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

(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

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

Windows Vista SP 2 – Installed

Microsoft has recently released the latest Service Pack for Windows Vista. A service pack is a collection of software updates, fixes and or enhancements delivered in one package. When it comes to operating system updates, I recommend they are installed as soon as possible, with service packs I usually read what other peoples experiences are, or install on a test machine to see if any major changes have occurred. After a bit of research on the latest Service Pack, I say V (more…)

By Ross, ago

People ask me – How can I choose an Internet Service Provider?

First off a very basic explanation:

The Internet

  • The Internet is what you are connected to when you look at a website e.g. reading this very blog post online, chatting to a friend, using your email and more. The Internet is made up of lots of computers connected to one another in a network, this can be via many different mediums.
Now you cannot just plug your computer into a phone socket and hope to be online. You need to be connected via an ISP (Internet Service Provider.) To be (more…)

By Ross, ago