CSR Bluetooth USB Driver 64-bit

I received a crappy little Costech USB Bluetooth dongle, but Windows would not recognize it.. “Unknown Device”. After some googling, I think I’ve found the driver. Seems to be working well.

Here is the download link: CSR Bluetooth USB Driver.

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Windows Emoji Entry not working? [Fix]

Make sure “ctfmon.exe” in the C:\Windows\System32 folder is running.

Also, as far as I know, the Windows task “MsCtfMonitor” is responsible for making sure ctfmon is running. You can check if that task is running at startup by using the “AutoRuns” Sysinternals program from Microsoft.

Also, in case you didn’t know: Press the Windows key + dot to bring up the emoji list.

How to fix Error 0x80300024 when installing Windows

So, trying a fresh install of Windows onto the second of two drives installed on this new computer. (The second drive was an SSD)

Every time I’d try to install, Windows returned error 0x80300024.

Fortunately, this fix was simple. There was an MSR partition on the first drive. Deleted the MSR partition and that let Windows install onto the second drive!

Summary: A partition on the first drive was preventing Windows installing to a second drive.

Different Operating Systems over time

MS-DOS 3.3 – Cool
MS-DOS 4.0 – Sucked
MS-DOS 6.0 – Cool
Windows 3.1 – Sucked
Windows 95 – Cool
Windows 98 – Sucked
Windows 98SE – Cool
Windows ME – Sucked
Windows XP – Cool
Windows Vista – Sucked
Windows 7 – Cool
Windows 8 – Sucks.

I think I’m seeing a pattern here… I’m sure there are other OS I’ve missed, but these are ones I’ve used.

Does anyone else have a similar experience with these OSs?