Do you need Vista?

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A good question, and the answer is a resounding ‘YES’. Increased security is a must these days. Forget the older operating systems. Windows 3.1 and 95 are no longer relevant. Most home users of these operating systems never connected to the outside world. If anything was installed, it was done from a 5.25 or 3.5 […]

Vista and Gateway Support..

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Every morning, I look through various RSS feeds, news and technical, and then I ‘hit’ the MS public newsgroups. News is often soul destroying, technical sometimes goes way over my head, and newsgroup material is it’s usual baffling self, a combination of plaintiff cries for help and complete BS. RSS feeds aside, this is what […]

Canon Lide and Vista..

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Canon have now released an official Vista driver and ToolBox for the venerable Lide 30 (and all of the Lide range). The earlier XP drivers and ToolBox actually worked in Vista, and I notice that the version numbers for Vista and XP drivers are the same. However, it is reassuring to have ‘official’ Vista drivers […]

Vista OS Upgrades – General

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You should have no major problems as long as you do some research..   However, some drivers that have been supplied for inclusion in the Vista installation are still in their infancy.. this applies particularly to video drivers.. some are better than others, and you may well find that you do not have all of […]

Microsoft Wireless Mouse and Keyboard revisited..

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There is an optional update in Windows Update.. these are the details off of my own computer.. take a look at the URLs..     Microsoft – Other Hardware – HID Non-User Input Data Filter   Installation date: ‎06/‎02/‎2007 10:57   Installation status: Successful   Update type: Optional   Microsoft Other Hardware sofware update released […]

Windows Live Messenger 8.1 (beta)

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Vista users seem to be experiencing problems with Windows Live Messenger 8.1. From what I can gather, it is attributable to two things; DEP and Adobe Flash. So, what to do next.. Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet has this on her website..   The Microsoft-suggested workaround: 1. Uninstall Flash Player (Click Start->Control Panel->Uninstall a Program, […]

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