Windows 7: I have only done one of the Windows 7 machines so far, and I can report that there are no issues with it. Windows 8.1: Forty five updates later, my production machine also suffered no ill effects, which is nice because I really don’t need or want problems with the ‘big’ one.. Windows… Continue reading Update Tuesday – March 2015
Build 9926 is getting to be a little long in the tooth and all I am getting is Windows Defender updates. I have completed the Insider Hub stuff as much as I can bearing in mind that I don’t have a Windows phone, X-Box, and wireless audio or video. Quick actions in Action Center are… Continue reading Can we have a new Windows 10 build, please?
I want to bring your attention to some tips I found today re the Windows 10 Start Menu and how to make it work better for you.. See here .. Microsoft appears to be trying really hard to appease those of us totally miffed by the Windows 8 start screen. Most useful in my opinion… Continue reading Windows 10 – Start Menu tips..
The end has come for these. Microsoft have pulled down any facility to get OEM ISOs from Digital River. The days of quietly downloading an ISO and, hopefully, using your legal key code are over, and if you want or need to do it now, Microsoft is directly involved. You can see the new website… Continue reading Windows 7 OEM downloads..
This is the website.. https://www.fixmestick.com/ It boots from cold, bypassing Windows but there is no need to do this unless you have something like the FBI virus which intercepts the Windows login screen, essentially locking you out of your own computer. So.. Would I buy one? No Would I recommend it to others? No Do… Continue reading FixMeStick..
My better half has a Samsung GT-S7560M, Android version 4.04. It can’t be upgraded, it is incapable of accepting most of the available games around these days, and is really only good for a contacts list and basic calling. I have an aging flip phone which is every bit as useful. Neither the Samsung or… Continue reading Android phones.. why bother?
In build 9926, there is no provision to access Windows Update via Control Panel. All you get is a section in ‘Settings’ which allows for ‘automatic update’ or ‘notify before installing’ Supposing that there is a hardware device driver in there that constantly produces a blue screen and a reboot. How are you supposed to… Continue reading Windows 10 updater..
I did a test similar to this a while back. Mine wasn’t quite as cool as this one, maybe only one screenshot, and nothing like as much text, but lots of text is not my style. The link takes you to the story about what happens if you go for freeware.. See here.. I am… Continue reading Crapware..
Start10.. When I saw reference to Stardock Start10, I quickly found my way to the Stardock home page here, only to find that one has to be a subscriber to Stardock’s ‘Object Desktop’ which only costs $49.99. What a deal that is, in my case a complete and utter deal breaker. So no, I won’t… Continue reading Windows 10 start menus.. updated
My Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000 has finally been pensioned off. Yesterday, the scroll function, very important when using a 19” widescreen when surfing, totally gave up the ghost. The rechargeable batteries are getting a recharge and the mouse is sitting very disconsolately on the edge of the desk. The mouse was the star of this… Continue reading Hardware issues..
Lenovo was wrong.. See here Unfortunately, it doesn’t surprise me that an OEM did this. What hurts is that I have recommended Lenovo hardware as a good replacement for other makes. I probably still will too because I always do the initial setup for my clients and can shoot Superfish before they get it. However..… Continue reading What price security?
The screen text size is small, very small and painfully unreadable for somebody who has to carry around a credit card sized magnifier just to read labels on grocery store products. There is some scope for increasing the size of everything, but not everything needs to be bigger, so the best solution for me has… Continue reading Windows 10 on the NB250.. in use..