Windows event viewer is a pretty handy tool which can give a lot of information about what is happening in the system. It can provide information like errors, warnings and information alerts about applications and system. So if an application crashes, you can see the exact error of how and why the application crashed in the event viewer.
I had previously given the direct download links of Windows 7 SP1 RC. Now Windows 7 SP1 Refresh has been leaked from a Windows development branch for Wave 1 release. The original version no. of the SP1 was 6.1.7601.17125 v.721 while the new refresh version is 6.1.7601.17125 v.741.
The download is available in all the 36 languages and only the 32 bit edition has been leaked. There is no 64 bit edition available yet. As mentioned earlier, the SP1 requires Windows 7 RTM to be installed in order to be upgraded.
Sending large files to other people online is really a tough job because if the file is on our computer, we need to upload the file to an online location and then give the link to the other person in order for other person to download the file. Any P2P solution in this situation will be beneficial as it will reduce our work to half as we don’t need to upload the large files, instead they will be served directly from our computer and the other person with the URL of the file can download the file easily.
Modern Operating Systems are coming with 64-bit support and hopefully everything will switch to 64-bit in a short while. Most modern computer processors are 64-bit compatible but if you have a slightly old PC and you want to install a 64-bit Operating System then you’ll have to first confirm if the system is 64-bit compatible or not.
Good news for the critics of Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) and Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) is that Microsoft has quietly retired OGA. Office Genuine Advantage is a tool that will validate Microsoft Office whenever new updates, templates etc. are downloaded and installed.
The security updates bulletin from Microsoft has been released which includes different Microsoft software including Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange. There are 17 security updates in total. Let’s take a look at the security updates included in the security bulletin:
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2416400)
Yes! now you can make your Firefox browser look like any program of Microsoft Office 2010. Microsoft Office 2010 has a very sleek and stylish interface. The good thing with this Firefox theme is that it has got the ability to skin Firefox like almost all programs included in Office 2010 suite.
As everybody knows that Beta version of Windows 7 has already expired on August 1, 2009. After that Release Candidate of Windows 7 was released and everyone was free to download, install and use it for a specific period of time. I hope everyone using Windows 7 RC remembers the expiry date of Windows 7 RC. Let’s take a look at the expiration schedule and the consequences if anyone uses Windows 7 RC even after expiration:
A new vulnerability has been found in User Account Control feature of Windows 7 and Windows Vista. This still unpatched vulnerability could be used by hackers to bypass the UAC feature which was introduced in Windows Vista back in 2007. UAC is a feature that displays prompts before any unknown file tries to execute. Now with the help of this vulnerability, the hackers can bypass this feature. This vulnerability has been dubbed as “nightmare” but Microsoft still insists that hackers would need another exploit in addition to “nightmare” in order to launch remote exploits.