Monthly Archives: February 2011

Windows 7 SP1 Service Pack..

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.. 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

Internet Explorer 9..

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.. 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

nVidia graphics drivers..

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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

D-Link Shareport update

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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

Counterfeit software – How to tell

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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