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The Power of Portable Applications (Portable Apps)

We all know and love our browsers, Office Applications and other useful software. How would you like the opportunity to carry  around your favourite applications anywhere you go?  You can have the best software to support your projects wherever you go and not pay a cent. How awesome is that?!   That is the power you wield when you use Portable Applications.

Portable Applications can be found under various categories (Please note that by accessing any of the following links you abide by my disclaimer):

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Setting up New Internet Connection on Windows 7 Home Premium(HP) Part 2

Hey everyone,

I am back and further prepared to deal with setting up an Internet Connection on Windows 7 Home Premium. Welcome to Part 2.

This part covers the setting up of an Internet Connection for an HP Pavilion DV6 3133nr Entertainment Laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium.

This article is produced courtesy information found on two websites.

The Basic Steps are these (after plugging in the USB ethernet and receiving the notification stating that the device could not be installed successfully):

  1. Right Click on Computer–> Properties
  2. Click Device Manager
  3. You will notice that there is a driver there with a yellow question mark by it.
  4. Right click that driver and click Update Driver Software
  5. A window will pop up asking how you would like to search for the software.
  6. Click to Search the system Manually
  7. Click to Search the computer for drivers
  8. Look for the Microsoft Corporation under the Manufacturers section
  9. Click it and then click the RNDIS Compatible item.
  10. Click next. (You may receive a notification concerning the driver possibly not being signed) Click Yes to continue.
  11. The driver will begin installing.
  12. A window will pop up stating that the driver has been successfully installed. Click to Exit.
  13. The driver will now show under the Network adapters.

Success Again!!.

Cheers

Setting up New Internet Connection on Windows 7 Home Premium(HP)

With today’s rate of technology growth you may think that it’ll be easy to just plug and play a  USB internet connection. Think again!!

Today I finally got my Windows 7 HP Dell Laptop (Yes, I still have and continue to use my faithful XP). First step: Internet connection  for updates.

AS with most if not all laptops, there is a wireless card. Unlike some people however, I have to further configure my systems to work with a wired broadband connection.

Events proceeded as follows.
Plugged in USB Connection
Saw the usual pop ups that stated that a new device was found and was in the process of installing
A notification popped up stating that the software was not successfully installed.
Slight pause to figure out what happened.
After some searches and investigation of the other systems configured, the solution became quite clear.
Using a primary connection (The internet jack or RJ-45 jack) successful connection was made.
Updated and registered my AV (Safety First)
Opened Google Chrome and visited the Driver Max website.
Downloaded the Driver Max software from the Cnet link on the Driver Max Page
Installed and registered software.
Plugged in USB Internet Connection to be used
Scan system for drivers.
Searched the listing for the ethernet driver.
Clicked for more versions
Directed to webpage with a digitally signed version of the driver.
Clicked to download driver
Followed on-screen instructions
Installed driver
Right clicked on Computer on Desktop
Clicked the Hardware Tab
Clicked Device Manager
Clicked on the menu button to scan for changes
The wireless icon changed to a monitor type icon with a plug on it.

Success.

Hope this will be of some assistance. Feel free to drop me a line

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(UPDATE)

Please note that I was able to use the above steps to get the internet to function on my Dell Laptop. I no longer have the Dell Laptop and I currently possess an HP Pavilion DV6 series. The steps above however, were not working on this system. What did I do? See the solution steps on my next post:Setting up New Internet Connection on Windows 7 Home Premium(HP) Part 2

Firefox 9.0.1

It’s now about 15 hours since I have upgraded to Firefox 9.0.1. Here are my installation pics (Please note that the software belongs to Mozilla and NOT TO ME)

The only issue I continue to have is a conflict with the ZoneAlarm add-on.

According to Mozilla, this version has the following changes:

  1. Added Type Inference, significantly improving JavaScript performance
  2. Improved theme integration for Mac OS X Lion
  3. Added two finger swipe navigation for Mac OS X Lion
  4. Added support for querying Do Not Track status via JavaScript
  5. Added support for font-stretch
  6. Improved support for text-overflow
  7. Improved standards support for HTML5, MathML, and CSS
  8. Fixed several stability issues
  9. Fixed several security issues


No major hiccups so far.

Cheers,