Outlook 2010 add-ins..

How to make it more reliable.. History: I was having problems starting Outlook on occasion, and I was having to run SCANPST too much. Looking at the add-ins (File > Options > Add-ins): COM add-in for MS Outlook Hotmail Connector = Not required.. I do not want Hotmail maxing out my pst file, thanks. MS Exchange add-in = Not required.. I do not connect to an exchange server MS Outlook Social Connector = Not required.. EVER MS SharePoint Server Colleague Import Add-in = Not required MS SharePoint Workspace Proxy for Outlook add-in = Not required Outlook disabled Windows Search Email … Continue reading Outlook 2010 add-ins..

The UK Shell Lottery

ooOO.. I won, I won. The nice lady at the Shell gas station here must have picked up on my accent and sent whatever was required to a gas station in the UK.. OOoo Meanwhile, back on Terra Firma, here is a copy of the winning notification.. ———————————————————————————————– REF Nº: EGS/2251256003/02 BATCH Nº: 14/0017/1PD WINNING Nº: 60/84/27/17/36 Dear Lucky Winner, Please open the attached file of your winning letter and contact our payment processing manager Mr.Wool Deon for the processing and releasing of your award winning funds . congratulations !! Mrs. Wright D. Cruz ( Uk Lottery Promotional Coordinator) ———————————————————————————————– … Continue reading The UK Shell Lottery

nVidia 260.99 drivers

The installation progressed without incident and, at the end of it all, I ran MSTS in 1024 x 768 and the game no longer filled the 19’ widescreen. So I rolled back to the 258 driver, and it still wouldn’t fill the screen. I also picked up another problem in that coming out of sleep or hibernate was slowed down because the system was now detecting two driver versions. After an installation of 260.99 again, the slowness disappeared, but the game would still not fit the screen. Having said that, MSTS was written to run on a 4mb Matrox Mystique … Continue reading nVidia 260.99 drivers

More blackholes..

eHow: Great advice given on how to rid yourself of Uniblue Registry Booster http://www.ehow.com/how_5766115_remove-uniblue-registry-booster.html A pity about the ads for stuff every bit as bad as UBR.. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. I saw this one posted in the MS forums today in response to something an MS software engineer had posted. “Marilyn is right, it’s because registry keys that are still in use by your software have been removed by your registry cleaner. Which Registry Cleaner are you using? Most are are rubbish and only out to take your money. I’ve written an article using a Windows Registry Cleaner on my website. It … Continue reading More blackholes..

Backups.. make it easy on yourself..

Ever heard of Genie-Soft? They make backup software for home and business, and I am going to let you into a secret. Genie Timeline has been released as a free version. It lacks some of the functions of Timeline Home 2.1, but if you are looking to backup important stuff on your computer, it could not be simpler. All you have to do is set it up via the wizard, and from that point on, it is just one touch backup. It checks every 59 minutes for any changes, and even detects and warns you if your backup drive is … Continue reading Backups.. make it easy on yourself..

The Windows Experience Index. Are you happy?

It’s only numbers, you know. This is mine and as you can see, there are no 7.9’s here. I almost have a 5.0 WEI which is not bad considering that the top mark for a system of this age is only 5.9. Not too shabby for a motherboard which dates back to 2003, eh. I have an nVidia N6600 shoving stuff around the screen which is barely supported these days. It falls down on gaming a little because it is not too fast by todays standards and lacks some of the pixel shading ability of later video cards. As it … Continue reading The Windows Experience Index. Are you happy?