SelfGeek Guru is LIVE!

May 25, 2011 By: Rich Pryor Category: Uncategorized

Actually, it’s been live for a couple hours but I forgot to come post here!

Go check it out – for a few days you can save almost 50%. The release to the general public starts in a couple weeks but for a very limited time I’m letting my customers and subscribers get a great deal – go check it out!

By the way, thanks to everyone for the wonderful emails! You all are the best, and it’s really a pleasure to create these products for you.


SelfGeek Guru PreLaunch, today at 11:00am CST!

May 25, 2011 By: Rich Pryor Category: Uncategorized

Today is the the day!

At 11:00am, it goes live!! You’re not going to want to miss this!

Slight Delay…next Wednesday at 11:00am!

May 16, 2011 By: Rich Pryor Category: SelfGeek Guru

SelfGeek Guru is ready to go, but I am going to have to put it off until next week! Sorry for the delay, but I want this to be perfect when it goes out the door, so out of an abundance of caution…we’ll see you next Wednesday at 11:00am!

Thanks, Rich

SelfGeek Guru PreLaunch starts Monday!

May 13, 2011 By: Rich Pryor Category: Internet, Videos, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

I’m excited to annouce the first two modules of SelfGeek Guru, SelfGeek Tune-Up and SelfGeek Malware911 will be available exclusively in a PreLaunch starting on Monday!

I have worked on this for countless hours over the past four months.SelfGeek Guru has seven modules with over 500 pages, hours and hours of videos…I’ll post more on Sunday, click the video below for more!!

*Video:selfgeek guru - coming monday 5/16!

SelfGeek Guru PreLaunch Next Week!

May 06, 2011 By: Rich Pryor Category: Internet, Videos, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Hi everyone,

You may have noticed the website and blog haven’t been updated much lately…I’ve been laying low for the past couple months because I’ve been hard at work on my newest product – SelfGeek Guru!

Yes…this is the Windows 7 product! (Don’t worry XP and Vista users…you’re covered in there too…) I’m almost ready to release it in prelaunch to my existing customers, so get ready next week!

Whew – I’m exhausted…this product is MUCH larger and more extensive than anything else I’ve ever written. It covers EVERYTHING I could possibly think of. I took a canopener and opened up my brain and spilled everything I knew into this one. It is going to be at least THREE times more extensive that Computer Secrets Unleashed. I haven’t added up how many hours of videosyet, but…it’s big.

I’ll have more next week…but get ready! And of course there will be some fantastic savings for all of you since we’re in prelaunch! (The price will go WAY up when I release it to the general public…)

I hope everyone has a great Mother’s Day weekend…my wife told me I’m not allowed to touch a computer until Monday again. 🙂


I’m Releasing Some Free Windows Videos!

March 07, 2011 By: Rich Pryor Category: Videos

Hi everyone, hope you had a great weekend…it was beautiful in Texas and we had a spontaneous dinner party last night – it was fun but yuch – now it’s Monday! 🙂

I’ve been working hard on CSU 2011, and almost have the Malware911 module completed… we’re going on Spring Break next week but I’ll TRY to get it done…no promises! BUT I do have a surprise for you today…I’m going to start publishing the videos that came in Computer Secrets Unleashed 2009 edition. The first five are on the Videos page, and I’ll put some more up later in the week. These are early videos (some of the first I did) but you can see how cool it is to learn visually!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy them. Drop me a line and tell me what YOU would like to see me make a video of!

Cheers, Rich

Speccy is the Best System Information Tool!

February 28, 2011 By: Rich Pryor Category: Software

I just wrote a new FAQ on Speccy, a great little system information tool from Piriform. I used to like Belarc Advisor for this, but Speccy is lightweight, has a portable version for your USB key, and lets you post a “system snapshot” so someone helping you remotely is able to see you hardware configuration. Too cool!!

Best System Information Tool – Speccy

Check it out! And don’t forget about the limited time offer on Computer Training Unleashed – only $17 for the next few days!

Cheers, Rich

I’ve got Spring Fever! (Computer Training Unleashed – $17!)

February 25, 2011 By: Rich Pryor Category: Uncategorized

Happy Friday all,

Well since I busted my butt getting the videos re-hosted after the server crash, I thought I’d run a crazy sale on them. We’re back to less-than-prelaunch pricing. AND, I put an extra offer on there – for another $10 I’ll let you GIVE THEM away to your friends, family, and co-workers. Crazy, huh? Go check it out now, this won’t last long…

Computer Training Unleashed

That’s it for now…I’ve got a blog post coming tomorrow with some good stuff in it!

Cheers, Rich

Welcome Back!

February 24, 2011 By: Rich Pryor Category: Uncategorized

Just a quick note – I wanted to welcome back all the users who I was able to reconnect with after the server crash. In the past few days I’ve sent several thousand of you an apology note…you were buyers of my products but the autoresponder I had you in had crashed. I had to (manually) put the list together from my fulfillment system, and then re-import it into new autoresponders, and recreate all the messages, rehost the videos….it was a good three day project. UGH.

But it was worth it, because all you fine folks are back on the board! Here’s the latest to catch you up:

I’m working hard on Computer Secrets Unleashed 2011 (Windows 7 Edition). It is going to have at least six different modules: SelfGeek TuneUp, SelfGeek Backup, Malware911, Web Safety Guide, A Printing Module, and a Networking module…which I don’t have clever names for yet. 🙂 I think each one will be available in a “Basic” edition, which will be free, and then a “Professional” edition with lots more details and including videos. And if you get the whole collection, you’ll save a bunch of money and it will collectively be known as CSU 2011.

Give me your thoughts on that below!

Also, Computer Training Unleashed is (finally) rehosted at Amazon AWS, so it isn’t going down again!! And to celebrate, I’m going to run a special on that for those of you who don’t own it…including something I’ve never even heard of anyone doing. This is pretty crazy but…I’m going to let you share it with your friends and family! More details on that, probably tomorrow.

Anyway – Welcome back, and please post a comment below!

Windows 7 – Service Pack 1 – Should You Install?

February 24, 2011 By: Rich Pryor Category: Windows 7

Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 is finally (officially) available as of yesterday. It’s been floating around the torrentsphere for several weeks, but the official version is now available at the Microsoft download site and through Windows Update. If you decide to download it, the files you need are:

  • windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe (for Windows 7 32 bit)
  • windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe (for Windows 7 64 bit or Server 2008 R2)

But, should you install it?

I’m surprised I’m saying this but – not necessarily! There is no reason NOT to install it, however. Like Windows 7 itself, Service Pack 1 has been thoroughly vetted and should give you no problems if you do. (It appears the code has been final since last November, in fact.) The the flip side is – there really isn’t that much IN Service Pack 1 to compel you to upgrade! Check out this feature list:

  • Added support for AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions)…if you have some app that relies heavily on floating point instructions, you might care.
  • Fixed a problem with XPS printing. (Who uses XPS printing?)
  • Fixed a bug with HDMI Audio disabling after a reboot.
  • Fixed a bug on “Restore previous folders at login” where they were i the wrong spot.
  • This one is actually kinda cool: if you use Remote Desktop Connection between to Win7 machines, and install SP1 on both, you’ll get a much higher definition connection now … better graphics etc.

…But that’s it! So my advice is, wait for the bandwidth rush to die down. Wait a couple weeks to make sure no last-minute bugs pop up, and then either download it (above) or go to Windows Update and get it there.

Start -> All Programs -> Windows Update -> Important Updates -> Put a check next to “Windows 7 Service Pack 1” -> Click OK
(By the way, notice it is only a 44MB download if you do it this way!)

Kudos to Microsoft for putting out a great operating system in Windows 7 (and let’s face it, they owed us after the Vista debacle), such that the release of the first Service Pack, which is normally a BIG deal, is pretty much a yawner.