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Friday, December 16, 2011

How to Change Windows 7 Password without Knowing Current Password

There are various methods to bypass windows 7 password protection.In case you forget windows passsword,you can reset it using windows 7 Dvd or OfflineNT Password and Registry Editor.However if you have access to any windows account, then you can change the password without knowing current password.

Method 1:

  • Go to Control Panel and click on the Administrative Tools.
  • Under this section double click on Computer Management.
  •  Select  System Tools from right window pane.
  • Under this, just double click on Local Users and Groups and then on Users
  • Now you will see all the login accounts of your computer. Right click on any the account whose password you want to change and then click on Set Password.
  • warning message will popup on your screen just click on Proceed button.
  • Now enter your New Password  and click on OK button.
That’s it! your windows 7 password is changed without knowing current password. The only limitation of this method is that your current  account should  have Administrative privileges.

Method 2:

If you love to be work on Command Line then this method is for you.
  • Open command prompt by typing with administrative privileges .( Type CMD in start, right click on it and select Run as Administrative )
In the CMD window  type the following command and  hit Enter.
net user Account Name Your New Password
In this command replace Account Name by the account name (Account Name is case sensitive) whose password you want to change and replace Your New Password by the password that you want to set.

  • Now if everything goes alright  you will see “The command completed successfully” on your screen, now type exit command and hit Enter
This will reset your current windows password.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

How To Create a Fanpage on Google Plus

Google+ has launched its much awaited pages which will help you get connected with local business,your favourite sports team or anything you are crazy about.This is  pretty much copy of Facebook fanpages.If you own a website or a brand you can also create your own page and get connected with Google Plus users.
Google Plus page is similar to Google Plus profile as you can comment using your page name,add people in your circles etc.Creating a page is very easy and requires minimal steps.

  • Open this link and login into your Google plus account.
  • A page with tittle Create a Page will open.Select an appropriate category for your page.If you are creating page for your website or blog then select Product or Brand.
  • Add information like Brand name,Website (optional)  and select an appropriate Sub category.
picture How To Create a Google Plus Fanpage
  • Google+ will ask for a Tagline or 10 words that defines your website or product  best.Also Upload a Profile Photo and Click Continue.
google+1 How To Create a Google Plus Fanpage
And you are done.You have successfully created Google plus page.
Now, you can invite people to follow your page, share it on your Google+ profile or can put a badge on your blog or website.
You can also easily toggle between your actual profile and Page profile from dropdown menu near your profile picture.

How To Add a Dislike Option to Your Status Update

"Like" buttons are everywhere on Facebook, and they're everywhere on the web. But what if you want to update your status or share something that your friends can "dislike?" We know, your friends can choose to "comment" on your post, but where's the fun in that?
The clever Status Magic Facebook app can add a dislike button to any status updates posted via the app. And if you wanted to really mix it up you can actually customize the second emotion to anything, such as "love," "hate," "disagree" or even "LOLs."

How to Disable Notifications from Any Facebook Group

Facebook Groups is a great place to connect with like minded people.But if you have joined a large group which is too frequently updated by its users then it can be irritating.You will get notifications every time somebody posts into group.The best remedy is to disable (or customize) the notifications from the group.

  • Login in to your Facebook Account.
  • Goto the homepage of the Group from which you want to disable Notifications.
  • At the upper right corner you will see a Notification button. Click on that button and select the OFF button. This will stop all the notifications from that group.
116 How to Disable Notifications from Any Facebook Group
  • You can also customize notifications using  Settings button. Under this button you select the activities of group for which you want to get notifications like all Posts, Friend’s Posts.
  • Then click on Save Changes button.
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Once you have Disabled notifications from the group you can  revert the settings anytime i.e. make it ON to receive the notifications.

New Android Facebook App Rolls In

As all you Android users might have noticed, Facebook just released an update for their most crappy application on the market.
After reviewing it, I feel Facebook app developers have put in a lot of effort into fixing every available bug on its previous versions. Its much faster, better, and doesn't refresh a hundred times like the previous versions did. They have implemented the new 'Push Notifications' which can provide you instant updates of whats going on around. Also, viewing friends pictures and albums on it has just become easier and faster due to a faster loading times.
All said, I like the new User Interface, though the app eats up around 12MB of your phone memory. I cant tell you if it hogs up the battery, that's up-to you to try.
Well, I liked the app. Did you?

Take a look at the Changelog of Version 1.8.0:

  1. Navigate anywhere, fast: Get to your groups, apps, pages, and settings with a single press
  2. Search and you will discover: Look through friends, subscribers, apps, and pages
  3. See your friends tags on pictures and zoom: New photo viewing experience
  4. Faster notifications: Get alerted in real time with new push notifications
  5. Games & Apps: Play games and access your favorite apps on the go
  6. Access to mobile timeline (If you already have a timeline)
  7. Access to friend lists and subscriptions

Download Here

Few Registry Hacks for Windows XP

Display legal notice on startup:
Wanna tell your friends about the do's and dont's in your computer when they login in your absence. Well you can do it pretty easily by displaying a legal notice at system start up.
"legalnoticecaption"="enter your notice caption"
"legalnoticetext"="enter your legal notice text"

Automatic Administrator Login:
Well here's the trick which you can use to prove that Windows XP is not at all secure as multi-user operating system. Hacking the system registry from any account having access to system registry puts you in to the administrator account.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

No Shutdown:
Wanna play with your friends by removing the shutdown option from start menu in their computer.
Just hack it down !!!

Menu Delays:
Another minor and easy tweak to remove any delay from menus sliding out. For this you will need to use regedit (open regedit by going to Start -> Run..., then typing 'regedit' and pressing enter). The key you need to change is located in HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop. The actual key is called MenuShowDelay - all you have to do is change the value to 0. Remember, you will have to re-boot your computer for this tweak to take effect.

GPEDIT.MSC And Autoplay
A great tweaking file that comes with XP is gpedit.msc. Go to Start -> Run... and then type in 'gpedit.msc' and press enter. This is effectively the Policies Editor, and it comes in handy often. For example, if you hate CD autoplay like I do and want to permanently disable it, you can use this tool to do so. Just run gpedit.msc, then go to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System. In here you can see the value 'Turn Off Autoplay'. Right-click on it and then click 'Properties'.

Increasing options in add/remove programs:
Not a fan of MSN Messenger? don't want Windows Media Player on your system? Fair enough, but if you go to Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel, by default none of Windows XP's 'built in' programs are visible. it's fairly easy to change, though... just open the file X:\Windows\inf\sysoc.inf (where X: is the drive letter where Windows XP is installed) in Notepad. You should see a section of the file something like this:
IndexSrv_System = setupqry.dll,IndexSrv,setupqry.inf,,7
TerminalServer=TsOc.dll, HydraOc, TsOc.inf,hide,2
This is a list of all components installed at the moment. I've taken the example of MSN Messenger - the program entry called 'msmsgs', third-last line. You can see the word 'hide' highlighted - this is the string which tells Windows not to display the component in the Add/Remove Programs list. Fix this up by simply deleting the word 'hide' like so:
To this:
Now, after restarting, you should be able to see MSN Messenger in the Add/Remove Programs list. If you want to be able to quickly view and remove all components, simply open the sysoc.inf file and do a global find and replace for the word ",hide" and replace it with a single comma ",".

Automatically Kill Programs At Shutdown:
don't you hate it when, while trying to shut down, you get message boxes telling you that a program is still running? Making it so that Windows automatically kills applications running is a snap. Simply navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop directory in the Registry, then alter the key AutoEndTasks to the value 1.

Speeding Up Share Viewing:
This is a great tweak. Before I found it, I was always smashing my head against the table waiting to view shares on other computers. Basically, when you connect to another computer with Windows XP, it checks for any Scheduled tasks on that computer - a fairly useless task, but one that can add up to 30 seconds of waiting on the other end - not good! Fortunately, it's fairly easy to disable this process. First, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/RemoteComputer/NameSpace in the Registry. Below that, there should be a key called {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}. Just delete this, and after a restart, Windows will no longer check for scheduled tasks - mucho performance improvement!

Create a Shortcut to Lock Your Computer
Leaving your computer in a hurry but you don’t want to log off? You can double-click a shortcut on your desktop to quickly lock the keyboard and display without using CTRL+ALT+DEL or a screen saver. 
To create a shortcut on your desktop to lock your computer: Right-click the desktop.
Point to New, and then click Shortcut. 
The Create Shortcut Wizard opens. 
In the text box, type the following: rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation 
Click Next. Enter a name for the shortcut. 
You can call it "Lock Workstation" or choose any name you like. 
Click Finish. 
You can also change the shortcut's icon (my personal favorite is the padlock icon in shell32.dll). 
To change the icon: Right click the shortcut and then select Properties. 
Click the Shortcut tab, and then click the Change Icon button. 
In the Look for icons in this file text box, type: Shell32.dll. 
Click OK. 
Select one of the icons from the list and then click OK 
You could also give it a shortcut keystroke such CTRL+ALT+L. 
This would save you only one keystroke from the normal command, but it could be more convenient.

Speed up Internet Explorer 6 Favorites
For some reason, the Favorites menu in IE 6 seems to slow down dramatically sometimes--I've noticed this happens when you install Tweak UI 1.33, for example, and when you use the preview tip to speed up the Start menu. But here's a fix for the problem that does work, though it's unclear why: Just open a command line window (Start button -> Run -> cmd) and type sfc, then hit ENTER. This command line runs the System File Checker, which performs a number of services, all of which are completely unrelated to IE 6. But there you go: It works.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

How To Use VoIP on Various WiFi Only Android Devices

So you have an Android device like the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 or 5.0 and you want to use that device to make phone calls when connected to WiFi?  Here, we will show you how.
In this post we are specifically dealing with the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 but any Android device with a built-in microphone that is running Android OS version 2.1 or later should be able to make VoIP calls as well.  You can also configure your Android phone as well to help conserve your minutes from your mobile carrier (Note: doing this may violate your customer agreement with certain carriers).

Configure Google Voice Account:

  1. You will need a Google Voice phone number tied to the same gmail account you are using with your device.  Using a computer, follow the link HERE to set up a Google Voice number if you do not already have one.  If you already have a Google Voice number go ahead and sign in.
  2. From your inbox, click on the settings button on the right side of the screen.  Under the “Phones” tab, make sure to check the box to forward calls to Google Chat.

Download and Install the Following Apps On Your Android Device:

  1. Go to the Android Market and install the “Google Voice” application (free).
  2. You will also need to purchase an app called “GrooVe IP”.  Information on the GrooVe IP application can be found HERE (currently cost $4.99 in the market).
  3. Open each application and sign in using your Google Voice username and password.

How This Works:

  • Google Voice will be used to send and receive text messages.  It can also be used to view (in plain text) or listen to voice mail messages left by callers.
  • GrooVe IP is what allows you to make and receive calls using your Google Voice account.  This application includes a stand alone phone dialer which is incredibly useful on a WiFi only device that does not include a native dialer application.
  • There are many options and settings in the GrooVe IP application that you can adjust to make phone calls work properly and optimize performance for your device.  Every device may have slight or even drastically different settings required for proper operation.  The developer of this application has a lot of useful information on their website found HERE.

Trial & Error is Key:

Make plenty of test calls because to a few different numbers to tweak the settings and ensure the best possible performance.  Make note of your settings as well as what worked and what did not work.  Enjoy!

Please feel free to post your experiences below.  List the name of your device as well as any settings you had to adjust.  For the device I was using these are the settings that worked for me:
  • Device:  Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0
  • Notes:  I could hear callers with the stock settings but the experience was better for myself as well as the people on the other end when Voice Synchronization was turned on.  I tried to turn Audio Processing on first but callers said I sounded muffled and robotic, plus there was a delay of approximately 5-6 seconds.  I have found that the shortest voice delay I can achieve is 2-3 seconds which may seem like a lot but in normal conversation, it works quite well.

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