Double Duty

MT3418 notebook with Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Vista Home Premium operating system. The software would start and shut down almost immediately with an “unexpected error.” However, the settings utility functioned properly, and we were even able to watch TV on a small screen on one of the settings menus. A Google search showed that other Vista users were having similar problems-with no apparent solutions.

You can avoid using the included software if your notebook comes with Windows Media Center, which also offers full PVR capabilities and an online program guide. Windows Media Center detected the Ultimate Stick and was able to find and memorize dozens of digital and analog channels when tested in the New York City area.

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