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How to Install Office 2010 And Keep Office 2007 Side by Side Together

When installing Microsoft Office 2010, whichOffice 2010 Technical Preview version has been released to many beta tester, Office 2010 setup installation wizard will offer to ‘upgrade’ to uninstall and replace or overwrite Office 2007, or any earlier versions of Office suite or applications such as Office 2003 or Office XP with Office 2010.

In order to allow installing of both Office 2010 and Office 2007 (and even Office 2003 or Office XP) side by side together and exist in parallel, Office 2010 has to be installed different directory or folder, so that existing Office 2007 program files don’t get overwritten. Use the following trick to install Office 2010 in addition to Office 2007 so that both applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, SharePoint and etc can be run simultaneously and concurrently.

  1. Run Office 2010 installation wizard. Select Customize when prompted to choose the preferred type of Office 2010 installation of either “Upgrade” or “Customize”.Upgrade or Customize Office 2010 Installation
  2. Click Browse and select another installation folder path for Office 2010 which is not the same with existing Office installation path. For example, C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 2010\.
  3. The setup will install Office 2010 and retain Office 2007 and any other older versions of Office apps.

Tip: Once Office 2010 is installed, the default program for Office documents, spreadsheets, presentations and other files will be defaulted to Office 2010, but it can be changed manually in Control Panel. A simpler way is to re-run Office 2007 Setup.exe setup wizard, and allow it to repair Office 2007 installation.

Note that although both Office 2010 and Office 2007 can co-exist, Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 apparently not. Only one version of Outlook can be installed at any time. Thus, Outlook 2007 will be uninstalled and leaving only Outlook 2010.

End-user who wishes to install Office 2010 without uninstalling Office 2007 can also download the following config.MSP Windows Installer Patch setup customization file which already been configured to keep and retail old Office components and applications.

Download config.MSP for installing Office 2010 without uninstalling or removing Office 2007.

To use the config.MSP to install Office 2007 and keep Office 2007 side by side (not uninstalling Office 2007), copy the downloaded config.MSP to the folder that contains Setup.exe and other installation files for Office 2010, and the run the following command in that folder in an elevated command prompt window (or in Start Search or Run command box).

SETUP /adminfile config.msp

Office 2010 and Office 2007 in Start Menu

“Outlook blocked access to the following potentially unsafe attachments” message in Outlook 1

Advanced troubleshooting

If you do not use Outlook with an Exchange server or if the Exchange server administrator lets users change the Outlook attachment security behavior, use method 1: “Customize attachment security behavior.”

If you use Outlook with an Exchange server and the Exchange Server administrator has disallowed changes to the Outlook attachment security behavior, use method 2: “Configure Outlook in an Exchange environment.”

Method 1: Customize attachment security behavior

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

Important Before you can customize the attachment security behavior in Outlook 2000 SR1 and Microsoft Outlook 2000 SR1a, you must first apply either Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 2 or Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3.

Follow these steps to modify the registry and change Outlook’s attachment security behavior.

  1. Exit Outlook if it is running.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run. Copy and paste (or type) the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
  3. Verify that the following registry key for your version of Outlook exists.
    Microsoft Office Outlook 2010


    Microsoft Office Outlook 2007


    Microsoft Office Outlook 2003


    Microsoft Outlook 2002


    Microsoft Outlook 2000


    If the registry key exists, go to step 5.

    If the registry key does not exist, follow these steps to create it:

    1. Locate, and then click the following registry key:
    2. Under Edit, click New, and then click Key.
    3. Type Office, and then press ENTER.
    4. Under Edit, click New, and then click Key.
    5. For Outlook 2010, type 14.0, and then press ENTER.
      For Outlook 2007, type 12.0, and then press ENTER.
      For Outlook 2003, type 11.0, and then press ENTER.
      For Outlook 2002, type 10.0, and then press ENTER.
      For Outlook 2000, type 9.0, and then press ENTER.
    6. Under Edit, click New, and then click Key.
    7. Type Outlook, and then press ENTER.
    8. Under Edit, click New, and then click Key.
    9. Type Security, and then press ENTER.
  4. Under Edit, click New, and then click String Value.
  5. Copy and paste (or type) the following name for the new value:
  6. Press ENTER.
  7. Right-click the new string value name, and then click Modify.
  8. Type the file name extension of the file type that you want to open in Outlook. For example:

    To specify multiple file types, use the following format:

  9. Click OK.
  10. Exit Registry Editor.
  11. Restart your computer.

When you start Outlook, you can open the file types that you specified in the registry.

Note We recommend that you enable only the file types that you have to have. If you rarely receive a particular file type, we recommend that you give Outlook temporary access to the file type that is in question. Then, reconfigure Outlook to block the file type by undoing the changes to the registry. For more information about how you can configure Outlook to block attachment file name extensions that Outlook does not block by default, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

837388 How to configure Outlook to block additional attachment file name extensions

Method 2: Configure Outlook in an Exchange environment

If you run Outlook in an Exchange environment, the Exchange server administrator can change the default attachment security behavior. For more information about how to configure Outlook in an Exchange environment, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

290499 Administrator information about e-mail security features
263297 Administrator information about the Outlook E-mail Security update: June 7, 2000

Attachment Behavior

Attachments are divided into three groups based on their file name extension or file type. Outlook handles each group in a specific way.

Level 1 (Unsafe)

The unsafe category represents any file name extension that may have script or code associated with it. You cannot open any attachment that has an unsafe file name extension. For a list of the unsafe file name extensions, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

The following list describes how Outlook behaves when you receive or send an unsafe file attachment:

  • You cannot save, delete, open, print, or otherwise work with unsafe files. A message at the top of the e-mail message indicates that Outlook has blocked access to the unsafe attachment. The attachment is inaccessible from Outlook. However, the attachment is not actually removed from the e-mail message.
  • If you forward an e-mail message that has an unsafe attachment, the attachment is not included in the forwarded e-mail message.
  • If you send an e-mail message that contains an unsafe attachment, you receive a warning message that states that other Outlook recipients may be unable to access the attachment that you are trying to send. You can safely ignore the warning message and send the e-mail message, or you can decide not to send the e-mail message.
  • In Outlook 2003, if you save or close an e-mail message that contains an unsafe attachment, you receive a warning message that states that you will be unable to open the attachment. You can override the warning message and save the e-mail message.
  • You cannot use the Insert Object command to open objects that are inserted in Microsoft Outlook Rich Text e-mail messages. You see a visual representation of the object. However, you cannot open or enable the object in the e-mail message.
  • You cannot open unsafe files that are stored in an Outlook or an Exchange folder. Although these files are not attached to an Outlook item, they are still considered unsafe. When you try to open the unsafe file, you receive the following error message:
    Can’t open the item. Outlook blocked access to this potentially unsafe item.

Level 2

Level 2 files are not unsafe. However, they do require more security than other attachments. When you receive a Level 2 attachment, Outlook prompts you to save the attachment to a disk. You cannot open the attachment in the e-mail message. By default, file name extensions are not associated with this group. However, if you use Outlook with an Exchange server and your mail is delivered to an Exchange mailbox, the Exchange server administrator can add file name extensions to the Level 2 list.

Other Attachments

When you try to open an attachment that has a file name extension other than those in the Level 1 or the Level 2 list, Outlook prompts you to either open the file directly or save it to a disk. You can turn off future prompts for that file name extension if you clear the Always ask before opening this type of file check box.

Note If a program associates itself with a new file name extension, Outlook treats that file name extension as safe until you add the file name extension to the list of Level 1 or Level 2 file name extensions.

For example, if you install a program on your computer that uses files that have a .xyz file name extension, when you open an attachment that has a .xyz file name extension, the program opens and runs the attachment. By default, the .xyz file name extension does not appear on the Level 1 or the Level 2 list. Therefore, Outlook treats it as a safe file name extension. If you want Outlook to treat attachments that have the .xyz file name extension as unsafe, you must add the .xyz file name extension to the list of Level 1 file name extensions.

Transfer iPhone Contacts to Gmail

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There are two ways to transfer your iPhone contacts to your Gmail account. This page discusses how to set up Google sync in order to be able to transfer contacts from Gmail to iPhone and the other way round. It also discusses how to transfer your iPhone contacts to your Google account independently from Google sync or other Cloud-based services.

Method 1: Transfer iPhone contacts to Google in a few easy steps

To do so, follow the outlined directions in this short YouTube video or go through the steps below:

1. Download and install a powerful utility called CopyTrans Contacts to your PC:

2. Run the tool and connect your iPhone. Your iPhone contacts will begin to populate and display on your computer screen

transfer iphone contacts to gmail

3. Click on the “Export selected” button and when asked in what format you want to export your iPhone contacts, click on “Gmail”

iphone contacts to gmail

4. Next select the location on your PC where you want to save the contacts. If you do not know where to save your iPhone contacts, select your PC’s Desktop and click OK

contacts from iphone to gmail

5. Your iPhone contacts will be saved to a folder on your Desktop in a single vCard file as seen below

transfer iphone contacts gmail

6. Now, go ahead and login to your Gmail account. Navigate to Gmail > Contacts

 iphone contacts gmail

7. Next, click on More > Import

iphone contacts transfer to google

8. Click on “Browse…” and Navigate to the location on your PC where you saved the contacts file, then click “Import”

transfer iphone contacts to google

9. Your iPhone contacts have now been transferred to your Gmail

google transfer iphone contacts

Trick: Refrain from exporting more than 600 contacts at a time, as I have found that Gmail cannot handle a large vCard file containing several thousand iPhone contacts at a time. If you have a very large contact list, simply export your iPhone address book on several goes following steps 3. to 8.

This is a quick way to transfer iPhone contacts to your Gmail account.

Method 2: Transfer iPhone Contacts to Gmail and the other way round using Google Sync

Google comes handy when you are trying to synchronize iPhone contacts between your PC, Gmail account and your iPhone. The service works for other mobile devices too. This section discusses how to set up Google sync in order to be able to transfer contacts from Gmail to iPhone.

Note: For the other way round – in order to tranfer iPhone contacts to your Gmail account, have a look at the this free BETA application.

Google Sync for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

    1. Navigate to the iPhone Settings and from there chose the option which is named Mail, Contacts, Calendars


transfer iphone contacts
    1. On the newly-opened slide, select Add Account…


iphone contacts transfer
    1. From the next window, make sure you tap on Microsoft Exchange


contacts iphone transfer
    1. Next, enter your full email address (including in the field called Email. You can leave the Domain field empty as it is not required. In the Username field, again, enter your full username which includes the ending. Tap on Next on the top-right.


transfer contacts iphone
    1. Now, type in where it says Server and just press Next again.


iphone contacts
    1. Next, from the next screen, make sure you turn Contacts and other Google sync services such as Mail or Calendars which participate in the synchronization.
    2. Your iPhone will ask you what you would like to do with existing local contacts, calendars etc. on your iPhone. Unless you want to delete your currently saved on your iPhone contacts, select Keep on My iPhone in order for the sync to take place. Any new contacts (from your iPhone) with regards to your existing Gmail contacts will be placed in the All Contacts group.
    3. Finally, in order for the sync to begin, go to your iPhone settings, and tap on Fetch New Data. From the newly-opened slide turn Push on.


iphone transfer contacts


This is how to turn the Google Sync service in order to sync your iPhone contacts with your Gmail contacts. Here are some more details about what the Google sync is and how to sync your emails, calendar and contacts.

Note: In order to follow steps 1 through 8, you need to make sure you have at least iOS 3 installed on your iDevice (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch). Also, perform an iOS backup of your device via iTunes on your computer, in order for your iPhone contacts, calendars and additional settings data to be backed up to your PC.


Install android apps on your external sd card 2

1. You need to be rooted or otherwise have access to view and modify system files. I used the app, “Root Explorer”

2. You need a micro SD card to put in the external micro SD card slot (DUH!)

1. Install the “Root Explorer” app.
You need a version that will give you full R/W access. I used the one linked to in the ****OFFICIAL Polaroid PMID 701C Thread! -Root, market and more!” thread here. To save you the trouble, here’s the link to Root Explorer v2.19:

Basically this gives you access to see and modify the system file you need to modify. There are other ways to do this, I’m just telling you what I did because it worked just fine.

2. Mount R/W in Root Explorer.
Once you’ve installed Root Explorer, navigate to the /system folder and then make it root accessible/writable by tapping the grey “Mount R/W” button at the top of the screen.

3. Find and Edit the “vold.fstab” file.
Now that you now have root access you can edit the vold.fstab file. In the Root Explorer app Go to /system/etc/vold.fstab

Once you’ve found that file simply long press it (hold down on it) until you see “Open With” and then choose “text editor”

You’ll see a text file. In the 2nd paragraph you’ll see two lines that say:

dev mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard auto
dev mount extsd /mnt/extsd auto

Highlight them and edit the lines to read:

dev mount sdcard /mnt/extsd auto
dev mount extsd /mnt/sdcard auto
4. Save and Reboot!
Press the menu button or tap menu and then select “Save and Exit”.
(It should save the original file for you as a backup automatically when you save in case you screw anything up)

Turn off the tablet, make sure your external micro sd card is in the external sd slot and then reboot. (You need to reboot for the changes to the vold.fstab file to take effect)

Configure Chameleon to boot directly in to OS X

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In Mac OS X add these into /Extra/com.Boot.plist at the end before </dict>:

	<key>Legacy Logo</key>
	<key>Default Partition</key>
	<key>Quiet Boot</key>

You might already have Timeout 1 and Legacy Logo Yes in there so, then you may skip those.
Make sure you do not have “-v” in your Kernel Flags. For instance I have:

	<key>Kernel Flags</key>

Just make sure it does not say arch=x86_64 -v or something similar. -v means Verbose and pushes Mac OS X into displaying all the boot information instead of the regular boot logo.

This should auto boot your first Mac OS X partition directly without showing the Chameleon boot screen where you might select for instance Windows.
If you still want to boot different OS/partitions start hitting F8 while it is saying Verifying DMI Pool Data.

For reference my complete looks like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">
	<key>Kernel Flags</key>
	<key>Graphics Mode</key>
	<key>Legacy Logo</key>
	<key>Default Partition</key>
	<key>Rename Partition</key>
	<string>hd(0,2) "Mac OS X";hd(0,3) "Mac OS X System Backup";hd(1,1) Windows</string>
	<key>Hide Partition</key>
	<key>Quiet Boot</key>

Result of this is the BIOS instantly going for your PCI Express 1 graphics card displaying the Apple Splash Screen, shortly displaying AHCI detection and Verifying DMI Pool Data. After that it will again show the Apple Splash Screen an the spinning loading wheel will be visible soon after finally you enter Mac OS X.