Sunday, November 29, 2009

XBMC SVN Installer v1.0 – XBMC program plugin

News and skins from (aka SSHCS).


  • This plugin does not download builds - Xbox users should continue using T3CH Upgrader script to get the builds.
  • Skins may not extract correctly on Xbox - maybe something about the RAR version not being supported on Xbox...



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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Catalyst “Mobility” 9.11 Vista legacy drivers on Windows 7

Same procedure as before, with the difference that this time the setup worked fine, except for an error at installing the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable (I don’t know what the implications are on this one…). Driver seems to be working fine in full resolution (1920x10200) on a Dell Inspiron 9300 (ATI Mobility X300).

ATI Catalyst Display Driver v9.11

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

How to customise the Services management console (services.msc)

For years I wanted to change the Services management console (services.msc) to start by default with the Standard tab - the Extended view is nice with the description and tasks on the left side, but it takes that space and I can simply run the tasks from the toolbar.

Here’s a very useful tip from Petri IT Knowledgebase website on how to “author” .msc files (had no idea you could do that) and change the default tab, columns and window sizes etc. I tried it on Windows 7 and I couldn’t overwrite the %WINDIR%\System32\services.msc for some reason (didn’t complain but I didn’t see the changes taking effect), but I could save it as a separate .msc file, which is good enough, I usually keep shortcuts on my desktop anyways…