Windows Tips

I rarely shutdown or restart PC unless its really necessary. I have web apps, web browser tabs and software opened most of the time on PC. Restarting PC and then re-opening all those apps seem to be a drag to me. I am sure many Windows users also experience the same. Windows downloads updates from web automatically and then restarts in order to install those updates. That is good and all but for those who use PC excessively, its irritating because they usually keep web browsers tabs and software opened and if Windows restarts, unsaved data can be lost or even you save data, you have to re-open all the web browser tabs and software that you were working with earlier. The solution is to disable that automatic restart function in order to install Windows updates. Windows asks to save your data and close apps before it restarts and you can even chose to stop it from restarting for few more hours, but still PC gets restarted in few cases somehow. Here is how you can disable restarting PC in the process of Windows updates availability.

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Windows 8 upgrade adviser will check if your PC can run windows 8 and select the right download for you. Windows 8 advisor is not a separate program. It comes with the windows 8 consumer preview setup. Windows 8 consumer preview setup will first check to see if your PC can run windows 8 consumer preview and select the right download. Windows 8 Consumer Preview setup features a compatibility report and upgrade assistance. Windows 8 consumer preview setup will not run on Windows XP. It will give a message of “The Platform is not supported” on Windows XP. Download windows 8 upgrade advisor.

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I was saving few images from my HTC to my PC and the ‘explorer mode’ was of ‘thumbnails’ while I observed the duplicated thumbnails. I clicked and checked the images and found different images with same thumbnail. The actual images were all different but few images were showing thumbnails like of their neighbors. Clearly something was wrong. Here are two steps which solved my problem.

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windows 7 God Mode all you need to know

Being new to this OS, you might be spending a lot of time in fixing and customizing stuff in Windows 7, and even more to find the right panels or sections to customize this OS. Here is ‘Do-IT-Yourself Windows 7 Optimize in easy way’ solution. This is another program hidden deep down in Windows 7 that you should know. How about optimizing Windows 7 yourself and have all the options, settings, tweaks, customizations at single place? You do not need any software to tweak and optimize Windows 7 if you use God Mode in Windows 7. God Mode gives you all the important and essential stuff and control in Windows 7 at one place. You will have to enable God Mode in Windows 7 to do so.

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break windows or linux passwordI have posted Break Windows Administrator Password – Part 1 and Break Windows Administrator Password – Part 2. How about breaking password for all versions of Windows and Linux. Here is how you can bypass the logon password for Windows in an easy way. Even you can break Linux password using this method. You can still enter in Windows and Linux if you have forgotten password for administrator by bypassing the logon screen. Break password for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Gentoo, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora easily.

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It is necessary to wash and clean system registry and TEMP files for Windows periodically to retain maximum performance. Prefetch is a very useful technique in Windows. After using Windows after some time, the prefetch folder can get full of rarely used or obsolete links and data which will slow down your computer noticeably. Here is how you can increase your system performance by cleaning prefetch folder.

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Ever wondered to convert a simple folder into control panel folder, recycle bin folder or even internet explorer? By using this technique which i am going to tell you you can change any folder icon and its behavior. Following is a method by which u can convert any folder into either Control Panel, Recycle Bin, My Computer or Internet Explorer. This can be done by adding their respective registry keys to the folder’s name. After this the folder will behave, either like Control Panel, Recycle Bin, My Computer or Internet Explorer will open according to your choice. It will be treated by Windows as a link to any of these four choices. The folder will remain intact with all its data and no one can access that folder via Windows. It can only be accessed via Command Prompt or some third party app. This method is also good to hide your personal data in that masked folder. Isn’t this cool that there is a second my computer icon at your desktop which brings My Computer when somebody clicks it, but infact its your private folder hiding some personal data.

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by on December 17th, 2009

not responding solution - kill hanged programs

If you use windows then surely you encounter ‘Not Responding’ problem often. Many programs go not responding due to a number of known and unknown reasons. Well you see a significant amount of time after which windows recovers from Not Responding problem and comes back to its senses. Whether some program or software hangs and windows browser freezes for a while. Normally that software is sent a command to kill itself. Surely every windows user hate when something goes not responding and wants to kill that app of waiting time which hangs. Here is the solution to that problem. Use this trick which is a windows registry hack and you will see ‘Not Responding’ never again.

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