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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Change the default Installation Directory in Windows

When the Operating system (OS) is installed on a particular drive all the programs get installed in the default directory  "C:\Program Files" if OS in on C drive . Many times while installation one need to change the installation path manually due to number of reasons ," low disk space" one of the most common reason and many other reasons .Instead of changing the path each time for installation one can easily set the desired path replacing the default path by simple registry tricks show bellow 


  1. Open Registry Editor.

(go to , run ==> regedit ,and enter to launch registry editor for all windows or just search for "registry" in Windows 7 /8)



2. Navigate to    
                HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

3. On the right side pane, 
                Right click on "ProgramFilesDir" and choose "Modify".



4. Replace  
                  Default C:\Program Files  with the new installation path e.g. D:\my program in the                
                  "Value Data



5.  Click on "OK". and exit the Registry Editor
6.   Reboot the system for the change to take effect.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

How to Convert a CD or DVD to ISO Image Files

One of the best  freeware according to me is  ImgBurn and the obvious reasons is, its a freeware !!!!  with almost all featured required for burning images on CD, DVD and Blu-ray with dual layer burning support also. It also incorporate options for  DVD/CD/Blu-ray backup in .iso or many other file format . ImgBurn makes it easy to burn your files to.It has simple and very easy interface as show below in screenshot.

































It has following MODES performing different task
  • Read - Read a disc to an image file
  • Build - Create an image file from files on your computer or network - or you can write the files directly to a disc
  • Write - Write an image file to a disc
  • Verify - Check a disc is 100% readable. Optionally, you can also have ImgBurn compare it against a given image file to ensure the actual data is correct
  • Discovery - Put your drive / media to the test! Used in combination with DVDInfoPro, you can check the quality of the burns your drive is producing

Friday, 4 January 2013

Enable and Play Subtitles in KM player, VLC Media Player and Media Player Classic

What are Subtitles
According to the defination subtitles are Captions displayed at the bottom of a movie or television screen that translate or transcribe the dialogue or narrative. In simple words subtitlesallows to  you understand Multilingual Movies.
Most popular websites to download subtitles are

  1.     www.moviesubtitles.org
  2.     www.moviesubtitles.net
  3.     www.opensubtitles.org
  4.     www.subscene.com 
  5.     www.subtitlesbank.com 
Software to find subtitles
Find Subtitles 1.0
Find Subtitles 1.0 is a very simple app that will find subtitles for movies. All you need to do is right click on the movie file, choose a language from the selection and - you guessed it - just click. Your web browser will open up, displaying a perfect set of subtitles for you to download.
How to enable subtitles 

  1. Download the subtitle from the above websites or by using the software
  2. Copy both movie file and the subtitle  in one folder                                                                 Note : The name of movie file and the subtitle file should be exact same
  3. Open a digital media playing program capable of playing both video files and SRT subtitle files simultaneously. Examples includes KM player, VLC Media Player and Media Player Classic (all freeware)
  4. Just run the video file and  subtitles start to appear  atomatically





Sunday, 21 October 2012

Use Android Phones: Tips and Tricks



Press Home Button 
Pressing home button for long time will display recently opened programs and Task Manager

Tab on home screen for 2 seconds and "Add to home screen " will be displayed from where  one can add
  •  Widgets(Analog clock, dual clock, home screen tips latitude, news and weather, picture frame , play stores, power control, program monitor , time traffic , yahoo finance and you-tube etc )
  • Shortcuts (various software's will be displayed)
  • Folders (New folders, all contacts, contacts with phone numbers, home screen folder, receive list from bluetooth, recent documents, starred contacts)
  • Wallpapers (Gallery, live wallpapers , wallpaper gallery)
Hotspot
 Settings > Wireless and networks > Tethering and portable hotspot > Mobile AP

AllShare 
To play videos on DLNA enabled TV and other devices
Gallery
  • Long press press   or folder to multiselect (one can mark multiple photos and video by single press)
  • After selecting in "More"(details, set as, crop,  rotate left, rotate right)  
  • In "Share " Different sharing options will be displayed like  Bluetooth, Gmail etc.are displayed
  • Pinch IN and OUT to zoom photo in and out
Notification bar icons
  • On Home Screen slide  from extreme top to bottom  of screen for Wi-Fi, B/T, GPS and Auto rotate
Adding shortcut to Home screen 
  • Menu > long press on desired icon and shortcut is created 

Remove shortcut from screen 
  • Long press on icon mobile vibrates once, drag icon at extreme bottom where remove is displayed
Voice
  • click on Microphone and just speak what you want to search
Contacts:
  • Contacts > left slide on name for SMS
  • Contacts > right slide on name for direct calling
  • Long press on contact and click "Join contact"  to merge to different contacts
Keyboard
  • Tab once in message box > Input method >Swype (just trace path of words to write any word)
  • Long press on keyboard buttons for writting numbers and symbols
  • Click Shift key for capital word
  • SYM for different options 

Computer portable apps

Portable apps are computer program that are fully functional one can carry around  on a portable device such as USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod CDs and DVDs, which enables it to be used on multiple computers or other portable device plugged in.The specialty of these applications is that these are single executable files and does not need any installation on PC. One just needs to copy a single file to desired portable device or on Hard Disk . These programs do not save any program settings and option in Windows Registry. Also these are lighter and  less in size does not need any key for activation etc.
Following are the website which provide free portable apps
  1.     www.portableapps.com
  2.     www.appstogo.mcfadzean.org.uk
  3.     www.portablefreeware.com
  4.     www.pendriveapps.com  

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Find drivers for HP, Dell,Sony



Searching and downloading drivers for branded desktop and laptop is the easy task  as compared to finding desktop driver for assembled. In case of laptops  every company have excellent driver support online which provides all drivers for  your laptop at one place categorized accordingly. For finding drivers  just go to respective website go to support and drivers , click on auto detect and follow instructions or you need to know only the model number of your laptop if model does not appear in auto detection .Usually model number is located at the bottom of the laptop or follow the below instructions to know  model number via cmd
  1. Click on start search "cmd" right click on Run as an administrator
  2. Type wmic csproduct get name to get model name and number of your laptop or PC.
Model number using wmic csproduct get name command in cmd

Other one more simple method is 
  1. Click on START and search  System information 
  2. Click on System Information
Model number by System Information


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HP 
=========================================================== 
  1. Go too www.google.com
  2. Search hp, click on support and drivers
  3. Click Support & Drivers
Click on Support & Drivers






     4. Enter a product name/number and hit search or click START NOW for  automatically find  products and solutions
Add caption
 5. After searching Manually click on the product name displayed below and Select your operating system, then click 'Next


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Dell
=========================================================== 
  1. Go too www.google.com
  2. Search dell, Under SUPPORT click on Drivers and downloads
 

Click on "Automatically detect my Service Tag for me" and a window will pop click "Yes,I Agree"

After clicking  Yes  I agree,  all drivers for respective system will be displayed

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Sony
===========================================================
  1. Go too www.google.com
  2. Search and click on Sony Vio website and go to Select Model and select the laptop model

 3. Click on Support, Original Drivers and Applications for ....

4. Click on " I have agreed with the Terms & Conditions, and click on blue icon under download to down respective driver


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Asus
===========================================================
  1. Go too www.google.com
  2. Search asus click on ASUS download, following page will be displayed with options Model
                            a. Automatic Detection, 
                            b.Select model manually and 
                            c. Search by product Serial Number 
    3. Select Model Automatic detection  and follow instructions or Select Model Manually if model is  
        know and follow onscreen instruction  and Click on Global when drivers are displayed



Friday, 5 October 2012

Store and sync files (online hard drive)

After reading and knowing the cloud services  I was  personally confused which one too follow for
  1. Store (online)
  2. Share and (via mobile etc)
  3. Edit  Files(in web-browser via web application   )
Following are the comparison of trio


Dropbox 
 www.dropbox.com


Google Drive
www.gmail.com




Skydrive
www.skydrive.live.com


 
Storage Space : 
2 GB, with additional space for referrals and activities

Additional storage:
 Free; Pro packages available in tiers of 50/100 GB for $99/$199 per year



Online document editing: 
No


Sharing: Yes


 Photo Related: 
Yes



Supported OS's : 
Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry

Storage Space :
5 GB


Additional storage: 
 Extra storage available in tiers from 25 GB ($30/year) and 100 GB ($60/year) all the way up to 16 TB ($9,600 per year)
Online document editing: 
Yes, with Google Docs

Sharing: Yes

 Photo Related: 
No (photo sharing is through Picasa and Google+)

Supported OS's :
Windows, Mac, Android

Storage Space :
7 GB (25 GB free as a “loyalty reward” for current users)

Additional storage:
 Extra storage available in 20/50/100 GB increments, at $10/$25/$50 per year, respectively


Online document editing: 
Yes, with Office Web Apps


 Sharing : Yes


 Photo Relateds:Yes




Supported OS's :
Windows, iOS, Windows Phone, Mac; Android apps via third parties

  Apart from the above trio other similar webs are 

  1.     Box.net
  2.     ElephantDrive
  3.     Carbonite
  4.     MobileMe
  5.     MozyHome   
   

7 Best torrent websites

Their are many torrent websites on web however most of the times when a file is downloaded user come to that the file is fake!!! or the file is compressed and for unzipping the rar or zip   need a password which can be obtained from some stupid fake online survey after hours of download. Following are some of the trusted torrent websites when you are likely to get actual video or software with good download speed

Note: While searching for torrents is completely legal, many of the torrent files that you will come across on the Web would be actually under the Copyright Act. Copyright law in the United States of America and other countries (excluding Canada) puts these torrent files and downloading these torrent files at risk for legal action, including lawsuits.
Before using such torrent websites please know your local laws before using torrent websites.
  1. www.piratesbay.se
  2. www.yify.com (for 720p or 1020p movies )
  3. www.isohunt.com
  4. www.1337x.org
  5. www.Torrent Project.com
  6. www.kat.ph
  7. www.extratorrent.com

Best free websites for free / paid softwares

Their are many websites that are available on web which offer freewares or paid software demo. However many websites don't have all software, nor they tell what are the alternative to the paid software along with the rating of the software. Here are the list of some good  websites which offer freeware, demo and shareware programs properly categorized along with rating and review
    1. www.download.cnet.com
    2. www.tucows.com
    3. www.filehippo.com
    4. www.softpedia.com

    Tuesday, 18 September 2012

    Ultimate boot CD (USB BOOTABLE)


    Find Drivers (GRAPHICS/DISPLAY)

    After formatting and reinstalling operating system, its frustrating if  one don't have drivers for  the system. Following are the way by which one can get drivers easily for INTEL, ATI and NVIDIA by auto detection for the operating system installed on the PC


    =======================================================================
    INTEL
    ==============================================
    Go to
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/

    Click on "Run driver update utility"

    Click on "check your system for the latest updates". after clicking install all popups


     

     The utility starts to analyze the system for drivers



    After loading finishes, all the supported drivers will be displayed. Simply click download and save !!!

    =======================================================================
    ATI
    ==============================================
    Go to
    http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx 

    Click on "Download Now " to download small utility

    Install utility and it will scan and show the latest driver for ATI graphic cards 


    =======================================================================
     NVIDIA
    ===============================================
    Go to

    http://www.nvidia.in/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-in

    Click on "GRAPHIC DRIVERS" for auto detection of graphic drivers 

    After clicking on "GRAPHIC DRIVERS" you will see following screen click "Run"





    After Running above application Scanning starts as shown bellow for graphic drivers

     
    After scanning hit DOWNLOAD to save graphic drivers





    Convert word (doc, docx) into JPEG

    office Convert Pdf to Jpg Jpeg Tiff Free
    The solution begs the question ““ why convert a PDF document to a JPG image? The answer lies in the way we view PDF documents.
    • PDF requires an external application like Adobe Acrobat Reader (or any other free variants) while JPG does not.
    • Browsers have the built-in capability to display images while handling PDF documents requires an external application or plug-in which may or may not be present.
    • An external application comes with the handicap of loading times.  Plus the rendering of a PDF document happens only after the complete document is downloaded while images can be streamed in.
    • Office applications also do a better job of handling images in comparison to PDF. To cite an example, a PowerPoint presentation with an embedded image goes faster than with a PDF document.
    So, in some specific cases converting your PDF documents to an image format like JPG or JPEG could be the solution we are looking for.









    Thursday, 26 April 2012

    Hiren's BootCD From USB Flash Drive with simple tiny tool

    There are many tools and utilities available for different purposes however most  normal users don’t know the names of utilities and most important which one are freeware which satisfies the required need without buying any software
    Hiren’s boot cd is a All in One Bootable CD which has all useful utilities mentioned below this post
    Here is the procedure for preparing bootable Hiren’s boot cd on USB

    Download UNIVERSAL USB INSTALLER (0.98 mb)
    launch and click on "I agree"
    Click I Agree
    In Step 1: Scroll down at the bottom and select Hiren's Boot CD


    Select Drive carefully 
    In step 2: Click Browse and add Hiren's boot CD iso image
    In step 3: Select removable Disk drive ie. pendrive, flashcard etc and click on Create

    Click YES to all actions

     

    Click Close and its Done !!!!!
    Cd contains various softwares relateted to 
    1. Antivirus Tools
      1. Backup Tools
        1. BIOS / CMOS Tools
          1. Browsers / File Managers
            1. Cleaners
              1. Device Driver Tools
                1. Editors / Viewers
                  1. FileSystems Tools
                    1. Hard Disk Tools
                      1. MBR (Master Boot Record) Tools
                        1. Ms Dos Tools
                          1. Network Tools
                            1. Optimizers
                              1. Other Tools
                                1. Partition Tools
                                  1. Password Tools
                                    1. Process Tools
                                      1. Recovery Tools
                                        1. Registry Tools
                                          1. Remote Control Tools
                                            1. Security / Encryption Tools
                                              1. Startup Tools
                                                1. System Information Tools
                                                  1. Testing Tools
                                                    1. Tweakers

                                                      Wednesday, 25 April 2012

                                                      Join or split large files for email etc

                                                      Split Large Files into  different part according to desired size and rejoin

                                                      1. HJSplitter
                                                      2. File Splitter and Joiner 3.3

                                                            Their are too many softwares available online but most simple with tiny size is HJSplitter. It has simple user interface. With increasing media size one may always get a situation when larger files cannot be send via email or cannot be shared on sharing websites like mediafire (limit 200mb), rapidshare, filesonic etc. here is when HJSplitter  comes into the picture , it split files into bite to mb sized pieces which can be rejoined to form an original file. The original file can be split according to desired sizes so that sharing according to size is not at all a problem on sharing websites or for sending files via mails. 



                                                      Another tiny application which is very simple to use is File Splitter and Joiner 3.3





                                                      Monday, 19 March 2012

                                                      Use Android Mobile as a webcam via USB

                                                      Android as a webcam via USB

                                                      With the increasing popularity of android devices , various softwares are been produced for ultimate user experience. One more  such software have joined this league.To the impressive list  of software joins USB webcam.  One more feature one can avail using this software is to use android phone as a webcam  via USB  using simple and hassle free easy steps
                                                      1. Install samsung kies, so that all USB drivers required  for phone to  get recognized on PC are installed.After installation  see phone is recognized when connected
                                                      2. Install USB webcam (25 kb ) from android market or download by searching 
                                                      3. Download and install the USB Webcam desktop client (6 mb).
                                                      4. Connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable and wait until the PC recognizes the device
                                                      5. Go to start menu and type "USB",  USBWEBCAM will be displayed click on it and a DOS windows will open which will look show bellow keep it open and don't close  

                                                       
                                                        6. Now launch application  USB Webcam installed  from your phone
                                                       7. Launch any program that uses webcam like  yahoo messenger  , Msn , skype etc. and invite friends  too see you 
                                                      NOTE : If in windows green screen appears  checkout mobile and relaunch USB webcam

                                                      Wednesday, 14 March 2012

                                                      Add-on for enhancing microsoft word experience

                                                      Office tab
                                                      Detong Technology Ltd Founded in 2008 offers professional Microsoft Office add-ins.
                                                      This add-on bring the Tabbed Browsing in Microsoft Office  (versions 2003, 2007, 2010)
                                                      When ever one opens more than one file they  appear separate and can be seen in task-bar, with this add-on one can enjoy the tabbed functionality that web browsers like firefox, google crome and internet explorer offers which gives ease for handling multiple files and also  minimizes  the number of windows open




                                                      Features
                                                      1. Rename Files Easily
                                                      2. Displays Full File Name
                                                      3. Useful Context Menu
                                                      4. Easy-to-use
                                                      5. High Performance
                                                      6. Move Tabs
                                                      7. Customize Tab Appearance



                                                      Tuesday, 13 March 2012

                                                      Add any folder to SEND TO option

                                                      It happens many a times when we insert a pendrive or harddisk with lot of movies wallpapers mp3 etc we have to select multiple files which is a little hetic job.Doing this many may have thought of having option of adding specific folder to option "SEND TO" so that any file can be send instantly to specific folder.to do so
                                                      follow the steps
                                                      Type anyone of the following in start menu

                                                      1. shell:sendto

                                                      2. %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

                                                      3. explorer.exe %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

                                                      Note: For windows XP users  copy paste in "RUN" and enter


                                                      Right-click >>>Shortcut>>>browse.. >>>Select folder>>> click OK



                                                      After clicking OK,  right click on any file and  go to sendto you will see that folder or destination specified Files can be send  directly just like what we do to send to pendrive in that destination. One can add multiple folders etc in sendto menu




                                                      Tuesday, 6 March 2012

                                                      How to Change Drive Letters in Windows

                                                      Many a times when we do partitions of hard disk, random drive letters are assigned which generally happens in Laptop

                                                      Follow steps to change drive letter
                                                      NOTE :  Do not change drive letter on which operating system  
                                                                     (OS) is installed 
                                                      Step 1

                                                      Right click on "My Computer" and Click "Manage"


                                                      Step 2
                                                      "Click on Disk Manager" here  all  Partitions are displayed along with health of  Partition. The Partition  on which "System" is written, do not change the drive letter of that Partition. 

                                                      Right click on partition an click "Change drive letter and Path.."




                                                      Step 3
                                                      Click on "change drive " and change Partition letter (here L) and click OK 
                                                      Some warnings will be displayed click OK to all.

                                                      Friday, 2 March 2012

                                                      Download Google Books to PDF format

                                                      Whenever we search some article or some topic many a times books from books.google.com  is displayed where one can view the pages of the book but cannot save pages or download eBook . To resolve this issue there is simple software which easily downloads online book available for viewing  its name is " GBooks Downloader" (Freeware)

                                                      Follow the following steps 

                                                      1. Download GBooks Downloader (Windows or Mac)

                                                      2. Go to http://books.google.com/books/  or copy link of topic which  is already in view.
                                                      3. Search for any book you wanna download and copy its URL which will look something like below.

                                                      http://books.google.co.in/books?id=mEOq9EsbYs8C&printsec=frontcover&dq=unit+operations&hl=en&sa=X&ei=TvJQT9n_Es2GrAeI48GwDQ&ved=0CD0Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=unit%20operations&f=false 


                                                      3. Paste the URL in GOOGLE BOOK URL, select Output Format  hit "Star"  
                                                      4. Downloading will start, wait until it shows "DONE"