Windows · Windows Vista

Mass Effect Windows Vista 64-bit Troubles.


The other day I had bought the 2 year old Mass Effect RPG from Electronics Arts on discount from Valve's Steam service. I was amazed that on the first time run the game abruptly crashed with a cryptic message. This issue repeated on every attempt to load the game whether using the Steam launcher or… Continue reading Mass Effect Windows Vista 64-bit Troubles.

Eclipse · Windows · Windows 7 · Windows Vista

How to install 64-bit Java on 64-bit Windows and solve an annoying Eclipse 5.6 error


I recently ran into a problem whereby I was trying to run a 64-bit Java application and yet I only had a 32-bit edition of Java installed on my 64-bit Windows computer. To obtain a 64-bit copy of Java I needed visit the Java download page using a 64-bit browser. On visiting with a standard… Continue reading How to install 64-bit Java on 64-bit Windows and solve an annoying Eclipse 5.6 error

Windows · Windows 7 · Windows Vista

Dell XPS M1330 Windows 7 Upgrade Bluetooth Not Working


As mentioned in a couple of my previous posts I have an 18 month old, Dell XPS M1330. The migration from Windows Vista 32bit up to Windows 7 64bit for the most part has been seamless. But for the most part is not perfect and one of the long standing issues has been getting the… Continue reading Dell XPS M1330 Windows 7 Upgrade Bluetooth Not Working

Windows · Windows Vista

.MSU Windows Update Standalone Installer missing association / How to open a msu file


This solution from 2008 had only been tested on Windows Vista. The number of negative thumbs on this entry suggest it will not work on Windows XP or Windows 7+. Today for some particular reason my version of Microsoft Vista had forgotten what to do with '.msu' files. MSU is a file extension used by… Continue reading .MSU Windows Update Standalone Installer missing association / How to open a msu file