Monthly Archives: March 2014

Faith has been restored..

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Mine specifically.. See this.. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247212/Confused_over_what_tablet_to_buy_Join_the_crowd?source=rss_latest_content&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computerworld%2Fnews%2Ffeed+%28Latest+from+Computerworld%29 It isn’t that I am happy to see tablet producers fail exactly, but it shows that not all people are prepared to subscribe to the concept that small tablets are goof for anything other than displaying media.. If small screen devices were going to take off, Netbooks back in 2010… Continue reading Faith has been restored..

Is Microsoft being serious..

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.. in the attempt to pry XP users away from their ‘babies?. In the article provided, we learn that Microsoft were giving away $50 gifts cards, good for any Microsoft store. It would cost me $50 to get to and from my nearest Microsoft store.. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247125/Microsoft_tries_to_tempt_XP_diehards_with_100_discount_on_new_PCs?source=rss_latest_content&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computerworld%2Fnews%2Ffeed+%28Latest+from+Computerworld%29 For the $100 it probably cost, Microsoft could put… Continue reading Is Microsoft being serious..

Telephone scams.. and why they don’t get caught..

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In response to a post where a Windows computer user had been called from this number ‘360-637-4743’ by a company called Windows 7 Tech support. This was my first reply.. The maker of Windows 7 is called MICROSOFT, not Windows 7, so even if Microsoft did cold call, which incidentally they DO NOT, they would… Continue reading Telephone scams.. and why they don’t get caught..

More room..

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I have been toying with the idea of changing my Coolermaster case. It’s a boring old black thing, and I often get the urge to customize it, not exactly like the mods seen in CPU magazine, a freebie I pick up from my local TigerDirect.. see here.. http://www.computerpoweruser.com/DigitalEditions/Default.aspx .. but trick it out a littler… Continue reading More room..

Startup folders..

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There are two of them in Windows 7 and 8, but there is a difference. One is for your personal account, and the other covers ‘all users’. This is the first of them.. %systemdrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup For all users, you will find the startup folder in: %systemdrive%\users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup There is another difference where Windows 8.1 is… Continue reading Startup folders..