Windows 7 Adventure

Installing it has been a somewhat adventure.

Problem 1, SCSI Harddisk not detected on Adaptec 29160 or 19160. Vista can see the disks, Windows XP can see the disk but no, not Windows 7. The latest operating system from Microsoft. Officially, Adaptec replied they will not be supporting it. Just google about this, tons of threads in various forums.

Should I give up on my SCSI or use the work around described? Hell NO!

Install Vista 64 bit then upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate? Doesn’t work for me either.

The files do not work for me either. There’s no way to upgrade.

There’s some way of working around but well, I gave that up too.

Problem 2, Use an IDE harddisk, thinking of installing Win7 on it first then clone it over using Acronis. Error, unable to create a new system partition, oh well, this was easy. Make that harddisk a primary disk, not a logical one. You can do this with a Vista installation disc or a XP installation disk.

After successfully installing Win7 on the IDE harddisk, install the files found here in this thread. It worked for my 19160 too. Direct download link is here. Once you have those drivers forced into Win7’s throat, Acronis it over and you’ll be booting Windows 7 happily.

win7SCSI

Logitech

Got the drivers for my S510 here.

Checkpoint Secure Remote

No client for 64 bit OS anywhere! Use XP Mode in Windows 7 won’t work either. I rebuilt from all the scraps from my torn apart rack to build on more system just for work.

Perfect Sync please

Google, please….

Google Calendar Sync works great. All we need now will be have it incorporate Contacts too and have it work across iPhones, Windows Mobiles, Blackberries and others!

I need to have it work across laptops and desktops I have, allowing me to sync on way (laptop to Google) or 2 ways, (laptop to google and google to laptops whichever enteries is newer) and across platforms on Outlook for my desktops. The day will come. It takes time I guess, like many other things…

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Google Sync now syncs Contacts!

i have 3 PCs and 2 laptops and of course the Xpheria X1. i want my calendar and contacts sync-ed among them all and are up to date.

1. Install Google Calendar Sync on all PCs and Laptops (http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=89955)

2. Set phone to sync with Google (http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138636&topic=14299)

3. One of the laptop is what i bring to work, it is set to GCalendar sync 2 ways. Changes to laptop and uploaded to Google Calendar.

One main work PC at home is sync 2 ways too.

A windows 7 PC is only for viewing when i do not want to switch back and forth between machines. For viewing only, GCalendar is sync one way (GCalendar to Outlook only).

X1 syncs 2 ways. Just know which machines you have set to sync 2 ways and do your changes there. If not, like in my case, if I do changes or updates to my Windows 7 machine’s outlook calendar, they will not be reflected across all machines. It will be useful for things i wish to keep out of my work calendar.

Google’s sync that they mention works on Exchange protocol syncs IMMEDIATELY. It is very fast so no meetings will be missed even if you set it 5 mins in advance.

Initial syncs caused some problems for me, multiple entries for yearly events like Birthday or weekly events. Manually exported them out from the work PC and as a PST with contacts and calendar choosing NOT to export duplicate, created new Outlook profile, reimported everything, same, DO NOT IMPORT duplicates option, let it sync once more and all’s fine.

Downtime

Expect downtime today from Singapore Time 2300hrs to 0000hrs.