Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Australian APC Magazine June 2009

  1. Screen tests
  2. 30 things you need to know about Windows 7
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Uniblue DiskRescue 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

PC Pro July 2009

  1. Smash your broadband limits
  2. Can you beat the banks?
  3. Whatever happened to...
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Humyo Workspace Premium Edition

Monday, May 25, 2009

Computer Shopper July 2009

  1. The truth about internet fraud
  2. Net profits
  3. Is your PC killing you?
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. WebSite X5
  2. Paragon Rescue Kit

Monday, May 18, 2009

Australian PC User June 2009

  1. 175 experts' secrets
  2. Create a virtual CD
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Bullguard Internet Security 8.5

Friday, May 15, 2009

Personal Computer World July 2009

  1. Windows 7
  2. Build a home VOIP switchboard
Cover CD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC 2009
  2. PC Tools Desktop Maestro 3
  3. Abelssoft WashAndGo 2008
  4. Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 2.02

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Patch Tuesday May 2009

Microsoft has released the following security updates for Windows XP:

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - May 2009 (KB890830)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

ADSL Modem/Router

For ADSL modem/router, it can be set in bridge mode for use with another wired/wireless router.

TP-Link TD-8817 Modem/Router
Shiro DSL805EU Modem/Router
AM300 Modem
Speed ADSL2 12Mbps
ADSL2+ 24Mbps
ADSL2 12Mbps
ADSL2+ 26Mbps
ADSL2 12Mbps
ADSL2+ 24Mbps
Denial of service attack protection
SPI with Denial of Service attack prevention
USB support
Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP/Vista Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
Mac OS 10.2 & above
Windows Vista 32/64-bit
Upgradeable firmware with
Web-based configuration
Yes Yes
Power Consumption
3 years
1 year
1 year

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Comparing Windows Virtual PC with Virtual PC 2007

Both products are from Microsoft. Apart from the basic comparison, after using both products, the following is a list of pros & cons:

Virtualization Product
Virtual PC 2007

Windows Virtual PC

Supports USB flash drives & USB printers
Supports full screen
Supports static ip address
Requires AMD-V or Intel VT CPU feature
Requires new OS license for guest
No includes XP Pro SP3
Creates backup file copy of Virtual Hard Disk (VHD file) after changes

Monday, May 11, 2009

Running Windows 7 RC on Lenovo IdeaPad S10

The Windows Experience Index has changed from Windows 7 Beta on the same netbook. Only the subscore for memory has increased from 4.4 to 4.5 whereas the subscores for graphics and gaming graphics have decreased. However, subscores for processor and primary hard disk remain unchanged.

In fact, the memory subscore for Lenovo IdeaPad S10 with 1GB of memory is similar to MSI Wind with 2GB of memory. For primary hard disk, S10 outperformed Wind. Gaming graphics subscore is not important as netbook is not built for games.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Australian PC Authority June 2009

  1. Pick your perfect laptop
  2. Digital TV hardware

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Installing Windows 7 RC on Lenovo IdeaPad S10

I downloaded the 32-bit version of Windows 7 RC Build 7100 and it took about 30 minutes to install on Lenovo IdeaPad S10. Contrary to information from Microsoft, the RC will expire 1 June 2010 but as shown, it will expire 2 March 2010.

All the hardware are automatically recognized in Device Manager except for one unknown device This can be resolved using the Energy Management driver from Windows XP.

Since Atom N270 processor does not support Intel Virtualization Technology, you'll get the error message as shown when you try to launch Virtual Windows XP after installation.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Public Release of Windows 7 Release Candidate

You can now download the following:
  1. Windows 7 RC
  2. Windows Virtual PC Beta / Windows XP Mode Beta
Windows Virtual PC provides the capability to run multiple Windows environments such as Windows XP Mode from your Windows 7 desktop. Windows Virtual PC requires a 1GHz 32-bit/64-bit CPU with the AMD-V or Intel VT feature turned on. This feature shows as AMD Secure Virtual Machine Mode or Intel Virtualization Technology must be enabled in the system BIOS.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Avira AntiVir WebGuard Disabled

Lately, I noticed that the umbrella icon of Avira AntiVir Premium is closed. Upon checking, it shows that the online protection is disabled and AntiVir WebGuard service is stopped.

There is no way to enable it again even though the license is still valid until 19 May 2009.