Game compatibility

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I dug out an old game of mine having noticed that the Windows 7 Compatibility Centre claims that it is Win 7 64-bit compatible. The game in question is Microsoft Train Simulator v.1. Yes, it installed in compatibility mode, and it started without any corruption of the initialization screens. It ran very well in actual […]

Mesnews update

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I have been using it exclusively for a while now. Good points: Messages can be sorted in date order while still keeping flagged messages grouped at the top It is fast’ It works with the Community NNTP Bridge It is customizable Bad points: None Mesnews = 1  – Windows Live Mail Wave 4 = 0

Analogue modems

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If you want to fax from a Windows 7 64-bit computer, and unless you are using a new laptop fitted with a compatible analogue modem, you will need to buy one. The Windows 7 Compatibility Centre has a list of compatible modems, and a quick look at prices for aforementioned modems is a nasty business. […]

Partitions.. a dying strategy

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Potential for partitions on OEM systems: Windows 3.1.. A possible three extra partitions over and above C as the OS created and required only one partition for it to work. The operating system recovery option was nine or maybe ten 1.44mb diskettes, always supplied even when the OS was preinstalled. Diskettes containing installation files for […]

Website advertising – stay on side PLEASE..

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This is the Softpedia page where you can download the XP Zune theme. It is representative of many pages on the Internet. The searched title is along the top, but look at what is below and around the download button for the theme!! What hope is there of the average computer user keeping their computer […]


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You should defrag. It keeps files in some kind of order and, while it may speed up general operations a little, it will reduce wear and tear on the hard drive heads too. I have always been a fan of Diskeeper, and not just because the integrated XP defragger was a derivative of the same. […]

A replacement for Windows Live Mail Wave 4 news reader

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Finally.. It has taken a while to find a news reader which works like Outlook Express, Windows Mail and the earlier Windows Live Mail news reader did. Why have I looked for something different? Back in the old days (pre-Wave 4), it was possible to sort newsgroup posts in descending date order. In this way, […]

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