Tag Archives: Windows 7

Windows 7: the end is nigh

Windows 7, originally released on October 22, 2009. It’s had a good run of over 13 years so far. At its introduction, I wrote a somewhat cynical piece, given that people were so negative about Windows Vista, and so positive … Continue reading

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Another adventure in downgrading, part 2: Vista

Okay, picking up where we left off last time: we have an application that now runs on .NET 4.6.2. So far it’s only tested on Windows 7 and Windows 10 platforms, which the .NET 4.8 version was targeting anyway. But … Continue reading

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No love for some OSes?

As a developer, I always like to stay up-to-date with OS technology. Firstly, to learn about new features and technologies, which may or may not be useful for my products. And secondly, for making sure my software is compatible with … Continue reading

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Windows 8 doesn’t detect my sound card!

Or does it? When I recently installed a Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro PCI-e card in a Windows 8-system, nothing appeared to happen. When I looked at the Device Manager, there was no Creative X-Fi card to be found. No … Continue reading

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nVidia stability issues on GeForce 400/500 series

I am still using the trusty old GeForce GTX460 in one of my machines. When I upgraded my drivers to version 320.18, I started having problems. Every now and then, the driver would reset, and in some cases it would … Continue reading

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Just keeping it Metro

Yes, Metro, not Retro. Or actually I should say Windows Store App now. As in, the new interface for Windows 8, mainly aimed at tablets and smartphones. Namely, I got myself a Windows 8 Pro update early on, at a … Continue reading

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Be aware of the world around you

Now that we are nearing the release of Windows 8, I think it is a good time to talk about the changes in the world of technology in general, and how you deal with them. As a software developer, it … Continue reading

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