Technology Insights

Turn VAIO Gate On, Turn VAIO Gate Off

Yesterday I was working on our landlords computer which was a Sony VAIO and at one point I needed to turn off VAIO Gate which is similar to the Windows Sidebar. Turning off VAIO Gate is fairly easy via the X in the right corner of the VAIO Gate drop down and you can easily set it to not start when Windows starts. I describe both of these items as well as how to start VAIO Gate automatically.

Technology Errors

You Already Have Different Build Flavor Of Windows Live, Error: 0x80280008, Source: WaitForCatalog

While working on a customers computer this past Sunday afternoon I ran into an issue with Windows Live Essentials while attempting to update all of his programs. The error relates to updating Windows Live Essentials only and can be resolved by either skipping the specified update or really by uninstalling Windows Live Essentials and then reinstalling the components that you use. Below I have noted details about the error followed by how to uninstall Windows Live Essentials 2011.

Technology Errors

Uninstall QTTabBar In Windows 7, QTTabBar Causing Windows Explorer Issues

I have been using QTTabBar in Windows XP for over a year and have been really satisfied with the functionality it added to Windows Explorer. When I received my new laptop one of the first applications I installed was the QTTabBar and at first it seemed as though things were working without issue. After a short amount of time I realized that there were some issues the most obvious being the fact that every time a Windows Explorer Window was opened the QTTabBar tabs would be blank and most of the time the the QT Tab Standard Buttons toolbar would not be displaying when Windows Explorer was launched. Below I describe the issues I saw having QTTabBar installed with Windows 7 in detail.

Technology Errors

Uninstall Ask.Com Toolbar Issue: All Internet Explorer Browser Windows Should Be Closed

A friend of mine has a computer shop and earlier today I was looking at a laptop with him that had a bunch of issues including three different toolbars being installed in Internet Explorer. Having this many toolbars installed will only slow things down. I recommend having one toolbar at most installed and personally I prefer the Google Toolbar because I use so many different Google applications and Google won’t attempt to display a bunch of unwanted data in the top of your Internet Explorer browser window.