Creating Apple ID without credit card

If you want to create an Apple ID without credit card, you’ll have to click on any FREE APP, and when prompts you to enter your Apple ID, you choose CREATE APPLE ID. When creating the Apple ID doing this, the option in payment info “NONE”may be available.


If you want to use your actual email address to create an Apple ID without credit card, you can go to change your primary address to another that you don’t use, but you have to verify this other email, so you gotta have access to it. After verified the other email address, the email that you are actually using as an Apple ID is free to use on an iTunes Store account without credit card

Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

Problem description
Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or not recognized by Windows or other programs, so you cannot play or access a CD or DVD. This issue might have occurred after you installed, uninstalled, or updated a program or Windows Vista.



Click Start, and then click All Programs.
Click Accessories, and then click Run.
Type regedit, and then click OK. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
In the right pane, click UpperFilters.

Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step 8.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
In the right pane, click LowerFilters.

Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you any further. Go to the “Next Steps” section for information about how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
Exit Registry Editor.
Restart the computer.

Windows 8 27 hotkeys everyone should know

Windows 8 is the first version of Windows that focus on touchscreen gestures and experiences and still keeps the traditional desktop for non-touch users. This “hybrid” environment causes big problems for users with mouse and keyboard. Thankfully, Windows 8 provides you a lot of keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) to master its new touch interface. In this article, I will list some of the most important hotkeys of Windows 8.


The Start screen is the new start menu of Windows 8. If you are using Windows 8, you will likelt want to know how to open the Start screen if you ever go away from it. Opening the Start screen from anywhere is as easy as pressing the Windows key on your keyboard — the same way you open Start menu in other versions of Windows.

Upgrade from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008 might fail with MsiGetProductInfo error

Consider a scenario where an upgrade from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008 fails with the following messages while installing Setup Support Files.


TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure.


SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:

MsiGetProductInfo failed to retrieve ProductVersion for package with Product Code =

‘{0826F9E4-787E-481D-83E0-BC6A57B056D5}’. Error code: 1605..



From Detail_ComponentUpdate.txt –


2009-03-16 22:00:59 Slp: Inner exceptions are being indented

2009-03-16 22:00:59 Slp:

2009-03-16 22:00:59 Slp: Exception type: System.InvalidOperationException

2009-03-16 22:00:59 Slp: Message:

2009-03-16 22:00:59 Slp: MsiGetProductInfo failed to retrieve ProductVersion for package with Product Code = ‘{0826F9E4-787E-481D-83E0-BC6A57B056D5}’. Error code: 1608.

2009-03-16 22:00:59 Slp: Stack:

2009-03-16 22:00:59 Slp: at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.MsiExtension.SetFeatureInstallStateAction.FillInstallPropertyByProductCode(PackageInstallProperty pkg, String prodCode)

2009-03-16 22:00:59 Slp: at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.MsiExtension.SetFeatureInstallStateAction.FillInstallProperty(PackageInstallProperty pkg)

2009-03-16 22:00:59 Slp: at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.MsiExtension.SetFeatureInstallStateAction.ExecuteAction(String actionId)

2009-03-16 22:00:59 Slp: at Microsoft.SqlServer.Chainer.Infrastructure.Action.Execute(String actionId, TextWriter errorStream)

2009-03-16 22:00:59 Slp: at Microsoft.SqlServer.Setup.Chainer.Workflow.ActionInvocation.InvokeAction(WorkflowObject metabase, TextWriter statusStream)

2009-03-16 22:00:59 Slp: at Microsoft.SqlServer.Setup.Chainer.Workflow.PendingActions.InvokeActions(WorkflowObject metaDb, TextWriter loggingStream)

SOLUTION (Worked at my end)


Get the Product Code = ‘{0826F9E4-787E-481D-83E0-BC6A57B056D5}’ from the error message that you are getting.

Byte reverse the first part from 0826F9E4 to 4E9F6280.

Search in the registry under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\UpgradeCodes and try to find a match.

Take a backup of the registry and delete the parent key.

Re-run the Upgrade and if it fails again for a different GUID, then repeat the steps stated above.

In my case, I had to repeat these steps thrice as there were 3 other locations where I needed to change the product code. Then the setup was successful.

How to Replace a Fujitsu LifeBook S7110 Fan?

1. Follow your laptop owner’s manual and assembly guide carefully as you disassemble the laptop. Touch something metal periodically to remove static charge, and work on a large table with a bright light source.

2. Turn off the laptop and unplug it. Remove the main battery, DVD drive , Ac adapter and the hard drive. The hard drive is usually located in a slot on one side of the laptop. Remove the screw that holds the cover in place, then pull out the hard drive, Fujitsu laptop screen sled.

3 Turn the laptop over and remove the screws on the bottom that hold the keyboard in place. Flip the laptop over, open it, then lift the keyboard up and out. Unplug the flexible ribbon cable that connects the keyboard to the motherboard.

4 Remove the screws that hold the laptop keyboard bezel and palm rest in place. Carefully pry loose any plastic snaps on the sides, then lift the bezel and palm rest up and out.

5 Unplug the Fujitsu LifeBook S7110 CPU Cooling Fan. Remove the screws that hold the heat sink and fan in place, then remove the entire unit from the laptop. Remove any thermal compound residue from the bottom of the heat sink and the CPU.

6 Apply a thin layer of thermal compound on the CPU, then replace the heat sink and cpu cooling fan. Replace the screws, plug the fan back in, then reassemble the laptop.

7 Plug the laptop in and turn it on. After you use it for a few minutes, you should hear the new Fujitsu cpu cooling fan running and feel warm air blowing from the vent on the side of the laptop. A fan does not run continuously, so don’t be concerned if the Fujitsu LifeBook S7110 cpu fan shuts off periodically.


Cu cine te căsătoreşti în funcţie de zodie?

Eşti adeptul căsătoriei, îşi doreşti o familie frumoasă, copii şi un partener pe care să-l iubeşti până la sfârşitul zilelor? Nu pare aşa mare realizare, mai ales că, de-a lungul timpului, oamenii cam asta au facut cu viaţa lor, într-un final…

Însă, căsătoria implică ceva mai mult decât iubire, pasiune – căsătoria înseamnă convieţuire, arta de a forma o familie pentru care ai nevoie de persoana potrivită, compatibilă cu tine şi cu gândurile tale.

Care este persoana compatibilă nu poţi decât să afli singur, în timp şi cu ajutorul astrelor, bineînţeles.

Aşadar, cu cine ar fi de preferat să te căsătoreşti în funcţie de zodie: