HP Color LaserJet 1600/2600n Toolbox: Needlessly Well Guarded Secret

Missing your shortcut for the LaserJet Toolbox? Yeah, we all are. HP apparently thought it would be a funny joke to just… you know, OMIT the desktop/Start Menu shortcut for the HP Color LaserJet 1600 Toolbox from all their driver distributions online now. So if you don’t have the original driver from the original CD, […]

Authentec TrueSuite Starter for Windows 7 x86/x64

So, Authentec thinks it’s cute to say that they only provide software through OEMs. It’d sure be nice if the OEMs actually lived up to that fairy tale… I’d recently picked up a DV6000 laptop with a fingerprint swipe. Somehow, Windows Update picked up the driver for it… “ooh wow, a driver, I’m so lucky”, […]

Hah, suck on that, HP warranty.

Ah, the DV2000/6000/9000/F700 nVidia failure. What a fun little story. HP makes a line of notebooks that has a critical flaw, much like the Xbox 360’s failure. The nVidia chipset on the board fails, leaving the computer completely inoperable, and, without replacing the motherboard, also unfixable. Also just out of the warranty period as well. […]

I feel so damn dirty with a tablet.

So, on Thursday, I got the part needed to complete this awesome new gift that was given to me (by a kickass Air Force vet, I may add). A busted-as-hell convertible tablet PC – an HP Compaq (isn’t… that… uh) tc4400. My previous computer, the Acer Extensa 4420, well… let’s say I put enough attention […]