The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

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January 23, 2012  12:34 AM

Seagate Momentus XT with SSD



Posted by: Nathan Simon
boot time, laptop, Momentus, seagate, SSD, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, XT

Looking to speed up  your laptop but wanting to keep all your ISO's, movies, and pictures with you at all times? Find it hard to function with only 60GB or 120GB of space?

The Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive fuses the blazing speed of solid state with the high capacity of a disk...

January 3, 2012  12:54 AM

New HP Ultrabook “Spectre”



Posted by: Nathan Simon
hp Spectre, HpSpectre, laptop, Metro UI, notebook, Spectre, teaser, touchscreen, ultrabook, video, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows7

So the hunt may be on for the Ultimate Ultrabook. After trying so hard to get my hands on an Asus Transformer Prime tablet, and failing, I almost don't want one anymore. I have my HP Touchpad which does most things fine. Who needs a tablet anyways, forget about Android OS or Apple iOS and all the...


November 23, 2011  1:03 PM

Windows 8 “Improving the Setup Experience”



Posted by: Nathan Simon
advanced setup, end-to-end experience, microsoft, online, online upgrade, setup, Streamlined Upgrade, user interface, Windows 7, Windows 8

Its about time Microsoft makes the installation of Windows easier, what better way to draw clients then to make things easy for them?

Installing Windows is a complex operation that provides an incredibly unique capability—the ability to run a new version of Windows on a vast array of...


November 8, 2011  12:59 PM

Windows 7 System Hang – Application Experience in Eventlog



Posted by: Nathan Simon
A.e.L.o.o.k.u.p, Event 7036, Service Control Manager, Sleep, system hang, Task Shcheduler, The Application Experience service entered a stopped state, Windows 7

Your system has hung, most likely before going to sleep. The last few things in your eventlog before the crash was and information event 7036, Service Control Manager, under the general tab you saw the following. " The Application Experience service entered the stopped state", and...


August 21, 2011  8:52 PM

August Sysinternals Update



Posted by: Nathan Simon
capture utility, DLL, minidump, Process Explorer, server 2003, Server 2008, sysinternals, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP

I've said it time and time again, Sysinternals is one of the best names in the IT industry, without it, I wouldn't be the tech I am today. With that said, there are some program and blog updates from the 16th of this month that I wanted to make sure got some extra attention. Process Explorer is...


July 25, 2011  1:07 AM

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS SATAIII



Posted by: Nathan Simon
IOPS, Max, microsoft, Netbook, Nettop, notebook, OCZ, OCZ Vertex, SATAIII, SSD, Vertex, Windows, Windows 7

You want a fast booting system? You have some cash to spend? Look no further the OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS is just the solid state drive for you! Check out those stats! I have the OCZ Vertex 2 in my system and it takes longer to get by the BIOS then it does boot my Windows 7...


June 9, 2011  1:26 AM

Windows 8 Preview



Posted by: Nathan Simon
microsoft, Smartphones, Tiles, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 9

Windows 8 Preview is here! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/p92QfWOw88I" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] So what do you think? I think for showing people pics and vids it will be nice, but i definitely will be in standard...


April 28, 2011  4:23 AM

Sysinternals Process Monitor Update



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Filemon, microsoft, monitoring, process monitor, Regmon, sysinternals, Taskmanager, utilities, Windows 7, Windows XP

One of my favorite apps to use. I am not sure where I would be without it. I have included an insert for your reading pleasure.

Introduction Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It...


April 28, 2011  4:08 AM

XFX Radeon HD 6990 – Fastest Video Card in the World?



Posted by: Nathan Simon
8800GT, Call of Duty, Core i5-2500k, DisplayPort, fastest video card, gaming, hdmi, PC Gaming, Radeon HD 6990, Sandy Bridge, Windows 7, XFX

Okay all you gamers fanatics, have you taken a look at the current reigning champion of video cards? The XFX Radeon HD 6990 is a one card SLI solution, that requires quite a lot of power to run, how much you ask? Well the minimum recommended power supply is 750 watts. Also make sure you have...


April 26, 2011  6:17 PM

My New OCZ Vertex2 SSD Drive



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ASUS, Memory Express, OCZ Vertex 2, OCZ Vertex 3 SATA III, OS, SSD, Windows 7, Winnipeg

Recently my ASUS P8P67-Deluxe started to show failure on the disk drives, even after moving my SATA disks to the 6G ports. I decided it was time to swap out my mainboard with a "B3 Stepping" board. When I was at Memory Express here in Winnipeg, I decided that I wanted to also take my existing HDD...


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