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Screen Recorder

September 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

ScreenRecorder

Upon doing some research for a screen recorder to do some tech support with, I came upon a program called, ScreenRecorder by:  Burak Uysaler, whom I do believe works for Microsoft as a Technology Specialist.

This Screen Recorder is just about as easy to use as you could ever ask for. It records the file in a .wmv format, and also works well on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, ScreenRecorder will work with 32 and 64bit Windows. The program comes with 64 and 32bit installers along with the WMEncoder.

Install Instructions:
Just download the program and choose the 32 or 64 bit version to match your Windows OS. Click on the setup.exe.

Download Link:
Click here to download ScreenRecorder

Usage Instructions
1.     
Select either Full Screen or the program window from the drop down list that you want to record, you can also check the audio box if you want to record audio narration with it, and then click OK.  
I do not believe that it works well in Full Screen mode with Dual Monitors! If you want full screen just set your display to a single screen mode. Program windows in dual screen work fine.

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2.       Just click on “Please click here to specify filename” to give your video a name then save, when ready click “START” to begin capturing. Screenrecorder will start to capture your chosen screen to the video file of the name you specified earlier. You can also pause/resume capturing at any time. When you click “STOP”, the “PLAY” button will be displayed at the bottom right. Just click it and your captured video will be played by your default video player for .wmv files. That’s all folks enjoy! 

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References:

Microsoft TechNet

Utility Spotlight Screenrecorder
Burak Uysaler

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.03.utilityspotlight2.aspx?pr=blog

Jake’s Backup & Restore

March 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Jake’s Backup and Restore V2

jback1Created by: Jake
Contact:
Xfire username: jake37
This Program will auto select your Current “Home Drive” for Backup or Restore Of all User’s Documents Only…But Will NOT Backup the Complete System or Programs. If you wipe or lose your hard drive, you will have to reinstall all programs and Windows.

This will Copy or Restore all your Files of any type that are stored in your (VISTA) Users\Documents folder. “Copys all Users Documents”

On XP it will Copy all your files of any type that are stored in your (XP) Documents and Users Folder
Works with Vista and XP. “Copys all Users Documents”

****Uninstaller Included**** Thru control panel, or start menu…

Works with Vista and XP

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Run any application or program as a Windows service!

February 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

With Application as Service you can easily run any application as

Windows service, benefiting from all of the advantages native Windows

services provides.

 

Bellevue, WA, USA – February 17, 2009: Eltima Software, a global

software Development Company, has released Application as Service

version 3.0, the cutting edge solution that allows launching any

application as Windows service.

 

   If you need to run any application as service locally or on a remote

computer, schedule your service to run at the exact time or manage them

remotely, Application as Service is probably the best solution of all

these needs. Application as Service allows launching any applications

(32/64-bit and console ones) as Windows 2000/XP/2003/2008/Vista service

at system boot, without the need of a user session.

   Application as Service offers advanced recovery options (restart the

service your application is started by; restart computer; launch

supplementary application), sophisticated dependencies mechanism,

pre-service/post-service application start-up, your application

rights/priority management, “application-crash” protection, graceful

console and Windows application exit, on-the-fly start-up customization

and lots more.

   You can configure Application as Service using its GUI interface or

command line configurator directly from your software! Application as

Service features very low CPU usage, custom environment variables and

detailed logging as well as many other features.

   Application as Service is an easy-to-use system utility. You do not

need any coding skills in order to launch any application as service.

This can be easily done in a few clicks.

   Though Application as Service is a system utility, it has very

intuitive interface which makes it very user-friendly even for the

beginners.

   Application as Service 3.0 Features at a Glance:

- Run any application (32/64-bit and console ones) as Windows service

- Create and manage native system services in few clicks

- Easily connect to remote PC over local network or Internet and manage

all remote services like your own

- Run application before users login into their accounts

- Run your application interactively (visible to users) or silently

- Schedule your service to run at the exact time and periodically on the

defined day of the week/month/year

- Minimize downtime by auto-restarting application once it is crashed

- Advanced service dependencies mechanism allows you to run applications

at the certain order

- Define Load Order Group which your application belongs to

- Restrict/grant your application with execution rights by specifying

user account name under which it is run

- On-the-fly service start-up type customization

- Gracefully close console and Windows applications

- Close various popup windows that your application might display

- Specify the process priority for your application Define CPU binding

for multi-processor PCs

- Conveniently supply additional options and system environment

variables for console and Windows applications

- Run additional programs prior to the service startup, program start,

stop or just after the service shutdown

- Redirect STDOUT, STDERROR and STDIN streams to or from the file for

console application

- Specify desktop on which you would like your application to run as service

- Take all benefits of multi-processor, multi-thread and 64-bit platforms

- Works under Virtual Machines (VMWare and so on)

- Use XML configuration file to install the service

 

   Application as Service Pricing and Availability

   Application as Service is compatible with Windows NT 4.x, Windows

2000, Windows XPx32, Windows XP x64, Windows 2003 x32, Windows 2003 x64,

Windows Vista x32, Windows Vista x64, Windows 2008 x32, Windows 2008 x64.

   You can purchase Application as Service for $79.95 only.

   All program upgrades within one major version (that you purchase) are

free to all our registered users. For more detailed information about

our upgrade policy and volume discounts, please email to sales@eltima.com

   Additional information about Application as Service, along with

detailed technical documentation, online help and changelog as well as

demo installation package can be found at:

http://www.application-as-service.com/

 

   About Eltima Software

   Eltima software delivers top-notch solutions having a friendly team

of 30 professionals. Devoting effort to develop the software of highest

quality that can fit the needs of both experts and computer beginners,

Eltima Software has developed the complete line of system utilities,

security and flash software. We develop solutions for serial

communication and implement virtual serial technologies into our

software. Among our other products are monitoring solutions, network

utilities, developer tools for Java and software for smartphones.

   With the design concept of 3 “E”: Experience, Efficiency, Expertise –

Eltima Software has successfully established a world-class brand of the

best price-performance software products.

   For more information, please visit http://www.eltima.com.

 

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Disk Partitioning Software “Free”

January 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

EASEUS Partition Manager 3.0 Home Edition – FREE FOR HOME USERS ONLY


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easeusI had been looking for a good Disk Partition software to use that would work with a (RAID O) Drive setup, and well after a little investigating, I came upon this program called  “EASEUS Partition Manager 3.0 Home Edition”. I installed it and gave it a try, well now it is very simular to Partition Magic, but this Home Version is a Free Ware program. They also have a “Professional and Server Edition” Which most of us will not have any need for. It worked perfectly, I have a Set of WD Drives 160 GB each set on a RAID O setup, at first I was a little skepticle, but it never failed me, worked like a charm, I added a 80 GB partition with no problems using Windows XP Pro.

Instructions below:
1. I  had first to shrink my main partition to allow an 80GB unalocated partition space.

2. I then applied the settings and rebooted my PC to make sure it was ok.

3. I then formatted the unalocated 80GB space as NTFS, smooth as a whistle.

4. Rebooted to finish and all was just fine no problems.

After checking the program out some more, I found that you can use the graphical layout to just slide the edge of the box contianing the partion around to resize, of move it from one place to another and then click apply and it will do its job.

DOWNLOAD EASEUS Partition Manager 3.0 Home Edition Here.
I have 3 video tutorial links below to show basic usage.
Video (1) how to make unallocated space to use for an extra Partition.
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#1. Click Here to View the Video Tutorial
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Video (2) how to format and assign a drive letter to the unallocated Space.
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#2. Click Here to View the Video Tutorial
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Video (3) how to mount Windows 7 beta ISO and start the install using Daemon Tools
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#3. Click Here to View the Video Tutorial
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Click here to view how to install Windows 7 Beta using Daemon Tools instead of burning it to a DVD.

Environment Variables

January 4, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

WinRar How to make a Self Extracting EXE

December 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Here is how to make a Self Extracting EXE using WinRar. That will work on Vista and XP “Video Tutorial included

I needed to make a self extracting exe to extract some moded maps into any users file directory in Vista and XP, the maps would go into the mods folder. Below would be the correct path for Vista and XP. But I wanted one command to be able to use the same self extracting exe file on both XP and Vista, without making 2 separate files, so below is what I did to make this work on both XP and Vista. This will allow any user to extract without having to input their computer profile name.

(Vista) C:\Users\%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Activision\CoDWaW\mods\

(XP)C:\Documents and Settings\%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Activision\CoDWaW\mods\

While trying to make a self extracting exe using WinZip I found that trying to use \%USERPROFILE%\ or \%current user%\ in the extract to line using WinZip Self Extractor, that WinZip does not apparently support this, so you may have to use a batch file to accomplish this. I found that quite annoying, so, I tested this using WinRar and it works fine with WinRar.

I guess for making self extracting exe files and using the \%USERPROFILE%\ or \%current user%\ command in the path to the extracting folder. This will not work Using WinZip.

You have to use WinRar, using SFX “convert archives to self extracting exe”

If I use the Vista path %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Activision\CoDWaW\mods\ it will not work on XP but will work on Vista.
<<<< WINRAR ONLY >>>>
So the command line I used, is this, to make it work using one command for Vista or XP.
If I use the XP path %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Activision\CoDWaW\mods\ This will work on Both XP and Vista.
<<<< WINRAR ONLY >>>>

I want to thank my Friend HighNoon for the guidance in the correct direction in making this work.
I have tested this on XP and Vista…..and works so far. No need for the Drive letter to be included in the command line!

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 View the How too Video Here,
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