This relates to the problem of getting Windows 7 images since the Microsoft servers are no longer running and to solutions that you can use… What the website says: Important Note February 2015 The download servers msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net, msft.digitalrivercontent.net and azcdn01.digitalrivercontent.net have been taken down, and all Windows OS downloads have been pulled from the Azure… Continue reading Important Note February 2015..
The antenna parts I bought for the HP M9500Y desktop have been fitted and are working well. You might remember me telling you how the previous owner of the machine appeared to have cut the original antenna to within around 2cms of the adapter, and that it was doing anything other than working as it… Continue reading Wi-Fi stuff..
The company appears to be in trouble, and is closing almost all stores across North America. There are rumours that TigerDirect will return to a B2B (Business to Business) model, which kind of suggests that retail and e-tail will be only a memory. it’s a bit of a blow for me because a store opened… Continue reading TigerDirect is going, going….. Updated
I am batting partly off the article in the link below.. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2896755/microsoft-pledges-to-pick-up-the-windows-10-update-pace.html#tk.rss_all How I see it: Microsoft knows full well what it has to do. Windows 8 left the entire desktop user base in the lurch when it first appeared, having no usable start menu, lots of fairly useless and less than memorable apps (at… Continue reading Windows 10 – Where is it going?
It’s all about the touchpad this time. The touchpad works fine, in fact everything does, but the Toshiba supplied Windows 7 driver driver includes an option to disable the touchpad if a USB mouse is connected in Windows 7 but not Windows 10. While other Toshiba supplied Windows 7 drivers have worked, the touchpad driver… Continue reading Windows 10 – a Netbook driver issue
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..