Monthly Archives: February 2007

Windows Vista TimeZone Daylight Saving Problem

This is my first day of blog and I can’t stop writing :D

After installing windows vista on my laptop I’ve just found that the Windows Vista have the same Timezone daylight saving problem as all other windows, I just set the Timezone to Tehran +3:30 but the windows told me that there would be daylight saving someday, but there is no daylight saving in iran since presidient ahmadinejad this year (2006) came from no where told that "There must be no daylight saving!!!!!!!!!" (He never think about things he says :D).

Microsoft solved the iran daylight saving problem with united state daylight saving changes details can be found http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931836 , but they said that windows vista has no need for update (it has the lates tzi database), but WHAT ABOUT US!! (as michael jackson said!). So I decide to DO IT YOURSELF, and I’ve made the changes regarding to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931836 , so everything is fine now, no problem and no daylight saving in VISTA!

Dell Latitude D810 Touchpad Vista Driver

Today I’ve installed Windows Vista ultimate 32bit on my latitude D810 which I’ve bought last year, I’ve realized that microsoft issued all the drivers I need, I just update the windows and everything was just fine. Oh just one thing, the Touchpad/Stick driver was not installed, it was just a mouse, but as you know dell new laptops’ touchpads (mine is Alps Touchpad) have some biltin gesture support, so you can assign H/V scroll and forward/backward into touchpad just via driver! So I tested the Windows XP driver that dell provide on Beta2/RC1/RC2 all have problems, every time windows start it gets an error, but if you pass that, it will work!
 
I just checked the support.dell.com for new vista driver for the D810, but nothing for touchpad, I known that there is some new drivers for Inspiron/XPS 630M touchpad for vista but their touchpad is something else! so I check the D820, WOW there is new driver for the touchpad I just tested it and it is working well, no errors.

DVD playback problem

If you want to run a .vob file with Media Player from any location with & (ampersand & …) in it (eq. "C:My DVD & VideosDVD1VIDEO_TSVIDEO_TS.VOB") you’ll get "Windows Media Player cannot skip to the requested location on the DVD" or you’ll see "F" in "List Pane"
with a "Red Cross" on the left and if you click on the cross and then "Error Details" you’ll see the above error now.
 
So if you have this problem just remove the & from the location name (Rename the folder) and try again, this will solve the problem.
 
I’ve tested this in Windows 2003 enterprise/Windows Vista ultimate and via Windows Media Player 11/10 with Cyberlink/Microsoft/NVidia DVD decoders, all have the same problem, so by now I now this is the media player problem not the decoders, but I donot know about other players just like Cyberlink PowerDVD (oh I tested the Media Player Classic from K-Lite Codecpack this worked like a charm!!!!).
 
So if you know more just comment!

First of The First

So, I just decided to start my BLOG, I had decide this many year before but every time I start something just happend.
 
Lets start, I’m ‘Sadjad Bahmanpour’ and I am just graduate from ‘BS – Software Engineering’, I’ve been using computer since I was 8-9 and I started programming when I was 10, so by now on I learned alot in this field.
 
Programming language I know & worked with them: "Microsoft Quick Basic, Borland C++, Assebmly, Pascal, Borland C++Builder, Delphi, Visual Basic, C#, Visual C++, Visual Basic .Net"
 
Technologies I’ve tried and known: ".Net 1.1/2.0/3.0, XML, XSL, XSLT, XSD, Windows API, Workflow, eForms, PDF (You cannot believe how big is this)"
 
By now I’m trying to work on some Microsoft Certificate to challenge my knowledge in these courses, so by now I’m working on some MCTS exams!
 
I think this is enough about me for now, I think I’ve learned alot and much much more to learn so I just want to write about those I know and if you comment I’ll learn those I don’t.
 
So if you found this blog intersting please comment on the entries so I would learn what to do next,
Thanks for reading this,
Sadjad