April 16, 2003

Considering how often users are forced to reinstall Windows XP, it is truly a mark of Microsoft’s overall lack of concern that there is no easily-available information on how to do it. Today, we present a concise method that avoids the whole reformatting scenario. Check out the RileyCHAT forum here for the procedure.

April 18, 2003

Just like the cops in a TV show, Microsoft is always arriving right after we’ve already beaten the bad guys. Hot on the heels of this week’s tip on restoring Windows XP, here comes MS with their description on reinstalling Windows while still in Windows. Check out the Windows Stuff page in the Shareware section of our site.

March 13, 2003

I reported earlier that the Windows Update site had been taken down; this could not have been entirely accurate, because many people are still using it. I received the report from a trusted Windows resource on the web; I guess they were confused, probably because many, many people had been having trouble getting the Update tool to work properly or at all when going to

This problem may occur if you have a large number of INF files in your %windir%\Inf folder. In this case, Windows incorrectly searches the whole INF folder for information about which drivers to update instead of searching only for currently installed drivers

In any case, if you have been having problems, you can go here to get a quick download that will fix them all. He said.