I spent the morning with my good friend, Ian, working on sorting out some problems he was experiencing with his Netbook and Laptop. We managed to sort out the Netbook in no time at all, but the Laptop with its constant pop-up screen on boot-up saying ‘cannot install status.msi’ proved to be a little more challenging!
We decided it was best to leave the Laptop with me, so I could work on it over the next few days. In fact, after a bit of research this afternoon, and the use of a little-known free app by Microsoft (now withdrawn by them) called ‘installer cleanup utility’, and a bit of tweaking, I managed to solve the problem. The only glitch being that the utility seems to have stopped any of Ian’s MS Office programs working. Still, they can easily be re-installed.
So, tomorrow, I plan to give the Laptop a bit of spring-clean, getting rid of any redundant files and programs, and it’ll then be as-good-as-new!
…a very productive day!
I got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s! My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all its forms), together with a fondness for the art of writing seemed to be the perfect combination to contribute a few words to the online community. But I’m no Samuel Pepys! If you’re looking for deep and meaningful comments on a variety of subjects, then you’ve arrived at the wrong site! I only pen for pleasure! On average, my posts appear about twice per month, covering family & friends, cinema visits, eating out, holiday experiences and techy stuff. Oh, and as this is my hobby, there are no sponsored links nor adverts here – it’s all done with love!
I hope you find it enjoyable, interesting and occasionally, even helpful!