Monday, March 19, 2012

How to install 2.3.4 Gingerbread on Galaxy 5503??

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Trick To Enable/Unlock Hidden Themes In Windows 7

Windows 7 has been a real delight for the eyes due to its excellent graphics.By defualt Windows 7 has 5 themes enabled for all countries but there are additional themes which are country specific and enabled according to your demographic location.In this tutorial I will show you how to enable/unlock the country specific hidden themes in windows 7.Once enabled these themes will always be available to you.There are two ways to enable these hidden themes.I will explain both of them to you and you can use any one of them whichever you find easy.
Here is the step by step tutorial with screenshots on how to Enable/Unlock Hidden Themes In Windows 7

Method 1:-
1.Goto Control Panel.
2.Click on Folder Options.
Note:- If Folder options is not available ,change the view to large icons at top-right corner of the screen
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3.Now Click On the View tab.
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4.Now uncheck the box Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
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5.It will show you a warning.Click Yes.
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6.Now Goto C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT\
7.Inside this folder you will see folders with name MCT-XX where XX will be AU,CA etc.These are the country codes in which these themes are automatically available.
8.Inside each MCT-XX you will see a Theme folder.Open it and click on the .theme file to unlock it.
9.Once unlocked the theme will be available to you in personalization option.
METHOD 2:-This is a simple method as compared to the above method
1.Open Notepad
2.Copy and Paste the following code into it.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers\KnownFolders\Windows Wallpapers\MergeFolders]

3.Save it with the name allregional.reg
4.Now double click on it.It will ask for your permission to add the file to registry.Click on Yes.
5.Right click on desktop and select personolize.You new themes will be available to you.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Disable Send to in right click

ou must have seen Send To option when you right click on any file/folder. This Send To option helps you to send your files/folders from one location (drive) to another. This also acts as a shortcut key to send files to any external storage media (Pen Drive, Memory Card). But by this trick you can also Disable this feature by making changes in window’s Registry settings. Now if someone try to get any data from your computer he/she should have to copy/paste the data rather than to use this Send To option.

Trick to Disable Send To option on Right Click in Context Menu:-

  • Type Run in the start up search box and press enter or press Win+R.
  • Type Regedit and click OK.
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  • Now navigate to following location:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To
  • Double Click on the Default in the right window pane.
  • Now there you will see Hexadecimal value written in the Value data field. Remove this code (make it blank) and click OK.
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That’s it! Now Send To option will be gone from your context menu when you right click on any file/folder. You can also recover this option back by putting this Hexadecimal value back in the Value data field. So it is better to copy/paste that value somewhere in your computer.

How to Install Windows 7 on MacBook Pro Using Boot Camp

Looking for ways to dual boot your MAC Os with Windows. Luckily Apple has released Boot Camp utility that  lets you install Windows OS along with Mactnitosh on your Macbook Pro.This will provide you the flexibilty to run Windows and Mac Softwares on single machine. Boot Camp works with EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface). EFI is software interface between the operating system and the firmware which is best for replacement of older BIOS. After Dual boot whenever you will start your Macbook you will have the option to either start Mac or Windows.

Requirements to Install Windows 7 on MacBook Pro

  • Windows 7 can be installed on Mac OS X v 10.5 Leopard, v 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X v 10.7 Lion which has in-built Apple’s Boot Camp with 3.1 update.
  • An ISO image of Windows 7 and its Drivers
  • At least 16GB free space for 32-bit and 20GB for 64-bit Windows 7 on the Hard Disk.

How to Install Windows 7 on MacBook Pro With Boot Camp

  • From the Menu bar, Navigate to Go–>Utilities
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  • Now select Boot Camp Assistant from the Utilities Menu.
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  • If you have a printer attached with your MacBook then first select the Print Installation and Setup Guide and then click on Continue otherwise simply click on the Continue button.
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  • Now allocate the size to Windows 7 (Atleast 20 GB) and then click on Partition button.
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  • Now insert Windows 7 DVD and click Start Installation button.
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  • After sometime you will prompt to Windows partition window. From here select Boocamp Partition and format the drive under the Advanced Drive Option.
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  • Once the Drive is formatted, click Next.
  • Now it will take some time to install Windows 7 on your MacBook. Once it installed, eject Windows 7 DVD.
  • Insert Mac OS X Disc, Navigate to Boot Camp Folder and click on Run Setup.exe.
  • Now the Boot Camp Installer window will be open, click on Next button to install windows drivers on your MacBook and follow the simple instructions on the screen.
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  • After the installation of Drivers, Restart your Pc to effect changes.
  • To switch between the Windows 7 and Mac OS X, hold the option key during the system boot. Boot Menu will be open where you can select your desired OS to boot.
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On MacBook you can also install all other Windows OS like Windows Vista and XP along with Windows 7.

Trick to Activate GodMode In Windows 7 And Vista

If you are using windows vista or windows 7 then you should be aware of Godmode.If you are not aware about the Godmode then in this post I will explain to you what is godmode and how it can be activated in windows 7 and windows vista.
Godmode provides you with a shortcut icon where you can customize all your settings from mouse settings to display settings.This is very convenient as it provides all the options at one single place and activating godmode is also very simple and require only two simple steps.
Here is the Step by Step tutorial with screenshots to Activate godmode in windows 7 and windows Vista

  1. Create a New Folder on your desktop.
  2. Now Rename you new folder to GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
  3. You can also now change the name GodMode to any other name.
  4. You will see the icon of the folder to change automatically.Double click on it and you will get godmode customization settings options.
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Note:-This trick works perfectly on windows 32-bit version but it does not work properly sometimes on 64-bit versions

How to Change Windows 7 Password without Knowing Current Password

There are various methods to bypass windows 7 password protection.In case you forgot windows passsword,you can reset it using windows 7 Dvd or OfflineNT Password and Registry Editor.However if you have access to any windows account then you can change the password without knowing current password.

How to Change Window 7 Password without Knowing Current Password:

Method 1:

  • Go to Control Panel and click on the Administrative Tools.
  • Under this section double click on Computer Management.
  •  Select  System Tools from right window pane.
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  • Under this, just double click on Local Users and Groups and then on Users
  • Now you will see all the login accounts of your computer. Right click on any the account whose password you want to change and then click on Set Password.
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  • A warning message will popup on your screen just click on Proceed button.
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  • Now enter your New Password  and click on OK button.
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That’s it! your windows 7 password is changed without knowing current password. The only limitation of this method is that your current  account should  have Administrative privileges.

Method 2:

If you love to be work on Command Line then this method is for you.
  • Open command prompt by typing with administrative privileges .( Type CMD in start, right click on it and select Run as Administrative )
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  • In the CMD window  type the following command and  hit Enter
net user Account Name Your New Password
In this command replace Account Name by the account name (Account Name is case sensitive) whose password you want to change and replace Your New Password by the password that you want to set.
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  • Now if everything goes alright  you will see “The command completed successfully” on your screen, now type exit command and hit Enter
This will reset your current windows password.

Best Funny Firefox Tricks

Firefox is one of best browser and there are some funny tricks that you can do with your firefox browser.These will not harm your browser and they are tested in the latest version of firefox i.e firefox 4.0
I will also recommend you to read Funny Google Tricks (Part 1) and Funny Google Tricks (Part 2) to explore the funny side of google
Here are Some Funny Firefox Tricks
To perform these tricks open your firefox browser and copy/paste the following in your address bar
  • chrome://global/content/alerts/alert.xul
This will show you dancing firefox.Your firefox window will automatically popup anywhere at screen.
  • · chrome://browser/content/browser.xul
This will open another firefox within in a new tab.So you will have firefox within firefox.
  • · chrome://browser/content/preferences/preferences.xul
This will open firefox options dialog box in new tab.
  • · chrome://browser/content/bookmarks/bookmarksPanel.xul
This will open your firefox bookmark manager in new tab.
  • · chrome://browser/content/history/history-panel.xul
This will open your history in new tab.
  • · chrome://mozapps/content/extensions/extensions.xul?type=extensions
This will open your extensions tab in your current window .
  • · chrome://browser/content/preferences/cookies.xul
This will Open the “cookies window” inside a tab in the Firefox window.

  • · chrome://browser/content/preferences/sanitize.xul
This will Open the “Clear Private Data” window inside the current tab.

  • · chrome://browser/content/aboutDialog.xul
This will Open the “About Firefox” Dialog box inside the tab.

  • · chrome://browser/content/credits.xhtml
This will Open a scrolling list of names. The one’s who we must thank for creating Firefox

Install Windows 8 using Virtual machines

Recenty,  Microsoft  has launched  beta version or consumer preview of  windows 8 . Everyone is eager to get their hand on Windows 8 which is evident from the fact that it has been downloaded one billion times since its launch(February 29, 2012). Microsoft has integrated various new features like Metro UI, apps store, alarm etc in it. Along with windows 8 microsoft has also launched new file system ReFS(Resilient File System) also known as Photogon which is currently available on windows 8 server.

Features of Windows 8

  • Instead of Start Menu orb there is a charm bar on the Desktop screen.
  • Along with text password there is also option for picture password.
  • New applications have been added to enhance Social Networking and Email experience.
  • One of the main aspects of Windows 8 is its performance and speed.

 What is a Virtual Machine?

Installing two or more than two operating systems and to run them parallel on a single machine was impossible, but with the launch of virtual machines like VirtualBox and Vmware it became possible.It is an open source freeware tool that can run a full copy of an operating system along with application softwares.You can run multiple operating system including Windows, Linux, Unix,Mac on a single machine parallely but with distributed memory system. It contains its own virtual Ram, Hard disk and network interface card(NIC).
It is better to install Windows 8 on virtual machine instead of creating a dual boot if you don’t intend to use it as your main Operating System.

Advantages of Using Virtual Machine.

  • Compatibility: Virtual machines are compatible with all standard x86 computers
  • Isolation: Virtual machines are isolated from each other as if physically separated
  • Encapsulation: Virtual machines encapsulate a complete computing environment
  • Hardware independence: Virtual machines run independently of underlying hardware

System Requirements to Install Windows 8 on Virtual machine

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM: 2 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher

How To Install Windows 8 on Virtual Machine

  • Download the ISO image of Windows 8 From Here
  • Download and install the Virtual box From Here
  • Launch the VM VirtualBox and click on the “New” button to create a new virtual machine. In the wizard that pops up, select the Microsoft Windows Operating System and then Windows 8,Click Next ,
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  • Select the amount of memory(RAM), 32-bit version of Windows 8 requires minimum 1 gigabyte and the 64-bit version requires 2GB. Click on next button.
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  • Create a new Virtual hard disk and Click Next.
  • Choose the virtual disk image (VDI) and click on Next button.
  •  Choose Dynamically allocated (If you want to allocate fixed memory then select Fixed allocated,20 Gb will be optimal).
  • While allocating memory space make sure that your virtual disk has at least 16GB allocated to it for the 32-bit version of Windows 8. The 64-bit version needs a minimum of 20GB.
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  • Now verify the setting that you need and create theVirtual machine it will take some time to create a file.
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  • Now, start the virtual machine that you just created, a wizard will appear and click Next,
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  •  Your Windows 8 virtual hard disk is now ready
  • Now, Browse and select the Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO image file which you have downloaded.
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  • This is the final step, click on the next button and this will initiate the Windows 8 set up it will take around 20 to 30 minutes.
After completion of above procedure your windows 8 will be ready to run on virtual machine

Here is the serial key for windows 8

You can also install multiple copies of Windows 8 on virtual machine

Top 10 commands for linux

1. List command

ls -a
// lists all
ls -l
// lists all files including hidden files like .htaccess
ls -l | more
// shows in paged format with pipe

2. Untarring the uploaded tar.gz files

This command is the most important command and often regularly used to uncompress files..
tar -xzf filename.tar.g
How to dump/Import tar.gz (zipped) file into MySQL database
SSH command to restore/import gzipped large databases to mysql on the fly with just one single command. This is so useful as large databases can only be imported to mysql this way! Remember to upload the database dump before you issue this command
gunzip < dbname.gz | mysql -u Username -p dbname

3. Installing packages

Installing softwares in linux the most basic and you will need to know this command very well .
yum install
// for centos and redhat
apt-get install
// for debian/ubuntu

4. To look for memory usage

// shows the memory, cpu load and other processes running
// shows the memory usage of linux

5. To see the disk usage.

df -h
// shows the disk usage and outputs the disk usage left

6. To view running processes

ps aux
// shows the running processes and its ID. You can use this ID to kill the process later.

7. Deleting all files within a folder

This perhaps is one of the most sought after command to delete all subfiles and subfolders in linux with just one command in a fly.
rm -Rf /my/path
// this deletes all files. so be careful!

8. Edit a file in easy way!

I love nano command. Its just so easy to edit a file with menu options and save changes. You can easily search for specific text inside the file with the nano editor.
nano /file/path
// text editor to edit files

9. Changing Permissions and Ownership

whats there in linux without permissions and ownership
chmod -R 755 /folder/path
// this recursively changes all files and folders of the path.
chown pbu /file/name
//changes the ownership of filename
chgrp mygrp /file/name
//changes the group to new one
If you dont know how to interpret the 755 or number like permissions here is an easy way to remember
Ex: 755 means rwxr-xr-x
7 -> rwx (for owner)
5 -> r-x (non writable for group)
5 -> r-x (non writable for world)
First we consider '7' in 755 as it is made up of 3 bit binary. To construct 7 we need to construct 111(which is 4+2+1 in decimal).
5 -> 101 ( which is 4+0+1)
5 -> 101 (which is 4+0+1)
Remember 755 is the decimal of the binary and it is always made up of 4+2+1.

10. To find out what ports are open

Finding which ports are open and closed are so important in terms of security point of your server. You might want to close unwanted services using different ports.
netstat -nap --tcp
// lists connections and what ports are open.
nmap fuser localhost
// easy command
Install firewall to block unwanted ports running on your PC or in server.

How To Convert FAT32 TO NTFS File System Without Loosing Data

File system is the way how files and data are named, organised and placed logically in a computer, so that it is easy to find and access them.It is also used on data storage devices such as floppy disks, hard disk, optical disk or flash memory storage devices to maintain the location of the files.Some file System allows multiple programs to update data in the same file at same time.

Types of file system

It is basically of 3 types:-
  • Disk
  • Network
  • Special purpose
 FAT32(File Allocation Table) and NTFS(New Technology File System)  are the types of Disk file System. FAT32  was used in DOS and Windows 98 but with the launch of Windows XP a new file system “NTFS” was introduced which is used widely because it provides high security and better performance.


NTFS creates the sectors in counting of 4, Suppose File size is 18, it will create 5 sectors (4,4,4,4,2).It means that only 2 sectors will be lost. But in case of FAT32 it creates sector in counting of 16 so for file size 18, it will create two sectors (16,2)  it means 14 sectors will be lost and this will effects your transfer rate.You can convert FAT32 to NTFS and vice versa.Here is the step by step tutorial to convert FAT32 to NTFS.

How To Convert  FAT32 TO NTFS File System Without Loosing Data

  • Open Window Explorer and note the drive letter of which you wan to convert file system
  • In search bar type CMD and right click on it, Select Run As Administrator.
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  • Now Runchkdsk G: /f “ (without quotes) here G is the drive letter. This checks the drive for errors and fixes them automatically.
  • RunConvert G: /FS:NTFS” (without quotes).
  • Wait for some time, then a message will display on the command prompt stating Conversion Complete.
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  • To verify right click on the drive and select properties.
NOTE:- This trick works on Windows 7, windows Vista, Windows XP