Tag Archives: Microsoft

[SOLVED – finally!] Windows 10 installation has failed

The beginning of the end (of Windows 8.1 – and my sanity) If you have a PC running on Windows 8.1, you currently have less than a month to do something about that, because Microsoft support for it ends on … Continue reading

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Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

In recent years I’ve come to fear marketing speak. Phrases such as ‘innovative software initiative’ send chills down my back and tend to make me break out in a cold sweat. Back in January I posted about the upcoming retirement … Continue reading

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Alert: Win8.1 support ends one year from today!

Be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)(Although perhaps he didn’t actually say those words.) I don’t object (much) to updates to existing software, as long as they are actually improvements from the user’s point … Continue reading

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‘Click the tiny square’ — a rant

A few weeks ago — 20Jan2021 to be precise — I encountered a problem with Windows Update: an optional, but ‘recommended’, update that, according to the ‘help’ article about it, should have installed automatically without my intervention. I searched for … Continue reading

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Anyone got a noose?

Ah, Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft… I’ve been having trouble with Internet Exploder for some considerable millennia now, so I finally give up on it in disgust and switch to FireFox (while reflecting that the only reason I went back to MSIE, … Continue reading

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