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
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
Security

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