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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How to Install a Motherboard |

How would you like to get everyone in a room conversing with each other like old friends? That, is the power of the Motherboard.

C-One motherboard explained.
C-One motherboard explained. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It helps you communicate with the computer system and aids the components in communicating with each other and you the user. Seeing that a Motherboard is the vital component in your system, you wouldn’t mind sitting through 25 Minutes of installation would you? Just kidding, the video is an amazing 2:49 minutes long. 

What are you waiting for?  Check out the installation video:

How to Install a Motherboard |

Please note that you need to first do the following steps:-

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How to Buy a Motherboard


Show Hidden Files on Desktop

Another one for my Yahoo Q&A Forum contributions

After some research I found this  solution (see the 1st link below). This solution does not tell you the location of the files (via command prompt) but I will help you there.

Concerning the link: you can use a variation of the command first. The command is (without quotes)
attrib –s –h –r foldername/filename” . Please see link 2 for what each letter means.

My part of the solution:
1. Go to Start and Click on Run
2. Type in cmd.exe
3. You need to use this format (minus quotes) -” cd [Drive:]\[Folder]\[Sub Folder]”
example: ” cd C:\Users\User\Desktop” would be how I access my desktop files through command prompt. It may vary with yours

That command will carry you to the desktop folder.

4. Now type in (minus quotes):- “attrib”

you will see the list of files on your desktop, the hidden files will have an H infront of them. Check to ensure that none of these are not system hidden files (SH) such as .ini files. Do not attempt to remove any attribute of these files.

5: Finally type in(minus quotes) = “–s –h –r foldername

example: attrib -s -h -r Faires will remove 3 attributes including the hidden attribute of the Faires folder

Refresh your desktop and voila, all your hidden files. After you have made visible all of your folders please change the Directory back to what was originally there using “cd C:\Users\User” or whatever you had here initially

Apologies for the length but it is necessary. Hope this helps





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!!.


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.


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



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