Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Empty The C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download Folder

So, the age old question in regards to the C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder. Windows “should” manage the use of this folder on its own, in some cases this does not happen.  Some people say its safe to delete this folder others say do not do it.  Well from my experience I have never had a problem deleting this folder, done it loads of times (easily over 20) mostly on servers as they were originally configured with small C drives in comparison to what we would assign to a C drive these days.

Here is the best way to empty this folder.

  • Start>Run
  • type cmd and press enter
  • type net stop wuauserv and press enter
  • type rename c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.oldand press enter
  • type net start wuauserv and press enter
  • type exit and press enter

Effective use of Disk Cleanup utilities will produce exponentially greater amounts of impact on disk management than worrying about the minimal content in the SoftwareDistribution folder.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

BBC Three Comes To An End

The BBC Trust today begins its public value test (PVT) of the BBC Executive’s proposals for the closure of BBC Three as a broadcast channel in the autumn of 2015 and the re-invention of BBC Three as an online only offer; the evolution of BBC iPlayer from primarily a catch-up service to one that also offers online-first BBC content and selected third-party content; the launch of a +1 channel for BBC One; extended hours for CBBC; and increased investment in drama on BBC One. What are your thoughts on this, I was thinking BBC Three has been getting better the past few years, I have started to watch it more and more.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

UTV Looking To Sell Its Local Radio Stations

UTV Media GB is up for sale, according to reports the past few days.  UTV Radio GB operates talkSPORT plus 13 independent local radio stations in England and Wales as well as a number of digital radio multiplexes.

UTV has confirmed it is currently assessing the options for its UK independent local radio stations which “may or may not lead to the disposal of some or all of these stations”.  The company also confirms a further announcement will be made in due course, as appropriate.
A UTV statement said: “The directors of UTV continue to manage the overall group in the best interest of its shareholders and confirm that UTV is currently assessing the options for its UK independent local radio stations which may or may not lead to the disposal of some or all of these stations.
“UTV has an established portfolio of successful and profitable radio stations and is one of the largest radio operators in the UK.” They acknowledged that it would not be parting ways with TalkSport, Sport Magazine, TalkSport International or any of its Irish radio stations.
There is quite a lot of talk about this online as you might expect -