Happy Windows 7 Day! [Windows]

Today is Oct. 22nd, marking the official release to the public of Windows 7. I’ve posted before the cheapest ways to obtain it (also, there is a 3-license Family Pack available on Newegg for $149.99)

Today marks a very historic day.. the first highly-lauded Windows release since 2001!

There has, however, been a bit of a snafu. Those of you who purchased and downloaded the copy of 7 from windows741.com may run into a problem about folder permissions upon running the installer. Gathered from here, follow these steps:

  1. From within XP/Vista 32-bit, I downloaded the 64-bit version of Win7 Professional upgrade.
  2. Used the installer to extract the files, but received above mentioned error.
  3. Checked the file size of the folder “extendedSetup” and noticed that it was 3.01 GB.
  4. Moved extendedSetup folder to root (C:\)
  5. Downloaded this file and placed it into C:\WINDOWS\System32: http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen…-l-oscdimg.zip
  6. Bought up command prompt and typed the following: oscdimg -bC:\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com -h -u2 -m -lWIN_EN_DVD C:\expandedSetup\ C:\7.iso
  7. Burned ISO with ImgBurn (freeware)
  8. Booted, installed, and activated

I’m trying that as we speak, so I’ll keep you posted as to if it works. Happy Windows 7 day!

EDIT: Command line syntax error.. -1 should have been -l. Its fixed above now

Zimbra IM with Digsby [How to]

Behold, another Zimbra-related post!

I recently ran across an article on how to configure Pidgin with Zimbra IM (5.x+) here, but since I run Digsby for IM, the settings and input boxes didn’t quite match up.

After talking to various people and troubleshooting problems of my own, I finally got it to work. Contacts and groups are also synchronized between Zimbra and Digsby, so if you move a screenname on one, it will show up on the other.


  • Go to the preferences window where you add a new account
  • Click Add IM account and add a new Jabber account
  • Jabber ID: your Zimbra email (including the @domain.com)
  • Password: duh
  • Check auto login
  • Expand the Advanced section
  • Host: your mail server (mail1.domain.com)
  • Port: Change to 5223
  • Resource: Leave “Digsby”
  • Priority: Leave at 5
  • Data Proxy: Leave blank unless you need to change it
  • Check “Force SSL”
  • Keep “Ignore SSL Warnings” unchecked
  • Check “Allow Plaintext Login”

Once you save the account settings, connect to the server, and, barring any firewall issues, you should be all set!

Mailto Links and Zimbra [How to]

I’ve been looking throughout the Internet today looking for ways to get mailto: links to work with Firefox and Zimbra. Since I didn’t want to touch the registry and most of the people here use Macs anyway, I had to make a Greasemonkey script to do the job. Sure, there are already scripts to do this, but they point to the standard interface. I wanted the advanced interface.

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