Microsoft Windows is very stable now. No need to format Windows when system crashed. I still remember the day when using Microsoft Windows 95 / ME. Windows is not so stable and tends to crash if the applications do not running well. Boot disk is a must have to troubleshoot. I was using floppy drive and CD ROM as boot disk back then. But it is replaced by USB flash drive nowadays. How to make USB Pen Drive bootable? There is a tool called Makebootable from PenDrive that can make your Pen Drive bootable.
Partition Assistant from Aomei Technology allows you to manage your disk partition similar with Partition Magic. With it, you can resize and move partition, extend system drive, repartition, merge, split partition and other more… It supports Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7 in 32bit (FREE Home edition) and 64bit (Pro edition). And added Microsoft Windows Server 2000, 2003 and 2008 (32bit and 64bit) support on Server, Unlimited and Technician editions.
If you are HTC Sense lover like me, here is a nice Windows Gadget for you ~ HTC Home. It is a Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 application that designed for Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 (both 32 bits and 64 bits). HTC Home version 2.0 has Weather/Clock widget and News Widget. It is still in alpha stage and might have bugs (but I don’t encounter any).
HP Compaq Presario C749TU Notebook PC does not have Windows XP driver supported officially. Only Windows Vista driver supported at HP website. However, this notebook does not perform so well on Windows Vista. Therefore, we need Windows XP driver to make all the functions work in Windows XP. We managed to load these drivers on HP Compaq Presario C749TU Notebook PC to work in Windows XP environment without any problem. Get your unofficial support for this laptop here. 🙂
Download all the HP Compaq Presario C749TU Notebook PC required driver for Windows XP here…
Everybody will be wondering… Can HP Compaq Presario C749TU Notebook PC run Windows Vista? Can it run with Intel Celeron 540 1.86GHz, 512MB RAM, 80GB HDD? I am using Windows Vista Home Premium to do the test. In short, Windows Vista cannot run on this system with 512MB RAM or less. 1GB RAM and above is highly recommended. Windows Vista uses up around 600MB RAM after boot up. Some memory was used as Video memory. It uses up to 800 RAM when play movie with Media Player. It does eat a lot of memory in Windows Vista.
Processing power is another factor we have to look into. Intel Celeron 540 1.86GHz which is single core processor will not run smoothly in Windows Vista on some applications. Dual core and higher frequency CPU is highly recommended. However, it still can run most of the office application, entertainment and web browsing. No 3D gaming with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator x3100. It is way too slow to run any popular 3D games. A dedicated powerful 3D card is required. 😛
Here are the Windows Vista base score that HP Compaq Presario C749TU Notebook PC gets…