Sony VAIO SZ Series Bluetooth Driver Knocked Down by Windows Update “IVT Corporation – Other hardware – Bluetooth USB Controller (ALPS/UGPZ6)”

Sony VAIO SZ Series has been one of my favorite laptops for years, and in its heydays, given the choice between a “Made in Japan” VAIO VGN-SZ650N and say anything else, I’d choose the VAIO every time.

Microsoft has released an update yesterday, titled “IVT Corporation – Other hardware – Bluetooth USB Controller (ALPS/UGPZ6),” and if you own one of these incredible machines, you should be careful with that.

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Removing Total Security (tsc.exe) Rogue Anti-Spyware

This article is a guide on how to remove Total Security rogue anti-spyware. Please note the version I’m describing is different from an older Total Security 2009, with C:\Program Files\TSC\tsc.exe as executable and winsource.dll—GUID {D263FA6D-84CC-48A8-9AF6-C664362B7A5B}—as browser helper object. Continue reading

Installing CSR Bluetooth Device Driver and Bluetooth Headset on Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008

This article describes how to install and enable Bluetooth headset profile (HSP) on both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) editions of Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, and Microsoft Windows Server 2008. It also provides CSR Bluetooth device drivers for select OEMs and aftermarket Bluetooth dongles. Continue reading

How to Make Bootable USB Flash Disk Drive to Install Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008

This article describes how to prepare a USB flash disk to install Microsoft Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 operating system from the USB flash drive. Not only this method is convenient—carrying a flash drive is preferred to a DVD—it is much, much faster than installing from a DVD. Continue reading

Komeil’s Persian Keyboard Layout (kbdfa.dll) for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

The Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran’s Persian keyboard layout—ISIRI 2901—is one of the worst blindly-designed Persian (Farsi) keyboard layouts around. Then is the Microsoft’s own Persian (Farsi) keyboard layout—kbdfa.dll—which is somehow an extended Arabic layout, having a few letters misplaced comparing to their original location on an old-fashioned Persian typewriter.

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