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Ultra-Mobile PC or UMPC is a smart portable device that includes on screen keyboard and runs under the Windows Tablet PC operating system. It was formally introduced in 2006. Ultra-Mobile PCs have a 20 cm (7-inch) or smaller touch sensitive screen at a minimum resolution of 800 × 480. A special software Touch Pack provides an on-screen keyboard that is operated with the thumbs as well as enlarged buttons for menus that are easier to tap with finger. UMPC devices will include low-voltage Intel Pentium or VIA C7-M processors in the 1 GHz range, 256 MB to 1 GB of RAM, and a 30 to 160 GB hard disk, depending on the manufacturer. UMPC platform is compatible for software write for Microsoft Windows XP operating system. Ultra-Mobile PCs can also feature Global Positioning System (GPS) devices, webcams, fingerprint readers, stereo speakers, TV tuners, or memory card readers. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Ethernet are all supported as well. UMPCs have enough processing power to support audio, video, and gaming, in addition to having rich support for browsing the internet as well as for other communication and networking applications.

IT Tips

Migrate to NTFS

NTFS partitions have much more functionality and features compared to a FAT formatted hard drive. Some of the features that NTFS offers that FAT doesn't include:

The ability to apply detailed security to files and folders.
File compression
File encryption
Larger more efficient hard drive partitions
More secure file sharing
More reliable than FAT
Ability to use dynamic disks for performance and fault tolerance

This conversion is only possible in Windows 2000/XP/2003. Other Windows versions don't support NTFS.

Click Start, click Programs, and then click Command Prompt or Start, Run then type in cmd and click Ok.

At the command prompt, type CONVERT [driveletter]: /FS:NTFS where driveletter is the letter of the drive you are converting.

The computer will reboot and convert.exe will convert the partition to NTFS. Once you convert to NTFS you cannot go back to FAT without formatting the drive.

You must back-up your data before conversion.

Keyboard shortcuts

Windows Logo+D:
Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop

Windows Logo+F: Find files or folders

Windows Logo+Break: System Properties dialog box

Windows Logo+R: Run dialog box


Compiled By Edward Apurba Singha, Computer Engineer



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