Posts Tagged ‘xp’

My Desktop Computer Becoming Slower, Time to Reformat

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Inevitably, Windows based computer will have this annoyance. After a period of time, the desktop computer will become slower and slower. Slow to boot up, slow to shut down. Eventually it start to behave like a snail rather than the speedy computer system that you once bought or build a short couple of years ago. Even in the Windows 95 era, this kind of PC slowing was a common occurrence, in fact I had to reformat it at least once a year at that time. Would you call it an improvement if I have to reformat my current Windows Vista once every two years? (more…)

Archive backup files using compressed zip files

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

It is very important to keep backup of files that you use regularly whether it is for work or personal files. You never know the files may get corrupted. Files in your PC are easier to backup while those in your web site of course it becomes more complicated. However many people do not seem to know how to use the build in function in Windows to make simple archival backup files. (more…)

Windows Dynamic Disk Volume

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Windows dynamic disk volume can be useful, but it has its pitfalls too. However I believed the disadvantage far outweigh the advantage, of course it all depends on your needs. However my recent experience with dynamic disk volume has not been good. (more…)

Solved my Office Word 2007 crashing

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

I always wondered why whenever I start up the Office Word 2007 in Windows Vista and before it could run, it just turn sickly pale and then died by crashing. I have to start it up several times before it finally stabilizes. Very irritating and left me to contemplate using the alternative from Open Office. (more…)

Missing menu / toolbar in Windows or Internet Explorer

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

I don’t know how it happened, but it happened twice to me already. Somehow something happened and the menu toolbar on the Windows Explorer disappeared. I tried several ways to restore it but was not successful. In the end I had to check the Microsoft support website for remedy. (more…)

Restored back to IE6

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Alright! Wasn’t too difficult to revert back to IE6 from IE7 beta preview 2. Instead of using uninstall, I used one of the restore points in the Microsoft System Restore program.

And now, my McAfee Viruscan 9 is working properly again. Trust Microsft to always go their own way against the standards they set as well as the industry standard. Just because their desktop operating systmem is the dominant platform for 80-90% of the world user doesn’t mean they can at a whim do what they like. No wonder so many developers and expert users rant and rave in the net about big brother Microsoft. Can’t do much with all the rant & rave, ’cause M$ has the big bucks and they can do just what they please. (more…)

Running Vista with some speed bumps

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Installing Windows Vista was a breeze. I’m able to dual boot to windows XP without any hitch. However stuffing it up with software to make useful is another matter. It seems like many of my software that worked in XP is now not able to work in Vista. What a blow! Now I have to get all the upgraded version for those software that wouldn’t run in Vista! Ouch! An expensive affair indeed. No wonder I see some people in the USA who would want to sue M$. Best of luck, my dear! (more…)

Vista drivers for Linksys LNE100TX

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

After 3 days of clearing and backing up data from my hard disk, I finally have the chance to install Windows Vista. It was really tedious going through all the data and the additional fact that I don’t have DVD burner didn’t help at all. By installing the Windows Vista on a separate partition I could still use my good old Windows XP since I have lots of software running in it and also to test out and get myself familiar with Vista. (more…)

Dual booting windows XP and Vista

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

I’ve been thinking of installing Windows Vista, but I’m not very sure whether it will work well with my current PC and software. Windows has Vista ready checking software, and it found a few hardware and software that might not work in Vista.

After giving it much thought, I’ve decided dual booting would be the way to go. Just in case Vista screws up because there are no proper drivers and updated software that I can run it with. (more…)