A new case and connecting to a wireless printer..

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The new case.. I had a call from a client that the CD drawer wasn’t working, and it sounded easy enough to fix. On inspection, I noticed that the front of the case was being held on entirely by wires, notably the power switch and front panel headers. The plastic mounts had all decayed and […]

8.1 update problems?

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There are a few and one of them is this.. the Pre-update KB2919442. If you can’t see it in the update history, and you are running Windows 8, don’t wait around anymore. You will NOT get it until you have first upgraded to 8.1 via the Windows Store. If you can’t see it in the […]

The Windows 8.1 ‘Update’ is mandatory..

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.. and if you choose to cancel it, you are also cancelling any other update in the future. It is no different to the Service Pack policy of old. Windows users who have slow broadband connections will have a longer wait while the download is in progress, but it is worth the wait because it […]

The end for two XP computers?

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I was brought two machines yesterday for appraisal, both running Windows XP Home. The question was simple enough. Did either or both have any life left in them? Computer #1, a Dell D610 Not particularly well specified, but quite a tough case, it is definitely NOT a candidate for upgrading to anything above XP in […]

Return of the Start Menu..

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No dates yet but it is in the pipeline. Microsoft could have saved themselves a lot of bad press, but later is better than never. See here.. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247466/Microsoft_to_restore_Start_menu_to_Windows?source=rss_latest_content&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computerworld%2Fnews%2Ffeed+%28Latest+from+Computerworld%29 Not too much that I can add really, except that I hope it doesn’t clash with Start8. It should silence the critics and those who don’t see […]

The Update – Part two – Installation..

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I was going to wait for the public release on April 8 because I wanted to see how it would all pan out for consumers, but patience is not a strong point, and I have an MSDN account.. Anyway, this is what happened. I located the update in MSDN which covers Windows 8.1, Windows Server […]

The ‘Update’..

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This is by no means a full review, more a first impression. It looks just like 8.1 until you cast your eyes to the top right of the screenshot. Two of the complaints were: Lack of a search box Lack of an easy to find shutdown button Both of these points have been addressed in […]

The post-XP world..

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.. starts in just a few days, seven at the time of writing. Your XP is going to be on its own as are you if you can’t or won’t let it go. Some anti-virus suites will still work for a while as will Malwarebytes and similar, but the authors will lose interest over time […]

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