Everything started with a package from japan. I bought an OQO Model 01+ on ebay, a small UMPC – The disc was wiped, but the recovery cd was available. Hey, that’s the perfect geek toy! As I opened the box, I discovered, that the power cord was missing. If this is the worst thing happening, I’m happy – […]
I’ve never thought of having to install MS-DOS 6.22 again in my life. But today I had to – I even needed Windows 3.11 for Workgroups for getting some ancient box to work. The install started with three floppy disks, another one for the CDROM and nine for Windows. I was sitting there, DJing until the files were […]
After the big download, I kick-started the installer and I couldn’t believe my eyes: That service pack wants to have 1475 MB free space while installation – true, that number sounds scary, but it wasn’t better with the second service pack. Since the machine boots again, I am looking through application changes – in other words, what does […]
After one week delay, the third service pack for Microsoft Windows XP arrived. You won’t believe it: It’s even available via automatic update. But what’s inside? First of all, it’s a huge file being 313 MB which means a rather big download and a longer installation. But what’s under the hood? Can’t tell by now. I’m just installing.
Since Heise announced that Microsoft will release the Windows XP Service Pack 3 on the 29th, I didn’t sleep too well, as I really want to grab it as soon as possible. Sure, I use Linux, but this doesn’t mean that I am not dangling with windows boxes from time to time and I am fed up applying […]
The message stated in the topic is the one I hate most – especially if it appears with the user I am supposed to work with. But how to deal with that problem?