On modern Windows such as Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, Microsoft has implemented some extra mechanisms to protect Windows users from malicious software such as rootkits. One of these security mechanisms is this: Every driver for Windows Vista x64, Windows 7 x64 and Windows 8 cannot be installed on the system if it [...]
1. Click start button. 2. Type in search box: secpol.msc 3. Run as administrator. 4. Select Account Policies from the menu on the right. 5. Open Password Policy. 6. Double-click Maximum password age. 7. By default it is 42 days. You can choose a value between 1 and 999 days. 8. If you set the [...]
To bring back the hibernate option, follow these simple steps: 1. Run command line as Administrator 2. Type: powercfg /hibernate on Now you should see the Hibernate button. If you don’t see Hibernate option, turn off the Hybrid sleep option to allow the hibernate option to appear under start menu. 1. Open Control Panel 2. [...]
For those that don’t know it yet, to quickly run a program on start menu or on taskbar with administrator rights: 1. Hold Ctrl and Shift keys on your keyboard and, 2. Click the shortcut. That’s it.
ProduKey is a small utility that displays the ProductID and the CD-Key of Microsoft Office, Windows, Exchange Server, and SQL Server installed on your computer. This utility can be useful if you lost the product key of your Windows/Office, and you want to reinstall it on your computer. Download it from Nirsoft.
Run Windows command line (cmd) as administrator. Enable UAC reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f Disable UAC reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
Open command line and execute: reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop" /v Wallpaper /t REG_SZ /d C:\wallpaper\path\image.jpg /f to set new wallpaper and execute: RUNDLL32.EXE user32.dll,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters to activate the new wallpaper.
This post describes how to Install Windows 7 from USB hard disk or a thumb drive. 1. Plug-in your USB flash drive to USB port and move all the contents from USB drive to a safe location on your system. 2. Open Command Prompt with admin rights. Use any of the below methods to open [...]
Even after you have enabled language bar in control panel, it disappears again. You can see the language bar only when UAC prompts for administrator elevation. Open cmd and issue the following command: ctfmon Language bar appears. But this is not enough. We have to run ctfmon everytime we start Windows 7. Follow the instructions [...]
Method 1 1. Open file X:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts with notepad and paste the following contents into hosts file. # Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp. # # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows. # # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each # entry should be kept [...]