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… Continue reading Event Viewer fun and games..
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… Continue reading Windows 7 vs. Windows 8
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… Continue reading Consumers are left out in the cold..
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..
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… Continue reading Star struck for Windows 8
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… Continue reading No Media Center?
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… Continue reading So, what is ‘trending’ today?
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… Continue reading CoolerMaster CM690 II – Revised fixing point for the ground cable..
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,… Continue reading That’s a lot of Windows support, eh
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… Continue reading AHCI can be a real pain
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… Continue reading Windows 8 CP Sunday
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… Continue reading Seven hundred and thirty..