system that is no longer supported. Her computers are so old that they might not turn on for the next shift. She is faced with trying to “fix” her current system or invest in a new $10k point of sale system that she will have to learn how to use and do $200,000 worth of inventory from scratch.
The problem: Old technology starting to fail. Expensive upgrades. The high learning curve with a new point of sale system.
The solution: Nerskills IT consulting. Take a complete backup of the server, workstation(POS), and QuickBooks computer. Clone old hard drives to new inexpensive solid-state drives. Upgrade 2 machines from Windows 7 to 10. Move Point of Sale program from the old machine to new. Take server which only works on XP and virtualize it. Savings of $10k and possibly bought 3 to 5 years of time.
Nerdskills IT consulting. A case study of a Miami Boutique
A client moved his business to the home office to cut down on overhead costs. He eliminated all computers except for one. His computer began to be used for his kid’s video games, his home business, and even personal “entertainment”.
The problem: Pop-ups, potentially unwanted programs that appeared out of nowhere, phishing emails asking for his passwords to bank accounts, freezing, nonresponsive pages, and ads everywhere making it virtually impossible to get work done.