iPadian – iPad Simulator for Windows

iPadian, a simulator for Windows is designed to allow Windows user test out iPad environment from Microsoft Windows.

iPadian is designed without needed to install as it is a portable program that allow you to launch it with just double click on the exe file and it is free. Continue reading iPadian – iPad Simulator for Windows

PlayOnLinux – Run Windows Application on Linux

PlayOnLinux is a piece of software which allows you to easily install on your Linux box and it will just like running on Microsoft Windows.

It come with numerous games and apps that could just run with cost-free from your Linux box.

Now, you can visit them by http://www.playonlinux.com/

Microsoft Download Manager for large file

To download Microsoft RTM Build, it might take you for years 😛 , maybe several hours. This might be facing interruption during the download process.

Microsoft come with a solution which Microsoft Download Manager where it is simple enough to use.

1. Download Microsoft Download Manager from here.
2. Just select the New Download button and you may now able to paste the URL to the Microsoft Download Manager.
3. You may do the setting as image above.

Microsoft Download Manager works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. Windows Server 2003 has not been specified as a supported operating system on the Microsoft website and supported browsers currently mentioned include Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

Disable Windows Restart after Windows Update

By default, when your Windows Update done, it will request for a reboot and the annoyed prompt will prompted all the time.

Although it allow you to select remind me in 10 minutes, 1 hour and 4 hours, but sometimes when you are running a server, it is not suitable to reboot for some peak hours.

3 Options is available to disable such alert all the time.

Option 1:
Open the Run Command and enter cmd to enter to the command prompt.

Enter the command below and press enter.
net stop wuauserv

However this option only a temporary solution where the services might restarted again if you set it to automatically mode.

Option 2:
You may disable Windows Update by using Group Policies. However some version of Windows do not offer for such feature.

Go to the Run command and type gpedit.msc to enter to the Group Policies. Use the left sidebar to navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.

Locate the No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations. Right-click the entry and select Edit from the menu. This opens a new window. Select Enable to activate the option.

Option 3:
Configuring it through Windows Registry. Go to Run command and type regedit and press enter. Locate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU or create it if it is not exist.

Create a New Dword (32-bit) and name it NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers. Set the value to 1 to turn the feature on. This feature is already enabled in Windows 7 which is why Windows 7 users do not need it. Windows XP users on the other hand get an option to postpone the updates.

SysInternal: RAMMap

Windows Sysinternals released RAMMap on June 2010. This tool used to analyze the RAM usage of a box. It is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 or higher.

With RamMap, you may do the following:
– Use Counts: usage summary by type and paging list
– Processes: process working set sizes
– Priority Summary: prioritized standby list sizes
– Physical Pages: per-page use for all physical memory
– Physical Ranges: physical memory addresses
– File Summary: file data in RAM by file
– File Details: individual physical pages by file

Download here.

How to set OpenDNS as your Internet DNS with Windows 7

OpenDNS is widely used by the Internet user as it do come with some security protection and many more.

With Microsoft Windows 7, you may easily setup your Internet DNS with OpenDNS.

Use the following step to get your OpenDNS setting up.

1. Open your Control Panel and look for Network. Click on “Network and Sharing Center”.

2. You shall see the active network as above where Mick Genie using bogo as the network SSID and you may click on the Connections where I am using Wireless Network now.
3. Click on the Properties button.
4. Double click on the “Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IP4)”.

5. Select “Use the following DNS server addresses:”.
6. Insert the IP as below,

Windows Error Codes Lookup Tool

With Windows Operating System, you might sometimes get some Windows Error codes that you might not know what is that error stand for.

You may now get the Windows Error Codes Lookup Tool(WELT) to understand what is that error stand for.

WELT will work with regular error code with Windows and analyze the error message from Windows. All you need is copy the error code and paste to the Error text box and it will generate the error of yours.

Download the WELT here.

How to uninstall Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta

If you read the Windows News recently, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP 1 have been release with BETA version.

Since it is a BETA version and you might get tons of bugs and unwanted material, you may just uninstall it from your machine.

Basically there are two ways to remove the SP1 BETA from Windows 7.
1. Remove through Control Panel.
2. Remove through command line.

Remove through control panel
1. Firstly, go to your control panel and search for Programs and Features.
2. Click on “View installed upgrade”.
3. Uninstall the term “Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB976932)”.

Remove through command line
1. Open cmd(command prompt) with Administrator right.
2. Run “wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:976932”