Monday, November 3, 2008

File Splitter - Latest one

This software allows us to split any type of files into small fragments according to the size we mention. This method of splitting comes to handy when we require to updload larger size of file which may not be accepted by certain mail server and file sharing server.It is best to split and upload.It can be merged in the similar manner. The software is very user friendly and just needs a click to complete the task.

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Love Your {Ctrl} Key-for three reasons in Excel

Love your [Ctrl] key—for three reasons
This three-fer will show why you should love and use your [Ctrl] key:

Reason 1
—Fast navigation.
When you press [Ctrl] and any arrow key (north, east,
south, or west), you jump to the last populated cell in that direction. Think of using
the [Ctrl]-arrow key shortcut as an alternative to pressing [Page Down] to find the
bottom row of a data set or pressing [Tab] to find the last column. Bonus tip: Hold
down the [Shift] key while you press any [Ctrl]-arrow key shortcut to select all the
cells between where you are and where you jump with the [Ctrl] key.

Reason 2—
You can make noncontiguous selections.
That's a fancy way ofsaying you can select any cells you want, regardless of whether they'recontiguous—next to each other in a row or column. Hold down the [Ctrl] key while
you click on a cell or click and drag through a range of cells. As long as you hold
down the [Ctrl] key, you can click and select to your heart's content.
Combine this tip with tip #7, and you can use the
AutoCalculate tool to analyze any combination of individual
cells or blocks of cells. Figure O shows our screen when
we used AutoCalculate to sum the cells we selected while
holding down the [Ctrl] key.

Reason 3
—Fast data entry.
Suppose you want to put the
same string, number, or formula into two or more cells.
Figure O: When you hold down
the [Ctrl] key, you can select
any cell or block of cells, and
AutoCalculate will calculate
results based on those
noncontiguous selections.

Using the old-fashioned approach, you’d type the string,
number, or formula into the first cell and then copy and
paste that entry into the destination cells. But there’s a
little-known time-saving tip that makes short work of
placing the same entry in multiple cells. First, select all the
cells you want to populate. Type the entry, but don’t press
[Enter]. Instead, press [Ctrl][Enter]. When you do, Excel will
copy what you typed into all of the selected cells.

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This chapter discusses the major causes of poor
PC performance, such as “junk files” and other
not so obvious contributors. In later chapters,
after learning this background information, you’ll
be shown exactly how to overcome these types of

Temporary Files
Computers naturally create many different temporary
files, which are typically stored for your advantage.
However, these temporary files on your computer (as
the following sections discuss) can stack up, which can
contribute to poor PC performance.

Internet Cache
Web browsers (for example Internet Explorer) typi-
cally create temporary files, often referred to as
Internet Cache, during web browsing. These tempo-
rary files usually aren’t needed after you are finished
surfing the web, and can take up large amounts of
space on your hard drive. Therefore these files, if not
removed periodically, may contribute to poor PC

If you are curious, you can view Internet Explorer’s

1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Open Internet Options from the Tools menu
3. Click Settings... under the Temporary Internet Files sec-
Accessing the temporary Internet files settings

4. Click View Files..., as seen in Figure 1-3.
The Temporary Internet Files window will appear, as
Figure 1-3 shows.

Figure 1-3: Viewing temporary Internet files

Recycle Bin
Remember, files are not actually removed from the hard drive when you delete them the first time. For instance, deleting files for the first
time actually sends them to the Recycle Bin. Then from there you
can either permanently remove them from your computer, or in case
you figured out that they should not have been deleted, you can
restore them.

You can easily view the content of your Recycle Bin:

1. Go to your desktop.
2.Double-click the Recycle Bin, as shown in Figure 1-4.

Figure 1-4: Opening the Recycle Bin

3. The Recycle Bin will appear, as shown in Figure 1-5.

Windows Temporary Files
The Windows operating system and other applications create tempo-
rary files for various reasons, such as during software installations.

These temporary files, however, are typically not needed after the
application exits or when Windows is shut down. In many cases, the
applications do not always clean up after themselves and leave
behind a stack of files, which will use up some of your computer’s
valuable disk space.

Getting Out of Date
Microsoft releases periodic updates for Windows to ensure your PC
is protected from the latest known security holes and programming
bugs or errors. In addition, many of these updates will help increase
your PC’s performance.

Therefore you shouldn’t let Windows get out of date; otherwise
you’ll compromise the security and performance of your PC.

Unused Files and Programs
Unused programs and files are one of the biggest contributors to
wasted disk space and can cause a reduction in your PC’s perform-
ance. As a general rule of thumb, the less disk space you use of your
hard drive, the better overall PC performance you’ll experience.

Therefore, it’s best to remove software programs that aren’t used
and files that you don’t need anymore.

Unnecessary Startup Programs
Many software programs may add themselves (with or without your
knowledge) to your Startup folder, which may cause your PC to take
longer to start up.

Chapter 1: Causes of Poor PC Performance

Additionally, these programs running in the background will steal
computing power from other applications you are using and will
overall bog down your PC.

Invalid Registry Entries

ences during operation, such as profiles for each user, the applications
installed on the computer and the types of documents that each can
create, property sheet settings for folders and application icons, what
hardware exists on the system, and the ports that are being used.

There are many specific registry keys that can slow a computer’s per-
formance. These are typically invalid keys containing information
about COM and ActiveX objects. These objects are parts of pro-
grams, and when you remove the programs, these keys sometimes
still exist. However, if these registry keys aren’t removed they can
contribute to slower PC performance.

Here are some common areas of the registry that may contain invalid

• Invalid Class IDs (CLSID)
• Invalid Program Identifiers (ProgID)
• Invalid Type Libraries (TypeLib)
• Invalid Interfaces

Hard Drive Errors
Data in hard drives can become corrupt and contain errors, such as
from the following situations:

• Improper shutdown from power outage
• Power surges
• PC suddenly resets (bad power connection or supply)
• PC crashes or locks up, so that shutdown is impossible

When there are errors in a hard drive, it can’t work at its optimum
performance. Typically, hard drive errors won’t be noticeable to the
PC user, which makes the situation even worse.

Part I • Understand the Issues and Solutions

Fragmentation is the condition in which files are divided into pieces
scattered around a hard drive and can have a significant impact on
PC performance. This is because it takes more time to access files on
a hard drive if they are fragmented.

The following are causes of fragmentation:

• Installing software
• Uninstalling software
• Moving files
• Deleting files

Even though fragmentation is common and occurs naturally, there
are ways to help the problem, which are discussed in a later chapter.

How To Speed Up A Slow Computer

Follow these tips.
In the bottom right hand corner of your computer if you see lot of icons start up when you first start your computer, then this the major cause for the slowdown of your PC. Try to get rid of unwanted icons from there.

Press your Start Button (bottom left) and go to "run"
now type in: msconfig
now you will get a box that pops up and will tell you bunch of stuff dont mess with anything else other than what I tell you now.
Now go to your "startup" tab on the top right of the screen where it usually place and click it.

Now you will have a closed in box with bunch of filenames and addresses and more boxes with checks in them. Now if you do not like anything startin up when you start your computer up then you have disable those programs. But other than that uncheck every box and then hit apply and ok. Then window will close and ask you if you want to restart or wait till later to restart.

Either way when you shut it off and then turn it back on the settins will kick in. Here you are.......your PC will be more faster now.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Nokia Universal Codes- Try this

Nokia Universal Codes
Code Description :
These Nokia codes will work on most Nokia Mobile Phones

(1) *3370# Activate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) - Your phone uses the best sound quality but talk time is

reduced my approx. 5%

(2) #3370# Deactivate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) OR *3370#

(3) *#4720# Activate Half Rate Codec - Your phone uses a lower quality sound but you should gain approx 30%

more Talk Time.

(4) *#4720# Deactivate Half Rate Codec.

(5) *#0000# Displays your phones software version, 1st Line : Software Version, 2nd Line : Software Release

Date, 3rd Line : Compression Type.

(6) *#9999# Phones software version if *#0000# does not work.

(7) *#06# For checking the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI Number).

(Cool #pw+1234567890+1# Provider Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w"
and "+" symbols).

(9) #pw+1234567890+2# Network Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w"
and "+" symbols).

(10) #pw+1234567890+3# Country Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w"
and "+" symbols).

(11) #pw+1234567890+4# SIM Card Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w" Go to Top
and "+" symbols).

(12) *#147# (vodafone) this lets you know who called you last.

(13) *#1471# Last call (Only vodofone).

(14) *#21# Allows you to check the number that "All Calls" are diverted to

(15) *#2640# Displays security code in use.

(16) *#30# Lets you see the private number.

(17) *#43# Allows you to check the "Call Waiting" status of your phone.

(18) *#61# Allows you to check the number that "On No Reply" calls are diverted to.

(19) *#62# Allows you to check the number that "Divert If Unreachable (no service)" calls
are diverted to.

(20) *#67# Allows you to check the number that "On Busy Calls" are diverted to.

(21) *#67705646# Removes operator logo on 3310 & 3330.

(22) *#73# Reset phone timers and game scores.

(23) *#746025625# Displays the SIM Clock status, if your phone supports this power saving feature "SIM Clock Stop

Allowed", it means you will get the best standby time possible.

(24) *#7760# Manufactures code.

(25) *#7780# Restore factory settings.

(26) *#8110# Software version for the nokia 8110.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hiding the Windows Version on the Desktop

If your version of WindowsXP is displaying on the desktop and
you would like to remove it:

Start Regedit

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Desktop

Edit or Create the DWORD entry PaintDesktopVersion

A value of 0 will hide the version from the desktop

Logoff or reboot

Download reg file

To make this change for all future users, edit
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop in the same manner.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

WinXP's setupp.ini - Unlock It

Unlocking WinXP's setupp.ini

WinXP's setupp.ini controls how the CD acts. IE is it an OEM version or retail? First, find your setupp.ini file in the i386 directory on your WinXP CD. Open it up, it'll look something like this:


The Pid value is what we're interested in. What's there now looks like a standard default. There are special numbers that determine if it's a retail, oem, or volume license edition. First, we break down that number into two parts. The first five digits determines how the CD will behave, ie is it a retail CD that lets you clean install or upgrade, or an oem CD that only lets you perform a clean install? The last three digits determines what CD key it will accept. You are able to mix and match these values. For example you could make a WinXP CD that acted like a retail CD, yet accepted OEM keys.

Now, for the actual values. Remember the first and last values are interchangeable, but usually you'd keep them as a pair:

Retail = 51882 335
Volume License = 51883 270
OEM = 82503 OEM

So if you wanted a retail CD that took retail keys, the last line of your setupp.ini file would read:


And if you wanted a retail CD that took OEM keys, you'd use:


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Create a Shortcut to Lock Your Computer

Leaving your computer in a hurry but you don?t want to log off? You can double-click a shortcut on your desktop to quickly lock the keyboard and display without using CTRL+ALT+DEL or a screen saver.

To create a shortcut on your desktop to lock your computer:

Right-click the desktop.Point to New, and then click Shortcut.
The Create Shortcut Wizard opens. In the text box, type the following:rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
Click Next.
Enter a name for the shortcut. You can call it "Lock Workstation" or choose any name you like.
Click Finish.
You can also change the shortcut's icon (my personal favorite is the padlock icon in shell32.dll).
To change the icon:
Right click the shortcut and then select Properties.Click the Shortcut tab, and then click the Change Icon button.
In the Look for icons in this file text box, type:Shell32.dll.
Click OK.
Select one of the icons from the list and then click OK
You could also give it a shortcut keystroke such CTRL+ALT+L. This would save you only one keystroke from the normal command, but it could be more convenient.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Instantly Activate a Screen saver

Turn on a screen saver without having to wait by adding a shortcut to your desktop:
Click the Start button, and then click Search.In the Search Companion window, click All file types.
In the file name box, type *.scr
In the Look in box, choose Local Hard Drives (C or the drive where you have system files stored on your computer.
Click Search.
You will see a list of screen savers in the results. Pick a screen saver you want. You can preview it by double-clicking it.
Right click on the file, choose Send To, and then click Desktop (create shortcut).
To activate the screen saver, double-click the icon on your desktop

Friday, March 21, 2008


If you're not going to play smart with your computer, I'm at least going to teach you how to play safe. If you're going to do something stupid, do it smart.

The fact of the matter is that the internet is not safe for your computer. It can be, and with some education, you can have a spyware and virus free computer like I do and many other people do. Most people don't apply common sense to computing because they assume that anything out there is safe, and that's bad. By not thinking, you can do real damage to your machine, and it can be both costly and time-consuming to repair it. And unless you're someone like me or one of the other computer junkies on the forums, messing with things you don't understand is a bad idea.

I'm not totally trying to instill fear into you as a reader and as a user. Your computer is a wonderful tool and for most users is perfectly safe. I'm also not telling you to go out and spend money on expensive subscription-based software to keep your computer safe. I AM going to tell you how to save potentially hundreds of dollars in service. There are some very simple things you can do to protect yourself.

This guide is principally for Windows users, although most of it is just good computing sense. Macintosh and Linux users aren't going to run into these problems with anywhere near the kind of frequency Windows users are. While you aren't bulletproof and should still practice sound computing, you're also not at as great a risk.

Macintosh users aren't at as great a risk because Mac OS X has excellent security built into it, and because the percentage of Mac users on the market just quite honestly isn't profitable to attack. That's subject to change if Apple Boot Camp has a major effect on the market, however, and please note that if you're running Windows on your Mac - and even Apple warns you about this - you're at the same risk as if you were running it on a regular PC.

Linux users aren't at much risk because Linux tends to be very secure, and because its market share for regular consumers is at least as minor at Mac OS X's. Honestly, Linux is too complicated to get running for the average user; the people who run it can usually either serve as their own tech support or know someone who can (usually the same person that got them into Linux).

Spyware and malware are software that gets installed on your system without your consent or even your knowledge, and costs precious computing cycles and resources. While these are almost never fundamentally harmful to the computer itself (outside of dragging its performance to a woeful crawl), they're more of a threat to you, the user. Spyware can log your actions on your machine, including the sites you visit, the e-mail you send, and send it to unscrupulous parties. While most of it is harmless, or at least however harmless you think meticulously tracking someone's internet usage is and reporting it to advertisers can be, it can be an ongoing nuisance and can severely hamper your enjoyment of your computer.

Viruses take care of anything that spyware and malware don't, and it can damage your system, possibly even irreparably. They can corrupt your operating system installation, corrupt your data, and damage your hardware.

These two classes of software are responsible for 90% (arbitrary figure) of the computing problems most users have. In my personal work and in my work at Best Buy, these were the culprits of most problems; as much so that many shops don't even have to actually do anything in particular to fix computers infected with these, they can run software and scripts that remove the harmful software from an afflicted machine. Note, however, that the damage done by that software can have a permanent effect on your operating system that can really only be fixed by reformatting the drive - erasing everything on it and reinstalling the operating system. Note that if you don't know what reformatting is and don't understand EXACTLY the procedure for doing it, don't mess with it. I'll talk more about it in a bit.

I'm going to tell you something that's probably going to blow your mind: you don't NEED subscription based spyware/malware software.
I'm going to go further and blow your mind again: you don't NEED to spend money to protect yourself.
The guys at the computer store are going to try and sell you on software packages you don't need. Your computer is going to come with antivirus and antispyware software you don't need. There are just three things you do need to keep your system safe.

Ingredient #1 for keeping your computer safe:
Using a basic, free anti-virus program that runs in the background is a good way to keep your system safe from any virus. While trying to instill a sense of the damage that a virus can do to your system, it's important you understand that antiviral software is less an active protector than it is an insurance policy. We don't keep home insurance because we expect the house to burst into flames; we keep it just in case it does. Here is a list of three popular free antivirus programs for your PC:
* Avast! Home Edition. Free Antivirus Software, for home users, probably the most popular on the web, download and information link: * AVG Free -- Another good free virus software, you don't have to register to use this like you do with Avast, download and information link: * AntiVir Personal Edition Classic - Offers the effective protection against computer viruses for the individual and private use on a single PC-workstation. It detects and removes more than 50,000 viruses, download and information link:
To protect your system from spyware and malware, you'll want to periodically run a combination of free anti-spyware programs. I recommend running Ad Aware AND Spybot; one program can miss spyware the other will detect. Note that these don't need to run on startup; just run scans with them periodically to make sure your system is safe.

Ingredient #2 for keeping your computer safe:
Use Opera or Firefox as a web browser. Either of these two programs will immediately remove most spyware and malware from the equation. A lot of it gets into your system through Internet Explorer. Because IE is so closely integrated with Windows, it leaves plenty of easy ways for these things to get into your system. By not running IE, you've removed yourself from the spyware eating majority. And they're both free. I personally prefer Opera, but actually recommend Firefox to newer users. While Opera is nice, it doesn't have the compatibility of Firefox. Still, try them both and see which one you like better.
Running these two pieces of software is an excellent plan to keep yourself safe on the internet. I want to stress that you do NOT want to buy commercial software. I know it seems logical because a large, money-making, reputable corporation is behind them, but the subscription fees are ridiculous, and the software tends to be bloated and difficult to use.

Ingredient #3 for keeping your computer safe:
Make sure you have Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed. Assuming you're all Windows users, Service Pack 2 substantially bolsters the security of Windows XP. Granted, that isn't saying much, but it says enough. Some of what I'm talking about in this article is going to assume you have Service Pack 2 installed. If you don't, install it by running Windows Update. You may have to install several critical updates from Windows Update before Service Pack 2 appears. Note also that you may want to back up your important data before installing Service Pack 2. While most of the time it's a non-issue, every so often, Service Pack 2 has been known to hose an existing Windows installation.

Schedule a restart operation

Schedule a restart operation with Windows XP's Shutdown utility

Note: This tip applies to both Windows XP Home and Professional editions.
Wouldn't it be nice if each morning your Windows XP machine restarted before you got to work so you had a fresh
system to work on each day?
To help you automate this type of operation, Windows XP comes with a command-line utility called
Shutdown.exe, which can restart your system. To make this happen automatically, you can configure it to run at a
specified time with the Scheduled Tasks tool. Here's how:

1. Go to Control Panel Scheduled Tasks.
2. Double-click Add Scheduled Task to launch the Scheduled Task Wizard.
3. Click Next and then click the Browse button.
4. Access the Windows\System32 folder, select Shutdown.exe, and click Open.
5. Follow the wizard through the next two screens to give the task a name and choose a schedule.
6. Enter your user account name and password and click Next.
7. Select the Open Advanced Properties check box and click Finish.
8. In the task's Properties dialog box, add the /r parameter to the end of the command line in the Run text
box and click OK. (Be sure to include a space between the last character in the command name and the
first character in the parameter list.)
9. Enter your user account name and password and click OK.

When the Shutdown utility runs, you'll momentarily see a small dialog box on your screen before the system

Make XP Boot Faster

Stopping Unneeded Startup Services and Making XP boot faster !

Along with the core operating system and programs that Windows XP runs when it
starts, there is also a host of services involved. Many of these services are necessary
for Windows XP to operate correctly. However, many of them are for features in
Windows XP that you may not use at all. You can peruse the services and disable any
service that you do not want to run. The fewer services that run, the more quickly
Windows XP will boot.

To reduce the number of services that start on bootup, you can access two different
areas of Windows XP.

o The first is the System Configuration Utility. You can do that by entering the
command “msconfig” in the run menu.

Start Run “msconfig” (without quotes) Hit Enter

The Services tab shows you the services that start when the computer
boots. You can stop a service from starting by simply clearing the check box
next to the service and clicking OK.

o However, before you do so, there is another way to disable services that you
may prefer because the interface gives you more information about the service
in question.
Open Control Panel Administrative Tools Services or

Start Run “services.msc” Hit Enter

Take a quick look at common services you may want to live without:

Automatic Updates: This service enables Windows XP to check the Web
automatically for updates. If you don't want to use Automatic Updates, you can
disable the service.

Computer Browser: If your computer is not on a network, you don't need this service.
If you are on a network, leave it alone.

DHCP Client: If you are not on a network, you do not need this service. If you are on
a small workgroup, you can still increase boot time by configuring manual IP.

DNS Client: If you are not on a network, you do not need this service.

Error Reporting and Event Log: You don't have to use these services but they can be
very helpful, so I would leave them configured as automatic.

Fax: If you don't use your computer for fax services, you can disable this one.

Help and Support: Disable if you never use the Windows XP Help and Support

IMAPI CD-Burning COM: This service enables you to burn CDs on your computer.
If you never burn CDs, you can disable the service without any second thoughts.

Indexing Service: Your computer keeps an index of all the files. But if you rarely
search for files, the service is just a resource hog. You can stop it

Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing: If you do not use these features, plz

Infrared Monitor: If you do not use infrared devices, you can disable this service.

Messenger: This service sends alert messages on a local area network (it is not the
same as Windows Messenger). If you are not on a network, you can disable this

Print Spooler: If you do not do any printing from the computer, you can disable this
service. If you print, make sure you leave it as automatic.

Remote Registry: This service allows remote users to modify the Registry on your

computer. If you are not on a network, you can disable this service.

System Restore Service: This service allows you to use System Restore. If you have
turned off System Restore anyway, you do not need to turn off the service.

Themes: If you do not use themes, you can disable this service.

Windows Image Acquisition: If you do not use scanners or digital cameras, you can

Wireless Zero Configuration: If do not use wireless networking devices, you can

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