Browsing articles in "Operating System"
Apr 19, 2008
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Enable and Use Handwriting Recognition Input Method in Windows Vista

Windows Vista comes with a built-in handwriting recognition input method, as part of the Tablet PC Optional Components. The handwriting input recognition is actually a feature that ported over from Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. With handwriting recognition feature, users can write with hand, preferably on a physical writing pad or character pad with a pointing pen, and system will automatically convert the handwriting to typed text.
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Apr 19, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

How to Install and Enable Tablet PC Optional Components in Windows Vista

Windows Vista has built-in Tablet PC support which turns computer to fully functional, practical and comfortable tablet PC when users are on the move. Tablet PC components in Windows Vista include integrated pen support, touch-screen support, digital-ink input, snipping tool, handwriting recognition technologies, and innovative hardware.
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Apr 19, 2008
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Solution to Windows Media Player 11 (WMP11) Cannot Stream and Play MMS Media Protocol in Vista

Occasionally, Windows Media Player 11 (WMP 11 or WMP11) that comes with Windows Vista has problem streaming and playing media contents, be it audio or video, from Internet that use MMS protocol. When click on a link on web page that features URL:MMS protocol, or when watching a embedded video clip streaming via MMS protocol, the Windows Media Player does not play the movie, anime, trailer and other video contents, or another media player been launched to stream and playback the video instead.
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Apr 17, 2008
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Updated Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) RTM Release Schedule

Windows XPWindows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) release schedule has possibly been tweaked (or it may be the previously leaked schedule is not detailed enough). In the latest release schedule obtained by news source, Windows XP SP3, the last service pack for Windows XP operating system will be published and delivered in stages beginning from end of April to early June.
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Apr 17, 2008
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Windows XP SP3 BSoD Endless Reboot Loop with Stop c0000139 on GDI32.dll Error

Microsoft spent couple of weeks to fix endless and repetitive system restart loop issue when users attempt to Windows Vista SP1, but the computer cannot startup with continuous reboot loop problem spreads to Windows XP as well. After users installed Windows XP SP3 beta or RC release or a hotfix, and restart the PC, the computer will repetitively and automatically reboot suddenly nonstop, unable to log on to Windows desktop with the infamous BSoD (Blue Screen of Death) with the following error messages.
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Apr 16, 2008
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Windows XP SP3 Final Version Is 5.1.2600.5573?

Microsoft released Windows XP SP3 RC2 Refresh which has a build version of 5.1.2600.5508. There are a lot of speculations and discussions on whether this RC test version is indeed will be released to manufacturing (RTM) to become the final release version for Windows Vista SP3, much like what happened to Windows Vista SP1 RC Refresh 2 (6001.18000) was directly turned into final build for Windows Vista SP1.
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Apr 16, 2008
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Windows XP SP3 Official Final Release Schedule in April 2008

Windows XPWindows XP SP3 (Service Pack 3) is probably the last service pack for Windows XP before Microsoft stops selling the operating system on June 30, 2010 or one year after Windows 7 released. Hence, the Windows XP SP3 packs over 1000 hotfixes, patches and updates, coupled with some new features such as new activation scheme, Network Access Protection Module, Black Hole Router Detection and Kernel Model Cryptographic Module.
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Apr 15, 2008
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Windows Vista SP1 May Not Install on Linux Dual Boot Systems

With mass distribution of Windows Vista SP1 around the corner, but it seems like Microsoft now facing another hiccup. Microsoft recently acknowledges that users running a dual-boot system with Windows Vista Enterprise or Ultimate edition together with a Linux distro, and have installed the Linux bootloader into the MBR, will face problem or failure when installing the service pack.
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