Category Archives: Third Party Utilities

After-market utilities that add value and performance to the Windows Vista operating system.

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 […]