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Vista 4gb Problem – Solution


First of all i d like to remind that In most new pc configurations Vista cant be installed in 4gb systems. You have to uninstal 2gb and then when Windows setup is complete you can use the other 2gb.

How to Enable More Than 3.5 GB of Memory in 32-Bit Windows Vista
You’re probably wondering why I picked a number as horrible as 3.5GB? Why not 4GB? Well, there’s a really technical explanation for this but to make a long explanation short, 32-bit operating systems can only handle up to 4GB of memory. In fact, this number may vary but I stuck with 3.5 GB. Along with the RAM, you also have other memory-mapped devices such as your video cards. The memory used counts towards the 4GB virtual memory address capacity of a 32-bit operating system. But actually, the world does not end at 4,096 megabytes for 32-bit Windows Vista users anymore because the Arsgeek is here to save the day.

If you’ve accidentally bought 4GB of RAM, this may be a good idea. And I say may because many 32-bit operating systems begin to lose efficiency as they surpass the 4GB mark. For that reason, if you have less than 3GB RAM, it’s not necessarily the best idea to go out and buy some more RAM. If you want to utilize more RAM (between 8GB and 128GB), you can always switch to 64-bit Windows Vista. Alright, enough babbling. Let’s get started.

Steps:

1) Access cmd: Click on the Start Pearl > type cmd in the Search Bar > and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter (this allows you to run cmd in administrative mode)

2) Type BCDEdit /set PAE forceenable

“BCDEdit is a boot configuration editor for the command line. Using the above command you’ve just enabled Physical Address Extension (PAE) which can address memory larger than 4 GB. ” – Arsgeek

Source: Arsgeek

Vista needs childs caring


I ve been using Vista for some time now. I run into  several weird problems. Finally I got everything fixed. Here is a list of some. Hoping i ll be able to save someones hours of searching.

1. Vista cant work well with network printers
And I mean it. If you are setting a new PC for your office that needs to do a lot of printing jobs from network shared printers maybe you should use XP instead. Long pauses are experienced when trying to find the network printer. No actual solution about that.
But I have a quick tip for you!!
Solution: If some programs like (photoshop, corel X4 suite) do 10-15 seconds to open a small document the solution is pretty Simple. Just change the default printer to a local printer (even a virtual pdf writer).

2. Vista’s thumbnails and video codecs
I run to a very weird problem. I was close to a clean format. I downloaded a video an dropped it to the desktop. After this the explorer repeatedly did not respond. I couldn’t to actually anything without explorer running. I realized after an hour that I had to go with command prompt to C:\Users\me\Desktop locate and delete the file. So i did and the problem vanished. No explorer restarts!!! Weird heee? I guess windows didnt have the correct code to make tha thumbnail of the video file placed in my desktop.

3. Vista slow Start up.
I thought that the Avast was real heavy and I experienced lately a slow boot time.
Solution: Pretty Simple check if you have dead links in Programs\Startup , QuickLaunch, and pined items in Start Menu. Check also the start up programs, start type ‘msconfig’ and go to the Startup Tab.

I dont know about you but i love Vista !!!!

Button Submit Once!

In a web application where the users are real dum the ussualy double click in buttons so the filled forms are submitting more than 1 time. Here is the script to prevent that.

<!--more-->
/*
Submit Once form validation-
© Dynamic Drive (www.dynamicdrive.com)
For full source code, usage terms, and 100's more DHTML scripts, visit http://dynamicdrive.com
*/

function submitonce(theform){
	//if IE 4+ or NS 6+
	if (document.all||document.getElementById) {
		//screen thru every element in the form, and hunt down "submit" and "reset"
		for (i=0;i&lt;theform.length;i++){
			var tempobj=theform.elements[i]
			if(tempobj.type.toLowerCase()=="submit"||tempobj.type.toLowerCase()=="reset")
			//disable em
			tempobj.disabled=true
		}
	}
}
</script>
 <form method="POST" onSubmit="submitonce(this)"> 

Dual Display – Useful Programs

These are the 2 most common used programs for Dual++ Display lovers.

1. Display Fusion
It offers a free and a comercial use version. Managing Wallpapers, timers, and most importantly different wallpaper for each display monitor. Special extras with hot keys. Can automatically load pictures from flickr.

and secondly, my favorite

2. UltraMon
Manage wallpapers, display setting for each monitor, screensaver settings, and a very stable multi-display toolbar.
Also a nice feature is that windows can now easily trasfered to the next monitor (even if maximized) with a added button, located at the top of each window.

Fix png images for IE 5.5 & 6

This a fix for a JavaScript-based PNG fix for Internet Explorer 5.5 and 6 on Windows. The fix allows IE to properly render PNG alpha transparency.
Why only versions 5.5 & 6? Because Windows IE versions prior to 5.5 do not support the filter which fixes the PNG problem, and version 7 does not have any issues on displaying png images.

just insert in the page these lines of Javascript code or insert somewhere in the head section of html Continue reading Fix png images for IE 5.5 & 6

Make Firefox2 faster, easy customizations

Lately i had to make firefox allow more simultanious downloads than it can (default value is 3). In that point i want to note that firefox can allow
These are some quick tweaks you can add to firefox browser.

First of all open a tab on your Firefox browser. In the address bar type:

about:config and press enter. You ll see something like this…

about-config

Continue reading Make Firefox2 faster, easy customizations