Fix Slow Windows Shutdowns When You Have an NVIDIA-based Graphics Card

If you have a graphics card which uses an NVIDIA processor, you may find that Windows 7 is very slow to shut down. This is caused by a background service installed with the certain versions of the NVIDA driver which impedes the shutdown process. To get around this problem y...

Fix Problems Installing Components in Windows 7/Vista

If you’ve tried to install new Windows components to your Windows 7/Vista system using the Turn Windows features on or off in the Programs and Features Control Panel, you may find that the Windows Features dialogue box is blank, and no components are available for installa...

End of the Road for Anti-Virus Software?

I've reported a couple of times in the last few weeks about the Flame virus, believed to have been designed to attack nuclear processing facilities in rogue countries. The malware, which security researchers believe has laid undetected for up to five years, worked by subvert...

Windows 8 Release Due October

I reported on Monday about the prices that Microsoft have set for Windows 8 - and it's much cheaper than previous Windows versions. Now they've gone the whole hog and actually confirmed the date that Windows 8 is going to be released at their World Wide Developer Conference...

Essential Download: Powerful File Sorting

When you have 100s or 1000s of files in a folder, finding what you are looking for can be a pain. Windows Explorer features some limited sorting functions, that allow you to order files by date or name for example, but it can still be difficult to find exactly what you need ...

Fix Problems with ole32.dll!StringFromGUID2+0x629

I heard from a reader last week who had a very strange problem. It seems that every so often, his PC slows down and his network traffic shoots up. Using a tool called ProcXP, he can see that a particular background service is causing the trouble, reported as being: ole32.dll...

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