Saturday, September 5

Tag: Microsoft

Predictions, Technology, The Future

Netflix stumbles but will it work?

   Netflix caught my eye years ago and had my wallet up until the two most recent changes to their business model.  Having run internet businesses since 1998, I am pretty familiar with the need to change and grow and change again dependent on the market and the customer base.  So I was not suprised when Netflix started changing their model to include different pricing or a change in pricing.  Having reviewed over 1200 movies using their service, I was dug in deep. It was wonderful watching a movie while working on a spreadsheet, database or organizing family photos and there in the corner of the screen played a movie from Netflix.  Not a being a  person who is too keen on wasting time watching tons of movies, this seemed to be a pretty justifiable way of getting away with it. And it ...
PC, Software

How to Tweak XP Computer-Part2

Part 2  See how-to-tweak-xp-computer-part1 if you missed the first part of our two part series on How to Tweak XP! 8.Defragment your page file: Download PageDefrag at Microsoft TechNet -> Open the .zip and run PageDefrag -> Click ‘Accept’ -> Select ‘Defragment at next boot’ -> Click ‘OK’ Just like the Microsoft TechNet website said one of the problems of Windows XP/2000/NT is that files that are in use cannot be defragged, and that includes the pagefile. This program will defrag your pagefile at the next boot to ensure it’s working to it’s maximum efficiency. Set Your Virtual Memory To 1.5-3.0 Times Your Computer’s Memory: Start Menu -> Classic Control Panel -> System -> Advanced Tab -> Performance Settings -> Advanced Tab -> Change -> Select Cust...
PC, Software

How to Tweak XP Computer-Part1

BEFORE YOU proceed, read the following paragraphs! You should have your computer at the original state, if you have done other tweaks, undo them. Use Disk Defragmenter before and after these tweaks and ALWAYS backup. Microsoft XP can be crabby at times. If you corrupt your registry, you will lose access to everything and have to wipe and reinstall. BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY, BACK UP YOUR DATA, BACK IT UP AGAIN, DOWNLOAD IT, EMAIL IT TO YOURSELF OR BACK IT UP TO AN EXTERNAL HARDDRIVE OR OTHER DRIVE. I won't be responsible for any damage you do to your computer by the following tutorials. You have been warned. 1. Disable Remote Assistance and Remote Desktop: Start Menu -> Classic Control Panel -> System -> Remote -> Uncheck ‘Allow Remote Assistance invitations to be sent from t...