Posts Tagged by Windows Vista
|4 January 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
This tips is only for Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) and Vista (32 bit only, using this trick on Windows Vista 64 bit will cause Windows to crash). Well, this god mode is not going to make your Windows installation immune to virus or something like that, but instead it provides you with shortcuts to useful system settings.
Enabling GodMode on Windows 7 / Vista
1. Right click on any blank area on your desktop and choose ‘New’ > ‘Folder’.
2. Rename the folder to:
3. Magically the folder transformed into GodMode!
4. You can actually change the ‘GodMode’ text to something else, for example, if you want to name it ‘System Settings’ just name the new folder to this:
[via Web Talk]
|3 January 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Quick tip for Windows Vista and 7 only. You can make your Windows installation a little bit different from others by putting a custom text (your name for example) next to the clock on your taskbar.
1. To put a custom text next to the clock on your taskbar, go to Start Menu > ‘Control Panel’ > ‘Region and Language’ options. Click ‘Additional settings…’ (1) and then click the ‘Time’ (2) tab.
2. Change the AM and PM field (3) to the text that you wish to be displayed next to the clock on your taskbar (maximum of 12 characters). Press ‘OK’ (4) to save the options.
3. Make sure ‘Short’ and ‘Long’ time format field have ‘tt’ at the end of it (5) (‘h:mm tt’ for ‘Short time’ and ‘h:mm:ss tt’ for ‘Long time’ format).
|4 September 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Windows 7 was released to manufaturing by Microsoft on 22nd July 2009 and retail available by the end of October 2009. Microsoft
introduced a new design for Windows 7 taskbar. If you do not plan to upgrade to Windows 7 and at the same time you want to have the nice
Windows 7 taskbar on your Windows XP/Vista, you can use this small application to make Windows XP/Vista taskbar look like the Windows 7
ViGlance – Windows 7 SuperBar for XP is a small application that allows you to have a Windows 7 taskbar look on Windows XP and Vista.
Using ViGlance enables you to get almost all of Windows 7 taskbar features such as pinning application shortcut to taskbar, reordering
taskbar icons and window thumbnails. The start button will be replaced with Windows 7 Start Orb.
To install ViGlance, download ViGlance zip file and extract it to a new folder. Then, run ‘ViGlance OneStep.exe‘. ViGlance will run on your system tray.
|26 November 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
It all started a few weeks ago. My internet connection to certain websites such as my blog (tmsnetwork.org) and Wikipedia became very bad. Most of the time, I got the ‘unable to establishing connection’ error and I need to refresh the page 3 or 4 times in order for the web pages to load. Download speed is OK once I got connected, but ‘creating’ a connection is very hard. When I try to ping my blog, seems I got the ‘TTL expired in transit’ error at 22.214.171.124. 126.96.36.199 is belong to TMNet. Here is my solution: increasing the TTL value on my system, and so far, it works like charm! TTL or Time to live is a limit on the period of time or number of iterations or transmissions in computer and computer network technology that a unit of data (e.g. a packet) can experience before it should be discarded (Wikipedia).
To change the default TTL value in Windows XP or Windows Vista, open registry editor (go to Run, and type regedit). BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE PROCEEDING! Navigates to ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Tcpip\Parameters‘. Find ‘DefaultTTL’ (1). If there is no ‘DefaultTTL’, right click in the empty area in the registry editor, choose New > DWORD value (2), and name it ‘DefaultTTL’ (without the ‘ character). Double click ‘DefaultTTL’ and set its value to 128 (3). Restart your system for the changes to take effect. Try pingging the problematic websites again. If you still have the ‘TTL explired in transit’, try incrasing the ‘DefaultTTL’ value. You can increase the value up to 255.
|1 April 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Have you encountered error message Access is denied with error code 0×80070005 when trying to access a shared folder on Windows Vista? This error usually occurs if you try to share a root partition (C:, D:, E:, etc.).
|8 March 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
I’ve successfully installed Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista. This version will be the exact same version which will appear in March final version. The installation of the service pack took about 1 hour. During the installation process, Windows restarted for quite a few times (3 times I think, and I still don’t understand why it needs so much restart).