Monday, November 24, 2008
OK so that's a NO Trend AV on W7, does anyone know of any other AV's that don't work as spectacularly as TAV? Write to Neilo with your results :-)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
2GB DDR2 memory 667Mhz
8GB SDHC Ultra II 15MB/s seek time
- 4GB Dedicated to ReadyBoost
- 4GB Dedicated to Program Files directory
I think the ReadyBoost option with one of these cards provides a significant boost, I really need to run some bench marks to find out.
I plug it all into a 19" monitor, full size keyboard and mouse connected to a Telstra 3G USB modem. It performs wonderfully all day then I just on the train home and continue to work until I get home.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
This time Around I have disabled Automatic Updates because the patch KB958644 breaks Windows 7 and forces the Dell Mini 9 to boot into System Restore mode
So, anyway, after installation and initial patching, this time I am left with an Unknown Device in the control panel. The Device ID's are
And according to Chirs123NT's rather helpful Windows 7/Dell Laptop Site :-
"Now, it seems that this points to a file in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers called blbdrive.sys. Our best guess is that it has something to do with the Block Level Backup Engine (which is responsible for image-based backups in Windows Vista and higher, through a feature called CompletePC Backup and Restore), but we’re not 100% sure. If anyone has any information on this please let us know."
Now I am really confused, I have just plugged my Dell Mini 9 in at work, with Full Size USB keybaord, Mouse and External VGA monitor. I go to the control panel and said device is not longer listed as requiring attention.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Please review the KB artcile here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940226
Thank you Nicki, I look forward to sharing our gadget obessional findings on here.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Download the exe from this here for x86 machines http://www.withinwindows.com/files/upf/upf_x86_rev0.zip
Then follow the instructions from this guy here :-)
When I try to apply the Office 2007 patches one at a time and in order of patch date I get the "you lost connection with windows update" error.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I will post more when I determine which patch is the offending one