Monthly Archives: August 2007

Vista SP1..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall Leave a comment

It is not the first OS service pack ever, but is eagerly awaited by many as a panacea to all Vista ills. It won’t be, of course, any more than Windows 2000 or Windows XP SP1 was. Windows 2000 saw four service packs in it’s life, and so far there have been two for XP with… Continue reading

AC97 Sound Drivers – Vista 32bit..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall 3 Comments

Just recently, I noticed that sound through my speakers and headset was a little ‘buzzy’. I don’t remember doing anything to make it so, no updates or anything like that but, suddenly listening to music was not a pleasureable experience.  So I set off in search of drivers. The RealTek website is presently sporting version 6243_Vista_APO which,… Continue reading

Vista Updates..

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There are two Vista updates available now in the wild that, at the time of writing, have yet to appear in WU. The two KB’s, 938194 and 938979, cover performance and stability issues, one in particular being file copy/transfer speeds across local drives and networks. Re. copying files, the situation has improved somewhat. My timings are based… Continue reading