Family IT Nirvana

Working in I.T. also means fixing the computers of family members, friends and neighbours. Trying to do this over the phone (especially with my father, who consistently asks “but where is the Start menu?”) is pretty much impossible because they just can’t follow the basic instructions you try to give… 😉 In the past I…

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Application Installs, be gone!

As a follow up to my earlier post about modularising my computer, I wanted to add a couple of points which I either missed out, or did not explain so well :-S The first, which is a common question, is how to install Windows 7 into a VHD file without having to first install Window…

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IKEA-fying my computer

I have had this blog post in the pipeline for a while now, but I have been waiting until all the pieces fell into place, to make it something actually worthwhile to read!  Be warned though, this is a rather long blog post – but please stay awake! Having access to earlier builds of Microsoft…

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Portable Applications with Live Mesh

I really like Live Mesh.  I had been hoping/waiting a long time for Microsoft to bring out a free tool that allowed me to store all of my documents online, and have them sync automatically.  I had previously tried other options like xdrive.com or box.net but never liked them because they either looked too ‘clunky’…

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