Monthly Archives: September 2010

USB Ports..

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Back in the old days, all ports on a computer were on the back panel (in the case of the BBC Micro, underneath too). This worked for mice, keyboards, printers, scanners, speakers etc. Then along came headsets and plug ‘n play USB devices. So case manufacturers started to include front panel audio and USB ports.… Continue reading

Gadgets

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I don’t like the weather gadget which comes with Vista and Windows 7. I much prefer the Weather Networks offering, at least I did until very recently. Accuweather do a nice line in gadgets, various versions but, strangely, the smallest version does not show the correct temperature. When I installed it and connected to their… Continue reading

Windows 7 Gaming

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Command and Conquer Generals According to the Windows 7 Compatibility Centre, the game will run under Windows 7 (both bit versions) So I installed in compatibility mode and ran the game as an administrator. Results: The game’s initialization screen is a complete mess, but you can ESC out of it The screen where you first… Continue reading

Adobe Flash not working?

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It doesn’t happen often, but more than it should. If you can’t play YouTube videos or from any other online video source, you have a problem. Installing over the top of what is already there doesn’t work. You have to first uninstall.. Link here for the uninstaller.. http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html When you come to re-install AF, it… Continue reading