Friday, April 22, 2005

Microsoft Update-All Updates In One Convenient Place.

Microsoft Update is the new website from Microsoft which helps you update Microsoft Windows and many other Microsoft programs that you've installed, like- Microsoft Office, Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SQL Server, all under one roof.
It works just fine with Automatic Updates.Microsoft Update will scan for updates and will download and install any high priority update for the above mentioned products.
So,Microsoft Office Online is no longer necessary for updating your Office suite.But it's still working.If one wants to install any template or clipart then he/she can visit there.
Microsoft update provides you both Express as well as Custom scanning modes.But Express scanning is recommended.Custom scanning will provide you both hardware and software updates.But I shall suggest to visit respective hardware manufacturer's websites fotr the latest updates.
Security-related updates are released once a month. However, if a security threat occurs, such as a widespread virus or worm that affects Windows-based computers, Microsoft will release a corresponding update as soon as possible. Other types of updates can be released whenever they are ready.
It’s a good idea to turn on Automatic Updates so that your computer can receive high-priority updates as they become available.

Microsoft Update and Automatic Updates support the following versions of Windows:

Windows Millennium Edition
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003

If you have problems installing an update then:-
· Microsoft Update Troubleshooter
· Microsoft Update Support Center
· Windows Update Newsgroup
· Microsoft Online Assisted Support (no-cost for Windows Update issues)

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Seventeen Reasons for having a Tablet PC

What is Tablet PC?

Power,mobility,versatility if all these are included in a portable computer that's approximately the size of a paper tablet,which runs on Windows XP Tablet PC Edition whch is a superset of Windows XP Pro.

Why Tablet PC?

1]It's a much newer product than the notebooks or PDA.
2]It can be used when using a keyboard in classes and meetings making things very cool and easy.
3]It has advanced handwriting and speech recognition capabilities-helping you to create,store and transmit handwritten notes and voice input.
4]It has a much longer battery life.
5]It has a high resolution-making things very clear and eye soothing.
6]It is light in weight.Yes,lighter than note books thus very much mobile in true sense.
7]It has an advanced chipset -low heat processor.
8]Most tablet PCs are are not touch sensitive so you can even rest your hand on the screen while writing-though there are exceptions also.
9]Forget your typing speed,forget whether you type by one hand -you have now got a digital pen.Just go on writing as you are used to do with your pen.
10]It supports multiple languages-Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 is available in 20 languages in addition to English.
11]With the introduction of Windows XP SP2,tablet pc 2005 has become more secured than ever.
12]Developers can take advantage of the Tablet PC platform to incorporate context tagging and support for ink in Web forms.
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Development Kit 1.7 is available for download at The Tablet PC Developer Center on MSDN
13]There are three models of tablet pc available in the market-convertible model with a built-in keyboard or a slate model for ultimate mobility and a hybrid.Choose what you need.
14]Pen input helps to share your handwriting with others who don't have tablet pc.
15]Input panel converts your handwriting to text.
16]OneNote 2003 Service pack One has helped a tablet pc tremendously.It offers improved ink performance, customizable pens, the new media features in OneNote 2003 SP1 for video notes and the screen clipping tool.
17]Tablet PC supports instant screen rotation so that one can switch from portrait to landscape mode -and that too without restarting the computer.

Further Reference:-

Top 10 Benefits of the Tablet PC

Sunday, April 17, 2005

My Documents open at start up

To solve this problem:-


2.Now navigate to the following key:-
HKEY_ LOCAL_ MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Win­dows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

3.Look down the list in the Right Hand pane,scroll down to the value Userinit This value should read: C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.e­xe, (The comma at the end must also be there)

4.If the value is different from that mentioned above then Right Click on the Userinit value and, from the drop down menu, select Modify. Type in the value C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.e­xe,in the Modify dialogue box click OK

5.Exit the Registry.Restart your computer.

ASP.NET Machine Account

The Problem:-
When a person checks the User accounts he/she finds a strange account,called-"" account.

Why is it created?

ASP.NET Machine Account is created when the Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 is installed onto a Windows XP machine.

Can any one delete it?

It depends.If one works with development work then he/she must keep that account,otherwise projects will no longer function correctly.
But if one has nothing to do with then it can be easily removed.

Has Microsoft corrected this issue?

Yes.In September 2004 Microsoft released Service Pack 1 for version 1.1 of the .Net Framework, the automatic logon issue was corrected along with further security enhancements, and full support for Windows XP Service Pack 2. To download Service Pack 1 for the framework click here (10.2Mb Download).

Alternative method to correct this automatic logon issue:-

Start > Run and type in "control userpasswords2" >Ok.
Uncheck "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" option, and click Ok.

Internet Explorer or Oulook Express Links open in blank page

To solve this problem:-

1.Quit all programs that are running.

2. Click Start, and then click Run.

3. Type regsvr32 urlmon.dll and then click OK.

4. When you receive the "DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded" message, click OK.

5.Repeat, substituting each of these additional DLLs: Shdocvw.dll Msjava.dll Actxprxy.dll Oleaut32.dll Mshtml.dll Browseui.dll Shell32.dll