Monday, November 19, 2012

Where to download the full version of Skype

Hello hello .. So , I am always looking for full downloads , when i find them i share them here .. now It's Skype..

Link to the full download  .. http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-full

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Where to download AVG 2016 standalone offline installer

Hi again , don't spend time looking for the offline installer, The link to the AVG 2016 offline download files is here . The link is direct download for the windows 64-bit version of the AVG. Thanks to AVG company for providing one of the best virus protection around the globe for free....

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Windows Arabic Keyboard Layout for Mac Keyboards


I recently found that the Mac arabic keyboard layouts available online didn't work on my computer. I happen to work with a macbook pro with windows installed as a second OS option.. I wanted to use the Arabic language for writing my files , and then i discovered that the arabic mapping was different. I went online and i tried the popular Aktub and moeys arabic layouts , both didn't work for me  :(   .. I couldn't really identify the problem ,both will install just fine , but will not enable the layout on my 64 bit windows 7 machine.. Anyway , i searched online and i found this amazing tool from Microsoft , it's called The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator , and this is actually the tool that the mentioned website used to create their keyboard layouts. So , i created my own layout , and I also published it on GitHub , an open repository for code and downloads, so that people can re-create their own keyboards from the current layout if they want to...


Download Link @ github : here

Source Link @ github :  here


Additional instructions to use the download :
  1. Download the zip files from the link above
  2. extract to a location you'll remember
  3. Run the Setup ,then you'll have the language automatically added on 
  4. Use Alt+Shift to switch the language

Monday, April 30, 2012

Apply MSP patches to MSI (Slipstreaming)


So, I use an Active directory and group policies to assign software to the computer machines using the remote deploy function of the group policy, people now also use the SCUP ... I started sending the packages that I have to make sure that they should be updated , (for example : Adobe reader , Adobe flash player and plugins , office updates ,, etc)... I started to have MSP packages for all the software.. MSP are only patches , or can be considered as differences between msi(s) ..  Now we need to merge them into a new MSI so that this will be the package i send through group policy..

Steps :
1- Windows+R , and type cmd to open the command prompt
2- Copy the msi file and the msp files to any directory
3- Navigate using the command line to this directory
4- Go Ahead and write the command in the following format
 msiexec /a oldmsi.msi /p update1.msp               
5- A normal setup will open , this setup will actually update your existing MSI instead of installing the new patch on your computer ,, so that when you're done with the wizard , you can go back and re-run the MSI , and it will install the setup with the applied patches ....

NOTE: for Adobe reader ,, you'll have to:
1- Run msiexec /a C:\AIP\AdbeRdr1010_en_US.msi without any /p commands first , this will create an uncompressed image of the program . In this step , choose a folder for image creation , C:\AIP for example.. 
2- Run msiexec /a C:\AIP\AdbeRdr1010_en_US.msi /p AdbeRdrUpd1013.msp and you can choose the same directory , you will end up having the C:\AIP\adberdr1010_en_US.msi all patched to the latest 10.1.13 patch, and this will also resolve the "adobearmhelper.exe" error !!..


References :
  1. How to Apply Patches (.msp) to Group Policy Deployed Software (.msi) 
  2. Installation fails when slipstream update 10.1.2 into 10.1.0 MSI-Package
  3. http://helpx.adobe.com/content/dam/kb/en/837/cpsid_83709/attachments/Acrobat_Enterprise_Administration.pdf

Monday, January 2, 2012

Installing Windows on Tiger (10.4) without using BOOTCAMP

Hello , So i was trying to install windows on an Imac on which mac os x 10.4 is installed. Searching around, i couldn't find the bootcamp utility for non-destructive partitioning of the disk and also diskutility GUI is not allowing my changes, so i had to improvise. You should have your Tiger updated to at least 10.4.6 in order to proceed with this tutorial

1- To resize the current disk without loosing data :
for example: lets say i want the system drive to become 100 gb
If you are resizing another external disk or that you have multiple disks , do a diskutil list first and know which disk you want resizing ..
go to terminal :
                diskUtil resizeVolume disk0s2 100G  

2- Download rEFIt and Gparted Live CD
download both,  burn Gparted on a CD ..
install refit and reboot ,  put your Gparted , run it and format your freespace to NTFS for your windows volume

3- reboot and use windows CD for installation

Note : If you're restoring using winClone , make sure you use the 1.6.6 version of winclone
Winclone , you can download it here :

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