Monthly Archives: March 2007

Do you need Vista?

Published on: Author: Mike Hall 1 Comment

A good question, and the answer is a resounding ‘YES’. Increased security is a must these days. Forget the older operating systems. Windows 3.1 and 95 are no longer relevant. Most home users of these operating systems never connected to the outside world. If anything was installed, it was done from a 5.25 or 3.5… Continue reading

Vista and Gateway Support..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall Leave a comment

Every morning, I look through various RSS feeds, news and technical, and then I ‘hit’ the MS public newsgroups. News is often soul destroying, technical sometimes goes way over my head, and newsgroup material is it’s usual baffling self, a combination of plaintiff cries for help and complete BS. RSS feeds aside, this is what… Continue reading

Canon Lide and Vista..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall 18 Comments

Canon have now released an official Vista driver and ToolBox for the venerable Lide 30 (and all of the Lide range). The earlier XP drivers and ToolBox actually worked in Vista, and I notice that the version numbers for Vista and XP drivers are the same. However, it is reassuring to have ‘official’ Vista drivers… Continue reading

Microsoft Wireless Mouse and Keyboard revisited..

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There is an optional update in Windows Update.. these are the details off of my own computer.. take a look at the URLs..     Microsoft – Other Hardware – HID Non-User Input Data Filter   Installation date: ‎06/‎02/‎2007 10:57   Installation status: Successful   Update type: Optional   Microsoft Other Hardware sofware update released… Continue reading

Windows Live Messenger 8.1 (beta)

Published on: Author: Mike Hall 1 Comment

Vista users seem to be experiencing problems with Windows Live Messenger 8.1. From what I can gather, it is attributable to two things; DEP and Adobe Flash. So, what to do next.. Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet has this on her website..   The Microsoft-suggested workaround: 1. Uninstall Flash Player (Click Start->Control Panel->Uninstall a Program,… Continue reading