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June 2005 - Posts

Forum Discussion: Is there a way to record TV to a network drive using MCE? – The Green Button.

This blog entry was gleaned from TheGreenButton.com, a Featured Community Web site.

 

While mapping a network drive doesn’t work, and recording to a network drive is not formally supported, this user might try mounting the volume as a folder.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

Time Saving Tip: Use one mouse click to open any program – WUGNET.

This blog entry was gleaned from WUGNET.com, a Featured Community Web site.

 

There’s no reason to click Start, click All Programs, click, and click again to open a program, you can simply hold down the mouse key and point to the menu (and program) you want to open.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

Forum Discussion: Understanding the different types of Ethernet cables – NeoWin.net Forums

This blog entry was gleaned from NeoWin.Net Forums, a Featured Community Web site.

 

This poster wants to know the differences between patch cables, Cat 5 and 6 cables, and how RJ-45 plays into all of this.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

 

Troubleshooting Tip: How to keep your GPS battery charged on multiple-day trips – Jake Ludington’s Digital Lifestyle.

This blog entry was gleaned from Jake Ludington’s Digital Lifestyle, a Featured Community Web site.

 

Carrying spare batteries is by far the cheapest solution, but becomes tricky if you bring spares for a variety of devices and almost never offers a solution for cell phone users.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

Forum Discussion: What’s the deal with minidisks? – Design Technica.

This blog entry was gleaned from DesignTechica.com, a Featured Community Web site.

 

Learn all you ever need to know about minidisks in this lively back and forth between Design Technica posters.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

Troubleshooting Tip: Change what application opens any specific type of text or image file – WUGNET.

 

This blog entry was gleaned from WUGNET.com, a Featured Community Web site.

 

If you don’t want Microsoft’s Picture and Fax viewer to open your jpeg files, change it by altering that file type’s file association in Folder Options. The same trick works for all file types.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

Forum Discussion: This PC refuses to come out of hibernation and sleep modes – Tweak XP Forums.

This blog entry was gleaned from TweakXP.com Forums, a Featured Community Web site.

 

After this user installed an updated video card driver, the PC wouldn’t come out of sleep or hibernation. Posters suggest he use Device Driver Rollback.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

 

In House Review: Battlefield 2 – The Firing Squad.

This blog entry was gleaned from TheFiringSquad, a Featured Community Web site.

 

The Battlefield series is a relaxed realism combined arms shooter that takes place on servers that range anywhere from 16 to 64 players, typically striking a good balance in the middle at 32. Players spawn as infantry of several kinds of classes, and can continue as infantry or find a vehicle to use. Usable craft include buggies, hummvees, armored personnel carriers, tanks, helicopters, jet aircraft and light overboard motor boats. Battlefield 2 is the newest addition, and the reviews are in.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

 

Forum Discussion: A user’s hard drive has excessive fragmentation – MSFN.org.

This blog entry was gleaned from MSFN.org, a Featured Community Web site.

 

After moving the page file from drive C to drive D, this user notices excessive fragmenting on the C drive. Does this have anything to do with moving the page file?

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

Tip: How to choose the right HDTV television – Design Technica.

This blog entry was gleaned from DesignTechica.com, a Featured Community Web site.

 

Wander into a chain store and you’ll see TV sets grouped into a handful of categories. They include direct-view analog TV, rear projection, front projection, and the oh-so-desirable flat panels. You can learn about each one in this information article.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

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