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Some tips for Upgrade Windows 7 on Brand name PC

Say, there is a ASUS Laptop, which is shipped with Windows Vista. Now the user want to change it to Windows 7. Here is the tips to upgrade it.
1) Backup up the user files to a safe place. Maybe USB disk or NAS.
2) Go to the official site of Asus, download the latest BIOS and upgrade it to the latest one.
3) Check the BIOS with the tool, Everest Ultimate, or any other tools you like, see if SLIC 2.1 included in the BIOS.
4) If there is SLIC 2.1 , it is ready to install Windows 7 without problem. Just download Windows 7 OEM iso and install it, fresh install or upgrade, both are fine.
5) if there is SLIC 2.0 only, there is something to do.

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Video card driver makes Windows 2008 R2 Blue Screen

Yes, it is true. I have see so many blue screens on a brand new PC server with Windows 2008 Server R2.
The hardware including following items:
Intel i5 2500 CPU
1TB SATA2 Hard Disk
ASUS P8P67 R3 mother board
Corsair DDR3 Memory 4GBX2
ASUS HD5450 512M Video card.
etc.
I installed Windows Server 2008 R2 on it. 64bit OS is my choice.
After few days running, it has blue screen randomly. Sometimes it happened 4 days up. Sometimes it is 10 days up.
It is not predicted.
Blue Screen error code is as blow:
STOP:0x0000000A
or
STOP:0x0000003B
I tried update Intel Chip set driver, update BIOS of mother board. Change SATA cable, chage SATA port.
Still has this kind of error when Blue Screen.

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Asus O!Play HDP-R1 V1.38N

Last time I upgraded Asus O!Play to v1.33N in last Oct. So check the official site, found the latest one is v1.38N.
There is also v1.35N in between.
The updates from v1.33 to v1.38 are below.

  • Add new feature: Hungarian menu support.
  • Fix bug: O!Play will restart when inserting ASUS HS-1000W.
  • Added MKV header compression format support
  • Fixed the bug: The “N” letter of Greek subtitle cannot be displayed correctly on the screen.

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ASUS o!Play firmware v1.33 update description

Just found the update description on o!Play HDP-R1 firmware v1.33

O!Play HDP-R1 firmware update (For NTSC TV system user)
1. Add Podcast media service
2. Shorten the time of samba scanning
3. Improve HDMI compatibility
4. Fix photo slide show issue: system will be reset when playing some jpg files
5. Fix weather service issue: reset issue
6. Fix it can’t play OGG file
7. Fix ASUS RT-11N firewall issue.
8. Fix exif issue: can’t show correctly
9. Fix volume UI issue: sometimes can’t disappear
10. Fix stopping photo with music issue: the system will stop photo first and then music
11. Fix file copy issue: the File copy UI can’t disappear
12. Change the audio driver firmware

Will update my media player this weekend.

Download O!Play firmware NTSC for North America

I saw some comments related downloading problem for ASUS O!Play firmware. So put the firmware to the site for easy access is good idea.
If you do not know how to update the firmware, check the howto here.
Please ensure the television system or standard used in your country or location before updating the firmware.
Korea/Japan/Taiwan
Myanmar/Vietnam/Philippine
N.A. (U.S.A./Canada)
The download links:
HDP-R1 Firmware 1.30 NTSC (30.9M) Donwload
HDP-R1 Firmware 1.29 NTSC (30.9M) Download
HDP-R1 Firmware 1.24 NTSC (28.16M) Download
HDP-R1 Firmware 1.21 NTSC (27.91M) Download

Asus O!Play release firmware v 1.30N

Asus released v1.30N on Aug. 10, 2010.
O!Play HDP-R1 firmware update (For NTSC TV system user)
1.Improve TrueHD compatibility with Sony receiver STRDH800
2.Resolve Samba Network Neighborhood detection problem.
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20100816155949014&board_id=19&model=O!Play+HDP-R1&page=1&SLanguage=en-us

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Upgrade Asus o!play firmware to 1.29N

I did the upgrade of my Asus O!Play last month.
It is great to have so many features on it and keep add new features when upgrading.
I have written a post about how to Upgrade O!Play firmware. It is helpful. Because I saw lots of people doing the search and landed on my post to get the guide of upgrading.
Let us see what is new in 1.29N firmware.

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O!Play 1.24N release

I upgrade my O!Play from 1.21N to 1.24N
O!Play HDP-R1 firmware update (For NTSC TV system user)
Improve HDMI compatibility with certain Toshiba TV set.
***Please ensure the television system or standard used in your country or location before updating the firmware.
1.24N (NTSC):
Korea/Japan/Taiwan
Myanmar/Vietnam/Philippine
N.A. (U.S.A./Canada)
The way to upgrade is same as before. Simply and quick.
Go to Asus O!Play official site to download the firmware.

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Upgrade O!Play to 1.21N

Today, I upgrade O!Play firmware from 1.17N to 1.21N. There are so many new features I would like to show.
On v1.18
Update Item:
1.Improve subtitle font support for the missing characters
2.Add in txt subtitle format support
3.Add in file and folder management function. Press left key to delete or rename it.
4.Add in 0.9x zoom out option
5.Add in sleep timer function
On v1.21
Internet service:
1. Over 20,000 internet radio stations
2. Over 100 internet TV channels
3. Flickr
4. Picasa
5. Weather

New functions:
1. Add BD iso navigation and subtitle identification
2. Add BD/DVD direct play by folder
3. Add hue and saturation tuning in video setup menu
4. Add Brazil language support
5. Add power saving function in system setup menu
6. Add My shortcut edit function
Fixed bugs:
1. Fix UPnP bug: wrong data information
2. Fix Timezone setting bug: can’t stop issue
3. Fix Clear key does not work when key in encrypted string
4. Improve JiPin 8042 HDMI compatibility

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