Not exactly new..

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.. but some seem to think that it is. I have copied text from a BBC News item because the links to this kind of stuff disappear over time, and I want to ensure that this doesn’t. Google warning on fake anti-virus software Fake anti virus is often distributed through adverts Fake anti-virus software that […]


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Scenario A computer running Windows XP SP3, fully updated and running AVG 8.5 also fully updated. There is a REGCURE popup which will not go away and, not unsurprisingly, the uninstall for REGCURE throws up an error message. AVG 8.5 appears to be blissfully unaware of its presence and makes no attempt to remove it. […]

Outlook 2010

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A message from Microsoft on Office 2010.. "Instructions and Resources Important: Microsoft strongly recommends the use of 32-bit (x86) versions of Office 2010, Project 2010, and Visio 2010 applications as the default option for all platforms." Before you rush to load Office 2010 in 64-bit guise, bear in mind also that it will not work […]

It may be coincidental..

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.. that you have come across this scenario at work. You may have even been a player..   Cartoon courtesy of Scott Adams, Dilbert’s creator and mentor.. for more Dilbert humour, click on the link..

MS Office 2010 now RTM

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The latest version of MS Office has made it to RTM. It will be officially released to the business community on May 12th and should appear in retail stores during the month of June. MSDN and TechNet will apparently have it available for download on April 22nd It is the first version of Office which […]

nVidia 197.45

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Here we go again. Yet another release by nVidia, the third WHQL this year. As far as Windows 7 is concerned, this release is good for everything 6 series and above. After install, the screen is jittery until the system is rebooted, after which it all settles down nicely. This version appears to have fixed […]

The quest for speed..

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My motherboard is maxed out on memory (4gb limit), I upgraded the mid-range single core AMD processor to a mid-range dual core type, and all drivers are up to date as much as possible. Is there much difference between the single and dual core processors? NO.. For what I do, a single processor worked well. […]

I couldn’t leave well alone..

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. but it is no worse than it was, and may even be marginally better. I remember seeing a post in the MS Vista General newsgroup aways back which told of a new Intellipoint 7.1 driver. So, today, I installed it and waited a while. All good, so onto the next step and install nVidia […]

nVidia 197.13 is getting worse

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.. to the point where I have once again reverted back to 191.07. To be honest, none of the updates since 191.07 have added anything of merit to the performance of the 6 series video cards, so I may just leave things as they are from now on. I am not going to make a […]

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