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\We have moved!–Take 2*UPDATE 2*

Posted by gamerzworld on January 13, 2007

Ok, let’s try this again…….Remember I told you we where moving? Well, today the payment through and my domain activated. The blog now has a new Vista related theme! The only problem is, the domain name is long. The domain name is but don’t worry! When Microsoft opens Monday, I will get transferred over from Office Live to my new host, so it will be Also when we get a new name, I will see about getting a new domain for it as well. [Note: you HAVE to put www in front of the domain until the DNS propagates fully!!] [If the site is not working, it’s out of my hands. I am also having problems accessing the site some times. Give it a day to spread the DNS around]

Our new place!


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Windows Home Server Information and Pictures!

Posted by gamerzworld on January 9, 2007

CrunchGear has posted a picture (above) and some information about Windows Home Server. Windows Home Server is a plug ‘n play server. It lets you store any files you may need to store and share it with up to 10 other people wirelessly and you can also access your files anywhere in the world via a free custom domain. (ex: http://www.what ever you A rep told CrunchGear that the server has internal drives, but the storage capacity differs. Microsoft is using these as OEM devices and is customizing them to different manufacturers needs. HP is planning to release their version of Windows Home Server in Q2 of this year with a storage capacity between 500GB and 1TB. There’s also four USB ports and three extra drive bays in case you run out of storage from all that pirating. The price? Rumor has it that it will be around in the $500 range.
[Source: CrunchGear]

Windows Home Server is not a extra computer. There are no ports for a monitor, mouse, or keyboard. You will admin your Windows Home Server via an application on your regular computer.

(Windows Home Server log-in screen.)

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Quick re-cap of Microsoft CES keynote.

Posted by gamerzworld on January 8, 2007

I’m not going to say too much until I watch the On-Demand version but they did show some pretty cool stuff.

*Video Background: They showed Vista Ultimate with a video as a back ground.

*Picture Editing: They edited a picture with another version of the picture. They patched together a better version using the best stuff in both pictures.

*Live anywhere: They showed two people playing UNO online. One person with Vista and one with a 360.

*Xbox 360 IPTV: They showed IPTV on the 360. I don’t think they said if you have to get a new version of the 360 or not. It will be out holiday season 2007.

*Cooking with Bill Gates: Well not exactly but they showed something that reads RF-ID tags and gives you recipes the involve that product(s).

They showed more but I’ll wait until I see the keynote again. I might have some pictures and video clips later.

[EDIT: I would give you info on Windows Home Server but Microsoft cut off the demo because of intellectual property. Go figure.]

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Links to view the Microsoft CES webcast!

Posted by gamerzworld on January 8, 2007

The web cast starts at 6:30 Pacific but you should reserve your spot as the webcast may have a limit on users.

View it:
500k | 220k | 100k

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We are moving!

Posted by gamerzworld on January 7, 2007

Good bye and hello new website with a new host! We are planning a move to Dream Host. We would have everything set up for you to go to but we have some payment problems that we are currently working out. Speaking of changes, I am thinking about changing the blog name since we cover more than Vista. Have an idea for a name? Message me at I don’t know what I’ll do from there….I might have a vote or somthing…..

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Sorry for the lack of updates!

Posted by gamerzworld on August 11, 2006

I’m sorry for not updating the blog! Its just kinda hard to update right now. I just recovered from a virus. Before that my Internet has been going out and my power has been going out. I got my Internet fixed but the power is still acting up a little bit. Plus I’m remodeling my house and stuff like that. I will be updating the blog more often soon. Please forgive me!

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Screen shots of Windows Vista Build 5472

Posted by gamerzworld on July 18, 2006

Here you go! New screen shots of Windows Vista Build 5472. There is also a new background in this build. Its included with the screen shots! Enjoy!

*Yes that is the Hover! game from Windows 95.*

Here is that new background…

[Click here to view full pic]

Mini review to come soon?

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Windows Vista Build 5472 is now out on Connect!

Posted by gamerzworld on July 17, 2006

Microsoft has just released Build 5472 on Connect! Microsoft wants to remind you to only burn at 1x or 2x because there have been some problems when burning faster than that, but its worked fine for me when going faster than that. This build DOES have support for the Xbox 360. Just to let you testers know, Microsoft wants you to try to upgrade from Beta 2. Expect some screen shots soon!

Connect Testers: Download it NOW! (Only works for Windows Vista beta testers)

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Interoperability between Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger is now live!

Posted by gamerzworld on July 13, 2006

Microsoft and Yahoo have enabled interoperability between there two messengers. No downloads are needed! (unless you don’t have the newer versions of the messengers) You do how ever have to sign up for the beta from Microsoft and Yahoo!. After you sign up all you have to do is restart your messenger!

Here is a test that I did….

Sign up for Live Messenger to Yahoo! Messenger interoperability
Sign up for Yahoo! Messenger to Live Messenger interoperability
Microsoft press release
Inside WLM blog post

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Halo 3 Making Of Documentary on XBL Marketplace

Posted by gamerzworld on July 13, 2006

The Halo 3: Behind the Scenes documentary is now available in 720p with 5.1 surround sound on Xbox Live Marketplace. If you want to view it on your ultramegahuegbig screen TV and shake your neighbors’ houses with your 7,000 watt surround sound system, fire up the Xbox 360 and find it in Marketplace. To find it, simply go to Demos and Game Videos –> Newly Released Game Videos –> Halo 3 –> Halo 3: In the Beginning.

If you don’t have an Xbox 360 and this documentary is news to you, check it out in the original story.


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