After a bad day..

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.. essentially any day which ends with the letters ‘….day’, what better than to fire up Halo in a trainer and just shoot everything to pieces. This is what I have used as a stress reliever since the game first appeared in 2001/2002. Windows XP handled it really well, as did Vista, but the display […]

A day in the life..

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Having promised a 24hr turn around No original disks.. surprise surprise Finger marks all over the screen.. again How do stores get away with selling underpowered junk? Slow?? It doesn’t even boot !!!! Oh cool.. the ‘you may have been scammed’ graphic Ha ha.. soopadoopavirusXPkilla. That will be fun to remove No disks, no obvious […]

There is a marked difference..

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Yesterday, I un-installed Microsoft Office 2007 from my Vista installation. Wow, did that take a time to complete or what. The purpose was to install the newly released Office 2010 Beta. First attempt – please uninstall FrontPage 2003 and Access server database. More time passed. Second attempt – it is installing but when will it […]


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This statement, made by a UK Microsoft manager, has been called a ‘can of worms’ "What we’ve tried to do with Windows 7, whether it’s traditional format or in a touch format, is create a Mac look and feel in terms of graphics." Question.. when haven’t Apple and Microsoft ‘exchanged’ ideas regarding looks, and how […]

Happy third birthday..

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Three years ago today, I was excitedly installing Microsoft Vista Ultimate and Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007. My computer is still running very well, just as it did during that heady night, except that Vista has morphed into Windows 7, and the only part of the original partnership left on my machine is Office 2007. Normally, […]

Extra Extra.. read all about it..

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.. well,  at least two ‘Extras’ are making a comeback, except that they will not be Ultimate this time. They will be Windows 7 all versions this time because they will be released to all Windows 7 users. So, are you on the edge of your seats at the prospect of being able to play […]

The search for drivers..

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I watched a video of a Windows House Party. The organisers put on a great show, and I was impressed, especially with the six year old PC which is running Windows 7 well, presumably the 32-bit variant. I have a six year old Intel G845WN. Lets take a look at what I would have to […]

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