Azure fails.. Oops. So this is why I couldn’t get to some websites. It is just one more sign pointing to the fragility of new ways. Nothing is ever 100% reliable and that applies to the cloud as much as anything else. You can read more about it here. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30111575# Being an old-timer, I am… Continue reading Just when you think it is safe..
HP will slap my hands for the title, but it looks like a Netbook, is the same size as a traditional Netbook, is low powered by comparison to a regular notebook, and in my world, that constitutes a NETBOOK. The HP Stream 11 is not a Netbook (yeah right). Officially, it is a Happy Place,… Continue reading Return of the Netbook..
Not too much happening on the Windows 10 front, no updates, no nothing really. I am not using it day to day because I can’t fully replicate what I do in Windows 8 without taking Windows 8 down. So not much to say. On the Windows 8 front, today is the first in three weeks… Continue reading This week @ TCG..
It was only a matter of time before one of my drives needed to be checked for errors. The J drive, a 320gb WD IDE drive is in very good condition, but Windows 8 does not see it the same way and didn’t with Windows 7 either. I don’t actually dual boot. I parallel boot… Continue reading Dual booting..
.. or more to the point, how I make it work for me. Those in high places should stop reading this now as it is going to hurt.. Don’t use any apps.. There is nothing an app can do that a regular tried and tested installable application or utility can’t do and and differences come… Continue reading How to make Windows 8/8.1 work for you..
OK, so you may have issues when upgrading to Windows 8.1, or if the Windows 8.1 upgrade is pushed through without consent. Some have found the push to be very annoying, trouble following it, and a strong desire to want to go back to Windows 8.. See here for a few of the complaints.. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-windows_update/ms-forced-install-to-windows-81-after-i-click-on/98113c9b-0057-435b-9e24-07f8165fb829 … Continue reading Windows 8.1 Upgrade..
When I took this job on yesterday evening, it should have been relatively simple. The machine had picked up a variation of the FBI virus plus other stuff no doubt, but as it was to be used by somebody other than the original user and nothing had been saved, I elected to do a back… Continue reading Windows 8.. Virus ridden and not working..
How to set it up: There is a nice article here on how to use and benefit from ‘File History’.. http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/the-complete-guide-to-windows-8-file-history-backup/ Theory always has a happy ending. ………………….. So, I set up File History to save to an external drive, partition ‘I’ called ‘Client backup’ and the computer did save to that drive for a… Continue reading Windows 8 File History..
aka ‘Why you should never upgrade an OS on an old machine’.. I used an MSDN image of Windows 8.1 Update to create a bootable USB installation stick, and made the media with this.. ISO to USB .. a very simple and easy to use utility. The Toshiba NB250 recognised it immediately and, despite generally… Continue reading Windows 8.1 Update on a first generation Netbook..
I’m an ex-pat Brit living in Canada, and there is a very good chance that my first language will be English. Canada uses English UK spelling for many words, so the obvious choice for a keyboard language is English (Canada), and if I go to keyboard settings, English (Canada) is the ONLY language in the… Continue reading Keyboard language..
See here.. http://www.howtogeek.com/194993/the-windows-store-is-a-cesspool-of-scams-why-doesnt-microsoft-care/ Microsoft are to blame, BUT Apple and Android are no better. This new way of monetizing an operating system will end in tears for many. The contributors are no different to the multiplicity of junk producers outside of the world of apps. You are not obliged to subscribe to any of it… Continue reading Tough stuff..
.. has finally fallen below Vista at the same point in its timeline according to Net Applications (http://www.netapplications.com/). Some of it is attributable to business switching from XP to 7, some of it is attributable to computer users waiting for what follows 8. I think that it is mostly about apps that people do NOT… Continue reading Windows 8 adoption..