What would you like to see in Windows, what kind of options and/or preferences? Much depends on what kind of a Windows user you happen to be. The list below is copied from the Ghacks newsletter, and is a good place to start when looking for what users would like to see My takes are… Continue reading Windows 10 preferences..
Another successful round of updates with three Windows 7 machines, one Windows 8.1 machine and the Windows 10 Tech preview showing no ill effects this morning. The Netbook gave me a scare though. Last night, I left it installing the updates, and this morning woke up to find it stone cold dead. A few minutes… Continue reading Update Tuesday..
OK, so today it joined the Homegroup, printed out a test page on the Brother J470DW, had Lan Messenger (Qualia) and Speedfan 4.50 installed, the Microsoft account email set up in Windows Live Mail and the tile Mail app, and all is well so far. I have no complaints. As part of the Tech Preview,… Continue reading Windows 10 Tech preview.. Part 3
Lots complain about how everything is being or has been dumbed down, and I am as susceptible to being dumbed down by operating systems and applications as anybody. Today, I decided to have yet another go at creating and using a Word template. Yes, I have tried it before in Word 2003, 2007 and now… Continue reading Dumbing down..
My Toshiba Netbook is back within the Windows Network, the new hard drive has been wiped clean of Linux Mint 17, and is now free for use in its intended role. Its full title is WD5000LPVX 500gb S3 2.5” 5400 7M, and one thing I noticed about the new drive is that it is thinner… Continue reading Thin is not necessarily cool..
Don’t look to Windows 8 or 10. Driver support for both is non-existent, especially for the display. If you have a Netbook presently running Windows 7, and most do, it will be Windows 7 Starter, never downloadable in any form, and, I would imagine, next to impossible to get from manufacturers these days. If you… Continue reading Hope for aging Netbooks.. or any aging PC
I have some very bad news for all of you Internet Explorer haters. But first, I want to reassure you all that I am NOT one of them. I have been an Internet Explorer user from the very beginning, and I actively campaigned to get the ludicrously bad Netscape Navigator replaced by Internet Explorer with… Continue reading Internet Explorer woes revisited..
This is the link to ‘Answer Desk’, a new Microsoft help service which is accessible via the Windows Store. See here.. http://content.microsoftstore.com/answerdesk As per everything, the theory always looks good and plausible, but reality can paint a very different picture. See here.. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/undo-damage-caused-by-answer-desk/1ce14482-b93a-4d3c-a210-990f6c3bcf46 As you can see, the recipient of the help given is not… Continue reading Remote help..
I have been busy converting the appearance such that it is nearer how I like things, and so far have been doing ok. Quick launch is in place, with not too much in it because some of my favourite utilities claim to have compatibility issues. Classic Shell is running ok too, but there is a… Continue reading Windows 10 Tech Preview.. Part 2
I did a clean install because: I didn’t want to screw up my production machine I don’t have another Windows machine that I would be allowed to screw up.. The installation: I installed it via a DVD onto an Intel 775 system, and it took a around the same amount of time as a Windows… Continue reading Windows 10 Tech Preview.. Part 1
The next Windows release will be named, wait for it.. Windows 10 Read here for more.. http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-christens-the-next-version-of-windows-as-windows-10-7000034196/?s_cid=e589&ttag=e589&ftag=TREc64629f As I understood, Windows 9 would have appeared in say the first quarter of 2015, but I have read that Windows 10 will not be around until late 2015, so guess what folks.. You are still stuck with… Continue reading Breaking news..
There is a laptop in this household which is only used to get onto Facebook and occasionally, it prints online ‘money off’ coupons for use in local grocery stores. Personally, I think that it is a waste of a good machine, but I am not the main user and it is not up to me… Continue reading The PC scene..