My Netbook..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall

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..

Windows 10 on the NB250.. More driver issues..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall

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..

Windows 10 on the NB250.. It all came crashing down..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall

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..

Important Note February 2015..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall

This relates to the problem of getting Windows 7 images since the Microsoft servers are no longer running and to solutions that you can use… What the website says: Important Note February 2015 The download servers msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net, msft.digitalrivercontent.net and azcdn01.digitalrivercontent.net have been taken down, and all Windows OS downloads have been pulled from the Azure… Continue reading Important Note February 2015..

Wi-Fi stuff..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall

The antenna parts I bought for the HP M9500Y desktop have been fitted and are working well. You might remember me telling you how the previous owner of the machine appeared to have cut the original antenna to within around 2cms of the adapter, and that it was doing anything other than working as it… Continue reading Wi-Fi stuff..

Windows 10 – Where is it going?

Published on: Author: Mike Hall

I am batting partly off the article in the link below.. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2896755/microsoft-pledges-to-pick-up-the-windows-10-update-pace.html#tk.rss_all How I see it: Microsoft knows full well what it has to do. Windows 8 left the entire desktop user base in the lurch when it first appeared, having no usable start menu, lots of fairly useless and less than memorable apps (at… Continue reading Windows 10 – Where is it going?

Windows 10 – a Netbook driver issue

Published on: Author: Mike Hall

It’s all about the touchpad this time. The touchpad works fine, in fact everything does, but the Toshiba supplied Windows 7 driver  driver includes an option to disable the touchpad if a USB mouse is connected in Windows 7 but not Windows 10. While other Toshiba supplied Windows 7 drivers have worked, the touchpad driver… Continue reading Windows 10 – a Netbook driver issue