The disclaimer.. The newest build, 10074, is now available. This build is named Windows 10 Insider Preview (instead of Technical Preview). We’ve made some UI improvements in this build, and fixed some issues: You can now launch Win32 (desktop) apps from the Start menu again. Music can be downloaded in the Xbox Music and Music… Continue reading Build 10074.. Updated
It’s ok. I guess that I should write a little more, eh. Bearing in mind that the test machine, my NB250, is not used for much at all, the general interface is ok, and I don’t mind the ‘Metro’ tiles. BUT.. The notification area: It needs something to remind the user that it is updating… Continue reading Build 10061..
I am back in business re the Windows 10 preview, It took some effort though. Windows 10 would NOT install as long as the original Wi-fi adapter was installed because the Windows Update supplied Qualcomm driver DOESN’T WORK. So, I had to swap it out for something that Windows 10 did like, and then replace… Continue reading Windows 10 Preview – 10061 is running on the Toshiba NB250..
All done without a hitch? Not exactly.. KB3038314, a cumulative update for IE11, is a source of negative amusement, installing on machines which have been running for a while but not being accepted on freshly installed machines. Why? I have no idea. Any solutions? None that I can find. Apart from that, I have not… Continue reading April Updates and other animals..
It arrived around lunchtime and it didn’t take me too long to insert batteries and get it going. Zut Alors: The mouse pointer was everywhere, and adjusting in SetPoint was not working well at all. Looking into the problem, it fast became obvious why. Unlike the MS Wireless 5000 mouse, this Logitech mouse does NOT… Continue reading The Logitech Marathon M705 mouse..
It first appeared as XP Media Center Edition on high end computers in 2005. At that time, the computer was seen as becoming the central focus of home entertainment, but that was then. I haven’t seen a computer with a ‘tuner’ adapter fitted for some while, and it was that piece of hardware which differentiated… Continue reading Windows Media Center..
.. will displace the M600 which will soon be paired back with the Toshiba Netbook. I say soon but really mean anything up to 21 days because I have bought a replacement for the aging and broken MS Wireless 5000.online. The new mouse: It will be the Logitech Marathon M705 Laser mouse, c/w unifying receiver.… Continue reading My new Logitech mouse ..
The case: Logitech M600 Touch mouse and derivatives.. This is how it looks.. It has the look and feel of a polished beach pebble but, like most polished beach pebbles, it is not designed to fit nicely into a hand. It has a much lower profile than a regular mechanical mouse, so placing one’s hand… Continue reading Design over functionality..
A wrong assumption: For a while now, I have been making a wrong assumption about the ‘number of processors’ setting in MSCONFIG. I honestly believed that it was a throwback or compatibility issue with multi-socket motherboards which used to be more freely available than they are now. In the old days before multi-core CPUs, not… Continue reading MSCONFIG – How many processors..
The Toshiba is now sporting the rather old-fashioned and dull Windows 7 again. It is still ploughing through hundreds of updates which have been accruing since 2009, and I feel quite sad about it. The NB250 is fiercely under-powered and awkward to use, but I think that it deserves better. But all is not lost.… Continue reading My Netbook..
The Windows 10 Toshiba NB250 partnership looks like it may be coming to an end, and with it of course my participation in the Windows 10 Insider program. I will be a little disappointed, but I am not laying blame anywhere. The NB250 never had manufacturer support beyond Windows 7, and I never thought that… Continue reading Windows 10 on the NB250.. More driver issues..
It all started with an update for the Wi-Fi adapter which returned a BSOD stating a problem with athwb.sys. Windows 10 wouldn’t let me beyond this, so I had to look for a repair. Windows 10 wouldn’t let me do that either because it claimed that there was no administrator account, even though the ONLY… Continue reading Windows 10 on the NB250.. It all came crashing down..