Saturday, September 30, 2006

After 5728 it's now 5734

So after build 5728 it's now 5734.

Microsoft is circulating another Vista build to testers.

Just One More Release Before Windows Vista Goes Gold

Microsoft will release just one more build of Windows Vista for testing before the code goes gold, said Brad Goldberg, the general manager for the Windows client business group.
That build will be made available to a limited group of between 50,000 and 100,000 testers in October, and follows the interim Vista build that Microsoft released on Sept. 22.

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2022621,00.asp

Flight Simulator X Trial Version

The Flight Simulator X trial version includes two airports, three missions, and three different aircraft. All of the missions take place at St. Maarten in the Caribbean.Download At Source News Source: www.microsoft.com

[bink.nu]

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Applications which won't run in Vista 5728

The following applications won't run in Vista 5728.

Nero version 7 and onward
AVG FREE Edition V. 7.1.405
Seagate Tools
Creative Audigy driver
Nvidia GeForce FX 6200 LE PCI Express
DaemonTools v3.44
DaemonTools v4.0.3
Microsoft VPC 2004 NOD32
Windows Messenger 5.1
Yahoo Messenger 8 [it runs fine but you can't close it if you don't apply the classic skin]

New Vista boot animation & sound?

http://www.istartedsomething.com/20060923/new-vista-boot-animation-sound/
Click image to download video (MPEG2, 528KB). Alternatively, view the low-quality Google Video version.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

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XP's starting problem after removing Vista from a dual boot

The Problem:-

This is a scenario where Windows Vista in the active partition and it's a dual boot between Windows Vista and Windows XP.Now if you have removed Vista either by deleting the partition or formatting you will find that XP is not starting.

Resolution:-

Just perform a repair installation of Windows XP to restore the booting problem.

Reference:-

How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Zune's battery life

According to a Microsoft analyst, Zune will get 12 hours of battery life at 128Kbps, 3.5 hours of video playback and 4.5 hours of slideshow playback with WiFi turned off.

Regarding press release of zune:-

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/sep06/09-14ZuneUnveilingPR.mspx

Microsoft's wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000




The ultimate rechargeable keyboard and mouse for Windows Vista™ and PC entertainment. Designed to make it easier than ever to control PC media from your desk, your lap–or even from the comfort of your couch.


http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/productdetails.aspx?pid=080

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Vista RC1 and latest Google Toolbar

Well ;I can't live without google toolbar.I love it.After installing Vista RC1 I downloaded and installed the latest version of Google Toolbar but most unfortunately it was not working.Putting the search obeject in toolbar's window if I click 'Go' button it remained as it was.So I tweaked add on features but that didn't help.In the mean while I found that I couldn't copy -paste web contents or right click Open in New Window/or Open in New Tab.I uninstalled Google toolbar and everything was just fine.But this time I decided that I should install the eartlier version of Google Toolbar (3.0.131.0-big/en)I did.Waw!it's working like a charm.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Monday, September 04, 2006

Vista Pre RC 1 is better than Vista RC 1

Yes.It may sound odd and funny but that's exactly is my personal opinion.

Pre RC1 takes less time to instal than the RC1 build.Almost a 5 minutes difference on same hardware machine.

Pre RC 1 boots faster.

Pre RC 1 build takes lesser time to access various applications than RC 1.

Pre RC 1 is more stable.

As far as nforce drivers are concerned still RC 1 is not friendly with them.

The latest released driver for RC1 by Nvidia makes the system crash prone.

Vista Media Center guide takes a considerable time to download the latest guide on same internet speed which I used for Pre RC1 guide downloading.

Apart from a few diffrences in RC1,still I shall say Pre-RC1 is better.

[this was first published in www.merawindows.com ]

Sunday, September 03, 2006

MVP Insider :September-2006

I am really overwhelmed when I was featured in Microsoft's MVP Insider.It's a huge huge honour.It will surely inspire me to work more for the Microsoft communities.

MVP Insider :September
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/mvpinsider