Tag Archive: Windows XP

Jul 12 2012

Latest nVidia Unified Drivers Include Windows 8 Support

Just a quick one for today for those using numerous computers with nVidia graphics cards inside and some running Windows 8. Recently, Windows 8 specific drivers from nVidia were released but were no good if you wanted to use it on other versions of Windows. While many of us on higher speed broadband connections don’t …

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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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Mar 30 2012

Get Windows 7 Resizing Capabilities in Windows XP & Vista

Here’s a quick tip for those of you still on Windows XP and Windows Vista. One of the great things about Windows 7 is the ability to quickly and simply put two windows side by side by using keyboard shortcuts (so “Windows Key + Left Arrow” to snap a window to the left of the …

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Mar 27 2012

Get the Better of Locked Files Under Windows With Unlocker

Have you ever tried moving, renaming or deleting a file or folder and getting an error message along the lines of: “Cannot delete folder: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again” It can be a pain trying to work out what …

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Feb 24 2012

Solving TLS Timeouts in FileZilla

Here’s something that I had observed today. When attempting to connect to my webhost today I found that it would accept my username and password however, when initiating TLS, it would timeout even though my website was up and I had seemingly reliable connectivity to my webhost. In order to resolve this problem I tried …

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Jan 16 2012

MiniBin – A Cleaner Recycle Bin Solution for Your Windows 7 Taskbar

Here’s a quick tip for this evening. A while back I wrote about a way you could get the Recycle Bin in Windows to appear on the Taskbar but it was quite a  hacky and inelegant solution. Well, there’s a great little application called MiniBin available here that will add the recycle bin to the system …

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Jan 05 2012

Open Multiple Regedit Windows

Here’s a quick tip for tonight. If you are editing the registry sometimes you might like two registry editors open at the same time so you can compare the existing state with the updated state. However, attempting to do so will only allow you ever to open registry editor. The way around this is to …

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Aug 04 2011

Lock Windows the Fast Way

Here is a quick and simple tip for tonight. For people who have been using Windows a while (particularly from Windows NT onwards in corporate environments) you might be used to locking your computer by hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del and hitting Enter to lock your computer. While that still works on Windows 7 you can cut that …

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Jul 12 2011

Windows XP End of Life in 1000 Days

Just a quick heads up for tonight. We all know that Windows XP is two full versions off the pace set by Windows 7 and with Windows 8 slated to come out next year it does start to make Windows XP look prehistoric in comparison. Still, Windows XP does represent a significant portion of the …

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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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