Windows 10 Development: Addressing Old Problems And Opening New Doors For Developers

I hope readers will pardon the carpentry pun, but Windows 10 is just around the corner, and Redmond’s new OS will create many possibilities for software and hardware developers.

Windows 10 represents a departure from Microsoft’s traditional OS strategy. It’s not just a new operating system, it’s an automatic and free update for millions of Windows 8.1 devices. It’s also designed to address a number of user complaints related to the Windows 8.x UI (formerly known as Metro design language or Metro UI). The changes aren’t just skin deep, as Windows 10 is not a mere redesign with a new UI and fancier apps; it might even mark the start of a new era for Microsoft, and in this post I will explain why.

First, let’s take a look at what Microsoft is trying to do in terms of addressing Windows 8.x foibles. After all, that’s what Windows 10 is all about, at least on the surface. Continue reading

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How to setup your own smtp mail server in windows xp

Steps to install the SMTP server

  1. Firstly, from the Start menu, click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs.
  3. From the left pane, click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  4. From the Components list, click Application Server, and then click Details.
  5. From the Sub components of Application Server list, click Internet Information Services (IIS), and then click Details.
  6. From the Sub components of Internet Information Services (IIS) list, select the SMTP Service check box.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Next. You might be prompted for the Windows Server 2003 family CD or the network install path.
  9. Click Finish.

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How to decrypt or get back encrypted files infected by known encrypting ransom-ware viruses.

In the last years, cybercriminals distribute a new type of viruses that can encrypt files on your computer (or your network) with the purpose of earning easy money from their victims. This type of viruses are called “Ransomware” and they can infect computer systems if the computer’s user doesn’t pay attention when opening attachments or links from unknown senders or sites that have been hacked by cybercriminals. According to my experience, the only safe way to keep yourself protected from this type of viruses is to have clean backups of your files stored in a separate place from your computer. For example, in an unplugged external USB hard drive or in DVD-Rom’s.

This article contains important information of some known encrypting ransomware –crypt- viruses that were designed to encrypt critical files plus the available options & utilities in order to decrypt your encrypted files upon infection.

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You receive an error message when you click a hyperlink in Outlook

When you click a hyperlink in Microsoft Outlook, you may receive the following error message:

This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

That can happened after you upgrade to a newer version of Microsoft Internet Explorer the following registry key may either missing or corrupted:   Continue reading