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Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N

I have a Windows 7 64bit installation. It is not a normal Windows 7. It is Windows 7 N. Look at the N. When I installed a Movie Maker software and try to load it. There is an error said: MF.dll is missing.

It is a dll file. The software depends on it. I do not met this kind error before. So I search the error on Google. The answer is because of my N, the big N. It means it is not a regular Windows. I need a Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N.  Media Feature Pack is part of normal Windows OS, but Windows N take it away for some reason, or for some country regulation.

Anyway, I find the official place to download Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N with Service Pack 1.

media feature pack for Windows 7 N

After downloading the file, it is about 310MB. and installing it on my Windows 7 N. The system need to be reboot two times to complete the installation.

Then, Movie Maker is loaded without error. No more MF.dll missing error.

More information of it, you can check the article number KB968211 on

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Error when launch Xara Webstyle on Windows 7 64bits

The error ‘Failed to register the DLLs required by the program.‘ is displayed when running Webstyle just after I install it on my Windows 7 64bit

The program is installed default in C:\Program Files (x86)\Xara\Webstyle 4\

I googled the error and found the answer.

Regsvr32 “C:\Program Files (x86)\Xara\Webstyle 4\dlls\bincoder.dll”
Regsvr32 “C:\Program Files (x86)\Xara\Webstyle 4\dlls\templman.dll”
Regsvr32 “C:\Program Files (x86)\Xara\Webstyle 4\dlls\xaradocg.dll”
Regsvr32 “C:\Program Files (x86)\Xara\Webstyle 4\dlls\xmupload.dll”
Regsvr32 “C:\Program Files (x86)\Xara\Webstyle 4\dlls\bmpimporter.dll”
Regsvr32 “C:\Program Files (x86)\Xara\Webstyle 4\dlls\templop.dll”
Regsvr32 “C:\Program Files (x86)\Xara\Webstyle 4\dlls\xfontman.dll”
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Xara\Webstyle 4\dlls\xwsindex.exe” /RegServer
Regsvr32 “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\MSSoap\Binaries\WHSC30.dll”

If you are working on Windows Vista, its possible you will encounter the error below after registering the DLLs and attempting to run the program

“The bincoder.dll was loaded but the call to DllRegisterServer failed wth error code 0x8002801c.”

Please Check the starting security option of webstyle, enable the option “start as administrator”.

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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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Windows Update 2013-08

Windows Update in August 2013 on my Windows 7 64bit.

Threr are three critical updates. All must-see.

  • Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2862772)
  • Vulnerability in Unicode Scripts Processor Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2850869)
  • Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2876063)


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Windows Update 2013-07

It is time to update Windows.
Here is the list of Windows Update 2013 July on my Windows 7 64bit.

There are  six security updates

  • Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework and Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2861561) 
  • Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2850851)
  • Vulnerability in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2848295)
  • Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2846071)
  • Vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2845187)
  • Vulnerability in Windows Media Format Runtime Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2847883)


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(Solved) Event ID 7000: CIR Receiver service failed

I checked Event Viewer, and found the error below:

The CIR Receiver service failed to start due to the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

It is a repeaded error. It happened when PC booting.

It looks like the hardware driver problem, which is a CIR Receiver. I googled it and found the Hauppauge Consumer Infrared Receiver.  I remembered that I installed Haupauge WINTV-USB2-FM Analog NTSC TV Stick before, and it has a remoter controler with a USB receiver.

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