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    Does Nvidia Phys-x work with ATI?

    There speaks someone who has no idea how software works. If you add a function into a program that calls upon hardware to enhance the game then these need libraries. If the hardware isn't there, the program still needs to call the libraries installed (even if all the library does is check that...
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    News Nero 9.4.12.3 Free Version

    The reason Nero are doing this is basically there are dozens of perfectly good free CD burners now and of course every time you buy a computer it comes with a piece of trial CD burning software on it! Take - ImgBurn - a fine example of basic functionality of CD burning. Nero has done what a...
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    Saving Firefox for Windows 7

    They do... :)
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    Saving Firefox for Windows 7

    hehe, surely he doesn't want the UK version... :nervous:
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    Saving Firefox for Windows 7

    Yes there is a portable version of Firefox that you can keep on a USB stick, CD, DVD whatever you wish. See http://portableapps.com/news/2009-07-17_-_firefox_portable_3.5.1 IE8 URL is http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/worldwide-sites.aspx BTW, a lot of Shops will probably be...
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    explorer causing 50% cpu usage?

    I guess you've looked at all your shortcuts in the Start menu? Run a free program called CCleaner and only get it to examine your Shortcuts. http://www.ccleaner.com/ See System: Start Menu Shortcuts If that doesn't help then you need to dig deeper and use the free ShellExView program. This...
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    explorer causing 50% cpu usage?

    Explorer in XP is single minded so takes an age to do anything that has a slow network object on it, like a shortcut to another drive or computer across a network or the Internet for example. So if you have a bad shortcut (or bad image if its a graphic file), XP tries to render the icon and...
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    what does sp3 contain and what doesnt it ?

    I said "he'll be editing an open document". A document could be a text file, a letter, a graphic image or a technical drawing of a circuit board or maybe even a 3D analysis of a molecule. I said nothing about open source software. MS Office is dirt cheap compared to a 10+ layer electronic...
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    what does sp3 contain and what doesnt it ?

    IE7 is much more useful than IE6 as it is far less buggy when it comes to CSS. I can't wait for IE8. finally we'll get a strict mode as standard. Maybe this will force people to write html/css correctly rather than what seems to work. I still come across web sites with spaces in their URLs! :-)...
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    what does sp3 contain and what doesnt it ?

    Who said it was Office? Last time I looked it wasn't the only piece of software in the World. you need to get out more. :) I didn't say I don't have test machines. I did mention I had one machine with SP3 on it. In any case it is just that in the real world no matter how much testing you do...
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    what does sp3 contain and what doesnt it ?

    WMP11 is included with SP3 but not IE7. Microsoft do have a list of what's in SP3. Just go to the MS site and take a look. IE7 is not an essential component of Windows XP but an add-on and was subject to various anti-trust laws across the world hence it's not in the SP but WMP11 is. No doubt...
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    what does sp3 contain and what doesnt it ?

    Doesn't work that way in the real world. :) If the engineer is working when it goes down chances are he'll be editing an open document so any changes he's made from 9am up to 12.45pm may be lost if it goes down before that. Depends if he remembers to save the doc or if indeed the program does...
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    what does sp3 contain and what doesnt it ?

    I had to laugh - Read this - http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/04/30/xp-sp3-pleb-edition-delayed Bugs found already!
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    what does sp3 contain and what doesnt it ?

    But to really test it I'd need a engineer to do their work on it. that's the only way to see if problems relating to our way of working show up problems. I can't set aside a £80,000 a year engineer to do this as much as I'd like to! :laugh: So same scenario, same end result.
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    what does sp3 contain and what doesnt it ?

    Why give myself more work? If a PC goes down here, it costs us £50 an hour in downtime. The latest XP I've just set up today has SP3 in it. That'll do for now. I'm not a version junkie. Leaflet junkie maybe... :laugh: