The Empire is striking back.. see here. http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-sues-us-based-tech-phony-tech-support-outfit/?tag=nl.e539&s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61 It’s all about Microsoft suing a ‘US based phony tech support’ outfit. Not before time, I hear you say, but the trouble is that most of these outfits are NOT US based or Canada, or the UK or Australia. They hide in countries where they can’t be… Continue reading Some good news..
No dump files, no BSODs, no nothing, just shutting off faster than you can ever get Windows to shut down normally. This has been what my PC has been doing at least once per day for the last two weeks. I haven’t added hardware or software for quite a while and the PC is not… Continue reading These annoying crashes.. Updated
So a guy buys a cheap tablet thinking that it will cope with all of his needs.. “I have a cheap PC that has a small 32gb hard drive.” It ISN’T a PC.. “When i first powered it on it had around 22-24gb of usable space. it crashed and became unusable and couldn’t even go… Continue reading I’m really excited about this!!
My once trusty Microsoft Mouse 5000, part of the Microsoft Comfort 5000 desktop set is KAPUT. Two days ago, the scroll wheel just let go. It still clicks but it doesn’t scroll, and on a 19” widescreen monitor, websites require a lot of scrolling. What about the scrollbars, you may ask? Well, if it wasn’t… Continue reading Mouse down!!! – Updated..
OK. The latest round of updates should have run smoothly for you as long as you haven’t messed with the system or used utilities like registry cleaners which do. My production Windows 8.1 machine plus three Windows 7 machines updated and all is well some 24 hours later.. BUT, anybody running the Windows 10 Technical… Continue reading Updates – the latest round..
The latest version of the preview, 9879, started to screw around with my main Windows 8.1 installation. The machine would boot into ‘10’ ok, but returning to ‘8.1’ prompted a disk check, and I have far too much invested in ‘8.1’ to see it trashed by a preview of ANYTHING. So, having repaired the early… Continue reading Windows 10 Preview..
See the icon over there? It is the icon which shows Wi-Fi connectivity when all is well. If you have this one, you also have Internet. There are variations on the theme. This is one of them. It shows just one bar which suggests that you are too far away from the router generating the… Continue reading Limited Wi-Fi Connectivity..
It has been a fairly quiet week here. Clients: The client with the Vista desktop machine is still complaining of freezing now and again, and I was supposed to be taking a Linux box over to him today. After a clean install, the HP machine is apparently still not stable, freezing up every now and… Continue reading This week @ TCG
It looks like Notebooks equipped with touch screens are on the way out. See here.. http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141201PD203.html No tears from my corner, I can assure you. If I was in the market for a notebook, I would not be looking for touch anything other than the keyboard and touchpad, and the touchpad is cutting it fine..… Continue reading Touch-less Notebooks?
My production machine.. Apart from the normal ‘hibernate’ errors (two only), the other error was down to connecting external drives which were corrupted. Essentially, this means that I don’t have problems with my aging production machine. I don’t intend to change anything, although I may treat myself to a better video card at some point,… Continue reading This week @ TCG..
The computer in question: An HP Pavilion dm1 notebook.. It had been royally screwed up by another ‘technician’ who uses one click fixes to ply his trade. The operating system was (and still is) Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit pre-installed. There were masses of photos and music, none of which had been backed up by… Continue reading Problems, problems.. Updated
Here we go again.. Half a window.. Grrrrrrrrrrr I have yet to find any method to make it stick at the size I want it to be. It only happens with an IE window. Everything else stays put.