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October 6, 2009 by mike b1954
Just another quickie hopefully ... ( sitting Comfortably ?)

By that , I mean I hope this is resolved pretty sharpish ...

Chapter 1 ... !

Yesterday ,I bought a brand new External Maxtor 500 gb hd for my mate ( birthday treat) ...

Read all instructions .. installed the usb and the transformer supplied ... no probs ... and plugged in and turned on ..

No problems ... found new hardware popup .. installed drivers ...

Rebooted and the new disc showed up in the my Computer pag...
September 21, 2009 by mike b1954
 

A friend of mine pointed this out to me ... If you have Windows 7 ,  go get  !

 

Sme pretty decent themes there too !
August 16, 2009 by mike b1954
Hi... another quickie ( hopefully ) !

I am currently running Vista HP on an Acer m1640 .. it is an OEM machine which means that Vista was already installed on

the 320 gb hard drive ... 

The Hard drive is partitioned C - System D  - Data - and the hidden partition ~ E ~  

 on which Acer have put the Vista HP system files  ( for reinstall  )

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Now , I really would not like to overwrite the C System Partition , however I have a load of ...
August 15, 2009 by mike b1954
Just a quickie ...

Although I use Windows Live Hotmail  a couple of times a day I sometimes miss important new

deliveries during the course of a session online...

I have been looking everywhere for an application that reminds me , from the taskbar , that I have

 a new Email  ...

Are there any that work with msn.com ? ~ and are really easy to set up .... summat like the

flashing tab you get when you are on Messenger /Skype when you are not in the message ...
July 24, 2009 by mike b1954
Ok Guys and gals ! Hopefully a quickie question and answer ...

Every day / night / TIME ~ ~ that I turn my PC on I keep getting a popup from Windows defender saying I have not scanned my PC for "X" ( being the number ) of days and my PC is at risk if I do not scan ..

Being a creature of habit .. I always scan with defender while I am having my dinner ... so its a daily routine for me , and always has been ..

BUT it still popsup very annoyingly ... which leads me to some quest...
August 27, 2008 by mike b1954
Just a quickie ... hopefully ...  for starters .. FF... XP SP3 Object Desktop all up to date

Being a user of Desktop Sidebar I have all my quick launch icons in a panel on DS  and usually they are a mirror of what normally are my desktop icons    ~  all working perfectly ... no problems at all ..

In the last few days , though I have had to a lot of admin / office work so I usually , for ease , right click , arrange icons by ... then select SHOW DESKTOP ICONS ...
July 6, 2008 by mike b1954
 

My IE7 has had to close itself for some weird reason , apparently there was an issue  with  ' enhdlg.dll ' ? ?

IE7 XP Pro SP3 OD Ultimate

It re-started ok  .. So what's going on here ?
June 22, 2008 by mike b1954
 

A close friend of mine has recently come back from a holiday in Mexico... Mexico. Of all the places I would like to at least see before I die, I reckon this is one of them ...

And not only for the typically 'Tourist- y' type of things... Those I would do a couple of days before I leave for home ...

I would want to go to an inland town and sample the true life of Mexico , and experience the way people do really live ,work and play ... and to sample the Unique character of a Typi...
June 22, 2008 by mike b1954
 

A close friend of mine has recently come back from a holiday in Mexico... Mexico. Of all the places I would like to at least see before I die, I reckon this is one of them ...

And not only for the typically 'Tourist- y' type of things... Those I would do a couple of days before I leave for home ...

I would want to go to an inland town and sample the true life of Mexico , and experience the way people do really live ,work and play ... and to sample the Unique character of a Typi...
June 20, 2008 by mike b1954
 Language never ceases to amaze me .. I am learning Greek for my holidays , (In Greece) ~ knowing full well that when I get there I will be speaking English !! 

~ But given the opportunity to talk it , I definitely will be .. I like to see the locals' reaction when I do ...  I have been there loads of times and have always learnt so much more when I speak with a local (who , hopefully can understand English enough to correct me ... ! )

This year I hope to be going to Kefalon...
June 20, 2008 by mike b1954
 Language never ceases to amaze me .. I am learning Greek for my holidays , (In Greece) ~ knowing full well that when I get there I will be speaking English !! 

~ But given the opportunity to talk it , I definitely will be .. I like to see the locals' reaction when I do ...  I have been there loads of times and have always learnt so much more when I speak with a local (who , hopefully can understand English enough to correct me ... ! )

This year I hope to be going to Kefalon...
June 10, 2008 by mike b1954
So what's goin' on here then ... ?editA bit about meself and other stuff ...editPublished on June 9, 2008 By mike b1954 Tuesday Morning ...  3.15 am ..

 So I thought It was about time to do summat in Impulse ... and start one of these here Blog things off , Just to see what happens where , and how it all interacts with other people , but mainly mostly myself ...

So, in a nutshell .. I'm 54,  slightly colour blind , Retired Professional Musician , and I am a Batchelor O...
June 9, 2008 by mike b1954
 Tuesday Morning ...  3.15 am ..

 So I thought It was about time to do summat in Impulse ... and start one of these here Blog things off , Just to see what happens where , and how it all interacts with other people , but mainly mostly myself ...

So, in a nutshell .. I'm 54,  slightly colour blind , Retired Professional Musician , and I am a Batchelor Of Music (Liverpool University ) I love Jazz and Classical Music, Yes and Pink Floyd ~ Beatles of course , and Soul Musi...