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Sat 20 March 2010

Windows 7 and TS-L633B Optical Drives

Posted by Daevien in tips   

Had this problem the other day. Basically, some optical drives don’t work right with Windows 7 and some of the newer power saving functions. In my case it was a Gateway laptop with a TS-L633B drive and I couldn’t find a firmware upgrade for it (there is …

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Sun 21 February 2010

BlueScreenView by Nirsoft

Posted by Daevien in tips   

BlueScreenView by NirSoft is a handy little program I stumbled upon a while back. It loads the windows crash files and shows you USEFUL information from them. Without needing to have the Windows Debugger installed like with WhoCrashed and a bunch of others out there that I tried.

Probably the …

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Tue 01 September 2009

Quick Guide to Windows Branding

Posted by Daevien in tips   

So you want to brand your Windows for your company or just for fun? No problem, check out the rest of this post for the details.

The image file you need for the branding should be 172 pixels by 172 pixels or smaller and saved in a BMP format in …

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