Monthly Archives: February 2010

Game controllers

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These two controllers will plug ‘n play in Windows 7. 1. Saitek ST90 joystick – 2. Saitek P880 gamepad I haven’t played games with them because I have no high end games which run in Windows 7, but the drivers for both devices load automatically and both test ok.. 

Problems with sleep

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If you are a dual monitor user and you have Ultramon 3.0.8 installed, you may find that your computer has a reluctance to stay in sleep mode. Go to here for the latest version which appears to overcome resistance to sleeping.. http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/download_beta.asp

As the computing world settles into four core..

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.. I am just getting Dual Core. My venerable Biostar T6100-939 now sports an X2 4400 + in place of the single core 3500 + Installation It was a good time to clean out all of the dust collection areas inside the case, including the CPU fan and heatsink, which will remain the same as… Continue reading As the computing world settles into four core..

End of the line

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Windows 7 RC users will get notification around Feb 15th that usage of the RC will come to an end.. Details here.. http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2010/02/01/important-reminder-regarding-expiration-of-the-windows-7-rc.aspx Users of Windows 2000 should also be aware that support is coming to a very definite end. Without security updates of any kind, it will be increasingly difficult to maintain any level… Continue reading End of the line