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KB2769166 .NET Framework Update

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If you find trouble finding the update  KB2769166 on the Microsoft Download Center, click the link below.

Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8   and Windows Server 2012 for x64 based Systems  (KB2769166)

Size: 74.3MB

Simply find the link with .msu


Wish for the Next Windows operating system

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I wish I could see someday Microsoft would deliver a major release of NEW WINDOWS PLATFORM with entirely different code and runtime environment in which all present viruses, spyware, etc would NEVER run on the new platform because it only understands the new programming language which is based on entirely different programming languages no one ever know except Microsoft and its application and game developers.

A lot of computers and devices are sent to repair shops because of computer glitches and troubles. One main reason is computer threat. I really hate PC viruses, spyware specially its creators. On day, I went to a computer cafe running Windows. I plugged in my flash drive but my folders are mysteriously behaves differently because they have been replaced with application/virus distinguished with a folder icon. So if I open that folder it seems like nothing happened and it functions like a regular folder. The next day on a different computer, a major major problem occurred which resulted in every folder I created being hidden. Even if I click show hidden files even show system files, it reverts back to its original hidden files. My updated anti-virus and anti-spyware programs never solved the problem. My final resort was to reformat my flash drive losing important documents. It’s not Window’s responsibility but mine for not being cautious and insufficient precautionary measures. I knew this would be inevitable to happen. I hope that you would help customers around the globe experiencing similar problems.

There might be three programming languages it could understand instead of the one.

First, the Windows Programming Language which provides absolute access and control of the system. This include the Windows OS itself including its built-in applications. No one can ever take control of its components, not even developers. Therefore, the Windows stays as fast and reliable as it was installed 5 years ago. There might be a major change in file extensions, name and types of folders including its hierarchy and arrangement in the drive especially Windows, system 32, system, and root folder of flash drives which are favorite targets of any virus attacks. These folders might never be seen and known by somebody except windows itself and its creators. No one can trace where they are located on drive even the most intelligent hacker on this planet. Drivers of devices install automatically in seconds and are ready for use without complicated setup process. No need of installation disks. Windows has everything needed to compete the process in seconds automatically. The product just tells its product model and driver repository website, if the PC is connected to the net, it will download necessary drivers including software suites, manuals and tutorials. The user is free to select which one to get. Individual folders and files can by encrypted and protected with different passwords. To encrypt one just enter the master password and one folder password. To decrypt it folder password is only be needed. If one forgets the password, just enter the master password to remove encryption.

Second, Developers’ Progamming Language for Windows which allows developers develop apps and games with limited file access and privileges to files it only needed and supports without sacrificing compatibility. A program will be accepted and executed by the platform if it has acquired genuine approval for public and business use by Microsoft after testing and reviews. The app must me dully licenced for the user before it can be executed. Because of new licensing implementations and runtime codes, experienced app hackers and crackers will have no idea how to hack the new developed app resulting into minimal loss of profit in this era of widespread application and operating system piracy. Thus, developers will have enough funds to improve their softwares which results into better user experience and satisfaction. This will also benefit customers. If apps were bought legally by many users, then, the price of the app will go cheaper and more affordable.

Because approved apps are registered on Microsoft’s extended database, developers just send the new software version to central database. The user will use only once central application for checking for updates for installed applications including critical and optional operating system updates. The user is free to choose which one to update, purchase directly from the developer securely and install without manually downloading several huge installation files from different websites or opening apps one by one regularly to check for updates and new driver versions.

Third, Present Day programming Language which runs apps designed for current and previous operating systems like Win7, Vista, XP, 2000 including apps for beta testing and those apps not yet approved but those apps only runs on a virtual environment and will never create an impact on the system so users can still enjoy their favorite app until duly approved dev app comes without the worry of losing files or reformatted computers. The catch is if approved developer’s version of an app comes out, windows will give the user a grace period to switch into the app designed for new platform before it stops working.

Even if a virus is embedded on a file for as long as the content is not modified, the new platform will understand the content which is decoded by a 2nd level programming language but not the code embedded into it in which now, it doesn’t understands. Let alone a windows tool eliminate the code Windows cannot understand while preserving its original content without the need of expensive yearly anti-virus solutions.

Wish list for the Next Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office Excel 2007

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Feature suggestions:

1. Object recognition and feature prediction system

-predicts what action the user is planning to do next depending on the selected item then suggests and displays object-related tools. (e.g. suggestions tab on ribbon)

-saves time on finding commands

-less clutter

2. Space or bar dedicated to pinned tools, recommended, frequently and recently used commands.

-changes dynamically

-option for auto hide or always show

3. Expand button on command groups instead of open dialog box.

-expands the selected command group sideward while displacing other command groups in the ribbon.

4. Autohide option in ribbon (and backstage too)

-autohides the ribbon to maximize space for documents

-hover over preferred tab (e.g. Home) to pull ribbon in a drawer-like sliding animation similar to activating handwriting pane on widows

-allows seamless jumping from tab to tab using only hover gestures without clicking one by one

-ribbon slides back after use

5. No save button

-autosaves file as user edits without sacrificing performance (note:

My pc lags as autosave starts.)

-OneNote style saving

-edit/changes history is saved along with the file so author can undo mistakes few days ago without affecting in-between changes

6. File encryption system

-adds password to open/modify/copy

-detects logged on/authorized Windows user to bypass password entry

-option for add digital certificates

7. Multiple dictionaries

-allows downloadable dictionary languages support

8. Flexible interface

-option for basic/essentials/advanced/touch screen interface and commands upon start-up

-suits user’s style according to ability (e.g. power user)

-option to select template upon start up

-saves loading time and conserves memory by loading only necessary commands and functions

-autosnap for in-application windows

-redesigned and optimized interface for user friendly touch screen use

9. Improved performance

-support for 64-bit with hyper threading processors

-utilization of graphics card for graphics and font processing

-simple yet intuitive and straightforward interface

10. Accessibility options

-support for third party speech recogntion and text to speech softwares

-white in black interface

-large fonts and icons

How to repair Windows 7 and Vista startup problems

Heading out to a computer repair shop because your computer won’t start?

You might be waiting for some time due to long queue of those who have the same problem as you. Not this time, because you are the only repair crew for now. Just sit in front of your computer and let yourself perform some simple tricks that will make your machine humming smoothly again.

 Snapshot was taken last April 30, 2011.

Does your computer disobey your order of turning on your computer by displaying a protest screen? I mean the ‘blue screen of death’?

If yes, there are different problems associated with it whether these are hardware related problems or software related problems. You need a technician for hardware related problems, but you may need yourself for software related problems.

Create a Windows Rescue Disk

If you have your original Windows installation disk or if your recovery options are stored on a recovery partition, then you can start repairing your computer. If you don’t, you need to create a rescue/recovery disk first from another computer running the same Windows operating system as yours.

    1. Simply type Create Windows Recovery Disk on the Start Menu or
    2. Go to Start – All Programs – Maintenance – Create Windows Recovery Disc
    3. Insert a blank disc into the disk drive on your computer. You can use either a CD or a DVD.
    4. Choose your Disk Drive on which you will burn your recovery data. Some computers have more than one disk recorders. Choosing the wrong one will result in an error.
    5. Click Next to start the burning process.
    6. When the burning process is complete click Finish and you may remove the disk from its drive.

To repair your computer using a Recovery Disk or Windows Installation Disk

    1. Insert your recovery disk into the disk drive.
    2. Restart your computer from the CD or DVD. Press the Boot From button (ESC, Del, F12, etc.) as indicated by the BIOS display then select CD/DVD/BD.
    3. Proceed with the process below.

If your computer came with a recovery partition,

    1. Restart your computer then press F8 repeatedly until Windows boot options appear.
    2. Select Repair your Computer then press Enter.
    3. Proceed with the process below.

To repair Windows startup problem,

4. The system will discover which operating system you are using and which location it is installed.
5. Select Startup Repair from the list.
6. The system will now detect any problem which prevents your system from starting properly.
7. If the setup finds any problem, it will replace missing, corrupted or modified system files which are necessary in starting Windows.
8. When the process is complete, click Finish.
9. Select Restart button to test whether everything is fine.
10. When your computer starts successfully, you may now remove the disk and store it in a safe location.

You may also be informed that setup did not discover any problems. If the above process did not work, then it is time to consult a technician or call customer support from your machine’s manufacturer.

How to turn a CD-R into CD-RW (with no erasures)

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Who said that a CD-R (compact disc – recordable) which has burned data already in it cannot be recorded again?

Actually, you can burn data (the process of writing data into a disk) on a CD-R including DVD-R (digital versatile disc – recordable) as many times as you want as long as it has not yet reached its full capacity. You can rewrite data again and again on a recordable disk in a sense that you cannot take or change anything from it.

Why waste your money and effort in buying a new disk to burn some data on another disc if you can burn all of them on a single disk at different times?

Honestly, you can use a CD-R like a flash drive if you want except that you cannot remove or change anything from it like what their RW (rewritable) siblings do. So, you can add data on it today, another data tonight, some data tomorrow, another next week, and some next month or next year without deleting or modifying any of its existing contents.

How is that possible?

Most CD/DVD recorders can track in which part of the CD has the recording session ended. It’s like finding a page where you have last ended so you can resume reading. Once the recorded has kept track of the last burning session, it can set a new data burning session for it can start recording a new set of data. After the new set of data is recorded, the recorder will close the session so that other CD/DVD can read where the current recorder has stopped recording. Most CD or DVD drives and players don’t read or play a CD or DVD that is not properly closed.

Do all recorders resume recording a CD/DVD where what other recorders has finished recording?

It is not actually the recorder that has the problem, it is the program that you are using. For example, Nero burning tools can’t add additional data into a CD/DVD-R that has already burned data in it while Windows Data Burner and Toshiba Disk Creator can.

How can I determine whether I can still record additional data into a CD-R that is already recorded?

It’s simple. Just put the disk into the drive and Windows will start reading it. I’m not sure about Macs. Open the Computer icon on your desktop or start menu and you can see the available space to be written just like your hard disks. If you are using Windows XP, right-click on the disk, then select properties. Consumed and available space will be displayed there.

How will I add additional data into the CD-R or DVD-R?

If you are using Windows Explorer (My Computer), just drag the files or folders you want to burn then click the Burn button on top (toolbar). In some instances, Windows will automatically burn the files and folders as soon as you drag them into the CD or DVD icon or window. You can also send files and folders into the disk by selecting them, right clicking, pointing to Send To and selecting CD/DVD drive. You can do this as many times as you like.

Before ejecting the disk, make sure to click the Burn button on the toolbar (if it appears) and Close Disk to close the burning session so that it will be usable on another computer or player.

What if I am using different program?

Just put the disk into the drive and open the disk utility program you like. It will read the disk and displays its contents in gray shade. It indicates that these files and folders are already burned into the disk and cannot be removed or modified. If you wish to add more data into the disk and the program allows you to do sa well, just drag your files and folders into the CD or DVD window. There might be bars that will indicate how much of the disk is currently occupied, how much data is to be recorded and how much space is vacant. After you are done adding some stuff into the disk’s window, hit the burn button to start the burning process. The program will compare the data recorded as well as closing the burning session. Most drives eject the disc from its drive after the burning session is completed.

What if the disk is already full, can I still add additional data into it?

The answer is no. Because the recorder cannot find additional space that can be recorded, it will mark the disk as full and final. You cannot modify, remove, format or erase the disk because of its characteristics. Moreover, a mastered disk cannot be rewritten even if the disk has not yet consumed is full capacity because it is already marked final.

How to perform a clean install of Windows 7

Deploying a Windows Operating System into your machine is not that complicated than you think.

Snapshot was taken last April 1, 2011.

All you need are:

  • A Windows 7 capable laptop or desktop
  • Installation disk,
  • DVD Drive,
  • genuine product key,
  • internet connectivity,
  • And a cup of coffee

Check first if your pc is capable of deploying Windows 7. Download and run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. This will guide you in determining some hardware and software incompatibilities to be taken into consideration. Read your manufacturer upgrade instructions from their website as well.

Performing a clean installation can result into loss of data, installed applications and settings. It is recommended to create a backup of your important files and documents by burning them into recordable DVDs. You need a lot of these as much as the amount of information you want to save. If you don’t want to burn them into DVD, you may store them into your external hard drive, USB flash drive, separate disk partition or restore from a previously made backup.

  1. Place the Windows 7 installation disk into the DVD/BD drive.
  2. Wait for the Install Windows window to appear. If Install Windows did not appear, restart your computer from the DVD. Press the Boot From button (ESC, Del, F12, etc.) as indicated by the BIOS display then select CD/DVD/BD.
  3. Click Install Windows. Wait for the setup to load.
  4. Choose the country you belong as well as the language you are using then select next. On the next screen, Select Get Important Updates if network connectivity is available. Otherwise, select the second option. Connecting to the internet ensures successful installation as well as getting important Windows updates.
  5. Read and accept its Terms and Conditions.
  6. You will be prompted to enter your Product key to activate windows. It can be located on the sticker placed your laptop/desktop, Windows retail package or e-mail. If you plan to activate later, select Activate Windows when I’m online checkbox.
  7. To install Windows from scratch, choose Clean Installation.
  8. You will be asked where to install the operating system. You can either select the drive of your correct operating system if you plan on replacing or a separate drive or partition if you plan to keep your current operating system, applications and settings.
  9. Select Next when done. You will see Installing Windows as well as its progress. Installation time depends on the speed of your machine as well as system configuration. Your computer may restart frequently during the installation process.
  10. After the installation is completed, Windows will check video card performance and prepare Windows for first use. Follow instruction to get you started. Some of them are creating administrator account, setting correct date and time, turning Windows Update on and so on.

And that’s it.

Windows 7 Installation documents
Help and Support
Microsoft Online

How to dual boot Windows 7

Quad boot Macbook

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There times when we prefer to have two or more operating systems installed on a single computer. This is called dual-boot or multi boot.

  1. Partition your hard drive for every operating system you want to install. If you want to keep your current operating system, shrink the current volume, and then create partitions from the allocated space using Disk Management under Computer Management utility.
  2. Insert Windows 7 installation disk into the DVD drive.
  3. Follow instructions.
  4. Install it on a drive other than the drive where your current operating system is installed.
  5. After installation, you will be prompted to choose which operating system you will be working on.

This works best if you prefer to run games in Windows XP while enjoying feature and security improvements on Windows 7.

Windows 7 Installation documents
Help and Support
Microsoft Online
Online Articles and forums