Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Windows Vista Febuary CTP Coming

Well its that time again, unfortunatly, time for another beta to test out. Heard from various sources that this build is feature complete, yet I have no idea what the Febuary build could be. Hopefully they'll replace a bunch of cosmetic features, for instance, the boot up screen. Oh well, MS is being very tight lipped about what is actually going to be in Vista.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Running IE 7 Beta Locally

I've encountered this little trick from time to time but got lucky when I found it on a particular forum, so since it was really hard to find I thought I'd share it with you guys here. :)

1. Extract all the files from IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe in one folder using WinRAR.
2. Delete: folder, update and files, ie4uinit.exe spuninst.exe spupdsvc.exe install.ins

3. Create a new empty text document and rename it to iexplore.exe.local

4. Done! Run iexplore.exe

I will not provide the beta 1 for Internet Explorer so if your not in the beta, you'll have to get that on your own.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Dead Ram = Vista On Hold

Yep, read right, I lost some of my ram, now I'm down to 512MB. Which isnt a big hit since it was only 128MB that went bad, but I'm holding off all the same untill I can install another 512MB stick and bring it up to 1GB. It'll deffinatly help out in more things. Also spent about an hour bringing the computer back from the dead. Since the dieing ram hit it in the worst way.. (Hanged bootups after reinstall, applications failing left and right, slow computer speed..). However all is well at the moment, althought this computer has become more for web surfing use then gaming use, thats perfectly alright for now.