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Installing multi-language support in Windows 7 Professional and Home Premium editions

Multi-language support is native in Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate editions, but, following this tutorial you be able to alternate entire many languages in Professional and Home Premium editions.

First you’ll need of Vistalizator. This application enable to install muti-language support in all Windows 7 editions and, how it’s portable, you don’t need install it. Download it clicking here.

After, download the languages for architecture x64 (64 bits without Service Pack or Service Pack 1) or x86 (32 bits without Service Pack or Service Pack 1).

Now run the Vistalizator and click in “Add languages”.

Browse for language file that you desire and click in “Open”.

Will be show the message below, then click in OK to proceed

A new window will be open with language data and your description, then click in “Install Language”.

Wait the installation process be done.

Now, the Vistalizator will show for you the languages installed in your machine and there will be the recently installed language.

Reboot Windows and voilá. 😉

Now you have Windows 7 Professional/Home Premium with multi-language support.

The only bad thing that I noticed was: all time that you want to change the language, you must to use the Vistalizator, because the Windows 7 Professional and Home Premium doesn’t support this feature natively.

Solving problems with removal of the external HD in Windows 7

Some times I had problems when disconnected my external HD using Windows’ s Removal Device Assistant, the most frequently was “This device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that…”. This message appeared even with all programs closed.

After checked Windows settings, process and services, I noticed that the problem was in service “Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service”, forcing me to stop it before remove the device.

But still, this solution not is right, then I found the most right:

The service “Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service” is responsible to share your media files (musics and videos) in your network or in the internet (like your name sounded. 🙂 ). This is default setting in Windows 7, to disable it…

Click in Start menu, type “Network and sharing center” and select the application. Like show in the image

Click “Choose homegroup and sharing options”

Clique na opção “Escolher opções de grupo doméstico e de compartilhamento”

Now click on “Choose media streaming options…”

Change option of item “Media programs on this PC and remote conections…” to “Blocked”.

Finish! From now you can remove your external hard drive or other removable storage devices without problems.


How to enable Telnet and TFTP Client on Windows 7 and Windows 8

Like at Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 don’t enable Telnet and TFTP Clients in installation.

To enable them, open Control Panel > Programs and Features > click Turn Windows features On or Off in left side > enable Client Telnet  and  Client TFTP then click in OK.

I not tested in Windows Vista yet, but the process can be same.

See you soon!

The most used Unix commands for Windows

Have you thought about run commands like grep, chown, tail e su in Windows SO and can change command dir by ls?

Looking in internet for an alternative Win32 to command tail, I found UnixUtils. A compilation for Windows of most used commands in Linux/Unix.

You can download the ZIP file in SourceForge clicking here.


Generating ‘EXE’ to start your Java applications

Many developers need, or have needed, distribute their Java applications so that Windows users could start them naturally, not running java -jar <jar file> command or batch (.BAT) file.

I’ve been there too, then I found a easy and with many resources solution: JSmooth

This software allow you “transform” your JAR file in an executable (EXE), but, of course, will need the JVM already installed and running.

Here I only have mentioned the settings that I consider important, then let’s go!

Download JSmooth in http://sourceforge.net/projects/jsmooth/files/;

After install (or unzip, this depends of file that you have downloaded) run him;

In the side menu, click in “Skeleton”;


In the “Skeleton Selection” screen you need define how application will be run, select “Window Wrapper”.

In “Skeleton Properties”, you need define a message when user have no JVM installed (“Message” field) and where can be downloaded (“URL” field).

The “Launch java app in the exe process” field define if JAR file will be executed in same process of EXE (only the executable process will be displayed in Windows Task Manager), otherwise the javaw.exe will be displayed too.

The “Single Instance” field define if more than one instance can be opened.

“Debug Console” open the EXE from prompt window, displaying possibles outputs.

Now click in “Executable”


In “Executable Setting” you inform where EXE will be builded (“Executable Binary” field), the EXE’s icon (“Executable Icon” filed) and what will be the application execution directory.

Click in “Application”


First, click in the icon 7 and select JAR that contains the main class.

After, select the main class in the field “Main Class” clicking in button 8.

In the field “Application arguments” you can inform necessaries parameters for your main class.

“Embedded JAR” field allows you to aggregate your JAR file in EXE file, in other words, only EXE file will be necessarie, because the JAR will be uncompressed by EXE in each execution.

Now click in “JVM Selection”.


Here you can define the minimum and maximum version of JVM that your application support.

The “JVM Serach Sequence” inform the seek order of javaw.exe file, in this case, he search in resgistry first, after in JAVA_HOME enviroment and so.

Click in “JVM Configuration”.


Here the maximum and minimum memory available for your application can be configured, as the options that can passed to JVM.

Until here we only have configured the JSmooth. To build the EXE file click in button 6. If you don’t have saved the project, a new window will open to choose the place to save. Done it, the EXE file will be create in directory mentioned in “Executable Binary” field of “Executable” screen.

Now just execute the EXE file and your application will be run!

To more information visit http://jsmooth.sourceforge.net/

I hope you enjoyed, feel free to comment!

Until next! 🙂

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