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Resolve Internet Explorer Issues

October 31st, 2011 No comments

Reinstalling or repairing your computer’s Windows Internet Explorer can be done in a jiffy, regardless of your current operating system. This is an important process that you need to do when encountering problems with your Internet Explorer because of a missing registration information or due to damaged files.

Method 1: Manually reset settings

The first method that you can take when repairing your Windows Internet Explorer is by resetting the browser’s settings by starting your Internet Explorer and clicking on the Tools menu. There, you can see the Internet Options, which have different tabs to choose from. Click on the Advanced tab and click the Reset button, wherein you will have to confirm your option of resetting all previous Internet Explorer settings.

Method 2: Reinstall Internet Explorer

Before you can reinstall your Internet Explorer, you will need to download the file from the Microsoft Download Center web site.

If you are running on Windows XP, you can resolve any problems with your Internet Explorer by downloading and installing a Windows XP Service Pack 3.

Update to the latest Internet Explorer

If you are currently running on Internet Explorer 6 or 7, it is recommended that you install the latest version so that any issues experienced on the earlier versions can be resolved. Aside from bug fixes, the latest version has an improved security feature, performance, and other enhancements.

There are other means of resolving Internet Explorer issues, and there are also advanced options for the more computer literate people. There are also other web tools that can make it easier for you to check compatible drivers and installers for your system. Just click on the link to update your computer’s driver and update any outdated system.

via Microsoft Support

 

 

 

 

Transfer Files From Your Computer To Your Windows Phone 7 Device

October 28th, 2011 No comments

Transferring files from the computer to your phone always seems to be a challenge since not all types of files can be recognized by a mobile device. Some people are lucky enough that their mobile devices are equipped with sync software however, there are also some who have to manually transfer their files from the computer to their device.

Transferring files to your Window Phone 7

Transfer of files from the computer to the Windows Phone 7 can be done in a jiffy with the Zune software. Using it to sync videos, music and pictures will make the job easier for you. But the dilemma comes in when you only want to transfer a single Word or Excel document, without wanting to go through the whole sync process.

Such problem can be solved by emailing the file to yourself, or simply uploading it to the web for future download on your phone. Another effective solution is by sharing it from your PC and downloading the file directly to your phone.  This can be easily done by setting up a web server on your computer and sharing the file that you want through WiFi, so that you can directly download it to your phone.

A helpful web server

If you do not want to go through that stressful process, you can use HFS, a simple web server which will give you exactly what you want and need. All you need to do is run the software, and drag the file or files that you want to sync in your device. The next thing you need to do is open the mobile browser on your device, and put in the URL displayed on the HFS to your browser.

Of course, there are also other web servers that you can use. However, HFS currently is one of the quickest and easiest server that even amateurs can use on syncing their files. You do not have to deal with other features you won’t even have any use for.

 

 

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3DP Net Driver Update

October 26th, 2011 No comments

If you had painful headaches searching through the web finding the correct drivers for your newly formatted PC, then 3DP Chip  and 3DP Net are definitely useful free-wares minimizing your effort and time spent looking for your PC component drivers.

3DP Net is able to automatically install the right network driver for your personal computer even if Windows is re-installed and will not be able to connect to the internet because of the absence of the right driver.

3DP Net has the function to detect the network adapter which is installed on your personal computer and automatically choose the appropriate driver from the integrated ethernet card driver pool enabling internet use with ease.

First, it is recommended to run 3DP Net after re-installing Windows for detecting network adapter and install driver, then as soon as you get hold of internet connection, run 3DP Chip for other component drivers.

3DP Net is a network driver with version 11.10 for enhancing the newly added product and support and updated drivers. This is published by 3DP, released on October 18, 2011 and added on the 26th day of the same month and year. The system requirements for this application only caters for Windows operating systems which may include Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Server 2008. It has a file size of 38.54MB using the filename 3DP_Net_v1110.exe. Its license model is free having total download statistics of 1,264,155 which 7,056 was done last week.

Now, you can simply enjoy its features and functions by downloading it now.

 

 

GorMedia MoreCam Driver Update

October 25th, 2011 No comments

Now, there is one of a kind technology in the world that can split a webcam without having to use a virtual webcam. This can be used with various camera specifications including ManyCam, youCam, Magic Camera and VCam. With the driver, you can even use these virtual webcams software all at the same time because real webcam will not be occupied by these virtual webcam any more.

This driver application from GorMedia supports all IM providers like Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Camfrog, ICQ and AIM. GorMedia MoreCam camera driver is a WHQL certificated for XP32, XP64, Win7x32, Win7x64 as well as supports Vista32 and Vista64. It also provides SDK to add real-time video effects.

The latest from this version is that with its Version 2.0, it adds support to Vista32 and Vista64. It improves installation, fixed installation issues and signs all .exe,.dll files.

GorMedia MoreCam was released on October 14, 2011 and was added on October 24, 2011. The Windows operating systems that can be used for this camera driver is Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows Vista.Its file size is 1.13MB with a filename MoreCamDriver.exe. When it comes to popularity, its total downloads are 628 and 128 of that was made the prior week.

At this point, you can download your free GorMedia MoreCam camera driver to enjoy its features and functions.

 

 

Update Your Garmin GPS Drivers Without Internet Connection

October 25th, 2011 No comments

WebUpdater is one of the free applications which you can use for updating any of your unit software from home. What makes it attractive to consumers is its simple interface that makes it possible for even amateur computer users to upgrade their operating software quickly.

WebUpdater can be accessed by connecting your Garmin GPS to the computer, run the program and follow the screen prompts that will appear. The program will ask you for confirmation of the update you want to perform, so that it will download the update data and install it automatically on your Garmin GPS. This will allow you to check and install updates even without Internet connection.

As long as you have the WebUpdater, you no longer have to constantly check for updates since the device will check for its own update before downloading and performing other unit updates. Compared to the older versions, you are no longer required to download the WebUpdater every single time you update a unit software. Once you have successfully installed it to your computer, all you need to do is run the program and update away.

How to download and Install WebUpdater

After downloading the WebUpdater, follow the screen prompts instructing you how to install the application to your computer.

Most Garmin products, excluding Pocket PC and Palm devices, chartplotters, marine units, fish finders, and other discounted items, can be updated using the WebUpdater. Always keep in mind that although the WebUpdater can update unit software, it is not capable of performing Beta updates.

Connect your Garmin GPS to your PC and run the WebUpdater

After successfully installing the WebUpdater to your PC, all you need to do next is connect your Garmin GPS device to your PC every time you want to update a unit software from your computer.

Aside from the WebUpdater, if you want a utility that will make it easier for you to locate and install the compatible driver for your system, you can click on the link. Doing so will also enable your system to update automatically any outdated system drivers your computer has.

via Garmin

 

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How to Install SATA Drivers After Windows has been Already Installed?

October 24th, 2011 No comments

Many people don’t know that they can install and use SATA drivers on their Windows XP computers, even after Windows XP has been already installed and working. Most people think that it’s only possible to install SATA drivers when XP is being installed, and that too only with a floppy.

New computers nowadays never have a floppy drive, and floppies are now obsolete. But when you install Windows XP, it gives an option to insert a floppy to install third party drivers. Even though Windows XP supports USB, there seems to be no way to tell the XP setup to look for third party drivers in locations other than A drive.

So, what do you do in such a case when your computer has a SATA hard drive but you don’t want to install latest Windows versions like Vista or 7?

If you enable the SATA native support in the computer’s BIOS without installing the SATA drivers in Windows XP, you’ll get a blue screen of death (also called BSOD). This is because XP doesn’t have the correct hard disk drivers installed.

One option, which most people use, is to disable the native SATA support in the computer’s BIOS, in turn, making the system think that there’s no SATA hard drive, but an IDE hard drive. This works well in most cases, but enabling SATA support can slightly increase performance and battery life in case of laptops.

So, how nice would it be if there was a way to install the SATA drivers even in an already installed Windows XP system? Luckily, there is a way, but most people are  unaware of it.

Below, you’ll find a step-by-step procedure to install the SATA drivers in an already installed XP system.

1. First, you need to know the exact hard drive controller model no. of your computer. If you know it and are sure, you can skip to step 3.

2. Download, install and run Belarc Advisor from here. Read this post if you don’t know how to download and install Belarc Advisor. The information we are interested in Belarc’s output is the controllers section as shown below.

Belarc_Advisor_Controllers

3. Once you’ve identified the hard disk controller of your computer, download the latest controller drivers from your computer manufacturer’s website.

4. Extract the zipped driver file to a suitable folder on your hard drive. For example: C:\HDDriver.

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5. Now, open the Device Manager by typing devmgmt.msc into the Run dialog box and hitting Enter on your keyboard.

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6. Under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, you should see something like Intel 82801GBM (ICH7-M Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller, as shown in the below image.

Intel_HDD_Controller_in_DeviceManager

7. Right-click on the above driver in Device Manager and click on ‘Update Driver’ in the menu that pops up.

Intel_HDD_Controller_in_DeviceManager_Update_Driver

8. Select “no, not this time”, when asked to connect to Windows Update.

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9. Select “Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)” and click ‘Next’.

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10. Select “Don’t search, I will choose the driver to install” and click ‘Next’.

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11. Click on "Have Disk” and browse to the location where you extracted the SATA drivers you just downloaded from the manufacturer’s website.

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12. Select the iaAHCI.inf driver file and click ‘Open’ and then click OK on the “Install from Disk” dialog box, to confirm. You’d get a list of SATA AHCI controller drivers.

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Warning: Selecting the wrong controller for your system will cause it not to boot and will give you a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)! Make sure to select the correct controller for your system. If you are still unsure, click cancel and do not update your hard disk controller driver.

13. When you’ve selected the right controller, click on ‘Next’. You’d get a warning that installing the device driver is not recommended. Just click on ‘Yes’ to continue installing the driver.

14. Click on ‘Finish’. When asked to restart your computer, click ‘Yes’. When the computer restarts, go into the BIOS setup by pressing the required key (mostly F1, F2, Del or F10).

To know more about how to enter the BIOS/CMOS setup, view this YouTube video.

15. Once you’re inside the BIOS setup, enable the setting which says something like SATA Native Mode. Save the changes and exit the BIOS setup.

16. Once Windows starts up, it will find the new SATA hard drive. Wait until it tells you to restart the computer. Click ‘Yes’ when it asks to restart. After the restart, you should be done and can use your computer normally.

How to install ToDo Backup?

October 21st, 2011 No comments

1. First, download ToDo Backup installer from EaseUS here and save it to a suitable folder on your hard drive, for example in C:\Downloads. The download file size is about 80 MB in size, so it could take a while to download it.

2. Once the download is complete, double-click the tb_free.exe file to install ToDo Backup, from the location you just saved it in the above step.

Downloads_Folder

3. You’d see the following screen welcoming you. Click the button titled ‘Next’.

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4. Accept the license agreement by selecting the appropriate radio button and then click ‘Next’.

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5. Some documentation is shown about ToDo Backup. Just click on ‘Next’ to continue the installation.

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6. Click ‘Next’ to accept the default installation folder and continue.

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7. Once again, click ‘Next’ to continue installation.

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8. Setup will start installing all the necessary files and it may take some time. Sit back and relax while it does its work.

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9. After setup is finished installing, you’d see the following window asking you some details, but you can skip typing in anything and just click ‘Finish’.

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10. This would start ToDo Backup and you may want to backup your system or other important drives / partitions. Please view this post if you want to know how to image your drives / partitions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Update Your Speech Recognition Speech Driver For Windows XP

October 20th, 2011 No comments

The speech recognition driver in Windows XP allows the computer to recognize spoken words and convert them to text. When properly installed, the speech recognition can be used in Office programs and other software programs such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, as long as it is enabled. However, only Microsoft Office 2003 and 2002 programs can use the Windows XP speech recognition driver.

To get the optimal results and for the speech recognition function to work properly, the components must be set up correctly. Except for the microphone sand speakers, all other components needed for speech recognition are set to work automatically. If in any case your computer has a built-in speakers and microphones, there is no more need to configure anything.
Driver Requirements
To use the speech recognition successfully, you will need to make sure that your computer is equipped with the right hardware and software components. Office XP already has a speech recognition engine however, not all units have it already installed. You can check for yourself if the speech recognition engine is already installed in your computer by:
1. Click start and choose the Run tab
2. In the box, type in control mmsys.cpl sounds and press enter. This will open the Sounds, Speech and Audio Devices window. Click Speech and check if the Speech Recognition tab is available. If it is, the speech recognition engine is installed. If not, you may need to install it yourself.
You should also have a high-quality headset microphone. Experts recommend a USB microphone.  As much as possible, make sure that your computer’s processor is 400MHz and has 128MB of memory.
Installing the speech recognition driver
You can start the installation process by going to the section, ‘Install speech recognition by using Add or Remove Programs’. After doing so, go to the ‘Turn on speech recognition in Microsoft Office 2002 and 2003′ section. To update your speech recognition driver, do the following steps:
1. Click Start and click Run.
2. in the Open box, type in Control appwiz.cpl and press enter. This will open the Add or Remove Programs window.
3. Click the Microsoft office XP and click Change
4. Before clicking next, make sure that you check the Add or Remove Features box
5. Double-click the Alternative User Input, click Speech and choose the Run from My Computer option.
6. The last step is to click the Update tab. This will make the speech recognition program available in all of your computer’s Office programs and other programs that have it enabled.
If you want a utility program that will make it easier for you to locate and install the correct driver, such as the speech recognition driver, for your system, click on the link for download.

 

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Update Your Synaptics Touchpad And Download Multi-Touch Gesture Drivers

October 17th, 2011 No comments

Owning a Mac is probably one of the coolest thing that could happen to you, especially now that almost everyone dreams of having one. One of the features that the brand boasts about is its multitouch gestures.

If you already have a touchpad but is not multitouch, you are definitely missing out a lot. The more you use a Multi-touch trackpad, the more you will feel like your old touchpad is wasting your time because of the multiple clicks and scrolls it needs before finishing one task.

If unfortunately do not own a Mac and cannot afford to have one, there’s no more need to worry since you can get multi-touch gestures for your touchpad.

How to get multitouch gestures for your laptop

You are just in luck if you have Synaptics touchpad because the company has been constantly releasing driver updates for standard laptops for the past few months. Since such updates are optional and not required, not everyone knows that they exist. If you want to update your touchpad to get multi-touch gestures, just follow the instructions below.

1. Check if you have a Synaptics touchpad by going to your computer’s Control Panel. Click on the Hardware and Sound Folder, and click the Mouse option. If you have the Synaptic mouse available in the dropdown list, you can download the driver compatible to the model of your laptop.

Synaptics however, proves generic drivers compatible with all Synaptics trackpads, regardless of the brand of laptop it is installed in. After successful download of the driver, the next thing that you need to do is install it to your computer.

2. The driver will need you to agree with the terms before it will start the installation process. For Windows to recognize the new driver to your system, you will need to verify its installation. This process will only take you a few minutes and will notify you if the driver has been installed successfully.

4. After installation, you will need to restart your computer to complete the process.

5. Once the driver is successfully installed, you need to go back to the Control Panel, click on the Hardware and Sound option, and select Mouse to open the device’s properties. Select the last tab with the label, ‘Device Settings’ , and make sure that the touchpad option is enabled.

6. Click on the Settings option to open your computer’s touchpad settings. This will open a number of gesture options, which you will need to select to activate. The most common options available in the driver update includes:

  • The classic two-finger scrolling, which is common to many devices
  • The option to rotate images by running your fingers in a circle in your touchpad
  • The three-finger press which allows you to open applications by pressing three fingers at the touchpad at the same time
  • The three-finger click, which is an option that allows you to change programs

If you are unsure of the settings available and what it can do, you can check the preview on the right side of the settings window.

The traditional non-multitouch gestures are still available but since multi-touch gestures are already available, it is next to impossible for you to settle on such an old-school setting. With a little practice, you will soon get over the weird feeling of multi-touch gestures in your touchpad.

Downloading the driver will be one of the best decisions you will make in your life. If you want a utility that will make it easier for you to locate and install the correct driver for your current operating system, you can do so by clicking on the link.

via dotTech

 

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How to Turn Your iOS Device into an External Drive for Your Windows PC

October 13th, 2011 No comments

You use the operating system and associated gadget that best fits your needs.  Thus it’s not so uncommon to maintain both Windows PC for the heavier work and an iOS mobile device like an iPhone or an iPad for when you’re on the go. The problem however is how to get the two almost mutually exclusive types of machines to work together. Fortunately, there are various solutions available and the following outlines a method to turn an iOS device into an external drive for a PC that’s running on Windows XP.

The essential intersection between your PC and your iOS device would be a cloud-based storage and file management service like Avatron’s Air Sharing. Since this service supports WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning), to get your Windows XP connected to this service you can use Windows’ WebDAV client support feature called Web Folders.

Web Folders

WebDAV support was introduced as early as Windows 98. With XP, the feature was enhanced and allowed for shared directories to basically function as a separate drive. Take note that you should have Microsoft’s Software Update for Web Folders installed first. You can easily get this driver update from the Microsoft website. Once you’re done putting in this latest patch proceed with creating a new connection with Air Sharing.

  1. Select My Network Places from the Start menu
  2. Click on the ‘Add a Network Place’ option found in the Network Tasks left- hand panel of the window. This will open the associated wizard utility.
  3. Select the option ‘Choose another network location’.
  4. The succeeding dialogue box will ask for an address. Enter the IP address for Air Sharing. The format should be: http://x.x.x.x:8080.
  5. If you’ve turned on password protection in your Air Sharing account, you may be prompted to enter your username and password.
  6. Designate a name for this new connection.
  7. On the final dialogue box of the wizard check the ‘Open this network place when I click Finish’ option.

NetDrive alternative

This is a third-party drive mapping program that can be an alternative to the method shown above. This program carries the benefit of being able to use the iFolders protocol. Here are the steps for connecting to Air Sharing using NetDrive.

  1. Download and install the program.
  2. After installation the program’s icon should appear on your system tray. Double click this to launch NetDrive.
  3. Click on the ‘New Site’ button found at the bottom of the main section of the program’s interface.
  4. Enter your Air Sharing information on the form to the right of the main section.
  5. Click on the ‘Connect’ button at the bottom of this right-hand panel. You’ll be prompted to enter a username and password but you can simply click ‘Ok’ if this hasn’t been set yet.
  6. Your iOS device registered on Air Sharing will then appear on windows explorer as a separate drive.

Connecting a device from a different platform to your Windows XP PC can be risky. So it’s important to remember in all of this that a device’s smooth operation and functionality is significantly dependent on the driver or software application enabling it. In this case, making sure that you have Microsoft’s patch for WebDAV client support is critical. One way to guarantee this is to use a utility program that can automatically find and install the correct driver for your system and update any outdated drivers as well. One such utility program is available right here. With such an application you can maintain the integrity of your system even when cutting across different operating systems.

Sources: Using Web FoldersUsing NetDrive

 

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