Archive for May, 2012

How To: Create a Universal Windows 7 Installation Disk

May 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Great way to create a universal windows 7 Installtion disk take a look.

Categories: Technology, Windows 7

How to automatically add drive/media shortcuts for your desktop

May 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Software created by Blue Onion called Desk Drive which Automatically adds drive/media shortcuts for your desktop

This little bit of software add’s a shortcut to your desktop when you put a USB stick or CD rom into your PC  saving you time  or explaining to your customers to go to window’s explorer and finding the mapped drive or folder.

Desk Drive sits quietly in the system tray. Configuration (image below) is just a click away and allows you to specify which types of media to monitor.

Disk Drive can be downloaded at the following location and is available in both 32bit and 64bit versions.

Disk Drive Download Link

Categories: Handy Software, Technology

AirDroid relase new version of it’s software

May 24, 2012 Leave a comment

In one of my pervious posts I mention a fantastic android application call Airdroid that allows you to back up and control your android product over a local wireless network.

Pervious Post about Airdroid

Well Airdroid have release an updated version of this software (V1.0.5) which includes such improvements as

1). Bug Fixes from the older version

2). Added QR code scanning for easier login (No more typing in passcodes)

4). Added “Speed Upload” and “Speed install” on the virtual desktop

5). Added a tools subsection on the Android AirDroid window to allow you to view lots of handy information.

6). Multiple screens  are now possible along with being able to do screen shots

In conclusion this is a great step for the AirDroid program and a leap forward from the pervious version and the best thing is it is still free.

Now if they only work out how to do business based Airdriod system that allows IT managers to control their fleet of Android products then this could be a great alternate to a company’s Blackberry or Apple solution.

May 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Handy bit of software that is worth a look at.



Installation is quick and easy, and once complete, you can access Connectify from the icon in the Taskbar.


Under settings, type in a name for the WiFi network, a password to access it, then decide the type of internet connection you want to share. It allows LAN, VirtualBox Host-Only, Wireless Network Connection, and no Internet sharing. When you’re ready, click on the Start Hotspot button.

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Categories: Handy Software, Technology

Use inSSIDer to slove Wi-Fi network signal problems

May 20, 2012 1 comment


Here is a handy piece of software that is open source that allows you to see graphically all the wireless networks visible in range of your device along with its signal strength and which channels are in use.

Software can be downloaded here – inSSIDer Download Link

So if you are having problems with poor wi-fi speeds or problems with internet connection speeds over wi-fi install this software and see if you need to change your wireless channel to correct the problem.

Some key points of the software are

  • Export Wi-Fi and GPS data to a KML file in Google Earth
  • Track the strength of received signals in dBm over time
  • Troubleshoot competing access points and clogged Wi-Fi channels
  • Scan and filter hundreds of nearby access points
  • Uses your current wireless card and connection software
  • Works with Windows XP, Vista, and 7 (32 and 64 bit)

If you like this software then please take a look at other products offered by these guys – MetaGeek


Categories: Handy Software, Technology

How to make runas scriptable

May 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Sanur is a tiny Win32 console utility that ‘pipes’ a password into the Windows 2000/XP/2003 Runas utility, thereby making Runas scriptable

Pipe your normal Runas commandline into Sanur and specify the password on Sanur’s commandline or use the /i switch to have Sanur read the password from a file:-


RUNAS | SANUR password

RUNAS | SANUR /i [drive:][path]filename

The sanuar software can be downloaded from here – Sanur

One point though is that this software is no longer supported if you run into problems with it you can visit the website for old help.

Categories: Handy Software, Technology

How to boost USB storage transfer rate in windows 7

May 7, 2012 1 comment

This how to enables you to increases the maximum transfer size of a USB storage device from the default 64KB to 2MB within windows 7 which which will increase the performance of some USB devices.

1) Download the following hotfix (KB 2581464)  and install it. – Link to hotfix

2)Click Start and type regedit in the Search box, and then press Enter.

3)Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE – SYSTEM – CurrentControlSet – Control – usbstor – VVVVPPPP.

Boost USB Storage Performance in Win 7

4)If the VVVVPPPP key is not there, create a new key under ‘usbstor’

5)Click Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORDValue.

6)Type MaximumTransferLength, and then press Enter

7)Click Edit menu, and then click Modify. Select Decimal and type a value between 65535 (64KB) and 2097120 (2MB)

8)Exit Registry Editor and restart your PC.



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