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May 31, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Bypass or Disable UAC for Selected Excluded Programs Only with Elevator (SkipUAC)

It’s possible to completely turn off and disable UAC (User Account Control, commonly misspelled as User Access Control) in Windows Vista, or make it elevate to highest privileges automatically and silently without user noticing whenever such administrator’s level privileges are required and requested. But it’s impossible to disable UAC or force Windows Vista to exclude or ignore UAC security protection for selected applications or programs only.
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May 24, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Windows Mobile Device Cannot Connect (or Quickly Disconnect or Drop) and Not Sync with Vista WMDC (ActiveSync)

Whenever user connect a Windows Mobile device to Windows Vista Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) via a USB cable, WMDC fails to connect to the Pocket PC (PPC) Phone device, causing synchronization not start or fail. Sometimes, WMDC may tries to connect to mobile device with “Connecting” message for a while, but eventually fails with “Disconnected” message. In some worse case, Windows Vista doesn’t detect any Windows Mobile device been connected, and no response or connect attempt action in WMDC.
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May 23, 2008
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How to Enable, Use and Support 4GB or More Physical RAM Memory in 32-bit Windows Vista

Theoretically, x86 and x86-64 processors can support more than 4 GB (gigabytes) of physical memory (RAM) in 32-bit systems, such as in the case of 32-bit Windows Vista operating system. With increasingly affordable and cheap RAM memory module, PC with 4GB or even 8GB of RAM memory sticks. However, to many disappointment, 32-bit (x86) edition of Windows Vista can only ‘see’ and support a maximum of 4GB RAM memory.
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May 21, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Windows Vista Failed to Start with ntkrnlpa.exe or ntoskrnl.exe 0xc0000428 Error Status

When booting up Windows Vista system, the startup process may stop halt on a black background screen with the following error message:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

File: \Windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe (or ntoskrnl.exe and other files)
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature of this file

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May 21, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

How to Suppress and Bypass System32 File System Redirect to SysWOW64 Folder with Sysnative

In 64-bit (x64) Windows operating system, including Windows Vista, Microsoft implements a feature called File System Redirector on WOW64 (Windows-32-on-Windows-64 that runs 32-bit programs without modifications) subsystem layer for 32-bit programs or DLL (dynamic link libraries) which provides a WOW64 sandbox for registry calls and some file system calls. The filesystem redirection forces 32-bit application attempts to be installed into or accessed from %windir%\System32, been intercepted and get redirected or re-pointed to %windir%\SysWOW64 instead.
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May 20, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Unable to Open Device Manager on Tasks Pane of Computer Properties in Windows Vista

In Windows Vista or Windows Vista SP1, when user clicks on Device Manager on Tasks list on the left pane of the Control Panel System page, which can be open by right clicking on Computer and select Properties, the system does not response nor open up Device Manager window. However, the rest of the tasks, i.e. Remote Settings, System Protection and Advanced System Settings, the System Properties dialog can be opened, which user can then open Device Manager from the Hardware tab successfully. Or, the user can also open Device Manager directly from System and Maintenance in Control Panel without problem.
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May 19, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

How to Run Microsoft AppLocale Elevated as Administrator in Windows Vista to Run Setup Installer

Microsoft AppLocale is an utility that allows Windows users to run non-Unicode legacy (code-page based) applications in different language from system locale on Windows XP or Server 2003 without changing the system locale. AppLocale is been used in Windows Vista too, although not officially supported, to simulate a system locale which fits the codepage of the non-Unicode programs so that the character sets can be displayed properly and readable.
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May 18, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

64-bit (x64) Windows Vista SP1 (6001.1800) tcpip.sys Auto Patcher to Fix Event ID 4226 and Unlock Increase Maximum Connections Allowed

Since Windows XP SP2, Microsoft has placed a limit on the maximum concurrent half-open or incomplete outbound TCP/IP connection that Windows allowed to make at any one time (or per second). The security feature is inherited by Windows Vista in both 32-bit and 64-bit (x86 and x64) versions of the operating system, including Windows Vista SP1, severely restricts the networking capability and possibly download/upload speed especially using P2P client utility such as BitTorrent program such as BitComet, uTorrent and Azureus, or eDonkey network such as eMule.
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