Showing posts with label Windows Tricks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windows Tricks. Show all posts

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Free Online Alternatives To Expensive Software

Google Docs/Drive
Google Drive provides a feature-rich interface for text, spreadsheets and presentations. You can open documents saved in your Gmail inbox or create a new one online. You can also collaborate real-time with colleagues on a document. All documents are automatically saved in your Google Drive cloud storage space.
Microsoft Office Web Apps
Microsoft also offers a free online office suite for SkyDrive users — the interface will be familiar to users of MS Office. You get 7GB of free cloud storage to store your documents. You can create or upload Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as OneNote files to SkyDrive and edit them. Documents can be shared and you can select which users can edit the document and if it is mandatory for users to sign into their Microsoft account to access the document or not. 
Zoho Docs
Zoho's office suite includes support for MS Word, spreadsheets, presentations as well as databases and reports. Like the other two office suites mentioned above, this one also supports real-time collaboration but in addition offers various other integrated services. With a single account, you get access to mail, chat, calendar/planner, invoice generation, as well as a CRM (customer relationship management) system.
Filelab products work better with Google Chrome and you need to download a free plugin first. Once y ou start, you get support for multiple video formats and HD resolution. It offers all the basic editing controls to trim, cut and merge. You can also add creativity to your video with multiple effects. There are over 50 transition effects available along with the option to overlay one video on top of the other. You can define transparency, add audio tracks and then watch a live preview right in your browser window.

Video ToolBox
This editor supports editing of the most common file formats and also lets you convert from one format to another. You can add watermarks, merge videos, extract audio, take screenshots or remove unwanted parts of a video. It also gives you 1GB of free cloud storage. 
YouTube Editor
Youtube offers a powerful online editor that lets you trim videos, merge multiple videos into one, add transitions, stabilise video or add a soundtrack of your choice. It also automatically suggests corrections and effects if your videos are not up to the mark. 
Photoshop Express
If you need to do just basic image adjustments and manipulation, Adobe's own online photo editor is great. You get basic editing (crop, resize, rotate) as well as a few adjustments (white balance, soft focus, highlight) options. Various effects to enhance the picture are also available. Once done, images can be saved to your computer or shared on Flickr, Facebook or Picasa. 
With this online editor, you can create a new image, upload one from your computer or open any image from a URL. The interface is similar to Adobe Photoshop and you get all the usual tools as well as support for layers. You also get various filter effects, levels, curves and exposure controls. Images can be saved to the computer or to online services like Flickr/Picasa. 
Splashup has a similar interface to Photoshop. Apart from your PC and from a URL, it also supports importing images from Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket and can capture an image from a webcam. Like Pixlr, it lets you work with layers to add various filters. However, it does not have advanced editing options such as levels and exposure control.
Music Creation
SOUNDATION STUDIO (www.soundation. com) offers advanced tools and effects that you would only get with professional music studio software. You launch the studio right inside your browser window and it also includes over 600 free audio loops and samples that you can start with. A free account lets you save and publish as many songs as you want, but if you want recording, you need one of the paid plans.
3D House Planner
HOMESTYLER ( is a free and easy-to-use house planner. You can use it if you are planning on building a new house or even just redecorating. Homestyler lets you easily create a layout, add furniture, landscaping and experiment with paints, textures and different lighting for your room. You can easily view in 3D and share with friends too. 
PDF Tools
A SUITE of no-nonsense PDF tools can be found at (to remove restrictions from PDFs), www.pdfmerge. com (to merge multiple files into one), www. (split one file into multiple) and (add password protection). At www.pdfaid. com, you can choose from a variety of web tools for watermarking, image extraction, rotation, compression and conversion. Note that some of the tools imprint a small PDFAid logo on the final file.
Speech To Text
RATHER THAN use expensive dictation software, just head to You need to download Google Chrome first because it doesn't work too w ell on other browsers. Make sure your microphone is working and click the green microphone button to start the dictation. It works pretty well if you speak clearly and the conversion to text is almost instantaneous. 
Optical Character Recognition
AT, you can convert a scanned document, PDF file or an image (JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PDF) to an editable text file. First, complete a quick sign-up. If you are scanning, make sure to do it in 300dpi. Upload your document, select your preferred output format and you're done.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

How to use a trial program forever without activation

  • RunAsDate is a small utility that allows you to run a program in the date and time that you specify. This utility doesn't change the current system date, but it only injects the date/time that you specify into the desired application.
  • RunAsDate intercepts the kernel API calls that returns the current date and time (GetSystemTime, GetLocalTime, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime), and replaces the current date/time with the date/time that you specify It works with Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista.
  • You have to follow these tips carefully to successfully “hack” a software and make it run in it’s trial mode forever
1. Note down the date and time, when you install the software for the first time.
2. Once the trial period expires, you must always run the software using RunAsDate.
3. After the trial period is expired, do not run the software(program) directly. If you
run the software directly even once, this “hack” may no longer work.
4. It is better and safe to inject the date of the last day in the trial period.
For example, if the trial period expires on jan 30 2009, always inject the date as jan
29 2009 in the RunAsDate.

RunAsDate can be downloaded from here:

Sunday, 23 September 2012

How to change your folders background

  • Have the Folder you want to put the background on open!
  • Open up Notepad, then simply paste in this code: 
iconarea_image=***Picture Location Here!***\***Name of File!***
  • Go to your picture (the picture you want to use!) and right click and select properties and find the file location & copy the location!
  • Now go back to ur text document (notepad) and where it says ***Picture Location Here!*** paste the location...u copied in the previous step!
  • Now after u've done that where it says ***Name of File!*** type the name of the file including the .jpg .bmp .bip. jpeg etc
  • Save the text document as "desktop.ini" be sure to remember the .ini extension! click Save as "All Files" not "Text Document" and save the document in the folder where u want the background to be!
  • Now just close the folder and open it again it should show the picture as a background!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Install and Use DreamScene in Vista Ultimate

Windows DreamScene is a Windows Ultimate Extra. With Windows DreamScene, you can change your desktop background to a video clip, which runs in a continuous loop. You can now have a animated desktop instead of just a plain wallpaper image.

  • Windows DreamScene supports only WMV and MPG video file formats. To use Windows DreamScene, you must be running Vista Ultimate, download Windows DreamScene as an Ultimate Extra, and use a video card that can support the Windows Aero color scheme
  • If you do not use the Windows Aero color scheme, then the DreamScene will not be animated.
  • The Dreamscene folder for Dream files is located at: C:\Windows\Web\Windows DreamScene.

Install DreamScene

1. Open the Control Panel (Classic View).

2. Click on Windows Update.

3. Click on Check for updates in the upper right corner. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: This may take a moment to finish.

4. Under Windows Ultimate Extras, click on View available Extras.
5. Check Windows DreamScene, and then click Install. (See screenshot below)

6. When Windows DreamScene is finished installing, click on Restart Now. (See screenshot below)
7. After the computer has restarted, go back and repeat steps 1 to 4 again.
NOTE: This is to download the Windows DreamScene Content Packs.

8. Check Windows Dreamscene Content Pack and Windows Dreamscene Content Pack Favorites, then click Install. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: No restart is necessary for these two.

9. When they are finished installing, close the Windows Update window.
10. After installation, you will notice that when you right click on the desktop, there is a new menu option. 
(See screenshot below)
A) Pause DreamScene - This will pause a Windows DreamScene desktop background.

B) Play DreamScene - This will unpause the Dreamscene from above to allow it to play again.
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Change DreamScene Desktop Background

1. Right click on a empty area of your desktop and click on Personalize. (See screenshot below)
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2. Click on Desktop Background. (See screenshot below)
3. Click on the Location drop down list, and then click on Windows DreamScene Content. (See screenshot below)
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4. Select a DreamScene (video) you want on your desktop background. (See screenshot below).

5. Click on OK to select the highlighted DreamScene.
Click this bar to view the full image.

Adjust the DreamScene Volume Level

1. Have a DreamScene selected from STEP TWO above and have it running. 

2. Right-click the white Volume speaker icon in the Notification Area. (see screenshot below)

3. Click on Open Volume Mixer.

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4. Under Windows DreamScene - (See screenshot below)
A) Under the slider control, click on the speaker button to enable and disable the Dreamscene sound.

B) Slide the slider control up or down to set the volume level you want for the DreamScene.
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5. Close the Volume Mixer window.

Set Windows 7 Menus to Open to the Left or Right Side

1. To Have Menus Open to the Left  Download Left.reg

2. To Have Menus Open to the Right  Download Right.reg

3. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

4. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

5. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Remove Viruses or Malware Using command prompt “attrib”

“attrib” is a very useful tool to check if your pen drives  have been infected by a virus. The ”attrib” is used to set and remove file attributes (read-only, archive,system and hidden).
  1. +s  :- means it is a system file and you cannot delete it just by using the delete command.
  2. +h  :- means it is hidden. so, you cannot delete it.
  3. +r  :- means it is a read only,  you cannot delete it just by using the delete command.
Now we need to set the attributes for example we set  attributes of autorun.inf   to -s -h -r . so, we can manually delete it.
  1. Go to Start Menu > Run.
  2. Type cmd  & Press Enter.
  3. Type attrib -s -h -r autorun.inf ( be sure to include -s -h -r because you cannot change the attributes using only -s or -h or -r alone).
  4. If the autorun.inf file has no more attributes, you can now delete it by typing del autorun.inf .
In case when the all folders in pen drive or hard drive affected by viruses and converted into application which has size of some KB then you can recover those all folders and sub folders using single command.
  1. Go to Start Menu > Run.
  2. Type cmd  & Press Enter.
  3. K: &  Press Enter  ( ‘K’  is  your removable drive ).
  4. K:\>attrib -H -S \*.* /S /D  &  Press Enter.
That’s it …

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Quick Heal Total Security Use For Free

  1. Install quick heal 2012 trial version and register for 30 days trial period.
  2. After 30 days uninstall quick heal and run Quick Heal Removal for  X64 or X32. (Password : darpan223)
  3. It will remove registry entry of your previous installation.
  4. After restarting your PC you can again use 30 days trial.
  5. This can be done Unlimited Time and you can use quick heal trial many times.