butch123's Articles
May 3, 2009 by butch123
Windows Virtual PC

Support: Configure BIOS

XP Mode only working for processors with Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) or AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) technology.
If you are not sure of your configuration, have a look here:

How to confirm your PC can run Windows XP Mode
Although OEMs have been shipping hardware virtualization in PCs for three years, hardware virtualization is not available in all PCs — so even if your PC is new, it may not have hardware virtualization. Add...
April 25, 2009 by butch123
Windows 7, Secret Feature revealed....
 Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera have just unveiled a new feature of Windows 7 today that they have been forced to keep a lid on for quite some time. Introducing Windows XP Mode (XPM) for Windows 7!

Over a month ago, we were briefed about a secret Microsoft technology that we were told would be announced alongside the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) and would ship in final form simultaneously with the final version of Windows 7. This techn...
January 16, 2009 by butch123
Microsoft has launched a new "Personalize your PC" website for users testing out the Windows 7 beta. If you're on Windows 7, you can get to it directly from the operating system (Right click desktop > Personalize > Get more themes online). The site currently has 15 themes, 13 desktop backgrounds, 8 desktop gadgets, and 5 SideShow gadgets (only for Windows SideShow-compatible devices). That may not seem like much, but the message at the bottom of the site gives a little hope:

January 12, 2009 by butch123
Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc announced the move in a company blog Saturday:

Due to an enormous surge in demand, the download experience was not ideal so we listened and took the necessary steps to ensure a good experience. We have clearly heard that many of you want to check out the Windows 7 Beta and, as a result, we have decided remove the initial 2.5 million limit on the public beta for the next two weeks (thru January 24th). During that time you will have access to the beta even if the d...
January 11, 2009 by butch123
Windows 7, list of working sofware (add to it)

Please Add programs that are working on your Windows 7 Build 7000 machine

If known, please add Version and build number and let us know if you are using X86 or X64.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 ( [X86,X64]
Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 ( [X86,X64]
Eset Nod32 Anti-virus (3.0.684.0 & 4.0 beta) [X86,X64]
Eset Nod32 Smart Security (3.0.684.0 & 4.0 Beta) [X86,X64]
Ashampoo Burning Studio (8.02) [X86]
January 30, 2005 by butch123
Mohamed shafraz Has authorized me to port his library here. but..I have noticed that he has a lot of different things...for example..different kinds of icons, logons, some window blinds, a lot of wallpaper. But not wanting to flood the wallpaper section, or any other section, I thought it would be a good idea to have people, users, wizops, staff...take a look at the stuff and leave me an opinion. that way it would make it easier, wouldnt have to flood anything, or send a lot of useless submissio...