Custom and legacy software application compatibility has always been an issue with newer operating system platforms, and if this is the reason stopping you from upgrading to the latest operating-system technology all new Microsoft Windows Virtual XP Mode is now here for rescue, the XP virtulization technology integrates seamlessly with host system offering a streamlined experience with full backward application compatibility, to check the new Virtual XP Mode in Windows 7 I tested it using popular accounting software Tally 7.2 which is incompatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7, launching the application on Windows 7 throws the error as shown below.
Setting up Virtual XP Mode and making applications work with it is quite easy and simply requires users to install applications on guest operating system, you can follow the easy to setup guide ahead to make non-compatible applications work in Windows 7 using Virtual XP Mode.
At times we need to print listing of all file contained inside a directory, and if you are looking for a simple to use handy utility for this here are few good free options.
JR Directory Printer is an portable directory printer for Windows featuring recursive directory scanning with options to provide output in lowercase and DOS filenames with selectable file details.
JR Directory Printer is the most easy to use directory printer but if you are looking for something more advanced with advanced formatting options and filtering conditions Karen's Directory Printer and LS - File List Generator would be the perfect choice.
Microsoft Windows 7 RC1 is out now and users are appreciating the interface and features of the new operating system, We have shared Windows 7 Themes and Transformation Packs to make your existing operating-system look and behave like Windows 7, all new Seven Transformation Pack is now available to provide Windows XP users with an experience closest to Windows 7 without upgrading to the new operating system.
Portable And Easy To Use Free Video Converter For iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, PSP, PS3, XBOX 360 and ZuneSubmitted by admin on Tue, 04/28/2009 - 14:14
There are lots of free video converters out there, but free portable utility EncodeHD beats them hands down, the no frills fast and easy to use application supports video conversion suitable for iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, X-BOX 360 and Zune devices.
Imagine the security nightmare if general users are able to bypass your operating system security and logon as Administrator or root account having all privileges by simply inserting an floppy or CD, now this scary situation is possible using a prototype software KON-BOOT which hacks into Windows and linux kernel on the fly while booting, the novice friendly softwares allows users to bypass logon passwords completely by simply booting via the KON-BOOT CD or Floppy disk, in its current incarnation the software has been tested to bypass logon passwords on Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003/2008, Gentoo, Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora.
Just follow the simple steps ahead to create KON-BOOT bootable CD or Floppy and bypass logon passwords easily.
Many times we require only selected files from an archive but had to download the full archive because there is no other option, free windows application LoadScout is an easy solution to this problem but if you are uncomfortable installing a standalone application for this rarely used functionality, Firefox addon ArchView will get the job done right from your browser.
There are numerous tricks, tools and online sites to download YouTube videos but this one is simplest of them all, just install the free Firefox addon 'Easy YouTube Video Downloader 1.1' and you can download videos in 3GP, MP4 and High-Definition quality (when available) right from the Youtube video page are browsing.
The latest update bring optimized code with new 3GP download option and graphical buttons for single-click direct downloads in format of your choice.
I have shared tips on how to import InPrivate Filter list in IE8 to block advertisement servers, while the previous method was pretty easy to implement it still needed manual importing to get the job done, another problem with the InPrivate Filter feature is that it is set to OFF by default and require you to switch-it ON after each start, but not anymore simply import the registry file provided at the end of the post and all filters will get imported and IE8 will start with InPrivate Filter mode set to ON by default.
My friends Compaq Presario C770TU laptop started having issues with external headphones and microphone being not recognized by Windows XP, contacting HP support regarding the problem resulted in the response below with links to download Windows XP drivers :
"I would like to share that the above mentioned notebook has not been certified on XP and hence not supported. Hence we would not encourage the use of NON-Certified drivers on the product as it may lead to degraded performance and damage the product in some instances which would then not be covered under standard warranty.
However if you would like to pursue Win XP installation on the product, I have captured the links below wherein the nearest compatible drivers are available."
First of all its very bad on HP's part to not support one of the world's most successful and widely used operating system, secondly the audio driver they sent links to download does not solved the problem, I had to try different Conexant audio drivers to finally find a working one , if you are having similar issues with your HP laptops follow the instructions ahead to get your headsets working on Windows XP.
Proper monitoring and reporting is necessary for hard-disks containing crucial data and to achieve this most modern hard-disk drives come equipped with S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) feature to analyze, report and even repair disk errors which can result into drive failure and data loss, O&O DriveLED 2 is an professional Windows utility to retrieve and display this crucial S.M.A.R.T. data from disk-drives alerting you in advance of any potential hardware malfunction.
O&O DriveLED 2 costs $16.76 to buy but you can grab a genuine licensed copy following the simple procedure ahead.