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Updates – the latest round..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall

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..

This week @ TCG..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall

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..

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..