Monthly Archives: May 2009

Re. Windows FAQ (the previous article)

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If you didn’t like what I said, or you think that I was nitpicking, consider this. Many PC users have been running XP since it was introduced. I know that there was some resistance at first because it looked different and stuff had been moved about, BUT everything ‘Windows’ was there. A five year active… Continue reading Re. Windows FAQ (the previous article)

Defragmentation – size matters..

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Basically, files fragment because any time a file is edited and bits added either directly by the user or indirectly by the system, the file size may not fit the original saved space. In the case of the Windows filing system, the file will be saved elsewhere or the extra cluster(s) used to hold the… Continue reading Defragmentation – size matters..

Capturing the imagination..

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I have mentioned the need for a killer application which will revitalize Windows. Well, back in 1992, there was just such an animal, and it was one of the first Windows programs which captured the imagination of home computer users. I am talking about a personal information manager made by a small British software company… Continue reading Capturing the imagination..

Windows XP to 7.. Is it time yet?

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I have been preparing an older XP machine for Windows 7 recently, and it brings back memories from 2006/7. In fairness, the machine in question is a good performer running XP, but is in the bottom 20% of desktops according to PCPitsop. The processor is an AMD 1.6 mobile type, memory is 1.25gb, video is… Continue reading Windows XP to 7.. Is it time yet?

Windows 7 RTM’ed by August?

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It’s all here.. http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/default.aspx I wonder how long it will be before Vista is wheeled out to the dumpster. Judging by the content of the above blog, it will be at around the same time that the leaves are falling. I will keep my copy under lock and key. Nobody is taking mine to a… Continue reading Windows 7 RTM’ed by August?

Vista SP2 RTM.. looking both ways

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Uninstalling RC drifted along smoothly, as did installation of the standalone five language RTM. It has taken a couple of days for the system to settle back down, but Vista 64 is running nicely again, and I have no major issues. There are still niggling problems such as windows not retaining view settings but, other… Continue reading Vista SP2 RTM.. looking both ways