20 Things I learned about Browsers and the Web by Google Chrome Team

on Friday, December 24, 2010

I just came across a nice little website which has been compiled by the Google Chrome Team.  Its content is clear from its heading.  Its about complex things of the modern day internet explained in simple and straightforward words. 
20 things i learned about browsers and web

Find out if your email has been read

on Saturday, December 18, 2010

SpyPig is a site which notifies when an email sent by you is read by the recipient.  The service is free and easy to set up.

Find out if your email has been read
For that you need to browse to their website and enter your email address, the message title, select the image of your choice and the number of notifications you like to receive.  Once you have done that, the image is displayed below the form, which you will have to copy to your mail before the activation counter reaches 0.

Access blocked websites using UltraSurf

on Sunday, December 12, 2010

UltraSurf is a free software which can be used to browse websites which are otherwise censored.  

The software uses advance encryption techniques which makes your surfing truly anonymous.  The advance proxy technology used by them hides your real IP address from everyone else and hence it can ideally be called an anti-censorship software.  

Boot Multiple Operating Systems from a USB drive

MultiBootISO is a free software with which you can put multiple Operating Systems in your USB drive and then boot through it.

Boot multiple OS from usb driveThis utility made for Windows can make your USB drive to boot through a number of Operating Systems.  The number depends only on the size of the USB drive that you have.  On other words, the software is a GRUB Multiple OS loader on your pendrive. 

To make your USB drive bootable, first you will have to download the software.  Then by the help of the software, you can drop ISO files of the Operating Systems you choose.

Apart from the OSes, there are rescue programs and utilities like GParted Partition disc, Ophcrack, and virus scanners.

Organize your Photos and Videos with Pictomio

on Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pictomio is a free photo and video organiser with excellent features.  Its interface is very cool and those who like those 3D views and wonderful features would certainly love to have it. 

Download images from websites in a single click

on Saturday, December 4, 2010

All of us copy various images from websites.  While there may be other ways of doing it, most of us would click on the image and then save it to our computer.   The other option for us is to hit the PrintScreen button and then save the images.

OutWit images is a very useful Firefox addon for those who regularly download pictures from websites.  It is free and easy to use.  With a single click, all the pictures in the webpage are downloaded to your computer.  It is even possible to select individual pictures too.

An Excellent alternative for Windows Explorer

on Sunday, November 28, 2010

FreeCommander is a very good alternative for Windows Explorer.  Apart from being free, it has excellent capabilities. It uses Dual Panel technology and is capable of reading RAR files. It has a built in FTP client, multi rename tool and enables users to modify file date and attributes.   

alternative for Windows Explorer

How to remove SemiAntiVirus.vbs

on Saturday, November 27, 2010

SemiAntiVirus.vbs is a Visual Basic Script and is a virus.  It exploits the capability of Visual Basic Scripts to access file system and Windows Registry.  When I ran a scan on Virscan.org, the file was displayed as having a virus named Worm.VBS.Autorun.bf!IK.  
The Script alters the system registry and changes the title of Internet Explorer to LRI Internet Explorer.  Let us see how we remove the virus.

Install Windows XP in less than 15 minutes

on Sunday, November 21, 2010

Windows XP, the most popular OS from Microsoft requires around 40 minutes to set itself up.  The installation time can be reduced to near 15 minutes.  This will be particularly helpful for those who frequently setup Windows XP.  This is how we do it.
Install windows xp in less than 15 minutes

1.   Boot from Windows XP disk.

2.   After the setup has copied all the files which are required for installation of Windows XP, it will prompt you to indicate a location to install the OS.

3.   After having selected the drive, the setup would now format it and reboot.

How to Delete an "Undeletable" File

on Saturday, November 20, 2010

Very often we come across some files which we find are undeletable.  System will simply not allow you to delete them, no matter you are in the normal or the safe mode.  This situation is very common now a days and is mostly due to virus activities.

Delete and undeletable file

Torrent downloader for Firefox

on Sunday, November 14, 2010

FireTorrent is a Firefox addon which integrates BitTorrent client into the Firefox browser.  You can download your torrents via your browser using the addon.  

The Best Free File Recovery Software

on Saturday, November 13, 2010

Recuva is a free software which helps you in recovering your files which got deleted accidentally.  This can be documents, photos, music, video, compressed files and even mails.  The software also works on rewritable media and can even recover deleted photos and images from your camera's memory card.

Right Click to open Command Prompt inside any Directory

on Monday, November 8, 2010

If you use the Command Prompt very frequently, you might had thought of opening the Command Prompt right where you want to.  By Default the command prompt opens in your user profile's home directory.  There is a way of bringing it on in to the right click menu and then you can be able to open Command Prompt in every Folder.  In Windows 7, this is fairly simple.  Select the folder you wish to open the Command Prompt.  While keeping the Shift key pressed, right click the folder.  You will get the option "Open Command Window Here".

In Windows XP, we will have to edit the Registry for it.  Lets see how we do it.

1.   Open Registry Editor by typing "regedit" (without quotes) in the Run menu.

2.   Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell.

Free Online File Converter

on Saturday, November 6, 2010

We use a lot of applications to convert our files to another format to be able to be played/viewed in portable players.  I found out a site which does Audio, Video, Image, Document, Ebook conversions and Hash Generation.  

In Audio conversions, you have an option to convert your files to AAC, FLAC, M4A, MMF Ringtone, MP3, OGG, WAV and WMA formats.

Free Online Desktop

on Sunday, October 31, 2010

Computers are indeed making our lives simpler, richer and more productive day by day.  With the advancement of technology, next generation computers would be just devices with are internet-enabled.  The amount of storage space, power of computing and the applications could be personalized online.  You just require a browser and can perform everything online.

MyGoya is a free Operating System which runs in your browser.  In order to access MyGoya, Adobe Flash Player & Java  must be installed on your computer.  The interface is extremely beautiful and simple.

How to Disable Advertisements in Foxit Reader

on Saturday, October 30, 2010

Foxit Reader is a free PDF reader and it is very popular for its speed and other capabilities.  I love its performance when compared to Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Apart from that, it is really light weight when compared to other readers.  Undoubtedly, its the best PDF reader available today.

disable ads in foxit reader

Only little thing bad I noticed about the reader was the advertisement shown in the right hand top corner.  If you don't like them there is a way to remove them.

This Blog is now CommentLuv

on Sunday, October 24, 2010

This blog has now been upgraded with CommentLuv. CommentLuv is essentially a plugin which is a reward for commenters. It places the title of the latest blog post under their comments. This way, CommentLuv can increase traffic from this site to sites which comment on this blog.

Now when you comment on this blog, you will get a link back to your site too.  Start Commenting.

Optimize your Laptop's battery using BatteryCare for free

on Saturday, October 23, 2010

I had earlier written about tips for saving your laptop's battery life.  Here is a software which does exactly that.  Optimizing your laptop's battery and saving it.  The software is free and has many features.

How to avoid Product Activation again on reinstallation of Windows XP

Once you have installed Windows OS, you will have to activate it within 30 days.  After having activated your product, if you need to re-install the OS, you will again have to go through the process of product activation which involves passing on and receiving keys which are really very long.

If you are re-installing the OS in the same system (with the same hardware), you can avoid the process of product activation.  The process of backing up the activation information to be used for avoiding further product activation is described in the following steps:-

Backup and Restore all Drivers installed on your Computer for Free

on Sunday, October 17, 2010

Double Driver is an excellent utility which allows you to  list, backup and restore all the drivers installed on your computer.  It has a very simple layout and is extremely easy to use.

How to Download Flash Games from Websites

on Friday, October 15, 2010

There are numerous sites in the internet which provides flash games to play.  The only disadvantage is that everytime you feel like playing your favourite flash game, you will have to connect to the internet and log in to the site and start playing.

What if we could download the flash games and save them in our computer so that we can play them over and again without requiring an internet access.

I have been checking this method for some time.  It works for most of the sites except for some flash files.

You will have to have Mozilla Firefox installed on your computer.

Log in to the flash site and select the game to play.  Remember, you will have to wait till the game is loaded.

Check the strength of your Password at HowSecureIsMyPassword

on Tuesday, October 12, 2010

HowSecureIsMyPassword.net is a site wherein you can check the strength of your passwords.  Its really easy and the calculation takes in realtime.

This site can make you evaluate the type of passwords to be used for maximum security.  While the site claims that they don't store any passwords, it is always secure to be checking with a fake password.

VirusTotal - Free Online Virus, Spyware and URL Scanner

on Sunday, October 10, 2010

VirusTotal.com is a free web based service which scans your files for viruses and spywares/malwares in realtime.  It can scan URLs too.

The main characteristics of this site is as follows:-

Play YouTube videos from a specific time

on Sunday, October 3, 2010

You were watching a lengthy YouTube video and you had to leave your computer for some reason or had to disconnect before you finish viewing the video.  The next time you log in, you can start viewing the video from just where you had left it by adding #t=AAmBBs (where AA is the minutes and BB is the seconds). 

10 ways to save your Laptop battery life

on Saturday, October 2, 2010

1.   Adjust Power Settings.  Power settings can be adjusted so that your laptop consumes less power.  The settings can be accessed by typing "powercfg.cpl" (without quotes) in the Run Dialog box.

2.   Adjust Brightness.   Brightness of the screen can be decreased so that less energy is consumed by the LCD.

3.   Disable unwanted services.  Unwanted services, for example, Bluetooth, WiFi should be kept disabled.

No Title bar and Menu Bar in Windows Task Manager

on Monday, September 27, 2010

The Windows Task Manager has five sub tabs namely, Applications, Processes, Performance, Networing and Users.

Sometimes, when the Task Manager is activated, (by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del key combinations or by typing "taskmgr.exe" (without quotes) in the Run dialog box)  the Menu bar and the Title bar is found missing.  

How to remove SICHOST.exe

on Sunday, September 26, 2010

SICHOST.exe is a virus and it is installed and used by TrojanPSW.OnLineGames.  The virus can easily be mistaken for the genuine Windows file named SVCHOST.exe.

What it does?

SICHOST.exe tries to connect to several remote hosts and download files from the internet.  As most of the other viruses do, it disables the Registry Editor (regedit), Task Manager and the Microsoft System Configuration Utility (msconfig).  It has been noted on infected PCs on startup, the Internet Explorer opens up automatically linking to the blog advgoogle.blogspot.com.


How to cleanup unused startup entries in MSCONFIG

on Saturday, September 18, 2010

MSConfig (Microsoft System Configuration Utility) is a tool used to troubleshoot the Windows startup process.  Windows will not load files which are unchecked in the Startup tab of MSConfig while booting the computer.  After having all these features, the utility lacks option to delete unused startup entries.  The files you have selected or unchecked will always show up along other entries.  To remove these unnecessary entries you will have to edit the Registry.  

Always back up registry before you edit it.  Registry editing should be done with due care.

Search pictures of people for free

on Sunday, September 12, 2010

Facesaerch is a free web service which helps you search faces of people.  This website has a very simple layout and all you need to do is to enter the person's name in the search box and click on search. 

Password Recovery Tool for Windows

on Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cain & Abel is a great password recovery tool for Windows OS.  It can recover various kinds of passwords by using Dictionary, Brute force and Cryptanalysis attacks.  It can also sniff the network, record VoIP conversations, analyse routing protocols to find out passwords.

The tool is also capable of sniffing switched LANs  and can even analyse encrypted protocols like HTTPS and SSH-1.

Send Notes that will self-destruct

on Sunday, August 29, 2010

You can send self-destructing notes to your friends using Privnote; a service which gives you notes that will self-destruct once the person to whom you have send it reads it.

Top 5 Free File Erasing Softwares

on Saturday, August 28, 2010

Here is a small list of free tools available in the internet for securely deleting files.   The secure deletion means re-writing the file which you want to delete several times and then deleting it, so that no recovery software can recover your sensitive data.  The list is arranged as per the popularity and the ease to use.

(a)   Eraser.  This is the best tools in terms of popularity and the ease to use.  This tool removes the files/folders securely by overwriting them many times.  You can opt for Gutman, USDoD and many other patterns for securely deleting your files.  You can drag and drop your files in to the tool.  Moreover, the windows explorer right-click extension is also available to you.  You can also schedule its operation.

Send Anonymous Mails

on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

There are a number of websites designed to send anonymous mails.  The following are few of them:-

Print/Edit contents of a Directory/Folder

on Friday, August 13, 2010

This is purely based on DOS commands.  What happens if you have a CD or folder containing files which are not arranged?  What if they are very large in number?  This simple DOS command will generate the contents of any Directory/Folder and store it in a text document so that you can later view it or edit it.  This is how we do it.

Go to Run and type "cmd" (without quotes) to get the Command prompt.

Go to the Drive/Directory/Folder of whose contents you wish to extract in a txt file.

Make Adobe Reader load faster

on Sunday, August 8, 2010

Adobe Reader is a good software for viewing pdf files.  But most of the time, it requires some time to get started up.  We can significantly reduce the time taken by the software to load.

First browse to the following directory:- (I guess you have installed the software in your C drive.  If you have installed it elsewhere, change the drive letter.)
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader xx\reader\  (where xx can be the version number)

Hack Folder Lock Password

on Sunday, August 1, 2010

Folder Lock is a very famous software used for locking your private folders so that no body can view it.  It encrypts the files and folders using user's password.  When I say "Hack Folder Lock Password", let me be clear that I dont want you to break into folders locked by others.  I just want to help users who forget their passwords.  

Speed up Windows XP by disabling unwanted services

on Sunday, July 11, 2010

There are many services which are running in the background when you use your Windows XP.  Each of them have their own importance and relevance.  But some services are not that useful for an average user.  Therefore, if you disable those services, you can have their share of processor speed and RAM space.  Services can be accessed by typing "services.msc" (without quotes) in the Run dialog box or by going to  Start ->Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services.  

The following are few of the services you can consider disabling.

Multiple Home Page in Firefox

on Saturday, July 10, 2010

It is possible to have more than one home page in Firefox.

Click on Options in the Tools menu.  In the 'General' tab, you will find options to change home page.  Add the websites you want to include in the home page separating them with the ' | ' (pipe) symbol.

For example, if you want to keep www.google.com and http://tricksntipcomputersninternet.blogspot.com, the home page should be configured as follows :-

Recover saved Firefox Usernames and Passwords

on Wednesday, July 7, 2010

FirePasswordViewer is a free software which can recover saved usernames and passwords in Firefox. 

Firefox browser inside another Firefox browser

on Sunday, June 27, 2010

This is actually an easter egg hidden in the Mozilla Firefox.  You can open multiple browsers inside Firefox by pasting the following line into the address bar:-

Split Screen on Google Chrome

Split Screen is an extension of Google Chrome which gives you the ability to browse all the open webpages through a single window.

 Some of the uses of this extension are

Complete set of IP tools for everyone

on Sunday, June 20, 2010

Iptools.com is a site which gives you free information about various issues related to IP address.  It is even more better a site of Network Administrators who need to have access to various critical information related to Internet Protocol (IP) address.

Some of the services (free) provided by the site are as follows:-

How to easily switch between Google and Bing.

on Sunday, May 9, 2010

It is indeed very easy to switch over from Google to Bing while searching.

Suppose you search for computer tricks in Google and the resultant url is as follows:-

Convert Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Images, Web Pages and other files to PDF

on Sunday, April 18, 2010

FreepdfConvert is a site which allows you convert Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Images, and many other file formats to PDF format for free. Following is the list of supported file formats:-

Convert shortened URL to its Original URL.

    You get a link from somewhere which is nothing but a clutter of letters and digits and since you cannot visually decipher its contents, you click it.  The link may be a scam, may be someone trying to cheat you or may be someone trying to inject viruses or malware into your computer.

Download YouTube Videos without using softwares

on Friday, April 2, 2010

There are many softwares for downloading videos from YouTube.  If you are using a public terminal or a computer you may not have rights to install the software.  

Convert any webpage into pdf for free

on Wednesday, March 31, 2010

pdfmyurl.com is a site where in you can submit the URL of which you want a copy in pdf format.  It generates pdf of any website.  The service is free and the pdf is of good quality. 

Remove GoogleUpdate.exe

on Monday, March 29, 2010

Have you noticed a process called GoogleUpdate.exe running silently on your computer?

This process is from Google products like Google Earth, Google Chrome etc.  The file tries continuously to access internet without your consent and try to update its product.   There exists no option to disable it too.  This process may still be alive even after the parent program has been uninstalled.

How to stop the process.

The file's activity can be stopped by firewall based programs like ZoneAlarm etc.  

How to remove the process.
(a)   To remove GoogleUpdate.exe, first search for all its instance in your local drive and delete them. You may keep a copy of them at some place, so that if emergency comes you can still replace those files.  

Contents of the blog

on Wednesday, March 24, 2010


1.    Manually remove virus/trojans
2.    Free SMS sending application : Windows
3.    Five Portable Programs to keep in your USB Drive
4.    Simple Automatic Shutdown Timer for Windows
5.    Hidden Music File Windows XP
6.    Copy Windows Error Messages
7.    Find Song Name without knowing the Lyrics
8.    Embed your presentations on your blog or social networking sites
9.    Windows 7 : How to search within ZIP files
10.    15 Things to check if your Computer is slowing down
11.    Find lyrics of a song
12.    Burn ISO files in Windows XP and Vista
13.    Disable websites from resizing your firefox browser window
14.    Send Fax to anywhere in the world for free
15.    Youtube launches URL shortener youtu.be
16.    Repair Dead Cells on your LCD screen
17.    Check which websites are your programs accessing
18.    Wireless networking without a Router
19.    Cool method to edit any Webpage
20.    How to get rid of _.ex-08.exe Trojan
21.    Google Chrome : Hidden Commands
22.    Protect your USB drive from Trojan/Viruses
23.    How to Install Windows XP on pre-installed Vista
24.    Google Search Tips
25.    Create PDF using Microsoft Office 2007
26.    Create your own font.
27.    Simplest way to check whether your SMPS is working
28.    Be away from harmful sites with WOT
29.    Software to record any sound from your PC
30.    Mozilla Addon for speeding up Non-broadband connection
31.    Record your online activities for free.
32.    Convert docx to doc online
33.    Print Web Pages with ease
34.    Safely Remove your USB drive !
35.    Windows 7
36.    Skype Call Recorder
37.    FlashBlock : Another great firefox addon
38.    Broadband Scheduler
39.    Enhance your power of Googling with GoogleEnhancer
40.    Watch Videos in ScreenSaver
41.    Faster Shutdown for you Computer
42.    SkipScreen : Bypass Waiting Time in Rapidshare/ZShare/Megaupload
43.    Lockerz - Another great site
44.    How to download videos from Youtube
45.    Corrupted Files in Windows XP
46.    Some Quick Shortcuts
47.    Windows Antivirus Pro
48.    Improve your Internet speed
49.    Save ink with Ecofont
50.    Remove GoogleUpdate.exe 
51.   Convert any webpage into pdf for free
52.   Convert Shortened URL to its Original URL
53.   Download YouTube videos without using softwares
54.   How to easily switch between Google and Bing
55.   Convert Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web pages, images and other files to pdf
56.   Convert shortened URL into its original URL.
57.   Complete set of IP tools for everyone
58.   Recover saved Firefox Usernames and Passwords
59.   Speed up Windows XP by disabling unwanted services
60.   Print/Edit contents of a Directory/Folder 
61.   Password Recovery Tool for Windows
62.   Search pictures of people for free
63.   How to remove SICHOST.exe
64.  10 ways to save your Laptop battery life
65.  VirusTotal - Free Online Virus, Spyware and URL Scanner
66.  Check the strength of your Password at HowSecureIsMyPassword
67.  Backup and Restore all Drivers installed on your Computer for Free



1.     Microsoft Windows Game tricks
2.    Create Matrix effect in your Computer using Batch file.
3.    Find Product Key of Microsoft Windows & Office family products
4.    Modify Add/Remove list : Windows 7 & Windows XP
5.    Make older addons compatible with Firefox
6.    Make your Windows Shutdown faster
7.    Windows 7 God Mode
8.    Remove password protection from PDF files
9.    Stop Google from keeping track on links you are visiting in Search Results
10.    Copy audio files from your ipod
11.    Fake Magazine covers to surprise your friends
12.    Google Easter Egg
13.    Fasten Up your PC with a Pen Drive
14.    Add Photo to My Computer Properties
15.    Christmas Time - Let your Keyboard lights celebrate too
16.    Remove Genuine Windows Advantage (WGA Notification)
17.    Recover all your Google Passwords
18.    Be the most powerful user in Windows - The System
19.    Hide the drives in My Computer
20.    Change/Hide your IP address
21.    Automate deletion of Temp files in Vista
22.    GMail Drive
23.    Recover bookmarks from crashed Firefox
24.    Ophcrack - Windows Password Cracker
25.    Disable Balloon tips
26.    Delete any files and folders
27.    How to grab Audio files from various streaming sites
28.    Delete all files in a folder quickly
29.    Delete Recycle Bin
30.    Remove shortcut arrows from Desktop icons
31.    Extracting images from pdf files
32.    Edit "Send To" Menu in WIndows XP
33.    Trouble with the Right click menu
34.    Increase Recording time of Windows Sound Recorder
35.    Change the Default location of My Documents
36.    Find Invisible friends : Yahoo Messenger
37.    Watch Network Cameras online via Google
38.    Easter Egg : Car game in MS Excel
39.    Freecell - Win Instantly
40.    Scandisk and Improper Shutdown
41.    Disable the Low Hard disk space warning
42.    Hidden User Accounts
43.    Control the files loading at Windows Startup
44.    Hiding your Folders : A different approach
45.    Bypass Windows Login prompt for password
46.    Show Hidden Files
47.    Renaming the Recycle bin
48.    YouTube videos in your Power Point presentations
49.    How to Remove Admin Password
50.    Resource Hacker
51.    Want to know how many hours your machine had been running?
52.    Disable Regedit
53.    Disable Recent Documents History
54.    Change Internet Explorer Title Name
55.    Menus loading faster
56.    Disable USB drives
57.    Disable the CD Autorun
58.    Remove Run from the Start Menu
59.    Remove Find from your Start Menu
60.    The Great Renaming Challenge
61.    USB Drive usage in your Computer
62.    Multiple Home Page in Firefox
63.    Send Anonymous Mails
64.    Make Adobe Reader Load Faster
65.    Hack Folder Lock Password
66.    How to cleanup unused startup entries in MSCONFIG
67.    Play YouTube videos from a specific time
68.    How to Download Flash Games from Websites
69.    How to avoid Product Activation again on reinstallation of Windows XP

Manually remove virus/trojans

on Friday, February 26, 2010

You can remove some viruses/trojans manually, if you know their file name and where they are residing in your computer.  While this tutorial cannot assure that you can remove all the Viruses/trojans, it can help you remove some of them very efficiently. 

When you notice that your PC is behaving abnormally, or suspect a virus inside it, the first thing you should be doing is to run the System Configuration Utility or the MSCONFIG.  This can be run by typing "msconfig" (without quotes) in the Run Dialogue box.  In the Startup tab of Configuration Utility, check for any unwanted or unfamiliar names.  If you find one de-select it and go to its location and try deleting it.

Five Portable Programs to keep in your USB Drive

on Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Here is a list of programs which you should consider storing in your USB Drive.  They are all portable which means that you need not install them.  They can run with a mouse click or double click.  

Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool : While you are away from your own computer, it is always possible to come across a Virus.  So, this free portable tool from Kaspersky is a must in everyone's USB drive.  While it cannot give real time protection, it can scan and disinfect viruses that are currently residing in any computer.

Simple Automatic Shutdown Timer for Windows.

on Sunday, February 7, 2010

Here is a way to create a simple automatic shutdown timer for Windows.  This is basically a batch program which lets user input the time in seconds to shutdown.

The program asks user to input the time in seconds after which the computer is required to be shut down.  This is particularly useful if you need to give your child the permission to use computer or internet for a fixed time.

This is how we do it.

Save ink with Ecofont

on Saturday, February 6, 2010

While printing, Ecofont makes holes in the fonts which has no effect on legibility.  Apart from making you save ink, it also saves the environment.

It is indeed fascinating to read that the Ecofont can help you save upto 25% of your ink.  You can also work with your favourite font and print using its Eco-variant with a single press of a button.

Free SMS sending application : Windows

on Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Net-SMS is a very simple and easy to use application which can be used from Windows Platform.  This is a very small application and is java based.  

Hidden Music File Windows XP

on Monday, February 1, 2010

Many of us might have listened to that beautiful piece of music XP played, when you first set up it.  The music file is hidden and the path to the file is as follows:

Microsoft Windows Game tricks

on Sunday, January 31, 2010

I had previously written about winning a Free Cell game.  Here are some cool tricks which can be used with other games like Pinball, Minesweeper, Solitaire and Hearts.

1.   Open the Registry Editor by Start -> Run and  type "regedit" (without quotes) and press Enter.
2.   Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Hearts 
3.   Right-click on the right panel and create a new String value and name it "ZB" (without quotes).
4.   Double-click the value "ZB" and edit its value. Enter "42" (without quotes) and close the Registry Editor.
5.   Start Hearts game and when you press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F12, it shows all the cards.


Copy Windows Error Messages

We all must have come across error messages generated by Windows Operating System.  To copy the error message, most of us would use the combination of "Prt Scr" key and MSPaint.

Create Matrix effect in your Computer using Batch file.

on Saturday, January 30, 2010

Each and every one of us love the Matrix movie and of course, the animations in it.   It is indeed lovely to watch the green colored digits and letters scrolling up.

Let me tell you a way to make such an effect in your computer and surprise your friends with it.

Find Product Key of Microsoft Windows & Office family products

Magical Jelly Bean Key Finder is a free open source software that can retrieve the product key which was used to register your Microsoft Windows & Office family products.

It works on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, Server 2008, Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007 family of products.

It can even retrieve product keys from unbootable Windows installations.

Find Song Name without knowing the Lyrics

on Friday, January 29, 2010

What happens you know the lyrics of a song, but know the tune of it and would like to know which song it is?  Search engines will not be able to give you the result, if you dont know atleast few sentences of the song.  So, now if you are thinking your only hope is to hum it to your friends and asking them about the song, you are wrong.

There are many softwares/websites which does the thing.

1.   Midomi :   Midomi comes to your help if you know the tune of the song.  Just hum the tune and Midomi will tell you which song it is.  Midomi will display a list of matching songs after searching its database.  Its free to use online.  They have an application for iphone too , but with a price tag.

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