Archive for April, 2009


Two months ago I walked through how to build a Hackintosh Mac on the cheap using PC parts. Since that post, the OSx86 scene has changed rapidly, and now you can install Leopard on your computer about as easily as installing Leopard on a Mac—no command line hacking required. In addition, the resulting installation can—theoretically,………..

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After you read the story have a look here as well for an alternative techinique

http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2005/01/18/PearPC.html


windows-7

If Like me you have loved the windows 7 Beta experience, you may have unfortunately bumped into an issue involving, permission issues especially around Outlook 2007 (funny enough the only program I have had problems with) both on 64-bit and 32-bit versions. Microsoft has a solution but not being very public with it.

Solution

Solution Using the SubInAcL tool from Microsoft to fix permission issues in the registry has solved installation errors for several products including Flash Player, and outlook 2007 .

Warning!
The following solution involves the Windows System Registry.
Editing or manipulating the registry incorrectly can result in serious system damage which may require reinstallation of the operating system. If you are not comfortable editing the registry, then take your system to a professional or ask a 7 year old. I cannot be held responsible for damage resulting from this information.. yada yada

You must have administrator privileges to successfully complete these instructions.

1. Follow the instructions to download the SubInACL tool from the Microsoft Download Center.

2. Install SubInACL.

3. Download the reset_fp10.zip file.

4. Extract the reset_fp10.cmd file to C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\. Important: Be sure that both the subinacl.exe and reset_fp10.cmd files are in the same location here: C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\.

5. Double-click reset_fp10.cmd. 6. This will open a command window and execute the SubInACL tool. 7. Do not use the machine while SubInACL is running.

8. When it is finished you will see “Press any key to continue”.

9. Install the software . bada bing

 enjoy

Oh I had the same problem on multiple machines and every beta version (except 7068),
It is worse on 64-bit 7100 than any others, the outlook connector program helped, as well and installation of 3rd party email aps (like mail washer pro) helped in some cases.

Hope this gets sorted in RTM.


Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott reveal a new Windows 7 application compatibility feature called Windows XP Mode. Yes, it’s that “secret new feature” you’ve been hearing about …

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You might’ve skipped the Vista train, But you’re probably gonna jump onboard Windows 7. When you do, it’s time to really consider 64-bit. In addition to future-proofing and better memory management, going 64-bit should be a no-brainer.

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If you have had Open GL issues in Windows 7 in my case running Boxee alpha for windows  but have the latest NVIDIA driver for windows 7 version 181.71 dated march 2, 2009 for(  windows 7 version 7700 in my case), then here is the easy fix (as of April 2009). Simply go to the NVIDIA site and select vista driver (version 182 dated 2 April 2009 for example. Bata boom, it downloads the windows 7 beta driver not listed.

I am sure NVIDA will update things but for now this worked a treat and tested on 2 machines a quad core 6600 with 4gb ram and a New Intel Classmate laptop tablet netbook  running Intel 845 chipset links move around but try here http://digg.com/u11Jt5