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Vista SP2 Release

I'm a few days behind in updating the blog...okay, months behind in updating. I was just going to post that Microsoft released SP2 for Vista and Server 2008  last week. I have installed the SP on just a single Vista Business install so far, but have had no trouble from it. Actually, I think performance has improved just slightly since the service pack was installed.

Here are the download links for the updates:

Windows Vista and Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Download

32 bit ODBC drivers for Vista x64

If you're using Vista x64 and try to create an ODBC connection through the ODBC Administrator in Administrative Tools, you may be surprised to find no available ODBC drivers. The reason is that this particular ODBC Administrator is for use with 64-bit drivers. To access the 32-bit drivers, simply launch C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe. This will start the 32-bit ODBC Administrator and allow you to create those wonderful MS Access ODBC connections.

Mojave Experiment

With Microsoft ending OEM sales of Windows XP last month, it's not surprising to hear Microsoft trying to push Windows Vista more than ever. But how do you push sales to die-hard Windows XP users that have heard all of the "bad things" about Vista? You simply introduce them to Mojave: the latest OS from Microsoft.

Disable Hibernation in Vista

I like Vista, for the most part. There are still a few things that I'm trying to get used to. I was trying to disable hibernation because I don't use hibernation and it was using a little over 2GB of space on my drive, which is quickly filling up.

Here is how to disable hibernation in Vista:

1. Open a command prompt as Administrator
2. Type powercfg -h off and hit enter

Why does Microsoft feel it necessary to hide options like this?

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