Friday, September 18, 2009

Office 2007 – A total steal for students only


Office 2007 for 59.95 for eligible college students till 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time on December 31, 2010

  • Access® 2007
  • Excel® 2007
  • InfoPath® 2007
  • Groove® 2007
  • OneNote® 2007
  • Outlook® 2007 with Business Contact Manager *(see Obtaining Software below)
  • PowerPoint® 2007
  • Publisher 2007
  • Word 2007

Can also purchase Visio Pro 2007 fro 55.95

Windows 7 – Too sweet to pass up. Deal for College Students


For a limited time, eligible college students can get the sweetest deal on Windows 7 - for only $29.99 USD. That’s less than most of your textbooks! Hurry -- offer ends January 3, 2010 at 12:00 am CST.

Snippets from the FAQ:

Which edition of Windows 7 can I purchase?

This offer applies to the Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional editions. You can compare these editions and learn more here.

How many copies of Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional can I order?

Eligible students are allowed to purchase one copy of either Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional from the online store.

What is the difference between what I can purchase from the online store versus in a retail store?

You can only take advantage of this special offer through the official promotion website. There is no difference between the Windows 7 software you will install from the online store versus in retail stores. However, if you need to perform a custom (clean) install on your PC, we recommend you purchase the back-up DVD.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BIOS Password reset on Toshiba Satellite A105


Tonight neighbor called and said all of a sudden her Toshiba Satellite A105 had a BIOS password that she did not create.

Went to Google and searched for ‘new Toshiba bios password after reboot’ and the ninth one down was:

which explained how to reset the bios password with a paperclip, tho I ended up using a basic key ring to jumper the x and y solder points to short out the password:

1. Take out the battery and unplug it.

2. Remove keyboard bezel
Keyboard bezel is the plastic cover piece above the keyboard where you
are able to find out the speakers. Simply remove it. To get the
plastic holding back clips to take it loose is a little hard. But if
you are careful, you can use a little screw driver and slowly pry
between the two screen mounts. You could also use a paper clip with a
little 1/8″ bend at tip to do this. Once these three holding clips
have come free the others are reasonably easy to crop up. Just be
patient and do it slowly. Once the keyboard bezel is off the next
steps going easy.

3. Remove screw on the keyboard.
There are two screws that apparent when the bezel has been moved out.
These screw has a function to keep the keyboard stay in base. Lift the
keyboard up from the screw side and the holding clips at the front of
the keyboard will lift out. Once the keyboard is open you’ll have to
either allow it linked, just turned of to the side, or unplug it from
the motherboard. The keyboard cable connection has a black clip on the
top of it. Just bring this clip up a little and the keyboard cable
will slide out. The keyboard cable doesn’t have a fixed connector, but
is merely a ribbon that is contained place by the black clip along the
top of the keyboard cable connector.

4. Remove the wireless card.
Wireless card is the single card available at this place. Release clip
of the metal spring clips tied in. And then move card across to
disclose field below card. You don’t need to unplug the wires
connected to card.

5. Directly you’ll see C88 clearly labeled right beside the jack that
the wireless card plugs into. There are two little solder squares in
around 1/16″ at this location. At this place plug the power adapter to
your Satellite A105-S4014 again.

Use paper clip to release two solder squares at label C88, plyers to
bend a 1/8″ long “L” and then “scuffed” up the paperclip with the
teeth of the pliers. Do it carefully, the paperclip sustained a
varnish coating on it and didn’t adequately conduct electricity. Hold
it in place on these two solder contact squares once you’ve your
paperclip assemble. If you’re done, boot your Toshiba Satellite
A105-S4014 or similar laptop.

6. Your Toshiba Satellite A105-S4014 should boot right up and bypass
the bios password, which is now reset or erased.


--Big Thanks out to