Due to some unknown reasons Windows XP started throwing the error below whenever I tried to empty my recycle bin, I was sure that the recycle bin folder structure got corrupted somehow and after tinkering here and there I was able to fix this annoyance pretty easily as shown ahead.
Cracker's Get Their Way Past Windows Activation Technologies On Windows 7 Allowing Pirates To Enjoy Genuine Status And UpdatesSubmitted by admin on Mon, 10/26/2009 - 12:34
Hacker's succeeded in cracking Microsoft Windows 7 activation even before it got officially released on 22 October 2009, now the same guy Hazar has came up with another utility 'RemoveWAT' which claims to completely remove Windows Activation Technologies (WAT) from the operating-system allowing users with illegal copies of Windows 7 to activate their copies and enjoy retaining genuine status letting them receive all updates from Microsoft, this will even let them pass the genuine check in Microsoft software's like Windows Defender.
The utility claims to uninstall the whole WAT thingy with all traces from the OS, after applying this crack there will be no windows activation section in Windows 7 control panel.
It is advisable to keep your operating-system and software's updated for optimal computer performance and security and Windows allows automatic update functionality to ensure this; however if your computer does not have a functional internet connection getting updates can be a bit tricky and you need to get offline-update files via an internet connected PC and install them on your computer.
Microsoft Windows 7 operating-system supports Windows Update Stand-alone Installer (.msu) which is used for distributing standalone update files for computer's without internet connection, follow the simple trick described ahead to download all updates in a single go.
If you keep up with latest tech-news you must have heard about the Palm Pre and Apple tussle regarding support for non-apple devices in iTunes, If you are also looking for an iTunes replacement for syncing your music collection with non-apple devices or simply don't like using iTunes we had shared free iTunes alternatives which got the job done easily like WinAmp iPod Plugin and iTunes Agent; but all new utility DoubleTwist takes this to a whole new level by providing syncing support for wider range of devices and comes equipped with music purchasing facility via Amazon® MP3 Store (coming soon) posing a direct competition to Apple iTunes music store.
DoubleTwist supports both Windows and MAC platforms letting users choose and sync pictures, videos, music or iTunes playlists with hundreds of devices like Apple iPhone, iPod, Palm Pre, Android phones, BlackBerry, Sony PSP, Archos 605, Sony Ericsson Walkman & Cybershot phones, Nokia N & E Series phones, Windows Mobile 5.0/6.0 platform devices, LG's Viewty and Shine, Motorola (V9 and V3xx)/most Razr phones, Amazon Kindle, Nintendo DSi, most digital cameras and flash-memory-based camcorders.
Posting and receiving updates via SMS is one of the most important feature every Twitter users wants, sadly, free SMS notifications from twitter are not sent to all countries citing texting costs - the good news is that Airtel users in India can now enjoy receiving SMS notifications from Twitter and posting updates to twitter @ Re.1/SMS using the newly introduced 53000 short-code for Airtel India users.
To get started simply SMS START to 53000 and follow instructions to complete linking your device to twitter, if you are new to twitter SMS Signup to 53000 (all SMS's to short-code 53000 costs Re 1), somehow sending the above commands did not worked for me so I used another approach as instructed next.
Diskeeper HyperBoot - Instant On Technology Increases PC Performance By 118% Cutting Down 54% In Booting TimeSubmitted by admin on Tue, 10/13/2009 - 15:33
Diskeeper is an well-known name in disk-defragmentation software segment, and the company has now came-up with something very exciting - their latest HyperBoot app can bring-down Windows start-up time by more than 54% increasing overall system performance by 118% as claimed and demonstrated by the company in a Live lab test (video after the jump).
What HyperBoot does is that it physically remaps Windows boot data on the disk-drive bringing it closer for minimizing spindle access delays, the application also continues to optimize Windows as new application are installed offering overall PC performance boost including faster shutdown times.
Already partnered with ASUS, the company has announced to provide its new HyperBoot(TM) "instant-on" boot time technology as a pre-installed feature partnering with worldwide OEM brands, the latest version of HyperBoot works with Windows XP and Windows 7 supporting hard-disk drivers and solid-state disk SSD) drives.
SpoofCard is a well-known caller-id spoofing service letting users fake their caller id's with any number of choice, the service also offers features which let users change their voice-tone and keep records of phone conversation for future references.
Under a special promotion SpoofCard is giving away a free 5 minutes PIN for promoting their service on Twitter, grab the free PIN and enjoy faking your caller id's.
If you don't use user-accounts on your PC and want to get rid of Windows 7 logon prompt here is the simple procedure to enable auto-login feature in Windows 7, its very similar to Windows XP and Windows Vista auto-login method shared earlier with a slight variation in command syntax to launch the special user accounts configuration dialog.
Anti-virus software need constant updating to protect users against new threats and this provides anti-virus software company's an edge for fighting piracy as they can check and block blacklisted keys whenever a pirated copy of software connects to internet for updating, leading security software vendor Kaspersky also blacklists pirated keys every few days making pirates go hunting for new non-blacklisted keys now and then, however, earlier pirates found a innovative trick to get past this limitation via a beta registry hack which allowed users to get genuine activation keys right from Kaspersky servers without any limitation bypassing the blacklisting completely letting them update Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 without buying, I was pretty sure that this hacktivation trick will get blocked in upcoming versions of Kaspersky products but to my surprise it still works in Kaspersky 2010 products.
Windows XP users who want to try the new Windows 7 look and feel have plenty of options in form of Windows 7 Themes and Transformation packs, however users who upgraded to Microsoft Windows 7 and missed the plain old Windows XP look had no choice until now - the good news is that we now have a working Windows XP's original default Luna theme port for Windows 7.
The Luna theme port support's both Aero and Basic theming in Windows 7 and comes with full-support for all new Windows 7 features.