Thursday, March 10, 2011

A tiny PE3 Winbuilder project without an installation source!

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Win7PE source!


Only AIK 3 is needed:
http://www.microsoft...11-39C26D3B3B34
Download and mount the ISO with a mounting tool like Daemon Tools or MagicDisc for example.

Note: This aik needs to be installed:
http://www.microsoft...A5-5B50C657DE08
Can also be used as source!


And the small 10MB project:
http://al-jo.99k.org/wbpe3waik.7z
Or here:
http://al-jo.zxq.net/wbpe3waik.7z
Unzip, start Winbuilder.exe, point to the mounted AIK3 iso and click on the big blue “play”.

It is based on the Vistape project by Nightman, JonF and many other script developers.
Optimized and updated with latest Runscanner25v42 and Common_Capi v25rev61.

Note: No Internet included!
512MB Ram is enough on the running machine!

Building time with no app scripts: ~ 2 minutes.
Building time with all 20 app scripts: ~ 5 minutes.
Booting (UFD) time with 20 apps: ~ 3 minutes

It’s made as small as possible but have some system app scripts included and checked by default:
FreeCommander 2009.02b
CloneDisk 1.8.3
USBDeview 1.83
Runscanner25v42
MemTest4
Produkey1.46

Result is a 95MB bootable ISO.

With optional app scripts included:
Avira Virus scanner. Will add about 60MB to the build.
EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition 7.0.1.0 = 12MB
CPUID-HardwareMonitor 1.17
Recuva 1.39
AgentRansack 762
NTPWEdit 0.3
Sala-PasswordRenew 1.1beta
FastStoneViewer 4.3
Autoruns 10.06
ProduKey 1.46
HDDScan (latest)
Topalas Sysinfo (latest)

Result is a 200MB bootable ISO

Firefox 4 RC is released!

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from http://clients.futuremark.com/peacekeeper/results.action?key=4JeZ

It all begins here:

Help make the next version of the world’s best browser.

Install the RC


Install the Firefox 4 Release Candidate (RC). Firefox 4 is almost here. Be the first one to check it out.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Change the Channel on Attack Ads

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Attack ads are spiraling out of control. If you’re disgusted with negative politics and the state of Canadian democracy, it’s time to change the channel!
The Green Party of Canada is sending a message to the other political parties: Canadians are sick and tired of attack ads. We’re sending the message with an attack ad of our own – an attack ad on attack ads!
You can help send the message to the other political parties by taking the ad viral across the internet.

Here’s what you can do:

  1.  Share this ad (http://youtu.be/j-GekKKNUTU) on your Facebook page. Ask all your friends to share it too.
  2.  Tweet the link on Twitter with the tag #GPC. Ask your followers to RT.
  3. Go to the Facebook pages of Stephen Harper and Michael Ignatieff and post the Youtube link http://youtu.be/j-GekKKNUTU as a comment on their most recent wall post.
    http://www.facebook.com/MichaelIgnatieff
    http://www.facebook.com/pmharper
  4. Tweet the following message to Harper and Ignatieff:
    @pmharper @M_Ignatieff Sick of attack ads! Pull them now. http://green.ca/lGp #cdnpoli #cpc #gpc #lpc

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Google URL Shortener Blog: YouTube 「TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION」

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YouTube - TGC2011SS's Channel: http://goo.gl/pGKl9

How To: Repair And Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record (MBR)

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How To: Repair And Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record (MBR)

The Master Boot Record (MBR) will be created when you create the first partition on the hard disk. It is very important data structure on the hard disk drive. The Master Boot Record contains the Partition Table for the hard disk and a small amount of executable code for the Windows Vista boot start. The location of Master Boot Record files is always the first sector on the hard disk.When you start your Windows Vista computer, the BIOS (basic input/output system) looks for the MBR on the first sector of your hard drive. The MBR tells the BIOS which partition on the hard drive contains the operating system.

When we try to boot after hardware testing procedures, we see just blank screen without any messages. It means the piece of code at the beginning of the MBR could not be executed properly. That’s why even error messages could not be displayed.Also when we try to boot into Windows Vista, we see an error message like “Operating System not found” and this error occurs with a broken Master Boot Record (MBR).

To Restore corrupted Windows Vista Master Boot Record(MBR),follow the simple procedures.

You can use the Bootrec.exetool in the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) to troubleshoot and repair the following items in Windows Vista:

A master boot record (MBR)
A boot sector
A Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store

Note When you are troubleshooting startup issues by using the Windows RE, you should first try the Startup Repair option in the System Recovery Options dialog box. If the Startup Repair option does not resolve the issue, or if you must troubleshoot more steps manually, use the Bootrec.exe tool.

To run the Bootrec.exe tool, you must start Windows RE. To do this, follow these steps:

Put your Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
Press a key when you are prompted.
Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
Click Repair your computer.
Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
Type “Bootrec.exe”, (without the quotes) and then press ENTER.

Note: To start the computer from your Windows Vista installation DVD, your computer must be configured from BIOS to start from the DVD drive

Bootrec.exe options

The Bootrec.exe tool supports the following options. Use the option that is appropriate for your situation.

/FixMbr

The /FixMbr option writes a Windows Vista-compatible MBR to the system partition. This option does not overwrite the existing partition table. Use this option when you must resolve MBR corruption issues, or when you have to remove non-standard code from the MBR.

/FixBoot

The /FixBoot option writes a new boot sector to the system partition by using a boot sector that is compatible with Windows Vista. Use this option if one of the following conditions is true.

The boot sector has been replaced with a non-standard Windows Vista boot sector.
The boot sector is damaged.
An earlier Windows operating system has been installed after Windows Vista was installed. In this scenario, the computer starts by using Windows NT Loader (NTLDR) instead of Windows Boot Manager (Bootmgr.exe).

/ScanOs

The /ScanOs option scans all disks for installations that are compatible with Windows Vista. Additionally, this option displays the entries that are currently not in the BCD store. Use this option when there are Windows Vista installations that the Boot Manager menu does not list.

/RebuildBcd

The /RebuildBcd option scans all disks for installations that are compatible with Windows Vista. Additionally, this option lets you select the installations that you want to add to the BCD store. Use this option when you must completely rebuild the BCD.

Note: If rebuilding the BCD does not resolve the startup issue, you can export and delete the BCD, and then run this option again. By doing this, you make sure that the BCD is completely rebuilt. To do this, type the following commands at the Windows RE command prompt:

bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
c:
cd boot
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /RebuildBcd

Note: If you are running a RAID array, if this does not help and you are recieving errors. Check in your BIOS and make sure the BIOS did not convert back to IDE.Windows Vista needs to see the compleate MBR, In a RAID setup the MBR is split between two drives.

How to Open the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 7

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Information
This will show you how to open the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 7.
   Note
The Local Group Policy Editor is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that provides a single user interface through which all the Computer Configuration and User Configuration settings of Local Group Policy objects can be managed for your computer.
Computer Configuration
Administrators can use Computer Configuration to set policies that are applied to computer, regardless of who logs on to the computers. Computer Configuration typically contains sub-items for software settings, Windows settings, and administrative templates.
User Configuration
Administrators can use User Configuration to set policies that apply to users, regardless of which computer they log on to. User Configuration typically contains sub-items for software settings, Windows settings, and administrative templates.
   Warning
You will need to be an administrator to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
The Local Group Policy Editor will only be available in the Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterpise editions. You will not have the Local Group Policy Editor available in the Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium editions.

Here's How:
1. Open the Start menu, and type gpedit.msc in the search line and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: This file is located at C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc.

2. If prompted by UAC, click on Yes.

3. You can now set and manage the Local Group Policies on your computer to how you want them.
NOTE: For more details and information about how to use the Local Group Policy Editor, click on the blue ? toolbar icon.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Dear CRTC, I Want YOU to Stop The Meter

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Internet Service Providers (ISPs) want to put a pay meter on your Internet use.


This means we're looking at a future where ISPs will charge per byte, the way they do with smart phones. If we allow this to happen Canadians will have no choice but to pay MUCH more for less Internet.
Big Telecom companies are obviously trying to gouge consumers, control the Internet market, and ensure that consumers continue to subscribe to their television services.
This will crush innovative services, Canada's digital competitiveness, social progress, and your wallet.
The CRTC is reexamining the imposition of metered billing practices right now, and they are seeking public input. This is a huge opportunity to stop Internet metering, and to ensure Canadians have access to an unlimited Internet.
Please send CRTC a message. Enough is enough.
*Feel free to edit the message below:
***If you get an error message below you can send your message HERE

Download Office 2010 Performance and Stability Update (kb980028)

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Download Office 2010 Performance and Stability Update (kb980028)

The first performance & stability update
for Microsoft

Office
2010
Beta is available for download today. Microsoft
has released an update
for Microsoft Word 2010 Beta 32-Bit
Edition and for Microsoft Word 2010 Beta 64-Bit Edition. This update
provides the latest fixes for Microsoft Word 2010 Beta 32-Bit Edition
and for Microsoft Word 2010 Beta 64-Bit Edition. Additionally, this
update contains stability and performance improvements. This update
also fixes a problem in Microsoft Outlook 2010 Beta in which the size
of an e-mail message is unexpectedly large. For example, if you send
yourself a blank e-mail message, the HTML source of the message
contains many entries under /*List Definitions */ even though there
are no lists in the message. The list definitions cause the message
size to increase unexpectedly. The update is available only for
Microsoft Office 2010 Beta Build 14.0.4536.1000 and not for the
latest released Office 2010 RC version.

Download Office 2010 Performance and Stability
Update

the office-kb980028-fullfile-x86-glb.exe. (Office
2010 32-bit) the office-kb980028-fullfile-x64-glb.exe. (Office
2010 64-bit)

Introduction to Step-by-Step C/C++

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Introduction to Step-by-Step C/C++

Many people are really interested in learning and implementing C/C++ programs on their favorite platforms like DOS/Windows or Linux. If you are the one looking for a step-by-step guide to get started, this tutorial is for you. Let me know your comments on  my tiny attempt to serve the community.

Contents

I. About C
  1.  
    1. What is C ?
    2. Development of C language
    3. C as a general purpose Language
    4. History of C
    5. Features of C
II. Programming Basics
  1. Components of a program
  2. Constants
  3. Data types
  4. Numeric Data Type
  5. Non-Numeric Data Type
  6. Integer Data Type
  7. Real Data Type
  8. Logical Data Type
  9. Enumerated Data Type

Introduction to Language & Expressions

What is C?

C is a compiler based programming language supports both high level and low level statements to interact directly with the hardware.

Development of C Language

The C programming language evolved from a succession of programming languages developed at Bell Laboratories in early 1970s. It was not until the late 1970s that this programming language began to gain widespread popularity and support. This was because until that time C compilers were not readily available for commercial use outside of Bell Laboratories.
The C language was the outcome of Dennis Ritchie’s work on a project in Bell Laboratories, to invent a suitable high level language for writing an Operating System which manages the input and output devices of a computer, allocates its storage and schedules the running of other programs.
UNIX operating system is written in the C language. Hence the Unix Operating system has C as its standard programming language. In fact over 90% of the operating system itself is written in the C language. So originally C language was designed and implemented on the Unix Operating System.

C as a general purpose Language

C is a high level, procedural/structured, and general purpose programming language and resembles few other high level languages such as Fortran, Pascal, and PL/1. However, we cannot call the C language as a “Purely High Level Language”.
C stands somewhere between the high-level languages meant for carrying on special activities and the low level languages such as assembly language of a machine because of some features like “System Independence”, “Limited Data Type”, “High Flexibility”, it is considered as a powerful language C has also become popular because of its portability across systems.

History of C

YearLanguageDeveloped byRemarks
1960ALGOLInternational CommitteeToo general, Too abstract
1963CPLCambridge UniversityHard to learn, Difficult to implement
1967BCPLMartin RichardsCould deal with only specific problems
1970BKen Thompson AT & T Bell LabsCould deal with only specific problems
1972CDennis Ritchie AT & T Bell LabsLost generality of BCPL and B restored
Early 80’sC++Bjarne Stroustrup AT & TIntroduces OOPs to C.

Features of C

-    Simple, versatile, general purpose language
-    Programs are fast and efficient
-    Has got rich set of operators
-    more general and has no restrictions
-    can easily manipulates with bits, bytes and addresses
-    Varieties of data types are available
-    separate compilation of functions is possible and such functions can be called by any C program
-    block-structured language
-    Can be applied in System programming areas like operating systems, compilers & Interpreters, Assemblers etc.,

II. Programming Basics

Components of a program

1.    Constants
2.    Variables
3.    Operators
4.    Statements
So, before writing serious programming we must be clear with all the above components of programs. According to above example every program is a set of statements, and statement is an instruction to the computer, which is a collection of constants, variables, operators and statements.

Constants

A constant is a fixed value, which never altered during the execution of a program.
Constants can be divided into two major categories:
1.    Primary Constants
2.    Secondary Constants

Data Types

The kind of data that the used variables can hold in a programming language is known as the data type.
Basic data types are as follows:
1.    Numeric Data Type
2.    Non-Numeric Data Type
3.    Integer Data Type
4.    Real Data Type
5.    Logical Data Type
6.    Enumerated Data Type
1.    Numeric Data Type: Totally deals with the numbers. These numbers can be of integer (int) data type or real (float) data type.
2.    Non-Numeric Data Type : Totally deals with characters. Any character or group of characters enclosed within quotes will be considered as non-numeric or character data type.
3. Integer Data Type :   Deals with integers or whole numbers. All arithmetic operations can be achieved through this data type and the results are again integers.
4.    Real Data Type :  deals with real numbers or the numeric data, which includes fractions. All arithmetic operations can be achieved through this data type and the results can be real data type.
5.    Logical or Boolean Data Type :  can hold only either of the two values TRUE or FALSE  at a time. In computer, a 1 (one) is stored for TRUE and a 0 (zero) is stored for FALSE.
6. Enumerated Data Type :  Includes the unstructured data grouped together to lead to a new type. This data type is not standard and us usually defined by user.
Ex.
    Week_days = { “sun”, “mon”, “tue”, “wed”, “thu”, “fri”, “sat” };
    Directions = {”North”, “East”, “West”, “South” };
The following table shows the standard data types with their properties.
KeywordRange: lowRange: highDigits of precisionBytes of memoryFormat-ID
vhar-128127n/a1%c
int-32, 76832, 767N/a2 (on 16 bit processor)
%d
long-2,147, 483, 6482, 147, 483, 647N/a4%ld
float3.4 x 10-383.4 x 103874%f
double1.7 x 10-3081.7 x 10308158%lf
long double3.4 x 10-49323.4 x 10-49321910%Lf
NOTE: The required ranges for signed and unsigned int are identical to those for signed and unsigned short. On compilers for 8 and 16 bit processors (including Intel x86 processors executing in 16 bit mode, such as under MS-DOS), an int is usually 16 bits and has exactly the same representation as a short. On compilers for 32 bit and larger processors (including Intel x86 processors executing in 32 bit mode, such as Win32 or Linux) an int is usually 32 bits long and has exactly the same representation as a long.