Imran Hussain Archive

More Game Rating Systems in Windows 7

Windows 7 build 6956 contains 10 game rating systems. Different games are rated differently for various regions and countries across the world, so a choice between the game rating systems provides a good way to control what your child should or shouldn’t play according to where you live. ESRB, the default selection, is the most well known rating system and while it should satisfy most …

ViO Video Mobile Converter by The Pirate Bay

The popular and controversial torrent tracker, The Pirate Bay has come out with a video converter named ViO. It converts virtually any video format file into a  compatible format for your iPod, iPhone, PSP, cell phone, PDA, Pocket PC or PMP. It can compress files up to 20% of their original size and claims  to convert media faster than any other tool available today.

Windows Live Freebies

Windows Live Freebies enhance your Messenger experience by providing free theme packs, emoticons, winks, messenger backgrounds and a desktop screensaver as well ( which wont run in messenger  though ). All of these are free, and monthly updates are promised on the site. So, get in the holiday mood by downloading exclusive content from Windows Live and celebrate like wild! Happy Holidays! Microsoft recently released …

Windows 7 Beta to be available by 5th January?

Rafael Rivera of Within Windows did a little digging around and found some interesting bits in the next Microsoft Action Pack Subscription quarterly update kit, which will ship on 5th January. According to him, the beta build has already been finalized internally and it’s just a matter of time before we get our hands on it. As reported by Mar Jo Foley, the beta build …

Windows 7 build 7004 Screenshot

Satisfy your taste buds, beta testers. The Windows 7 beta is very near! Scott Wylie is Microsoft New Zealand’s Director of Platform and Development Strategy and posted this image on his blog post on his experience with this pre-beta build which is version 7004.0.081203-1830 according to WinFuture. This is still pre-beta as noted by Scott. No noticeable changes can be seen in this build so …

Microsoft Answers is here to help Vista users!

Sarah from Channel 10 blogged about Microsoft Answers (beta). It’s a website aimed at those who need help and support for rather mildly technical issues they encounter with Vista. Clearly, it’s aimed at novices from the questions I’ve read on it so far. You can post any query you have and the community at Microsoft Answers will help you in the best way possible. There …

Windows 7 Beta release imminent

Just came across this on Neowin: It would appear from the posting that Microsoft is currently readying site updates and download servers for the imminent release of the Windows 7 beta. Yesterday, German site Winfuture claimed that the beta would be released today and this could confirm the sites claims. Yes, I’m excited if you can’t tell. A public beta so soon is hard to …

Download the Windows Live Essentials offline installer

Windows Live Essentials takes to long to install for you? Internet connection unreliable? Then grab the full offline installer at this link. Using it, you can install all Windows Live Applications as well as their required components without having to connect to the Internet. And if you still haven’t upgraded yet, you really should! Don’t let the online installer hold you back.