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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)
Note
  • 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

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Select your version of Windows 7

Select your version of Windows 7




The main purpose of this trick is not to hack copies of Windows 7, but to choose the version that will be installed legally. You must therefore have a license to activate the version you will choose.

Principle


Deleting a single file from your copy of Windows 7 will let you choose between these versions: Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Pro, Ultimate. This is useful especially for netbook users looking to install the Starter version from their Ultimate Version installation DVD.

Requirements


You must have the necessary equipment to implement these manipulations:
  • Windows 7 installation DVD
  • DVD Player/burner
  • A blank DVD
  • A complete computer (mouse, keyboard, screen)
  • A statutory license for the version you plan to install


The steps


To get the screen that lets you choose your edition of Windows 7, follow these steps:
  • Put your Windows 7 installation DVD in the drive of your computer:
  • Copy the contents of your DVD to a folder on your desktop (or on a USB key, etc ...)
  • Open the folder and then open the folder "Sources".
  • Tap twice on 'E' on your keyboard and delete the (ei.cfg) file
  • Insert blank DVD that has already been prepared
  • Burn the files to your folder (select the files using CTRL + A )
  • Upon launching the installation of Windows 7, using your custom DVD, you will be prompted to choose the version you wish to install.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

PowerDirector 8 Overview

CyberLink PowerDirector 8

CyberLink PowerDirector used to be held back by a distinct lack of features compared to the Adobe and Corel/Ulead alternatives. It was fine for simple edits, but very easy to outgrow. With PowerDirector 7, however, CyberLink brought the app much closer to the competition, making it worthy of consideration. PowerDirector 8 is another huge upgrade, with both new effects capabilities and changes to the underlying engine.

However, one area which hasn't seen a massive change is the interface, at least not in appearance. The icons for the Magic functions to the left of the timeline are now coloured, but other than that things look the same. There are some new features, here, though. In particular, CyberLink has increased the number of timeline tracks still further over version 7, to 16 in total. Nine of these are for picture-in-picture video, up from the previous six. But the increase to four audio tracks is the most significant upgrade. The two audio tracks allowed by the previous version were too much of a limitation if you wanted to create a complex soundtrack involving music, voiceover and foleys at the same time.

You can now have up to 16 tracks on the timeline, including nine for video and four for audio

There are more fundamental changes to the code beneath the interface, however. Two main innovations have been added to help boost productivity. The most generally useful is the new Shadow Editing system. This creates proxy files when you import high definition footage. It's an optional feature, and you're prompted to turn it on when you import the files. When enabled, Shadow Editing mirrors your HD with standard definition MPEG-2 files, which are substituted during the editing process.

Shadow Editing creates lower-resolution proxies for HD files to speed up editing workflow
The files are rendered in the background, and take a little while to create. But you can start editing straight away. When the Shadow Editing proxies are ready, the workflow becomes a lot smoother. Even when we layered multiple clips and added effects to each, a real-time preview remained available, albeit not without dropped frames, although the use of lower-resolution proxies was obvious. Still, editing the HD directly would have made the preview far too sluggish. The full resolution files are then used again for final rendering, so this is performed at the best possible quality.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

No Display from AGP video card ?

If you have this problem after install your new AGP video card or shifted from Onboard VGA to a card, you might check following...

If initial on screen display appeares, go to BIOS setup and check AGP aperture size is set to the same or more than your video card memory. (ex. if your card memory is 128MB, AGP aperture size should be set to 128 or more than that).

OR

Even the initial display not comes you must connect video cable to onboard VGA and follow the procedure above.

Good Luck
Waruna...

Ink Levels Reset for HP Cartridges HP21, HP27, HP56, HP58

This reset methods be used to reset ink levels on HP printer that using cartridges HP21, HP27, HP56 and HP58 (On most models). I have tested this reset methods on HP Deskjet 2466 and work perfectly but in other HP printer types  this reset methods does not work.
To do this reset methods no software resetter required, just require  only a piece of tape. If this reset method does not work on your printer you will need to repeat this process. If you have to reattempt the reset turn your computer off before doing so. Leave computer off during the reset process or disconnected the printer from computer.
Here the Ink levels reset methode for HP cartridges HP21, hp27, hp56 and HP58:
  1. Remove cartridge from your printer.
  2. Place a piece of tape over the top left contact as shown in red on the picture to the right.
  3. With the tape covering the contact place cartridge back into printer.
  4. The printer will perform and alignment page. (Some newer models no longer print alignment pages. If printer runs through a series of priming routines and stops for 20 seconds continue through with next step.)
  5. Once an alignment page has been printed remove cartridge from printer.
  6. Place a piece of tape over the second contact shown in red.
  7. Place cartridge into printer with both pieces of tape. (One covering the first contact and one cover the second contact.)
  8. Printer will print another alignment page. (Some newer models no longer print alignment pages. If printer runs through a series of priming routines and stops for 20 seconds continue through with next step.)
  9. Once the second alignment page has been printed remove cartridge from printer.
  10. Remove tape pieces from cartridge contacts Make sure there is no residual adhesive on cartridge contacts.
  11. Place cartridge into printer. Cartridge should now read full.
Additional Notes: As stated above it is very important that there is no residual adhesive on the cartridge contact point. This will make reading the cartridge difficult

Monday, October 25, 2010

What is the difference between Total Available Graphics Memory (Vista) and installed video memory?

installed video memory > the physically installed graphics

total available graphics memory > as the name says it all, it is the total graphics memory that it is able to deliver
meaning your installed video memory + shared system memory

the shared system memory is the amount of graphics it takes or steals from your main operating ram., it is dynamically alloted and depends on a quite a few considerations such as installed ram, installed operating system, required ram, required graphics memory for the application and such

Sunday, October 24, 2010

How to extend the duration of Photos in the slideshow option?.

This is the easiest method of doing this in Power Director 8.

1.Insert your fotos in to the time line. The preset time duration of a slide 5 sec appeared initially.
2.Click one of the foto in the time line. then the magic motion icon appeared on the left of the time line area.
3.Click magic motion icon and the Magic motion window opens.
4. Select any motion style and it will applied to selected foto with a fade transition. (and you can customize the motion also),
5. If u want to apply to all slides , click apply to all and you will see all the same affect is applied with fade transitions. (I suggest u to select random motion when applying to all)
6. You can adjust the slide duration individually and also select all the clips on timeline (SHIFT+Click) and adjust the duration of all.
7. You can change the transitions as well.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Disable Windows XP Professional Services And Which Ones part -1

When you install any Windows it will immediately be running multiple services. A Windows service is an application that starts when Windows is booted and runs in the background as long as Windows is running. It is very similar in concept to a Unix daemon.

In Windows Vista, users can also manipulate services through a simpler interface in MSConfig.

Before you continue with this create a restore point. If something goes wrong this will be the easiest way to return the unit back to the way i...
Continue reading...

Disable Windows XP Professional Services And Which Ones part -1

When you install any Windows it will immediately be running multiple services. A Windows service is an application that starts when Windows is booted and runs in the background as long as Windows is running. It is very similar in concept to a Unix daemon.

In Windows Vista, users can also manipulate services through a simpler interface in MSConfig.

Before you continue with this create a restore point. If something goes wrong this will be the easiest way to return the unit back to the way i...
Continue reading...