Category Archives: Vista Installation, Configuration and Setup

Here goes…something: Win7 Upgrade

Although my recent recitation of Vista system problems has not been altered (and I’ve also lost my ability to interact with my HP MediaSmart Server via the Windows Home Server Connector in the interim), I’m still going to try an upgrade install from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate on my primary production machine. […]

MSI PR200 Finally Settles Down

One of my pool-playing buddies on Thursday nights is a third-level notebook support tech for Dell, so I naturally turned to him with a recitation of my recent woes with the MSI notebook I’ve been cleaning up and rebuilding for my son to use. Ever since last weekend’s BIOS flash went wrong, it’s been extremely […]

Machine Clean-up Makes For Rocky Computing

Last week, I swapped notebook PCs with a co-worker, who essentially traded me a smaller, lighter MSI PR200 notebook for a larger, heavier Acer model. Essentially I took over a machine that had been somebody else’s for over a year and had to go through the clean-ups and contortions necessary to make it mine (or […]

Uhhh….is this thing live?

[Updated 3/12/09: new bullet added. Oy!] I can’t believe I let three months go by without posting to my own blog. Just goes to show you how the unpaid volunteer work compares to the jobs for paying customers. Nevertheless, I’m going to try to climb back on this horse and ride it a bit further […]

Post SP1 Cleanup, Part 3

Whenever you install a service pack on a Windows machine, it’s not unusual for it to leave plenty of files strewn about your system disk in its wake. What’s unusual about Windows Vista SP1, however, is that it includes its own clean-up utility.