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 […]

CHKDSK errors again..

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Windows 8 RP has to go because it is not safe for me to boot into it. Until Windows 8 RTM appears, I will remove it and try again on a brand new SATA when the time comes. I may even save my cash and wipe out C, replacing it with Windows 8. I don’t […]

Correcting a link..

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I have been a fan of the WeatherCenter 2.6.2 gadget and not been shy to promote it. The only problem was that the download on the link I gave does not work. But all is not lost.. Go to this page, translate it and click on the Download button. You can either run it from […]

A classic example..

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I was recently given a laptop with a view to installing more memory. A simple enough job on the face of it, but it is only a Dell Inspiron 1200  and already has 512mb MORE than the original specs. Why on such a small machine would anybody want to upgrade memory to 1gb? This little […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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