Watch Hong Kong Drama with PPStream without region restriction with Windows XP

This is another article requested by readers 😛

To get Windows XP to be able to watch Hong Kong movie, simply follow the following instruction.

1. Trigger Windows Run (Win Key + R).
2. Enter, %windir% and press enter.
3. Open the following file with notepad and replace with following line.
ppsarea.ini

[areainfo]
servertime=1318520564
localtime=1318520576
country=4S4K3ZM3XU
area=4WGY5ZFYTQ
province=42YZ72ELR4
city=4WGZPZF2VQ
net=42KZT2ECWLT33EI
ip=3526115369

4. Open Windows run with Win + R again, enter

attrib +r %windir%/ppsarea.ini

5. Enjoy.

iPad: Watch Hong Kong Drama with PPStream without region restriction

I’ve been requested by many readers on how to do this on iPad/iPhone and here is the actual ways to get the fix. To get your iPhone/iPad to watch Hong Kong Drama, follow the instruction as below,

1. This is how it look like from my iPad screen before doing anything.

2. Go into the iPad Settings, and select your wifi connection name. Then click on the DHCP button, select on the Manual button and enter the following information.

Server: 218.201.21.178
Port: 80

 3. Now, go back to your PPStream and you will be able to see the new drama. Enjoy 🙂

Watch Hong Kong Drama with PPStream without region restriction with Windows 7

PPStream has restricted region restriction to access to Hong Kong drama as copyrighted issue, however you may get this issue fix by referring to this article.

1. Trigger Windows Run (Win Key + R).
2. Enter, %appdata%/PPStream.
3. Open the following file with notepad and replace with following line.
ppsarea.ini

[areainfo]
servertime=1318520564
localtime=1318520576
country=4S4K3ZM3XU
area=4WGY5ZFYTQ
province=42YZ72ELR4
city=4WGZPZF2VQ
net=42KZT2ECWLT33EI
ip=3526115369

psnetwork.ini

[areainfo]
ret_code=200
last_tick=1051906
country=4S4K3ZM3XU
area=4WGY5ZFYTQ
province=42YZ72ELR4
city=4WGZPZF2VQ
net=42KZT2ECWLT33EI
ip=692071634ut=1318520576

4. Open Windows Run and run the following command,

attrib +r %appdata%/PPStream/ppsarea.ini
attrib +r %appdata%/PPStream/psnetwork.ini

5. You have done.

Note:
1. This article apply for Windows 7 and Windows 8 only.
2. I don’t have mac to test, waiting for donation 😛

Restrictions on Backup Operations in SQL Server

Today, I just noticed that the SQL Server backup is not generated and it is kinda weird.

After looking around from MSDN, it is found out there are some restriction from the backup operation.

– Backup not running due to any databases in offline status.
– Concurrency restriction during backup.

For more information, you may refer to the URL as below.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175477%28v=SQL.90%29.aspx

How to Disable Windows 7 Preview from Internet Browsers

Whoever used Windows 7, you should know the most excited feature from Windows 7 is it’s preview mode from the task bar.

However, not everyone enjoy the feature due to hardware restriction. Hence you might want to disable the preview mode from the task bar for several Internet Browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.

Mozilla Firefox


To disable Preview from Mozilla Firefox, you may open the firefox and enter “about:config” from the address bar. Then just proceed with the button of “I’ll be becareful, I promise!”. In the filter bar, enter browser.taskbar.previews, and set the value to false for browser.taskbar.previews.enable.

Google Chrome

To disable the preview mode from Google Chrome, you may refer to the step as below.

From your Windows, go to the directory of “C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\“, go to the properties of chrome.exe, move to Compatible tab and set the compatibility mode. You may choose to have Windows Vista mode(any mode from Windows Vista will do).

Internet Explorer 8

With Internet Explorer 8, you may go to the tools and change the setting from Internet Options.

From the tabs Setting there, click on the Settings button and you are able to see the image as beside.

Just checked the button named “Show previews for individual tabs in the taskbar” and the previews should be removed.