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How to Reset Cartridge of Canon MP198 / MP190 Printer

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Problem: After refilling the cartridge of your Canon MP198 / MP190 printer, there is still an error that says your colored or black cartridge is still empty.

Solution: This is a common problem when you refill the ink cartridge of you canon printer. You can bypass this problem by pressing the Stop/Reset button on bottom right hand side of the printer for about5 seconds until the display reads 1 again. This will bypass the ink level sensor but your machine won't know how much ink left in the tank. It's not a problem though because it will let you print. Do this everytime you refill your ink cartridge.

How to Install Windows 7 on Asus Eee PC 4G / 2G surf

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A typical Windows 7 install requires at least 16GB of free storage space, thus making it pretty much impossible to install on netbooks with Garfunkel storage. However, by using Virtual PC, Acronis true image and Vista PE, you can install Windows 7 OS on a device with as-low-as 2GB SSD. After installation, you will be left with mere 186MB of free space which may not enough for installing your apps.

That said, it should be fun installing Windows 7 on a Celeron netbook released 2 years ago that came with with 512MB RAM and 2GB flash.

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Vlite your windows 7 install, you need to make it as small as possible in order to get it to fit on the 2GB hdd, (and even then its too big. More details later about this.) Alternatively use a shrunken version of 7 with your own product key.

There are lots of guides on how to Vlite your Windows 7 install so I will not cover them here. Normally the Windows 7 installation process requires much more than 2GB hard disk spac…

Asus Laptop: Webcam Upside Down/Inverted after Installing Windows 7

Problem: After installing Windows 7 on an Asus laptop, the built in camera output is upside down / inverted.

Reason: This is a well known problem with Asus laptop. It seems that the generic camera driver in Windows 7 is not compatible with Asus' camera. I have here an Asus K501J series laptop and when I view my camera in Yahoo Messenger, the output is upside down.

Solution: Download the updated driver from Asus support site. Search for your laptop model, and try every camera driver listed. There are usually 4 camera drivers listed/available. So, if the first did not work, try the next one.

Solution 2: Edit Windows Registry. Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sunplus SPUVCb\VIDEOPROCAMP. Change VFlip value to 1.

Solution 3: If you're having problems in downloading your webcam driver, download and install ManyCam. This program is free and can flip and rotate your camera output. Also works with Gtalk, Skype, and other programs.

Known Asus laptop models with this issue:G50VT-X, G51Jx, …