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  • Yes, I really did buy Intel

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    Well as you can see by the canuck's post below, I ordered an Intel Core2 Duo. I did this mainly because I want to have my system upgraded so I don't have to change hardware too soon and deal with the re-activations of vista and office etc... Anyway here
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  • So EA Officially Fails at Life

    Yeah EA fail at life, BIG TIME! I just downloaded a copy of the new Need For Speed Carbon demo, happily installed it on vista, and when I went to start it, it crashed. Funny thing is that I tried it on another box running RC1, thinking it was my version
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  • Windows Vista Guides

    Well some of you have probably been wondering what happened to the Vista guides after build 5536. To be honest, I got lazy. Betweem that and working a lot I just didn't have time to pump out new guides for new builds that were, quite frankly, not much
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  • WMP on Vista x64

    One thing I have noticed about Vista x64 is that the default Windows Media Player is the 32 bit version. Microsoft did this for compatibility reasons with codecs and such. But some people may want to restore the 64 bit WMP in light of a x64 FFDShow being
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  • Fix Aero Glass on Low end DX9 Cards

    Some people with low end DX9 cards (Geforce 5x00 series and ATI 9x00 series) have been reporting issues of Aero Glass not enabling itself despite getting a system rating more than good enough to run Aero Glass. This is a known issue in RC2 and is on the
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  • Windows Vista x64 - Revisited

    Well I decided that with RC2 I would at least make an effort to give x64 another chance on my machine. Worst that could happen is that I format in anger and go back to x86, so here's the story. I was talking to Robert on Friday and told him that I
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  • WLM 8.1 - A Step Backwards?

    Ok, this is something that has been bugging me for a while now, I just haven't had the time to address it in detail. Now, anyone who has used WLM 8.0 for any extended period of time knows it pretty much stinks. It's not stable, disconnects randomly
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  • Vista 5728.16387 Released to Techbeta

    Microsoft have just released Windows Vista build 5728 to technical beta testers. This build improves on the performance and stability of RC1 and gives a good look at the status of Vista and it's progress towards RTM. If you are a tester go download it
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  • Office 2007 Beta 2 TR Released

    Microsoft have announced the release of the Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh today. This long awaited refresh to beta 2 brings changes in the area of bug fixes and UI elements and is MUCH better than beta 2. You will also notice a refined glass look
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  • My Journey to FiOS

    Well I decided that I would take a few minutes and tell everyone about my broadband history and my glorious journey to Verizon's new FiOS service. For the purposes of this article, my old provider (Optimum Online) will be referred to as OOL. I was first
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  • 5536 and Marvell Yukon NIC Cards

    Anyone who has installed Vista 5536 on a machine with a Marvell Yukon NIC knows that it has issues, you cannot browse websites or really do anything functional on the network. One easy way to fix it is to of course install the XP NIC Drivers. The other
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  • Windows Vista 5536.16385 Guide

    It's done! The tweak guide for 5536 has been finished. I would like to thank Kristan Kenney for his many contributions as well as Dena Reiter for helping me out with the wording as well as proofreading the guide as a whole :). This guide has a lot of
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  • Vista and the Screensaver: The Answer

    In my previous post on this topic, I discussed the screensaver in Vista (as well as XP MCE 2k5) not working with the Microsoft Cordless Laser 6000 KB/Mouse combo from Microsoft. Since then I have been doing some further investigation into what exactly
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  • Expectations for Vista RC1

    As you have probably already seen over at Brandon Leblanc's blog, we had a rather interesting discussion about our expectations for RC1. We all pretty much agreed on the fact that RC1 has to prove to be stable, and I mean REALLY stable. But on top of
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  • Windows Vista and the Screensaver

    This is a funny story, and I thought I'd tell everyone about it, because this is something that has been driving me insane for MONTHS and the solution was so freakin simple. Anyway, the big problem I've been having with Vista is my screensaver not working
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  • Firefox To IE7

    Blake pointed me to this, and if you ask me, I think it's awesome. He made a nifty little app that allows you to import your firefox bookmarks/feeds into IE7. Go check it out! http://windowscoding.com/blogs/blake/archive/2006/07/25/Convert-your-firefox
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  • Microsoft - Want Vista x64 to Fail?

    I am really starting to think Microsoft are TRYING to make x64 an all out flop. See it wasn't all that bad, untill 5472 came along. 5472 x86 is an absolute dream. X64 is like the spawn of satan on your computer screen, it's HORRIBLE. In their infinite
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  • Windows Vista Build 5472 Tips & Tricks

    I have posted the tips and tricks guide for Vista build 5472. A few updates included, not all that much changed from beta 2, but I did simplify a few things. Anyway, I will update it as I come across new things. So enjoy it, and click below to view it
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  • 5472 Howto: Fix Calendar Gadget

    While I'm working on the 5472 tips & tricks guide, I figured I'd throw the community a pretty helpful tip before the full guide goes up. Anyone who has tried to use the calendar gadget knows by now that it is broken. Luckily the fix is pretty easy
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  • Windows Vista Build 5472.5 Released

    Microsoft have released Windows Vista build 5472.5 (winmain_idx01.060713-1900) to beta testers today. This build contains many bug fixes and improvements over beta 2 and build 5456. If you are a beta tester please download this build and submit your feedback
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