Friday, November 26, 2010

How To Make Video Calls from Huawei Mobile Partner


If you are unable to make video calls through Huawei Mobile Partner, follow the steps below.

1. I guess, initially, your Mobile Partner's Call Interface will look like this:

where you don't find an option to make a video call.

2. Exit Mobile Partner, if open. (Important)

3. Go to Mobile Partner Installation directory and find the file SysSetting.xml. Typically, it will be here: C:\Program Files\Mobile Partner\SysSetting.xml. Open it in Notepad.

Find this in the file:

Notice that callvideo is 0. Modify it to 1 and save the file.

4. Open Mobile Partner, and see the call interface again:

You got a new button to make video calls!

5. Go to Tools>>Options>>Video Call, and choose the correct web cam, make other settings as per your preference.

6. Once you dial the number and click the new Video Call button, you'll get the local and remote video screen below:

Done! You can start making video calls through your PC!

This is personally tested by me and found working. Good Luck!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fix for Windows Error 1500: Another installation is in progress. You must complete that installation before continuing this one.

Last day, I encountered this error message while trying with a new software installation on my Windows 7 machine.

Error 1500: Another installation is in progress. You must complete that installation before continuing this one.

Spent most of the time searching on the Internet but couldn't find a working solution. Later, I combined two solutions and it worked.

Here is what I did.

(You should have admin privileges on the system)

Step 1: Open Windows Registry Editor by typing regedit.exe in Start>Run.

Step 2
: Go to the location: HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Installer\InProgress

Step 3
: You'll find that the value (Default) is filled with some data. Double click to open it. Empty the contents for that value.

Step 4
: Open Windows Services by typing services.msc in Start>Run

Step 5
: Find out the service named Windows Installer from the list of available services. The service would be started and Startup Type will be Manual. Right-click the service, select properties and change Startup Type to Disabled. Click Apply and then OK.

Step 6
: Restart computer, after closing all the open windows.

Step 7
: Once the system is up after restart, open Services, and change the Windows Installer Startup Type to Manual (You Disabled it in Step 5). Click Apply and then OK.


Now, you'll be able to install any software that failed Error 1500.