Windows update was trying to force setting up a Microsoft Account – Resolved

Last Updated on August 21, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

When I came into my office this morning, I found that an update ran on my Windows 10 machine overnight.  The update was looking for a Windows Login. I prefer to use the old style local login. Fortunately I was easily able to bypass the demand for a Windows Login

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Windows Mobile – Can’t send Email

Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I ran into a problem with my Samsung Saga running Windows Mobile 6.1. I was in a location where I was using wireless and the wireless provider had blocked the email ports. I thought “No problem, I’ll just send this when I get outside”. I was still getting the error that “The message(s) cannot be sent…”

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An easy way to find the .net version running on your machine.

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I am working with a client to find a piece of software that will meet his needs. One of the software packages requires .net 3.5 or higher. Many of the solutions required downloading software or opening the registry. I found a much simpler solution.

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Dell offering XP again

Last Updated on December 4, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

It appears that Dell is once again offering XP to purchasers of new Dell Systems.

The problems with Vista are

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Found a potential huge disk space hog… Windows CD writer

Last Updated on December 4, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

I was working with a client’s machine the other day trying to free up some disk space. They had less than 1 gig left and the machine was getting a little quirky. The amount of space used just didn’t make sense.

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Vista Home Premium and a Photosmart A512 printer shared on XP

Last Updated on December 4, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

I just got a laptop primarily for the road that runs on Vista Home Premium. I was setting up the printers from the home office and ran into a nightmare with an HP Photosmart A512 printer that was shared off an XP Home machine.

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Vista Home Premium and USB Hubs

Last Updated on December 4, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Vista continues to offer nasty surprises.

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Vista and Serif Photoplus

Last Updated on December 4, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Well, I’m still working with Vista Home Premium on the new laptops.

We’ve had some issues and some successes.

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Vista, Norton and Total Appraisal

Last Updated on December 4, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

We are still advising most of our business clients to try to purchase new machines with XP Pro instead of Vista. We were just referred to a new client who had been going through a nightmare trying to network 3 machines running Wintotal’s Aurora Appraisal Software. They had been hit by lightning and had to purchase new machines. They went with Vista Home Premium.

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Vista and Remote Differential Compression

Last Updated on December 4, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

We ran into a major problem when we were running our first Vista based laptop. The file copy times over the network were horrendous. Slow just barely describes the copy speed. A guy with a quill pen, parchment and an ink bottle could have copied the files faster.

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