How to Turn On Virtual Wi-Fi feature in Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2


Windows 7 comes with built-in Virtual Wi-Fi capabilities that let you turn Windows 7 as Virtual Wi-Fi access point, allowing other Wi-Fi-enabled devices to share the connection without any 3rd party software. It normally shows up in the “Network Connections Folder” with a Device Name of ‘Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport adapter’ and this virtual device […]

How to Uninstall/Clean MySQL from Windows completely

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Yesterday, I was installing MySQL in my PC running Windows 7 x64 and suddenly the installation meshed up while configuring post installation settings. I tried to uninstall/re-install it again but couldn’t get success. Finally I decided to get rid of MySQL manually and followed these steps to uninstall MySQL from Windows completely. NOTE: The method […]

FIX: Blurred Text problem with core fonts in Internet Explorer 9

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You may have noticed “IE9 is showing blurred text in some core fonts then text displayed in IE8.” I observed while I was on Facebook and found that IE9 is not rendering few core fonts as sharp as in IE8 and impacted fonts are Arial, Verdana and Tahoma. “This issue occurs because of a design […]

How to Extract/Unpack .MSU files

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Since Windows Vista, Microsoft started to deliver Windows Update/Security Update packages in .MSU file format which is standard compressed archive file and contains update metadata files and payload. I was asked by a reader today about how to extract the content of .MSU files, so they can be easily deployed to Windows image (.wim) file […]

Microsoft adds support for Indian Rupee Symbol

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Last summer, Indian Govt. announced the official symbol of India currency Rupee, to join an elite group of countries like US dollar, euro, which have a distinct symbol of currency. The Rupee symbol design includes both Devnagiri ‘Ra’ and the Roman capital ‘R’ and has two parallel lines running at the top, which symbolize the […]

Internet Explorer 9 System Requirements

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Internet Explorer 9 RTM is available now. It is the latest version of the familiar web browser that you are most comfortable using. It helps you obtain everything that you want from the web faster, easier, and safer than ever. Internet Explorer 9 comes with several new features and you may like to read: 9 […]

Download: Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) for Windows 7 SP1

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The Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7 SP1 helps you to install, customize, and deploy the Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 family of operating systems. The Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) is a set of tools and documentation that support the configuration and deployment of Windows operating […]

Microsoft may release Windows 7 SP1 RTM today


Its official! Microsoft has already compiled gold version of Server Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. A blog post on Russian TechNet confirms that final bits of Service Pack is ready and may rollout today on web. According to source, the RTM build string is 7601.17514.101119-1850 that clearly states the build […]

Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit is Available for Windows 7 SP1 RTM

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Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit temporarily prevents installation of Service Pack updates through Windows Update that is valid for 12 months following general availability of the service pack. This toolkit contains three components. A Microsoft-signed executable – creates a registry key on the computer on which it is run that blocks or unblocks the […]

Remove Unnecessary Backup Files after installing Service Pack in Windows to get free space

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You may be running out of space after installing SP1 in Windows 7, but we can reclaim around 640MB of space by cleaning unnecessary backup files. When you install SP1, it takes backup of old system files that are updated by a Service Pack. So if you are sure you won’t uninstall SP1 and happy with […]