Things You Should Know

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Things you should know is a unit of my in-person seminars. I’ve been doing this section for the last three seminars. It struck me that this might be useful information to pass on to you, my blog reader. That being the case, let’s dig into a few of them!

Whenever you type in a website address (URL – Uniform Resouce Locator), you don’t have to worry about capitalization. All website addresses are lowercase. Sometimes, in print, people or organizations will use caps in the website address but they mean nothing.

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Here are the steps in Windows 10 or 11 to discover whether your computer has an HDD or an SSD hard drive.

  • In the search bar located on the taskbar (or right-click on the 4 windows of the Start Menu and choose Search), type dfrgui.
  • When the new window appears, find your hard drive(s) and see whether the labels are HDD or SSD.
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  • Click on the Apple in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Choose “About This Mac.”
  • If “More Info” appears, click that.
  • On the right, scroll down and click on “System Report.”
  • Under “Hardware” on the left, choose “Storage.”
  • On the right, click on the name of the HD.
  • Under “Physical Drive” on the bottom right, find “Medium Type.” You’ll either see HDD or SDD.

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