Convert MKV Video Files to MP4

The Xbox 360 by default lacks the ability to play MKV container video files, which presents a problem if you want to watch those videos in your library that are in the MKV file format using the ‘System Video Player’.

After searching online, I found that there were varying solutions to this problem. Some suggested setting up Windows Media Center while others suggested converting your videos to the MP4 format which the Xbox supports. » Read more…

Block Windows Activation Technologies (KB971033) – Windows 7

You may have heard about the new (impending) Windows 7 update that will call back to Microsoft servers every 90 days, this doesn’t sound like something I want my PC doing to be perfectly honest.

If you don’t wish to install this update then be on the look out for update KB971033 (aka WAT) when your Windows pc does a windows update, then all you have to do is right click and select ignore update.

From Ewandoo:

Fortunately Microsoft has made it easy for the people who don’t want this update to uninstall it. If you haven’t downloaded and installed this update then you can disable it using the following method:

Block Windows 7 Activation Update KB971033
1-Go to Start Menu and write Windows Update in the Start Menu Search
2-Select Windows Update to go to Windows Update program
3-Select Optional Updates
4-Search for the update labeled “Update for Windows 7 (KB971033)”
5-Right click it and select Hide Update

If you have already installed this update. Don’t worry! Let me tell you how to uninstall this update the safer way.
1-Go to Control Panel –> Programs –> View installed Updates
2-Search for “Update for Windows 7 (KB971033)”
3-Right click it and select Uninstall.
4-This will uninstall this activation update and you’ll be able to use your Windows 7 without any overloads from Microsoft

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Installing Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection Windows 7

I’ve finally installed Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection after much frustration and trying for DAYS to install on Windows 7 without success. I’ve been running Windows 7 for a couple of months now with-out a hitch, this is the first problem I have personally come across with the system. When I ran the CS4 installer it was giving me this error message:

“setup has encountered an error and cannot continue. contact adobe customer support for assistance”

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