Monthly Archives: June 2012

Upgrading to Windows 8..

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To save me plagiarising, I will give you the link to Mary Jo Foley’s article.. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-details-its-windows-8-upgrade-plans/13051 There.. that was quick.. Techspot have a great little table which may be easier for you.. http://www.techspot.com/news/49196-windows-8-upgrade-paths-leaked-xp-vista-and-7-supported.html… As usual, cross platforms and languages require a clean install. Personally, I favour the clean install anyway and always have. One thing… Continue reading Upgrading to Windows 8..

The Toshiba gets a re-install..

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I refreshed the Toshiba laptop the day before yesterday. It was working fine but the Toshiba’s primary user was having problems with Facebook and some of its features and functions. I explained that the Internet connection was fine and that it wasn’t directly due to a Windows 7 or NIC bug, but in order to… Continue reading The Toshiba gets a re-install..

No desktop start menu.. Absolutely no desktop start menu..

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.. is still a major issue for many people. Almost every reply in forums and e-zine articles about Windows 8 centres on the lack of a desktop Start, and the response of some that we need to get a life is reducing fast. Some article writers tell us that we are going to have to… Continue reading No desktop start menu.. Absolutely no desktop start menu..

Life after tablets..

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This is the future apparently, but not for ever.. a convertible tablet.. In time, the above will become one of these.. and finally.. Hey, wait just one second! I have one of these already!. See how advanced I am? For the news article which spawned this blog post, see here http://www.zdnet.com/blog/mobile-news/convertible-notebooks-will-sell-but-for-how-long/8061?tag=nl.e539  Some interesting comments too,… Continue reading Life after tablets..

Windows 8.. Who will want it?

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Paul Thurrott doesn’t think that business users will.. http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows8/microsoft-windows-8-businesses-143238 And he suspects that Microsoft know this already. You can read his reasoning in the link above. My older clients mainly use XP, and because the majority are linked to Rogers Cable, the default homepage is Rogers Yahoo. This is where they get news, email, access… Continue reading Windows 8.. Who will want it?

Windows 8 RP – WARNINGS x 2

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Warning #1 -  Straight from the MSDN download section..  “Important: If you decide to go back to your previous operating system, you’ll need to reinstall it from the recovery or installation media that came with your PC, which is typically DVD media. If you don’t have recovery media, you might be able to create it… Continue reading Windows 8 RP – WARNINGS x 2