domingo, 28 de junio de 2009

Check Windows expiration date

Start -> Run -> winver and hit enter :-)

domingo, 7 de junio de 2009

Upgrade pre-RC (70xx) to RC (71xx)

use the following trick to to upgrade successfully from pre-RC (build
70xx series) to RC (possibly 71xx series).

1.Download the Windows 7 ISO.
2.Burn the Windows 7 ISO image to a DVD, and then copy and whole image
to a storage location that you wish to run the upgrade from (can be
either any directory/folder on any partition/drive on the machine
running the pre-release build, or a bootable USB/FireWire flash
Alternatively, it’s possible to directly extract the content of the
ISO to a desired folder using file extraction tool such as WinRAR.

3.Browse to the sources directory.
4.Open the file cversion.ini in a text editor such as Notepad.
5.Modify the MinClient build number to a value lower than the
down-level build. For example, change 7100 to 7000.

6.Save the file in original place and original name.
7.Start the setup process of Windows 7 as per normal from the modified
copy of the installation files, and the version check will be

martes, 2 de junio de 2009

Free Windows 7 RC Activation Product Keys

Free Windows 7 RC Activation Product Keys

The product keys can be used to activate both 32bit and 64bit Windows 7 RC

jueves, 19 de febrero de 2009

Fix and Restore Windows 7 Boot Screen That Changes to Vista Style

Sometimes, the beautiful, elegant, high resolution animated and dynamic Windows 7 boot screen UI may be changed to or replaced with Windows Vista boot screen, normally when user adds a Windows 7 entry in boot menu or accidentally when user attempts to repair the startup menu items with Windows Vista DVD, specifically Startup Repair. Windows Vista boot screen is a boring black background with low resolution green running progress bar.The invalid and wrong boot screen for Windows 7 is due to missing locale entry in boot record, which failed to be set when editing or rebuilding the BCD. When locale is not found, Windows boot loader does not know which boot locale folder to look for the animated bootscreen. Thus, in order to fix the boot screen so that the boot screen can be reverted, restored or reseted back to original animated Windows 7 boot screen, just run one of the following commands in elevated command prompt with administrator rights:
bcdedit /set {current} locale en-US
bcdboot %WinDir% /l en-US
Change the en-US to the language version of the installed Windows 7, such as ja-JP, de-DE, es-ES, pt-BR, zh-CN, zh-TW, fr-FR, fi-FI and etc.
Restart the computer after running the command to see the new boot UI (user interface) be used again. To check if the locale setting has been entered properly, just run the bceedit command in command prompt that runs as administrator.

lunes, 26 de enero de 2009

Remove "Send Feedback" in Windows 7 beta

Run Registry Editor (RegEdit), and navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Change FeedbackToolEnabled to 0 (zero)

logg off and log in.