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Archive for the ‘Windows’ Category

Is your Windows slow? Disable some of the startup programs …

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 07:09 PM
Dr Ioannis Syrigos
We all get to the point where Windows is getting slower and slower. With Windows 7 that was dramatically improved, but nevertheless it is still there!
Whenever Windows starts, it is not only the windows software that is loaded. Every time you install any new software, most of the times a few processes are installed by the new software that will start at the same time as Windows start and you are not notified about that during the installation of the software (most of the times).
As time pass, and you install more and more new applications, more processes start at the same time with Windows. Each of those applications consumes CPU, memory and system resources, therefore making your Windows experience a gradually ‘slower’ and ‘slower’ experience.

Windows 7 Update cannot currently check for updates (Fix)

Saturday, August 18, 2012 @ 12:08 PM
Dr Ioannis Syrigos


Today on my effort to check for updates on my HP Slate, I got the following message:

‘Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running’.

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It’s an amazing operating system with a really unique easy-to-use user interface that’s a real pleasure to use. Mark Coppock said that “Microsoft has built a great ecosystem with Xbox Live, Zune Marketplace, and Windows Live integration; with only a few tweaks here and there, it could easily be the best ecosystem on the market”. And I will agree with that.

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iOs vs Android vs WM 7 – a personal experience …

Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 10:01 AM
Dr Ioannis Syrigos

When I first went from Windows Mobile 6.x to iPhone it was like going from night to day (even with the many restrictions of the first iOs).

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Enable SSL locally on a Windows PC with IIS 7

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 @ 05:10 PM
Dr Ioannis Syrigos

It is a straightforward process as long as you know the traps…

Step 1: If Skype is running exit it (you should quit Skype or kill the process not just close the window since Skype will still keep running in the background). For some reason Skype blocks port 443 and IIS is not able to use it since they are listening to skype. (That also applies if you install IIS for the first time, you need to make sure that Skype is not running because it also blocks port 80).

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How to sync Outlook 2010 with Android phones

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 06:06 PM
Dr Ioannis Syrigos

Recently I have upgraded my phone to an Android HTC Desire device (since my HTC HD2 was stolen). Since I use Outlook a lot, I wanted to have my Calendar synced with my mobile, as I did before with all of my Windows Mobile devices and with iPhone as well.

For some reason however, the htcSync software supplied doesn’t work with Outlook 2010. So after trying to find the best solution, I ended up synchronizing Outlook with Google Calendar and that automatically synchronizes with my HTC.

However since google sync at the moment doesn’t support Outlook 2010, I found a link with a small ‘hack’ that corrects this problem. After that the synchronization works perfectly.

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