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Archive for July, 2007

If power management is not working properly in normal user (laptop user)

Posted by twoace on July 25, 2007

Well, previously I met problem with Samsung Battery Manager.
I could not configured and used Battery Manager in normal user. It always complained that it should be used only in administrator groups.

If somebody had similar problem, hopefully this will help.
I found some reference to http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2005/02/09/370263.aspx
It seems that registry permission was not set correctly in my case.

Registry modification is needed.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Controls Folder\PowerCfg
Enable permission “Set Value” and “Create Subkey” for corresponding users. In my case, I add permission for “Users”.

Now problem is solved. I’m happy!


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Internet connection and software updates

Posted by twoace on July 25, 2007

Do you realize that nowadays there are so many software updates?
Most of all we can have new updates from internet with just a few clicks.
From very small size of updates to hundreds of Megabytes.

But do you realize how to have such updates if internet is very slow? If you were in the location with only dialup bandwith? Less than dialup and not reliable (always disconnected)?
How can we do update?

Go to internet cafe? Well, in the case of dialup situation, I doubt that internet cafe would have fast connection, too. Even if it is fast, it will be expensive to download big files.
I have no idea.

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Run explorer as other user

Posted by twoace on July 25, 2007

I got tired everytime I wanted to delete files which were not belong to my current user.
I had to switch user and then did delete. Now not anymore… 🙂

Finally, I found in internet how to run explorer as other user (in this example: administrator).
Run command prompt, and then run following command @ prompt:
runas /user:<username> “explorer /separate”

Change username to which user you want to run as.
Voila! I am happy now.
Internet really helps very much!

Btw, this kind of thing can also be helped with the new Total Commande. It will ask whether we want to delete as administrator!

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Nokia PC Suite connectivity problem

Posted by twoace on July 25, 2007

Just sharing.
If you encountered problem with connection in Nokia PC Suite software, you could try to do following (instead of restarting computer):
1. Exit Nokia PC-Suite.
2. Exit other Nokia software, like Nokia PC-Sync.
3. End task “MPAPI3s.exe” process.
4. Restart service “ServiceLayer”
5. Try to run Nokia PC-Suite again.
Good luck!

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Phone and Modem Options permission in Control Panel

Posted by twoace on July 25, 2007

Well, I am very happy!
Finally, I found an article how to run “Phone and Modem Options” as administrator. At least workaround!

Okay, back to problem.
I always use ordinary user in Windows. It is one of best practices to increase security level against virus and spyware. Using administrators group in Windows is like using user root in Unix.

Sadly, I have to use Power Users group for my work because of some programs. 😦
Fortunately, ordinary user is running okay for homework (at home).

One of the problems in ordinary user I encountered is that it’s not allowed to run advanced function in “Phone and Modem options”. Add, remove modem, and the best part is diagnostic. It’s ridiculous to change user from ordinary user or power user to administrator (ad) and vice versa, in order to diagnose modem if something goes wrong. Especially when you have (different) mobile phone and want to change setting (in example Access Point Name) . Hmm… or may be it’s only happened to me. :))

To make it short.
There is no option to “Run as” in “Phone and Modem Options”. But there is a way as describe in:

Find telephon.cpl @ windows/system32 directory. Right click and choose “Run as”, then type administrator login and password. Voila, you can access full function!

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