After years of running Diskeeper, it is no longer on my system. All gone. After reading that Diskeeper could be the culprit, I just couldn’t get my head around it. However, I did disable auto defragging on the boot drive, and guess what? Restore points do NOT disappear. As there is no point in defragging… Continue reading Lost restore points.. It really was Diskeeper
Now you have your original installation DVD and a service pack ISO. Oh joy. And if you have an old machine like I do, the prospect of maybe re-installing Windows 7 in the future and then having to wait nearly three hours for the service pack simply palls. At the end of the tunnel there… Continue reading Windows 7 SP1 – Slipstreaming the Service Pack
So you regularly do your Windows updates and all is as it should be. Why install a service pack which only amounts to a rollup? Sooner or later, there will be an update which will require that SP1 is in place, so why not do it now? If the PC is in good order, there… Continue reading Windows 7 SP1 – Install now or wait?
I set it going on the Celeron powered Conroe 1333 at 09:45hrs today and I have no idea how long it took because I was out until 14:00hrs. Suffice to say, all went well and SP1 is now installed and running well..
.. and the computer came out of hibernation this morning without a squawk. First time since the last round of updates. I stopped the first attempt to install the pack when I noticed WinPatrol intercepting it. The computer had been sitting appearing to do nothing for a while. The only indication that anything was rumbling… Continue reading Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is now installed..
.. is on it’s way. February 22nd is the release day for the general public, and today is the release date to MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Here is the public link.. http://windows.microsoft.com/installwindows7sp1 Presently, the page shows the MS Corporate background and a ‘Page cannot be found’ message in the area where the body text and… Continue reading Windows 7 SP1 Service Pack..
.. is now at the release candidate stage. Ed Bott has done a nice review.. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/ie9-release-candidate-review-will-microsofts-big-browser-bet-pay-off/2954?tag=nl.e539 What’s new in photos.. http://www.zdnet.com/photos/internet-explorer-9-release-candidate-whats-new-whats-changed/6192722?seq=2&tag=content;get-photo-roto I have used it exclusively since it was released as a beta. If pages wouldn’t play ball, I added the address to compatibility view, and if It didn’t find what I was searching for,… Continue reading Internet Explorer 9..
The latest 266.58 graphics drivers are working well, no twitching or conflicts with Ultramon 3.1.0. All is well, and the drivers can be found here. I use the nVidia scan service, but you can play with the selection boxes if you have nothing better to do.. http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
After almost a month of trouble-free operation, D-link’s Shareport software has let the side down yet again. I have contacted D-link re the problem, and so far have received an e-mail confirming the contact. No hint of an answer as yet. However, Silex America is the originator, and they have a latish version which I… Continue reading D-Link Shareport update
If you are in the process of building a computer with a Intel 6 series support chip, or have a computer with one of these, you have a problem. Fortunately, the affected motherboards have only been shipping since the beginning of January, and computer manufacturers are responding very quickly to the problem. Sales of all… Continue reading Intel Sandy Bridge 6 series issues
I have no idea what is going on with these. I check before defragging and again afterwards. Some days, they are there, and some days they are not. All rhyme and reason appears to have gone to the wall. One thing I do know is that System Restore on this computer is not something I… Continue reading System restore points update
The link will take you to the Microsoft pages on counterfeit Windows and Office http://www.microsoft.com/howtotell/content.aspx?displaylang=en&pg=prepurchase The counterfeit gallery is particularly interesting. A quick glance at the COA sticker clearly is not enough anymore, but it should come as no surprise. Counterfeiting has been and remains a profitable industry, preying on people who like to get a… Continue reading Counterfeit software – How to tell