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Posts Tagged ‘windows’

Skyrim Shutdown Crash

I like Skyrim. It’s a great game. I wish I could play it on my PC. Often, and I’m not sure what the cause is as it seems to vary depending upon location or “some other set of conditions”, my PC will shutdown and reboot. I’ve been running temperature monitors and everything is well within [...]

Remap Caps Lock to CTRL key in Windows

Because I looked for it here and didn’t find it, I’m putting a handy reminder to this useful blog post: http://johnhaller.com/jh/useful_stuff/disable_caps_lock/ The post describes how to disable the caps lock key or remap it to a control key. And various other permutations to boot! Here’s the registry information if you’re into running regedit. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout] [...]

XGene Multimedia Mini Keyboard

Now that I’ve got hibernation working again on my machine, I’ve turned my thoughts to making it more comfortable. I’ve longed for a decent small keyboard for many spins round the sun now. It seems like a simple thing. Make a keyboard with no number pad with a bunch of keys on it suitable for [...]


Annoyed by the inability to see more than 3GB with Windows 7 32 bit, I decided it was time to enter the world of 64 bits on my PC. I had to flip a chipset option to allow memory remapping through the northbridge controller. Having done that, my memory performance is no longer the bottle-neck [...]

The very best technology 2008 had to offer

Between barbecues and golfing this weekend, I took a few minutes to drop some new hardware into my criminally-neglected PC. It’s been some time since I’ve added any parts to it and I’d gotten the bug recently when prod and I started playing Dawn of War II. StarCraft II got released last week and, better [...]

Windows 7 Wake From Sleep

Since installing Windows 7 I haven’t been able to put my PC to sleep either in hybrid mode or hibernate. So I did a little digging and found some useful tips on INTERNET. If you put your computer to sleep in one of these modes and find it immediately wakes back up again, fans whirring, [...]