Archive for December, 2012

Repairing boot loader of damaged Sony Vaio Recovery partition

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Today I got a Sony Vaio notebook where the user tried to reinstall the Operating System, but not, as supposed via the Vaio Recovery (by hitting F10 on boot and booting to the recovery console), but by installing the OS himself. He failed with installing Windows XP because of some drivers which were not available […]

Do NOT install KB2724197, KB2732488 and KB2707511 on Windows XP

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

It recently came to my attention that some Windows Update in July ruined EMS Support in the NTVDM DOS Virtual machine in Windows XP resulting in the loss of High Memory Support in DOS. As Microsoft still didn’t fix this really severe issue, I want to warn you about these patches and advise you to […]