Tag Archive: 32-bit

Aug 14 2013

Trying Out 64-Bit Firefox

For those that aren’t aware, there is a 64-bit version of Firefox lurking in the nightly builds of the browser which you can grab over here if you’re feeling adventurous. I say that because the nightly builds are usually for testing purposes only and may have numerous bugs and other issues and cannot be expected …

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Apr 01 2013

Importing Data From Oracle to MS SQL Server Databases Via SSIS

If you’ve been following the blog then you might remember that I have had a couple of failed attempts (first article and second article) at getting connectivity going between an Oracle database as a source and a Microsoft SQL Server database as a destination. Not to be dissuaded from finding a solution I have found something that I have …

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Sep 09 2012

Switch Between 32-bit and 64-bit Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8

Update 22/09/2013: Looks like there is a bit more under the hood regarding Enhanced Protected Mode – read more here. Here’s another quick tip for Windows 8 users. In prior versions of 64-bit Windows there were two versions of Internet Explorer that came as part of the operating system. One was the regular 32-bit version …

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Jun 24 2012

Internet Explorer and 64-bit Windows

Just a quick note for this evening. On 64-bit versions of Windows you actually end up with two versions of Internet Explorer as part of the “out of box” installation. You might be forgiven for thinking that you would be using the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer by default but that often won’t be the …

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Jun 03 2012

Windows 8 Release Preview Out of the Gates

Just a quick one for today. It’s been a big tech week with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S III and now the arrival of the Windows 8 Release Preview. By now, a good number of people have had the chance to understand the look and feel of Microsoft’s next major operating system not …

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May 27 2012

64-Bit Windows and ODBC Drivers

A slightly more technical article for today but something worth mentioning. At work, I am attempting to get a direct connection between MS SQL Server 2008 and an Oracle database. Some might say that such connectivity would bring about the end of the world or a hole might open in the ground and swallow me …

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Mar 02 2012

64-bit Windows 8 in a VM Requires Hardware Virtualisation

Here’s a quick tip for tonight relating to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview which I have written up yesterday as well as the installation process. If you want to use the 64-bit version of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview you need to make sure that you computer can provide hardware virtualisation. This function allows a virtual …

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Jun 08 2011

Recover Heavily Infected Computers with Microsoft Standaline System Sweeper

Here’s a quick tip for tonight. Microsoft has quietly developed a tool for use in situations where a computer just won’t start due to the number and/or severity of infections riddling it. Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper (MSSS) is not a replacement for a traditional antivirus which is designed continuously in the background checking for nasty …

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May 25 2011

“UnWalsh” Your Windows Phone to Receive Future Official Updates

Here’s a quick tip for those of you using Windows Phones out there. If you “Walshed” your phone because you were annoyed with how long the NoDo update was taking to come through (and a lot of people fell into this bucket) then you might not know you have inadvertently caused your phone to potentially …

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Feb 17 2011

Mount Your ISOs Quickly with MagicDisc

If you download a lot of software (legally, mind you) sometimes they will come in the form of an ISO file which is basically an image of an optical disc (be it a CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc). Normally, these files had to be burnt to a physical disc before you could actually start installing …

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