A hard drive for Windows 8..

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I have an old XP computer which has been behind some other stuff of mine. In it is a Western Digital 160gb IDE drive, made in March 2005, and presently all that I have on which to install the Windows 8 Beta. I see no point in re-installing the Consumer Preview, and the beta will […]

Cisco DPC3825.. an update..

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Wireless connection integrity via the D-Link G132 USB adapter has been really good but the connection strength was not good at all, fluctuating between 50 and 66%. I have enabled the internal Realtek 8191SE adapter again, updating to the latest drivers from Realtek from their own website, and connection strength is back to 100%. I […]

No more playing with Windows 8 CP..

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I booted the drive with the Windows 8 installation a couple of days ago and all it wanted to do was disk check all three drives. Eventually, Windows 8 started and I played around for a while. Today, I attempted the same and everything went to plan except that Windows 8 would not start at […]

A new connection..

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I have traded in my old Scientific Atlanta DPC2100 cable modem.  Rogers have a new modem which will allow for a nominal 18mb download on their cable networks, and my old modem  can’t do that apparently. although I have seen it reach that level on a good day. It will also have wireless capability. Trouble […]

It’s an oldie..

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.. but it works. I was asked to scan and send by email a photo which was taken a few years ago. It had been in a glass frame, and when removed for scanning, tiny bits of the picture were left on the glass. It wasn’t too bad but I wanted to improve it There […]

All set up and ready to go.. down?

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If you entered computing during the XP age, you missed out on all of the fun. Here is a piece of computer world history for you.. The title of the video says it all.. This spawned more humour like this photo on the right. It was particularly popular with Mac users. I must admit that […]


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There is a Quick launch toolbar on Windows 8 but keep it quiet in case MS take it out as they did the hack to dump the Metro-o-o-o interface. Between this and Vi-Start or Start-X, Windows 8 might approach being a desktop OS after all. Vi-Start and Start-X both need more development, but even now […]

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