24Dec 2009

Howto: Uninstall Windows Live Messenger

By |December 24th, 2009|computing|0 Comments

windows7The programmers at Microsoft must think that it’s really fun to torture their users.

If you even try to login to Windows Live service once (definitely including such original titles as Windows Live ID, Windows Live Messenger, but probably others too), they setup your […]

23Nov 2009

Random USB Drive Disconnections in Windows

By |November 23rd, 2009|geek|1 Comment

enclosureI have several old laptop hard drives that I use in cheap USB drive enclosures for backing up or sharing data. These things are great and then generally just work, even though you […]

22Oct 2009

Take Advantage of your Free Upgrade to Windows 7

By |October 22nd, 2009|computing|1 Comment

windows7If you’ve purchased a new computer in the past few months it likely came with Windows Vista installed AND an offer for a free upgrade to Windows 7 when the new operating system […]

15Oct 2009

Show “All Details” in All Folders in Vista

By |October 15th, 2009|computing|0 Comments

windowsvistaWindows Vista has a really annoying habit of changing the way that it displays files in folders in Windows Explorer (or My Computer) based on the content in those folders. For example if a folder contains pictures it tends to show small icons […]

9Oct 2009

7 Things to do Before Installing Windows 7

By |October 9th, 2009|computing|2 Comments

windows7Windows 7 is due out on October 22nd and many people will be planning to install it as soon as possible after it arrives. I know I will be as I’ve completely had […]

8Aug 2009

Save Passwords for Mapped Drives in XP

By |August 8th, 2009|computing|0 Comments

windowsxpI find it very odd that I’m ranting about a Microsoft Windows XP issue. I rarely use XP anymore and when I do it generally just works. You don’t want to get […]

3Jul 2009

Fast User Switching not so fast in Vista

By |July 3rd, 2009|computing|2 Comments

windowsvista I’m the type of guy that uses keyboard shortcuts all the time. It’s simply faster and more efficient, and it works for me. So back in the Windows XP days I got very used to using Win+L to change users (ie. to […]