Monthly Archives: May 2011

My production machine so far..

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.. is working as expected. The Gigabyte GA880GM-UD2H has no faults or problems after installation. Performance is generally way better than the dual core ‘939’ system that it replaced, but some items still take their time appearing, especially Network Monitor II which has always been a little intransigent. All applications other than Outlook and MS… Continue reading

We have been spotted..

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Question: Why are you wearing leopard skins? Answer: Curses, so that is why we are spotted. Joking apart, we really have been spotted. Read this.. http://www.businessinsider.com/why-microsoft-is-3x-better-than-apple-for-customer-support-2011-5 Who needs a partly eaten apple or a penguin with a penchant for sitting around? MVPs answer around 25% of all queries in Microsoft Answers. That is a considerable… Continue reading

Microsoft Hardware.. the website

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This is the new look website.. http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/mice This is the driver support for the MS Laser Desktop 6000 set.. http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/d/wireless-laser-desktop-6000 The drivers on my system were the latest at the time, and a later version than what is appearing on the URL above. What is going on here? Should I uninstall what I have now… Continue reading

Cooler Master CM690 II ‘Advanced’

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I rehoused all of the internal parts which make up my production computer today. In place of the no name case is a Cooler Master CM690 II ‘Advanced’,  http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id=19&product_id=2970 What I like about it;. It is not pig ugly like many of the cases available There is lots of space inside You get three large… Continue reading

MS Picture-It users..

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If you have recently bought  a new Windows PC or upgraded from an earlier Windows, you will know that Picture-It is not compatible with Windows 7. It gets worse. The format that Picture-It uses to save as a file is ‘.mix’, one of Microsoft’s own file extensions. Needless to say, it is not common and… Continue reading