If you have purchased the new ASUS Transformer Prim Android Tablet and found that the GPS is NOT acceptable, there is now a solution. ASUS has come out with a Free Hardware Solution. Go to http://vip.asus.com and register your Tablet, then click on the link on the left hand side to register for the GPS Dongle. ASUS says it should take around 3 weeks to arrive depending on where you are in the world.
You can find some pictures of it on the following website.
I will post again after I have received and tested it.
Here is a easy way to change the Windows 7 logon screen without needed to hack any files or use any third party software.
First of all you will need the image that you want to use as the logon screen. This file should be called backgroundDefault.jpg and be no larger than 256 Kb. I recommend resizing it to the default resolution of your monitor. If you are not sure what this is try 1024 x 768 for 4:3 monitor 1440 x 900 for a 16:9 monitor. Other resolution might work but these two option i know for sure work. The really important part is that it is smaller than 256Kb.
(How to edit a image is beyond the scope of this article)
Now to make the image appear on the logon screen.
Part one, make a small change to the registry.
1. Click the windows start button and type regedit and press enter
2. (Be careful in regedit as you can mess up your install of windows if you are not careful, Although what we are doing is pretty safe)
3. Inside regedit navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Authentication\ LogonUI\ Background
4. On the right you will see (Default) if you have another entry bellow (Default) called OEMBackground then double click on it and change it’s value to 1 and skip to step 8.
5. If you do not have the OEMBackground entry then do steps 6, 7 and 8.
6. Right click under (Default) in the blank white area and select New DWORD (32-bit) Value
7. Name it OEMBackground and then double click it to change it’s value. Enter 1 for the value.
8. Close regedit.
Part two, put the image file in the right location on the Hard Drive.
1. Click the Start menu, type Windows and click on Windows Explorer to run it.
2. On the left panel of Windows Explorer click Computer then on the right Double Click Your Local C: drive.
3. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\oobe
4. Click New folder and call it info
5. Double click on info to enter that folder.
6. Click New Folder again and call this one backgrounds
7. Copy your backgroundDefault.jpg into the backgrounds directory.
8. This is a protected area of the Hard Drive so you will be prompted to to confirm this. Just click continue.
Reboot to see your new logon screen with your custom image.
** If it does not work then make sure the image is smaller than 256k and either 1440 x 900 or 1024 x 768. You might have to lower the compression on the JPG to make it small enough.
** If you need to edit the image you will need to copy it somewhere else first and then edit and copy it back. This is a protected area of the Hard Disk and directly editing is not allowed.
If you have any problem or have questions please leave a comment bellow.
Well it has been long overdue for me to add a post. I will be adding some new content here soon but for now I just wanted to say that I have updated to WordPress v3.0.1 and I love it. It has lots of new features and makes writing and maintaining a blog so much easier.
I started using Windows 7 a few months back. One of the first things I noticed is that Windows Explorer no longer automatically expands the Computer Folder view when you click on a favorite in the Navigation Pane. I found this incredibly annoying as I often copy or move files by dragging them from the right pane to the folders on the Navigation pane.
With the folders not automatically expanding on the Navigation pane I had to manually expand them to do a copy or use copy/paste to do it. This took much longer and was incredibly annoying. Today while looking through the Folder Options in Windows Explorer I found the solution. There are two new options on the General Tab of the Folder Options dialog box. They are listed under a section called Navigation pane. The first option is “Show all folders”, this will show all the folders you are used to seeing in the old Windows explorer. It will show all the folders on your desktop, your User folder, etc. The other option (The one I was looking for) is called “Automatically expand to current folder”, this does exactly what it says and is exactly what I was looking for. Someone at Microsoft had the brilliant idea to disable these options by default.
Personally I have the “Show all folders” disabled and “Automatically expand to current folder” enabled. I think this give me the best of the old and new versions. It also allow me to copy and move files without a lot of extra click. In case anyone does not know, you get to the Folder Options by clicking the Organize Button then click “Folder and search options”.