Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Skype Installation Problem (Microsoft Installer Message)

The time has finally come to re-install Windows 7 operating system since the last one had a lot of bugs which I wanted to avoid and start everything from default. My new Windows 7 is now running perfectly after complete re-installation and I set-up some basic softwares. Among the other things I jumped on official Skype website to download last software version for PC and guess what? For some strange reason downloaded Skype installation file isn't working! It always showing me the message "Cannot Find or Load Microsoft Installer" even after couple of tries with PC restarting! Solution for this problem is actually very simple and there is a two ways of solve it:

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Solution 1 : Since Skype as a software using some important data from Microsoft Internet Explorer (believe it or not) then huge possibility is that you have an old version of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 which need an update. Download last version of Microsoft Internet Explorer (in my case it was version 11) and miracle! Skype will run its installation without any problems. In case that same message still appear then try second solution. Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 official <DOWNLOAD PAGE HERE>

Solution 2 : Microsoft Installer is usually part of every Windows System and that package should be already there, but sometimes error can appear for a various reasons and in that case you can download a new version of it. Microsoft Installer 4.5 official <DOWNLOAD PAGE HERE>

Friday, November 18, 2016

How To Rip Audio CD and Convert Songs Into MP3 files?

The time has come to finally organize my old Music CDs and listen to the songs that I have not heard for a while... Since nowadays Mp3 files almost completely replaced good old Music CDs I decided to transfer some of the songs (legally) directly from a CD into my PC but I was not sure exactly how to do that? Believe it or not you do not need to download any specific software in order to make it because everything you need come together with a Windows Media Player. Concretely I own Windows 7, and version of my Windows Media Player is 12. First thing that you should do is to put Music CD to CD-Rom (be aware of copyright & legal issues).

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Step 1 : When you insert your Music CD into the computer CD-Rom, Windows Media Player should automatically start with playing music. In the top of the right screen angle click on button "Switch to Library" because we first need to set the quality and file type with options (read next steps). Wait till the new Windows Library screen appears...

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Step 2 : If Windows Library screen is now open you should be able to see the list of all songs which you have on inserted Music CD. Click on the button Organize (in the top left angle of the screen), then make a left click on card Options...

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Step 3 : From all cards in the Options screen for us the most important is card Rip Music where you can choose file type and quality for your grabbed music files. Click on the card Rip Music and then choose file type and quality (in our case that will best quality Mp3 file). When you are sure about settings that you just made press OK button.
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Step 4 : Now from Windows Library screen choose the tracks that you want to convert into Mp3 file by checking and uncheck small box next to them. When you are ready press Rip CD button and Music CD will start converting all selected songs (this process can take some time). Ripped songs are usually positioned in My Music folder but it depend on your system.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Changing the Default Internet Browser in Windows 7

For many safety reasons at our work, we have several internet browsers (Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, Firefox and even Safari) of which for us the most important tool is Opera, however, the problem appear because now the links suddenly started to opening each others in the main Windows Internet Explorer browser instead of Opera... This has become disturbing since all the important links had began to withdraw directly to Internet Explorer recognizing him as the default system internet browserIf this situation happened also to you then you should know that in Windows 7, you can always easily change default internet browser :

Step 1 : Go to the Start Menu button, then left click on option "Default Programswhich is located on the right side of the menu. Wait till the new screen appears...

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Step 2 : When new screen is open from the following options on the list, left click at "Set your default programs" (loading list of programs can take some time up to couple of minutes)...

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Step 3 : List of your programs including the all internet browsers should be now displayed on the left side of the screen. Select browser which you want to be your default (in my case it is Opera just for example) and then press "Set this program as default". Now that browser should be your default and always opening all things related with the internet files.

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IMPORTANT : Sometimes after setting up your default internet browser, in the future it will not only open happen to open internet files but also and other stuffs such as .pdf documents or even some music-video extensions. In that case you can always change your settings for each type of extension by going back at Set Default Programs menu and then after selecting default browser program clicking on "Choose defaults for this program". Screen with the extensions will appear and from there you can check the ones that will be opened by your browser as a default.

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