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Apr 24, 2008
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Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) Validation Tool (KB892130) 1.7.69.2 Released Via Windows Update

Microsoft has pushed and rolled out the new version of Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool v1.7.69.2 since April 22, 2008 via Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center to those who wants to download non-critical and non-security related software. The current version 1.7.0069.2 of WGA Validation Tool was first released on March 18, 2008 to Windows Vista users, and on April 1, 2008 to Windows XP users who visit WGA website or Download Center, and perform validation test.
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Apr 24, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Fix Logitech QuickCam (Messenger, Chat, Zoom, IM, Express) Not Compatible Driver Issue in Windows Vista SP1

Logitech, one of the leading webcam manufacturer as QuickCam series, has made a decision that left thousands, if not tens of thousands of customers in the cold, by deciding that older models of their web camera, such as Logitech QuickCam Messenger, Zoom, Chat, IM and Express, does not support Windows Vista, and the driver provided for download is incompatible and not compliant, and thus users unable to install and use the Logitech QuickCam webcam.
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Apr 24, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

How to Take Ownership and Full Control Permissions of Files and Folders in Vista

A lot of files and folders in Windows Vista does not actually belongs to users. Rather, most system files have “Trusted Installer” as owner, the assign or grant read+write, traverse or full control permissions to SYSTEM or CREATOR OWNER user account only. So users must take ownership and grant full access control permissions and rights to themselves if they want to modify, rename or delete these files or folders. Sometimes, users may need to take ownership and grant full rights to themselves on another drive or partition, especially on disk newly installed or inserted if they cannot browse the contents from the drive.
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Apr 24, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

How Open Command Prompt as Administrator on Elevation in Vista

When using command prompt or command shell in Windows Vista, the following error message may occasionally happens:

The requested operation requires elevation.

Or,

Access denied.
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Apr 24, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Windows XP SP3 Product Activation Still Require Product Key During Installation?

One of the major change to Windows XP SP3 is the fine tuning to Windows Product Activation (WPA) feature in Windows XP. Prior to Windows XP SP3, installation of new Windows XP operating system requires users to enter a valid and genuine product key during setup process. Wrong, invalid or no product key input will stop or halt the installation process. Microsoft plans to change the product key requirement of Windows XP to the same with Windows Vista, where users can skip entering the serial key to a later stage with grace period that allows users to evaluate or try out the OS. Windows XP SP3 Overview documents the plan of the WPA change.
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Apr 23, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Windows Vista SP1 32-Bit MUI Language Packs Official Download Links

Multilingual User Interface (MUI) language packs which allows users change menus and dialog boxes display language in the selected installed language pack language. MUIs is available for free download for Windows Vista Ultimate and Enterprise editions from Windows Update and Microsoft Update, the only two editions that allow to install more than one language according to EULA. For users who can’t download via WU or MU, there is direct download links to download from Microsoft servers.
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Apr 23, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Windows Vista Ultimate Extras Freebies: Glass and Pearl Sound Schemes and DreamScene Videos

After disappointing Windows Vista Ultimate users worldwide with silent on the over hype Ultimate Extras feature, Microsoft finally publishes another two freebies for the premium Windows Vista Ultimate users. Two Ultimate freebies packages are Windows DreamScene Content Pack #3, which contains 3 Windows DreamScene videos, and a new Windows Sound Schemes which contains 2 sound schemes for the system.
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Apr 23, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Windows XP Professional with SP3 RTM Slipstreamed VL Bootable CD ISO Image Leaked

Windows XP SP3 final RTM version 5.1.2600.5512 has been released, and standalone update installer package has been leaked for free download on the Web. For users who intend to fresh install Windows XP with SP3 as a clean install, there is now Windows XP installation CD slipstreamed or integrated with Service Pack 3.
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