Event Viewer fun and games..

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Every now and again, I like to go into Event Viewer to see what Windows is throwing out of the cart. You can always rely on having some errors, warnings etc. and sure enough, I had some. One was a PMEM error. This was simple enough. I removed the vestiges of an old Lotus Organiser […]

Windows 7 vs. Windows 8

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There will be a mini-deluge of comparisons in a bid to make Windows 8 look better, and the most popular topic will be speed. This is the boot time result from Adrian Kingsley-Hughes’ tests recently.. taken from here.. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/windows-8-consumer-preview-vs-windows-7-benchmarked/19927 OK.. using Bootracer, just as AKH did, here are my results. First, Windows 8 This was […]

Consumers are left out in the cold..

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I was answering a query today about the transition from XP/Office XP to Windows 7/Office 2010. The OP asked why home users never get the chance to voice concerns re features that are going to appear in the latest and greatest Microsoft software. A good question.. notwithstanding the fact that Windows 8 was released recently […]

Free Skydrive upgrade..

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I was an early adopter, well maybe just an early subscriber, but this offer is too good to miss.. A free upgrade from the original 7gb storage to 25gb.. http://vasudevg.blogspot.ca/2012/04/how-to-upgrade-existing-skydrive.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter Also, get Skydrive for Windows here.. https://apps.live.com/skydrive/app/9a65e47d-606a-4816-a246-90f54bf7a3ea  And you thought that I was too old to accept change? Pah..

Star struck for Windows 8

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I am by no means a full time astronomer but when I am out on my balcony at night, puffing away on my cigarette brand of choice, I like to look at the night sky. Living on the edge of a city, I can’t see too many stars, but it is nice to be able […]

No Media Center?

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So will Windows 8 be able to handle movies? Not with Media Center, it won’t. The Home version doesn’t appear to be getting it, and users with 8 Pro will maybe have to pay for it. It is certainly no great loss for me. I have only ever watched one movie on my computer and […]

So, what is ‘trending’ today?

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The ‘dock’ Yes, that nasty popup thing that gets in the way of everything. Even if you set it to ‘autohide’ it still pops up like a crazed gopher each time that you go near to it.. http://www.techrepublic.com/photos/five-free-docks-to-enhance-your-windows-7-desktop/6355080 So how is this atrocity of coding better than an XP fully customizable Start Menu? There was […]

CoolerMaster CM690 II – Revised fixing point for the ground cable..

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Well, I have now made a better and more permanent fixing point for the ground/earth cable. Using a 3/32 twist bit, I sank a hole roughly below the power switch. This ensured that the cable would not be a problem to tighten down and that , in the event that the cover ever had to […]

That’s a lot of Windows support, eh

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XP gets support until 2014 As of 10 April 2012, Vista gets a reprieve and will now get security updates up to April 2017 Windows 7 gets support until 2020 Windows 8 will be most likely be out later this year and will get support until 2022/3 If Windows 8 does as well as Vista, […]

AHCI can be a real pain

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Did you know that an ISA video card, e.g. the old Trident cards from the early days, can put up a display on a screen which enables you to recover from a corrupted BIOS. The only problem is the complete and utter lack of an ISA slot in today’s PCs. And you thought they were […]

Windows 8 CP Sunday

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It’s back, resurrected from a DVD-RW after the slightly unfortunate removal while building a bootable Vista flash drive installation a while back. So far, I have just run the basic installation. After I have finished here, I will go back into it and set it up a little better. I still don’t like it and […]

Seven hundred and thirty..

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The number of days that Windows XP has left before support dries up completely.. If you are still using it and intend to use it right up to the bitter end, you are going to have one tough time getting used to whatever OS is current  at the time. It is difficult enough for many […]

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