Windows 10 on the NB250.. More driver issues..

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The Windows 10 Toshiba NB250 partnership looks like it may be coming to an end, and with it of course my participation in the Windows 10 Insider program. I will be a little disappointed, but I am not laying blame anywhere. The NB250 never had manufacturer support beyond Windows 7, and I never thought that […]

Important Note February 2015..

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This relates to the problem of getting Windows 7 images since the Microsoft servers are no longer running and to solutions that you can use… What the website says: Important Note February 2015 The download servers msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net, msft.digitalrivercontent.net and azcdn01.digitalrivercontent.net have been taken down, and all Windows OS downloads have been pulled from the Azure […]

Update Tuesday – March 2015

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Windows 7: I have only done one of the Windows 7 machines so far, and I can report that there are no issues with it. Windows 8.1: Forty five updates later, my production machine also suffered no ill effects, which is nice because I really don’t need or want problems with the ‘big’ one.. Windows […]

Windows 7 OEM downloads..

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The end has come for these. Microsoft have pulled down any facility to get OEM ISOs from Digital River. The days of quietly downloading an ISO and, hopefully, using your legal key code are over, and if you want or need to do it now, Microsoft is directly involved. You can see the new website […]

Home front problems solved..

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My machine.. The ‘popping out of hibernation’ problem that I have been getting has been solved. One of the clues was a yellow light showing on the router where it should have been OFF. The adapter was set to wake up if it detected activity, not a setting I ever use in this environment, and […]

Updates – the latest round..

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OK. The latest round of updates should have run smoothly for you as long as you haven’t messed with the system or used utilities like registry cleaners which do. My production Windows 8.1 machine plus three Windows 7 machines updated and all is well some 24 hours later.. BUT, anybody running the Windows 10 Technical […]

Problems, problems.. Updated

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The computer in question: An HP Pavilion dm1 notebook.. It had been royally screwed up by another ‘technician’ who uses one click fixes to ply his trade. The operating system was (and still is) Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit pre-installed. There were masses of photos and music, none of which had been backed up by […]

This week @ TCG..

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Not too much happening on the Windows 10 front, no updates, no nothing really. I am not using it day to day because I can’t fully replicate what I do in Windows 8 without taking Windows 8 down. So not much to say. On the Windows 8 front, today is the first in three weeks […]

Windows 8.. Virus ridden and not working..

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When I took this job on yesterday evening, it should have been relatively simple. The machine had picked up a variation of the FBI virus plus other stuff no doubt, but as it was to be used by somebody other than the original user and nothing had been saved, I elected to do a back […]

Windows 8 adoption..

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.. has finally fallen below Vista at the same point in its timeline according to Net Applications (http://www.netapplications.com/). Some of it is attributable to business switching from XP to 7, some of it is attributable to computer users waiting for what follows 8. I think that it is mostly about apps that people do NOT […]

Windows Defender turned off?

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Not by me it wasn’t. This is the message which greeted me this morning, but it did respond to a manual start, and is back up and running. The question is, why did it turn off?. My first thoughts were that vestiges of malware were causing it, but when I ran my ‘lets get some […]


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