windows

How to Watch CBC Olympics App While Away from Canada

During my wife’s previous out-of-country business trip, I setup a VPN (Virtual Private Network) for her to connect home so she can watch some FIFA World Cup Soccer when she had some down time. A VPN is needed yet again as she is now out-of-country for another work trip and the 2016 Olympics in Rio are happening […]

Read More

Upgrading from Microsoft Vista to Windows 7 – Microsoft Ripped Me Off

There was a time when a personal computer would just do what it was supposed to. I am referring to the tried and true Windows XP operating system. Over the last two years, newer computers came loaded with its successor Windows Vista. I have to admit, I liked the new user interface and some of […]

Read More

Fixed – Windows Vista Network Slows Down Over Time

While you may finally be able to achieve fast LAN transfers under Windows Vista, the high speed you managed to have gained may not last. The annoying symptom of moving large files over a LAN in Windows Vista’s is that network performance may simply slow down before the file is fully transferred. The problem was […]

Read More

Use a Battery to Speed Up Your Computer

Over the many years of using a computer, I have tried many tweaks to try and make a PC run faster. Although there is lots of published information about tweaking Vista, I have not found one that utilizes a battery to speed up your computer. The discovery of this not-so-obvious solution truly made a difference […]

Read More

Microsoft Office 2007 Will Not Update – SP3 Culprit – RESOLVED

Even though we are living in a day and age of high technology, software manufacturers knowingly continue to release products containing major bugs. It is a pity that this happens but it is also normal practice and reality in the software business. Having said that, a good software company will also try to resolve these […]

Read More

SyncBackSE: How to Backup Files & Folders in Windows Vista – Just Like NTBACKUP

For every improvement in the latest release of Windows Vista, Microsoft seems to take an equal and opposite step backwards. NTBACKUP has been a tried & true method of backing files since Windows 95. In short, all your files & folders are neatly backed up as a single .BFK file. To restore specific file(s), simply […]

Read More

Windows Users: Testing Safari Compatibility without Going to the Apple Store

Every browser has it’s unique quirks when rendering HTML so my choice for quality assurance on a new website design is to view the new codes under Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari (when I get the chance). Until now, the only reliable way for me to view websites in Safari was to visit a local […]

Read More

Should I Upgrade to Windows Vista?

I recently had to purchase a new computer to replace one that was beginning to show it’s age. Instead of performing a repair on Windows XP (again) to try and salvage another few more months of use, I opted to purchase a new Dell Dimension E520. This way, I can use the new Dell as […]

Read More

How to Fix Windows Vista Slow Network Transfer

It was time to purchase a new computer and I ended up buying a Dell Dimension E520. I will write a detailed review once more hours have been logged on it but for now, I hope this little tip can save someone hours of headache from Windows Vista transferring data at extremely slow speeds over […]

Read More
Scroll to Top