General

Cannot restore from Previous Versions Server 2008 R2

I experienced a couple of issues where I could not restore a previous version using the built in Microsoft (Previous Versions function.)

The problem was a combination of not being able to copy the file as the path + filename exceeded the 260 character directory + filename character limit. Another issue was not having secu (more…)

By Ross, ago
Tutorials

(Old) Windows 8 keeps installing default drivers (Change the way Windows 8 Managers Device Drivers)

This post is no longer relevant as Windows 8 has been replaced. Right, so I came across this "Feature" when I installed Windows 8 onto an oldish laptop. Windows 8 was running fine but when I tried to install Synaptics Touch pad drivers, the OS would reinstall another touch pad driver essentially disabling my mouse and keyboard. (Annoying!!!! but if I were an average user who just bought a new laptop which was built with Windows 8 in mind, this may have worked a charm.) So now to my second encounter with this fantastic feature.

Running Sketchup 2013 on a Microsoft Surface Pro.

I just bought a 3D printer, and when it arrives I want to be able to build my own creations. (I will put up a review of the printer when it is here. I am so excited!!!) (more…)

By Ross, ago
General

Deleting multiple folders in Microsoft Outlook

Hi all, it has been a long time since I posted anything. So here goes. You are expected to have a fairly decent knowledge of computers and applications to follow this article. The Tutorial is a little simple and it sits at the bottom of this post. When you encounter a very messy Microsoft Outlook Mailbox. The mailbox in question was originally stored in Entourage 2008 on a Mac connecting to POP email with a mailbox size of around 10 Gigabytes. Eventually a server was installed at the office and (more…)

By Ross, ago
General

Down Time

Hi all, I have just migrated to a new webhost and there may be some downtime. I am currently fixing the links to any images that may be attached in the posts. It will be Read more…

By Ross, ago
General

Augmented Reality with The Hidden Park

First off, Augmented Reality is where the physical, real-world is augmented or merged with computer generated imagery. Basically what we will see very soon is a mobile phone application which when you point your phone at a street, the device will display information about restaurants in th (more…)

By Ross, ago
Tutorials

Hard Drive Space

If your C Drive is very low on space, this can in some cases cause your computer to run slow. I have created a short tutorial on how to use the Windows Clean up tool to free up space on your Hard Drive. After using a free tool called Tree Size and comparing the reported used space by Windows, I discovered about 60GB of space was missing 40GB of that was not reported in tree size. You can also right click on the Hard Drive e.g. C Drive and go to properties. This will show you how much Hard Drive space is being used and how much you have free. After a some research I discovered (more…)

By Ross, ago
Decisions

Windows 7 – Upgrade Offer

Good news all. Windows 7 is the next version in the long line of Microsoft operating systems. I am genuinely excited about this release. I have been using Windows 7 for the past 6 months on my laptop and it is running well and looks great. Now that it is close to launch, Microsoft have set the purchase by date for a free upgrade for certain versions of Vista. If you are deciding to buy a new computer, with Windows Vista i (more…)

By Ross, ago