Patches against Conficker

To those of you who haven’t patch their OS, please visit AskTheAdmin and download the appropriate patch for your OS.

Another smart tip to check whether you have been infected or not have been set up by Conficker Working Group. Conficker is known to block access to over 100 anti virus websites. So if you visit Conficker Working Group’s site and see all the icons as in the screenshot below….

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most probably you are not infected. If you’re blocked from viewing certain icons then most probably you’re infected. Give it a try and visit the site here

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Aspire 4730z XP Drivers

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Please be informed that Acer will only supply Windows Vista drivers for Aspire 4730z. So, if you want to install Windows XP on the laptop, there are two sites that you should visit to download XP drivers for Aspire 4730z.

  • Acertips.blogspot – this web blog provide not only XP drivers for Aspire 4730z but also other models. So this is your best bet to download XP drivers.
  • Komku – Cahya’s blog.

Download Windows 7 Beta 1

According to Technize, Windows 7 Beta 1 is ready for download. It will expire in August 2009. The file is 3.2GB!

Windows 7 Beta 1 32bit

Windows 7 Beta 1 64bit

For screenshots please visit Technize. Use the link above.

Basic requirements for your PC to install and use Windows 7 are as follows:

  • A blank DVD
  • A PC with a DVD burner
  • A test PC for the Windows 7 Beta, minimum requirements
    • 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
    • 1 GB of system memory
    • 16 GB of available disk space
    • Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (in order to enable Aero theme)
    • DVD-R/W Drive
    • Internet access (to download the Beta and get updates

pci.sys error when booting

Don’t you get frustrated when you can’t boot into Windows but instead you get some stop message such as….SYSTEM32/DRIVERS/pci.SYS error

Well you’re not alone but don’t despair.

According to a reader who e-mailed to TEG, when this happened to her, this is what she did….

Recently I ran into an issue with a WinXP box booting up. I kept getting “pci.sys” errors…and if, after cold booting a few times, I was lucky enough to get past that error, I would get the “ntfs.sys” error. Turns out I had a bad memory card. Dropping in a new card resolved ALL issues. Thought you might want to put this info some place on your website.

TEG

Be OS

One of my favourite OS of yesteryears!

According to BeBits, “BeOS does not properly run on modern computers. Patches are available, but the Haiku OS team has been making a lot of progress towards a truly free and community-developed successor to the BeOS. You can even download a free version of the latest daily build to try out at their site.”

Please visit the Haiku project for future developments of an Open Source OS inspired by BeOS.

Screenshot of Haiku ( Click the thumbnail for a larger image. ) :