Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Microsoft Server OEM edition

13/04/2018 Leave a comment

Sometimes when you buy a new server (in my case it was an IBM X-Series back then) you get a bundled copy of Microsoft Server. This is what I found while clearing up my office back then. Unfortunately, it was not used ever because my office already used Microsoft Volume License versions. So this was found only recently at the bottom of a cupboard after clearing up. It is Windows Server 2003. It is not even the R2 version and since Microsoft stopped support for it, it is pretty much useless. Damn, I should have made use of it back in the day

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Microsoft Office 2016 Home and Student

13/09/2016 Leave a comment

Looks like I will have to cough-up $199 for this Microsoft Office 2016 suite for my wife when I upgrade her computer soon. For me, I do not use it much ever since I discovered Google Docs. There are free versions available too like LibreOffice but so far, Google Docs has been more than sufficient. My wife, on the other hand, needs Microsoft Word for her work and so, it looks like I have to get this for her. The Microsoft Online Store lists it for sake at $199 and shops online and offline have it for sale for $200 or more. Looks like I gotta go for it and soon

Those irritating “Get Windows 10” reminders

11/05/2016 Leave a comment

If, you are like me, and own a computer running on Windows 7, you will be bound to get some of these irritating Microsoft Get Windows 10 popups that happen often. The thing is, there is no easy way to get rid of them. I am sure that there is something that can be done, some kind of hack that can get rid of these popups but so far, I have not found anything. If I find this irritating, imagine what it would be like for those poor sods running Windows 7 PCs as digital signage machines. I have seen some pictures recently on the net, with Windows 7 signage PCs with this popup in full view. All I can say is, fuck you very much Microsoft. Don’t force people to upgrade by using popups. You are fucking everyone’s life up. Twats.

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Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

25/11/2015 Leave a comment

Nowadays, laptops and desktops are starting to come without built-in CD drives. So what happens when you want to re-install your operating system. never fear. Enter this tool from Microsoft. What it does is to “burn” your ISO of the operating system into a USB drive and make it bootable. After that, you can boot from the USB drive and install your operating system. This tool also allows you to “burn” a bootable CD or DVD  of your operating system but since we are on the topic of USB drives, this is not important. But it is useful to know that the capability to do so is in this tool. I have used this to create bootable Linux USB thumb drives with no issue as well. Yes, it’s that good and did I mention it’s free?

The Dell Inspiron N5050 after 4 years

15/10/2015 Leave a comment

I bought this laptop computer for my wife in late 2011 because the laptop that she was using bit the dust. She is now or rather has now been using this laptop for almost 4 years and it is still going strong. She is happy with it, well, except for the Chinese program that works with her version of Microsoft Word. Other than that, she is happy with it, as I said. I did ask her if she wanted me to buy her a new laptop but she said that she does not need it. This is proof positive that Dell laptops are pretty long-lasting. I had my old Vostro for four-and-a-half years. That is proof positive!

Forgive the picture of this laptop. It is not the best picture I could have taken…I will admit. That hair on her laptop came from my two furry cats. Oh, and the keyboard? That is an external one as she loves external keyboards. Apparently, it is easier for her to type on

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Nokia 130

07/01/2015 Leave a comment

I saw this phone some time back and I started thinking to myself that even after Microsoft bought Nokia, they still felt that for emerging markets, basic mobile phones were needed. And that is where the Nokia 130 comes in.

Apparently, With the Nokia 130, you get up to 36 days of standby time and a a very durable phone to boot. And it also comes equipped with a flashlight on the back, Bluetooth to share songs and can take an SD card up to 32Gb in capacity. Maximum music playback time is 46 hours. Pretty good for a basic phone. It seems that it can also playback videos very well. I have yet to see that but I am looking more at the long music playback duration. Specifications-wise:

  • SIM card type: Mini SIM
  • AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector
  • Charging connectors: Micro-USB
  • System connectors: Micro-USB-B
  • USB: USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth3: Bluetooth 3.0
  • Bluetooth profiles: Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1

Not too bad. I like the fact that it now uses a micro USB to charge. I freaking hate the old Nokia charges of old. I will definitely be getting this as I saw it for sale in Singapore for less than $40. Great one Nokia!

Windows Boot Manager errors on a PC

29/10/2014 Leave a comment

One of my clients had this Windows error on his PC the other day. So much for starting and restarting so many times, it just failed to load. So what we did was to reload the system because to be honest, even starting up with the installation disc did not help. I did tell the client that if they have recently been getting errors with fltmgr.sys it’s recommend they uninstall or re-install any programs recently that may have generated this error. But the client swore that nothing had been installed. Oh well. Its reloading time!

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