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Will you install IE 11?

Microsoft release IE 11 few days ago for Windows 7. It is already available for Windows 8.1 in Oct. 2013.

Here is the requirement to install IE 11 on Win7


  • PC with a 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.

Operating system

  • Windows 7 32-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher
  • Windows 7 64-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) 64-bit


  • Windows 7 32-bit—512 MB
  • Windows 7 64-bit—512 MB
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit—512 MB

Hard drive space

  • Windows 7 32-bit—70 MB
  • Windows 7 64-bit—120 MB
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit—200 MB


  • CD-ROM drive (if installation is done from a CD-ROM)


  • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors


  • Modem or Internet connection
  • Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device

For Windows 8.1 it is simply:

  • A Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 PC.
  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
  • Internet access (ISP fees might apply)

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Browsers battle in 2009

Now there five main browsers in the market.
Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft IE 8, Mozilla Firefox, Opera.
If we just think about Windows platform.
Firefox has best web application compatibility. For web standards, Google Chrome and Opera are better support standards. Everyone knows that Firefox has a lot of Addons. So for extensibility, Firefox wins.
There are also some very important for users.
Performance, Opera 10 and Google Chrome are loading faster than others.
Platform Support, Firefox and Opera support Windows, Mac and Linux systems.
I do have IE on my Windows. I have Opera and Firefox too.
Among these three, I use Firefox most often, because of addons I need only working on Firefox. Sometimes I use Opera. Opera Unite is very cool.
What happen in next year.

WPMU can not signup on IE with 404 error

Yes, I learn to install WordPress MU on the 1and1 server.
I finished the installation very smoothly. Only one issue found by my friend George yesterday. He told me that the wp-signup.php does not work.
Actually, I have no problem on my computer with Firefox.
I just have an idea, it may be the IE. Ok, I click the ugly IE icon to load The wp-sign-up.php return the 404 error.
It is so strange.
I doing some search by Google “wp-signup.php ie 404”.

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How to re-create the shotcut of Show Desktop

Today, I have a problem because I run a strange program. It can not finish and show me error of .NET.
After that, I loss all my shortcuts in quick launch bar, and all shortcuts on desktop. And even my emails in Outlook express and bookmarks in IE.
It is big big proglems.
Here I just want to tell you how to re-create the shortcup of Show Desktop. I searh it by google, and found the Microsoft official solution “How to re-create the Show Desktop icon on the Quick Launch toolbar”. It is last review on September 14, 2006. It means that a lot of people have the same problem.
Let me show you how to re-built it.
1. Click Start , click Run, type notepad, and then click OK.
2. In Notepad, type the following text on individual lines:
3. On the File menu, click Save As, and then save the file to your desktop as Show Desktop.scf.
Note Notepad might automatically append a .txt extension to the file name. Remove this extension if present. The file name should be Show Desktop.scf.

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How to open a shortcut in a new window

My boss has a problem when he click a URL shortcut. It is to load the webpage in a current IE windows instead of open it in a new IE window.
He didn’t like it and ask my help.
I have a close look to the Internet option>Advance.
There is a real option checkbox related to this issue.

tools>internet options >advanced >uncheck the box “reuse windows for launching shortcuts”

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Google and Firefox

Google works better with Firefox web browser.
Click the button rightside to download Firefox with Google toolbar.
I use IE and Mozilla Firefox at same time. I feel CSS presentation has a little difference. The reason is that IE has so many extensions which are not W3C standard. If the website designed following by the web standard like CSS 2.0 standard and XHTML 1.1 standard, Firefox will do the better job.

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