Auction sites and Windows 7

I have just spent an hour looking through adverts in eBay for Windows 7. Don’t worry, I am not going to buy anything. It took me months to make a decision to buy something from eBay that couldn’t be faked easily. Software is too easy to fake, just like labels and designs in the fashion industry. I am no gambler and will not take the chance to bid on something that I can’t see, especially when I know that it can be copied so easily. I don’t want a fake/pirated/illegal version of Windows 7 anymore than I want ‘Boulet’ boots … Continue reading Auction sites and Windows 7

The tree jumped out at me..

I installed Windows 7 last week and now my motherboard is fried and I don’t know what to do because I have OEM Windows 7 and I don’t know if I can activate it on the new motherboard which is tons faster than the old one that I couldn’t get an exact replacement for Also the hard drive is fried and I can only get a 1tb hard drive Will I be able to activate Windows or will I Have to buy a new Windows Plz help because I have to print off my homework tonight.. Oh no.. I got … Continue reading The tree jumped out at me..

D-Link SharePort update.. finally a winner

If you bought a D-Link router because of its SharePort capability, until recently you would have been really disappointed. Not a moment too soon, D-Link released a version of their SharePort software which actually works with printers. SharePort is not a true network device. What it actually does is fool the computers into believing that the printer is directly connected to a USB port. Unfortunately, this means that only one computer can connect to a printer at any one time, but in a home scenario, would that be too much of a problem? There is no doubt that it is … Continue reading D-Link SharePort update.. finally a winner

‘Restore points and 64-bit’ update..

I still have had no problems with restore points since I ensured that they were on the C drive and that there is enough space for them. This is despite rumours that Diskeeper 2010 may be causing restore points to disappear. I run Diskeeper 2010 and occasionally Auslogics defrag too, and neither seems to be affecting anything adversely. The most annoying aspect of this whole business is that Windows reports that it is creating restore points but isn’t telling you that they will be totally useless when it comes time to call upon one of them.

Back for 2011..

Once again awarded ‘Microsoft MVP’. I must be doing something right. Thanks to my Microsoft Lead who continues to support me, to all who read this blog, and to those who post in the Microsoft Newsgroups and forums. Without all of you, MVP status would not be possible. If only I could be as successful in other areas of my life, I would have it all. Maybe somebody thinks that I do not deserve that much..