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Archive for the ‘Vista’ Category

May 17th, 2007

Easy fixes for common install problems in Vista

If you’ve made the switch to Vista like I have, chances are you’ve run into issues. Installs that fail with strange errors (error 2739 and others) or you get something saying you don’t have permission to change a directory, abort or retry.
Both are tre annoying and don’t offer much help for a solution. […]

By Tris Hussey -- 7 comments

May 16th, 2007

A handy Vista tool to help the battery problem

Clearly Vista users are rather miffed about Vista and battery life problems I almost feel like I should create a category just for this one issue.
Just yesterday I told you about turning off the Aero theme to give you a boost. But what if you like the Aero theme when you’re plugged in? […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

May 15th, 2007

More info on the Vista laptop battery problem

As I talked about last week, laptop users are complaining that Vista is draining their batteries much faster than XP ever did. The Aero features seem to be the culprit, but I’ve learned a bit more about Aero recently. It turns out that just turning off the fancy features isn’t enough, you have […]

By Tris Hussey -- 2 comments

May 7th, 2007

Is it Vista or users that is draining laptop batteries?

There has been a bit of discussion about Vista and laptops lately.  The big gripe is that battery life takes a major hit.
I believe that the myth of Vista using more battery life came from the first people that installed it in their machine and did not configure properly the Power profiles. And a proof […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

May 1st, 2007

MindManager 7 announced-steady improvement on a great tool

Man I’ve been dying to blog about this for over a month.  I’ve been in the private beta test of the new MindManager 7 Pro.  If you’re a MM fan, this is a good upgrade.  Must upgrade?  If you use Office 2007, I’d say yeah.
The new MM 7 Pro is officially coming out May 30.  […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

April 26th, 2007

Test your router to see if supports all of Vista’s networking features

 This is more of a tip for those of us who work at home so we manage our own networks and routers and were brave enough to leap to Vista already.
Many of you have read that the whole TCP/IP and networking stack for Vista was re-written from the ground up and because of this there […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

April 26th, 2007

Diana always seems to have the tips you need-read them!

 Diana Huggins who contributes to Lockgnome’s Windows Fanatics blog always seems to have those tips and how tos that people need.  Whether it’s watermarks in Word or new lines in Excel cells, Diana has posted them.
Sure, you might think they are simple, if you’ve already spent time trying to figure out how to do it […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

April 25th, 2007

EverNote 2.0 and Evernote Outlook Extension Beta Released

I’ve been testing EverNote 2 beta for some time now, just a little while ago (last week I think), I got a ping that EverNote 2 was final and I should download the new version (actually throughout the beta period I received notices to update, which I very much appreciated).  Here a portion of the […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

April 14th, 2007

Microsoft releases patch for Outlook 2007, speed boost promised

We’ve been complaining, we’ve been trying to do what we can to improve things (including disabling most fun plugins), but Outlook 2007 has been dogged with performance problems since it debuted (actually in complaints started in beta).  Microsoft has finally released a patch for Outlook 2007 that is supposed improve the performance issues:
Microsoft indicated that […]

By Tris Hussey -- 3 comments

April 13th, 2007

Get these system repair tools now, before you need them

My computer crash/panic problems are well documented here.  Sure sometimes it’s been my fault, sometimes not.  Regardless of the cause, there are tools out there to help you out.  Lifehacker’s list is great and believe me, I’m downloading most of the Windows tools (the ones that I don’t already have) asap:
Which one of these tools […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

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