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Tutorial: Fix the error “Volume Control Program has not been installed” from Media Blab.com.

This blog entry was gleaned from Jake Ludington’s MediaBlab, a Featured Community Web site on September 22, 2006 .

 

This error message generally means the application that controls volume in Windows, sndvol32.exe, is corrupt rather than uninstalled. There isn't a clear reason why this happens, although there have been cases where third party drivers from soundcard manufacturers completely damage the entire Windows volume control setup.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

http://www.jakeludington.com/windows_xp/20060922_windows_volume_control_program_has_not_been_installed.html

 

 

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Review: The latest motherboards and CPUs are reviewed at the Firing Squad, September 21, 2006.

This blog entry was gleaned from TheFiringSquad, a Featured Community Web site.

 

The Firing Squad has rounded up four different Core 2-ready motherboards from ASUS for review: the ASUS P5W DH Deluxe WiFi-AP, P5B Deluxe WiFi-AP, P5N32-SLI SE, and finally the P5NSLI. Each motherboard has its fair share of pros and cons. Join them as they go over which features make each board unique.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

 

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/asus_core_2_motherboard_roundup/

Forum Discussion: Safely personalize Windows XP with free themes and screensavers without acquiring spyware September 21, 2006, Neowin.net Forums.

This blog entry was gleaned from NeoWin.Net Forums, a Featured Community Web site.

 

A new XP user wants to know how to personalize his computer with free themes and screen savers without acquiring spyware. Posters respond with sites they’ve used without problems

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

 

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=497413

Tip: Keep control of sent email, posted September 9, 2006, The Kim Komando Show.

This blog entry was gleaned from The Kim Komando Show, a Featured Community Web site.

 

Unlike postal mail, e-mail can be readily copied, forwarded or archived. Once you send an e-mail, the recipient can do anything with it. Your musings could end up forwarded to strangers. Worse, your words could end up online in someone's blog. Learn how to protect yourself in this well thought out article.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

 

http://www.komando.com/tips/index.aspx?id=2240

Forum Discussion: How to set up TV with STB and Xbox, and TV with STB and MCE PC, the Green Button 360, September 11, 2006.

This blog entry was gleaned from TheGreenButton.com, a Featured Community Web site.

 

This poster wants to set up three media scenarios using set top boxes, MCE PCs, and televisions, but isn’t quite sure how to proceed. So far, many helpful posters have responded, creating a lively conversation.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

 

http://thegreenbutton.com/forums/thread/137199.aspx

Tutorial: Using tabbed browsing in IE7, updated August 24, 2006, Sandi’s Site.

This blog entry was gleaned from Sandi’s Site a Featured Community Web site.

 

Learn all you need to know about IE 7’s new tabbed browsing feature here, and find out where to get IE7 if you don’t already have it.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

 

http://www.ie-vista.com/tabs.html

 

Tip: Living with Vista – the first in a series, by WinCustomize on September 7, 2006.

This blog entry was gleaned from WinCustomize, a Featured Community Web site.

 

The folks at WinCustomize believe the four main things we’ll be talking about most when we get our hands on Vista is its security features, architecture, user experience, and the Desktop. The purpose of this first article and upcoming blogs, along with the site VistaBlogging.com, is to provide a place for users to discuss their Windows Vista experience, suggestions, etc.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

 

http://www.wincustomize.com/Articles.aspx?AID=129750

Interview: A podcast interview with Sven Hallaur, director of WRM, by Bink.nu on September 1, 2006.

This blog entry was gleaned from Bink.nu, a Featured Community Web site.

 

The folds at Bink.nu were recently able to catch up with Sven Hallauer, Director of Release Management for Windows Vista, to ask him a few questions regarding the build process of Windows Vista.  Sven is the master of all Windows builds. Download the interview with Sven in MP3 or WMA formats.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

 

http://bink.nu/Article8223.bink

New Release: Media Player 11 Beta 2, posted by ActiveWin on August 31, 2006.

This blog entry was gleaned from ActiveWin.com, a Featured Community Web site.

 

Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP offers you unmatched choice and flexibility for your digital media. Easily manage your libraries of digital music, photos, and videos on your computer, and then sync with a variety of portable devices so you can enjoy it all wherever you want. Windows Media Player 11 is designed to work with all versions of Windows XP with Service Pack 2, including Windows XP Home Edition N and Windows XP Professional.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

 

http://www.activewin.com/awin/comments.asp?HeadlineIndex=36305

Great Tip: Nine applications for more secure computing including free apps from Microsoft by MediaBlab on August 23, 2006.

This blog entry was gleaned from MediaBlab.com, a Featured Community Web site.

 

Here you’ll find 9 apps that will help make your computing experience more secure through encryption, anonymity, creating barriers or just helping to actively watch for bad stuff on your PC. Two you may be particularly interested in are the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and Windows Defender, both free Microsoft products.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

 

http://www.jakeludington.com/digital_lifestyle_report/20060823_9_apps_for_more_secure_computing.html
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