Monthly Archives: August 2009

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

nVidia display drivers 190.38

Published on: Author: Mike Hall 1 Comment

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

Compatibility worries..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall 1 Comment

I wrote a brief piece about FrontPage 2003 and Windows 7, about how FrontPage files will not keep the association with the parent program. Well, ICQ doesn’t allow me to sign in either, but ICQ will release a version which will work, but Microsoft have no intention of ever releasing a new version of FrontPage.… Continue reading

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