How-To: I Love CCleaner. | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 in Apps and Software · 1 Comment

I love CCleaner from Piriform.

CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure.

It keeps my computer clean. I try to run it about once or twice a week; especially if I’m downloading new and testing new programs.

Registry Utility

I use the built-in registry cleaner to clear out the crap that I don’t need. The registry retains a lot of information when you’re installing and uninstalling programs. Sometimes when you uninstall a program, it can leave a lot of crap behind. The registry cleaner in CCleaner clears out that crap.

Startup Utility

Quite a few programs like to load on computer Start-Up. That can be a headache to wait for. Removing the programs that you don’t use often from the computer Start-Up can speed up your computer. It’s a great feeling when you can start your computer and you can do what you need to do without waiting long.

  • Grab CCleaner here.

How-To: Gateway Recovery – ALT + F10 | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Monday, August 30th, 2010 in Girl Geek · 0 Comments

If you’ve got a Gateway, and malware *due to your pr0n surfing* has gotten you to the point where you don’t care whether you can save anything, and you’d rather just restore it to factory settings, go ahead and run Gateway eRecovery.

If you do NOT have Gateway eRecovery installed, hit and hold F8 to get to Advanced Boot Tools to Boot your PC in Safe Mode WITHOUT Networking. Save your important files, and then reboot again. This time use ALT + F10 to get your recovery options.

If you’ve got a bootleg version of Windows Vista (God Forbid) or Windows 7, go ahead and pop that bootleg disk in and click “Install Now” to install a clean version of Windows. It’ll save your old files in a windows.old directory for you to access and/or delete later. SCORE.

I’ll write some Malware Quick Tips soon…

w00t w00t!

I am NOT my PC. I’m nicer. | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

Windows 7 Ultimate - Reinstall
· Thursday, February 4th, 2010 in Girl Geek · 2 Comments

I am NOT my PC. I’m nicer…because my PC was on that BULLSkee this week.

On Tuesday, it decided to FAIL when I uninstalled iTunes.

I had to uninstall iTunes because it was not sending my Nike+ iPod information to


Anyways, Wednesday rolled around and then my laptop decided to not boot up AT ALL. *eye roll*

So I spent a good majority of Wednesday trying to re-load Windows 7.

However, this time, I installed Windows 7 Ultimate. And THIS time, I actually hacked it to disable the Activation Check.
Luckily, I was able to backup all of my files while it was doing what it was doing, and I spent a few hours deleting the stuff in windows.old/ directory because not all of it had the Courtney permissions. *Damn you, TrustedInstaller*…

But … all seems to be better…

Now…lemme go find some wood to knock on.

x0x0, Boon

Windows 7 bka Windows Mojo Jojo. | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 in Girl Geek · 3 Comments
Windows 7 Ultimate - Reinstall

Windows 7 Ultimate - Reinstall

I’m doing it…
I’m installing Windows 7.
I know I said I wouldn’t…but…
Ech. I spent 6 hours downloading the torrent. Lol.
And backups work…so…why not.
Glutton for punishment. Much.

Ill let you know how it goes.

Mojave Experiment: Pray for Mojo | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 in Girl Geek · 5 Comments

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the Mojave Experience…yep…”Experience”.

I referred to the Mojave Experience as Mojo Jojo

Well, I found this shirt while I was browsing one of my favorite t-shirt sites and I had to buy it…

So…let’s say a silent prayer for Windows Vista and their WACK ass Mojave Experience.

*head bowed – left hand up to Jesus*

Nope…didn’t work…

Repackaged Vista still sucks.

Anyways, I’ve done my running around for the day and will be MIA until Monday probably.

Monday is my birthday. *just one more time for the nation*

We’ll be boarding a plane tonight headed for Mississippi – to be at Jackson State’s Homecoming activities.

(UPDATE:) I was hood winked and bamboozled into thinking that I was going to the Homecoming game…

I’ll post photos when we’re back.


The Mojave “Experience” | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Sunday, September 14th, 2008 in Girl Geek · 11 Comments

Yeah yeah yeah…

I know it’s Mojave Experiment

Well…NOW I do…

But I didn’t before…*because I could pretty much care LESS* and so now, whenever someone types in MojaveExperience… *all one word* …my website comes up.


Maybe Microsoft should have came up with a shorter no-fail name. How bout THAT.

Okay, so while I have an audience…let me just say…

Windows Vista sucks!

I feel compelled to reiterate what folks have been saying since Microsoft released this wack, sub-par product…Windows Vista should not have been released. And no matter what way you package it…whether it’s Mojave Experiment or Mojave Experience or the Mojo Jojo Experience, the crap will continue to suck. The licensing sucks, the UAC sucks…and I don’t even want to talk about what you did to my router when you were first brought into my proud little networking environment. The mere flashbacks make me want to drop kick this laptop. *But I gotta work tomorrow … so let me not*

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