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How to create a bootable Windows XP SP1 CD (Nero)

Step 1

Create 3 folders - C:\\WINXPSP1, C:\\SP1106 and C:\\XPBOOT

Step 2

Copy the entire Windows XP CD into folder C:\\WINXPSP1

Step 3

You will have to download the SP1 Update, which is 133MB.
Rename the Service Pack file to XP-SP1.EXE
Extract the Service Pack from the Run Dialog using the command:
C:\\XP-SP1.EXE -U -X:C:\\SP1106

Step 4

Open Start/Run... and type the command:
C:\\SP1106\\update\\update.exe -s:C:\\WINXPSP1

Click OK

Folder C:\\WINXPSP1 contains: Windows XP SP1


How to Create a Windows XP SP1 CD Bootable

Step 1

Download xpboot.zip

Quote:
http:://throu.port5.com/xpboot.zip

( no download manager !! )

Extract xpboot.zip file (xpboot.bin) in to the folder C:\\XPBOOT

Step 2

Start Nero - Burning Rom.
Select File > New... from the menu.
1.) Select CD-ROM (Boot)
2.) Select Image file from Source of boot image data
3.) Set Kind of emulation: to No Emulation
4.) Set Load segment of sectors (hex!): to 07C0
5.) Set Number of loaded sectors: to 4
6.) Press the Browse... button

Step 3

Select All Files (*.*) from File of type:
Locate boot.bin in the folder C:\\XPBOOT

Step 4

Click ISO tab
Set File-/Directory length to ISO Level 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 chars)
Set Format to Mode 1
Set Character Set to ISO 9660
Check all Relax ISO Restrictions

Step 5

Click Label Tab
Select ISO9660 from the drop down box.
Enter the Volume Label as WB2PFRE_EN
Enter the System Identifier as WB2PFRE_EN
Enter the Volume Set as WB2PFRE_EN
Enter the Publisher as MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Enter the Data Preparer as MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Enter the Application as WB2PFRE_EN

* For Windows XP Professional OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXPOEM_EN
* For Windows XP Home OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXHOEM_EN

Step 6

Click Burn tab
Check Write
Check Finalize CD (No further writing possible!)
Set Write Method to Disk-At-Once

Press New button

Step 7

Locate the folder C:\\WINXPSP1
Select everything in the folder and drag it to the ISO compilation panel.
Click the Write CD Dialog button.

Press Write

You're done.
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How to recover Windows XP administator password
Lost User Passwords. (Windows XP)

If you have lost or forgotten a user account password in Win XP, simply log in as the computer administrator, and go to control panel, user accounts. Here you will be able to reset the password for any of the systems user accounts.

Lost Administrator Password. (Windows XP)

Slightly more work needed if you lose or forget the Windows XP administrator password.

First reboot Windows XP in safe mode by re-starting the computer and pressing F8 repeated as the computer starts up. Then (in safe mode) click Start and then click Run. In the open box type "
control userpasswords2" without the quotes - I have just used quotes to differentiate what you have to type.

You will now have access to all the user accounts, including the administrators account and will be able to reset the lost password.

Just click the administrators user account, and then click Reset Password.

You will need to add a new password in the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and confirm by clicking OK.

All done, you have recovered the lost administrators password!

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post #13 of 54
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How to Move Web Applications to Your Desktop

Although many people have their favorite web apps setup as their homepage on their browsers, there are times when running a web app inside its own window
– in a separate process – could come handy. Think about having your browser clogged up with way above 30-40 tabs open and crashing at random times.

Then, you will just have to open it again and fire up the web interface you were working with at the time of the crash. A desktop web app will automatically eliminate the need of restarting your work flow all over again just because a buggy web browser decided that he had enough.

That
’s only a quick example why one would need a web app to run on its desktop. To be able to do it, you will have to use an application developed by Mozilla and named Prism. It enables the end user to easily integrate any type of web application into a friendly desktop environment.

Why use it

Most probably the final users of the desktop web apps will be those who don
’t know a lot about computers, the kind of people who consider a web app like a distinct application. This is actually a good thing if you see it from the developer’s point of view because, this way, people will tend not to think that they are on the web.

Thus, the web app will get a temporary status of desktop application, a fact that, added up to the lack of toolbars and other browser specific elements, will help the end user to get a lot more focus on the task at hand and greatly reduce distractions.

Wondering what other uses you might have for such an app? Well, you could use it to stay logged on into a Google calendar account without having to re-login when switching between your Gmail accounts, easily access a local web app inside a business environment where you do not need a full browsing experience, and the list could go on.

Also, Prism will allow the web developers to easily create web apps that can run on Prism without having to worry about specifically targeting Prism, because a web app that will run in a modern standards compliant web browser will automatically be able to run in Prism.

Prism is an application built on Firefox, therefore it is cross-platform (runs on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows) and supports Internet technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

How to use it

First of all, go HERE and download Prism to your computer. After mounting the downloaded dmg file, copy Prism to your Applications folder and run it by double clicking on its icon.

In the window that will appear you will get access to all the options you will need to configure the desktop web app you want to create. I have chosen the Google Gmail web app as an example, but you can migrate to your desktop any other app you may want to.

In the URL field fill in the link to the web app you have chosen and write down the name that Prism should give it after making it available on your desktop. The
‘Show location bar’, ‘Show status message and progress’ and ‘Enable navigation keys’ can be selected or left as they are according to your own taste. In case you want your web app to only be able to go to a single web location (like the aforementioned Gmail for example), be sure not to select the location bar.

The
‘Create Shortcuts’ option sub-group will help you choose the places where you want the web app to be available and the ‘Icon’ option will allow you to quickly select an image that you wan to associate with the web app you want to create. You will be able to choose between the web app’s fav icon (as it is called in the Prism interface ‘the icon from the web’) or to select a custom image from your computer.

The next step is to push the OK button and Prism will take care of everything. The web app will be available on your Desktop, Dock and/or Applications Folder, according to what you have chosen on the desktop web app creation interface.

Who would use it

I suppose many people will not get the idea behind the Prism project and will think it is just a feature-less web browser. That
’s what I’ve thought in the beginning too but, after considering all the things everyone had to say (web developers, web browser users, people who don’t have a lot of computer know-how), I think Prism might prove very useful in the business environment.

Here, when somebody wants to access a web app, the need for toolbars and all types of add-ons and buttons is almost close to zero, therefore being able to access the web app in a clean and focused environment should prove very helpful in maximizing the amount of attention on the task at hand and, in the end, creating a more productive environment.

I
’m not saying others won’t find it useful too (the Google Calendar example above should fit the profiles of a lot of people), it’s just that this type of approach doesn’t feel natural to most web users. Many have already said it just resembles too much making a shortcut to the actual website where the web app runs or even giving up on the multi-tabbed browser experience.
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Play mp3 on autoplay [pendrive or CD]

Step 1
Download Xmplay


Quote:

http://www.un4seen.com/download.php?xmplay34



then extract it to your pen drive, put a mp3 in the folder and open xmplay to scan the files you're copied, play it and save the playlist.

Step 2
now open notepad and copy and paste the following codes

Quote:
Sub Run(ByVal sFile,sParam)
Dim shell
Set shell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
shell.Run Chr(34) & sFile & Chr(34) & sParam, 1, false
Set shell = Nothing
End SubRun "xmplay\\xmplay.exe", "-play"


i assumed that you're extracted it in the root directory and the playlist is into xmplay. Save it as <whatever>.vbs.

step 3
open notepad and copy and paste the following codes

Quote:
[AutoRun]
shellexecute=<whatever>.vbs
ACTION=Play
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Install Xp From Dos
If XP will not install from the CD or if you have a new drive with no operating system on
it yet try these:

Install Windows XP from the hard drive with Windows 98 already installed:

Boot Windows 98
Insert the XP CD into your CD reader
Explore Windows XP through My Computer
Copy i386 folder to C:\\
Go into C:\\i386 folder and double click on winnt32.exe to launch the setup from the hard drive

Install Windows XP from DOS (ie. no OS on a new hard drive):

Boot with a Windows 98 Start Up disk

Insert the Windows 98 CD into the CD reader

Run smartdrv.exe from the Win98 directory on the windows 98 CD (file caching)

Type cd.. to back up to the root directory

Insert Windows XP CD into the CD reader

Copy the i386 folder to C:\\

Go into C:\\i386 folder on C: and type winnt.exe to launch the setup from the hard drive
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How to exceed your download limit on Rapidshare/Others NOTE: complicated, and yes there are proxy sites to get around rapidshare, however there are none currently that'll get around rapidshare.com:


Okay, here is a quick tutorial on how to get around those annoying "Wait X minutes before downloading" messages, as well as the one-file-at-a-time limits that are frequent on Rapidshare and similar sites. This tutorial uses Opera (because it has the best download manager), but can probably be adapted for any browser

Step 1. Since this will slow down each download quite a bit, pick 4 or 5 Rapidshares that you've always wanted. This will give you the most speed boost.

Step 2. Start the biggest one as you normally would, by clicking the "Free" button.

Step 3. Go to

Quote:
http://www.samair.ru/proxy/


and pick a proxy. configure your browser to use it. (In Opera, Tools/Preferences, Advanced tab, Network on the right, then click the Proxy Servers button.

Before the colon is the IP, after is the port.

Step 4: Finally, test it for speed. If the proxy seems pretty fast, start the next download, and repeat Step 3&4 until you have all your files downloading. If it seems too slow, repeat step 3 until you find a fast one.

That's all! Most of you will already know about this, but it's cool anyways
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Five one line steps to disable the rightclick on Desktop

To eliminate the right click on the desktop:

run command by selecting and then choose run and then

1. type Regedit
2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\C urrentVersion\\Policies\\Explorer
3. Add a DWORD and give it a name of NoViewContextMenu
4. Give it a value of 1
5. Reboot
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Your Home Page Never Being Changed

Some websites illegally modify your registry editor and set their website as default home page, for stop this,

1. Right-click on the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop and select "Properties".

2. In the "Target" box you will see "C:\\Program Files\\Internet

Explorer\\IEXPLORE.EXE".

3. Now by adding the URL of the site to the end of this it overrides any
Homepage setting in internet options:

"C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\IEXPLORE.EXE" exbii.com
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Scare your friends by creating fake warning boxes(100% working)

Its very easy

Open Notepad and put this in

x = msgbox("box message",0+48 ,"box title")

Simply replace the "Box message" with the message of your choice ,do the same with "box title"

Now for the button selection......

x = msgbox("box message",0+48 ,"box title")

The 0 is where you want to select the buttons you have

0 =OK Button
1 = OK and Cancel
2 = Abort Retry and ignore
3 = Yes No and Cancel
4 = Yes and No
5 = Retry and Cancel

and now for the logo.......

x = msgbox("box message",0+48 ,"box title")

The 48 is what you are going to be changing........


16 = Critical Message
32 = Warning Query
48 = Warning Message
64 = Information Message


Now just save that as ******.vbs(replace *** with whatever you want)

Now, if you want to trick someone into thinking it is there Internet Icon for exaple...........

Move the file to any place that it will not be seen

Right click on the file you have made and select "Create Shortcut"


Then when you have the shortcut to it

Now place this for example on the desktop

Now right click on the shortcut.....

Select Properties and click on the "Shortcut" tab
Now click the "Change Icon" button

Now you can find an icon of your choice...
Now click "ok" and "ok" again

Now when u click it you will get a error message
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How To Create Bootable USB To Install Windows Vista

This tutorial will help you in creating a bootable USB drive of Windows Vista which you can use to install Vista in any system. It might become very useful when you don't have access to DVD drive.

1. First format your USB drive in NTFS file system. You can do it by attaching your USB drive to your system and then format it from My Computer window.

2. Now open Command Prompt window from Start menu. Right-click on Command Prompt entry in start menu and select "Run as administrator" option.

3. Now type diskpart in Command Prompt window and press Enter. It'll launch DiskPart program

4. Now provide following command:

list volume

It'll show a list of all drives in your system. Look for your USB drive entry. As in the below screenshot, the USB drive is "G" which you can determine from its "Type" entry.

Now you have to select the USB drive volume by providing select volume no. command. Since in our case volume no. of USB drive is "Volume 4", the command would be:

select volume 4

Now we have to make this drive active. So provide active command:

active

Now exit from DiskPart using exit command.

5. Now we need to create Boot sector on USB drive. We'll use "bootsect.exe" utility for this task. You can find this utility in Windows Vista setup disk. It'll be present in "Boot" directory.

Now provide following command in Command Prompt:

bootsect /nt60 G:

Here G is drive letter of USB drive. Replace it with the correct drive letter if your system has some other letter for USB drive.

6. At last, copy all files/folders from Vista Setup DVD to your USB drive and you have done.

Now you can boot using your USB drive and can install Windows Vista in any system.

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