Windows 7 Pricing Details

One of the biggest hardware online shops in the United States, Newegg, has revealed Windows 7 OEM pricing on their website. OEM, which stands for Original equipment manufacturer, are usually handed out to system builders. They are usually cheaper than the retail or upgrade editions but come with several severe disadvantages that include no upgrade option (only clean installs), no Microsoft support, no boxed version of the operating system and no option to transfer to another PC.



The Windows 7 OEM editions are sold at Newegg (prices are likely to be similar at other retailers) for $110 for a Windows 7 Home Premium OEM license, $140 for a Windows 7 Professional license and $190 for a Windows 7 Ultimate license. See the chart below for an overview of the different options.
The Windows 7 OEM versions have the lowest price tag of all available versions. There is however on exception to that. The Windows 7 Family Pack will retail on October 22 for $150. It comes with three Windows 7 licenses just like the 3-license Home Premium OEM offer. The price tag of the family pack on the other hand is less than half of the OEM pack. It is on the other hand a limited offer.

Source:http://windows7news.com/2009/09/30/windows-7-oem-pricing-details/

Calculate Your Home Power Consumption Easily

Hi,Today i find a nice template from microsoft's website.I like it to share with you.Its for your Office 2007 excel.
Electronics energy calculator
How green can you go? This personal energy calculator template was created by Microsoft Home Magazine and calculates your home electronics power consumption. Simply list the computers, printers, televisions and other technologies you use regularly, along with watts per hour and hours used, to come up with an estimate of your household’s power consumption. Once you know how much you consume, set goals to reduce power wherever possible.

After clicking the download button it installs automatically into your system.

How To Use & Customize XP Mode In Windows 7

You people might already have read my posts on the topic of Windows XP Mode in Windows 7,Its features,Reuirements,Procedure to install and many important FAQs.So i guess some of your are already install it.So in this post i will give you some of its feature and methods of using.I hope you like this.
XP Mode In Windows 7 Desktop

XP Mode supports two modes. These are Desktop Mode and Seamless Mode.You learn details from Microsoft.
In Desktop mode, you start XPM from the Windows 7 Start menu:

In Desktop Mode, XPM works about the way you'd expect a standard Windows XP installation to run. After you start XPM in Desktop mode, wait a few seconds after the desktop appears before the desktop fully initializes. During the startup process, progress bars inform you of what's going on.Once XPM starts, you'll note that, because of its support for hardware virtualization, it's fairly peppy on a system with 4GB of RAM or more, even with the default XPM virtual machine (VM) memory size of 256MB.In Desktop mode, all programs that use XPM run from within the Windows XP VM:


However, there are some significant differences between XPM and a standard non-virtualized Windows XP installation. These include:
Autorun on CDs doesn't work - you must manually run the program referred to in Autorun.
AutoPlay on CDs, DVDs, and USB devices doesn't work. You can manually run the program you prefer to use with the media's contents, or open the media with Windows Explorer
Accessing drives connected to the host PC. XPM uses Remote Desktop Connection to work with these drives, which is why they're listed as network drives by XPM's My Computer.


Seamless Mode of Virtual XP Mode
Although XP Mode in Desktop mode is easier than working with Virtual PC 2007 + Windows XP, the real benefit for users comes in XPM's Seamless mode. In Seamless mode, you can launch one or more programs installed in XPM directly from the Windows 7 Start menu. Each program runs within its own XPM VM, and you can resize each window and drag it to a different display.
When you install programs in XPM's Desktop mode, start menu shortcuts are automatically added to both the Windows XP Start menu in XPM and to the Start menu for the Windows 7 host PC.
To start a program from Seamless mode, open the Virtual Windows XP Applications folder beneath the Windows Virtual PC folder on the Windows 7 host system and click the program you want to run:

To pin XPM or an XPM application to the Windows 7 Start menu, right-click the shortcut in Windows 7's Start menu and select Pin to Start Menu. To pin XPM or an or an XPM application to the Windows 7 Taskbar, right-click the shortcut and select Pin To Taskbar:

Adjust XP Mode Virtual Memory
As with Windows Virtual PC's ancestor (Virtual PC 2007), you must shut down a VM before you can adjust its settings. However, closing the XPM window does not shut down the Virtual Windows XP VM. Instead, it hibernates the VM. To close the VM, click the Ctrl-Alt-Del button at the top of the XPM desktop window (1) and select Shut Down from the Windows Security dialog (2):

Note that XPM does not use Fast User Switching because Offline Files is enabled by default.
To adjust the settings used by XPM after closing it down:
1. Open the Virtual Machines folder in the Windows Virtual PC folder in Windows 7's Start menu:
 

2. Right-click the Virtual Windows XP VM and select Settings:
 

3. Select the setting you want to adjust (in this example, memory size assigned to the VM) and select or enter the appropriate option: 

4. Repeat as needed with other settings, then click OK when finished to close the dialog and save changes.
**The settings you use for the XPM VM also affects XP Seamless mode.

Using Networking in XP Mode
Normally, if your Windows 7 host PC is able to connect to the Internet, so can your XP Mode VM. However, if you want XPM to use the resources of other physical PCs on your network, you might need to tweak the normal network settings. If you are unable to view other network PCs from XPM's My Network Places menu, check the following:
1. Make sure the workgroup name in XPM matches the name of your existing workgroup. To see the current setting, right-click My Computer from the XPM Start menu, select Properties, and click Computer Name. If the workgroup name needs to be changed, click Change, click Workgroup, and enter the correct workgroup name. Click OK, and restart XPM to finish the process.


2. If you are still unable to "see" other PCs on the network from within XPM, click the Tools button at the top of the XPM window, click Settings, and look at the Networking setting. The default setting is Shared Networking (NAT). If this setting does not permit you to see workgroup computers, select the physical network adapter in your system:


You can still access the network and the Internet from the physical PC hosting Virtual Windows XP as well as from within XPM.

Working with USB Devices
XP Mode is way ahead of Virtual PC 2007 in its handling of USB devices such as printers, scanners, and mass storage devices (VPC 2007 didn't support USB mass storage at all). However, using USB devices in either XPM mode requires that you understand how to attach and release them as needed.
Open the USB menu to see the USB devices available to Virtual Windows XP. The devices are listed in two categories: Attach and Shared. Devices listed in the Shared category are supposed to be available automatically to both the Windows 7 host and XPM. However, in my tests, I found that both types of devices needed to be attached to XPM to make them available to XPM in either Desktop or Seamless modes.
Remember: when a device is attached to XPM, it cannot be used by your host Windows 7 operating system.

Attaching/Releasing a Device
To attach a device, open XPM's USB menu and click a device with the status of Attach or Shared (if the device status is listed as Release, it is already attached to XPM):

XPM detects the device, and if you are attaching it for the first time, XPM will prompt you to search for drivers with the Found New Hardware Wizard, or you can install drivers manually. If the wizard is unable to install drivers automatically, download the latest Windows XP-compatible driver for your device within XPM and install it. You might be prompted to reboot XPM to complete driver installation.

Tips: If you are installing a multifunction device, do not reboot XPM until you have finished installing all of the drivers and utilities necessary.
After drivers are installed, you might need to open the USB menu again and attach the device before you can use it.
When you are finished with the device, open the USB menu again and click the device to release it. The device can then be used by the host Windows 7 session.
 

Remember: You must attach devices with XPM Desktop mode before they can be used by applications running in XPM Seamless mode.

Windows 7 XP Mode:Questions & Answers

People all around the world are very much interested to know about the Windows XP mode in Windows 7.Many of them are already prepared to use it for better compatibility.You should also aware of this.ANd i believe some of if you are using it already.Those who won't here's the procedure for you.
But you people are not know about some facts clearly.So i decide so bring out some facts for you.Hope this will Help you.

Q1. Is XP Mode suitable for you?
Answer: If you're trying to run 3D games that don't get along with Windows 7, the answer is 'No'.
But, if you need to get more life out of peripherals or applications that don't run under Windows 7, or you need to run Windows XP without rebooting your Windows 7 PC, the answer might be 'Yes.'
XP Mode is free to try right now with Windows 7 RC, and if you want to use its final version after Windows 7 goes live, be sure to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise editions (it will be free for those editions, but will not work with Home Premium).

Q2. What do I need to run XP Mode?
Answer: There are three requirements for XP Mode:
1.You must be running Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, or Enterprise editions.
2.You must have a processor capable of supporting hardware virtualization (Intel refers to this feature as Intel Virtualization Technology; AMD refers to this feature as AMD-V).
3. Hardware virtualization must be enabled in the system BIOS.
 
Q3. Do I need a copy of Windows XP to use XP Mode?
Answer: No. Microsoft provides Windows XP SP3 as a VHD file for use with XP Mode.
 
Q4. What are the benefits of using XP Mode instead of running Virtual PC 2007 and installing Windows XP as a virtual machine?
Answer: There are several advantages to XP Mode over VPC 2007+Windows XP, including:
*When you install programs into XP Mode, they are automatically published to the Windows 7 Start menu, so you can run them in separate windows on the Windows 7 desktop, or in full-screen, or within the Windows XP VM desktop. Virtual PC 2007 must run Windows XP programs within the Windows XP VM desktop.
*You must manually configure Virtual PC 2007 to run Windows XP - this is not necessary with XP Mode.
*You can move your mouse freely between XP Mode and the Windows 7 desktop - with Virtual PC 2007, you must click within the window to capture the mouse cursor, then press the right alt key to release your mouse to return to the Windows 7 desktop
*VPC 2007 cannot use USB mass storage devices – XP Mode can use USB mass storage devices.
*VPC 2007 runs Windows XP as a VM very poorly (slow CD-ROM access, etc.) unless you install VPC 2007 extensions. XP Mode does not require you to install extensions.

Q5. Is XP Mode designed for 3D gaming?
Answer: XP Mode automatically integrates the Windows clipboard, printers, drives and smartcards at startup, and you can also also selectively disable and select whether to enable at start up (default).
Answer: No. XP Mode does not support 3D graphics APIs such as DirectX. If you need to play 3D games that will not run in Windows 7, set up a dual-boot environment.

Q6. Can I run Virtual PC 2007 and XP Mode on the same PC?
Answer: No. You must uninstall Virtual PC 2007 before you can use Windows Virtual PC and XP Mode.

Windows 7 XP Mode:How To Install

You people may know that that Windows 7 will include a special XP Mode that will run the older operating system in a virtual environment inside the Windows 7 OS to ensure maximum compatibility. Despite its age, Windows XP is still widely used for several reasons – speed and compatibility being two of the leading ones.In fact, Microsoft is claiming that XPM provides near perfect Windows XP compatibility within Windows 7 – so that takes care of one of the raison d'etre for the old OS.


The speed and light(er) weight factor of Windows XP, however, won’t be maintained as you’ll need a fairly decent machine to run XP Mode. The system requirements to run XP Mode are beefier than those to run Windows 7 (which should run on any recent netbook).
But Not all modern processors support virtualization, even if from the same generation. For example, only certain Core 2 Duo chips feature the technology. Hopefully Microsoft will release more specific hardware requirements for XP Mode soon.Learn about BIOS Settings from Microsoft's website.

Microsoft will include a full license of Windows XP SP3 with every copy of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate for use with XP Mode.

The requirements to run Windows XP Mode according to Microsoft:
* 1 GHz 32bit or 64bit processor or better
* CPU w/ AMD-VTM or IntelĂ‚® VT features turned on
* 2 GB of memory recommended
* Additional 15GB of hard disk space per virtual Windows environment recommended.
You need to make sure that the processor is supporting hardware virtualization and that this feature is enabled in the computer’s Bios (read hardware virtualization check for more information).
 
Now here's the instruction for you to install Virtual PC on your windwos 7 PC:
1. Download the Virtual PC beta  from Microsoft Virtual PC page and also Windows XP Mode beta from there.

 2. Install the Windows virtual PC beta by following the simple on screen procedure and reboot your machine to see Virtual Windows XP entry in your Start menu.

3. Now, Double-click on VirtualWindowsXP.msi package to start Virtual Windows XP wizard and click Next to continue.During installation of XPM, you must configure Windows Update to provide automatic or manual updates, and you must enter a password. To save yourself frustration, click the checkbox to Remember Credentials, and you won't need to remember the password to start XPM.


4. During installation, you must also select the location for the VHD file used by XPM. By default, the location is C:\Program Files\Virtual Windows XP\, but you can browse to other locations as desired. The target drive must have about 1.6GB of free disk space.
5. You will see the XP mode installation process. It may take few minutes to complete the installation.
6. Once you complete the installation, Virtual Windows XP starts for the first time. Here you will see Virtual Windows XP license agreement. Accept the license agreement and click Next to continue.
7. In the following window, you need to enter a password for the account. You cannot leave the password field blank. In case, if you don’t like to enter the password each time, you can check the option Remember credentials to store the password.
8. Next you need to configure Windows XP for automatic updates.
9. Once you are done with the configuration, Windows XP mode is ready to use.

XP Mode In Windows 7:Details With Screenshot

One of the biggest problems to plague Windows Vista was its incompatibility with older software that ran perfectly under Windows XP. With Windows 7 Microsoft have greatly increased the compatibility of older software but there will still be problems, especially with bespoke applications used in business.This is unlike previous versions of windows that simply had a compatibility check box. This will be a fully functional Virtual machine with XP running inside of it. This is where XP Mode comes in.

XP Mode, currently in beta, adds a fully licensed copy of Windows XP Professional that runs in a virtual machine on your desktop. The clear difference between XP Mode though and Microsoft Virtual PC on which it is based, is that any applications installed in it, not only show up in their own windows on your Windows 7 desktop, but that they also show up in your Windows 7 Start Menu.
This is a brilliant move on Microsoft’s part. This means that with every Windows 7 license you purchase, you get Windows XP along with it. I think most businesses will find justifying the purchase much easier. Why? Because now there will be a significantly lower number of compatibility issues.

The much talked about “secret feature” of Windows 7, XP Mode, is in RC (Release Candidate) and available to download for all who want to try it out.
As quoted from The Windows Blog we see that-
“Windows XP Mode is specially designed for small and medium-sized businesses to help ease the migration process to Windows 7 by providing additional compatibility for their older productivity applications. Windows XP Mode provides what we like to call that “last mile” compatibility technology for those cases when a Windows XP productivity application isn’t compatible with Windows 7.”

And Another Expert Paul Thurrott provides an in depth description of the feature: Based on feedback Microsoft got from the beta, they have added lots of new features. Here are some of the new features included in the RC:
XP Mode consists of the Virtual PC-based virtual environment and a fully licensed copy of Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3). It will be made available, for free, to users of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions via a download from the Microsoft web site. (That is, it will not be included in the box with Windows 7, but is considered an out-of-band update, like Windows Live Essentials.) XPM works much like today’s Virtual PC products, but with one important exception: As with the enterprise-based MED-V (Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization) product, XPM does not require you to run the virtual environment as a separate Windows desktop. Instead, as you install applications inside the virtual XP environment, they are published to the host (Windows 7) OS as well. (With shortcuts placed in the Start Menu.) That way, users can run Windows XP-based applications (like IE 6) alongside Windows 7 applications under a single desktop.


You can now attach USB devices to Windows XP Mode applications directly from the Windows 7 task-bar. This means your USB devices, such as printers and flash drives, are available to applications running in Windows XP Mode, without the need to go into full screen mode.
You can now access Windows XP Mode applications with a “jump-list”. Right click on the Windows XP Mode applications from the Windows 7 task bar to select and open most recently used files.
You now have the flexibility of customizing where Windows XP Mode differencing disk files are stored.
So far, everything’s great. What could possibly go wrong here you ask? Sadly, there is something and it’s a biggie.

XP Mode doesn’t, sadly, inherit security from its host operating system, Windows 7. This means that it can’t take advantage of any anti-virus software you have installed. You will need to install separate anti-virus software in the virtual machine.
You can now disable drive sharing between Windows XP Mode and Windows 7 if you do not need that feature.


The initial setup now includes a new user tutorial about how to use Windows XP Mode.
In order to run the XP Mode RC properly, You must have either RC (7100) or RTM (7600) version of Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise. Also you must have 1 GB of RAM, 15 GB of available disk space, and a processor capable of hardware virtualization with AMD-V or Intel VT turned on in the BIOS.


The download consists of a 5 MB Virtual PC file and a 450 MB copy of Windows XP Service Pack 3. Try it for yourself here.
Windows Virtual PC download

More Details:
Windows XP Mode allows Windows 7 users to run Windows XP compatible applications in Windows 7. The main different between the Windows XP Mode and other software virtualization applications like Sun’s VirtualBox is that XP Mode seamlessly integrates into Windows 7. Microsoft is aiming at day to day users who need to run XP compatible software programs that do not work correctly in either Windows Vista or Windows 7 natively.
A typical virtual environment runs from its own virtual hard drive space. The Windows XP Mode on the other hand will share the hard drive and permissions with Windows 7 including:
* Clipboard sharing, which enables you to cut, copy, and paste data between the host Windows 7 desktop and the virtual machine
* Printer sharing between the Windows 7 desktop and the virtual Windows environment
* Drive sharing, which provides easy access to all host data from within the virtual machine
* Folder integration between operating environments

Here is a quick overview on how to install Windows XP Mode in Windows 7.
The requirements to run Windows XP Mode according to Microsoft:
* 1 GHz 32bit or 64bit processor or better
* CPU w/ AMD-VTM or IntelĂ‚® VT features turned on
* 2 GB of memory recommended
* Additional 15GB of hard disk space per virtual Windows environment recommended

Half-life 2 Game Enhancer


Half-Life 2 is a science fiction first-person shooter computer game and the sequel to the highly acclaimed Half-Life. It was developed by Valve Corporation and was released on November 16, 2004.Half-Life 2 garnered near-unanimous positive reviews and received critical acclaim, winning over 40 PC Game of the Year awards for 2004.The game has been critically praised for its advances in computer animation, sound, narration, computer graphics, artificial intelligence (AI), and physics simulation.
As of December 3, 2008, over 6.5 million copies of Half-Life 2 have been sold at retail.Although Steam sales figures are unknown, their rate surpassed retail's in mid-2008 and they are significantly more profitable per-unit.

But There’re few issues that’s quite annoying about Half-Life 2, right? So slow and laggy, tired of many shortcuts for stuffs I want, no cheats, lose installation data from from reinstall, etc. This program can help you. Half-Life 2 - Enhancer will apply special scripts such as fixes, bullettime, performance and quality tweaks, cheats, enabling console, etc. Now you have a chance to get enhanced Half-Life 2 easily with this tool.


Features
-Special scripts and fixes
-Apply Bullettime mode with “t” key
-Apply elevator fix with “v” key
-Disable auto-save feature
-Enable cheats and unlock all chapters
-Fix A.I. Disable
-Fix sound stuttering problem
-Force enable console (Shift+~)
-Improve graphic or game performance scripts
-Change game language
-Run game with launcher wizard
-Setup data transfer rate
Product version: 1.0
File name: hl2enhancer.zip
File size: 200 kb
License: Freeware
Operating System: Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003

Windows Cleaning Tools Free Download

Here i bring together some useful tools for your windows which makes your sytem faster,remove garbage from your disk.Most of this are lightweight free to use utility tools.Hope you will use this and makes your windows easier to handle.

Auto Cleaner XP 2.0
Do you know when you type your documents, open compression files from internet or run some applications. It’ll make temporary files but sometimes it doesn’t delete them after finishing your work. Those junk files will remain in your harddisk and eating up your space. Auto Cleaner XP will clean up these junk files on Windows startup.

Features
-Easy to use
-Auto cleanup files on Windows startup
-Fast clean (doesn’t find and delete files but delete in specified path)
-Small size
-Clean up temporary folder
-Clean up some temporary internet files extension that won’t be used for visiting websites
-Clean up application logs
-Clean up Netscape cache
-Clean up History, Recent Documents
-Clean up text cookies
-Auto set startup when you run this file and do not change filename.

File Information:
File size: 57 kb
License: Freeware
Operating System: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003

Optimizer XP
Optimizer XP is a freeware optimizer program which is far better than some kinds of shareware optimizer program. It will optimize your system and internet connection for better performance. It’s a real life-saver for slow PCs for both system and internet connection. Using this tool, your system and internet connection will become faster and more reliable if you’re facing stability problems with your machine. However, it’s highly recommended to use this program on machine that is facing performance and stability problems because you wouldn’t see any significant improvements on fine machine.

Features Version 3.5XG:
-Real modem port optimization and only Optimizer XP got it! (Not settings in win.ini)
-Rebuild Internet optimization (For safe)
-Fix dialog (Image problems when use in NT/2000)
-New dialog. Select internet optimization for better internet. It will set IPMTU and DefaultReceiveWindow
-Delete some settings for better stability
1.delete Power down When Shutdown setting (Some PCs can’t use normal shutdown)
2.delete icon cache setting (Can turn low RAM PCs become crash)
3.delete CPU delay time for safe (Some PCs crash)
4.delete CD-ROM setting for safe Default settings I think it be OK (Some PCs can’t use CD-ROM)
5.delete Conservative Swapfile Usage for low RAM PCs
-Fix some settings for more performance
1.Fix Always unload DLL for low RAM PCs
2.Fix eXPerience schemes only for Windows 9x and add up to 26 schemes
3.Fix paging file to fixed size for more performance and stability and set requirement to 400 MB for safe
Added “Safe Optimization” option
-Removed Swapfile optimization (Useless)
-Fixed Media Folders icons problems
File Information:
Product version: 3.5XG
File size: 562 kb
License: Freeware
Operating System: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003

CCleaner 2.23.999
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)
 
Cleans the following:
* Internet Explorer
* Firefox
* Google Chrome
* Opera
* Safari
* Windows - Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
* Registry cleaner
* Third-party applications
* 100% Spyware FREE

File Information:
Title: CCleaner 2.23.999
Filename: ccsetup223.exe
File size: 3.14MB
Requirements: Windows (All Versions)
License: Freeware

PC Inspector File Recovery 4.0
PC INSPECTOR™ File Recovery is a data recovery program that supports the FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS file systems.
Here are some of the new features in PC INSPECTOR™ File Recovery:
* Finds partitions automatically, even if the boot sector or FAT has been erased or damaged
* Recovers files with the original time and date stamp
* Supports the saving of recovered files on network drives
* Recovers files, even when a header entry is no longer available. Competition products cannot recover such files. The "Special Recovery Function" supports the following disk formats: ARJ, AVI, BMP, CDR, DOC, DXF, DBF, XLS, EXE, GIF, HLP, HTML, HTM, JPG, LZH, MID, MOV, MP3, PDF, PNG, RTF, TAR, TIF, WAV, and ZIP.

File Information:
Title: PC Inspector File Recovery 4.0
Filename: pci_filerecovery.exe
File size: 5.83MB
Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/XP64/Vista64
License: Freeware

Recuva 1.30.435
Recuva (pronounced "recover") is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted from your iPod, or by bugs, crashes and viruses!
* Simple to use interface - just click 'Scan' and choose the files you want to recover
* Easy to use filter for results based on file name/type
* Simple Windows like interface with List and Tree view
* Can be run from a USB thumb drive
* Restores all types of files, office documents, images, video, music, email, anything.
* Supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5 , NTFS + EFS file systems
* Restores files from removable media (SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MemoryStick, Digital cameras, Floppy disks, Jaz Disks, Sony Memory Sticks, Compact Flash cards, Smart Media Cards, Secure Digital Cards, etc.)
* Restores files from external ZIP drives , Firewire and USB Hard drives
* It's fast, tiny and takes seconds to run!  

File Information:
Title: Recuva 1.30.435
Filename: rcsetup130.exe
File size: 3.64MB (3,816,080 bytes)
Requirements: Windows (All Versions)
License: Freeware
 
Unlocker 1.8.7
If you've ever been unable to delete a file in Windows, and can't figure out what program's using it, Unlocker is the solution. Have you ever seen these Windows error messages?
* Cannot delete folder: It is being used by another person or program
* Cannot delete file: Access is denied
* There has been a sharing violation.
* The source or destination file may be in use.
* The file is in use by another program or user.
* Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.
Unlocker can help! Simply right-click the folder or file and select Unlocker. If the folder or file is locked, a window listing of lockers will appear. Simply click Unlock All and you are done!

File Information:
Title: Unlocker 1.8.7
Filename: unlocker1.8.7.exe
File size: 238KB (243,204 bytes)
Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista
License: Freeware

Tweak UI 2.1
Tweak UI is a free user interface customization application. It provides a simple graphical user interface for performing tweaks that otherwise would require editing the registry.
Tweak UI allows you to customise the user interface of the Windows operating system. Users with older, slower computers can turn off many aspects of the operating system's eye candy, such as fading menus, drop shadows, and cursor shadows.
Tweak UI also includes numerous features to customise the way the interface works, such as the taskbar and the desktop. The application also enables you to move the location of their Documents, Music and Pictures folders, as well as other system folders. It also includes various tools to repair elements of the operating system, such as icons, hot keys, the font folder, and file extension associations. It can be used to disable AutoPlay on one or more drives as well.
Version 2.10 requires Windows XP Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2003.

File Information:
Title: Tweak UI 2.1
Filename: TweakUiPowertoySetup.exe
File size: 147KB
Requirements: Windows XP/2003
License: Freeware

Samsung Announces 1GHz CPU Full HD-capable Camera Smart Phone

Remember that 1GHz CPU, which Samsung announced as Hummingbird not too long ago? It turns out this isn’t the only project that has been keeping the company R&D department busy recently. Today, along with the official name of the ARM Cortex-A8 smartphone processor the Korean company also announced its bigger brother, intended for usage in netbooks and a 5 megapixel system-on-chip image sensor, capable of processing 1080p video at 30 fps.

Both the S5PC110 (smartphone chipset) and S5PV210 (its netbook alternative) are optimized to ensure long battery life for mobile devices, using a 45-nanometer (nm) Low Power fabrication process and low power architectures. With the 1GHz clock speed and 512KB L2 cache, these processors should also manage to provide performance unknown to the ARM world so far.


The two processors have built-in 3D graphics engine and support 1080p full HD video playback and recording at 30 fps. The final nice features of the new chipset include a wide variety of interfaces and peripherals, including HDMI 1.3and USB 2.0 host interface.
That kind of processing power will most certainly be coupled with the 5 megapixel image sensor we mentioned (or some other of its kind) to create the first full HD video recording mobile phone. Considering that the camera module in question also offers xenon flash, mechanical shutter and of course auto focus that should make for a pretty decent shooter to say the least.
The camera module will enter mass production from January next year, while the first samples of the two CPUs will be available in December. Maybe we should be expecting something pretty big thrown our way at the next Mobile World Congress in February.

Previous News:
Samsung announce 1GHz ARM CORTEX-A8 Hummingbird CPU
Samsung and Intrinsity jointly announced the fastest ARM Cortex-A8 processor architecture. Using 45 nm low-power, low-leakage process technology the processor codenamed Hummingbird, delivers the impressive 2000DMIPS at 1GHz.

Not only is the new processor amazingly powerful (almost twice as fast as the iPhone 3GS unit), but it is extremely energy efficient too. The Hummingbird can run at a high speed even at the minimum supply voltage of 1.0V, which makes it really suitable for use in mobile devices.
If the previous 600MHz Cortex-A8 could do 720p videos on the Samsung i8910 Omnia HD, we may not stretching it by far by expecting 1080p full HD recording on a mobile phone powered by the new Hummingbird.


The companies standing behind the ARM Cortex family development expect it to account for about half of the total market for mobile application processors by 2013. Quite a bold forecast but it might just as well come true, with ARM already having more than a dozen Cortex-A processor family licensees.
Though all this is nothing but exciting, we'd be more delighted when we see an actual working handset based on the new Hummingbird. The 1GHz Snapdragon mobile processor is already being implemented and you can already buy the Toshiba TG01 full touch PocketPC utilizing just that under its extra slim waistline. We guess by the time the Hummingbird gets to the market in one form or the other, it would have quite some competition to tackle.


Source:http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_unveils_1ghz_cpu_full_hdcapable_camera_module-news-1133.php

Microsoft Security Essentials Final Is Releasing Soon

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is an anti-malware product that works via the cloud, a successor to OneCare, and contains quite a bit of promise. The beta versions had a strong ability to detect and remove malware, and as the product grows, its strength will only increase as more and more users automatically submit telemetry to the cloud. Even so, MSE already has a strong base, with 400,000 testers during the beta release.

MSE will also be completely free (assuming that your operating system passing the WGA test), matching the company’s belief in anti-virus software. The program is mainly being marketed as a lightweight, effective solution especially meant for those who do not currently have existing protection (estimated at 50-60% of users) or consumers whose anti-virus suite has expired, leaving them open to attacks by malware.
As for the release date, according to a message sent to participants of the beta, Microsoft plans to release the final version of MSE soon: “the final version of Microsoft Security Essentials will be released to the public in the coming weeks.” In the meantime, feel free to give the beta a try, and potentially helping to improve the product:


Just make sure that you meet the system requirements, as outlined by the Redmond giant on the official page for Security Essentials:

Operating System: Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3); Windows Vista; Windows 7 (Beta or Release Candidate)
Windows XP:
CPU with clock speed of 500 MHz or higher
Memory: 256 MB RAM or higher
Windows Vista and Windows 7:
CPU with clock speed of 1.0 GHz or higher
Memory: 1 GB RAM or higher
VGA (Display): 800 x 600 or higher
Storage: 140 MB of available hard-disk space
An Internet connection.
Internet Browser:
Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or later
 
Source:http://windows7news.com/2009/09/22/microsoft-security-essentials-final-on-the-way/

Microsoft Offers Lower Price For Windows 7 To Students

Microsoft have just announced that they will be selling Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional for just £30 in the UK or $30 in the US to Students.



In an email to Neowin Microsoft said:

students will benefit from many of Windows 7’s unique functions and applications which make PC’s easier, simpler and more fun to use. For those students who have the latest laptops with touch screen technology, Windows 7 comes with enhanced capabilities for an enriched touch experience, allowing a more direct and natural way to work – it’s also perfect for netbooks. Other features include remote media streaming, improved gaming experience, enhanced security and integration of Windows Media Centre for more central and convenient management of music, movies and photos.

This great offer for Students will run until 3 January 2010 and students will be able to download Windows 7 from the 22nd October provided they have a valid College email address.
Microsoft is also planning to offer a similar deal in Canada, Australia, Korea, Mexico, France and Germany, though the prices will probably vary somewhat and Microsoft is yet to confirm details.
Regardless this is a great deal for students as Windows 7 Home Premium will retail for $119.99 and Windows 7 Professional for $199.99 and is aimed at students who aren’t planning on buying a new PC this year.
Here are the Official Microsoft Links:
Windows 7 UK Student Offer
Windows 7 US Student Offer

Source: http://windows7news.com/2009/09/18/microsoft-to-offer-windows-7-for-3030-for-students/

New Windows 8 Wallpaper Collection

Rumors are floating all over the net on the topics of Microsoft's new OS Windows 8. Though there are no sign of official comment or downloadable things form the Microsoft on the Windwos 8 topic yet but there are few users who are showing their artworks, they have created Windows 8 wallpapers on their own imagination.
And these set of wallpaper are latest Windows 8 concept wallpaper by Rajesh Patel.

Here's you will find all the interesting news about Windows 8
Windows 8 Video & Info
Windows 8 Wallpaper & Theme
New Set Of Windows 8 Wallpaper
Something about Windows 8 release
Real Windows 8 Screenshot?
Microsoft developer Confirms New GUI In Windows 8
Windows 8 With New Networking Feature?
Windows 8 Transformation Pack Download

Microsoft developer Confirms New GUI In Windows 8

Rumor is all around.Windows 8 is coming with next generation Graphical User Interface or GUI.At last we find something that confirms these theory.It cames from Meng Yang, a Software Development Engineer of Microsoft.
He writes abount his present work in his Linkedin profile:


Designing and developing next-generation graphical user interface framework for Windows 8


While that's just one tiny little sentence, it confirms just enough to leave even more room for speculation than before. Just what exactly does Microsoft consider, "next-generation" for Windows 8, anyway? Does it simply mean what's to come in the next revision of Windows, or does it imply something much more grand and elaborate (the most radical rumor going around is that Microsoft may do away with Explorer in Windows 8; I don't see that happening, personally)? A couple of months ago, I posted an internal brainstorming mock-up for Windows 7 effects - of which, the final product contains absolutely none of. Perhaps Windows 8 will revisit some of those ideas and have them implemented in some form or fashion.
  Something else to ponder is the speculation of Windows 8 being strictly 64-bit. As many of you know, Microsoft planned for that to be the case with Windows 7 but decided to renege. I'm not so sure that 2012 will be any different, but maybe it will, considering how well 64-bit has finally caught on. There are still some issues to be ironed out, but for the most part, 2012 just might be a realistic goal for Microsoft to finally push the 64-bit-only initiative. Do you think Microsoft will do anything differently if they decide early on to nix 32-bit when developing this next-generation GUI?
 
Here's Something about Meng Yang:
  Working as a Software Development Engineer at Microsoft
Past
* Senior Summer Analyst at Lehman Brothers
* Software Engineer at Electronic Arts
Education
* University of Pennsylvania
* University of Pennsylvania
Meng Yang’s Specialties:
Programming: C++, C, Java
Computer Graphics: HLSL / cg, OpengGL, DirectX;
Physically-based Animation: Fluid Simulation, Particle System, Rigid-Body Simulation;
3D Packages: Maya, Mel, Maya API



Source:http://uxevangelist.blogspot.com/2009/08/windows-8-next-generation-gui-confirmed.html




Here's you will find all the interesting news about Windows 8
Windows 8 Video & Info
Windows 8 Wallpaper & Theme
New Set Of Windows 8 Wallpaper
Something about Windows 8 release
Real Windows 8 Screenshot?
Microsoft developer Confirms New GUI In Windows 8
Windows 8 With New Networking Feature?
Windows 8 Transformation Pack Download

Game Booster 1.30:For High Performance Gaming

Game Booster  is Designed to help optimize your PC for smoother, more responsive game play in the latest PC games with the touch of a button, Game Booster helps achieve the performance edge previously only available to highly technical enthusiasts. It works by temporarily shutting down background processes, cleaning RAM, and intensifying processor performance. That means you can keep all the features of Microsoft Windows Vista and XP ready for when you need them, but turn them off when you are ready to get down to serious business - gaming. Game Booster makes it simpler to enjoy the latest games and take your experience to a new level.


Key Benefits:
1. 1 Click
Game Booster is extremely easy to use. Its intuitive interface makes Game Booster the perfect tool for complete computer dummies.
2. Speed up Game Play
Game Booster gives more CPU and RAM to your games, making your games running at the peak performance.
3. Defrag Game Files
Game Booster can quickly defragment game directories and files, to make your games load and run faster than ever.
4. Increase Gaming Stability
Game Booster prevents and avoids possible conflicts and incompatibility, by temporarily closing background processes and unnecessary Windows services.
5. Safe, Security, and Free
Game Booster does not overclock your hardware, does not change your Windows Registry and system settings. Game Booster is 100% freeware, without any virus, adware, and spyware.

About GameBooster :
Current Version: 1.30
File Size: 1.16 MB
Operating System: Windows 7, Vista™, XP(32bit and 64bit), 2000
Release Date: 26-11-2009
Designed to: Make your games running at peak performance.
Languages: English, Danish, German, Finnish, Dutch, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Serbian, Turkish, Russian, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, Czech
License: Freeware. You may distribute it freely, copy it or include it as a part of a package as long as it is left completely intact and unchanged.


Source:
http://www.masud.atbhost.net/2009/08/26/free-game-booster-highly-recommended-by-most-pc-gamers/

How to password protect any application in Windows?

There may be reasons where you may want to restrict use of certain application.DeskLock is a good freeware utility to password protect applications and open applications using a hotkey. It will detect execution of your listed applications and prompt for a password before continuing.


One can also set hotkeys (eg. CTRL + SHIFT + 1) for most of the features used in the utility. Using a hotkey you can show/close/hide all the applications listed. You can also set a specific hotkey for the different applications, toggling the visibility of the application by pressing the hotkey. For instance, if the application is open then pressing the hotkey will hide it, if the application is closed/hidden then pressing the hotkey will show/run it.
You can also specify if you want to password-protect the application so that you can execute them without prompting for a password if you need it. The initial password is 2.

Download


Source:http://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-password-protect-use-of-any-application-in-windows

Prevent cut/copy/paste/copy/delete/re-naming in Windows

Prevent v 1.0 is a freeware app which runs on all Windows. If you don’t want anyone deleting or renaming or messing around with your data, maybe your younger sibling, then Prevent may be able to help you.

Download Link
The downloaded zip file consists of:

1. Prevent.exe
2. Pre_1
3. Pre_2
4. Read Me file.
5. Uninstall

Run the Prevent installer setup. The installer only places the Prevent folder in the system Program Files folder. A desktop shortcut will also be created. To run the program, click on Prevent. Set your Hot key to stop Prevent. You may set it as Ctrl+Pif you wish. Hotkeys Win+F8 kills Pre_1 and Win+F9 kills Pre_2, too. But the single hotkey set by you will kill all Prevent processes at the same time.

Prevent :

1. Stops Cut
2. Stops Paste
3. Stops Copy
4. Stops Delete
5. Stops Copy To
6. Stops Move to
7. Stops Send To
8. Prevents renaming
9. Disables Task Manager’s End Process button. Also it doesn’t allow you to right click on process name and click on end process. It also grays out the context menu items, disable Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V and/or stops the process.

To uninstall or remove Prevent, use the Uninstaller situated in the Prevent folder, or uninstall it via the Control Panel or simply delete its Program folder.

*Note:Prevent has been developed by TWC Forum member, Ritesh for TheWindowsClub.

Windows 8 Comes With New Networking Features

Although this is not the right time to talk about Windows 8, Microsoft has already confirmed that Windows 8 work is under progress. Aditya Malhotra, a Program Manager Intern at Microsoft has written the following responsibilities in his profile:

I am working in the Networking group. My responsibilities include:
• Evaluating and collating technical and business requirements for developing new networking features in Windows 8
• Designing features, functional specification and prototype for Windows 8
HomeGroup is one of the most important networking feature in Windows 7 and I hope MS would make Home Networking more easier in Windows 8.

Windows 8 Exclusive Updates At A Glace:
Windows 8 Build 7705.0.100129-1930 Compiled Unconfirmed News
Windows 8 Comes With 128-bit Architecture?
Windows 8 Gives Users More Power To Optimize Speed Computing
Windows 8 Video & Info
Windows 8 Wallpaper & Theme
New Set Of Windows 8 Wallpaper
Something about Windows 8 release
Real Windows 8 Screenshot?
Microsoft developer Confirms New GUI In Windows 8
Windows 8 With New Networking Feature?
Windows 8 Transformation Pack Download

Real Windows 8 Ultimate Screenshots?

Windows 8 is the Microsoft's next Operating System after Windows 7. Windwos 8 comes with many new features and outlook. Although this is not the right time to talk about Windows 8, Microsoft has already confirmed that Windows 8 work is under progress. Again strong rumors this time on Microsoft Windows 8 (Pre-Alpha) latest Build 7312 shown at the pic's . Some sources close to Microsoft told that they are genuine.
Codename: Midori
Known As: Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8 Pre-Alpha build 7302 - UNCONFIRM
Windows 8 Pre-Alpha build 7304 - UNCONFIRM
Windows 8 Pre-Alpha build 7308 - UNCONFIRM
Windows 8 Pre-Alpha build 7312 - LOOKS GENUINE


Sorry For Image Quality.
Full Size image Here

Here's you will find all the interesting news about Windows 8
Windows 8 Video & Info
Windows 8 Wallpaper & Theme
New Set Of Windows 8 Wallpaper
Something about Windows 8 release
Real Windows 8 Screenshot?
Microsoft developer Confirms New GUI In Windows 8
Windows 8 With New Networking Feature?
Windows 8 Transformation Pack Download

Windows 8 Transformation Pack For Your Windows

Although this is not the right time to talk about Windows 8, Microsoft has already confirmed that Windows 8 work is under progress. As you one can predict, there is no information available on Windows 8 including GUI till date. But Windows lovers have already started dreaming of Windows 8. A deviantart user has come up with a Windows 8 transformation pack that helps you turn around Windows Vista into Windows 8.

You will find nice Windows 8 wallpapers and Windows 8 logon screen background in this pack.

Windows 8 is the Microsoft's next Operating System after Windows 7.It will comes with many new features and outlook.Let's try some of the Windows 8 in your Windwos 7 PC.This theme is created by mufflerexoz.

Instruction:
Download and extract its content.
You will find 4 folders there.
1.Windows
2.Themes
3.System32
4.Logon Screen
Now just follow the instructions according to the each readme file carefully.You must restart your system to see the effect.

Download Windows 8 pack

Here's you will find all the interesting news about Windows 8
 
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