Bob Rankin: Blue Screen of Death on Windows 7


By Bob Rankin

Windows 7 is the most stable version of the operating system to date. Still, it’s not unheard of to see the dreaded “Blue Screen of Death” suddenly pop up. It’s a serious warning of a major problem in your system and should not be ignored. Here’s what to do if you encounter the Blue Screen of Death on Windows 7…

Dodge Retort: Is Windows 7 more reliable than its predecessors?


By John Dodge

Is Windows 7 really that much better from previous versions…or that much more reliable?

I am beginning to think not all that much given huge expectations for Win7. After using it for 18 months, my question is a fair one. Microsoft can probably show myriad stats to prove that it is, but there’s no substitute for personal experience over the long term.

August 2008 Newsletter #2

  • Your PC is Not Old
  • Death to the Desktop
  • OverDrive – Overhauled
  • Top 10 Tips of 2008 (so far)
  • Bits from Bill: Spyware From Where?
  • Malware Survey
  • Pitstop Research: XP SP3 Adoption
  • Tip #1: Ebay Mispells
  • Tip #2: Rename Multiple Files at Once

January 2008 Newsletter

Introducing Optimize 2.0
The Long Journey: XP SP3
Bits from Bill: 2008 – Death of the DVD
Vista SP1
Top 10 of 2007
Research: Firewire
Printer Survey Results
Survey: Photo Printing
Tip: Send Big Files & Photos
Tip: Multiple Home Page Tabs
Tip: Secure Windows