Saturday, July 23, 2016

Monday, February 24, 2014

Find your Windows Experience Index scores in Windows 8.1

The Windows Experience Index benchmark tool is harder to find in Windows 8.1, but is still available if you know where to look. Read this article by Ed Rhee on CNET.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Making the S4 look like stock android

I like the galaxy S4 - it's an awesome phone but I'm not a huge fan of touchwiz.

Use holo launcher HD or the suggestions in this thread below

I use

Holo launcher HD
Camera JB+
Jellybean alarm clock

All from the app store for my stock look.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

How to get Windows Live Mail on Windows 8. Fix Windows Live error “The program can’t start because wldcore.dll / wldlog.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix problem”

Followed instructions from this site:

Except that my dll's were in program files x86 folder.

After long wait, at last Windows Live Essentials 2011 reaches its RTM. There are 2 installer versions we can use:

Online Installer
Offline Installer
Today I had chance to install it. Everything else went smooth but I got msnmgr.exe error when I was “first time” starting the Windows Live Messenger.

The error says The program can’t start because wldlog.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix problem.

The error message was only thrown once. But… after that every time I tried to login to Messenger it threw error 80040154. The solution link that leads to msxml3.dll fix didn’t help at all for this version nor reinstalling the Windows Live Messenger.

After long day of research, at last I got the solution. It seems the new Windows Live has grouped the wldcore.dll and wldlog.dll (used by Messenger, Contacts and Mail) to a folder c:\Program Files\Windows Live\Shared

Maybe because I did upgrade install it screwed up things.

The solution was simply copy paste those 2 files wldcore.dll and wldlog.dll from c:\Program Files\Windows Live\Shared to

c:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger
c:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts
c:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Solved a stubborn problem with BSOD's on my new windows 7 rig. DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1). WhoCrashed couldn't pinpoint the issue beyond saying it was something with ntoskrnl.exe.

Then I found about windbg on this site:

Installed it and per the instructions. Found the culprit was a Juniper Networks VPN Secure Acccess manager driver

Probably caused by : NEOFLTR_710_19525.SYS ( NEOFLTR_710_19525+c63d )

What an awesome tool! Juniper, pls fix this issue! (uninstalled now)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Updating a Rooted EI22 Epic 4g to EL30

Was lookin for a way to update EI22 to EL30 on the Epic 4g on a rooted phone. Since I had the ACS CWM recovery already installed, I found this zip here that has a pre-rooted EL30 stock kernel HERE

Now in about phone I see it's running EL30. But the modem is still on EI22. No problem, they have another zip here --> HERE that allows you to update the modem firmware.

All done and cool! Thanks!

On a rooted phone, my fav app is :
Wifi tether -
Quick Boot - android market