Posts Tagged ‘Windows’

Windows 8

Posted on November 2012 at about 2:15 PM by hwa

I was trying out Windows 8 since last week and it’s actually quite good, love the Metro UI, but not the missing Start button.

All this while I has been using Windows XP, yes I know it’s old that’s why I decided to upgrade when Microsoft released Windows 8 last week, plus the discount promotion is a bargain for me.

Speaking of migrating to Windows 8, it definitely need a bit of time to get used to it, especially when changing from Windows XP to Windows 8, considering the major UI changes and also how the folder structure works. But it didn’t took long for me to get a hold of everything.

Of course, there are things that I don’t like or making me doesn’t feel like using Windows, one being the missing Start button. Now, I access the programs under Search menu page, where all the installed program will listed here, or just by searching the program name.

Other than that, I’m still exploring Windows 8, experimenting the Metro UI and stuff. I didn’t get a lot of issues with software incompatibility, that’s a good thing to me.

Oh! Regarding the apps in Metro UI, nothing impressive here as there aren’t a lot of apps yet, I hope this will be better soon.

That’s all I can say about Windows 8 for now, hope I can write a more detailed review soon.

Create A Safely Remove Hardware Desktop Icon

Posted on December 2007 at about 6:01 PM by hwa

Ever though of creating a Safely Remove Hardware icon on your desktop? You may ask why because the icon will usually appear at the taskbar, but for some odd reason, mine will not always appear, so sometime i have no other choice but to pull the USB stick right away. I don’t know what caused this happen, it’s Windows anyway and apparently i’m not the only one who facing this problem.

However, i found this simple workaround, which is create a shortcut on your desktop to open the Safely Remove Hardware menu, this is how you do it:-

  • On your desktop, right click then choose New > Shortcuts after that copy and paste the following:

%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

  • Press next, you will be ask to give a name for your shortcut, any name will do, or just name it Safely Remove Hardware, then press finish.

That’s it! You are done, the shortcut should appear on your desktop. But for now you probably in love with your new shortcut, so you feel like want to make it fancier a bit, and here is how you can add an icon for it:-

  • Right click on your shortcut then choose Properties.
  • Go to the Shortcut tabs and click on the button Change Icon….
  • A menu should appear with a bunch of icon for you to choose, you can pick any icon from here OR you may paste the following and press enter for the Windows Safely Remove Hardware icon.

%windir%\system32\HotPlug.dll

Hope this helps. 🙂

Free Microsoft Windows Vista RC1 Product Key!

Posted on October 2006 at about 11:47 PM by hwa

Got a new rig with kickass graphic card? Got extra RAM to spend? How about trying Microsoft’s soon to be release Windows Vista RC1?? What if i’m telling you that you can get the product key for free?? Got to be kidding right? No!! I’m serious about this!! 😈 So read on!!

Microsoft’s Windows Vista, is the new operating system from Microsoft, an operating system with a completely new visual style named Windows Aero that will blow your mind away, and the price too, i doubt, 😛 scheduled to be release on January 2007.

However, Windows Vista RC1 is available for free, mean that you can have a sneak preview of this operating system for free!! OMFG!! 😯 But you have to download the ISO, and the size is a wooping 2.5 GB of DVD ISO, so if you don’t mind to download the ISO with our crappy Streamyx, continue to read for the product key. 😉

To get the product key is easy, all you have to do is go to Microsoft Live.com and login with your Passport account, answer a few very simple question and Microsoft will give you the product key, they will even send an email to you! After that go download the ISO for 32-bit edition or the 64-bit edition.

But please remember that this is just an RC1 release, RC mean Release Candidate, a Beta version of software with just a few final tweak and is ready to release, so this mean that there are no support from Microsoft (no not me either) if anything happen to your PC, so use it at your own risk! 🙂