Friday, September 02, 2005

Microsoft reveals Freeze Dry for Windows Vista

During the Australian TechEd-conference senior productmanager Amy Stephan has declassify a preview of a new Windows Vista technology called "Freeze Dry". Via these feature open files and programs can be automatically repaired when the pc is reboot. After the reboot the pc looks just like before. Microsoft wants with this technology concentrates on IT-departments, who patches and updates automatically let install. In some cases you have to reboot the pc. When the installation of a patch takes place at night, when there are still documents opened, users lose there unsaved files. Via Freeze Dry this problem is solved, because after the reboot all applications and opened files will be repaired like before the reboot.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

MSN en Windows Media Player

Jullie weten allemaal wel dat je in de meest recente versies van MSN (7.0 en 7.5) kan instellen zodat je contactpersonen zien naar wat je luistert. Als je dit aangeklikt hebt bij extra - opties - tabblad persoonlijke gegevens - aanvinken.
Als je merkt dat wanneer je via Windows Media Player luistert naar MP3's en dit niet te zien is op MSN of wanneer dit oorspronkelijk wel het geval was, en nadien niet meer, dan moet je volgende dingen nakijken:

- open Windows Media Player 10
- kies 'extra' en opties
- tabblad 'invoegtoepassingen'
- kies bij categorie 'achtergrond'
- vink de 2 vakjes aan (MSN Messenger muziekplugin Music Manager PlayList plugin) en klik OK,
normaalgezien zou je nu terug de nummers moeten zien die afgespeeld worden.


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releasdata for Windows Vista, IE7, Office 12

A French VNUnet journalist has contact with Microsoft France and asked when the definitive versions of Windows Vista, Internet Explorer 7 and Office 12 will be released. The release of Beta 2 from Windows Vista is planned for the first week of December 2005. The target is to get the definitive version of Windows Vista on the market by the end of September 2006.

The second betaversion of Internet Explorer 7 will be launched at the end of September and the final version will be available als around the first week of December.

Office 12 will be retail a few weeks beofre the defenitive version of Windows Vista. Information about the betaversion of the officesuite isn't know yet.


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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Microsoft suprised everyone with WinFS bèta

Microsoft yesterday distributed the first test version of WinFS to MSDN subscribers. Originally this file system would have been one of the main features of Windows Vista but Microsoft decided that Windows Vista will only feature a light version without network support. The full version of WinFS will probably follow a few months after the release of Windows Vista.

The current beta still supports Windows XP but it is unclear whether the final version will be offered to Windows XP users.

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Monday, August 29, 2005

Reinstall Windows XP On Your Computer

by Bill Holder

Installing Windows XP is the easy part. The task is pretty much a matter of "set it and forget it." You do need to make sure that your system is set up to boot from the CD drive first, so you can boot from the Windows XP disc. If you are uncomfortable or don't want to be bothered with the BIOS setup, you can simply let the CD auto-play while you're in Windows. You choose whether to repair Windows XP or to do a fresh installation of it.

A fresh installation will wipe out all your data and any applications that were loaded—everything from Microsoft Office to the Sun Java engine. Repairing the OS will keep all your current data but replace anything that might be corrupted or missing. So while a repair can fix problems, it won't provide the same performance benefits you get from a new installation.

Once started, the setup program will run on its own for the most part, requiring your input only a few times—for example, to enter the 25-digit activation code, name the system, and choose which options you want installed. If you are unsure of anything, you will usually be safe choosing the default options. And you can install features and change any of your choices anytime after the Windows XP installation completes.

If your system came with Windows XP preinstalled, you may not have a traditional Windows XP installation CD. You probably have the system vendor's recovery CD, which provides an image of how your hard drive was set up when you took your PC out of the box. Reinstalling from a recovery CD is usually a simple procedure. Be aware: The recovery process is almost always a fresh installation.

Typically, the recovery CD is a bootable disc. Again, your CD drive should be set to boot in the BIOS (but if your computer manufacturer included a bootable CD, you're probably all set). Some recovery CDs can also be executed in Windows. Either way, simple on-screen instructions will guide you through the process.

Some computer makers don't include physical recovery discs. Instead, the recovery information may be stored on the hard drive on a separate, hidden partition. During boot-up, there will be an option—usually a few keystrokes—to enter the PC into recovery mode. This option has the disadvantage of using up hard drive space, and if your problems happen to be related to the hard drive, you might not be able to run the recovery process. The upside is that this type of recovery is often more convenient, and the process is faster.

After reinstalling Windows, remember to run the Windows Update. Microsoft is constantly posting important security patches and enhancements that need to be applied.

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