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Asus Transformer 8.4.4.5 to 8.4.4.11 Changed Files ROM Update.zip

July 29th, 2011 · Comments Off on Asus Transformer 8.4.4.5 to 8.4.4.11 Changed Files ROM Update.zip

I tried to update my rooted TF using a repacked 8.4.4.11 update.zip file (the one with all the patch files in it), but it kept failing on checking of the existing APK hashes. Not sure why, but I got around it by doing a clean install of 8.4.4.5, manually applying the 8.4.4.11 patch, then taking […]

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Restore the “Dial-in” Tab for Active Directory on Windows 7 (Updated for 64-bit Systems)

August 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Restore the “Dial-in” Tab for Active Directory on Windows 7 (Updated for 64-bit Systems)

After you install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 on a computer that is running Windows 7, the Dial-in tab is missing in the properties of a user account in the Active Directory Users and Computers Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in. While Microsoft is aware of this problem, they don’t offer a real solution. […]

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Using MemTest86+ To Diagnose RAM Problems

March 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on Using MemTest86+ To Diagnose RAM Problems

MemTest86+ is a diagnostic program used to detect hardware problems with RAM (memory) modules. Since it can be run from a bootable CD, it is faster, safer, and more accurate at detecting memory problems than similar tools which would be run from within Windows.

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Completely Remove a Damaged McAfee Or Norton Antivirus Installation

November 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Completely Remove a Damaged McAfee Or Norton Antivirus Installation

I often get calls from customers who 30 or 60 days after buying a new computer begin receiving prompts to “renew” their antivirus subscription. This is a common tactic of McAfee and Norton to get more users. These companies give incentives to computer manufactures to install their antivirus products (along with a 30 or 60 […]

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Change Network Card MAC Address in Windows

November 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Every network capable device has a unique MAC (media access control) address. In the most basic sense, a MAC address is a serial number that allows one networked device to identify and communicate with another. Normally, there is no reason to change your network card’s MAC address. Doing so may even cause problems if you […]

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K-Lite Codec Pack: Play All Your Media Files

June 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on K-Lite Codec Pack: Play All Your Media Files

To play a media file you need two things (in addition to the media file itself obviously): a media player and a media codec. Most of you should have a player already. All versions of Microsoft Windows, in fact, include a media player known as Windows Media Player. There are also plenty of alternative players, […]

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Process Explorer

June 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Process Explorer is like Window’s Task Manager on steroids, and then some.

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PHP Invoice System

May 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on PHP Invoice System

I’ve created a simple invoice system to facilitate my business. It will work “out of the box” for many situations, but was designed to be more of a framework which can be tailored to your needs. Here are some of the current features:

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MP3Gain

May 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on MP3Gain

MP3Gain is a graphical program for volume normalizing MP3 files. MP3Gain analyzes and adjusts mp3 files so that they have the same volume.

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NVBackup: Freeware Palm Backup

March 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on NVBackup: Freeware Palm Backup

NVBackup is a backup utility for NVFS-based PDAs: Palm T5, LifeDrive, TX, TE2, Treo 650, Treo 700P. Unlike commercial backup utilities that access data via the database cache, this reads data direct out of the flash disk where it is store. This seems to be the best backup utility in terms of restoring the exact state […]

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OpenWithView

March 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on OpenWithView

OpenWithView is a small utility that displays the list of all available applications in the ‘Open With’ dialog-box of Windows, and allows you to easily disable/enable the applications in the list. When application is disabled, it won’t be displayed in the ‘Other Programs’ section of the ‘Open With’ dialog-box.

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SurveillanceSaver

March 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on SurveillanceSaver

SurveillanceSaver is a screen-saver which displays a live feed from one of over 600 security cameras worldwide. Whenever your screen saver turns on you will find your computer displaying live events from a multitude of locations. The screen-saver is a Google Code project and can be downloaded from the site or locally here.  

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PSPad Editor

March 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

 PSPad is my favorite text editor. I use it for everything from PHP coding to opening unknown file types. MUCH better than Notepad or Wordpad.

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EventID.net Event Viewer Redirection Registry Hack

March 1st, 2008 · Comments Off on EventID.net Event Viewer Redirection Registry Hack

In Windows XP, for most of the events Event Viewer would add at the end the following sentence: “For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.” If one clicks on this link, another window will open with information that will be submitted to the site. The main problem is that in 99% of […]

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IsUsedBy: Troubleshoot “file is in Use” And “access Denied” Errors

February 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on IsUsedBy: Troubleshoot “file is in Use” And “access Denied” Errors

IsUsedBy is a software tool which you can use to determine what process on your system has a particular file open. This is important, for example, if you want to copy or delete a file and you don’t know why it isn’t working.

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Make Sure Your Computer Isn’t Exposing Sensitive Files

February 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Make Sure Your Computer Isn’t Exposing Sensitive Files

All versions of Windows allow for the sharing of folders and printers over a network. This feature is useful if you want to be able to access files stored on one computer while using a second computer. There are plenty of guides availible that explain how to set up secure file sharing (that is, assigning permissions […]

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Creat Your Own Vista Recovery Disk

January 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Creat Your Own Vista Recovery Disk

The retail version installation disk for Windows Vista contains more than just installation related files. There is also a “recovery center” included on the disk which lets you repair start up problems, restore backups, and lots more. However, if you bought a computer with Windows Vista preinstalled, chances are you weren’t provided with a Vista […]

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VundoFix

January 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on VundoFix

VundoFix is a simple, automated tool for fixing infections caused by the Vundo (or similar) viruses. A Vundo infection bombardes the user with pop-ups for WinFixer, Amaena, WinAntiVirus, ErrorSafe, SystemDoctor and DriveCleaner. You may also notice multiple “pos.tmp” files on your computer, particularly in the “My Documents” folder.

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Keep Your Programs Up-to-date with SUMo

January 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Keep Your Programs Up-to-date with SUMo

SUMo is a free program from KC Softwares that scans for programs installed on your computer and then informs you if updates are available. It is similar to File Hippo Update Checker, except this program shows you all the information that you need right in the program, where as File Hippo redirects you to a […]

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SIW – System Information for Windows

January 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on SIW – System Information for Windows

SIW is an advanced System Information for Windows tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner. You can download the latest version here: http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html

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Firefox Web Browser

December 13th, 2007 · Comments Off on Firefox Web Browser

Firefox is a popular alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser. The developers claim that end users will get a better, faster, safer web experience by using Firefox over Internet Explorer. Web developers favor Firefox for its adherence to web standards. Firefox is free to use. Download here: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

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MoveOnBoot

December 13th, 2007 · Comments Off on MoveOnBoot

MoveOnBoot will let you move, delete, or rename files that are normally is use (and therefore not modifiable). Download: MoveOnBoot

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Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

December 13th, 2007 · Comments Off on Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a small tool that can reveal your registration code from the registry, that you used to register your copy of Windows. It will also display your product keys for Microsoft Office. It works on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Windows Vista, Office 97, Office XP, and […]

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External Links WordPress Plugin

December 13th, 2007 · Comments Off on External Links WordPress Plugin

It seems that opening links in new windows has become a frowned upon action in the web design community. Using target=”_blank” is going the way of poorly animated GIFs and polyphonic background music. It’s understandable, as forcing yet another browser window on a user can be almost as annoying as the latter two. However, there […]

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Filehippo.com Update Checker

December 10th, 2007 · Comments Off on Filehippo.com Update Checker

The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to filehippo.com to see if there are any newer releases. These are then neatly displayed in your browser for you to download. A free program to use, and much easier than manually looking for software updates. Download […]

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