Monthly Archives: October 2009

Windows 7 – In the forums – Part 2

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Upgraders to Windows 7 are not all having an easy time of it. Why? Some seem to be under the belief that upgrading to Windows 7 will make a Vista computer work better. It can, but.. There is a mistaken belief that Windows 7 is more compatible than Vista. Well, there is some truth in… Continue reading Windows 7 – In the forums – Part 2

Windows 7 – In the forums..

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There are way too many spurious little problems, and on newish hardware too. I have an aging single core AMD 939 motherboard complete with aging peripheral devices, and Windows Vista 32 and 64-bit variants worked well as does Windows 7 64-bit. I have a suspicion that it is down to the way that Windows is… Continue reading Windows 7 – In the forums..

Windows 7 has landed..

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.. and is now available to the general public finally. This is the Microsoft Canada website.. http://www.microsoft.com/canada/windows/default.aspx There is a link on the web site for the heavily discounted Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack which includes THREE upgrade licenses. If you want to upgrade your home network, now would be a very good time.… Continue reading Windows 7 has landed..

It’s the fault of the testers..

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Own up now please. Were you a Vista tester? If so, why didn’t you tell Microsoft about the problems? Forgotten what they were already? UAC.. you ask nicely and are still told ‘NO’.. DRM.. Listen to music? On your own MP3 player? Hahahahaha Calculating the time to calculate how long the transfer of a 26k… Continue reading It’s the fault of the testers..

You have your downloaded .ISO file. Now what do you do?

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Level – Beginner First, store it somewhere safe. An external hard drive is an excellent choice. Create a folder for it and label it in a way which will remind you NOT to delete it. If you don’t have an external drive, burn it to a DVD and label it ‘name of whatever it is… Continue reading You have your downloaded .ISO file. Now what do you do?

Windows 7 – My protest didn’t last long..

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When I first downloaded the Win 7 beta, I was disappointed to find that there was no classic menu. In the forums, I made the point that it was missing and that it should be present. As the versions rolled in, there was still no sign of the classic menu, so I upped my protest,… Continue reading Windows 7 – My protest didn’t last long..

Change your passwords..

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In light of the recent password scare re web based Messenger and mail accounts, change your passwords at your earliest convenience. That is another way of saying ‘NOW’.. Please note that you will have to log into your account with your old password initially.. Yahoo http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/edit/id_password/edit-13.html MSN https://account.live.com/changepassworddl.aspx AIM http://help.channels.aol.com/kjump.adp?articleId=218553 ICQ http://www.icq.com/support/security/icqlite/password.html Google http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=6567