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http://live.pirillo.com/ – A few friends joined me live to discuss their opinions and thoughts about Windows Vista. We discuss issues, as well as what we each feel should be done to improve.

Four of my friends joined me for this discussion: Kat, SC_Thor, Wirelesspacket, and last but certainly not least… Datalore.

Everyone agrees that Vista was simply not ready for release when Microsoft let loose Vista on the general public. Unfortunately, we all also agree that it would take drastic overhauls to make Vista better.

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Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – A few friends joined me live to discuss their opinions and thoughts about Windows Vista. We discuss issues, as well as what we each feel should be done to improve. Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – A few friends joined me live to discuss their opinions and thoughts about Windows Vista. We discuss issues, as well as what we each feel should be done to improve. Four of my friends joined me for this discussion: Kat, SC_Thor, … Continue reading Windows Vista Stories → tech-tv – Chris Pirillo 5855
Automatic Login for Windows Vista http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/10/02/automatic-login-for-windows-vista/ Tue, 02 Oct 2007 16:49:22 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/10/02/automatic-login-for-windows-vista/ Continue reading Automatic Login for Windows Vista ]]>
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http://live.pirillo.com/ – I decided to give Vista another go, and reinstalled it on my computer, along with SP1. Being a fresh install, I had to go through and set everything up the way I had it before, including the way Vista logs me in.

I want Vista to automatically log me in each time I start the computer up. I wasn’t sure how to do this, so I went to Google. One of the first hits I came across actually linked back to our Lockergnome.com blogging network. Thankfully, this isn’t so hard to do.

To open this in the UAC (or User Account Control) in Vista, go to the start/search area of Vista, and type in NETPLWIZ. Once you get there:

  • UNcheck the box next to “Users should enter a username and password to use this computer”, and then press OK.
  • Type the username and password for the user you want to automatically logon to Windows Vista when it boots up and press OK
  • Reboot the computer

It’s that simple. Vista will remember the username and password, and you won’t have to log in every time you boot the computer.

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Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – I decided to give Vista another go, and reinstalled it on my computer, along with SP1. Being a fresh install, I had to go through and set everything up the way I had it b... Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – I decided to give Vista another go, and reinstalled it on my computer, along with SP1. Being a fresh install, I had to go through and set everything up the way I had it before, including the way Vista logs me … Continue reading Automatic Login for Windows Vista → tech-tv – Chris Pirillo 5838
Adobe Flash Privacy Settings http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/09/28/adobe-flash-privacy-settings/ Sat, 29 Sep 2007 03:41:10 +0000 http://1777781729 Continue reading Adobe Flash Privacy Settings ]]> Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes

http://live.pirillo.com/ – If you’re watching this video, then you’re probably using Flash player. David wrote in wondering how to adjust the privacy settings, and whether his personal history is viewable by Adobe.

Adobe’s Flash Player is a widely used program that allows you to watch videos on any number of websites. It can also be used to play online games, as well.

You can easily check your Flash privacy settings by going to this video, or any online video, and right clicking on it. This will open up a small settings box, and from there you should click the “Advanced” tab. This will take you to Adobe’s site, where you can adjust your privacy settings, and view your history. On that page, it will straight out tell you that all information is stored locally… on YOUR machine… and not on their actual site. They do not access it for any reason, nor do they use it in any way, shape or form.

Instead of asking “who here uses Flash?”, the question of the day is… who doesn’t?

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Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – If you’re watching this video, then you’re probably using Flash player. David wrote in wondering how to adjust the privacy settings, Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – If you’re watching this video, then you’re probably using Flash player. David wrote in wondering how to adjust the privacy settings, and whether his personal history is viewable by Adobe. Adobe’s Flash Player is a widely used program that allows you … Continue reading Adobe Flash Privacy Settings → tech-tv – Chris Pirillo 5831
Halo 3 Slayer http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/09/24/halo-3-slayer/ Tue, 25 Sep 2007 02:06:35 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/09/24/halo-3-slayer/ Continue reading Halo 3 Slayer ]]>
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http://live.pirillo.com/ – You’ve seen me review the new Halo 3, and play the Oddballs custom game. This time, GamerAndy and I are going to try Slayer.

I received an advance copy of Halo 3 hanks to my friends at Edelman PR. I’ve already done a review on the game, and played Oddball .

I asked Andy if he’s tried Forge yet… he indicated he hadn’t, but thought it would be boring. Dude! Hardly! How cool is it when you blow things up, record it, play it back and freeze frame it… then take screenshots!?

Again in Slayer… just like with everything else on Halo 3 thus far… the graphics are just WOW. I keep using the word “astounding” over and over, but it truly is.

At least with Slayer, I died in vibrant color and detail! Who says I can’t be a true gamer? For those of you asking if you should get a PS3 or an XBOX360… just watch these videos, and decide for yourself.

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Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – You’ve seen me review the new Halo 3, and play the Oddballs custom game. This time, GamerAndy and I are going to try Slayer. Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – You’ve seen me review the new Halo 3, and play the Oddballs custom game. This time, GamerAndy and I are going to try Slayer. I received an advance copy of Halo 3 hanks to my friends at Edelman PR. I’ve already … Continue reading Halo 3 Slayer → tech-tv – Chris Pirillo 5804
Halo 3 Oddball http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/09/24/halo-3-oddball/ Tue, 25 Sep 2007 01:41:09 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/09/24/halo-3-oddball/ Continue reading Halo 3 Oddball ]]>
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http://live.pirillo.com/ – Watch as I play the custom game “Oddball” on my pre-release copy of Halo 3. I’m playing with my friend GamerAndy, and I got one point!

I received an advance copy of Halo 3 hanks to my friends at Edelman PR. I’ve already done a review on the game. Now I’m going to try out a couple of the custom games.

The active Camo is amazing. I continue to be astounded by the sheer beauty of the graphics in this game. Absolutely… amazing.

Oh yeah… and I didn’t lose!

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Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – Watch as I play the custom game “Oddball” on my pre-release copy of Halo 3. I’m playing with my friend GamerAndy, and I got one point! Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – Watch as I play the custom game “Oddball” on my pre-release copy of Halo 3. I’m playing with my friend GamerAndy, and I got one point! I received an advance copy of Halo 3 hanks to my friends at Edelman PR. … Continue reading Halo 3 Oddball → tech-tv – Chris Pirillo 5802
Halo 3 Sneak Peek http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/09/24/halo-3-sneak-peak/ Tue, 25 Sep 2007 01:17:08 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/09/24/halo-3-sneak-peak/ Continue reading Halo 3 Sneak Peek ]]>
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http://live.pirillo.com/ – I was lucky to receive an advance copy of the new Halo 3 that is due out in a few days. I played it last night with some friends to test it out, and decided to do a short review today. In a nutshell, if you’re waiting for Halo 3, you won’t be disappointed.

Thanks to my friends at Edelman PR, I was able to get my hands on a perfectly legal advance copy of Halo 3. I know many people are anxious for the release, and will be standing in line for this game.

First, let me warn you that your disc may have a slight scratch on it like mine does. The little plastic thingie in the case doesn’t hold the disc in there very well. However, I am able to play the game with no problems at all.

Now… on to the good stuff! The graphics in this game are absolutely astounding!!! The detailing is amazing, and the “trash talk” on both sides is excellent. I have a feeling this will be the most popular Halo version yet.

I know, some of you want my gamertag. It’s Lockergnome. However… don’t waste your time. I’m more of a Tetris kind of guy. I enjoy playing this, I’m having a great time with the demo… but you can see me getting my rear kicked while I’m at it.

UPDATE ON SCRATCHED HALO 3 DISCS If you purchased a copy of Halo 3 and your disc is scratched, Microsoft will send you a free replacement .

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Helping Ponzi with her iPod http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/09/10/helping-ponzi-with-her-ipod/ Tue, 11 Sep 2007 01:38:59 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/09/10/helping-ponzi-with-her-ipod/ Continue reading Helping Ponzi with her iPod ]]>
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http://live.pirillo.com/ – Ponzi purchased TV Shows from iTunes for her iPod, to watch on our flight to Germany. However, she tried to sync it with her Gateway, and ran into problems. Now she’s stuck not able to watch them, or even use the iPod.

One of our chatters suggested trying the new and free iPodViewer. iTunes allows you to copy MP3s from your computer to your iPod, and do everything but copy those MP3s back to your computer. But now with iPod Viewer, you can do just that! Just launch the application, import the songs from your iPod, select the songs you want to copy, choose where you want to copy the songs to, and transfer the files. So, of course, this is what we did.

Once this transfer is done… and it will take quite awhile… then we will basically wipe out the Gateway profile, and start all over. Voila! She’ll be able to watch her movies.

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Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – Ponzi purchased TV Shows from iTunes for her iPod, to watch on our flight to Germany. However, she tried to sync it with her Gateway, and ran into problems. Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – Ponzi purchased TV Shows from iTunes for her iPod, to watch on our flight to Germany. However, she tried to sync it with her Gateway, and ran into problems. Now she’s stuck not able to watch them, or even use the … Continue reading Helping Ponzi with her iPod → tech-tv – Chris Pirillo 5756
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http://live.pirillo.com/ – Ponzi is having trouble getting everything installed that she will need for our trip to Germany. So, of course, I had to give her a hand!

I taught Ponzi several neat little tricks, such as just dragging and dropping onto the desktop, or into the Applications folder. She is having trouble with some Widgets, as well. Now, she know the handy little shortcut of “Command + Q” to close out of the program.

Somehow, we get from installing things on the MacBook Pro to problems with her iPod. Apparently, Ponzi decided to take a shortcut to get things to watch on the plane… and downloaded TV Shows from iTunes. Of course, that didn’t go as planned… and I find out not only won’t the iPod sync, it also is making a grinding noise! Stay tuned for the next video to see that conclusion!

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Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – Ponzi is having trouble getting everything installed that she will need for our trip to Germany. So, of course, I had to give her a hand! Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – Ponzi is having trouble getting everything installed that she will need for our trip to Germany. So, of course, I had to give her a hand! I taught Ponzi several neat little tricks, such as just dragging and dropping onto the … Continue reading Helping Ponzi with her MacBook Pro → tech-tv – Chris Pirillo 5754
Fast Food Survey http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/09/07/fast-food-survey/ Sat, 08 Sep 2007 04:01:07 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/09/07/fast-food-survey/ Continue reading Fast Food Survey ]]>
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http://live.pirillo.com/ – Some random guy called me tonight to give me a survey about different fast food and pizza restaurants. I had a BLAST messing with him. Just watch and see.

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Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – Some random guy called me tonight to give me a survey about different fast food and pizza restaurants. I had a BLAST messing with him. Just watch and see. Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – Some random guy called me tonight to give me a survey about different fast food and pizza restaurants. I had a BLAST messing with him. Just watch and see. Want to embed this video in your blog? Use this code: <object … Continue reading Fast Food Survey → tech-tv – Chris Pirillo 5753
Installing Linux in Windows http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/09/07/installing-linux-in-windows/ Sat, 08 Sep 2007 01:32:23 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/09/07/installing-linux-in-windows/ Continue reading Installing Linux in Windows ]]>
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http://live.pirillo.com/ – After seeing my video where I installed Ubuntu on the computer I’m giving away to a lucky YouTube subscriber, Matt sent me a video showing how you can install Ubuntu onto Windows without overwriting your Windows Operating System.

Matt’s video tutorial is downright excellent. He walks you through using an application called Wubi. Wubi is being touted as “the easiest way to Linux”. It doesn’t run inside a virtual machine, nor does it overwrite your Windows Operating System. It is a slow install, yes. However, once it’s installed, it will show up in your “My Computer” folder, along with your C: drive, your Documents and Settings folder, etc. You’ll see one there named Wubi. If you decide Linux isn’t your style after all, you simply uninstall it much like a Windows program uninstalls. Looking for reasons you should use Wubi to install Ubuntu onto your computer? Here are some:

  • Wubi is Safe It does not require you to modify the partitions of your PC, or to use a different bootloader.
  • Wubi is Simple Just run the installer, no need to burn a CD.
  • Wubi is Discrete Wubi keeps most of the files in one folder, and If you do not like, you can simply uninstall it.
  • Wubi is Free Wubi (like Ubuntu) is free as in beer and as in freedom.

Thanks to Wubi, installing and trying out Ubuntu Linux for yourself is simple, and going back to only Windows is even easier. Why not give it a try yourself?

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Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – After seeing my video where I installed Ubuntu on the computer I’m giving away to a lucky YouTube subscriber, Matt sent me a video showing how you can install Ubuntu onto... Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes http://live.pirillo.com/ – After seeing my video where I installed Ubuntu on the computer I’m giving away to a lucky YouTube subscriber, Matt sent me a video showing how you can install Ubuntu onto Windows without overwriting your Windows Operating System. Matt’s video tutorial … Continue reading Installing Linux in Windows → tech-tv – Chris Pirillo 5752