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I'm a fulltime WordPress Developer at Code For The People in the UK. I also build RTS AIs & attend WordPress/design conferences.

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Jun
28
comment Windows 7 x64 Setup drivers SSD problem
For reference at the time the above was posted the only things connected were a generic USB keyboard and mouse, a DVD-RW drive, and an SSD. Removing the DVD-RW fixed the issue. Basically never install Windows 7+ from a disc is the moral of the story, it's slower, error prone, and can crap out over silly things
Apr
24
comment Can I get AirPlay mirroring under Windows?
There is, and if I were under Ubuntu I would have free lunch every day, but I'm not
Mar
20
comment Can I get AirPlay mirroring under Windows?
shame its a paid for app but it works
Mar
8
comment Can I get AirPlay mirroring under Windows?
Ah Super User, could somebody please move it there?
Mar
8
comment Can I get AirPlay mirroring under Windows?
Then where should I ask it?
Dec
14
comment Wake Windows 7 from sleep and modifier keys are reversed
I play a lot of RTS games, which means sticky keys comes on a lot when holding shift to queue orders, so disabling sticky keys was one of the first things I did when I set up this machine
Dec
6
comment Wake Windows 7 from sleep and modifier keys are reversed
The only other keyboard I have to plugin has been sitting in a cupboard because it's broken ( damned saitek cyborg ), although that broke years before I built this computer
Dec
4
comment Wake Windows 7 from sleep and modifier keys are reversed
( on both sides of the keyboard too, not just the left/right )
Dec
4
comment Wake Windows 7 from sleep and modifier keys are reversed
yes, when I hold the shift key It does the reverse of what I would normally expect it to do. If it were stuck there would be no change when held down/rebooted. It also doesn't explain the capslock reverse, the alt key or the ctrl key
Dec
4
comment Wake Windows 7 from sleep and modifier keys are reversed
It's a £2.99 standard UK layout USB keyboard I got from Argos, I've had it for years and it's worked perfectly fine, no fancy features, no backlit keys or media buttons, uses the standard Windows keyboard drivers
Dec
4
comment Windows 7 Install/Setup DVD boot problem
It may not have been the issue, but the motherboard was indeed faulty, though wether it was the SATA controller or not I am not sure. I also found that the replacement part refused to pass POST until a RAM stick was removed
Aug
31
comment Windows 7 Install/Setup DVD boot problem
I booted back into the XP live CD and attempted to run chkdsk again with /f and /r, after its completion I rebooted. No windows 7 logo.
Aug
30
comment Windows 7 Install/Setup DVD boot problem
Indeed, I've been searching for my 4GB USB drive to see if I can try booting without using the SATA ports at all
Aug
30
comment Windows 7 Install/Setup DVD boot problem
Is there any means of detecting if this is the case from Ubuntu?
Aug
30
comment Windows 7 Install/Setup DVD boot problem
I will attempt this when I return home ( and thanks avirk, Ill update the question as I have more information )
Aug
30
comment Windows 7 Install/Setup DVD boot problem
=( Though only the DVD drive is plugged into the 3gbps ports, the other drives are connected to the 6GBps ports.
Aug
12
comment How do I change the fade color of the Windows 7 Login Screen?
So I have an evening of hex editing ahead of me? How would one bypass the code signing protection?
Apr
1
comment Windows 7 x64 Setup drivers SSD problem
It appears Ubuntu 10.10 just works, it found the drive, said everything was in working order too, so I partitioned it and setup an NTFS file system and wrote a test file to the drive which all succeeded
Apr
1
comment Windows 7 x64 Setup drivers SSD problem
setting in RAID mode made no difference, nor did grabbing all the latest drivers on the asus site and dumping all the relevant files one folder and feeding that ot setup
Apr
1
comment Windows 7 x64 Setup drivers SSD problem
AHCI, but after doing some research, I set it to IDE with no change