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We’ve moved to larger offices!

Mullarky Business Systems has moved to larger offices at this location: Mullarky Business Systems, LLC 11933 W Burleigh St Suite 204 Wauwatosa, WI 53222 It’s on Burleigh, just West of Hwy 45, across the street from Lowe’s and the JC Penney outlet. Feel free to stop in and check out the new office – just […]

Backup Exec upgrade available – often free (if you already paid for it!)

Backup Exec 2012 Symantec has released  Backup Exec 2012, the latest version of their industry-leading data backup solution. The new version has a number of interesting features, but the one that interests me the most is “P2V Recovery”.  That stands for “physical to virtual”.  This means your entire server can be restored as a “virtual […]

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Solid State Drives

One of the most common hardware failures is the hard drive. Unfortunately, when the hard drive fails, it can mean that ALL of your data is gone. There are ways to get some or all of the data back, but they’re VERY expensive. Hard drives can also limit performance. Reading data from a hard drive […]

Mullarky. What’s In a Name?

Yes, my name is Mullarky, and yes, I’m familiar with the expression “Full of Mularkey”. So what’s up with the name anyway? Well, it’s an Irish name, though not a popular one. If you go to Irish Fest and they’re selling things with Irish surnames, you won’t find Mullarky. You may find Malarkey, and even that […]

Springtime!

In Springtime, a young man’s fancy turns to…. Drag Racing! I’m one of those annoying people who actually like snow. I like to snowmobile and downhill ski. This winter was very disappointing. Even so, I’m loving our early Spring weather. My friends and I are using Springtime to get our cars ready for summer. We’re […]

Beware Of Outlook Autofill

When I upgrade some one’s computer, I always have them try it out for a while while I’m still there. Occasionally, someone will say that their Outlook Contacts are gone. Well, if you’re using Outlook all of your data is stored in a single PST file, or in an Exchange mailbox. As long as I’ve imported the […]

Here Comes Windows 8

Windows XP was introduced in 2001. A lot of people are still using Windows XP. It’s eleven years old now, and that’s a long time in the world of computers. Since then, we’ve had Windows Vista, which never caught on (for good reason). Next came Windows 7, which I like a lot. Now, Microsoft is developing Windows […]

The Wayback Machine

If “The Wayback Machine” doesn’t ring a bell, it’s a reference to Sherman and Peabody cartoons. You know, from Rocky and Bullwinkle… Yeah, I’m that old. I work with a few machine shops.  Most machines are run by a computer.  While it’s expected that a machine will last for decades, the attached computer rarely ages as […]

Legacy Software – Hanging On To That Old Program

Recently, I ran into a client who had a computer in a machine shop. The legacy software on this computer was written when Windows XP was new, and would NOT run on Windows 7. We tried using “XP Mode”, which is a virtual machine that you can download from Microsoft. To make a long story short, […]

Malware

“Malware” is an all-encompassing term used to describe any malicious program. In years past, viruses were the big threat. Viruses would actually infect a floppy disk and the files contained on it. By just inserting the floppy disk, you could infect your hard drive. I have not seen a virus of this type in years, […]