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Apr 15, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

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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Apr 14, 2008
SY Wong

Download FastStone Capture 6.0 for Efficient and Fast Screen Capture with Built-in Editing Feature

To better illustrate what is intended to be discussed over the phone or email with counterparts, it is always nice to print screen or capture certain portion of the contents. Before this, I always use print screen which only offers basic feature to capture certain important picture for explanation. But now, I just discovered that there is a better tool that is able to speed up the same process. Known as FastStone Capture, it is a tiny yet powerful screen capture tool that is suitable for daily use, replacing simple ‘Print Screen’ feature on your PC.
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Apr 14, 2008
SY Tan

Download Free Text Editor Notepad 2.1.19

Users for Microsoft Windows will be quite familiar with the simple text editor, Notepad, which is included with all versions of Windows OS. Even though superseded by other word processor applications such as Microsoft Word, Notepad still has its popularity since it is easy to use and feature a simple interface for basic text operations. Similarly to Notepad, Notepad 2 is another small, fast and free text editor which is applicable for Windows only. However, unlike Notepad, Notepad2 provides the features which can expedite users’ text editing works. For instance, it performs code syntax highlighting for HTML and other languages, allows drag and drop text editing inside and outside Notepad 2, it can do basic regular expression search and replace, feature useful word, line and block editing shortcuts, etc.
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Apr 14, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Windows Vista Activation FAQ (Myths and Facts)

Microsoft builds one of the most successful and uncrackable activation requirement in Windows Vista, which serves as an anti-piracy technology designed to verify that Microsoft software products are legitimately and genuinely licensed. Every copy of Windows Vista installed must be activated for its users to continue access to regular Windows Vista functionality while ensuring that your product key is not being misused.
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Apr 14, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Volume Activation 2.0 Technical Guidance Updated for Windows Server 2008 and Vista SP1

All editions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 requires to be completed product activation process, including those corporate users who are under volume licensing agreement or arrangement and normally use volume license product key (VLK) to activate Windows computers. Further activation method will rely on Volume Activation 2.0 which is part of Microsoft’s Genuine Software Initiative provided by Microsoft’s Software Protection Platform.
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Apr 14, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Troubleshoot Why Vista SP1 Is Not Available or Offered for Installation in Windows Update or Automatic Updates

Windows Vista SP1Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now slowly been distributed and deployed to all Windows Vista users via Windows Update, Microsoft Update and Automatic Updates. Windows Vista SP1 contains important updates and enhancements that improve reliability, performance and stability of computer system running the operating system, and is recommended to install on every Windows Vista PC.
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Apr 13, 2008
SY Tan

Free Online Virus Scan with ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0.650

ESET NOD32 is another simple but useful and powerful antivirus solution available with advanced features. This antivirus system is user friendly and provides a high level of detection capability. The main selling point of this antivirus system is its free and powerful online virus scanner. ESET NOD32 features an up-to-date online virus scanning tool which only utilizes the web browser to remove malware, spyware, adware, worms, Trojans, etc from computers. Users can carry out the scanning work from ESET without downloading or installing any applications. The scanning process is pretty simple and straightforward.
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Apr 13, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Windows Vista SP1 Distributed via Windows and Automatic Update

Windows Vista SP1We reported previously that all 36 languages of Windows Vista versions should have their first service pack published to public by Microsoft on April 9. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Instead, Microsoft starts to distribute Windows Vista SP1 for 5 languages – US English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish via Windows Update and Automatic Update system, ahead of previously rumored April 18.
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