Saturday, December 30, 2006

Microsoft Sent Free Ferrari Acer Laptops to bloggers

Microsoft together with AMD gave out some timely Christmas presents (which are officially review PCs) to a bunch of bloggers this year. Brandon LeBlanc got one, Scott Beale got one, Mauricio Freitas got one, Mitch Denny got one, Zen.Heavengames got one, Barb Bowman got a media center, plus many other bloggers who has yet to receive it during the Christmas rush. They seem to have covered everyone from A-list to Z-list, a first in the industry with such a valuable gift, kudos for thinking about the little guys.
Some people got Ferrari 1000s, others got 5000s (Some got Media Centers even). The following specs are from the Ferrari 5000.
Full story here:-

Friday, December 22, 2006

Vista Compatibility Check

The following softwares have now compatibility with Windows Vista.

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista Beta

Zune Marketplace.

A third for future compatibility: Kernel Patch Protection Criteria Evaluation Document.

Blank Settings under the Advanced tab in IE7

The Problem:-

Open IE7>Tools>Internet Options>Advanced-under it you will find setting options are blank.



In the Command Prompt window type in the following command and hit the Enter key.

regsvr32 /n /i /s inetcpl.cpl

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Chat With Santa on Windows Live Messenger

'This year families can avoid the lines to see Santa at the mall and spend time at home together chatting with Santa Claus through Windows Live Messenger.'

Life Cycle of various versions of Windows Vista

According to Microsoft various versions of Windows Vista will retire as follows:-

Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition
Windows Vista Business N
Windows Vista Business N 64-bit Edition
Windows Vista Ultimate
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition

The Mainstream Support of the above products will expire on 10th April,2012 and the Extended Support will be retired on 11th April,2017.

The Mainstream Support of the following products will expire on 10th April,2012 and the Extended Support will not be applicable.

Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition
Windows Vista Home Basic N
Windows Vista Home Basic N 64-bit Edition
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

An error occurs while installing the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility

When you attempt to install the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility you may face problems.Here is a cool resolution:-

Saturday, December 09, 2006

First Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC

I saw this news in the techtree that Reliance Communications and UTStarcom have announced the launch of India's first CDMA Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC.

Check it here:-

First Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC

Chitti aayi hai : Outlook 2007


Thursday, December 07, 2006

Sysinternals Tools Updated

The following Sysinternals utilities and files have been updated:

PsTools v.2.42 All PsTools now support the switch '-accepteula' on the command-line in order to avoid breaking non-interactive scenarios (e.g. scripts and other automation)

PsExec v1.73 Supports the ability to run processes in the Local System account on the interactive desktop with the -s and -I switches.

PsGetSid v1.43 Fixes a bug where it wouldn’t correctly process multiple computers PsService v2.21 Adds support for reporting Windows Vista delayed autostart and pre-shutdown notification services

SysinternalsSuite Removed the BlueScreen Screen Saver from the Sysinternals Suite since some anti-virus packages were blocking access to the suite due to the screen saver's new malware status. The BlueScreen Screen Saver is still available as a download from its dedicated page here.

More here.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Microsoft Hardware Vista Support

Mouse (IntelliPoint) and keyboard (IntelliType) Hardware beta device software for Windows Vista is now available.
Webcam (LifeCam) software to work with Windows Vista will be available in January.
Fingerprint Reader software posted here is final, not beta, software.

Final software for keyboards and mice will be available by end of December 2006.

The following links provide up-to-date installation notes, known issues, and beta software to download and install:

» Keyboard software: IntelliType Pro

» Mouse software: IntelliPoint

» Fingerprint Reader software

Monday, December 04, 2006

Vista's image-based install is great for hackers

USERS HOPING for pirated copies of Vole's latest operating system Vista might find themselves downloading some heavy duty malware.

More here:-