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I am not responsible if your devices send you back in time, explodes, implodes, bricks or flies into space from the use of any software I put up.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Google Secure Socket Layer For Internet Explorer

SSL is a additional layer of encryption that protects your session with a Server that offers SSL as an option.

I am sure you guys heard about Google's New SSL for Firefox and Chrome, so how about Internet Explorer?

Simply go to Create a Search Provider for Internet Explorer then
Under "URL" Copy and Paste the following into the box:
https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=en&q=TEST&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
Under "Name" just label it Google (SSL) and you are done!

To remove this warning message:


Simply go to Internet Options -> Security -> Internet -> Custom Level and Choose Enable Display Mixed Content.


Thats all =).

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Script to Install Driver Packages

This bat script is written by me to mass install drivers, activate OEM Windows as well as perform Disk Optimization to alleviate some of the repetitive actions.
You are free to use as you wish but no warranty is provided.
You just need to put the bat script in the same folder as the drivers and OEM Certificate and launch it with Administrative Permission as shown in the example below.


You will most likely need to make some minor changes to suit the script to your purpose.
REM indicates comments.
Start Copy below after this line:
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    @echo off

    REM Script Originally Written by the Author of aspiregemstone.blogspot.com

    REM You are free to modify, share & use, completely Free of Charge.

    REM But kindly please acknowledge the source in the Spirit Of Sharing. Thanks =)

    FOR /D %%I IN (%0) DO CD /d %%~dpI

    cls

    echo Creating OEM Certificate Directory...

    mkdir "C:\Windows\system32\OEM"

    echo Copying OEM Certificate...

    copy "OEM.XRM-MS" "C:\Windows\system32\OEM"

    echo Activating Windows 7...

    echo Please wait...This might take a while...

    REM Rename the OEM Certificate to OEM.XRM-MS

    slmgr.vbs -ilc C:\Windows\System32\OEM\OEM.XRM-MS

    REM Replace XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX with the OEM Key

    slmgr -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

    echo Done!

    echo Installing Drivers...

    echo DO NOT RESTART THE COMPUTER!

    REM Rename the Driver Packages

    Chipset_Driver.exe

    Graphics_Driver.exe

    Ethernet_Driver.exe

    Wireless_Driver.exe

    Printer_Driver.exe

    WinTV_Driver.exe

    REM Below is how the script access extracted Drivers

    Audio_Driver\Setup.exe

    Web_Camera\Setup.exe

    Storage_Driver\Setup.exe

    echo All DRIVERS INSTALLED!

    echo Cleaning up TEMP Folders

    C:

    REM Remove Temp Folders created by HP and Intel Driver Packages

    del /S /Q /F C:\SWsetup

    del /S /Q /F C:\swsetup

    del /S /Q /F C:\Intel

    REM Manually invoke optimization

    Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

    echo You may restart the Computer now!

    pause
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Save the script as Setup.bat and Right Click to launch it with Admin Rights.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Windows Essentials 2011 breaks SAMBA Shares

If you are a user of Windows Shares and you use SAMBA to connect to it from your GNU\Linux Machine, you will find after installing Windows Essentials 2011 on the host you break the SAMBA Share.
You will no longer be able to connect to Windows Share from your GNU\Linux Machine.

WORKAROUND 1 (Highly Recommended):

In Windows Live Essentials 2011, Windows Live Sign In Assistant exist as a Windows Service so we need to disable it.

Go to Control Panel, then Services.

Find a Service called "Windows Live Sign-in Assistant" as shown below:



Double Click on it and set it to "Disable"


Save, exit and reboot.

WORKAROUND 2:

Uninstall Windows Essentials 2011 COMPLETELY

You have to revert to the old Windows Live Essentials and uninstall the Live Sign In Assistant through the Control Panel .

Exit and reboot.