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Run Command Prompt as Administrator
  Since windows Vista and Windows 2008 when performing some system tasks in command prompt , you must run CMD with administrative privileges. To do that navigate to All Programs>Accessories right click on Command Prompt and chose “Run as administrator” You can chose Command Prompt to run always with administrative privileges. To do that navigate to All Programs>Accessories right click on Command Prompt and chose “Properties” Under properties navigate to “shortcut” Read more
Windows 7 (RSAT) Download
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 or former AdminPack http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7D2F6AD7-656B-4313-A005-4E344E43997D&displaylang=en File name for x64 platform: amd64fre_GRMRSATX_MSU.msu File name for x64 platform:x86fre_GRMRSAT_MSU.msu RSAT for Windows 7 Help: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee449475%28WS.10%29.aspx Also See RSAT for VISTA Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista X86 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9FF6E897-23CE-4A36-B7FC-D52065DE9960&displaylang=en File Read more
Find Windows , SQL or Office Product Key
  If you’re planning reinstall of your Windows VistaXPServer 200020032008  you’ll need to locate your copy of your product installation key. An easy way is to use Product Key Viewer utility to find forgotten Windows Office or SQL Product Keys. Read more
Bypass Rapidshare Download Limits and Wait Times
Rapidshare and rest of the download sites are recognizing clients by IP address and cookie planted in your browser. To avoid wait times follow the steps bellow: Go to Start->Run and type in cmd Hit Enter. Type ipconfig /flushdns and hit Enter. Type ipconfig /release and hit Enter. Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter: Now you will recieve new IP address. Now open your browser and delete cookies. Run download from Rapidshare or Megaupload again. Note:The guide works only Read more
Import Wireless Settings Profile on Windows XP or Vista
To import wireless network profile you must have XML file with exported setting. See Export Wireless Settings Profile Open  command prompt with Administrator privileges Type netstat wlan show profile - you will see no profiles defined. Type netsh wlan add profile filename="c:profilesWifiProfile.xml” By default it will add to all user profiles, so everybody on this computer can see this new profile and use it. Read more
Export Wireless settings on Windows Vista
Nice and easy way to Export and WiFi lan setting using netsh command on Vista Launch a command prompt as administrator Type “netsh wlan show profiles” Chose profile you want to export. Type Netsh wlan export profile name=”[ProfileName]” Folder=”[Folder Path]” Example: netsh wlan export profile name="home-network" folder="g:wireless-profile" To import Wireless settings check out the import Wifi Network profile guide Read more
How to Change and set Default Windows Installation Path
Unusually Operating System is installed on C drive and whenever you install new program it goes to C:Program Filesprogram name I is because the default suggested installation path is C:Program Files. It can cause a problem when C drive is been wrong partitioned and the size of C drive is small You can use registry to change the default application installation path to for example install in D:Programs, To set different default installation path, follow the steps bellow: Pres on Read more
Delete Windows User Profile in Registry
To clear user local profile via registry : Press on Start > Run >Regedit Navigate to the following registry key :“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionProfileList” Under ProfileList navigate to  binary key’s like this :S-1-5-21-3656904587-1668747452-4095529-500 On the right side under  ProfileImagePath you’'ll see the username and profile path. Chose the one with the desired user and delete the long reg key like :“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows Read more
Prevent users from deleting start menu items via GPO
Open Group Policy Editor: Link Policy to relevant OU Navigate to User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Start menu and taskbar. Edit “Prevent Changes to Taskbar and Start Menu Settings” Set it to enable Pres OK Note: To enforce group policy: Navigate to Start>Run type gpupdate /force and hit Enter Read more
Desktop Icon Disappeared? Learn how to restore.
If you Windows Desktop icon is disappeared , there is a quick way to restore it. Follow the steps bellow: Open Notepad Paste the text bellow [Shell] Command=2 IconFile=explorer.exe,3 [Taskbar] Command=ToggleDesktop Save the file as Desktop.scf and drag it to your Quick Launch bar Note: If you can’t place it you Quick Launch bar may be locked. To unlock it :Right click on it , and remove selection Read more