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Just when you think it is safe..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall

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..

Windows 8.1 Upgrade..

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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..

Windows 8 File History..

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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..

Windows 8.1 Update on a first generation Netbook..

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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..

Tough stuff..

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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..