Archives for: March 2008

28/03/08

Permalink 10:43:55 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Articles
I keep getting a steady trickle of e-mails from well intentioned folk who think they are doing the community a service by forwarding a warning e-mail they received, to all in their address book. The warnings are usually along the lines of a virus is cir… more »

27/03/08

Permalink 11:25:03 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Technical Tips
I have just installed Windows Vista SP1 for the first time. It is now available via Windows Update although not automatically installed unless Microsoft determine that all your drivers are in a state that they will not cause you a problem with SP1 inst… more »

21/03/08

Permalink 01:12:07 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Technical Tips
All of a sudden I now know of three systems that hang (apparently stop doing anything) at powerdown time. Note that this is after the 'Windows is logging off...' and 'Saving your settings...' messages (otherwise it would be a shutdown problem). If you s… more »

09/03/08

Permalink 04:03:10 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Technical Tips
I was shocked recently to read just how much running my PC is costing me in electricity bills. It was calculated that for a regular PC comprising a 3.5GHz CPU, 120GB disk, 1GB RAM with common peripherals and programs between £80 and £100 a year was use… more »
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