Monthly Archives: February 2011

Lost restore points.. It really was Diskeeper

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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

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is now installed..

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.. 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..

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 Windows 7 SP1 Service Pack..

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 Internet Explorer 9..

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

Intel Sandy Bridge 6 series issues

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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

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 Counterfeit software – How to tell