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Install Windows 7 Beta from a USB Thumb Drive

In HowTo, Microsoft, Tips N Tricks, Windows Vista on February 2, 2009 at 3:42 pm

As the form factor of the laptops (read NetBooks) reduces in size it comes with certain drawbacks. One of the most prominent is the lack of an optical drive, for example, CD or DVD Drive. Of course, you can plug-in an external optical drive but that’s certainly an inconvenience. Instead why not make use of the USB ports that comes with those slim-line notebooks (NetBooks) and install software using, let’s say, an USB Thumb Drive.

Read from this detailed article at to learn how to prepare a USB Thumb Drive to install Windows 7 Beta from an USB Thumb Drive. It’s a 10 step process but the steps are pretty simple and well explained.


Use Windows Vista’s Parental Controls to keep track of your kids computer activities

In HowTo, Microsoft, Tips N Tricks, Windows Vista on January 14, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Windows Vista has implemented the Parental Controls the right way and it makes it so easy to configure parental controls to keep an eye on your kids’ computer activities. The list of things that you can keep track of ranges from the type of programs that your kids are allowed to run on a computer, the websites that your kids are allowed to visit and time limits so that your kid can only use the computer on certain times.

Read from this article at on how to make use of Windows Vista’s Parental Controls to keep track of your kids’ computer activities.

Get things done on your computer with your own voice

In HowTo, Microsoft, Tips N Tricks, Windows Vista on December 5, 2008 at 10:25 pm

Have your handful and wanted to get things done on your computer? If you run Windows Vista there is a simple way to control your computer with your own voice. It’s a very interesting read and explained well in detail.

Vista’s successor now known as "Windows 7″ due out within three years

In Breaking News, Microsoft, Misc, News, Technical on July 21, 2007 at 9:28 pm

Microsoft announced the big news at Microsoft Sales Training Conference in Orlando, FL. The big news was what was previously been called as “Vienna”, the next major version of Windows, will now be called “Windows 7” and would be due in the next 3 years time frame.

Source: Engadget

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Get your @Live addresses while they lost

In General, HowTo, Microsoft, Misc, Tips N Tricks, Web 2.0 on July 19, 2007 at 7:04 pm

Windows Live Hotmail

To me @Live addresses are cool even though I like Gmail interface and email handling a lot better than Hotmail. It is short and sweet and stands out. When Microsoft announced that it will open up the @Live addresses I was excited. But then the news faded and there was no word for a while. In the mean time our unofficial hackers came up with a hack that will let us get @Live addresses (unofficially) by changing few parameters in the browser URL.

Here is how you do it,

  1. Visit the Windows Live Hotmail subscription page
  2. Click the “Get it free” button 
  3. When the new page comes up, in the address bar, replace “hmnewuser.aspx” with “newuser.aspx”
  4. Locate and delete “&hm=1” from the same address bar
  5. Hit enter, and when the page reloads it will let you create @live addresses

Enjoy!!! And make sure to get your @live addresses as soon as you can as this hack might not work forever.