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Windows Update in Win XP SP2 stuck at "Downloading updates 16%"

I have observed that the windows update status tray icon is stuck at “Downloading updates 16%” . It has been there for almost two weeks. Its not displaying any menu even if I make a right click on that icon.And recently I heard from some people in US that, their systems installed with Windows XP and MS Firefox 2007 … surprised??

I happened to see two web sites with some fun in their name and contents.The first one was :which will take you to download firefox web browser!!. And the second one was, where some one is trying to mix the firefox and ms ie ideas!!. It was a real fun to read this, they

Grasshopper 2.0 converts .Net applications to Java byte codes.

Yes, Grasshopper 2.0 Technology Preview 2 is a plug-in to the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment, which has the support for .NET Framework 2.0.With the help of this plug-in developers can use C# 2.0, ASP.NET 2.0 controls and generics to develop Web applications and deploy them on Linux and other Java-enabled platforms.This is achieved by

Download New Office Accounting Software from Microsoft for Free

Here is an offer for small businesses from Microsoft, Microsoft® Office Accounting Express 2007. This has everything a small business need to make their business idea flourish. Whatever may be your idea, you can take it further with the help of Microsoft® Office Accounting Express 2007. Its great features are: Helps you save time on

Experience the Halo Gaming Gear.. from Microsoft.

Microsoft is giving away trial version of Halo for Windows. With this trial you can experience both single and multiplayer gameplay, including limited vehicle combat. In the single player campaign level The Silent Cartographer, you assume the role of super-soldier Master Chief as you take on the fierce alien faction known as the Covenant. In

Is HotMail is getting busier nowadays.

When I tried to login to my HotMail account, I got a Server Busy pagefrom Hotmail. It says that I have to try login again after some time, as HotMailservers are experiencing higher than normal volume. See the image below. What could be the reason?. Is it because, HotMail is keeping aside its Standard Userswhen

Snip IT Add-On for Internet Explorer – To send selected text in IE as email.

Snip IT is an Add-On for Microsoft Internet Explorer that can be used to e-mail the selected text in Internet Explorer using the user’s email client of choice. This add-on currently supports Microsoft Outlook, MSN HotMail, Yahoo Mail, GMail and default installed mailto client in Internet Explorer as email client options. Sorry for Yahoo Mail

Microsoft released Windows Live Messenger 8.1

Microsoft has released the latest version of its Next Generation MSN Messenger, Windows Live Messenger 8.1.Apart from the default features of a Messenger, like contact list, emotion icons, and instant access to your friends via text, voice, and video, Windows Live Messenger 8.1 comes with new ways to connect and share photos and documents easily.

Microsoft Expression Blend – Redefining Design Paradigms

Microsoft Expression Blend is the professional design tool to create engaging, Web-connected, user experiences for Windows. Main features of Microsoft Expression Blend are Efficient Collaboration: With Expression Blend people can work together, share projects, share source code and designs thus increasing the productivity and quality of the work. This tool also facilitate quick prototyping. Also

Major Features to Experience in Windows Vista

There are lot of things you can do with new Microsoft Windows Vista. Here we have listed the major features available in Windows Vista. New Windows Vista start menu: This is one of the first change you experience in Windows Vista. Microsoft has worked a lot in start menu, to make it intuitive and user