New slippers for your mouse..

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Don’t you just love the way that a new mouse glides across a new mouse mat. For the first few days, the mouse is a pleasure to use. Then one day, you boot up your computer, and the mouse feels like it is wearing DMS boots fitted with ice spikes. The mouse mat suffers too. […]

Windows 7 – In the forums – Part 2

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Upgraders to Windows 7 are not all having an easy time of it. Why? Some seem to be under the belief that upgrading to Windows 7 will make a Vista computer work better. It can, but.. There is a mistaken belief that Windows 7 is more compatible than Vista. Well, there is some truth in […]

Windows 7 – In the forums..

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There are way too many spurious little problems, and on newish hardware too. I have an aging single core AMD 939 motherboard complete with aging peripheral devices, and Windows Vista 32 and 64-bit variants worked well as does Windows 7 64-bit. I have a suspicion that it is down to the way that Windows is […]

Windows 7 has landed..

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.. and is now available to the general public finally. This is the Microsoft Canada website.. There is a link on the web site for the heavily discounted Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack which includes THREE upgrade licenses. If you want to upgrade your home network, now would be a very good time. […]

It’s the fault of the testers..

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Own up now please. Were you a Vista tester? If so, why didn’t you tell Microsoft about the problems? Forgotten what they were already? UAC.. you ask nicely and are still told ‘NO’.. DRM.. Listen to music? On your own MP3 player? Hahahahaha Calculating the time to calculate how long the transfer of a 26k […]

Windows Optimizers..

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Q. What kind of stuff is most likely to slow down a computer? A. Malware Do you think that my answer was too short? OK, let’s blame something else. How about we pick on Windows processes When we install Windows, more than a few processes are set in motion, BUT more than a few are […]

You have your downloaded .ISO file. Now what do you do?

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Level – Beginner First, store it somewhere safe. An external hard drive is an excellent choice. Create a folder for it and label it in a way which will remind you NOT to delete it. If you don’t have an external drive, burn it to a DVD and label it ‘name of whatever it is […]

Windows 7 – My protest didn’t last long..

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When I first downloaded the Win 7 beta, I was disappointed to find that there was no classic menu. In the forums, I made the point that it was missing and that it should be present. As the versions rolled in, there was still no sign of the classic menu, so I upped my protest, […]

Some good news..

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If you haven’t come across CyberSecurity 2009 yet, I can tell you that it looks almost like the Windows Security Center. The two real difference are the name and the fact that you can’t shut it down. It infects Internet Explorer by blocking any website which contains anything which might be used to remove it, […]

Change your passwords..

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In light of the recent password scare re web based Messenger and mail accounts, change your passwords at your earliest convenience. That is another way of saying ‘NOW’.. Please note that you will have to log into your account with your old password initially.. Yahoo MSN AIM ICQ Google

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