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Keep your files when re-installing Windows 7
Win7 and Win8: Jun 4 2015 at 10:46 AST by Admin
Don't loose your personal files when doing a re-install of Win7.
Reinstalling Windows 7
First, insert your Windows 7 DVD while holding down Shift key on your keyboard. This will prevent AutoPlay/AutoRun from launching the Windows 7 setup program on DVD automatically.
There is a big catch in non-destructive reinstall of Windows 7. Many users have faced a failure notice during compatibility check saying: "Your current version of Windows is more ... More
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Missing NTLDR or Couldn't find NTLDR
WIndows XP: Jul 14 2013 at 20:43 AST by Admin
Below are the full error messages that may be seen when the computer is booting.
NTLDR is Missing
Press any key to restart
Boot: Couldn't find NTLDR
Please insert another disk
NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl Alt Del to Restart
Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
Computer hard drive is not properly setup in CMOS.
Corrupt NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM file.
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The Windows Command Line
WIndows XP: Jul 14 2013 at 20:38 AST by Admin
MS-DOS? What's that you say? Short for Microsoft Disk operating system, MS-DOS is a non-graphical command line operating system derived from 86-DOS that was created for IBM compatible computers. MS-DOS originally written by Tim Paterson and introduced by Microsoft in August 1981 and was last updated in 1994 when MS-DOS 6.22 was released. Today, MS-DOS is no longer used; however, the command shell, more commonly known as the Windows command line is still used by many users. ... More
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IPTables Rules Examples
Linux Open Source Unix Non Windows: Jul 11 2013 at 15:18 AST by Admin
Delete Existing Rules
Before you start building new set of rules, you might want to clean-up all the default rules, and existing rules. Use the iptables flush command as shown below to do this.
Set Default Chain Policies
The default chain policy is ACCEPT. Change this to DROP for all INPUT, FORWARD, and OUTPUT chains as shown below.
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Disable the Aero Window Snap Feature
Win7 and Win8: Jul 11 2013 at 12:21 AST by Admin
Placing windows with Aero Snap
Aero Snap is a new Windows 7 feature to resize and arrange a window by dragging and dropping it to one of the screen borders (or by using the Windows-key in combination with the arrow key to the left or right). The width and height of the window is automatically changed to exactly fit the left or right side of the screen. This feature is disabled by the control panel, item Ease of Access Center, option Make the mouse easier to use, ... More
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Solving problems by changing permissions
Win7 and Win8: Jul 11 2013 at 12:18 AST by Admin
Because of the additional permissions, some files (or registry settings) can't be changed by a certain user account (even the administrator accounts). In some cases, opening/reading files (outside the personal folders) is no problem but saving the same files can be almost impossible because of the limited permissions to write or modify files in these folder.
The individual permissions can be taken care of in two ways: 1) running the program as administrator, or 2) ... More
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Disable User Account Control (UAC)
Win7 and Win8: Jul 11 2013 at 12:16 AST by Admin
User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7 restricts the user and software to change major settings. This first hurdle must prevent the system to be infected by malicious software, but makes it more difficult to install and run software as well. Although UAC makes Windows safer, for many it is annoying. This security rule frequently interrupts all activity, because every change in system settings must be confirmed individually by the user. Unfortunately the frequency is very ... More
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Remove the low disk space warning
Win7 and Win8: Jul 11 2013 at 11:54 AST by Admin
Probably you have seen the irritating 'low on disk space'-warning before, if your hard disk reaches full capacity. This warning message can be turned off by adding the DWORD-value NoLowDiskSpaceChecks with value 1 in the following key:
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Disable the useless Security Center warnings
Win7 and Win8: Jul 11 2013 at 11:53 AST by Admin
If your Windows is not provided with one of the well known virus scan and/or firewall software, the Security Center will come with useless repeating reminders. The reminders can be disabled by changing the values AntiVirusDisableNotify and FirewallDisableNotify to the DWORD-value 1 in the following registry key:
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