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How to activate GOD mode in windows 7

April 27, 2012 1 comment

God Mode is a feature that was revealed by CNet’s Microsoft Correspondent, Ina Fried.

First of all God does not give you more rights or powers on your windows 7 box than you are given by your local  admin

What god will let you do is let you access all of the O/S control panels from within a single folder

God Mode can be activated in these simple steps

1) Right Click on a blank piece of desktop

2) Go down to New

3)Left click on Folder

(this should create a new folder on your desktop)

4)Copy and paste the folder as the name for the new folder

“God.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} ” (without quotes)

5)The folder will then change to look like the control panel Icon

6)Double left click to open and start enjoying all your control panel functions in one handy folder

It is also noted that you do not have to use “god.” at the start it can be anything you want ie “Bob.” then you can have Bob mode instead.

If you require help on activating god mode or want to see it done first then you can check out this video

Categories: How To, Technology

Free mindmap app for android

April 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Do you require a free mind map software for your android phone/tablet then take a look at the following app

Mindjet for Android  – Site Link

Mindjet is a free mind map program with a tiny bit of nagware asking you to upgrade to the enterprise edition of the software which is not needed if you only use every so often.

To get the most out of this software you should have Mindmap software installed on your desktop such as Freemind and creating the initial mindmaps there and transferring them to your android device to use in Mindjet.

To move the documents between your android device and your pc you can use airdroid

You tube video introducing mindjet

Features included with this software include
• Zoom in and out.
• Drag and drop topics.
• Create topic notes.
• Various topic styles with simple gestures.
• Add icons and images for context and detail.
• Priority markers.
• Create relationships between topics.
• Add attachments and hyperlinks to supporting files and web pages.
• Gesture shortcuts – draw shapes in order to execute various commands.
• Full-screen mode.
• File tagging for easy organization and search.
• Support for keyboard shortcuts.

How to back up and restore windows drivers

April 15, 2012 1 comment

This handy software allows you to back up and restore windows drivers from windows XP and 7 (32 and 64 bit)

One of the main reasons why you would want to back up installed drivers is if you don’t have the Driver CD that came with the computer or they are unavailable online. This comes in quite handy if you purchase a computer and want to back up the initial set of drivers. It can be quite difficulty for example to find drivers for hardware installed in a notebook if the operating system has to be setup again.

Double Driver is a very simple and useful tool which not only allows you to view all the drivers installed on your system but also allows you to back up, restore, save and print all chosen drivers.

Which can be download though this link – Double Driver Download Link

Double Driver analyzes your system and lists the most important driver details such as version, date, provider, etc. All drivers that are found can easily be backed up the application and easily restored at a later point in one go.

Double driver features which include

  • List, save, and print drivers details
  • Backup drivers from current Windows
  • Backup drivers from non-live/non-booting Windows
  • Backup drivers to structured folders, compressed (zipped) folder, and self-extracting capability
  • Restore drivers from previous backup
  • Available in GUI and CLI application
  • Portable (no installation required)

If you like this software then please feel free to donate to the developer – Donate Link

 

 

 

Categories: Handy Software, Technology

How to enable multi-core processor at startup for faster booting

April 6, 2012 Leave a comment

If your system has dual core or multi-core processor, you can utilize it  for a faster booting in a few simple steps.

By default windows (Windows7, Vista and XP)  is configured to start with single processor and then enable muti-core processing when complete booted up in the windows environment.

Follow the simple steps below to turn on multi-core processor at startup first I will cover the steps for XP and then the steps for Windows7/Vista

For Windows XP

1) Left click Start

2) Left click Run

3)In the run box type in msconfig

4)You should now be looking at the System Configuration Utility Window

5)Select the Boot.ini tab

6)On the bottom of the Boot.ini tab is a button called advanced options

7)Left click on the Advanced Options

8)Check the box against /NUMPROC= and select 2 (or other) from the list. Click OK to save the settings.

9)You will now have to reboot to see the changes.

Boot.ini Screen showing the /NUMPROC

For Windows7/Vista

1) Left click windows icon in the bottom right hand corner

2)In the search bar enter msconfig and tap enter

3)You may have to accept the UAC windows that appears

4)You should now be looking at the System Configuration Window

system configuration window for windows 7 / vista

5)From the system configuration window select ‘Boot’ tab

6)Then ‘Advanced Options

Advanced options showing the number of processors

7)check the box against ‘Number of Processor’ and select 2 (or other) from the dropdown list

8)Left Click OK  to Complete.

9)You will now need to reboot the PC to see the changes.

(You should now see the boot up time is lot faster than it was before but speed is based on the processor type/model in your PC)

Categories: How To, Technology
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