Arsip Kategori: Windows Vista

Hiren’s Boot CD Cannot Delete Windows.Old Folder

Windows XP, Vista and 7  have many protected directories that cannot be deleted easily, even if you pull out the harddisk and plug it in to another PC/laptop as an additional drive. Even force delete and file assassin failed to delete winsxs, system32 and others (in Windows.old folder). For alternative, I use Hiren’s Boot CD to delete the unwanted files/directories. But it was not working too.

The NTFS file system is blocking us to delete those files. The first step is to take over the ownership. To enable it,  use gpedit (in Windows interface, open cmd/DOS prompt and type gpedit, then press enter). After that, get some file/folder properties modification to take over the ownership. Next, modify the authorization of the files/folders from read-only to full-control.

Finally, just press the delete button after selecting the unwanted files/folders.

BTW, it might be very helpfull next time. Here it is.

Download Hiren’s BootCD  from  http://www.hirensbootcd.net/download.html
All in One Bootable CD which has all these utilities:
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Windows 7

p7Sudah coba Windows 7 (baca: Windows Seven)? Kalau mau download sendiri (versi Beta build 7000, x86) dari Microsoft, lumayan lho soalnya ukuran installernya 2,43 GB. Alhamdulillah kemarin ada kakak yang sudah download, jadi tinggal copy dan burn ke DVD. Kalau berminat mendapatkan salinannya, silakan SMS nama dan alamat lengkap ke rekan saya: Tiar, 081809534376. Biaya penggandaan 49 ribu (termasuk CD bonus dan ongkos kirim ke seluruh Indonesia yang dijangkau TIKI).

Waktu yang diperlukan untuk instalasi mirip dengan Windows Vista, di setiap tempat dapat berbeda bergantung pada kecepatan prosessor, memori dan harddisk. Ruang harddisk yang terpakai oleh folder Windows adalah 8GB, mengalahkan Windows Server 2008 yang hanya butuh 7,6GB. Saat booting awal, konsumsi memori sedikit lebih hemat daripada Windows Vista.

Setelah coba-coba, ini beberapa screenshotnya:

Taskbar

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Taskbar menjadi semakin sederhana dengan ketiadaan Quick Launch dan hanya menampilkan Icon program yang aktif. Letak icon-icon tersebut juga dapat dipindah/digeser.

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Dengan mengarahkan mouse pada taskbar akan muncul “live preview” dari setiap window aplikasi yang sedang berjalan. Dengan menyorot salah satu live preview, window aslinya akan muncul ke permukaan, dan aplikasi lain menjadi tersembunyi alias hanya tertinggal frame/bingkainya saja, dengan isi transparan 100%. Baca lebih lanjut

Hibernation on Windows Vista


While trying to switch on hibernation support on Windows Vista by typing
powercfg -h on 
at command prompt, I have found this error message:
You do not have permission to enable or disable the Hibernate feature

I said to myself, “Don’t worry, maybe the user guide writer never had condition like this before”. Finally, I can solve the problem with some additional command like this
runas /profile /user:arif "powercfg -h on"

Related article, image source: http://mgratzer.topmind.at/2007/04/03/how-to-enable-hibernate-on-windows-vista/