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Apr 19, 2008
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Use On-Screen Keyboard in Vista to Securely Enter Password

Security thread has been increasing violent and potent. Hackers are going all out to ‘steal’ sensitive and private information of Internet users with phishing websites. More aggressive and advanced hackers plant keylogger on users computer to log and track users’ keystrokes in order to capture the user name and password entered by users.
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Apr 19, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Anti-Virus with Anti-Spyware Feature Can Used to Replace Windows Defender in Vista

The latest trend of anti-virus security software is certainly integrated all-in-one. Now, most anti-virus not only provides virus protection feature, but also incorporated protection against other exploits or threats such as spyware, adware, rootkit and etc. For example, AVG 8, Avira AntiVir 8, and avast! 4.8 all contains many functions all into one executable. Meanwhile, Windows Vista Security Center requires two essential components, virus and spyware protection, to be present and installed on the system as complete malware protection to avoid the Security Center notification alert and icon in system tray.
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Apr 19, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

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
Tip and Trick Editorial

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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