Archive for the 'Windows' Category

Microsoft Office 2010 – Trust

Friday, May 20th, 2011

How stupidly user unfriendly is the new Trusted settings in Office 2010, and how cryptic is the error message that pops up. Word experienced an error trying to open the file. Try these suggestions. *Check the file permissions for the document or drive *Make sure there is sufficient free memory and disk space. *Open the […]

Moving data off a dodgy disk

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Recently I had the joy of a brand new hard disk developing bad sectors, this caused all sorts of issues, and once I’d worked out that the disk was having issues (a failed backup due to read errors, which lead to a chkdsk, which lead to a hurried purchase of a new HDD) I immediately […]

Intel Turbo Boost Technology Monitor – Installation issues Win7 Ultimate 64 bit

Friday, August 6th, 2010

If you get the following error on a 64 bit Windows 7 install the following may help you. Solution: (Version 1.0.400.5) This is what I did to get this tool installed: I ran the setup and again the box popped up saying “This installation requires a newer version of windows”. I did not click “OK”. […]

Send CTRL-ALT-DEL through Remote Desktop

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

The wonderful fun and games that is remote desktop can often cause headaches, not the least of which is how to send a CTRL-ALT-DEL sequence to the remote host that your connecting to. The magic key sequence is CTRL-ALT-END – this will enable you to send the remote host a control alt delete key sequence. […]

iTunes Plus (DRM Free tracks now available)

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

It seems that Apple Inc. have (finally) launched the DRM free tracks on the iTunes Music Store, which I am pretty sure is a good thing. Now Apple don’t deserve all the credit here – EMI (and a big applause to them for the decision to go the route of portable music) deserve big kudo’s […]

Windows Vista – An Irritant

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

This is a rant. I have installed Vista on my MacBook Pro, while I do prefer using the Mac for many things (as it suits my work flows better) but there are occasions where Windows is required (whipping up a Win only app, software designed for windows only, or websites that will just not work […]

TUAW How To: Use your iTunes library over AirPort Disk – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

TUAW How To: Use your iTunes library over AirPort Disk – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) Handy guide to transfer your music collection to the Airport Disk functionality. M

Run Windows Vista for 120 days without activation key – Download Squad

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Run Windows Vista for 120 days without activation key – Download Squad If you want or need to try out Microsoft Windows Vista but don’t want to activate just yet, this is a legit and supported way of extending your trial/demo/unactivated period.

UltraNewb: How to move your iTunes library to an external drive – Lifehacker

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

UltraNewb: How to move your iTunes library to an external drive – Lifehacker A nice easy guide to allow you to relocate your iTunes library, even to share it with other iTunes installs you might have.

Install Windows to a Macintosh USB drive (without Bootcamp). « Tube Shards

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Install Windows to a Macintosh USB drive (without Bootcamp). « Tube Shards Dual booting winders’ on yer Mac!