Archive for November, 2007

Vista Transformation Pack 8.0 Released!

After much anticipation, Vista Transformation Pack 8 has been released to the public.

Improvements include the hotfix issue being eliminated, various software updates and a new feature in which users no longer need WindowBlinds to gain the ‘Aero Glass’ effect.

A full list of changes can be found at the link below, along with various official download links.

Changes in Version 8.0
-Added CPU Speed information in Welcome Center
-Added saving setup information file to save setup configuration for later uses with unattended transformation support
-Added installation background
-Added “System optimized” in Setup Configuration to configure the user account corresponding to machine’s spec
-Added TrueTransparency 0.8.5 (Glass border with ported AeroStyle skin)
-Added WinFlip 0.42 (Vista 3DFlip)
-Fixed KB925902 hotfix issues with file processing animation
-Fixed Media Center program execution error
-Fixed rebuilding icon cache bug on non-current users during the processes
-Fixed Styler’s installation checking bug (always set toolbar to styler mode when possible)
-Fixed failing to apply Vista screensaver
-Fixed program name in Add/Remove Programs
-Fixed subscribing Windows X’s shrine to be default homepage bug in Welcome Center
-Fixed visualtooltip’s advanced configuration bug
-Fixed WindowBlinds 6 skin installation compatibility
-Moved hotfix warning to user guide file to prevent confusion
-Re-arranged welcome dialog for richer information
-Replaced Extras in Welcome Center with Community link to forum
-Removed configuring user account’s status report
-Removed obsolete dialogs (WindowBlinds warning, Before transformation, Donation, FAQ and Q&A)
-Removed Vista Live Messenger 8.1 skin
-Updated Setup Configuration in Welcome Center to cover on everything
-Updated setup transformation to pre-configure current user account before finishing the transformation
-Updated theming engine configuration
-Updated Vista Sidebar to version 2.3 Lite
-Updated Vista Sidebar user account configuration in Welcome Center
-Updated ViStart to build 2661
-Updated ViOrb to version 2.0
-Updated VisualTooltip to version 2.2
-Updated Welcome Center to pre-configure user account with system optimized option on the first run in that user account

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Crap Cleaner 2.03.532

Posted: November 29, 2007 in Softwares
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CCleaner (Crap Cleaner) is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it´s fast (normally taking less that a second to run) and FREE! 🙂

Cleans the following:

  • Internet Explorer: Temporary files, URL history, cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat.
  • Firefox: Temporary files, URL history, cookies, download history.
  • Windows: Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
  • Registry cleaner
  • Advanced cleaner to remove unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more… also comes with a comprehensive backup feature.
  • Third-party applications: Removes temp files and recent file lists (MRUs) from many apps including Opera, Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, MS Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and many more…
  • 100% Spyware FREE: This software does NOT contain any Spyware, Adware or Viruses.

Download: CCleaner 2.03.532 (Freeware)

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New Windows Vista Updates Available

Microsoft have released a few updates for Windows Vista on the Microsoft Download Center:

  • KB940199 (x86) (x64): Install this update to resolve an issue where an error message is displayed when installing a new hardware device on a system running Windows Vista.
  • KB942763 (x86) (x64): Installing this update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2007 and 2008 due to revised Daylight Saving Time laws in many countries.
  • KB944023 (x86) (x64): Install this update to add the Japanese postal code dictionary to the Japanese Input Method Editor (IME) on a system running Windows Vista.

This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on November 13th, 2007. The image does not contain security updates for other Microsoft products. This DVD5 ISO image is intended for administrators that need to download multiple individual language versions of each security update and that do not use an automated solution such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). You can use this ISO image to download multiple updates in all languages at the same time.

Important: Be sure to check the individual security bulletins at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security prior to deployment of these updates to ensure that the files have not been updated at a later date.

This DVD5 image contains the following updates:

KB943460 / (MS07-061)

* Windows Server 2003 – 18 languages
* Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems – 4 languages
* Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition – 11 languages
* Windows XP – 24 languages

KB941672 / (MS07-062)

* Windows 2000 – 24 languages
* Windows Server 2003 – 18 languages
* Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems – 4 languages
* Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition – 11 languages

Download: November 2007 Security Releases ISO Image (478.1 MB)
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DotNet.NET Framework 3.5 builds incrementally on the new features added in .NET Framework 3.0. For example, feature sets in Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Windows CardSpace. In addition, .NET Framework 3.5 contains a number of new features in several technology areas which have been added as new assemblies to avoid breaking changes. They include the following:

  • Deep integration of Language Integrated Query (LINQ) and data awareness. This new feature will let you write code written in LINQ-enabled languages to filter, enumerate, and create projections of several types of SQL data, collections, XML, and DataSets by using the same syntax.
  • ASP.NET AJAX lets you create more efficient, more interactive, and highly-personalized Web experiences that work across all the most popular browsers.
  • New Web protocol support for building WCF services including AJAX, JSON, REST, POX, RSS, ATOM, and several new WS-* standards.
  • Full tooling support in Visual Studio 2008 for WF, WCF, and WPF, including the new workflow-enabled services technology.
  • New classes in .NET Framework 3.5 base class library (BCL) that address many common customer requests.

IMPORTANT: If you have installed earlier pre-release versions of .NET Framework 3.5, then you must uninstall them prior to running this installation by using Add or Remove Programs.

Download Download: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
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