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Friday, January 7, 2011

How To Choose Laptop Batteries

How To Choose Laptop Batteries

One of the most important components of a laptop is its battery. Proper care must be spent in choosing the suitable battery for your laptop, else there may arise a situation where your laptop decides to say goodbye in mid-program!
When you spend all your hard-earned money on a piece of technology, you deserve your money's worth and it is up to you to make sure of that. Since IBM thinkpad T60p batteries are bought along with the laptop, it is wise to pay attention to the brand and cost of the battery when buying it. No doubt the new laptop appears far more interesting than the humble battery, but if trapped in a situation where you need to replace batteries, being familiar with the different brands will help you make an informed choice.
When buying batteries you should note the run-time and cost of the IBM thinkpad R60e battery as compared to other brands. Another important point to observe is the manner with which the battery is to be attached, and the amount of time necessary to recharge it. You don't want to be stranded in a strange hotel room when on a business trip, with batteries you can't make sense of!
To ensure your IBM thinkpad T43 laptop batteries are long lasting and durable, avoid storing them in places of extreme temperatures. Too much heat and moisture can damage the battery. You can conserve battery time by removing extra cards such as the modem card when it is not needed. Such cards draw on power even when not used. In addition, a rapid charger/conditioner can help better a laptop battery's performance.
Some batteries can be classed into ‘smart' and ‘dumb' batteries. Smart batteries have internal microprocessor circuits, which enable it to perform several tasks such as to control battery energy, indicate the charge levels, and even track battery usage. Dumb batteries, on the other hand, may have the same energy as the smart batteries, but lack the extra, smart battery features.
The current most popular laptop battery is the Lithium Ion (LiOn) battery, with its enhanced memory effect. Being the latest product in the battery market, this kind is naturally slightly more expensive than other brands.
Every laptop brand has its own range of suitable batteries. For example, Acer, Apple, Dell, IBM, and Compaq, to name a few, have their individual range of batteries to suit every consumer's unique needs, so that satisfaction is guaranteed!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Why CMOS battery doen't keep settings?

If you are sure that your CMOS  battery is good, but the setting are always reset to default after shutdown,
try this;
After shutdown yor computer,
1.remove your battery from the socket.
2. you will see the negative contact point
3. clean the contact point with contact cleaner or very fine amery paper to get shining
4. If you are using amery paper be sure that remove particles are wiped away from the motherboard surface.
5. To get proper contact with the battery slightly bend the contact plate upward with a suitable tool.
6. Repeat the step 3 to the positive contact point also.
7. Replace the battery and start the computer.
8. change your settings of SETUP eg. Time and Date and save.

Im sure this will be the last change........

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Windows 7 shortcuts

Windows 7 boasts a lot of great new shortcuts, but I'm focusing on several of my favorites. Check out the video above for a closer look. For those of you who prefer text to video, here are all of the shortcuts I highlighted:
  • Win+Home: Clear all but the active window
  • Win+Space: All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop
  • Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window
  • Win+Down arrow: Minimize the window/Restore the window if it's maximized
  • Win+Left/Right arrows: Dock the window to each side of the monitor (If you've got dual monitors, adding Shift to the mix (e.g., Win+Shift+Right arrow) will move the window to the adjacent monitor.)
  • Win+T: Focus and scroll through items on the taskbar.
  • Win+P: Adjust presentation settings for your display
  • Win+(+/-): Zoom in/out
  • Shift+Click a taskbar item: Open a new instance of that application

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

How to Activate your Windows 7


After you have completed the installation of windows 7, Disconnect the internet connections and simply extract the zip file to run the activator. Select your version of win7 and let it to complete.
Rightclick computer then click properties and check the windows activation status.


Download here:

Monday, November 1, 2010

What is Windows Aero?

What is Windows Aero?

Windows Aero is the premium visual experience of Windows Vista. It features a translucent glass design with subtle window animations and new window colors.
Picture of the desktop Windows Aero features glass-like windows for an open look
Aero’s distinctive visual style combines the appearance of lightweight, translucent windows with powerful graphic advances. With Aero, you can enjoy visually appealing effects and appearance and also benefit from better access to your programs.

Glass effects

Picture of a translucent windowTranslucent glass windows create depth on the desktop
One of Aero’s more visually obvious features is glass window borders, which let you focus on the contents of your open windows. Window behavior has also been redesigned, with subtle animations accompanying the minimizing, maximizing, and repositioning of windows to appear more smooth and effortless.
Picture of window frame colorsTint your windows using the provided colors, or mix your own custom color
You can even fine-tune the color and appearance of windows, the Start menu, and the taskbar by tinting your translucent windows. Select one of the provided colors, or create your own custom color using the color mixer.

Switching between programs

Picture of Flip 3D effect Windows Flip 3D
Part of the Windows Aero experience is Windows Flip 3D, which is a way to arrange your open windows in a three-dimensional stack that you can quickly flip through without having to click the taskbar.
Picture of a thumbnail preview on the taskbarPointing to a window's taskbar button displays a preview of the window
Aero also includes taskbar previews for your open windows. When you point to a taskbar button, you'll see a thumbnail-sized preview of the window, whether the content of the window is a document, a photo, or even a running video.
Picture of the ALT+TAB program switcherSwitching windows with ALT+TAB
Even the method of pressing ALT+TAB for switching windows has been giving an update. Instead of simple icons, you can see live previews of the windows for each open program.

How do I get Windows Aero?

The following editions of Windows Vista include Aero:
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
Aero is not included in Windows Vista Home Basic. You can find out which edition of Windows Vista you have on your computer by opening Welcome Center.
Open Welcome Center by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Welcome Center.
The edition of Windows Vista you're running is displayed with your computer details near the top of the window.
For more information about the hardware and settings you need to run Windows Aero, see Troubleshoot problems with Windows Aero.

Speed up your Windows 7

Want to speed up your new Windows operating system? Check out our tips on how to speed up Windows 7.
Microsoft’s new operating system (OS) has been getting rave reviews since it was in the infancy of its beta form. If you’re loving your new Windows 7 OS but wish it was just a little bit speedier, you’re in luck. Here are some tips to speed up this already light and speedy new OS.

Meet the Minimum. First things first, make sure you’re meeting the minimum hardware requirements to run Windows 7. You should have at least 1GHz processor (32 or 64-bit), 1GB of main memory, 16GB available disk space, support for the Aero interface (DX9 graphics support with 128MB of memory), and a DVD-R/W drive.
Cut Unwanted Programs. Cutting down on the amount of programs running is always a good idea. To figure out and cut down on programs running in the background you can use msconfig or just install software that will identify those programs secretly running. Some programs will open automatically, so try this:
  • Go to Start and enter ‘msconfig
  • Click on the startup tab and uncheck anything you don’t need

Disable Min-Max Animation. By disabling the Minimize-Maximize animation you’ll speed up your window switching and make your Windows 7 PC run faster. To disable:
  • Go to Start and type in ‘SystemPropertiesPerformance
  • Go the Visual Effects tab
  • Uncheck ‘Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing‘ and click OK
Forget the Fonts. Removing unwanted fonts—especially TrueType fonts—will also speed up Windows 7. Keep the ones you need and use, and then remove the rest—but put those unwanted fonts in a temporary directory just in case you want them some day. To do this:
  • Open Control Panel
  • Open Fonts folder
  • Move fonts temporary space
Turn Off System Sounds. This is a basic for speeding things up—and it will definitely free up some resources. To do this:
  • Go To Start and type in mmsys.cpl
  • Click on the Sounds tab and choose ‘No Sounds‘ in the sound scheme drop down

Disable Aero. If you really need the extra speed then yes, you can disable Windows 7 Aero. To do this:
  • Right-click on your desktop and select ‘Personalize‘ and click the ‘Window Color‘ tab
  • Uncheck the ‘Enable Transparency’ box
  • Click on ‘Open classic appearance properties for more color options
  • Choose a Standard or Basic theme from the popup that appears

Friday, October 29, 2010

General System Requirements Nero 9

General System Requirements Nero 9
  • A DVD-ROM drive is required for installation
  • Windows® XP SP2 or SP3, Windows Vista®, Windows Vista® with SP1 or SP2, Windows® 7, Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2
  • Windows® XP and Windows Vista® 64 bit versions are supported in 32 bit emulation mode.
  • Nero DiscCopy Gadget only works in 32 bit emulation mode in the Sidebar under Windows Vista® 64 bit, or in the Desktop Gadget under Windows® 7 64 bit. Please follow these steps to activate.

    Windows 7

    1. Close all 64-bit gadgets.
    2. Open the Task Manager by pressing the CTRL, ALT, and DEL buttons simultaneously. Proceed by searching for the sidebar.exe process in the Task Manager and close it if it is running.
    3. Locate and run the 32-bit version of sidebar, by double-clicking the sidebar.exe, located in the following directory: [System partition]/Program Files (x86)/Windows Sidebar/sidebar.exe .
    4. Right-click the desktop and select the "Gadgets" entry in the context menu.
    5. The gadget gallery window opens. You can now add Nero gadgets to your desktop by double-clicking them. For more information about Nero gadgets, please consult the respective user manual(s).

    Windows Vista

    1. Right-click on the Sidebar icon on your taskbar and select Properties.
    2. Uncheck Start Sidebar when Windows starts. Click Apply and then OK to close the window.
    3. Right-click on the Sidebar icon again and select Close.
    4. Locate and run the 32 bit version of Sidebar.exe located in Program Files (x86) in the folder Windows Sidebar.
    5. Right-click on the Sidebar icon (32 bit version) on your taskbar and select Properties.
    6. Make sure the option Start Sidebar when Windows starts is checked. Click Apply and then OK to close window.
  • Windows® Internet Explorer® 6.0 or higher
  • 1 GHz Intel® Pentium® III or equivalent AMD and Intel® processor (2 GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent AMD and Intel® processor for Windows Vista®, or Windows® 7), 256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM for Windows Vista®, or Windows® 7)
  • 1.8 GB hard drive space for a typical installation of all components
  • CD, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc recordable or rewritable drive for burning
  • DirectX® 9.0c revision 30 (August 2006) or higher
  • Up to 9 GB available hard drive space for DVD images and temporary DVD files
  • Graphics card with at least 32 MB video memory and minimum resolution of 800 x 600 pixels and 16-bit color settings (24-bit or 32-bit true color is recommended)
  • Installation of the latest WHQL certified device drivers is strongly recommended
  • For the Nero Online services: Nero product registration, product updates, patent activation, Gracenote├é® services, Nero Online Backup, and other features (such as photo sharing) an Internet connection is required.
  • Nero recommends a broadband connection (DSL-1000 and higher or Internet connection with equivalent performance) for all Nero online services such as Nero Online Backup and Nero Video Services. Internet connection charges are the user's responsibility

Optional Requirements
  • 16-bit Microsoft® Windows® compatible sound device and speakers (16 bit sound device required for Nero Wave Editor and Nero SoundTrax)
  • Installation of latest WHQL certified device drivers recommended
  • Blue laser reading/writing device for Blu-ray Disc support* (check special blue laser system requirements)
  • Up to 50 GB free hard drive space for Blu-ray Disc BD-R/RE dual layer disc images
  • SecurDisc compatible optical drive for SecurDisc features
  • OHCI compliant FireWire controller (IEEE 1394) for DV or HDV capturing

Special Requirements for Home Entertainment
Nero Show Time
  • Optical drive with DVD capability to play DVD-Video
  • Graphics card with hardware overlay support.
  • 16-bit Microsoft® Windows® compatible sound device and speakers

Special Requirements for video editing and authoring with Nero Vision
  • For TV recording, DVD-Video authoring, capturing and burning in real time 2 GHz CPU and 512 MB RAM
  • For analog or digital recording: TV tuner or video recording card
  • OHCI compliant FireWire® card (IEEE 1394) for DV capturing
  • For Smart 3D menus: DirectX® 9.0 compliant graphics card with 3D acceleration, 16 bit color, and a minimum of 64 MB video memory is required (32 bit, true color, 128 MB video RAM and support for Shader Model 3.0 is recommended)
  • For High Definition Capturing and Editing: HD capable video board, FireWire® controller conforming to OHCI (IEEE 1394) for HDV recording, 2,4GHz or faster processor (HT or dual core), 1 GB of RAM or more

Special Requirements for LightScribe and Labelflash
  • LightScribe compatible recorder and medium
  • LightScribe host software must be installed
  • Labelflash compatible recorder and medium

Special Requirements for working with high definition content with Nero Vision
  • Intel Pentium IV 2 GHz or equivalent AMD and Intel processors (faster recommended)
  • Blu-ray Disc drive with recording functionality for data, audio and video recording
  • Minimum of 512MB RAM

For playback of unprotected high definition content, like AVCHD, additionally
One of the following processors:
  • AMD Athlon 64 FX 2.6 GHz or faster
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.2 GHz or faster
  • AMD Turion 64 X2 2 GHz or faster
  • Intel Core Duo 2 GHz or faster
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or faster
  • Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 3.2 GHz or faster
  • Intel Pentium D 3.4 GHz or faster
1GB of RAM recommended
A graphics card with at least 256MB of video RAM based on one of the following:
  • nVidia GeForce 6600GT, 7600GT, 7800GTX512, 7900GS, 7900GT, 7900GX, 7900GTX, 7950GT, 7950GTX, 8500, 8600, 8800, 8400M, 8600M or newer
  • ATI X1600, X1650, X1800, X1900, X1950, Radeon HD series or newer

For playback of protected high definition content (home recorded BD-AV or AVCREC discs), additionally:
  • For 64bit systems, Windows Vista or later is required
  • The installed Blu-ray Disc drive must support AACS
One of the following graphics setups:
  • PCI-Express/onboard video card with built-in display (e.g. notebook or integrated PC)
  • PCI-Express video card with DVI/HDMI and HDCP-support, Display/TV with HDMI input or HDCP-enabled DVI input
  • PCI-Express video card with VGA output and VGA monitor (some discs may not play or play with reduced resolution on analog displays)
  • PCI-Express video card with component/video output and support for CGMS-A and Macrovision, TV/projector (some discs may not play or play with reduced resolution on analog displays)
  • Latest graphics drivers with COPP support (ATI Catalyst 8.1, NVIDIA ForceWare 169.21 (Windows XP), ForceWare 169.25 (Windows Vista) or newer recommended)
  • To determine whether a display or TV supports HDCP, please check its documentation
  • Some combinations of graphics cards, displays and discs may result in reduced resolution playback. Use of a HDCP-supporting card and display is recommended for best results

*Please note:
Blu-ray capabilities are subject to change