I enjoy your email and use a lot of your tips. I have a problem that I hope you
can help me with. When I upgraded to Window XP I tried to reinstall several
software applications for high school math and geometry from PRO ONE Softsource. When I put the cd
in the reader I get the error message
that talks about the system file not be suitable and the application will not
install. I am left dead in the water. Anything I can do to install the
program. I couldn’t find anything on the Microsoft web site.
Thanks for your help.
HDCP is a hot-button issue for many; a form of Digital Rights Management. If
you’re unfamiliar with the term, this Wikipedia entry will get you up to speed:
Dear Fred: Here’s a problem I haven’t seen
addressed in your news letter and I wonder if maybe it’s a phenomenon related to
my particular ISP or region of the planet. For about the past six weeks or so, I
have been experiencing strange e-mail glitches. My e-mail, particularly news
letters, have been held up or stopped entirely. Or, maybe one day I won’t get
any e-mail and then get it all at once the next day.
Our discussion of hexadecimal notation in
http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-02-16.htm#1 generated a *pile* of
letters. <g> Some where like these:
Good Morning from Germany, Fred!
I wanted to tell you, for possible benefit to readers, about a problem I had
today and how I solved it. I think I had some problem with the Windows
Installer service because a .exe installation program complained about the
Windows Installer not working.
Dear Fred, Many thanks for the regular advice. I work with
computers every day on large expensive IT projects with lots of clever
people, and yet something as simple as fixing people’s PCs seems hard for
some people, and is consequently my most often requested task!
One question I have is, can you do a piece on motherboard repairs. I have a
board I would like to have repaired, but have not been able to locate a
reputable repair place or person. There is this story going around about
"Capacitor failures plague motherboard vendors", the whole story can be read at
I’m a 2 year Plus subscriber and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten
help, hints and tips from your newsletter. I’ve used most of your security
recommendations for my Windows XP Home machine such as: ZoneAlarm, AVG
Antivirus, Spybot, all the latest updates etc. but don’t have a hardware
Microsoft Antispyware is slowly evolving. At long last,
beta 1 is finally ending for real, and some users already are being phased over
to beta 2 via the autoupdate process. But you don’t have to wait; you can grab
the newer version right now.