Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Display Legal Notice on Windows Startup

If your PC has multiple users or you have your PC on a public place, then you can now display legal notice to every user before they log in to your PC. This legal notice will be displayed on the Logon screen at every startup just before the Desktop is loaded.
You can do this pretty easily just by using a small registry hack.


Steps to Display Legal Notice on Startup:

1.    Go to Start -> Run, type regedit and hit ENTER.
2.    Navigate to the following key in the registry:

3.    On the right side pane look for “legalnoticecaption“, double click on it and enter the desired Legal Notice Caption.
Next below this look for “legalnoticetext” and enter the desired Legal Notice Text. The legal notice text can be up to a page in its size so that it can include a set of do’s and dont’s for your computer.
4.    After you do this just restart your computer and upon the next startup you can see the legal notice information for your computer. This trick works on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 as well.
I hope you enjoy this post! Pass your comments.

Monday, June 8, 2015

How to Create a Bootable Windows 7 USB Flash Drive

How to create a bootable Windows 7 USB flash drive:  For those who don’t have a windows 7 installation disk or either it is damaged, and then you can create and use a Bootable USB flash drive to install Windows 7 on your PC. The process of creating a Bootable windows 7 USB flash drive is fairly easy; however you will have to download copy of windows 7 ISO file.
Fortunately Microsoft provides Windows 7 ISO images as free downloads to the public.  Once you have downloaded a Windows 7 ISO file, you can then follow the instructions provided below to create a Bootable windows 7 USB flash drive.

Instructions to create a Bootable Windows 7 USB Flash Drive 

  • Step 1: Download rufus on your computer and run it.
  • Step 2: Plug in your USB flash drive into your computer .
  • Step 3: From Rufu’s settings, Choose NTFS as the file system.
  • Step 4: Check ” Quick format ” and ” Create extended label and icon files “
  • Step 5: Check ” Create a bootable disk using ” and click the drive icon beside it to select the windows 7 ISO file .
  • Step 6: Now click on start to create a bootable window 7 USB flash drive .

After a few minutes your Windows 7 bootable  USB flash drive will be  ready for installation. Reboot your PC and set the bootable flash drive as a first boot priority in the bios settings. Save the bios settings and reboot once again to continue with the windows 7 installation process .
 Note: You have to allow booting from USB devices in your BIOS settings in order to proceed further with the windows 7 installation .

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Tips to Enable or Disable Toast Notifications on Windows 8

Enabling Toast Notifications on Windows 8

You have a number of options when it comes to enabling or even disabling the Toast Notifications in Windows 8. This feature is very much beneficial; however, at times it can be annoying while you see them popping up time and again. Hence you have some simple ways to enable and disable the same. Once you have disabled it and after some time want to enable it, don’t get disheartened. Unlike the simple ways of disabling, the steps involved for enabling the toast notifications in Windows 8 too are very much simple. Let’s check them step by step.
Steps for Enabling Toast Notifications:
The users have the option to receive the toast notifications by simply changing the PC settings found over the OfficeScan client PC. This is the place where you have the option of enabling the toast notifications.
Step 1 – If you are keen to enable the same, the first step you need to do is to move the pointer of your mouse at the right corner of your screen just at the bottom side so that you end up displaying the Charms bar.
Step 2 – Once you carry out the first step, it’s time to move to the second, wherein you need to click at Settings and then to – “Change PC Settings” then you will see the PC Settings screen appearing before you.
Step 3 – Once you are done with the second step, it’s time to head on to the third step wherein you need to click over the option called “Notifications”. The moment you click over this section, you are supposed to choose the “On button” so that you enable the Toast Notifications in your Windows 8 based computer system.
Step 4 – This is the final step, wherein you have to choose on the option of “ON” to the three things. These include the “Show App Notifications”, “Play Notification Sounds” and the “Show Application Notifications” on the Lock Screen. The first one is mandatory while the last two are are optional and the choice to enable them is upto you.

Final Word

Microsoft has come up with this feature only in the latest versions of Windows – the Windows 8. However, if you are using operating systems like Windows 7, Windows XP or Windows Vista then make sure you do not have this notification to bug you. In your initial days, you may find a bit difficult doing whole lot of these steps as discussed above, hence it is vital to jot down all these steps in your notepad and start doing it as and when you need them. Doing them several amount of times can enable you to remember the same.
Windows 8 is a new and the most modern kind of operating system and hence different than the previous versions. You need some time to get accustomed to the same before you start using them proficiently. This certainly includes the enabling and disabling of the Toast Notifications.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Advanced Google Search

In this post I will show you some of the secrets of Advanced Google Search.
Google is clearly the best general-purpose search engine on the Web. But most people don’t use it to its best advantage or in an advanced way. Do you just plug in a keyword or two and hope for the best? That may be the quickest way to search, but with more than 3 billion pages in Google’s index, it’s still a struggle to pare results to a manageable number. There are some ways in which advanced Google search can be used to get the desired results.
But Google is an remarkably powerful tool that can ease and enhance your Internet exploration. Advanced Google search options go beyond simple keywords, the Web, and even its own programmers. Let’s look at some of the advanced Google search options.

Syntax Search Tricks

Using a special syntax is a way to tell Google that you want to restrict your searches to certain elements or characteristics of Web pages. Here are some advanced Google search operators that can help narrow down your search results.
1. Intitle: at the beginning of a query word or phrase (intitle:”Three Blind Mice”) restricts your search results to just the titles of Web pages.
2. Intext: does the opposite of intitle:, searching only the body text, ignoring titles, links, and so forth. Intext: is perfect when what you’re searching for might commonly appear in URLs. If you’re looking for the term HTML, for example, and you don’t want to get results such as

you can enter intext:html
3. Link: lets you see which pages are linking to your Web page or to another page you’re interested in. For example, try typing in

4. site: (which restricts results to top-level domains) with intitle: to find certain types of pages. For example, get scholarly pages about Mark Twain by searching for intitle:”Mark Twain”site:edu. Experiment with mixing various elements; you’ll develop several strategies for finding the stuff you want more effectively. The site: command is very helpful as an alternative to the mediocre search engines built into many sites.

Swiss Army Google

Google has a number of services that can help you accomplish tasks you may never have thought to use Google for. For example, the new calculator feature (Google Calculator) lets you do both math and a variety of conversions from the search box. For extra fun, try the query “Answer to life the universe and everything.”
Suppose you want to contact someone and don’t have his phone number handy. Google can help you with that, too. Just enter a name, city, and state. (The city is optional, but you must enter a state.) If a phone number matches the listing, you’ll see it at the top of the search results along with a map link to the address. If you’d rather restrict your results, use rphonebook: for residential listings or bphonebook: for business listings. If you’d rather use a search form for business phone listings, try Yellow Search
Let Google help you figure out whether you’ve got the right spelling—and the right word—for your search. Enter a misspelled word or phrase into the query box (try “thre blund mise”) and Google may suggest a proper spelling. This doesn’t always succeed; it works best when the word you’re searching for can be found in a dictionary. Once you search for a properly spelled word, look at the results page, which repeats your query. (If you’re searching for “three blind mice,” underneath the search window will appear a statement such as Searched the web for “three blind mice.”) You’ll discover that you can click on each word in your search phrase and get a definition from a dictionary.

Extended Googling

Google offers several advanced services that give you a head start in focusing your search. Google Groups (Google Groups) indexes literally millions of messages from decades of discussion on Usenet. Google even helps you with your shopping via two tools:
Froogle CODE (FroogleCODE),
which indexes products from online stores, and Google CatalogsCODE(Google Catlogs),
which features products from more 6,000 paper catalogs in a searchable index. And this only scratches the surface. You can get a complete list of Google’s tools and services at www.google.com/options/index.html
You’re probably used to using Google in your browser. But have you ever thought of using Google outside your browser?
Google Alert
monitors your search terms and e-mails you information about new additions to Google’s Web index. (Google Alert is not affiliated with Google; it uses Google’s Web services API to perform its searches.) If you’re more interested in news stories than general Web content, check out the beta version of Google News Alerts
This advanced Google service (which is affiliated with Google) will monitor up to 50 news queries per e-mail address and send you information about news stories that match your query. (Hint: Use the intitle: and source: syntax elements with Google News to limit the number of alerts you get.)
Google on the telephone? Yup. This service is brought to you by the folks at Google Labs
a place for experimental Google ideas and features (which may come and go, so what’s there at this writing might not be there when you decide to check it out).
With Google Voice Search (Google Voice Search), you dial the Voice Search phone number, speak your keywords, and then click on the indicated link. Every time you say a new search term, the results page will refresh with your new query (you must have JavaScript enabled for this to work). Remember, this service is still in an experimental phase, so don’t expect 100 percent success.
In 2002, Google released the Google API (application programming interface), a way for programmers to access Google’s search engine results without violating the Google Terms of Service. A lot of people have created useful (and occasionally not-so-useful but interesting) applications not available from Google itself, such as Google Alert. For many applications, you’ll need an API key, which is available free from CODE www.google.com/apis

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

How to Download YouTube Videos: Easiest Way

YouTube is undoubtedly the most preferred website to share and watch favorite videos. Most users prefer to watch the videos online, while a few others like me, would like to download them so that, they can be saved and retained. Well, if you are one among those few who would like to download the videos from YouTube, then here is a way to do that.
In fact, there are many ways to download videos from YouTube, but here in this post, I would like to share with you one of the easiest way to do that. This can be done as follows:

1. Download and install the latest version of Internet Download Manager.
Internet Download Manager is a great add-on for your web browser which increases the download speed by 5 times. It also helps you to pause/resume and schedule your downloads. It has got a great interface and is user friendly. It works with most of the browsers including IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera.

2. After you complete the installation, just open your browser and start searching for your favorite video on YouTube. You will see the download button on top of the video using which you can download it instantly.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hack Software and Run the Trial Program Forever

In this post I’ll show you how to hack a Software and run the trial program forever. Most of us are familiar with many softwares that run only for a specified period of time in the trial mode. Once the trial period is expired these softwares stop functioning and demand for a purchase. But there is a way to run the softwares and make them function beyond the trial period. Isn’t this interesting?
Before I tell you how to hack the software and make it run in the trial mode forever, we have to understand the functioning of these softwares. I’ll try to explain this in brief.
When these softwares are installed for the first time, they make an entry into the Windows Registry with the details such as Installed Date and Time, installed path etc. After installation every time you run the software, it compares the current system date and time with the installed date and time. So, with this it can make out whether the trial period is expired or not.
So with this being the case, just manually changing the system date to an earlier date will not solve the problem. For this purpose there is a small Tool known as RunAsDate.
RunAsDate is a small utility that allows you to run a program in the date and time that you specify. This utility doesn’t change the current system date, but it only injects the date/time that you specify into the desired application.
(Click here to Download). RunAsDate
RunAsDate intercepts the kernel API calls that returns the current date and time (GetSystemTime, GetLocalTime, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime), and replaces the current date/time with the date/time that you specify. It works with Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista.

 You have to follow these tips carefully to successfully hack a software and make it run in it’s trial mode forever.
1. Note down the date and time, when you install the software for the first time.
2. Once the trial period expires, you must always run the software using RunAsDate.
3. After the trial period is expired, do not run the software(program) directly. If you run the software directly even once, this hack may no longer work.
4. It is better and safe to inject the date of the last day in the trial period.
For example, if the trial period expires on sep 30 2010, always inject the date as sep 29 2010 in the RunAsDate. I hope this helps! Please express your experience and opinions through comments.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Change the Title of Yahoo Messenger

Here’s how you change the title text that appears at the top of the Messenger window. By default, this is “Yahoo! Messenger”, followed by your status. Simply edit the ymsgr.ini file, which you will find in the same folder as the Messenger program, in your Program Files folder. Locate the file and open it in Notepad. Then, at the end, add the following:

caption=YOUR TEXT

Here, “YOUR TEXT” is whatever you want in the title bar. Save the file and close Messenger. When you restart it you will see your text in the title bar.