MSWINSCK.OCX for 64 bit Windows 7 & Vista


 

mswinsck.ocx

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MSWINSCK.OCX  is a file required by many old application in order to listen to a certain port or just allow. network connections. This OCX will not register as most of know, by putting in in the system32 folder and typing the command “regsvr32 MSWINSCK.OCX”. With newer 64 bit systems it is a bit tricky. Here is how to do it

1. download the file here

2. Copy it to c:\\windows\\syswow64

3. type the following “Run” command :   “regsvr32 c:\\windows\\syswow64\\MSWINSCK.OCX” and yes, you must type the full path to the file, not just the name.

4. That’s it it should work now.

Upgrading ASUS laptops to windows 7

Newer asus laptops (the ones sold under Vista) are a little tricky to upgrade to windows 7, they have a small hidden partition that handles the boot  and recovery processes.

Once you format your C: to install 7 you will lose some files related to the recovery application. The boot handler in the small hidden partition will try to check the recovery files because it assumes that your windows installation is corrupted, but some file are missing, and that will result in a big red ERROR written on the screen, it looks pretty much like this one.

ERROR

to fix this do the following.

  • Insert your window 7 CD and chose to repair your windows installation.
  • Open the command prompt.
  • write “bootsect /nt60 c: /mbr”
  • restart


everything should work fine.

what you did was to rewrite the master boot records to load windows7 and ignore loading the recovery process

Thank you from Google! a virus!

Thank you from Google!


We just received your resume and would like to thank you for your interest in
working at Google. This email confirms that your application has been submitted
for an open position.

Our staffing team will carefully assess your qualifications for the role(s) you
selected and others that may be a fit. Should there be a suitable match, we
will be sure to get in touch with you.

Click on the attached file to review your submitted application.

Have fun and thanks again for applying to Google!

Google Staffing

attachment:

CV-20100120-112.zip

You have received A Hallmark E-Card!

Hello!

You have recieved a Hallmark E-Card from your friend.

To see it, check the attachment.

There’s something special about that E-Card feeling. We invite you to make a friend’s day and send one.

Hope to see you soon,
Your friends at Hallmark

attahcment:

postcard.zip

This couple of email have passed all the spam filters  on my  companies server and outlook. obviously, the senders domain is forged and these email did not originate from google or hallmark (I read the same email is using Twiiter and hi5 domains too).

These emails come with an exe inside a zip file, can you guess what it is? anyone? yes it is a virus.

The virus is detected as W32.SillyFDC.BDJ by Norton antivirus, and according to them it is a worm that is able to compromise Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000

unless you are looking for trouble, delete this email, and every other email that has an exe attached.

If you have recieved a simillar email from another source please indicate it

Fix Windows Vista black desktop on Startup

Hi

This problem causes windows to startup to a black screen, with only the “Documents” folder open, once you close it, the screen is all black, no start menu , no background, no icons.

The causes of this are not very clear to be but i suggest that it is related to some form of new virus or malware.

To correct this do the following:

– On the black desctop screen, hold Ctrl + Shift + Esc

-The tast Manager will appear, from the file menu, select run and write “explorer” without the quotations.

-Your computer will load the start menu and will work correctly.

Until now, we still haven’t fixed the problem, the next time you boot your computer , you will have to repeate the same procedure.

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Recording any sound that is being played on your speakers windows 7

Hi everyone. Today we will learn how to record any music , radio, game sound, just anything that your computer can play and save it. This was easy back in days on windows XP. But now it has become a little tricky because the stereo mixing device is now disabled by default in windows 7 and Vista.

To enable it just right click the speaker icon near the clock, then click “recording device”. Then right click any blank space below your devices list and click “Show disabled devices”. Then enable the “Stereo mix” device and set it as the default. Now you can start recording.

This is a first, but  I tried to add a video description to this post. please check it out and tell me how you like it. should I have these video descriptions more often?

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Playing Resident Evil 5 over LAN

A great feature of the new Resident evil is the Co-Op mode where you can allow another player to join your game other LAN or the intenet.

resident-evil-5

The problem is that the game does not allow you to select the network card to be used as a LAN card, it will just choose the default card even if it was a USB modem or so.

So if you have trouble finding you LAN game session. try pressing “Home” in the game menu, from the Live popup menu click settings then Network information. Make sure that the default LAN adapter is your actual LAN network card. If not, here is how to change it.

On Vista, open the “Network and sharing center”

From the left pane select “manage network connections”

press the “ALT key” on your keyboard. the top menus will appear

Select “advanced settings” from the menu “advanced”

Use the arrows to move your LAN card up in the list then save everything.

You should be able to find your LAN sessions now. if not you will have to disable\disconnect all adapters but your LAN adapter.

There has been a big fuzz about this game being racist, its true that this is one of the rare games that allows you only to shoot black people…. and dogs. but this is just a game right? you have shot thousands of white people in the previous versions of RE it would seem ok to shoot few infected black people? I think that just bringing up racism is racist? what do you think?

Play Guitar Hero World Tour vocals on PC with any microphone

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Normally, Guitar hero: World Tour for PC will not allow you to play the vocals mode unless you have a compatible USB microphone. but thanks to the trick I discovered, you will enjoy playing guitar hero with any headset microphone you have. Just follow the steps carefully.

This method is provided as is with no guarantees that it will work and/or effect your computer in any way.

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BCM2045A USB Bluetooth Dongle driver for windows Vista 32 and x64 bits

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BCM2045A USB Bluetooth adapter is a cheap Chinese usb bluethooth adapter, it works very well under windows XP but under windows Vista, there is no way you can install it’s driver because it is not digitally signed and there is no version on the internet that is.

To use this BCM2045A USB Bluetooth Dongle on windows Vista follow these simple steps:

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Installing dual boot Windows 7 RC on your Laptop

This is a complete guide on how to install Windows 7 RC1 on your laptop computer. for this test I used HP dv4290px-Windows_7_RC

Please read this guide carefully before starting, if you have any questions please ask before you start. and please remember that this procedure can be dangerous, I can help you but I can’t be held responsible if you fry your laptop or lose important data

Since Windows 7 in not yet released, Microsoft is offering you to try Windows 7 for free till June 1st 2010. which is almost 1 year from now.

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Resizing hard disk partitions in windows Vista

[ad#square] InWindows Vista, you will not be needing any third party application such as Partition Magic to resize/ split you hard disk partitions without losing any data.

To achieve the best results I recommend backing-up important data (you never know), moving any large files to an extra partition or flash disk, and finally run a defragmentation.

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