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FREE upgrade to Windows Vista

October 26th, 2006 No comments

When you buy a qualifying Windows Vista Capable PC between October 26, 2006 and March 15, 2007, you may be eligible for an Express Upgrade to Windows Vista. Ask your retailer about the Express Upgrade to Windows Vista, being offered by participating PC manufacturers.

Receive an Express Upgrade to Windows Vista when you buy a qualifying PC running Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, or Windows XP Professional. The five different editions of Windows Vista are designed to fit the way you intend to use your PC:

Windows Vista Business
Regardless of the size of your organization, Windows Vista Business will help you lower your PC management costs, improve your security, enhance your productivity, and help you stay better connected.

Windows Vista Enterprise
Windows Vista Enterprise is designed to meet the needs of large global organizations with highly complex IT infrastructures. Windows Vista Enterprise can help you lower your IT costs while providing additional layers of protection for your sensitive data.

Windows Vista Home Premium
Whether you choose to use your PC to write e-mail and surf the Internet, for home entertainment, or to track your household expenses, Windows Vista Home Premium delivers a more complete and satisfying computing experience.

Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Basic is designed to deliver improved reliability, security, and usability to home PC users who just want to do the basics with their PCs.

Windows Vista Ultimate
If you want all of the best business features, all of the best mobility features, and all of the best home entertainment features that Windows Vista has to offer, Windows Vista Ultimate is the solution for you. With Windows Vista Ultimate you don’t have to compromise.

Source: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/expressupgrade.mspx

 

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Windows XP – search NOT finding files

October 16th, 2006 3 comments

Other day I was searching for a file in my desktop using Windows Search option “A word or phrase in the file” and search results came back saying “Search is complete. There are no results to display“. But I was certain the file with the keyword that I was searching for existed in my machine, and sure enough I was able to locate the file after going through a ton files. Once I located the folder in which my file existed, I ran the search again on the folder with the same keywords, but search gave the same results as before.

After browsing around a little, I found that this is a known bug with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 editions. Multiple resolutions are given at Microsoft site under the link Using the “A word or phrase in the file” search criterion may not work

I used method2 and here is how it looks:
To configure Windows XP to search all files no matter what the file type, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP and then turn on the Index file types with unknown extensions option.

If you use this method, Windows XP searches all file types for the text that you specify. This can affect the performance of the search functionality. To do this:
1. Click Start, and then click Search (or point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders).
2. Click Change preferences, and then click With Indexing Service (for faster local searches).
3. Click Change Indexing Service Settings (Advanced). Note that you do not have to turn on the Index service.
4. On the toolbar, click Show/Hide Console Tree.
5. In the left pane, right-click Indexing Service on Local Machine, and then click Properties.
6. On the Generation tab, click to select the Index files with unknown extensions check box, and then click OK.
7. Close the Indexing Service console.

 

Fore more details visit MSDN Knowledgebase

 

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How to locate MAC Address for Wireless Adapter in Windows XP?

October 13th, 2006 4 comments

step1: Click Start then select Run

step2: In the little box type cmd and click OK
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step3: Once the command window opens up,type ipconfig/all and press Enter cmd1.jpg


step4: Mac/Physical address for each adapter in your machine will be displayed on the screen. Check for the physical address under Wireless Adapter that will be the MAC Address you looking for.
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