12/31/09

Remove Windows Dual Boot


This tweak is very dangerous and requires reading carefully. If you do it wrong, your system will no boot or you can loose everything. So make sure you backup your computer and read carefully.

To correct the dual boot problem do the following:
Go to my Control Panel - > System - > click on the Advance tab go to Start up and recovery section and click on settings. Where you see the default operating system choose one and click on edit.
Here is where you have to be careful you need to delete the option of operating system which you do not want to use any more or is invalid. Click OK and exit.

If you did everything correctly and read the instructions on the links then your system should boot up now to one operating system.

12/30/09

Son of Snoop on Steroids

This system utility inventories computer hardware, software, configuration and security information, and etc. so that an administrator has this information on hand when available. Now upgrading workstations can be done easier.

12/29/09

Car Music Streaming through Blackberry

This is a great way to hear your songs wireless via bluetooth and blackberry. Just pair the two and your streaming to music through your car stereo.

12/28/09

Palm Pre Missing Manual

Have a Palm Pre and finding it difficult for you to use because it didn't come with a manual. Well let's just say this is the new technique manufactures are using to save money. If your in need of one, here is the link.

12/27/09

Predator on your USB

Paranoid that someone might take files from your computer when your not around. No need to worry with Predator. It uses your flash drive as a security key to use your computer. You unlock via password and can unlock it manually should you loose your flash key. A must have software for the paranoids.

12/26/09

Rihac continuous ink supply

If you print in great quantities, Rihac can be your answer for savings on ink cartridges. It's going to take a while before you run out of ink with a Rihac.

12/25/09

Acronis True Image WD Edition Software

Want a copy of a great recovery software. This holiday your wishes will come true with help of Western Digital. It's especially catered for Western Digital hard drive users.

12/24/09

Nintendo Free Channel

Share this Holiday season with Nintendo by surfing on it's free channel. You can now compete with each other and surf online for free.

12/23/09

Blackberry SMobile Anti-Theft Edition

Software Info

Sometime back I announced the software that would be available by summer for your teens and preteens in an article entitled, ” Software Alert: SMobile Security Shield Parental Control Gives More Power�To Parental Control“. �SMobile Security Shield is now available for your child’s BlackBerry, at the price of $29.99 per handset per year! / $19.99 at the blackberry app store. This program is the answer to your dreams: the ability to monitory your child’s safety and well being. It also includes security features for loss, theft, and viruses.

The software has the following to offer:
# E-Mail and Text Message Monitoring. What is the content of the email and the texts?
# Call Monitoring
# GPS Locate, where is the person who is communicating with your child? Track the phone if it is stolen.
# Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware
# View Contacts, who is your child communicating with?
# Monitoring Dashboard for the parents online, so parents can view the messages and contents of the messages. And make changes accordingly, even blocking calls, texts, and emails.
# Application Monitoring, such as Facebook and MySpace
# Lock, Wipe, Backup & Restore; In other words you can lock up their phone, wipe it if it's stolen, and Back it up to Restore later.

Have peace of mind knowing that you are able to help protect your child.

More Info

12/22/09

Windows 8 Released

Oh Really. If anyone thinks that Microsoft would already have out it's next generation Windows before it evens rolls out Windows 7 then you have this coming to you. It's FAKE. So don't bother on downloading it, unless your willing to sacrifice your computer.

12/21/09

WinToFlash

Here is another easier way to Install any Windows CD or DVD on a USB stick. It's user friendly and very simple. It's even easier than the BartPE software.


Direct Link

12/20/09

US Currency In Circulation

Ever wonder which paper currency is in great circulation. Here's your chance to find out and learn some interesting facts about the U.S. Mint.

12/19/09

ioSafe

Take a look at the new USB drive that's disaster proof. Not only will it protect it's files during fire and floods but it also protects you against theft. A must have hard drive for individuals who want a secure hard drive.

12/18/09

Xamance

New way to scan, file and remember where your papers are at. This scanner makes your digital files search able and even gives you it's location if necessary. What more can you ask for in a scanner besides to tell it to file.

12/17/09

Sony DSC - G3

First camera to be able to upload photo's to an internet photo sharing site. And it will eventually change the way we take pictures, because now everything will be in real time as long as you take the picture in a WiFi hotspot.

12/16/09

Check and Drive

Here is a great fleet management software without spending the big bucks. You can't expect miracles with this software but it's capable of running on a network mode if necessary.

12/15/09

Duracell MyGrid


Duracell has just released a cell phone charging board named my Grid. You charge all your cell phone on the Grid and your phone automatically charges. No need now to have multiple cords to charge your cell phones.

12/14/09

Medical Dictionary

Need a medical dictionary on hand so that you understand what your doctors and others are always saying. This software is a freebie and you can't ask for anything more.

12/13/09

Duplicate Music File Finder

If you have a long music library and have various copies or duplicates. Instead of deleting them one by one. Try this software to make your job easier. At least it will save you some listening time.

12/12/09

Octo-mother USB Charger

Looking for a phone charger to work with all of the current phones on the current market. For the price, you can't beat it. I just hope one day they'll finalize on one phone charger.

12/11/09

Vmware Vcenter Converter

Convert physical machines to virtual machines in minutes without rebooting. This is a must have for disaster recovery. In the long run it will save you time and money.
And if you haven't done your homework on Vmware. Let's just say this is the software that's going to replace all those IT technicians in the future.

12/10/09

Pocket Safe USB Drive


This was thinking out of the box. Now you have a personal USB drive safe that you need to enter a code in order for you to access your files. I just hope you don't forget that code.

12/9/09

Free X-Mas Mp3's from Amazon

This year download free Christmas MP3's from Amazon.com. All you have to do is click on the link each day and download a free Mp3. If you just want the MP3, just skip the Amazon MP3 Installer and download the MP3 directly afterwards. An Amazon.com account is needed to download these wonderful Christmas songs.

12/8/09

Popup Peeper

Need an email notifier when your mail comes in from multiple accounts. This software does the trick and works with twenty email clients.

Email Software Screenshot

12/7/09

PQI Cool Drive

Want to transfer files using a USB cable / thumb drive. This device can do both via USB. In one way it connects like a network cable, transfer rates are about 21 mbs. Or you can use it as a flash drive to transfer files to another computer.

12/6/09

Free Internet TV

Looking for free Internet Television. It's not going to be cheap. But if you add up the savings in the long run, then your always going to be ahead.

12/5/09

Chrome OS

Now you can install Google Chrome OS on a USB stick and test to see if you like the current operating system. It's worth to try and here is the link below.

Link

12/4/09

Blackberry App Store

It's similar to Apple's iTune store in which Blackberry user's can pay, download and install Blackberry applications. If things goes well, this store could finalize future Blackberry applications.

12/3/09

ISP that refuse Gov't funding

There's no secret why these companies are refusing government funding. The main reason is that they are profiting from broadband services and want government regulation out of it. If they later on decide to take the government money. It's just going to be a catch 22 later on.

12/2/09

Play DOS Games Now

If your in need of wanting to play old DOS games here is your fix. Install Dosbox and get ready to play all your favorite DOS games.
You'll be amazed on how many titles are now DRM free.

12/1/09

Travel the World for Free

I don't know how reliable this website really is. But if anyone does get to Travel for free this year, I would like to know.
Take your choice, worse scenario you need a plane ticket back home.

11/30/09

Blackberry Music

Looking for free music for your Blackberry. The following services have limits are you can hear music for free. You decide.

Pandora Limit to 40 hours of free music a month
Slacker Over 100 stations
Flycast Over 1000 stations free but with ads
Handmark Can listen to iTunes playlist
MediaSync Uses your computer to add MP3's to your Blackberry

11/29/09

Google Caffeine

It's a new generation of Google and they want the public's feed back. Give it a try and tell them what they like between the old and the new Google search.

New Google Search

11/28/09

New use for Text Messages

If everything works out in Iowa, you could see a national 911 emergency text message service coming to a city near you. It makes sense and it will probably one day save your life.

11/27/09

National ID

While the United States prepare for a national identification card. They must be aware of UK's recent problem. How the UK spent billions on a card to be hacked in just twelve minutes by a phone and a laptop.

11/26/09

Get Ready for Torrent Online Storage

This has long been overdue and it makes sense. At least you will not be penalized for excess bandwidth speed. I am just wondering how fast will it take to download?

11/25/09

Thumbnail Reader


Tiny card reader is so small that you'll probably confuse it with a thumbnail.

11/24/09

Can't Remove Adobe

If you have an old version of Adobe and for some reason can't remove it because the files are corrupt. Here is a great fix. Do either a google search online to download the version your trying to remove and install the software again and uninstall it. That should do the trick.

11/23/09

No Fee Apartments

Here is a new website to find a no fee apartment in you area. Unfortunately it's only works for NYC residents.

11/22/09

$300- D-Link Router

No router has yet to match this D-Link router. It's a new router in it's 1st generation. You can connect wirelessly, display photos, install widgets, do direct bitTorrent downloads, listen to iTunes streaming, attach a network storage device, and use it as a print server. Although pricey, it sure has a lot of extras.

11/21/09

Run XP on a USB drive

Need to run Windows XP on your computer, but don't want to reformat your hard drive to install an operating system that others now are not using. This is where MyPocketXP becomes beneficial. Your not only capable of running the operating system via USB but you can also save it's settings. No need to worry about viruses because it's a virtual operating system. There are so many uses for this that I can go on for days. But the best thing about it is that it's portable.




More Informational links
http://chris.pirillo.com/how-to-run-windows-xp-on-a-usb-drive/Chris Pirillo
Youtube Overview

11/20/09

The Wedding Processional

Yes I didn't spell it wrong. This couple not only gave their vows but made a hit on Youtube. Go figure their excitement to be so popular.

11/19/09

Kindle 1984 Deleted By Amazon

This is an interesting article regarding the Amazon Kindle product and it's current software in circulation. If you own Kindle have have books stored on them, it doesn't mean that it still your property. And like in the article, Amazon can anytime get access to delete any books it seems inappropriate. So the next time you go out to buy an Amazon Kindle reader ask yourself this.
Do you want a ebook reader manufacture to have rights to control what you can read?

11/18/09

Google Maps for Blackberry

Have a Blackberry and don't have a GPS Navigator service plan to go with your phone. Install Google Maps and let Google navigate for you. It's not premium service but it's close enough.

11/17/09

Free BlackBerry Applications

Who doesn't love freebies. Every time I see free applications, I just can't resist to try them. Why not since it's Free.

11/16/09

Mimo USB Monitor

This is the first USB powered Monitor to deliver decent video quality. It has so many functions and is powered by mini USB. Not a bad deal if you can find some use for it.

11/15/09

Cell Phone Sniffer for Prisoners

Prisons are now using software to sniff out cell phone signals. It's their new battle to stop communications among active convicts who still have influence in the outside world. We will see in the years to come how affective this software will become.

11/14/09

Remote Access

Ever since remote access has been around. Things have changed for the IT and the regular home user. Today everyone can use remote access on almost everything. If your shopping around for remote access, here are a few web sites to begin.

Links
Cisco WebEx
Bomgar
GoToMyPC
Dell Connect
GoTo Assist

My Favorite site is still LogMeIn

11/13/09

Movies on Flash

This is another confirmed reports that movies are going on flash. I would like to see how they are going to copyright these movies using flash storage.

11/12/09

Disney Movies on MicroSD

It's about time and I hope that the fever catches on. It's simple, easy to use and makes it practical to want to buy. With DVD's and Blue Ray Disc's on their way out, the only alternative that makes sense is using MicroSD cards.

11/11/09

Youtube working on 3D Video

Youtube is working on 3D video and if it catches on, lets just say that they will be far ahead of it's competitors. Now wouldn't it be nice to watch all those wacky videos in 3D.

Take a peek at some 3D's
Cat
The Simpsons
Etc

11/10/09

ZAR - File Recovery

The light version is free, lets you recover only the 4 major folders. If you need to recover sub folders your going to have to dish out fifty dollars for the full version. But with each version you'll be able to recover from a failed hard drive that has been formatted.

Note
works great with fat 16, fat 32, NTFS, Windows 2000, XP Vista, and Windows Server 2003

11/9/09

Computer Hardware Chart

Don't wait until the last minute to get your hands on this dandy chart. If I were you I would download it today to have on file for the future. You never know when your going to need it.
If your too late then now you'll have to Buy it.

11/8/09

Kingston 256gig Flash Drive

If your looking online for this item, good luck. Because it's not sold in the USA yet. The reason for this could be because it's worth about $800- and at $3.10 a gig, who would want to spend the money to buy such an item.

11/7/09

Windows 7 USB bootable tool

Recently purchased Windows 7 from the Microsoft online store and now need to make this ISO bootable to work with a USB drive. All you need is the new Microsoft USB bootable ISO software to do your conversion. Follow the instructions carefully and you'll be up and running in no time.

ISO Tool

11/6/09

Blackberry Storm Update v5.0

If you haven't done so, I will suggest you do it. I wish Blackberry Storm had this update sooner, so that I wouldn't have to go crazy trying to figure out why my phone was bugging.
If your upgrading figure to spend at least an hour and a half for the upgrading process to be complete.

11/5/09

Fight Against ATM's

In South Africa ATM's are taking a bite out of crime by banks installing anti-tamper proof devices. If you tamper with the ATM machine's it fights back pepper spraying you. Hopefully this will prevent future attacks on ATM machines.

11/4/09

MioNet

Have a Western Digital Hard Drive and want to access it's files everywhere. This software makes things very simple. The premium service is a little pricey but it does give you secure private access.

11/3/09

McAfee Beta

Need a good reliable antivirus software but want it free. Here is another way that you can benefit from Beta. It's experimental so it can be buggy. But it benefits in having the latest protection against virus threats in cyberspace.

11/2/09

Google Wave

A new type of communication service is coming out by the end of this year to help you get organized. You'll be able to communicate, view your favorite videos, maps, share pictures and do much more. Sign up and get ready for a new type of internet experience.

11/1/09

Majic Folder

Want a folder to sort files automatically based on extension. This utility software does the trick but it's only works with Vista and Windows 7.

10/31/09

Backup Google Chrome Bookmarks

I've been waiting for this fix for a while because at first Google Chrome only let you just import bookmarks. Now you can at least export them too. Just follow these easy instructions and don't forget to backup your bookmarks.

10/30/09

Make your PC look like a MAC

If you enjoy MAC applications and wish you could have them in Windows. Well it's possible with the help of two wonderful programs. Your PC will emulate the MAC OS X's desktop features without disabling any Window functions. Download and install them today.

Links
RocketDock
Insentient

10/29/09

Microsoft VP reply on the Google OS

It's a very interesting article on what approach Microsoft has on Google's new operating system. Microsoft see no threat because they are the leaders in Office and main operating system products. Google is just adding decoys to confuse it's competitors.

10/28/09

Windows 7 USB installer is Here


Like they promised, Microsoft did indeed ship Windows 7 via USB installer. Now let's see how good it's copyright protection is?

10/27/09

The Next VCR Tape

Yes the next VCR tape will be a flash drive. Like if we didn't know that this was coming. If you think about it, it makes sense. It's portable, light weight and it has no moving parts. With an endless shelf life of memories to save.

10/26/09

Samsung 1.8" Drive

Samsung keeps on pushing the limits to make it's drive bigger and better. This results in less power usage with quicker and faster results. It's only a matter of time before these small drives reach 1 tb.

10/25/09

Google New Operating System

Next year if Google is able to produce it's new open source operating system. Google could be the new Microsoft on the block. It will be a difficult task, but all that have to prove is that it can be done. Stay tuned.

10/24/09

Media Monkey

Need to organize your music library. This software will get you organized and entertain your guests. It even syncs with iPhone, iPods and most MP3 players.

10/23/09

ArcthemAll

Never be left out in the dark knowing that your zip utility can zip just one format. Now you'll be able to convert a zip file into 72 different formats instead of just one.

10/22/09

Windows 7 Upgrade for $100-

If your looking for Windows 7 Upgrade bargain, your best bet is to pre-order it with Amazon and only pay just $100-. (reg. retail price is $199.00) It beats paying the full price.

Amazon

10/21/09

Free 3 Credit Reports

This website guarantees three in one service. It gives you three credit reports with three credit scores for free. It's about time.

10/20/09

Windows 7 for $30-

Yes you can get Windows 7 for $30 dollars and even though it's just an upgrade, it's better than buying than paying for the full price. The only catch is that you must have a school email address. So hurry up, because no one knows how long this offer is going to last.

10/19/09

Excellent Firefox Add on's

Pdfit
Here's a great add on for FireFox to convert a page to PDF format.
PDF Link

Browser Background
This add on changes the background of your FireFox browser.
Background Link

Crop Web Images
This add on helps you crop web images from your browser.
Crop Images Link

Capture Fox - Makes Video Screen Shots
This is a great way to view step by step instructions on installations and computer tips.
Capture Fox Link

Juice
Search better online with a Juice. It helps you search more content than you are already used to.
Juice Link

10/18/09

Windows shorts Vista Ultimate Users

It's old news that Windows sold short to it's Vista Ultimate Users. They promised this and that and in the end because of the new operating system Windows 7. Microsoft decided to look the other way and incorporate it on the next version of Windows.
My theory is that if it doesn't already come with it, forget it and you should have known better.

10/17/09

HJ Split

Need to join or split files. This multi-platform freeware does the job so easily that you wish you used it early.

10/16/09

Microsoft Planning Toolkit Beta

Need to upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 2008 Server edition. Before you go for the upgrade make sure that your hardware is going to work. This is where the Microsoft Planning Toolkit Beta software comes in play. It helps IT professionals to see if hardware, peripherals and applications still work. It always pays to plan ahead.

10/15/09

Outlet Wall


It seems sort of ironic but in this day in age it makes sense. Just think about it. You can plug the outlet anywhere it looks good.

10/14/09

Comcast Hi Speed to go WiMax

Get ready for Comcast Hi Speed Wireless service. It's not going to be cheap but it guarantees that you'll be connected where ever you go. If your city is not yet mentioned stay tune until it is.

10/13/09

Google Voice

Google Voice is coming soon and when it does get ready for a new type of online voice mail service. One number to reach you where ever you go. For a better explanation what Google Voice is, watch the video.

Google Voice

10/12/09

Sony PSP Phone

Let's just say if Sony does have it's way Cell Phones gaming will go to the next level. Now parents will have no excuse not to buy their children PSP cell phones. It's like getting two for the price of one.

10/11/09

Activate Windows 7 for 120 Days

It's true that you can extend the Window's license in any version for 120 days. The trick is to do this right at the end of thirty days from the first day you install Windows 7.
All you have to do is invoke the slmgr -rearm command and your done. But this command only works 3 times and then your forced to buy the license or install another operating system.
Now at least you have time to evaluate the software for a total of 120 days.

10/10/09

Windows 7 to ship via USB

Why not ship Windows 7 via USB key. If this does occur this year. This will be a new market strategy for new PC users and laptop owners to upgrade their current systems to Windows 7 using a USB key.

10/9/09

The New Playstation * Fun *

If you have a Playstation 360 get ready for the new Playstation. Is has everything you can imagine and it's virtual reality. This is a must to check out.

10/8/09

SnagIt 7.2.5 for Free

Here is a freebie for all you SnagIt users. SnagIt is the number one choice for screen capturing software. It's a great utility to use when you need to print something on your screen that can't be easily captured. Download the free copy as soon as possible. These freebies don't always last that long.


Download Link

10/7/09

Share your Firefox Add on's

Have FireFox Add - ons that you want to share with others. Try this viewing add on software and share your specialized add on files with family and friends, so that can do what you do.

Directions
Once the software is installed all you have to do is add them to your shared folder via login at addons.mozilla.org and others now can subscribe to your add on pack.

10/6/09

Bittorent Anonomos

Want to download anonomos files using bittorent. No need to worry as long as you have the new bittorent software. Only the central tracker know's who's downloading what. You don't even get to see how many seeds your connected to. Your privacy is our concern.

Download Link

10/5/09

The IKEA WiFi Strainer

If your bored around the house and need a new project for yourself. Try making the IKEA WiFi Strainer. It's a pretty cool gadget that promises to get you a better signal. Who knew that a strainer was a good WiFi booster.

10/4/09

1 TB HDD Performance Specs

Need to purchase a 1 TB HDD hard drive and instead of price your more concern about it's performance. Here are the results for transfer rate. I just hope now they don't increase their prices.

10/3/09

Microsoft Security Essentials

By now this software should be out of beta and ready for the real world again. It's Microsoft's second try on developing an antivirus and security software. Let's see how long this one will hold.


Microsoft Direct Link

10/2/09

McAfee Online Scanner

Don't have an Antivirus software installed on your computer and your think you have a Virus. Here is an easy way to scan your computer if you have a Virus without installing anything.

10/1/09

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Is your computer ready for Windows 7? Here is Microsoft's Upgrade Advisor link to check to see if your computer is capable of upgrading to Windows 7.

9/30/09

Kindle DX goes after Newspapers

If everything goes right the new Kindle DX will be larger than the current Kindle 2 and it will be the first reader aimed on going after Newspapers and textbooks. This will open many more doors for Kindle DX and for it's current subscribers.

9/29/09

Sharing Files Online

Here is a new technique to share files online. You turn the file into a web page so that users can easily download these files. What make this site different than other sites is that you can preview the file and get file stats information before you download so that you don't waste your time downloading something you can't use.

Link
File2.ws

Sample file download
Energizer USB charger Software

9/28/09

Wiz Mouse

This handy software make your wheel mouse operate the way it should. Your mouse will scroll without you having to click on the window. Using a wiz mouse changes the way you use a mouse.

9/27/09

Google Reader on your Desktop

If you haven't check out Google RSS reader your missing out on Google best. You sign up, add your favorite RSS web sites and let Google do the rest because everything is web based. I've used other sites like FeedBlitz but it later came with a price. My theory is why pay for something that you can get for free. And this is why Google Reader is still my number one choice. Check it out and you will not be disappointed.

9/26/09

Asus Keyboard with Video

This is a pretty nice keyboard from Asus with a five inch touchscreen. I will assume that Asus is trying to catch everyone's attention by making unique Media Players.
I am just going to wait and see what comes next.

9/25/09

Slipstream Updates for Office 2007

If your running Office 2007, this would be a great time to Slipstream it's Updates so that you have always a current copy of Office 2007 on hand and ready when you need it.
The instructions to Slipstream are pretty simple and are worth while if your computer one day decides to crash. Be always prepared and slipstream your updates today.

9/24/09

Windows 7 Release date

The Windows 7 Release date is set for October 22. I just hope that Microsoft doesn't decide to change that date.
What's great about it is that it's near the Holidays so it would be a great time to buy. If your currently running Vista, your better off just holding off and wait until prices drop.

9/23/09

IE 8 changes download to six

When compared to previous version of Internet Explorer the normal standard download limit was set to two. With Internet Explorer 8 it changes the limit to six. So now you can have more than two multiple downloads downloading at the same time. Great fix from Microsoft, but it should have been done a long time ago.

Here also you can find the registry fix to correct this. Just backup your registry and be very careful.

9/22/09

Apple iPhone 3.0 Upgrade

iPhone user's who purchase the recent new iPhone have some great new features that have been added. If you are a current iPhone user, all you have to do is a software update to get the same features. For now the update makes more sense than the upgrade.

Update Help

9/21/09

Cheap Solar Cells

These new organic solar cells will change the way we use energy. They can be easily shaped and are so inexpensive that in a few more years you'll be seeing them almost every where. This is just the beginning.

9/20/09

Nokia Self Charging Phone

Get ready for the new Nokia's self charging cell phone. This cell phone charges via ambient radio waves. Only time will tell if this new technology is going to work with our daily lives.

9/19/09

Use Video as a Cell Phone Ring Tone

Pretty simple software to use to have a video as a ring tone for your cell phone. This is a new concept and it does make sense if you have the space. Check it out and enjoy.

Link Vringo

9/18/09

Ping Pong Lover * Fun *

If your a Ping Pong Lover here is a great way to add Ping Pong via Mozzila. It's a quick Add on Extension and your off.

9/17/09

Correct IE 7 to save Passwords

This is a registry hack and you must be careful.
With compliments from watchinthenet.com


1. Close Internet Explorer

2. Click on Start / Run… and in the run field type regedit (you will need to have administrator rights to edit the registry)

3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IntelliForms\Storage2

4. In the left window pane, select the Storage2 key, then from the menu, select File / Export and save the key to your Desktop with the File Name: oldstorage.reg

5. In the right window pane select all values (except for Default) then press Delete and select Yes to confirm value delete. Minimize Regedit.

6. Open Internet Explorer and visit the web site whose password you want to save. When Internet Explorer asks if it should remember your password, answer Yes

7. Logout of site and close Internet Explorer

8. Return to Regedit and press F5 to refresh the list. Now, select the Storage2 key, then from the menu, select File / Export and save the key to your Desktop with the File Name: newstorage.reg

9. Select the Storage2 key again, then from the menu, select File / Import and select the oldstorage.reg file (from the Desktop), and click Open to merge the data back into the registry. Click OK to acknowledge merge was successful.

10. Select the Storage2 key again, then from the menu, select File / Import and select the newstorage.reg file (from the Desktop), and click Open to merge the data back into the registry. Click OK to acknowledge merge was successful.

11. Close regedit.

Also if you don't want to loose your old password then view this link to merge old passwords with new passwords.

9/16/09

Mozilla RegEdit Add On

This is a great Add On software for Mozilla user's who need to easily access the registry key on demand.

Add On

9/15/09

Amazing Flashlight

Although pricey it only takes ninety seconds to stay charge for ninety minutes. It claims that it will recharge 50k times before it needs to be replaced. So when you do the math, it might just make sense.

9/14/09

Tethering via iPhone

This is a quick site to learn how to enable Tethering via iPhone 3.0. The setup is simple by downloading a carrier string and running the terminal command string as follows:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool TRUE


Browsing should be then be minutes away.

9/13/09

My Hours

If you do some consulting work where hours are involved this website can help you keep track of them with their time management software. The web based application is portable and can be accessed any where. Obtaining a personal account is free for now and for business accounts, you'll eventually have to pay.

9/12/09

Rerun Check

Watching a television program and always want to know if the next episode is a rerun. This site will let you know in advance by sending you email reminders of reruns.

9/11/09

Defraggler

Hate Windows Defragmentation software. This software will beat Windows built in software by doing it faster.

9/10/09

Web Site Bugs

Afraid of web sites that contain bugs that monitor or affect your web browsing. These software add on are an excellent source to find these little critters. They tell you what these bugs are doing and monitors your computer. Take control of security while browsing.

Links
Ghostery
CS Fire Monitoring
Osmos

9/9/09

Installing a Flash Drive Hard Drive

Yes in the real world their are people who still don't understand this. And hopefully this video will help you understand what you should be looking for on My Computer, when you plug in a flash drive.

Direction:
If you following everything right. A drive should appear in the My Computer box and the drive letter is your portable drive. Just copy or paste, drag or drop files to this hard drive and now those files are portable.

9/8/09

ActiveX Fix

Here's a security fix tip, to stop the Active X problem along with the annoying pop up. Follow the video carefully and your Active X problem will disappear.

9/7/09

Screen Toaster

Want to record whats on your computer to show others how to do it. Screen Toaster makes it simple to record by press ALT S, when you start and stop. And once you upload the file online, you later download it to your computer to show others.

9/6/09

Send Future Emails

A great service to use when you want you email sent sometime in the future. Works great with most email clients. Excellent way to send Birthday Greetings always on time.

9/5/09

Online PDF Creator

Need to create PDF files but don't want to install anything onto your computer. This site is great for creating PDF documents when your on the move.

9/4/09

Buffalo USB Power Strip

Here is an excellent way to use a USB port efficiently. There is no need to always leave it on. I am just wondering if it does makes a difference.

9/3/09

Solar USB

Want to save energy with USB devices. Try the Solar USB, it's going to help you go green longer.

9/2/09

Solar Cell Phones are Here

A while back I wrote about new solar cell phones and now with the help of Samsung, the first solar cell phones are out. You'll have to dish out sixty dollars but in time it will pay for itself. I am still uncertain on how reliable these phones will be at first. But within time it should live up to it's potential.

9/1/09

Over Priced Cables

Always wonder why online cables prices are cheaper than store prices?
Majority of the times it's that your getting ripped off by the retail stores.
If your tired of being ripped off, the next time you need cables try purchasing them online.

Below are just a few of my favorite sites:
Meritline
Cyberguys

8/31/09

Smallest VGA Display

Get ready for smaller HD displays. Their is no limit how far displays can go now. These devices will soon available on almost every we can think of.

8/30/09

Wish Radar

Enjoy Wish list but still can't get the items you want at a decent price. Wish Radar changes your wish list to a shoppers bargain list. When you wish reaches a price that you already set up, it notifies you to buy. This new concept will change wish lists forever.

8/29/09

Paint.net

Tired of using Adobe and paying for premium service that you believe should be free. Try now using Paint.net and say goodbye to Adobe. Paint.net will make you think twice about paying for any premium service.

8/28/09

Cherple

Need to talk to someone across the globe and carry a two way conversation with any U.S. Cell Phone. The answer is here using Cherple. Their is no reason not to have a conversation.

8/27/09

Connect a USB Drive Online in Minutes

Want to connect a USB drive online and be done in minutes. This new product claims to connect any USB online storage drive. All you have to do is plug the USB device to Pogoplug and just activate the product and your files are online. Uploading and downloading is done directly from the Pogoplug.com website.

8/26/09

Find Online Videos

Looking for online videos instead of Youtube. These sites offer more that what your local Youtube now provides. It's worth to check them out.

Links
Mega Video
Ninja Video
Side Reel
Super Nova Tube
Swarm Player
Ez Tv

8/25/09

Google Squared

It's a new type of search engine by Google that puts things in columns. You get information about the item your searching, pictures, with publisher and language information. Searching online seems quite different with Google Squared

8/24/09

Vista SP2 Disk Cleanup

Recently upgraded to Vista Service Pack 2 and want to clear up disk space. Follow the instructions below and free up almost 1 gig of hard drive space.

Instructions
Run the Windows Component Clean Tool (COMPCLN.exe)

1. Click Start, type Compcln.exe and press ENTER

2. Click Continue when you see the User Account Control elevation dialog.

3. Press Y when you see the following message:
This operation will make all service packs and other packages permanent on this
computer. Upon completion you will not be able to remove any cleaned packages
from this system.
Would you like to continue? (Y/N):

8/23/09

Disable USB devices on a Network

Interesting to know how many users in a company can infect a network by attaching a USB device. The risk has been out for a while and even though you can apply this fix. It still doesn't guarantee that it will work all the time.

with Compliments to www.howtodothings.com


Click Start Menu > go to run command and type "regedit" without quotes. Registry Editor will open.
Expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder then SYSTEM >CURRENT CONTROLL SET > SERVICES >USBstor, located at the left pane.
Find "Start" in the right pane with the blue icon.
Double click "Start". A box titled "Edit DWORD value" will open.
Write down "4" in the "Value Data" Field. Illustration 1.1
Click OK and then close the Registry Editor.

Your USB flash drive is now disabled. Whenever you insert a flash drive, Windows won't detect it and will not open it.

To enable it again, repeat steps 1 through 4 and then change the value to 3. The default value for enabling a USB flash drive is 3.

Note: Performing this trick will only Disable USB Mass Storage devices and will not affect other USB Devices such as USB Keyboard, USB Mouse, Scanner, Printer etc....always backup your registry to prevent losing your valuable data.

8/22/09

Pay As You Go Broadband

Virgin mobile now gives you Pay As You Go Broadband with no contract. Any user can easily download at 100mb, 200mb, 500mb or 1gig with prices as $10,$20,$40 and $60. Who can't go wrong to want portable broadband.

8/21/09

Hard Drive Health Monitor

This is another Hard Drive Health monitoring software to check the life cycle of your current hard drive. It's a great utility to confirm how long your hard drive has to live.

8/20/09

Driver Agent

Need a software driver but can't seem to find it. This is where this premium service comes in to save you valuable time and money. Just install the application and within minutes your time saving driver shows up for download.

8/19/09

Monitor Security Threats

Want to know how vulnerable your computer is. Monitor the threats with Secunia. The software scans your computer for the latest software threats. If your computer is vulnerable it will tell you what to do next.

Online Scan

8/18/09

E-mail on the Go

The next time your driving and need to send an email from your cell phone you might want to consider sending an email via voice message. The premium service will save you from getting into an accident.

Voice Message Providers
Jott
Voice on the Go

8/17/09

DLink Wifi Widget

DLink has a new Wifi Widget that enables users to tweak their home networks. Your going to need a firmware update in order for this Widget to work correctly. But in the end you'll get Internet, Network and Wireless realtime send and receive rates.

Firmware Update

8/16/09

Microsoft Events & Error Message Page

Getting Windows Events & Error Messages but don't know what they mean. This link from Microsoft will give you a better understanding of what they mean.
Not all Events & Errors are created equal.

8/15/09

Another Free Widget

Here's another free Widget that you can use on your Twitter, Blogger, Myspace, WordPress, Live Journal and Friendster accounts.
The setup is so user friendly that once you customize it, your done. Try it out because it's free.

8/14/09

Simplaris Blogcast

In need of Blogging your RSS feeds to Facebook. Here is an easy way to do so with the help of Simplaris Blogcast.

This is how you do it as per PCworld.com

Simplaris Blogcast
What a pain it is to spend all that time writing a blog post...and then have to manually add it as a link in your feed using Facebook's "Post Link" feature. Make it simple--or rather, automated--by using Simplaris Blogcast. With this app, you simply paste in the URL for your blog's XML or RSS feed, and just like an RSS reader, Blogcast pulls in the most recent headlines and a digest (you decide how long) once a day (or immediately, depending on what blogging software you use). And for the truly lazy, it doesn't even have to be your own blog: Blogcast works with any feed you give it; but, alas, you can only bring in one feed at a time.

8/13/09

Uniblue Registry Editor

Having registry errors and can't seem to resolve the problems. Don't wait until your computer stops responding to fix the problem. Correct it now with Uniblue.

Fast Download

8/12/09

Advanced IP Scanner

Going crazy trying to figure out what current IP's your system is running. Use the Advanced IP Scanner to scan all your systems IP addresses for free.


Fast Download

8/11/09

All Experts

Need help on resolving a problem you can't seem to solve. All Experts can help you put the problem to rest with it's dedicated volunteer staff. When in doubt ask an expert.

8/10/09

Windows Icon Volume Missing

Missing the Windows Icon Volume button.
Hope this information will help you with help from en.allexperts.com


SYMPTOMS
On a Windows XP-based computer, you may experience one or both of the following behaviors: • The Volume icon is no longer displayed in the notification area at the far right of the taskbar.
• When you try to add the volume control icon to the notification area (in the Sounds and Audio Devices utility in Control Panel, click to select the Place volume icon in the taskbar check box on the Volume tab), you receive the following error message:
Windows cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the Volume Control program has not been installed. To install it use Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.
As a result, you cannot start the Volume Control program and adjust the volume and sound level settings of your computer.
CAUSE
This behavior can occur if the Sndvol32.exe file is damaged or missing.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, extract a new copy of Sndvol32.exe from the Windows XP compact disc to the system_root\System32 folder on your computer's hard disk. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. Press and hold down the SHIFT key as you insert the CD-ROM to prevent it from starting automatically.
2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3. In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
4. Type the following lines at the command prompt, pressing ENTER after each line, where CD-ROM drive is the drive letter of the computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM, and system_root is the path and folder name where the Windows system files are located (generally C:\Windows):
CD-ROM drive:
cd i386
expand sndvol32.ex_ system_root\system32\sndvol32.exe


Note that there is a space between "ex_" and "system_root" in this command.

For example, if your computer's CD-ROM drive is drive E, and the folder that contains the Windows system files is C:\Windows, type the following lines at the command prompt (pressing ENTER after each line):
e:
cd i386
expand sndvol32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exe
5. Type exit to quit the command prompt.
6. Verify that you can start Volume Control and that the Volume icon is displayed in the notification area (if you selected this option).

MORE INFORMATION
By default, the Volume icon is not displayed in the notification area in Windows XP.

For additional information about how to display the volume control icon in the notification area, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
279435 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279435/EN-US/) HOW TO: Display the Volume Icon in the Notification Area in Windows
For additional information about icons that are displayed in the notification area, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310578 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310578/EN-US/) Windows System Tray Icons
For additional information about how to troubleshoot sound problems, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307918 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307918/EN-US/) HOW TO: Resources for Troubleshooting Sound Problems in Windows XP

8/9/09

Capture Window Screen Shots

This software will do what Windows can't do for you. Capturing Window screen shots in milliseconds with the mouse cursor. And if you don't want to install it on a computer. You can install it via portable.

Portable Download

8/8/09

Spam Fighting Software

It's always going to be out there and SPAM mail can be annoying. So when you decide that your ready to fight SPAM, take a look at these spam fighting links below.

Spam Fighter Standard
Cloud Desk for Outlook
I Hate Spam 5.0

8/7/09

USB cable Fix

Tired of damaging your USB cables or devices. This is the best solution for the USB fix.

8/6/09

Remove Outlook Duplicate Entries

Outlook has it's moments where when you sync it's files, it comes up with duplicate entries. Here is your best bet in removing these duplicate entries.

8/5/09

Identity Finder Home Ed

If you have a personal computer and always worried about the sensitive information that it can have. This software is a great buy. It detects credit card information and private data on your computer. You then can choose to delete or shred the information for security.

8/4/09

YouSendIt Outlook Add On

If your always sending large files in Outlook and mail keeps on coming back because the file is to big. You might want to look at YouSendIt.com Outlook Add On. Now sending a large file will be easier and simple to do.

8/3/09

Hard Drive to TV with no PC


Want to play HD on a television without a computer. This little device from Hong Kong make it's possible. The best part about it is that's it's affordable.

8/2/09

Verizon Laptop Connection via Cell Phone

Need a mobile connection to your laptop while on the road. Use the VZ Access Manager to help you get connected.

Software

FAQ

8/1/09

Make Free Widgets of your Site

Their are site's that try to cash in for things that are free and this site is a good freebie to turn any RSS web site into a free Widget. Just type in your hosted RSS feed and create a custom widget.

7/31/09

Activate Remote Desktop

Allow users to connect remotely

My Computer -> Properties and click the remote tab.
Make sure that Allow users to connect remotely to this computer box is checked.

Start -> All Programs ->Accessories -> Communications -> Remote Desktop Connection

7/30/09

Put More Widgets on to your Website

Feedzilla is letting anyone post free News widgets onto their website with their unique scripts. All you have to do is pick the news site and copy and paste the code onto your website.
This is a popular way to easily get hits and keep others from wanting to come back.

7/29/09

Turn an RSS Feed to a Widget

With widgetbox all you do is enter a list of RSS feeds and create a custom widget script to use for your web page to be followed by everyone. That simple and that easy. The only thing that I don't like is the monthly fee.

javascript:void(0)

7/28/09

Solar Trash Cans

Looks like Solar trash compactors are coming to Philadelphia real soon. The new plan stores more trash and will save the city millions in the years to come. Now my question is when will solar advertising be available.

7/27/09

Install Pad

Need to install all your applications at once. This software will save you time and make things simple. Just add on to the list and it downloads and installs the program for you one after the other. Not all applications work great with this software. For a list of working applications view the link below.

List of working Apps

7/26/09

Trackle Alerts

This new alert center will alert you of almost everything that's going around in your neighborhood.

ex.
severe weather
crime
real estate value
apartments for rent

7/25/09

Cell Phone Tethering

Tethering is the term for using a cell phone broadband on your laptop with a data plan. You connect your cell phone via usb cable and use your laptop to connect to the web through the cell phone's data plan. It works great with smart phones and with Window Mobile phones. If your in constant need of a broadband connection this is an in expensive way to go.

Using the software almost saves you half of the time
Pda Net
Pda Net Blackberry

For Nokia Phones use this

7/24/09

Google Latitude

Google latitude will keep track of your pals. It let's your smart phone and laptop keep track of your location via GPS. And when you need to contact them you can do so by either IM them or emailing them. Their are some privacy concerns but it's worth looking into.

7/23/09

Tripit

Need to organize all your travel plans into one. This program is your personal assistant that puts all your travel information into one.

7/22/09

Wolframalpha

Google better be prepared because if this new search engine starts getting smarter, this could be the new Google on the block.

You can give this new search engine mathematical problems and it will solve them.
ex. b log(x)
what is the meaning of life

7/21/09

Make iTunes work with any MP3 Player

This software works with iTunes and most MP3 players. Once the software is installed you just add the MP3 player and sync your music exactly the way you did with your current iPod. You no longer have to add additional software to sync your music into your MP3 player.

7/20/09

Disk Digger

This software is so advanced that it can even found VMWare's virtual machine trashed drives. I am impressed.

7/19/09

Free Drive Image

Need a Drive Image copy of your hard drive just in case one day your operating system crashes. Drive Image XML will do the job for free.

7/18/09

Outlook Tips

Outlook Tips

1-While Outlook is open hit the second key on the mouse to open Outlook in a New Window

2-Display Multiple Dates in the Outlook Calendar by clicking on a date and holding the Ctrl key and clicking additional dates. This will show you in the Outlook Calendar side by side.

3-If your using the flag in Outlook, you can also categorize it using different colors. Just right click on the flag and change the flag color.

4-To add email user's to your Outlook contacts account open message and on message right click on email address to add contacts to Outlook

7/17/09

Notifu via Sims

Need to send text messages to a group on multiple platforms and also need to verify if they received them. This application even works for international numbers.

7/16/09

Shmoop

Great resource for anyone looking for summarization, multimedia and help in literature, poetry and American history.

7/15/09

Rapid Share Plus

Automate the Rapid Share free limited account without waiting. The program saves you time on downloading, changing file names, start and stopping downloads and shut down your computer after files have been downloaded.


Download Rapid Share Plus

7/14/09

Use OpenDNS

Since the recent attached on DNS servers from criminals your best bet today is to use OpenDNS.
To do this do the following:
Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Network and Internet and click Network Sharing Center
Under task listed on the left click Manage Network Connections. In Manage Network Connections right click the icon representing your network card -> click properties and in the properties list click Internet Protocol Version 4. Click Properties button in the ensuing screen and select Use the following DNS server address button. Type in a primary address of 208.67.222.222 in the secondary address type 208.67.220.220 and click Ok.

7/13/09

Lockout Vista's unwanted Guest

If privacy is a must for your shared computer you should do the following. Prevent unwanted guest from guessing your admin password by allowing outsiders unlimited guesses at the admin password. You do this by clicking start -> Local Security Policy -> Choose Account Lockout Threshold and at the prompt enter the number of invalid log-ins you'll accept. This will close out your outsiders unlimited guesses window.

7/12/09

Find Vista's double Firewall

Have a program that is being block by the Windows firewall but can't seem to still get net access. Check out Vista's double Firewall to see if that program has access. But this will be difficult to find because it's not in the Windows Firewall setting. Your best bet is to go to Windows search and type the following wf.msc and press ENTER. This will open Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
You then scroll down to Outbound Rules and then New Rule in the upper right corner. Then you select the program path for the application you require access to. For each program you want internet access you have to allow the connection and create a new rule for every app otherwise you will not get net acess.

7/11/09

Never Loose Anything Again

This new GPS tracking device is excellent on locating your luggage, pets and people. Just hookup to pets collar, suitcase, keychain and then logon to the website to find where it is within thirty feet away. You can even track how fast the item is going, just in case someone was driving. I am just a little upset on it's battery life which is just seven days.

7/10/09

Black Bar over Text in Adobe

Now that everyone is going paperless all these scan documents are now lying on your computer or storage hard drive open for access. If your concern on security for these documents you can black out the text for these .PDF files but it will require third party software. The only downside about this is that the document will be altered from it's original state and you'll probably lose it's search ability.

7/9/09

Cell Phone Data Eraser

We already know about the news what happened when in the 2009 campaign staffers sold there Blackberrys and left valuable information on their phones. Now will Cell Phone Data Eraser your worries are no longer needed.

7/8/09

Speed Up Shutdown, Logoff & Restart

If you have XP, Vista or Windows 7 this new utility will help you shutdown, Logoff and Restart your computer faster than you normally would. I just don't understand why Windows has to rely on another program to do this.

System Booster

7/7/09

Delete Backup Hotfix Folder

If you have a Windows Server, at times the C drive will contain hidden Hotfix folders that are maintain in the Server and taking away valuable space. These files usually start with $ character. In order to delete the files create in Notepad a file named DeleteHotFixBackups and copy and paste the script below to later change the file extension to .bat
Please note that deleting HotFixes is risky if your trying to uninstall a particular HotFix. Also you can accidentally delete backup folders because some backup folder do begin with $.

DeleteHotFixBackups.bat

C:
CD %WINDIR%
Del kb*.log
For /F "usebackq delims=" %%W in ('dir/d/b/ah $*.*') Do RD %%W /S /Q

7/6/09

Panda Internet Security 2009 free for 3 months

Another freebie but you have to act fast. These freebies go by so quickly. Once they're up it's only a matter of time before they shut them down because of the high demand.

Here is a list of Panda's Key Security Features

Anti-Malware Engine
Personal Firewall
Advanced Proactive Protection
Anti-Phishing Filter
Anti-Rootkit Technology
Anti-Banking Trojan Engine
Anti-Spam Filter
Web Filter
Parental Control
Backup & Restore
Personal Information Filter

7/5/09

I Heart Music

It's a new music site that takes recordings from unknown artists. So if your into the music industry and have yet to be seen. This is an excellent site to send your demo for feedback. It today's market, you never know.
Beside's that the website also has a links for i heart radio with 750 stations. Not bad for a music site. I wish MTV would of hopped on to this plan a long time ago.

7/4/09

Eraser

Want to always erase your browser history so that others don't see what you don't want them to see. This software can help you hide your tracks by over writing the browser cache over and over.


Other Link

7/3/09

Another Excel

EditGrid is another alternate online spread sheet that you might want to look at if your done using Microsoft Excel. It specializes in financial data that gives you more of what regular Excel should do for you.
There are some diadvantages but it does take Excel to the next level.

7/2/09

Excel without the Math

Looking for an Excel spread sheet without the Math. LogiXML VizLytics can make things very simple by slicing and dicing data in many different ways.

7/1/09

Convert Youtube Videos to MP3

Again here is another link to convert your favorite YouTube videos to MP3. Hopefully this link will not go away like the privious ones that I posted in the past.

Vdeo2Mp3

You can also use the Firefox add on extension to make your life simple.

You Tube MP 3

6/30/09

Energizer Portable Battery Pack


Energizer has now created a portable solar battery pack. Just plug in your portable device, shine it against the sun and let the little bunny do the rest. Energizer just keeps on going.

6/29/09

Office 2007 Annoyance

If you have Office 2007 and are annoyed with some of its features. Here are the fixes to correct them or just make them go away.

1- Add Features to the Quick Access Toolbar
Click the little down arrow on the right edge of the toolbar. You'll then see
commands like Open, Quick Print and Spelling & Grammer. Click any of them to
add to the Quick Access Toolbar. Likewise click any already check item to
remove them from the toolbar. If there is a feature that doesn't appear you
just right click on any icon and choose Add to Quick Access Toolbar, the same
goes if you want to remove them.
2- Remove the Quick Access Toolbar
This is a must if your had enough of it. To turn it off click on the Office
button and choose Word Options. Clear the check box for Show Mini Toolbar
on selection and press ok.

6/28/09

Windows XP folder Ownership

Reinstalled Windows XP but now you can view your files that were in your My Documents folder. What you have is a violation of the ownership folder and hopefully this link will fix it.

Link

If not your best bet is to copy all the files that are someone in your c drive and reformat Windows completely.

6/27/09

Don't Do it to Windows

Yes the following is a waste of time on Windows.
It's your choice on believing or not.

1- Vista multiple core improves boot time
There is an option in Msconfig utility that lets you set the number of processors for boot time and by default it's set to off.

2- Clearing prefetch directory (or cache) improves start time
Actually all this does in most cases is extends the boot time.

3- Disabling QoS and IPv6 will improve bandwidth and web performance
I still can't find any good enough reason to do so.

4- Turning off System Restore improves performance
I wouldn't chance risking my backups.

5- Clearing out cached and temp files improves performance, especially in web browser.

6- Disabling the last access time stamp will boost performance.
I wouldn't suggest on doing this because one day this might just help you resolve a known problem.

6/26/09

Do It to Windows

Here are a few Windows tweaks that are worth doing

Do
1- Disabling XP's indexing saves on performance

2- In Vista write caching will improve SATA drive performance
To do this go to Explorer right click drive you want to speed up and select
properties -> click Hardware tab and -> select properties -> Policies tab and check both of the boxes beneath "Optimize for performance"

3- Disable unused network connections will improve boot time.

4- Tweak virtual will improve performance
To do this go to the Control Panel -> Advance under performance click Settings -> Advanced. In Virtual memory module click change -> custom size then up both Initial and Maximum size to roughly double your amount of RAM. Click Set and ok.

5- Ready Boost will improve system performance

6- Eliminate the Recent Documents / Recent Items folder with a registry hack
In XP install TweakUI and browse to Explorer then uncheck Allow Recent Documents on Start Menu. In Vista right click the taskbar and click Start Menu tab and uncheck Store and display a list of recently opened files.

7- Turn off the Windows splash screen will save time off your boot.
In XP at the run prompt type msconfig -> click the boot.ini tab and select
the /NOGUIBOOT option. Vista is similar instead its select the No GUI Boot option.

8- Defragmenting your hard drive improves performance

6/25/09

Kill Disk

Great application to help you wipe out a hard drive sensitive information that can be of value to others. It's better to be safe than sorry.

6/24/09

Remove Outlook Express

Having problems with Outlook Express or don't see they need for Windows to take up space when you need it the most.
Just remove Outlook Express if you really don't even use it.

Go to Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk CleanUp -> pick C drive if it gives you a choice and once Disk Cleanup opens up select the More Options tab.
In More Options click on Windows Components and select Outlook Express to remove it from your computer.

.......................................

or go to DOS and type the following commands
cd\ ENTER
cd\windows\system32 ENTER
osuninst.exe ENTER

6/23/09

Office Diagnostics

Having problems with your Office applications and can't seem to resolve them. Try Office Diagnostics and it just might eliminate those problems.

6/22/09

Map a Network Drive in Vista

It can be a little tricky when you compare it with Windows XP. But if you read the information carefully, you should be connected in no time.

6/21/09

Vista Versions

In the market for Windows Vista and still don't know which version to purchase. This link will help you decide which version comes with the features your looking to buy.

6/20/09

Solar Notebooks

Solar notebooks are currently out with at least 3 hours of life. Hopefully within time they will meet the same standards of any notebook.

6/19/09

TwitterFeed

Need help to setup your Twitter account to read your RSS feeds. Not a problem with the help of Twitter Feed. This site helps you transmit your RSS feeds to your Twitter account the easy way. I just wished the site was a little user friendly.


Helpful Links
Take RSS feeds to Twitter
Twitter Feed

6/18/09

Texthog

Need an easier way to keep track of your expenses while on the road. Try Texthog and see how simple things can be. Texthog keeps tracks of your expenses via text message. You just sent a text message to Texthog and it stores the text messages for your to later review. You then put all your expenses together to show proof or to be reimbursed. The program still lacks some accounting fundamentals but it's very simple for the traveler on the go.

6/17/09

Online People Search Engines

Here's an excellent site to find out what personal information about you, that is available online. It can help you to opt out of certain websites and take control of your privacy. At least you know what others know about you.

6/16/09

Air Cooler Device

This air cooling device is making a big hit with policemen and the military. And if your constantly on the road. This might be a great solution for you to keep cool.
Worth the price if you always want to be cool.

Buy Me

6/15/09

Sugar

Ever wonder how many cubes of sugar into the things that you regularly eat. Here is a great link to remember.

6/14/09

Internship for Women

If your a women over fourty and looking for an internship. This web site is excellent to help you fine tune your web technology skills. Think of it as a great crash course to update your computer skills.

6/13/09

Block Cell Phone Text Messaging

Here is a great way to block unwanted text messages.
Works with most carriers but this link is setup up only for Verizon Wireless customers.

Go to the above link and block all text messages from web and email and allow only text messages sent to Nickname@vtext.com that way only your close friends who you text to will be able to send you text messages.

6/12/09

Flash Resumes

There has been lots of controversy in the past few months on online Resumes. Although this is a difficult time for everyone. The job market is jammed with millions of resumes and online resumes are a way to be noticed faster.
Just be cautious on who you give access to your online resume account and remember that with identity theft. It just makes it easier for thieves to steal your identity. So try to make your online resume brief and leave out the personal information for now.

6/11/09

IE 8 an Artist Dream come True

If you love to customize your browser then IE 8 will be a nice add on to your computer as long as your willing to give up the extra memory and space. I still can't see the point on giving up my space for IE 8.

6/10/09

IE 8 Memory Hog

The reports are coming in for IE 8 and even though it's an improvement to IE 7 it sure does eat up a lot of memory. So get ready to dish out at least 500mb.

6/9/09

Free Museums Admissions

Every now and then I find these great offers that I love to share with everyone. Check to see which museums in your area qualify.



Free Admission to 46 Different Museums (Target)
Target is offering Free Admission to 46 Different Museums!

There's always something exciting happening in the arts: a touring exhibition, a concert in the park, a favorite play, a great family outing at a local museum.





Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix - Target Kids Corner
Free arts activities with paid garden admission Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1201 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix AZ, 85008-3437
480-481-8115

California African American Museum, Los Angeles - Target Sundays at CAAM
Free First Sundays
600 State Drive
Los Angeles CA, 90037-1267
213-744-7432

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco - Target Tuesdays at Asian Art Museum
Free First Tuesdays
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco CA, 94102-4734

Centro Cultural De La Raza - Sunday Zapateado presented by Target
Free Second Sundays, 2 p.m.
2125 Park Blvd.
Balboa Park
San Diego CA, 92101
619-235-6135

Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Target Free Holiday Mondays
Free Admission, MLK Day 1/21; President's Day 2/18; Memorial Day 5/26; Labor Day 9/1; Veteran's Day 9/11; Columbus Day 10/13
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90063
323-857-6000

Children’s Museum of LaHabra - Target Free First Saturdays
301 S. Euclid Street LaHabra, CA 90631
562-905-9793

Target Free Family Saturdays
359 E. First Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-625-0414

Museo de las Americas, Denver - Target Free Family Days
Free First Saturdays
861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO, 80204
303-571-4401

The Children's Museum of Denver - Target First Tuesday Nights
Free First Tuesdays, 4–8 pm
2121 Children's Museum Drive
Denver CO, 80211
303-433-7444

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Millennium Stage
Free performances every day
2700 F Street, NW
Washington D.C., 20566
800-444-1324

Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville - Target Free Wednesday Nights
Free admission every Wednesday, 5–9 p.m.
333 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202 USA
904-366-6911

Young at Art Children's Museum
Target First Fridays
Free First Fridays, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
11584 West State Road 84
Davie, FL 33325
954-424-0085

KidCity: The Children's Museum of Tampa - Target Free First Fridays
Free First Fridays, 5–8 p.m.
7550 North Boulevard
Tampa FL, 33604
813-935-8441

Miami Children's Museum - Target Free Third Fridays
Free Third Fridays, 3–9 p.m.
980 Mac Arthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132
305-373-5437

Chicago Children's Museum - Target Free First Mondays
Free admission for kids 15 and under. First Monday of every month, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
700 East Grand Avenue, Navy Pier
Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier
Chicago IL, 60611
312-527-1000

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago - Target Free Tuesdays
Free every Tuesday
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL, 60611
312-280-2660

Congo Square Theatre, Chicago - Target Saturday Matinees
2-for-1 Tickets, Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Various locations
Chicago, IL 60657
312-587-2292

Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago - Target Saturday Matinees
Buy One, Get One Free, Saturday performances at 3 p.m.
821 North Michigan Avenue
Water Tower Water Works
Chicago IL, 60611
312-337-0665

Art Institute of Chicago - Target Free Evenings
Free General Admission every Thursday, 5–9 p.m.
Free General Admission every Friday from Memorial Day until Labor Day, 5–9 p.m.
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago IL, 60603-6110
312-443-3600

The Field Museum - Target Free Second Mondays
Free admission every second Monday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605-2496
312-922-9410

National Museum of Mexican Art - Target Free Admission at the NMMA
Free admission every day during museum hours, 10 a.m–5 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday
1852 W. 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
312-738-1503

Millennium Park Family Fun Festival Presented by Target
June 3–September 1, 2008 Daily, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Summer-long free festival of music, performances and family activities for all ages, seven days a week in the Millennium Park Family Fun Activity Tent and on the Jay Pritzker Pavillion Performance Stage.

Chicago Children's Choir - Target Free Family Concert in Millennium Park
Thursday, June 12, 6:30 p.m.

Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Target Family Nights
Free First Thursdays, 4–8 p.m.
3000 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
317-334-3322

The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston - Target Free Thursday Nights
Free every Thursday, 5–9 p.m.
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
617-478-3100

Boston Children's Museum- Target $1 Friday Nights
$1 Admission every Friday, 5–9 p.m.
300 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
617-426-8855

Flint Institute of Arts - Target Free Saturdays
Free every Saturday
1120 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48503
810-234-1695

Arab American National Museum, Dearborn - Target Family Free Sundays
13624 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn MI, 48126
313-582-2266

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit - Target Free First Sundays
315 East Warren
Detroit MI, 48201
313-494-5800

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis - Target Free Thursday Nights
Every Thursday night from 5–9 p.m.
1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis MN, 55403
612-375-7600

Minnesota Children's Museum - Target Free 3rd Sundays
10 West Seventh Street
St. Paul MN, 55102
651-225-6001

The Magic House - St. Louis Children's Museum - Target Free Family Nights
Free Third Fridays, 5:30–9 p.m.
516 S. Kirkwood Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122
314-822-8900

The Coterie Theatre - Kansas City - Target Saturday Matinees
2-for-1 tickets on Saturdays
Crown Center
2450 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-474-6552

The Black Repertory Theatre, St. Louis - Target Next Generation Family Matinee Series
2-for-1 Tickets, free admission for ages 8-18 with purchase of one adult ticket - Thursday and Saturday Matinees - Performances at The Grandel Theatre
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
314-534-3810

Museum of Modern Art - Target Free Friday Nights
Free Fridays, 4–8 p.m.
11 West 53 Street
New York NY, 10019
212-708-9400

Brooklyn Museum - Target First Saturdays
Free First Saturdays, 5–11 p.m.
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn NY, 11238
718-638-5000

Children's Museum of Manhattan - Target Free First Friday Nights
212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024
212-721-1234

New Museum for Contemporary Art - Target First Saturdays for Families
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
212-219-1222

Mint Museum of Art - Target Family Fun Saturdays
Family activities on Second Saturdays, 10:30–12:30 p.m. Free admission for kids 15 and under with adult purchase
2730 Randolph Road
Charlotte NC, 28207
704-337-2000

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Community Festivals
Check www.rockhall.com for dates. Free family festival and entertainment.
One Key Plaza
Cincinnati OH, 44114
216-781-ROCK

Please Touch Museum - Target First Wednesdays
5–7 p.m.
210 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-963-0667

Amon Carter Museum - Target Family Fun Days
Family Activities on second Sundays, Noon to 5 p.m.
beginning November 11, 2007
Admission is always free!
3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107
817-738-1933

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Target First Free Sundays
Free First Sundays, 12:15–7 p.m.
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
713-639-7300

Nasher Sculpture Center - Target First Saturdays
Free admission from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on first Saturdays
2001 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
214-242-5100

Victory Media Network Outdoor Digital Art Gallery at Victory Park
Starting March 23, 2007
Free and open to the public daily
Victory Plaza
2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75219

Seattle Art Museum - First Free Saturdays presented by Target at the Seattle Asian Art Museum
Free First Saturdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
1400 East Prospect Street
Seattle WA, 98112-3303
206-654-3100

6/8/09

Vista Service Pak 2

It's about time and I hope this time Microsoft fixed all the bugs that people have been complaining about the first time they used Vista.


Links
32 bit
32 bit Fast Download
64 bit
Windows Server 2008
Vista & Server 2008

6/7/09

How the Internet Works

I hope this video teaches you something. It is so difficult to try to teach people about the Internet when still people refuse to want to learn.

6/6/09

Google Maps good in India

Google just keeps on going with it's Google Maps. Now if your traveling to India Google Maps can help you to get to your destinations. It's only a matter of time before Google Maps will be symbolized as the new world Atlas map.

6/5/09

Feed Demon 3.0

Now you can read your favorite feeds from Google reader via your desktop with the help of Feed Demon. It's just another great way to read your RSS feeds via Google and Feed Demon.

6/4/09

Office SP 2

Yes Office 2007 Service Pack 2 is out and hopefully this time Microsoft fixed those pesky bugs that were annoying you when you first installed it.

Direct Link

Fast Download Link