MT. Tom Holyoke, MA is now a state reservation antenna farm that used to be a sky resort and popular amusement park it closed in 1998.
The amount of antennas that have gone up since the closing has been enormous. The Massachusetts Green high Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) in Holyoke, MA uses some antennas for communications.
I was on top of the mountain a few months ago and it is being kept extremely secure. Maybe the reason environmentalists wanted to increase the endangered rattail snack population in 2017 was to keep the public away. Their is a colony of timber rattail snacks living on MT. Tom as of 2021.mtara.org
Windows 11 arrived October 5, 2021 and the talk is good, so far. I am happy to say there is a TMP or PPT work around, this means computers as old as 11 years can run Windows 11 with no problems. Drives for older hardware seem to be getting the correct drivers from Windows updates. Produce keys from older operating systems seem to be able to activate Windows 11 with no problems.
This work around is not a crack, it is just a settings change in the BIOS and or registry depending on how old the computer is. TMP type chips are encryption security chips built onto the motherboard. As long as you do not give outside people access to your computer and you do not use pirated software their should not be to much of a security concern, but you will need to be a little careful running Windows 11 with out these add security chips.
I highly recommend backing up your personal data and doing a clean installation of Windows 11, not an upgrade. This is important to make sure problems in Windows 10 or 7 do not carry over to the Windows 11 installation. All in all most technician will always advise a clean installation of an operating system is always the best way to go and I can do this for you if need be. This would also be a good time to upgrade to a solid state hard drive (SSD) if your computer does not already have one. I have a lot of these types of hard drives in stock at below average prices.
I can upgrade any computer to Windows 11 for around $50. please give me a call if you have questions and are interested in putting Windows 11 onto your computer.
Installing older versions of Microsoft Windows
The Windows 10 upgrade has been problematic for most people. The two biggest reasons for this is not doing a clean install and preexisting malware or viruses being carried over from the previous operating system.
I have preformed hundreds of Windows 10 OS upgrades for people who are having problems. The cost is usually around $50, and takes less then one day, if your computer is completely jammed up or frozen because of this update I can fix it fast.
A lot of people are worried about whether they should be using Windows XP, I use XP everyday and can not live with out it. I need it because my favorite software works best with it. I am tired of upgrading to the latest thing only to find out it is a lousy peace of software.
As long as anti-virus and anti-malware software is up to date and you have the latest Windows XP updates there is not to much to worry about. As far as I can tell Windows has not ended support for XP, I am still getting updates on a weekly basis? if these updates do really ever stop, I am not to worried about it. XP is the most popular OS in the world, over 30 percent of all computers in the world use XP, this is the biggest percentage of any one OS, XP is not going anywhere anytime soon.
People who like XP and want to upgrade and continue using XP should only upgrade to Windows 7 Professional, not Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 8.1. Windows 7 Professional has something called XP mode, which allows your pc to work as a virtual machine, you can run Windows 7 Professional and Windows XP Professional at the same time on the same pc, I absolutely love this feature. Windows 8 does not use virtualization and uses hyper-V which does not support XP mode, however, hyper-V will allow Windows 8.1 Professional to run Windows 7, which then can run XP mode. It is very easy to run all three operating systems at the same time on one hard drive partition.
Review of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 - July 7, 2014
I have a mixed opinion about Windows 8 and now 8.1, I understand it is more stable then Windows 7, however It took me months before I started to get used to it. I was very frustrated in the beginning and did not use it a lot, as more and more people started bring in their Windows 8 computers in for servicing, I had to become formularized with it. Once I started to understand how to configure the new start screen I feel in love with it, now Windows 8.1 is my operating system of choice. It is the same operating system as Windows 7 and Windows XP, it just has a ton of new features, this means more eye candy for your buck.
One of the things I like most about Windows 8.1 is it does a good job at supporting older software programs. I think it does a better job at this then Windows 7, older Microsoft Office programs work better for me with Windows 8.1 then with Windows 7. Older Macromedia or Adobe software such as Photo Shop and Dream Weaver work fine for me with Windows 8.1. People that need to use DOS are able to use DOS Box 0.74 with no problem.
Windows 8 is not the same as Windows 8.1, 8.1 was labeled a service pack update, however it is more like a new operating system reinstallation. People that are using Windows 8 should simply go to the Windows Store and upgrade to the free version Windows 8.1. This new updated OS will have all the features needed to configure the new Windows start screen to work the way you want. People can configure the start screen to look and feel like Windows 7 without having to use gimmicky third party software. It is easy to turn off all the unwanted advertising and it is easy to make the Windows desktop the default navigation system. The new Windows tiles can be completely turned off at start up and everything can go back to the old way of Window 7 and XP, however I like the new system better, give it a try before changing it back to the traditional navigation display.
There are two versions of the Windows 8.1 operating system (OS) Home Premium and Professional, the Home Premium version usually comes preinstalled when buying a retail computer at a big box store. I recommend upgrading to the professional version, it has a lot more networking abilities and offers total hard drive encryption. Hyper-V is a new technology that is also available in the professional version, it allows two operating systems to run side by side at the same time, you can run Windows 7 or any version of Linux when running Windows 8.1 professional. If this sounds like something you would never get into, you would be surprised, people are becoming more and more tech savvy everyday and this is a feature we all might be using someday. The upgrade package costs $100 and includes Windows media center which turns your computer into a cable box that can record live TV along with other things.
Upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1
Windows 8 computers should be upgraded to 8.1 otherwise they will not work right. Upgrading the Operating System is not easy, some people find it maddening, the best thing to do is make sure you buy a computer with 8.1 preinstalled. There is no easy way to explain how to upgrade the OS, however I can upgrade the OS. It is a long process and will cost $50 to $80, depending on whether people need data back up service.
People that want to try to upgrade their own OS need to first install all the updates for Windows 8 first, then go to the Windows store and click on the Windows 8.1 update. Now its time to be really patient, 6 to 12 hours patient, do not turn off the PC or try to do anything on it, just wait. If you have malware or viruses on the PC it will not automatically upgrade, also make sure to turn off any anti-virus protection before upgrading and unplug all devices, like printers and ext...
Tips: Make sure the PC is set to the right time zone and time, disable all background apps or programs.
Once 8.1 is installed things start to get better, people are able to make the Windows environment or GUI more like Windows 7 or XP which means they will finally be able to get some work done.
Antec computer cases are used in the custom built computers I make for my clients. These high performance computer cases are known for both there gaming and professional power user abilities. High quality high output Antec power supplies 350 to 1000 watts assure proper pc component protection. Long life Steal ball bearing fan motors and high grade Aluminum or Steal construction make this the perfect desktop computer case for any computer build.
Inside, Massachusetts Green High Performance Computer Center (MGHPCC) Located 100 Bigelow St, Holyoke, MA 01040 This is the 2012 Construction of the data center. The public is welcomed to tour this hug state of the art data center on weekends. People must call in advance, easy to make arrangements and free to visit.