A ‘Cure all’ alternative..

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What program cleans up all in the list below: Downloaded Program files Temporary Internet files Offline webpages Office setup files Recycle bin Setup Log files System Error Memory Dump files System error Minidump files Temporary files Thumbnails Per User archived Windows error reporting System Queued Windows error reporting Removes all but the last Restore Point […]

64bit + Canon Lide 30 + Vuescan 8.5

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It works, and I should be really pleased, and I was until I clicked on ‘Purchase now’. There are two versions of Vuescan: standard or professional. Pricing is essentially half the price of a new scanner, or almost full price of a new scanner. To offset the cost, I believe that you get a five […]

Internet Explorer 8

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.. is finally RTM, and despite some saying that it still has bugs, it works for me. In fact, in 64bit guise, it works extremely well for me, but then all I want to do is browse with it. The compatibility button (to the left of ‘refresh’) seems to work with website pages which seem […]

Defragging..

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I had recently installed Diskeeper Pro Premier 2009 on a 32bit installation of Vista Ultimate, but set it for manual rather than automatic defragmentation because I felt that it was interfering in normal operation. Since then, I have installed Vista Ultimate 64bit and re-installed Diskeeper 2009. I have to tell you that it works very […]

Reputable anti-Malware solutions..

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Antivirus Avira – AVG – Avast – Kapersky – ESET NOD32 Antispyware Spybot S&D – Malwarebytes – SuperAntiSpyware OK, there are others BUT The decent ones never produce unsolicited popups which warn of multiple infections UNLESS you have one of the above installed.. Neither do they appear as ads every time that you go to any […]

Internet Service Provider Mail

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When you sign up with an ISP, you will be given an e-mail ID too. It will look something like this: a.n.other@ISP name.com .. If in Canada, .ca, in the UK, .co.uk, in Australia, .au and so on. I always use my ISP mail account as my primary mail in/mail out box because it looks […]

A new USB keyboard and mouse?

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If you buy a new OEM computer these days, it will most likely come supplied with a USB keyboard and mouse. It wasn’t always this way. Early IBM clone computers used a 5 pin DIN port for the keyboard and a 9 pin ‘D’ serial port for the mouse. These were replaced by the IBM […]

Vista 64 drivers – my Canon Lide scanner..

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I have been thinking about options today and I have three. None of them are too good, but I will save anything up to $110. Option 1. Use a KVM switch attached to a computer which will run the scanner Pro’s: It would work.. Cons: I don’t have a KVM switch which works with a […]

The Crow Dilemma..

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A few days ago, I wrote about 64bit Vista and losing the use of my scanner, an aging yet still cute Canon Lide 30. Well, after having used my 32bit Vista installation since November 17, 2006, I have finally thrown in the towel. It was taking longer than it should to boot up, and the […]

Vista 64 and Vantec Nexstar USB IDE enclosures..

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It took me a day or two to figure out why Vista 64 would not see my USB enclosure. It has a WD 80gb IDE drive installed in it, and the jumper was set to slave. It seems that 32bit does not really care where the jumper is, but Vista 64 likes to see the jumper […]

Vista 64 drivers..

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Whenever I have mentioned anything about installing a 64bit OS and compatibility, some have been very quick to say “no compatibility problems here’ What they actually mean is that all motherboard devices are detected. In some cases, drivers for peripheral devices are available, especially if the devices are NEW models. Apart from the desktop combo, […]


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