Real(ly Tacky) Tek Driver Update

Argh, you're kidding me. Did the Realtek HD Audio Drivers 6.0.1.7245 really just copy everything it found in the folder with the setup file over to the Program Files directory? Not the files in the executable .zip file, not the files in a list, no, everything it could get its grubby digital hands on. So…

Windows on Inactivity

Here's a little tip for anyone like me still using Windows Vista who's having trouble with the system logging/locking you out after a certain period of inactivity (usually 5 or 10 minutes). The two most common culprits for this are the screensaver settings or possible power saving options, both accessible from within the Control Panel.…

It's a fairly common problem with Windows. Somehow a program manages to create a file with a name containing illegal characters or otherwise outside the file system's parameters. No matter what you try, you just can't rid yourself of it. The file certainly isn't in use and being locked up by another program. Trying to…