Monthly Archives: August 2013

And the point is?

Published on: Author: Mike Hall Leave a comment

Somewhere in this article (http://www.zdnet.com/surface-rt-versus-ipad-which-is-better-for-work-7000010552/) is this statement. I don’t miss the start button and when I’ve occasionally visited the desktop it has seemed to me desolate and windswept, not a reassuring return home. What does it mean? Note the careful use of the word ‘button’ because that is how Microsoft want us to see… Continue reading And the point is?

Fix one problem, create another..

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The last round of general updates didn’t affect my computer, but MS Office SP2 did. How do I know that it was the MS Office update which caused grief? I didn’t install it at the same time as the general updates. I always manually install service packs. So, apart from the Outlook Calendar error, I… Continue reading Fix one problem, create another..

System Restore revisited..

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After the trauma of Office 2010 SP2 from which I recovered fairly well, I was re-introduced to the BSOD after the re-installation and subsequent un-installation of FrontPage 2003. After messing with Windbg and DMP files, I decided that the best course of action was to do a System Restore, NOT a refresh (not going there… Continue reading System Restore revisited..

Copying files across your home network..

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Why should you do this? To "put all your eggs in one basket" is to risk losing everything all at one time. It is always a good idea to have more than one copy of your important documents, photos, music etc. Computers have problems, electrical problems, mechanical problems, user problems, and there is no telling… Continue reading Copying files across your home network..