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This blog is for those folks who are interested in computer tweaks..
Do it on your own risk !!, i am not responsible for any sort of misuse
All posts are tested, nothing fake over here.. If you like, comments on it..

✔ Keyboard Hacked

Hello Friends,

FreeHackTech brought to you a Vb-script (vbs) files which will Hack your / your Friend's Keyboard.

This is a simple script that makes use of the Windows Script Host (WSH) environment..

1. Download the Keyboard Hacks.rar File [Click Here to download]
2. Extract it with winrar (Right click on downloaded file, press "Extract Here")
3. Enter password as,  freehacktech
4. Open folder "Keyboard Hacks" and Open any one of four files.

and see magic....
There is a nothing gonna harm your computer.....

Its Really Interesting, Try it n Send this files to your friends too..

And Have a fun!!

Any Problems Leave comments below & ask me..
Thank You

Saturday, July 31, 2010

✔ Orkut Problems !!

Using orkut is a great way to meet new people and get in touch with old friends. But it's also used by millions of people and there are certain things orkut members should keep in mind while using the site. Due to orkut's open nature, we realize that users' accounts can become compromised through phishing schemes, viruses and spyware. Fortunately, users can help secure their own account and their online identity quickly and easily. Here are some general tips and guidelines you should follow when using orkut:

Don't script, ever !!
Never copy and paste a web address or script (code) into your browser while signed into orkut, no matter what it claims to do. Don't click links in scraps or emails that claim to be from orkut, Google or Gmail.

✔ What  users can do to stop this ?

→ Report the URLs at
→ Stop script (running JavaScript in Orkut).
→ Tell friends about these scams and to be safe.
→ Delete the auto-generated scam thread in the communities.

✔ What happens when the script runs ?

→ Edits your about me, status and even picture.
→ Send scraps to your friends to run the script.
→ Post threads on the communities you joined.
→ Comment on photos of your friends
→ Automatically joins their Community (like FREE RECHARGE)
→ Send testimonials etc.

It looks like,

✔ I have already run the script. Now what should i do?

→ Clear cookies and Cache
→ Change your account settings ie, password & security question.
→ Edit your about me, status etc which was changed by the script.
→ Remove Community (like FREE RECHARGE, if u have & which u haven't join before)
→ Never run any type of scripts again.

If you find any fake pages like this then get them deleted by Google :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

✔ Change Your IP Address and Surf Web Anonymously


When you're online, unfortunately, one of the things at risk is your identity. Hackers look for ways to identify you and use personal information that's yours, usually to your detriment. However, IP address hiding can be one of the ways you can protect yourself when you're online.

If you're online a lot and you share personal information, you probably already know that you are at risk for identity theft and take measures to protect yourself. But you might not know that this can happen even if you're very, very careful. Of course there will be people you want to see your information, but unfortunately, that also puts you at risk of having it seen by those you DON'T want to see it.

In this article m gonna show you a software "Super hide IP", that can make you be "anywhere" in world. People that hack sites will need this kind of software. This tool will put you in selected location all around the world.

NOTE:- This tutorial is for educational purposes only, I am NOT responsible in any way for how this information is used, use it at your own risk.

Super hide IP is user-friendly software that masks your real location. Every computer that is connected to the Internet has its own IP address which could easily be located on a map. This program will help you show yourself like you are surfing from another place in da world.

i download it from torrent..
if you are using torrent you can download it (from or if not, you can download trial from

After downloading & patching the screen will look like,

1st Screen Shot:

*You will see your country flag and your real & current ip address..
*Now Click on 'Choose IP Country' button and choose country of which u want IP address, press OK,
*You will see flag of thart country (like in this screen i choose Canada).
*Now finally click on 'Hide IP' button, it will hide your real ip and provide you a new ip...

2nd Screen Shot:

Yes! you are done!!.... (if you want to recover your original IP, simply Click on 'Stop Hide', 1st Screen Shot will appear..thats it!!)..
Sunday, June 13, 2010

✔ LOCK a Folder without using any Software

Best Trick Ever !!
Sometimes you want to lock folder to hide your personal files and personal data from other users of computer. You will find many Softwares in market for folder lock but it will not working properly or if it works properly then it wants Registration or want crack to use it for longer time.

So now i am telling you one way by which you can hide your personal files or lock your folder without any software.It is very easy to use and very safe.

How to Lock Folder without any Software :
1. Copy this below Code.

title Folder Locker
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
echo **Folder Locker by**
echo ......................................................
echo Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N)
set/p "cho=>"
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
ren Locker "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
echo Folder locked
goto End
echo **Folder Locker by**
echo ......................................................
echo Enter password to Unlock folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%== type your password here goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Locker
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
echo Invalid password
goto end
md Locker
echo Locker created successfully
goto End
echo Invalid password
goto end
md Locker
echo Locker created successfully
goto End

(Download this .bat file in .rar format here)

2. Extract .rar file and then open .bat file into the notepad.
3. You will find “type your password here” in that code (Without quotes) so just write your password in place of  “type your password here” (Without quotes).
4. Save this notepad as Locker.bat anywhere you wish
5. Then double click on Locker.bat.
6. when you double click on this it will create ‘Locker’ folder automatically there itself, After creating of this folder place the contents you want to lock inside the Locker Folder and run locker.bat again, So it will ask to lock this folder… So just type “y” (without quotes) then press enter. Your folder get disappeared that means you locked your folder. No one can see your files of your locked folder.
7. Now if you want to unlock folder then again double click on Locker.bat, It will ask your password so just enter password and then press enter, Your folder get appeared....lolzz

If you have any problem with this then write your problem in comments. I will try to solve your problem..
Wednesday, June 09, 2010

✔ Hide a Folder without using any Software -2

Want to hide your folders but don't want to use a Software ?? No problems! Windows provides you with it's own folder hiding System. (other than Folder Option in Tools)

Suppose, you want to hide the folder games in d: which has the path D:\Games.
In the same drive create a text file and type
ren games games.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
Now save this text file as loc.bat

Create another text file and type in it
ren games.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} games
Now save this text file as key.bat

Now you can see two batch files loc and key. Double click "loc" file and the folder named games will change to control panel and you will not be able to view its contents (sometimes that folder will get invisible itself ).
Double click "key" file and you will get back your original folder.

You can do it in any folder..... just specify the folder name instead of 'games' in both files
Check it out!!!!!!!
& Leave comments....
Wednesday, June 09, 2010

✔ Chat With Command Prompt

If you want a private chat with a friend or client on you Network, you don't need to download any fancy program! 
All you need is your friends IP address and Command Prompt.

First of all, open Notepad and enter:

@echo off
set /p n=User:
set /p m=Message:
net send %n% %m%
Goto A

Now save this as "Messenger.bat". Open the .bat file and open it , in Command Prompt you should see:


After "User" type the IP address of the computer you want to contact.
After this, you should see this:


Now type in the message you wish to send.
Before you press "Enter" it should look like this:

Message: Hi

Now all you need to do is press "Enter", and start chatting!
Sunday, June 06, 2010

✔ !! Internet Explorer Magic !!

!! IE Magic !!

This code will automatically minimize your IE browser window.  I tried on IE 6, It works well. I don't know about IE 7 or 8, plz you try it & leave comments on it..

1. Copy and paste below code to notepad

2. Save it as "magic.html" (without quotes), anywhere on computer.

3. Open this html file with Internet Explorer browser.

4. As soon as you open the window.. it will alert you, just press OK & see magic !!

<!-- Code Begins here--> 
<title>Magic by</title>
<script language="javascript">
alert("Hey, Click 'OK' n See Magic"); 

// (optional, Even if you remove above line, it will work without alert)

javascript:function shw(n)
<!-- Code Ends here-->
Sunday, June 06, 2010

✔ Google search tricks google dorks

Google search can be very useful if you know how to use them.Here are some google dorks which can be useful while searching on google.Check them and enjoy google search.There are lot of google dorks i have only only given some useful ones.. “search term = restricts search results to the given domain.

allinurl:WORDS = shows only pages with all search terms in the url.

inurl:WORD = like allinurl: but filters the URL based on the first term only.

allintitle:WORD = shows only results with terms in title

intitle:WORD = similar to allintitle, but only for the next word.

cache:URL = will show the Google cached version of the URL.

info:URL = will show a page containing links to related searches, backlinks, and pages

link:URL = lists other pages that link to the URL.
related:URL = lists other pages that are related to the URL.

filetype:FILETYPE = will restrict searches to that filetype

-filetype:FILETYPE = will remove that file type from the search. “” = shows you how many pages of your site are indexed by google

allintext:WORD = searches only within text of pages, but not in the links or page title

allinlinks:WORD = searches only within links, not text or title
Friday, June 04, 2010

✔ Remove Windows Genuine Advantage notification

A single easy step to disable Windows Genuine Advantage Notification..
1]Start> Run >type regedit
2] go to 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon 
\ Notify
3] delete that Notify folder by right clicking on it..
4] Restart..

Done.. no more WGA notification !!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

✔ How to remove Quick Heal from Registry?

"Quick Heal is One of the Best Antivirus & Internet Security Software."

Quick Heal trial version runs only for 30 days, after 30days goes all function scanning functions OFF but runs only Online Protection..

After evaluation period you can't turn ON all other protection.. so you need register and activate your account or uninstall quick heal from your PC.

Quick heal have one bug, that is when you uninstall quick heal from your computer then automatically clean its registry from your computer..
So you can use trial version again for 30 days.. means you can use quick heal for unlimited period..

(Removing Quick Heal from Registry is not necessary but then also if you are facing problem, remove it.)

Now i'll tell you how to remove quick heal and use it for one more month..

First: How to Remove or Uninstall Quick Heal from Your PC ?????

1] Go to Start> Control Panel
2] Control Panel> select Add or Remove Programs (hit Enter or Double click to open it)
3] Select Quick Heal Total Security from list..
4] Press Change/Remove button to remove Quick Heal from your PC..
5] Yes to Proceed
6] Select check mark for Remove report files
7] Restart your computer to completely remove quick heal (Restart is must)

After restart:

if in case you want to remove Quick Heal from your Registry follow these 3 steps:
Open registry editor and then
1] Start-> Run-> type 'regedit' (without Quotes)
and delete Complete Quick Heal Key..
2] HKEY_USERS > .DEFAULT > Software > Quick Heal and delete this key too..
3] HKEY_USERS > S-1-5-18> Software > Quick Heal and delete this key too.. Restart again

After that,

Run your Setup of Quick Heal form your PC or Download Latest version of Quick Heal from web to your PC.
Install Completely Quick Heal and it runs with all protection for 30 days again..
After 30 days do the same n use quick heal for 30 days again...

And if it is does not working at all.....
Use Torrent & Go For....

Quick Heal Total Security 2009 with Crack

& follow the proper instructions given :

Click start > Run
Type 'msconfig' and press enter
go to the startup tab
and uncheck all the programs related to Quick heal
then restart your computer
paste the crack in the Quick heal directory and patch it..

..Have Quick heal till death..

Thank You.....
:) .....Enjoy..... :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

✔ Increase/optimize your Hard Disk I/O - R/W speed..

If you like to increase/optimize your Hard Disk I/O - read/write speed without buying expensive software utilities to do that job or changing the HD, just follow next steps. With doing these steps you will increase Hard disk speed (depends of manufacture and specification, but its worth to try). The most speed improvement is visible with IDE drives; however there are reports that this tweak also does good for SCSI disks.

In any case, it won't harm your system, so try it yourself and let me know what you find!

Steps to be follow:-

1. Go to Run & type "sysedit" (without quotes) , press OK.
2. Expand the system.ini file window.
3. Scroll down almost to the end of the file untill you find a line called [386enh].
4. Press Enter to make one blank line, and in that line type
5. Irq14=4096 (note: This line IS CASE SENSITIVE, copy as it is)
6. Click on the File menu, then choose Save.
7. Close SYSEDIT and reboot your computer.
8. Restart windows!

The speed improvement will be noticed just after the system reboots, any system info. software can be used to check the improvement.
Monday, May 24, 2010

✔ Command Prompt Tricks

Useful Things to do on CMD!First, open your Network Connection and right click and select Properties. Then Select TCP/IP and click on Properties again. Now Click on Advanced and WINS tab. Select Default for NeBIOS.

Now back to the main Local Area Connection window, select File and Print Sharing for Mic*ft Networks and hit enter.........

This is just to make sure you have NetBIOS enabled. We will have some fun with NetBIOS on CMD.
First thing you need to know is some very helpfull commands to use on CMD(Command Prompt).
In case you don't know how to get CMD open in your box, then click on Start, then Run, then type "cmd" (no quotes, off course... you know the drill).

Back to commands:
net view
net use
net user

1) ping : This command will allow you to know if the host you pinging is alive, which means if it is up at the time of executing the "ping" x.x.x.x (x is the IP address)
ping ( is the website you want to ping, but you don't know the IP)
OBS: Keep in mind that if the host you pinging is blocking ICMP packets, then the result will be host down.

2) nslookup : This command has many functionalities.One is for resolving DNS into IP.Lets say you know the website URL but you don't know its IP(and you want to find out).
nslookup ( is the website you want to find out the IP)Now, another really nice function of nslookup is to find out IP of specific Mail Severs
nslookup (enter)
set type=mx (enter)
This command will give you the mail server IP of You can use whatever server you want and if it is listed on DNS, then you get the IP. Simple, isn't it?
OK, now why would you want to have an IP of a mail server?
To send spoofed mail to your friends or even for SE.In case you looking for "How to spoof email", then look for my "How to spoof email tutorial"

3) tracert : This command will give you the hops that a packet will travel to reach its final destination.
OBS: This command is good to know the route a packet takes before it goes to the target box.tracert x.x.x.x (x is the IP address)
tracert ( is the website you don't know the IP)

4) arp : This command will show you the arp table. This is good to know if someone is doing arp poisoning in your LAN. E.g. arp -a

5) route : This command will show you the routing table, gateway, interface and metric.Code:route print

6) ipconfig : This command will show tons of very helpful things.
Your IP, gateway, dns in use.
:ipconfig /all
this command will give all that info but for all networks you might have it.
Also, in case you have a dynamic IP and want to change it, then type...Code:ipconfig /release (this will release your IP)ipconfig /renew (this will renew your iP)
OBS: Keep in mind that those commands will change your IP, but the new IP will still be tighed up to you. So don't do anything stupid.

7) netstat : This command will show you connection to your box.
netstat -a (this will show you all the listening ports and connection with DNS names)
netstat -n (this will show you all the open connection with IP addresses)
netstat -an (this will combined both of the above)
net view x.x.x.x or computername (will list the available sharing folders on the target box)

Now some hints:
net use \ipaddressipc$ "" /user:administrator
(this command will allow you to connect to the target box as administrator)
Now if you want to connect to the target box and browse the entire C drive, then use this command:
Code:net use K: \computernameC$
(this will create a virtual drive on your "my computer" folder)
OBS: Keep in mind that this will only works if the target box doesn't have an administrator password set.
And least but not last, the "help" command.
Quote:whatevercommand /help
Quote:whatevercommand /?
This command will help you to understand what it does and all the switchs available for each command.Very useful if you know the command, but forgot the right switch.
Sunday, May 23, 2010

✔ Increase BROADBAND Speed

This is for broadband connections, though it might work for dial up.
(i tried in hathway & mtnl network..... it works well)

· Make sure your logged on as actually "Administrator".
· Start->Run->type gpedit.msc
· Expand the "Computer configuration" branch.
· Expand the "Administrative Templates" branch.
· Expand the "Network Branch".
· Highlight the "QoS Packet Scheduler" in left window.
· In right window double-click the "Limit Reservable Bandwidth" setting.
· On setting tab check the "Enabled" item.
· Where it says "Bandwidth limit %" change it to read 0.
Effect is immediate on some systems, some need to re-boot. This is more of a "counter
what XP does" thing. In other words, programs can request up to 20% of the bandwidth be
reserved for them, even with QoS disabled
Sunday, May 23, 2010

✔ Turn Off Autoplay of CD/DVD or external drive

How can you stop Windows XP from launching Program in CD/DVD drive or external drive?

· Click Start, click Run, type GPEDIT.MSC to open Group Policy in the Microsoft
Management Console.
· Double-click Computer Configuration, double-click Administrative templates,
double-click System, and then click Turn off autoplay.
· The instructions on your screen describe how to configure this setting. Click
Properties to display the setting dialog.
· Click Enabled, and choose CD-ROM drives, then click OK, to stop CD autoplay.
(This setting does not prevent Autoplay for music CDs).
· or Click Enabled, and choose All drives, then click OK, to stop autoplay of all drive(include CD/DVD & all external) like pen drive.


Sunday, May 23, 2010

✔ Change The Default Location For Installing Apps


(If you don't want to take risk about registry then Back up Your Registry before editing it.)
As the size of hard drives increase, more people are using partitions to separate and store groups of files.

XP uses the "C:\Program Files\" directory as the default base directory into which new programs are installed. However, you can change the default installation drive and/ or directory by using a Registry hack.

Click Start->Run, type regedit to open registry editor and go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion

Look for the value named ProgramFilesDir. by default, this value will be "C:\Program Files\". Edit the value to any valid drive or folder and XP will use that new location as the default installation directory for new programs.

Note: This information is just for your knowledge... I recommend you to keep default directory only for your convenience (because i know you are more familiar with default directory) .. Even if you change it, it wont affect you or your system..
Saturday, May 22, 2010

✔ How to Back Up the Registry..


Before you edit the registry, export the keys in the registry that you plan to edit, or back up the whole registry. If a problem occurs, you can then follow the steps how-to restore the registry to its previous state.

● How to Export Registry Keys

Click Start then Run(or simply "winKey+R").

In the Open box, type "regedit", and then click OK.

On the File menu, click Export.

In the Save in box, select the boxs at the bottom the bottom according to weather you want to export all or only selected branches of the registry.

Next select a location in which to save the backup .reg file. In the File name box, type a file name, and then click Save.
 ● How to Restore the Registry

To restore registry keys that you exported, Simply double-click the .reg file that you saved. or 

You can use Import Option in file menu.
Thursday, May 20, 2010

✔ Make invisible folder

Folder will be there but it will be invisible........... ha ha ha

You can make folder invisible , it means you won't see it...but your Double Click on that folder area will open it..... Great trick to hide folder from other users which are not more familiar with computer !!

Its Very Simple..
follow the Simple Steps..
1) Make new folder anywhere by right clicking in open area, select New, then select Folder
2) Right click and rename it. To rename, press "alt + 0160" (press down alt button > press 0160 > then leave alt button..) . Then press "Enter"
3) This folder won't hav any name...ok
4) Then right click on that folder, select "Properties", select "Customize" tab, click on "Change Icon..."
5) It will take you to this window
select Blank space in it as shown in above picture and press OK
Here you go.....
Thats it!!
The folder will be invisible......
But how will you open this invisible folder?????

Don't Worry.. Double Click on invisible folder area.. That Folder window will get
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

✔ Firefox Speed Tweaks

Yes, firefox is already pretty damn fast but did you know that you can tweak it and improve the speed even more?

That's the beauty of this program being open source.
Here's what you do:
In the URL bar, type “about:config” and press enter. This will bring up the configuration “menu” where you can change the parameters of Firefox.

Note that these are what I’ve found to REALLY speed up my Firefox significantly - and these settings seem to be common among everybody else as well. But these settings are optimized for broadband connections - I mean with as much concurrent requests we’re going to open up with pipelining… lol… you’d better have a big connection.

Double Click on the following settins and put in the numbers below - for the true / false booleans - they’ll change when you double click.

browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs – true
network.http.max-connections – 60
network.http.max-connections-per-server – 32
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy – 16
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server – 8
network.http.pipelining – true
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests – 100
network.http.proxy.pipelining – true
network.http.request.timeout – 300
network.http.pipelining boolean -true

One more thing… Right-click somewhere on that screen and add a NEW -> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0”. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives. Since you’re broadband - it shouldn’t have to wait.

Now you should notice you’re loading pages MUCH faster now!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

✔ Create Your Own Logon Message

(If you don't want to take risk about registry then Back up Your Registry before editing it.)

Want to see a custom message when you or someone else on your network logs onto your Windows box ?
If yes, then follow these steps:

1. Click on the Start button then select Run.
2. Type in 'regedit' and press OK
2. Look for the follow key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon

3. Right-click on 'LegalNoticeCaption', select 'Modify' and type in the Caption you'd like to appear when you log in.That text will Show you in title bar of message.

3. Then Right-click on 'LegalNoticeText', select 'Modify' and type in the Text you'd like to appear in that box.
5. Close regedit and reboot your computer

Your new message will appear at every logon,After system loading & right before the Welcome screen.
After pressing OK button of message, Computer will start..

Thats it!!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

✔ Change your Hard Drive's Icon

This is what i did on ma PC..
Example (Screenshot),

(If you don't want to take risk about registry then Back up Your Registry before editing it.)
If you want change the boring icon of your hard drive to some other icon of your own choice, then here are ways to do so.

☛ The First & Simple Option using the Registry. but Its more simple than below two options. 
Click on the Start button and select Run. Type in 'regedit' and press OK. Look for the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer

In the right pane right-click on an empty space and select 'New->Key'. Name the new key 'DriveIcons'. Now create another new key and name it 'C' or the letter of the drive you are changing. Now, create one last key and name it 'DefaultIcon'. And finally, right click on the 'Default' key in the right pane and select 'Modify'. Insert the full path with icon name (e.g. D:\Pictures\Icons\heart.ico ). Immediately icon will get change, if not Restart your computer and your hard drive icon should now be changed..

[ C:\WINDOWS\system32\mshearts.exe  - path of Heart Icon (actually its .exe) already there in your system, i put this on ma friend's PC n it WORKS !! ]

☛ The Second Option is to create an .inf file, but its little-bit difficult.

First you must find the icon you want to use then the icon's index number. To find the index number, right-click on any shortcut on your Desktop (except for folders) and select 'Properties'. Click on the 'Change Icon' button then click on the 'Browse' button and look for the icon you want to use. Now count all of the icons with the first icon being number zero. Count each row from top to bottom then work your way to the right counting each row. The number you end at will be your index number. Now click on the 'Cancel' button twice to exit the windows so you actually change the icon for that shortcut. Now open Notepad and copy these lines into it:


Change 'C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SHELL32.DLL' to where your icon is located and change '23' to your icon's index number. Now save the file as 'autorun.inf' to the 'C:\' folder. Restart your computer and your hard drive icon should now be changed.

☛ The Third Option also requires using the Registry, but its little-bit difficult than first option. 

Click on the Start button and select Run. Type in 'regedit' and press OK. Look for the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer

In the right pane right-click on an empty space and select 'New->Key'. Name the new key 'DriveIcons'. Now create another new key and name it 'C' or the letter of the drive you are changing. Now, create one last key and name it 'DefaultIcon'. And finally, right click on the 'Default' key in the right pane and select 'Modify'. Insert the full path and name where your icon is located followed by a comma then the icon's index number (no spaces). Restart your computer and your hard drive icon should now be changed.

Thats it!!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

✔ Remove Items from the Add/Remove list

(If you don't want to take risk about registry then Back up Your Registry before editing it.)
If you share your computer with other people in your house and they have a habit of uninstalling programs from the Add/Remove list, or you don't want them seeing what is installed on your computer, you can take out any program from the list without actually uninstalling it. Just follow these steps.

1. Click on your Start button, select Run and type in "regedit" (without quotes).
2. Look for this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Uninstall
3. Look for the program you want to hide under the Uninstall subkey and highlight it (If you see all numbers and letters, highlight that key and look in the right pane for the programs name).
4. Select Export from the File menu and select a name and location for the .reg file that will be created.
5. Now delete the program under the Uninstall subkey.

If you ever decide to uninstall a program, simply double-click on the .reg file to restore the uninstall data then launch the Add/Remove Programs.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

✔ Secure/hide folders without any software -1

Secure/hide folders without any software(Great trick ever)
This tip is very helpful to hide and secure your personal data from other users, particularly on your home computer. You can use third party softwares but at times they can be costly. There is a way to hide your folders using the built-in Windows (XP, 2003, Vista) Attrib commands option. With the Attrib command, you can change the attributes of a folder (Read only, Hidden and System attributes) and safeguard your data.

Follow the given steps to edit the folders attributes to secure your data:

1. Create a folder that you want to hide on any computer drive. (For example, you have created a folder on D drive with the name 'Data'.
2. Click on Start button and type cmd in the Run box then press OK. button to display the Windows Command Prompt,
3. Now type the command "attrib +s +h D:\Data" (without quotes) and press Enter button to execute it

This command will hide your "Data" folder from D drive and now you can verify it.

This is a Great trick ever, as Any one cannot unhide this folder using the Windows 
"Show hidden files and folders" option also.

When you want to unhide this folder,
Open command prompt and type the command "attrib -s -h D:\Data" (without quotes) and press Enter button. If you want to hide some files, then simply move them to this 'Data' folder.

Note: To enable this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

✔ Auto Logon in XP

Auto Logon in XP (changing Password without remembering old password)

Would you ever like to login in Windows without putting in login details ?? Well, if you are the administrator of your computer then you can force a user to login without putting in the login details. You can easily save some time by skipping the login screen completely, and coming directly to the desktop.

For automatically Login to XP just follow these steps ..

1. Click Start, click Run, and type control userpasswords2" (without quotes)
2. You will see a new Window, now in that window, Untick “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer”.
3. Click OK, and the you will see a new window asking you to type in the username and password with default username as Administrator.
4. There you can put in the username you want to specify and put in the login details, click OK, and thats it, you are done with this.

This was so simple. Do try that if you are having different user accounts on a single computer, you can type in the guest account login details as well.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

✔ Creating a Shutdown/Reboot/LogOff Icon

Windows XP has a program called SHUTDOWN.EXE which allows you to easily create icons to shutdown or restart your computer.
To create a shutdown shortcut on the desktop:

1. Right click on an open area of the desktop
2. Select New -> Shortcut
3. Enter in "shutdown -s -t 00" (without quotes)
[ 00- indicate the time (sec.),, e.g. 05- will shutdown PC after 5 sec.]
4. Press the Next button
5. For the name, enter in anything you like. I just use shutdown. Click on the Finish button.

To create a Restart shortcut on the desktop:
follow the above same procedure just little-bit change is,
For a reboot/restart icon, enter "shutdown -r -t 00" (without quotes)

To create a LogOff shortcut on the desktop:
follow the above same procedure just little-bit change is, 
For a reboot/restart icon, enter "shutdown -l -t 00" (without quotes)

Syntax is :-

"Shutdown [{-l/-s/-r/-a}] [-f] [-m[\\ComputerName]] [-t xx] [-c "message"] [-d[u][p]:xx:yy]" 
(without quotes/brackets)

-l - Logs off the current user, this is also the defualt. -m ComputerName takes precedence.
-s - Shuts down the local computer.
-r - Reboots after shutdown.
-a - Aborts shutdown. Ignores other parameters, except -l and ComputerName. You can only use -a during the time-out period.
-f - Forces running applications to close.
-m [\\ComputerName] - Specifies the computer that you want to shut down.
-t xx - Sets the timer for system shutdown in xx seconds. The default is 20 seconds.
-c "message" - Specifies a message to be displayed in the Message area of the System Shutdown window. You can use a maximum of 127 characters. Here, You must enclose the message in quotation
marks (It's mandatory).

(e.g. shutdown -s -t 60 -c "bye, windows is shutting down in one minute" )
Thats it!
Use this icon to easily shut down/reboot your windows with a click of a button..
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

✔ Add Items to the "Send To" Menu in Windows XP

When you right click a file or a folder, you see a 'Send To' menu in the right click menu. This menu makes the task of transferring files from one place to another easy and without opening the destination folder. By using the Send To command, you can quickly send a file to different locations including a floppy disk, your desktop, another person using e-mail, or the My Documents folder. The SendTo folder contains the shortcuts for the destinations that are displayed on the Send To menu. Every user on the computer has a SendTo folder and can customize its contents.

By default, the Send To menu in Windows XP lists the following commands (destinations):
• Compressed (zipped) Folder
• Desktop (create shortcut)
• Mail Recipient
• My Documents
• 3 ½ Floppy (A:)
• DVD/CD-RW Drive (F:)

To add a destination to the Send To menu, you must add a shortcut to the SendTo folder. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type "sendto" (without quots), and then click OK.
3. "SendTo folder" will get execute.
4. Add a destination by doing one of the following:

If u want any folder (eg. "songs") or drive( eg. "Local Disk (D)" ) to be added in
"SendTo menu" then create shortcut of that folder or drive by right clicking on it..
(Folder shortcut will create shortcut thereself only.. & Drive Shortcut will be created shortcut on desktop directly..)
After that Cut & paste that shortcut in to "SendTo folder"


Point to New on the File menu & then click Shortcut ( and put address of the destination ).

Thats it !! it is displayed on the "SendTo menu".

To delete a destination from the "SendTo menu", just delete that shortcut file from the "SendTo folder".
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Monday, May 17, 2010

✔ Computer Acronyms


--- A ---
ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
AGP - Accelerated Graphics Port
ALI - Acer Labs, Incorporated
ALU - Arithmetic Logic Unit
AMD - Advanced Micro Devices
APC - American Power Conversion
ASIC - Application Specific Integrated Circuit
ASPI - Advanced SCSI Programming Interface
AT - Advanced Technology
ATI - ATI Technologies Inc.
ATX - Advanced Technology Extended
ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange

--- B ---
BFG - BFG Technologies
BIOS - Basic Input Output System
BNC - Barrel Nut Connector

--- C ---
CAS - Column Address Signal
CD - Compact Disk
CDR - Compact Disk Recorder
CDRW - Compact Disk Re-Writer
CD-ROM - Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
CFM - Cubic Feet per Minute (ft�/min)
CMOS - Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
CPU - Central Processing Unit
CTX - CTX Technology Corporation (Commited to Excellence)

--- D ---
DDR - Double Data Rate
DDR-SDRAM - Double Data Rate - Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
DFI - DFI Inc. (Design for Innovation)
DIMM - Dual Inline Memory Module
DRAM - Dynamic Random Access Memory
DPI - Dots Per Inch
DVD - Digital Versatile Disc
DVD-RAM - Digital Versatile Disk - Random Access Memory

--- E ---
ECC - Error Correction Code
ECS - Elitegroup Computer Systems
EDO - Extended Data Out
EEPROM - Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
EPROM - Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
EVGA - EVGA Corporation

--- F ---
FC-PGA - Flip Chip Pin Grid Array
FDC - Floppy Disk Controller
FDD - Floppy Disk Drive
FPS - Frame Per Second
FPU - Floating Point Unit
FSAA - Full Screen Anti-Aliasing
FS - For Sale
FSB - Front Side Bus

--- G ---
GB - Gigabytes
GBps - Gigabytes per second or Gigabits per second
GDI - Graphical Device Interface
GHz - GigaHertz

--- H ---
HDD - Hard Disk Drive
HIS - Hightech Information System Limited
HP - Hewlett-Packard Development Company
HSF - Heatsink-Fan

--- I ---
IBM - International Business Machines Corporation
IC - Integrated Circuit
IDE - Integrated Drive Electronics
IFS- Item for Sale
IRQ - Interrupt Request
ISA - Industry Standard Architecture
ISO - International Standards Organization

--- J ---
JBL - JBL (Jame B. Lansing) Speakers
JVC - JVC Company of America

--- K ---
Kbps - Kilobits Per Second
KBps - KiloBytes per second

--- L ---
LG - LG Electronics
LAN - Local Are Network
LCD - Liquid Crystal Display
LDT - Lightning Data Transport
LED - Light Emitting Diode

--- M ---
MAC - Media Access Control
MB � MotherBoard or Megabyte
MBps - Megabytes Per Second
Mbps - Megabits Per Second or Megabits Per Second
MHz - MegaHertz
MIPS - Million Instructions Per Second
MMX - Multi-Media Extensions
MSI - Micro Star International

--- N ---
NAS - Network Attached Storage
NAT - Network Address Translation
NEC - NEC Corporation
NIC - Network Interface Card

--- O ---
OC - Overclock (Over Clock)
OCZ - OCZ Technology
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer

--- P ---
PC - Personal Computer
PCB - Printed Circuit Board
PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect
PDA - Personal Digital Assistant
PCMCIA - Peripheral Component Microchannel Interconnect Architecture
PGA - Professional Graphics Array
PLD - Programmable Logic Device
PM - Private Message / Private Messaging
PnP - Plug 'n Play
PNY - PNY Technology
POST - Power On Self Test
PPPoA - Point-to-Point Protocol over ATM
PPPoE - Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
PQI - PQI Corporation
PSU - Power Supply Unit

--- R ---
RAID - Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
RAM - Random Access Memory
RAMDAC - Random Access Memory Digital Analog Convertor
RDRAM - Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory
ROM - Read Only Memory
RPM - Revolutions Per Minute

--- S ---
SASID - Self-scanned Amorphous Silicon Integrated Display
SCA - SCSI Configured Automatically
SCSI - Small Computer System Interface
SDRAM - Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
SECC - Single Edge Contact Connector
SODIMM - Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module
SPARC - Scalable Processor ArChitecture
SOHO - Small Office Home Office
SRAM - Static Random Access Memory
SSE - Streaming SIMD Extensions
SVGA - Super Video Graphics Array
S/PDIF - Sony/Philips Digital Interface

--- T ---
TB - Terabytes
TBps - Terabytes per second
Tbps - Terabits per second
TDK - TDK Electronics
TEC - Thermoelectric Cooler
TPC - TipidPC
TWAIN - Technology Without An Important Name

--- U ---
UART - Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter
USB - Universal Serial Bus
UTP - Unshieled Twisted Pair

--- V ---
VCD - Video CD
VPN - Virtual Private Network

--- W ---
WAN - Wide Area Network
WTB - Want to Buy
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get

--- X ---
XGA - Extended Graphics Array
XFX - XFX Graphics, a Division of Pine
XMS - Extended Memory Specification
XT - Extended Technology
Monday, May 17, 2010