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 […]

Windows 7 FAQ..

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Round colorful thingummybobber here: 1.. Where is the START button? We believe that the START button was far too recognizable as a feature of XP, and so we decided to give it a new look. Also, we wanted to make it more of a challenge for support people to give a description of what you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Software is the scapegoat..

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Some recent quotes I have seen.. “Too bad they won’t offer those of us with Vista a free upgrade. I guess if I’d lived in the right time period, I’d have bought an Edsel, too.” “IT SAID WINDOWS XP 7 IS COMING MAYBE IN THE FALL. IT WONT BE SOON ENOUGH. VISTA JUST SUCKS, SORRY” […]

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 […]

Free doesn’t cut it..

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It is easy to see why Ubuntu & Co. does no good. If something is given away for free, the general perception is that the product is crap. If a Microsoft operating system was offered at half the regular price, more people would buy it than would download Ubuntu or PC Linux. For some, obtaining […]

LCD Monitors

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For the last two or three years, I have used a 19” LCD monitor as my primary display alongside an 18” Dell P990. Three months ago, the LCD monitor started to play up. It would lose colour brightness occasionally, but one day decided it was not going to display anything at all. The common thinking […]

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 […]

High End? Not exactly..

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‘Mike’s Window’ is written in Windows Live Writer which is running in Vista 64. This is the OS which everybody loves to hate. I do have Windows 7 64bit  RC installed too but I prefer Vista. This is my production PC.. Biostar T6100-939. AMD 64 3500+ (single core), 4 x1gb Kingston value RAM, MSI nVidia […]

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 […]


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