Upgrade Computer BIOS

Upgrading Computer BIOS

The complete name of BIOS is “Basic Input-Output System”, which is a computer program that is found in the ROM memory within the motherboard. The major task of BIOS is to supply the information, which is necessary for the hardware compatibility with the computer. It consists the programming, which help the computer to boot. The BIOS does not have the capability of physical functioning, although, you are able to “Flash” BIOS if you feel it’s necessary.

Flashing the BIOS of PC could be dangerous, in case you are not cautious. There are chances of BIOS corruption if while updating power outage happens even for couple of seconds. In such circumstances, the only solution is to change your BIOS chip or even motherboard. When you prepare for upgrading BIOS, it is recommended to have UPS with the backup of at least 10 minutes as a preventive measure.

  • One of the common purposes of upgrading BIOS is to make Windows XP compatible with recent adware for resolving a system obstacle. Undoubtedly, BIOS upgrading could boost up the system performance and might allow you to utilize few computer hardware. However, it does not ensure solution for all system problems.
  • Next question that arises is how to find the appropriate update for your BIOS. If you are aware of the manufacturer of your desktop or Laptop such as DELL, HP, LENOVO then you can find the BIOS update from their website. For the self-assembled computers you will have to go to the website of motherboard manufacturer.
  • Next step pertains to the model no. of the motherboard or computer, for this you should note down the model no. of the motherboard or your computer to find out the appropriate update. You can find the motherboard model number from the memory test. You will have to put this model number in search box for update.
  • After downloading the upgrade, copy it on bootable CD or floppy. Now read the READ ME file instructions to install updates. Before proceeding further, take the back up of your OLD BIOS on CD.
  • BIOS manufacturers have numerous instructions for installing the update. The most popular is boot with the floppy or CD drive. Insert CD restart you PC and follow the instructions, after installation remove the disk.

Upgradation of BIOS is a very effective way to make your Windows compatible with the new amendments, and for resolving the hardware problems. We recommend you to upgrade your BIOS frequently with the proper care.

Google Chrome OS – A New Open Source Operating System

Google Chrome OS – A New Open Source Operating System

We all know that Google has recently released their browser namely Google Chrome and today this browser has over 30 million users world wide. Now, Google has planned to release its Google Chrome OS as one more innovative approach. You could download and use this all new Google operating system at absolutely free of cost.

This operating system is especially targeted to empower all the computers either it will be a small netbook or a full-size fully featured desktop system. Some of the main highlighting features of this OS are security, simplicity and speed. This all new OS enhances the users experience while accessing the web. Google Chrome OS has been integrated with all the basic features, functionalities along with the essential security architectures.

Google is most likely deciding to work jointly with some of the OEMs like ASUS, Adobe, Freescale, Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm and Toshiba so that they could reveal excess of netbooks into the marketplace by coming year. This innovative OS is designed to work efficiently with both ARM and x86 chips. The software architecture of this OS is pretty simple, introducing the new windowing system over Linux kernel.

Lots of web-based applications are involved in this system and they are estimated to work automatically. There are no restrictions that have been imposed on the web technologies as all these web-based applications are greatly running on standards-based browser.

Google stated that the Google Chrome OS is completely new project and it is apart from Android. Under the first few stages, the Android constructed for working across the array of the devices such as set-top boxes, phones, netbook and so on. Recently, the company has decided to work along with open source community, so that they could bring about this new project very soon.

How To Block Spam SMS’s On Symbian OS Phones Like Nokia, Sony Ericsson

If you are tired of receiving SMS spam on your cell phone / mobile phone, then SMS Spam Manager will help you block those unwanted SMS’s from reaching your phone. You can set filters or rules according to which the SMS is either let in or flagged as SPAM. SMS spam manager helps you keep the junk / unwanted messages from bothering you.

Once you install Spam Manager, you’ll have the control to set up filters (there are 6 different type of filters available), which will act as a gateway or condition checker when SMS’s come in. If the incoming SMS passes or adhere’s to the rules set by you, it’ll land in your Cell phones inbox, else will be deleted without any further notice or indication.

Using the 6 different available filters, user can tune the phone to work in 4 different modes, and they are :

1> Accept all: If the SMS Spam Manager is turned off or inactive mode is turned on, then you will receive all the messages coming in.

2> Block all: If you do not want to receive any incoming messages at all, you can turn on the Block all mode, which will ensure no message reaches your inbox. This might be very helpful, if you are in any important meeting and you do not want to be disturbed.

3> Accept Phonebook Only: If you turn this on, then your phonebook will act as a white list. If you get messages from people who are listed in your phonebook, then the message is let in, else it will be treated as Spam.

4> Block From Black List: You can create rules to black list messages on various parameters. They are – telephone numbers, prefix numbers and text match. If you get a message from a telephone number or from a number which matches the defined prefix number or the text matches the pre-defined text, such messages will be flagged as spam and ignored.

Note that all the messages that you block using different modes will be stored in “Blocked SMS log“, you can go through those messages and restore if in case any important message was blocked by mistake.

There is a trial version of this software available which will let you test the software for 20 incoming messages. You’ll have to buy the registration key in order to unlock the full version of the software. Each registration is for one single phone, which is based on the IMEI number of the phone and hence you will not be able to use the key on other phones.

SMS Spam Manager works on Nokia S60 5th edition, Nokia S60 3rd edition, Samsung S60 5th edition, Samsung S60 3rd edition, LG S60 3rd edition, Sony Ericsson UIQ3, Sony Ericsson UIQ2, Motorola UIQ2, Nokia S60 2nd edition, Panasonic S60 2nd edition, Samsung S60 2nd edition, Lenovo S60 2nd edition, Nokia Series 80.

Go here to check the complete list of phones that are supported.

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Lenovo Thinkpad X300

The Lenovo Thinkpad X300: Fully-loaded, yet the thinnest ThinkPad ever. It’s a razor-thin 18.6mm and weighs only 1.33 kg. With its sleek carbon-fiber hybrid frame, the x300 packs just about everything a road-warrior needs. This includes an optical drive, built-in 3G wireless modem, spill-resistant keyboard, roll-cage protection and a battery that runs for 10 hours on a single charge. So, pack one and hit the road. You’ll find you have more to think about and less to weigh you down.

Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Notebook specification are as follows:

MTM: 6478-18Q

Intel Core 2 Duo processor SL7100 (LV)

Genuine Windows Vista Business 32

2 GB RAM

64 GB SSD

DVD RW 7mm Optical Drive

Finger Print Reader

Camera

33.6 cms (13.3) WXGA+