It never fails, I need to fire up VirtualBox to do something in Windows and I get a dialog box about it not being able to find the right driver. I know exactly what the problem is — the kernel was upgraded and the VirtualBox network drivers are out of date — I just always forget […]
Supposedly you can still get System Builders copies of XP Professional until June 30th, 2009, but I have read that there might be activation problems even if you are just reinstalling an existing copy. Dell is still offering downgrades for the $99 purchase price of Genuine Windows Vista Business BONUS, they had pledged earlier to […]
The Conficker Eye Chart is a very simple test to detemine if your computer is infected by the Conficker worm.
When I reinstalled my laptop, of course it reinstalled all the crapware that came with it. I could have easily just removed most of it with the Add/Remove control panel applet, but I decided to see what all the fuss was about with the PC Decrapifier. It’s a small download and it doesn’t install any […]
Not being consistent is frustrating. Windows XP service pack 2 will install on unpatched XP, or XP SP1, but SP3 won’t install on an unpatched install. So for future reference here is the upgrade path you need to follow when reinstalling Windows XP. Windows XP -> SP2 -> SP3 -> Windows Update Windows XP SP1 […]
I’m restoring my laptop back to its orginal state with a new hard drive — hopefully it’ll speed the thing up. I like to dual boot into Xubuntu on it, but the restore disk just creates one giant partition filling the whole disk. I tried GParted a while ago and it wouldn’t even recognize my […]
My Mythbox only records HD stations and the CW doesn’t come in all well at my house, so I’m lucky if I get a choppy version of the show. Usually I get a five minute block of noise. Trying to watch shows on the CW website leave me with the message that they only support […]