Setting Multiple Ip / Ip Alias in Windows XP

[amazonify]0596528353:right[/amazonify]Single ethernet address can be assigned with multiple IP. In unix/linux word this feature called ip alias. I don’t know this feature name in windows. I post this because my friend work in a company who has multi lan connection and ask me if how he can get multiple address for his ethernet card laptop :-)

My work place also use multi lan. A few gateway and a few subnet.

Here’s the steps to assign multiple ip in single NIC in Windows XP :

1. Open Control Center and double click on Network Connections.

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Upgrade Office 2003 to Office 2007 in Windows XP SP2

Today, Boss call our team to his room. He said that he will make presentation of Office 2007. Sigh, I think it just another new version of MS Office. Until all team complete he show about MS Groove, about how collaboration looks like using groove. Wow, very good tool, all task can be synchronized using groove. I choose playing chess :-)

After taking little team meeting I decide to upgrade to Office 2007 and I’m wrong again. Other component of Office 2007 are great too. No more question and delay time to upgrade to Office 2007 😉

Before upgrade here’s the requirements  (taken from here) :

CPU : 500MHz CPU minimum

RAM : 256MB RAM minimum

Hard drive space : 2GB free hard drive space for installation; final amount used depends on which features are installed

Media drive  : CD or DVD drive

Monitor : Monitor capable of 1024×768 resolution

Operating system : Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or later

Browser : Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, 32-bit browser only

I myself use this :

For quick overview how to upgrade from MS Office 2003 to Office 2007 I make a few screenshots :

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Retrieve/Recover Windows XP or Windows Vista key

My friends laptop got crash till he must buy new harddisk, before erase and completely destroy the harddisk he ask for his CD key.

He use original Windows XP Professional, same as me ( I use campus agreement hehehe)

After doing search in internet I got few software that able to retrieve Windows XP key  or related software:

1. Keyfinder, download here

The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry. It has the options to copy the key to clipboard, save it to a text file, or print it for safekeeping. It works on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Windows Vista, Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007.

  

2. RockXP, download here

Small Warning : RockXP is a tool that allow you to retrieve passwords. To do that, RockXP use a third party tool called Pwdump2.exe, an opensource software (Sources are included in RockXp). This tool retrieve HASH password of Windows. Unfortunatly, some Antivirus detect this tool like a Virus, but it’s not.

RockXP allows you to:
– To retrieve and change your XP Key
– To retrieve all Microsoft Products keys
– To save your XP activation file
– To retrieve your lost XP system passwords
– To retrieve your lost RAS (Remote Access Settings) passwords
– And to generate new passwords

Those two software will work fine as long operating system goes well, for corrupting system then this articles might be usefull.

 Windows XP and Vista Product Key Recovery

Quote from author site :

There are many programs available for extracting the product key from a Windows XP or Vista installation. The only problem is that they generally require the computer to be functional to run. These programs are useless if the operating system is corrupt and the computer will not boot into Windows. Fortunately, there are other options. This article explains how you can retrieve the product key with just the ntuser.dat file from the machine. You can also download a stand-alone version of my decrypter tool.

 

Recommended Books :

  1. Microsoft Office 2007: Introductory Concepts and Techniques, Windows XP Edition (Shelly Cashman) (Shelly Cashman)
  2. Office 2007 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
  3. Microsoft Office 2007 Illustrated Introductory, Windows XP Edition (Illustrated Series) (Illustrated Series)
  4. Microsoft Office Project 2007 Step by Step (Step By Step (Microsoft))

VirtualBox 1.4 released, upgrade now

VirtualBox 1.4 released, download last version from here

For windows host click here

This new version brings hundreds of improvements, more than any update since the first official release in January 2007. Among the new features are full support for 64-bit Linux hosts, RDP session shadowing, clipboard synchronization and easier Linux host interface networking. In the storage department, VirtualBox now supports VMware disk images (VMDK) natively and can give virtual machines access to physical disks and partitions ("raw disk support"). The graphical user interface has received more polish and has now been translated into 12 languages (German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese and Chinese). Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5) and Xandros Desktop 4.1 are now officially supported; support for FreeBSD and OpenBSD guests has been improved.

As with its predecessors, VirtualBox 1.4.0 is available both as Open Source under the GPL as well as under a commercial license which, in most cases, allows you to use the product free of charge.

For user with 1.3.8 version, quick way to upgrade is by uninstalling 1.3.8 and reinstall 1.4, no reboot needed. (Forum)

I will try FreeBSD 6.2 and Solaris 10 in this release

hip..hip horray

Uninstallling / Remove Microsoft Loopback Adapter in Windows XP

I got used network card for my old computer, it’s enough to do more experiment with ‘real network adapter’ thats way I need to uninstall/remove my loopback adapter. My frist thought about removing microsoft loopback adapter is from control panel till I realize it’s behaves like real network adapter. To remove it off course via hardware menu.

Here’s step by step removing process Microsoft loopback adapter in my windows xp :

1. Open My Computer

2. Right Click on My Computer, followed by click Properties

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