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Recover your lost Windows Key

If you’ve lost your Window License Key, and it’s not on the side of your machine, you can retrieve your key by using a little application called Keyfinder, by Magical Jelly Bean. You probably want to grab the 2.0 beta, as 1.5 is a little old and doesn’t support the latest operating systems.
In addition to … Read more »

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Site Downtime Yesterday

You may, or may not, have noticed that the site was in various flavours of unavailable yesterday. Things included MySQL not responding, Site not responding, and Server 500 errors. It wasn’t anything I did so I assume it was my host upgrading stuff. Attempting to check the error logs yesterday was fruitless as Site5’s admin … Read more »

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Identify your Motherboard without opening the case

[Photo by Josh Bancroft, via Flickr]
It’s a problem we all encounter at some point: You’ve just re-installed Windows, and now you need to download your Mainboard drivers. But which motherboard do you have again?
Instead of opening your PC case to find the Motherboard model number, check out CPU-Z 🙂
CPU-Z is a free, stand-alone … Read more »

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Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta 1 – First Impressions

Mozilla released Beta 1 of Firefox 3.0 a few days ago, so I thought it was about time I tried out the latest and greatest from the guys at Mozilla. Grab it here if you haven’t yet, but be warned, it’s only meant for testing, and shouldn’t be used if you require a stable browser.
I’ve … Read more »

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90% of IT Professionals Don’t Want Vista

ComputerWorldUK has an article discussing the findings of a recent survey by King Research, where it was discovered that 90% of IT Professionals Don’t Want Vista.
Going from my own experience with Vista – poor stability and woeful performance – I’m not surprised about this at all. Maybe – as with XP – SP1 … Read more »