Friday, December 13, 2013

5 Useful free utilities that can make your computer faster.

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner and start up programs management option

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 
Can detect and remove malware that even the most well known anti-virus and anti-malware applications fail to detect. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware monitors every process and stops malicious processes before they even start.

Autoruns (Handle with care. Experts only)
shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility bundled with Windows OS

Recuva (pronounced "recover") 
is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted from your iPod, or by bugs, crashes and viruses!

Easeus Partition Manager
No need to format your HDD to make more space  or create new partitions

Free partition solution and disk management utility allows you to extend partition, especially for system drive, settle low disk space problem, manage disk space easily on MBR and GUID partition table (GPT) disk.

Ubuntu Server SSH and FTP setup guide

Enable Ubuntu  Desktop GUI
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
There are many desktop alternatives which you may install and use, like:
Gnome 3 installation: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
KDE see Kubuntu installation: sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
XFCE installation: sudo apt-get install xfce4
LXDE installation: sudo apt-get install lxde
Openbox installation: sudo apt-get install openbox
Gnome Classic a Gnome 3 desktop that looks like Gnome 2 installation: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback

Local and or remote administration
Command to find the IP address of Ubuntu server

Enable SSH in Ubuntu 12.04
To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to install SSH Server.
sudo apt-get install openssh-server

SSH  default port 22. If you wish to change the connection port, run the commands below to open the configuration file.
sudo gedit /etc/ssh/sshd_confi
Then change the port # shown to whatever you want and save the file. But remember to use the new port number every time you want to connect to your system via SSH.


Install FTP server
sudo apt-get install vsftpd

Edit vsftp configuration
            sudo nano /etc/vsftpd.conf

How to Add a User on Ubuntu 12.04
To add a new user in Ubuntu, use the adduser command, replacing the “newuser” with your preferred username.
sudo adduser newuser

As soon as you type this command, Ubuntu will automatically start the process:
Type in and confirm your password

Enter in the user’s information. This is not required, pressing enter will automatically fill in the field with the default information

Press Y (or enter) when Ubuntu asks you if the information is correct
Restart The FTP Server
Type the following command:
sudo  service vsftpd restart

Manually setup IP
Change to a static IP address:
root:/# nano /etc/network/interfaces
This takes you to the interfaces config, which you'll need to alter to reflect your IP schema. For example:
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

Within the nano environment, type ctrl + o to write the changes. Then press ENTER to save it to the same file name. Finally press ctrl + x to exit nano.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Import .NK2 files into Outlook 2010

To import .nk2 files into Outlook 2010, follow these steps:
  1. Make sure that the .nk2 file is in the following folder:
    Note The .nk2 file must have the same name as your current Outlook 2010 profile. By default, the profile name is "Outlook." To check the profile name, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    2. Double-click Mail.
    3. In the Mail Setup dialog box, click Show Profiles.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type outlook.exe /importnk2, and then click OK. This should import the .nk2 file into the Outlook 2010 profile.

    Note After you import the .nk2 file, the contents of the file are merged into the existing nickname cache that is currently stored in your mailbox.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Windows8 Shortcut keys

Windows8 Shortcut keys

  • Win : switch between the Start screen and the last-running Windows 8 app
  • Win + C : displays the Charms: the Settings, Devices, Share and Search options
  • Win + D : launches the desktop
  • Win + E : launches Explorer
  • Win + F : opens the File Search pane
  • Win + H : opens the Share pane
  • Win + I : opens Settings
  • Win + K : opens the Devices pane
  • Win + L : locks your PC
  • Win + M : minimises the current Explorer or Internet Explorer window (works in the full-screen IE, too)
  • Win + O : toggles device orientation lock on and off
  • Win + P : switch your display to a second display or projector
  • Win + Q : open the App Search pane
  • Win + R : opens the Run box
  • Win + U : open the Ease of Access Centre
  • Win + V : cycle through notifications
  • Win + W : search your system settings (type POWER for links to all power-related options, say)
  • Win + X : displays a text menu of useful Windows tools and applets
  • Win + Z : displays the right-click context menu when in a full-screen app
  • Win + + : launch Magnifier and zoom in
  • Win - - : zoom out

How to remove “ this copy of Microsoft office is not Genuine”

How to remove “ this copy of Microsoft office is not Genuine”

Remove OGA Office Not Genuine Notifications (Uninstall KB949810)

How to remove “ this copy of Microsoft office is not Genuine”

Office Genuine Advantage Notifications (OGA KB949810) automatically. Once installed KB949810 verifies your product key number and if it finds the product key number illegal or pirated, it will start showing a “This copy of Microsoft Office is not genuine“ notification in your system tray area along with at splash screen whenever you try using Office programs.

OGA crack was a rumor and we are yet to see any KB949810 crack working. But we can manually uninstall this KB949810 update to get rid of these notifications. Do note that this update can’t be removed from ‘Add or Remove Programs’ interface as it does not show up there. But you can follow the below working tricks to disable and remove Office not genuine notifications from system tray and MS office programs interface.

Disable OGA Notification : Hack – 1
We can remove OGA notification by disabling OGAAddin.dll from loading when we start Office applications. OGAAddin.dll file shows the notification and removing this will stop such notifications from appearing. This below hack will make Windows think that KB949810 is properly installed and it will not prompt you for further installation.
1.Go to Start >> Run >> Type regedit in the box and hit Enter
2.This will open Registry Editor window, press Ctrl+F to open search box
3.Type OGAAddin.connect in the serach box to find this registry key
4.Once found, Right click on Load behaviour and select Modify option
5.Edit and change the value from 3 to 0
6.Repeat this process for each and every instances of OGAAddin.connect key
7.You are done.

Disable OGA Notification – Hack 2
This hack will completely remove OGAAddin.connect registry key from system registry and the OGA notifications will be automatically removed. However the system might ask you to install this update using Windows Live Update again.
1.Go to Start >> Run >> Type regedit in the box and hit Enter
2.Navigate to the following key paths and remove these registry keys completely from your system. You might find any other key which contains OGAAddin.connect registry value, remember to remove all of them.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Word\ Addins
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Excel \Addins
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Power point\Addins
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlo ok\Addins
3.Delete the OGAAddin.connect registry value from above paths
4.You are done.

Disable OGA Notifications – Hack – 3
This hack will remove OGAAddin from within MS Office applications, but you need to sign into any user profile on your computer with administrative access.
1.Navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12 (address might differ depending on your Office version and installation drive) >> Right click on any office applications such as inword.exe, excel.exe, powerpnt.exe etc and choose Run as Administrator option
2.Head to Options (at the bottom of the menu) >> Add-Ins
3.Select COM Add-ins under Manage drop down list >> Hit Go
4.Disable or remove OGAAddin
5.Follow the above process to remove OGAAddin from each and every office application
6.You are done.

Disable OGA Notifications – Hack – 4
We can completely disable OGA or KB949810 notifications by uninstalling KB949810 OGA Notification via OGANotifier.msi and this will stop and remove all OGA notifications.
1.Navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\8998da55d 52b36c0e98ba016ddd50de0\ folder (Assuming C:\ as your installation folder)
2.Extract using WinRAR to find a file named as OGANotifier.msi
3.Right click on OGANotifier.msi >> select Uninstall
4.Block automatic update installation to avoid further installation
5.You are done.

Disable OGA Notification – Hack – 5
Microsoft does not allow people to uninstall OGA notifications, but you can easily delete and remove OGA components from your system manually. In this way, they will be automatically go inactive and you won’t see those boring “This copy of Microsoft Office is not genuine” notifications again.
1.Close all Office applications first
2.Navigate to C:\Wndows\System32 or C:\Windows\SysWow64 folder and delete the following files
3.You are done.
You can follow any of above 5 tricks to uninstall, remove or disable Office Genuine Advantage notifications (OGA or KB646810 notifications).

Hp Printer Showing Offline

Hp Printer Showing Offline

Go to Printer properties from control panel. then goto ports. Click configure port. and remove the tick mark for SNMP shown at the bottom.

Setup FTP server with windows XP

Do port forwarding in your Router (port 21)

First you have to install the IIS program located on the XP cd. Go to control panel and select ad/remove programs. then go to add/remove windows components. install the File Transfer Protocol option under the Internet Services. After installation..go to control panel...administrative on the internet services icon. there you go...

Excel File not opening when you double click

Excel File not opening when you double click

1. Tools>Options>General Uncheck "ignore other applications"
2. Start --> Run---> type "excel /unregserver" (minus the quotation marks.) -->OK
3. Start --> Run---> type "excel /regserver" (minus the quotation marks.) -->OK

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Reset Apple Macbook Pro to factory defaults

How to factory reset mac to factory just by following this easy steps

1. Reboot 
2. Hold apple key + s key down after you hear the chime. (command + s on newer Macs) 
3. When you get text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line): 

mount -uw / 
rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone 
shutdown -h now 

4. After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and your good to go again! 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Force delete a folder Windows7

Force delete a folder Windows7

Right-click on folder -> Properties
Security Tab
Click on Advanced button
Owner tab
Edit.. button
select Administrators in 'Change owner to', check 'replace owner on subcontainers and objects'..this might take a while
Open cmd.exe as administrator
type 'cacls l:\messedUpFolder /T /e /g Administrators:f' ...this might take a while
rmdir /S l:\messedUpFolder
and thats it.

Backup/Export Account Settings - Outlook 2007 /2010

Backup/Export Account Settings - Outlook 2007 /2010

1.Start > Run > type ‘regedit’

2.Locate the following path in your ‘Registry Editor’

3.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook 

4. right click and export to backup settings

Windows8 Slow access to shared folder

Windows8 Slow access to shared folder

open command prompt as administrator
type following command

netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

you are done..