Monthly Archives: August 2009

Classic menu issue revisited – Part One

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I think that I am beginning to understand one of the reasons why the Windows 7 Start Menu/Taskbar defaults to the way it is. Touch screen usability The oversized, widely spaced icons on the taskbar and in the Start box all point to ease of use on a touch screen. OK, fair enough, but how… Continue reading Classic menu issue revisited – Part One

The Vista Lifecycle and effects on the end user..

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In case you don’t already know: Mainstream support for Business and Enterprise versions of Microsoft Windows Vista will end on April 10th, 2012 Extended support for Business and Enterprise versions of Microsoft Windows Vista will end on November 11, 2017 Mainstream support for Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Microsoft Windows Vista will… Continue reading The Vista Lifecycle and effects on the end user..

nVidia display drivers 190.38

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These drivers are being served up by the nVidia website for Vista/Win 7 64-bit variants. A warning: If you are using an ‘Ajax’ based start page like Pageflakes or the Sympatico/MSN customizable start page, you will experience very bad flicker as you scroll across or down them. Do NOT roll back the driver. Uninstall it… Continue reading nVidia display drivers 190.38

Windows 7 – My first compatibility problem..

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.. and maybe to be expected. I use FrontPage 2003 to create and manage my own website because Expression Web 2 is simply too difficult for me. For the most part, FrontPage works very well in Windows 7, but I have found that the files contained in an FP web folder will not keep the… Continue reading Windows 7 – My first compatibility problem..

Windows 7 – The morning after..

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The start menu change is still pending, and I am finding settings here and there which need adjustment but, apart from that, I have a workable Windows 7 workstation with all applications and utilities installed that I use daily. Only when I am looking for the location of something am I reminded that this is… Continue reading Windows 7 – The morning after..

Windows 7 – After the dawn

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Initially, everything went along quite well. Windows installed in 30 minutes and, before too long, Office was working too. Updates followed very quickly, and I was pleased with the progress. Under normal circumstances, I would copy my old start menu structure across and re-install whatever was in each section, generally utilities first. This is no… Continue reading Windows 7 – After the dawn