Tuesday, October 27, 2009

How To RUN / Get XP in Windows 7 - Best Alternative to XP Mode in 7

Windows 7 has been released, fixing a lot of compatibility issues regarding both software and hardwares. So the users need not fear any compatibility issues with the softwares they install in windows 7. Many are still sticking with Windows XP thinking that their daily used programs might not work in windows 7. If you have a program that works only with XP, then dont worry when upgrading to windows 7, because windows 7 has Windows XP and Windows Vista compatibility modes for coping up with such cases. For more microsoft has released a XP mode which can make programs that failed in windows vista to work in windows 7. So there are obvious reasons for people to upgrade to windows 7. A good number of people who come to know about this upgrade to windows 7 thinking that with these new XP mode and other support they can use their windows xp programs in windows 7. But there are some downsides for this and there is a simple solution too.

Things to Know Before Going with the Windows Xp Mode Feature

  • Do you think microsoft is giving away the windows xp for free with windows 7? Absolutely No, because microsoft provides this additional feature for a price. The Windows Xp Mode is only available in Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions of windows XP.

  • The Windows Xp Mode in windows 7 only works with colors limited to 65,536. This was done just avoid programs from using too many system resources.

  • In order to use the windows Xp mode you need to have Microsoft Virtual PC installed in your system. This tool gives you an impression that you are running windows Xp inside windows 7, and for this purpose it uses a hardware-based visualization via the CPU. And further this option is only with the new processors (Intel Vitalization Technology or AMD V) and the corresponding option needs to br enables from the BIOS.

  • These are enough reasons for many, which will prevent then from upgrading to windows 7. So,

    How can we upgrade to windows 7 and use windows XP in it?

    There is a simple solution for this.

    You can Get windows XP inside Windows 7 in its full glory with the help of VirtualBox.

    How To Get or Run XP in Windows 7 or Best Alternative to XP Mode in 7
  • VirtualBox runs on other windows 7 versions too.

  • With VirtualBox you will get support for more than 65,536 colors. You can use the complete 1.6 million colors or the maximum you have.

  • VirtualBox doesn't need any Hardware Visualization Technology to Run Windows Xp in Windows 7 and you don't notice any loss of performance without having that.

  • Things to have before installing windows Xp inside Windows 7

    The only essential thing you need to have is the Windows XP installation Disc.

    so lets start,

    How To Get Windows XP inside Windows 7

    1. First you need to get VirtualBox to start with, so Download VirualBox and install it.

    2. Open VirtualBox and Click the "New" button and create a virtual PC

    3. How To Get or Run XP in Windows 7 or Best Alternative to XP Mode in 7
    4. In the Wizard select operating system as "Microsoft Windows" under version "Windows Xp".

    5. How To Get or Run XP in Windows 7 or Best Alternative to XP Mode in 7
    6. Give a name to the Virtual Machine you have created.

    7. Next you need to assign the amount of memory and hard disk space to be used for the virtual machine you have created. Set atleast 512 MB for the memory and some 10-30Gb for the hd space.

    8. How To Get or Run XP in Windows 7 or Best Alternative to XP Mode in 7
    9. Insert your Windows Xp setup CD in your DVD/Cd drive and type the corresponding drive letter of your drive in VirtualBox under "CD/DVD-Rom"
    10. (There is provision for specifying the Windows Xp iso file too).
    11. Now select "Devices > Install guest addons " and follow the instructions in virtual box.

    12. Now select "Machine > Wireless Mode".

    13. Now this will simulate the Windows Xp mode in Windows 7.

    Looking Forward to hear from you Friends.

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    Monday, October 26, 2009

    Download blackra1n RC2 to Jailbreak iPhone 3.1.2 Firmware

    The popular iphone jailbreaking tool balckra1n has been updated to RC version by Geohot. blackra1n RC2 supports jailbreaking of iPhone (2G,3G,3GS) and also iPod touch (1G,2G,3G) which is running the 3.12 firmware. Earlier you have seen the Pwnage tool used to jailbreak the iPhone 3.12 firmware. Blackra1n is know for its quickness in jailbreaking iphone. In short its a 30 second jailbreak iPhone tool.

    Download blackra1n RC2 to Jailbreak iPhone 3.1.2 Firmware

    Whats new in the blackra1n RC2 release.

  • Fixed all issues that you might had when jailbreaking iPhone 3G with blackra1n RC1.

  • Tethered jailbreak for 3.1 OOTB iPod touch 8GB and all the new iPhone 3GS’s.
    Fixed Icy issues.

  • Works on both Windows and Mac.

  • Download blackra1n RC2 to jailbreak iPhone 3.12 firmware in Windows and Mac

    You can follow this guide on How to Jailbreak iPhone 2G/3G/3GS and iPod touch 1G/2G/3G running iPhone 3.1.2 Firmware with blackra1n.

    Also you can follow this to Unlock iPhone 3G/3GS 3.12 Firmware with Ultrasn0w

    Also if you need the 3.12 firmwares for iPhone download them from below.

    Download iPhone OS 3.1.2 for iPhone 2G

    Download iPhone OS 3.1.2 for iPhone 3G

    Download iPhone OS 3.1.2 for iPhone 3GS

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    Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    Transform Ubuntu To Windows 7 - Download Transformation Pack

    It's nice to see some thing vivid. Transformation packs are one such things that do this. A lot of Transformation packs are floating in the web which gives you the flavor of the operating system you want. But most of them are just for windows users. So what if the other users too want to try them. Here is a nice windows 7 transformation pack for linux that will transform ubuntu to windows 7 easily. Many users prefer linux for obvious reasons, but when it comes to beauty they cant neglect the aero glass and other effects that windows 7 has. So this windows 7 transformation pack for linux will help you to get some of the windows 7 looks to your ubuntu operating system.

    Windows 7 Transformation Pack for Linux comes with the Following.
    1) Windows 7 GDM theme
    2) Windows 7 Icons Theme
    3) Windows 7 GTK Theme
    4) Windows 7 Wallpapers
    5) Windows 7 Sounds
    6) Gnomenu Theme
    7) Windows 7 Panel Backgrounds
    8) Windows 7 Cursor theme
    9) DockBar

    Windows 7 Transformation Pack in Ubuntu Screen Shots

    Transform ubuntu (Linux) to windows 7 with Windows 7 Transformation Pack For Ubuntu

    Transform Ubuntu To Windows 7 - Download Windows 7 Transformation Pack For Ubuntu

    If you want complete step by step guide on transforming ubuntu to windows 7 then see the author's website here.

    Download Windows 7 Transformation Pack For Ubuntu

    [via Redmondpie]

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    Saturday, October 17, 2009

    Use iPhone as Modem with 3.1.2 Jailbreak Firmware

    We have earlier released a guide on How to use your Apple iPhone a as wireless Modem. Users can get the 3G experience when they club iphone with their pc or laptop. But things changed with the release of the 3.12 firmware for iphone. The guides around the net no longer can enable the tethering on iphone with 3.12 jailbreak firmware. There is a way to use iphone as modem.

    MyWi a small application can help you make iphone work as modem for your pc / laptop. MyWi works for iPhone (2G,3G,3GS) and can enable tethering in iphone in a snap.

    Features of MyWi

    - Create WiFi Hotspot to connect multiple laptops or mobile devices to share your iPhone's internet connection
    - 40 bit and 104 bit WEP Security to prevent others from accessing your WiFi HotSpot
    - Ability to enable USB and Bluetooth Tethering on your iPhone as well
    - Uses less battery and much faster then PdaNet due to native routing
    - Broadcasts the Network Name (SSID) - no need to fuss with creating an adhoc network on your laptop
    - Enable iPhone USB/Bluetooth tethering - even on firmware 3.1!
    - Shows up and down bandwidth usage

    How To use iPhone 2G, 3G and 3GS running firmware 3.1.2 as Modem

    Before proceeding with, you need to Jailbreak iPhone 3G/3GS 3.12 Firmware if you havent done that.Use iPhone as Modem with 3.1.2 Jailbreak Firmware

    1. Search for MyWi in Cydia application in your iPhone and install it. An application called RockApp will be installed automatically along with MyWi application. If it doesnt get installed automatically install it manually.

    2. Open up the RockApp and get you a free Rock ID.

    3. After Signing in with your RockApp id you will see a update to MyWi application. After installing the update restart your iPhone to complete the process successfully.

    4. Open up the MyWi application and turn on the option for USB/Bluetooth tethering (Seen as USB and Bluetooth under Tethering)

    5. Noe browse to Settings > General >Network >Internet and Turn on the Option for Internet Tethering

    6. You can see the instructions to connect internet on that windows itself. Thats it. You can now use your iPhone with 3.12 firmware as wireless modem.[Thanks RedmondPie]


    Friday, October 16, 2009

    Speed Up SSDs (Solid State Drives) Easily

    SSD's are a then newest storage medium available today. With much much higher read/ write speeds than the normal hard disks. Though they are not available in sizes as the normal hard drives sizes like 500GB, 1TB some people still prefer them due to their performance gain over the normal hard disks. SSDs are gaining momentum. They will go at a faster rate wen the prices starts to fall. When you utilize them you will be looking to get the maximum speed from them. Here is a way to Speed Up SSDs.

    A small utility called FlashFire can speed up the SSDs easily in Windows Xp, Vista and Windows 7.
    FlashFire uses the computer memory to speed up the read and write speeds of the SSDs. It is not clearly explained by the software manufacturer how it does so.
    But Flash Fire really works. It can speed up your SSDs and give a considerable amount of performance gain.

    Speed Up SSDs (Solid State Drives) EasilyThe program has slightly small limitations. FlashFire needs to be started with certain command line parameters.

    The command for starting FlashFire is flashfire.exe on to turn it on or flashfire n (n is the drive letter which FlashFire should speed up here it is the SSD).

    If you are using flashfire.exe on command line, you need to ensure that a SSD is the configured drive in the Windows Registry. You can Go to The Windows Registry and browse to


    and verify the drive number of the SSD (Solid State Drive).

    Also go to


    and verify that drive number is the value of the Disknum key.

    Using flashfire.exe off command line can shut down the program.
    You can notice the speed improvement on your SSDs after its installation and a reboot.
    Download FlashFire

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    Thursday, October 15, 2009

    Unlock iPhone 3G/3GS 3.12 Firmware with Ultrasn0w

    Earlier iPhone dev team has released the Pwnagetool to jailbreak iPhone 3G/3GS 3.12 firmware. Before proceeding with the iphone 3G/3GS with 3.1.2 firmware ,unlocking process, it needs to be jaibreaked. After you have jailbreaked your iPhone 3G you can use Ultrasn0w tool to unlock it. So here are the steps.

    How To Unlock iPhone 3G/3GS 3.12 Firmware with Ultrasn0w

    Unlocking iPhone3G or 3Gs with 3.12 firmware using Ultrasn0w Tool

    1. If you havent jailbreaked your iPhone, Follow this guide on How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G/3GS 3.12 Firmware

    2. Now go to Cydia and Choose Manage Tab.

    3. Select Sources, press Edit-Add and add the following address to it.

    4. Now search "ultrasn0w" in Cydia and install Ultrasn0w. After the Ultrasn0w installation of is completed on your iPhone, it will automatically unlock your iPhone 3G/3GS with 3.1.2 Firmware.


    Wednesday, October 14, 2009

    How To Copy/Backup Changed or Modified Files automatically

    Daily computer users make a lot of changes to their system. There can be mistakes that can happen such as accidentally overwriting an important file or accidentally deleting it. What ever be it we dont (most of us) usually are reluctant to make backups. This is seriously frustrating when we have a lot of files that need to be backed up, which are changed most often. So it is really a time consuming task backing up or copying the modified files, when they are in bulk. So here is a nice software than can help you out of this tedious job of backing up/copying only the changed or modified files automatically.

    How To Copy or Backup Changed or Modified Files automatically

    The copy changed files utility is a small tool that lets you to copy changed files from one directory to another.

    The program copies only the changed files, the non changed files will be left intact.

    Features of Copy Changed Files

    * Copy changed files only
    * Multi threaded
    * Append current date to destination directory for easy version maintenance
    * Set from directory
    * Set to directory
    * Set the from date, to scan for files changed after that date
    * Compare date AND time
    * Maintain directory structure in destination directory
    * Exclude files from copying, eg. thumbs.db
    * Automatically check for new version

    Screen Shot Of Copy Changed Files

    How To Copy or Backup Changed or Modified Files automatically

    The program doesn't needs to be installed, it just needs to be extracted and can be run directly.

    Download Copy Changed Files

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    How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G/3GS 3.12 Firmware in Windows

    The iPhone Dev Team has released the PwnageTool 3.1.4 to Unlock / Jailbreak the new iPhone 3.12 firmware for Mac users only. Well, that has been a disappointment for the windows users. So here is a small guide on How to Jailbreak the iPhone 2G, 3G or 3GS with 3.12 Firmware for windows users. You don't need to wait for the windows version of the PwnageTool or RedSn0w tool to be released.

    How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G or 3GS 3.12 Firmware in Windows

    How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G/3GS 3.12 Firmware in Windows

    1. You should have the Latest version of iTunes to be installed before starting. So Download Latest iTunes version if you dont have it.

    2. Now connect the iPhone to your PC using the USB port in the back of the CPU (Avoid USB hubs).

    3. Open up iTunes and sync all data with your pc. This is done to make iTunes take a backup of your important data.

    4. For Mac users a custom IPSW File is created by the Pwnage tool automatically. So as a windows users you need to download the suiting firmware first.
      Following are the files

      For iPhone 2G Users: “iPhone1,1_3.1.2_7D11_Custom_Restore”
      For iPhone 3G Users: “iPhone1,2_3.1.2_7D11_Custom_Restore”
      For iPhone 3GS Users: “iPhone2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Custom_Restore”

      Just Google for it. You will easily get it.

    5. After you have downloaded the required .ipsw file . Copy the file to the following location.

      For Windows Xp Users: “C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Update\”

      For Windows Vista Users:“C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates\”

      For Windows 7 Users:“C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates\”

    6. If you manually browse to the location then make sure you have "Show Hidden Files and Folders" option enabled to see those folders, as they are made hidden by windows automatically.

    7. Restart iTunes and make sure that you dont update your iPhone to 3.1.2 firmware using iTunes.

    8. Choose iPhone from the devices list in left sidebar of iTunes window.

    9. While Holding the left Shift button click on ” Restore “ option.

    10. iTunes will ask you to locate the custom downloaded firmware 3.1.2,Locate it and open the custom IPSW file you downloaded.

    11. That's it you have successfully Jailbreaked your iPhone 3.12 Firmware in Windows

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    Wednesday, October 7, 2009

    Get/Pin Show Desktop Option in Windows 7 Taskbar

    The Windows 7 Taskbar is certainly one of the most striking feature to be seen on Windows 7. It has got a lot more features than any other taskbar we have seen. Live Thumbnail Preview, Aero Peek, Jumplists etc are some of the feature that the Windows 7 Taskbar or the Superbar has. There is no need of explanation what the "Show Desktop" Option does in windows. It has got that magical ability to minimize all the opened windows and take us directly to the desktop. But with windows 7 the show desktop option disappeared from the taskbar and it was moved to the extreme right of the desktop which was called the Aero Peek Feature (of course it was Show Desktop for non aero). Since windows users have got used to the show desktop icon in the taskbar, here is a way to get/pin the Show Desktop Icon in the Windows 7 Taskbar Easily.

    Show Desktop is a Free Tool that will help you to get the Show Desktop icon on the Windows 7 Taskbar.

    Pin Show Desktop Option in Windows 7 Taskbar

    You can use this tool on other windows versions too although it was made for windows 7. After installing the utility just drag the Show Desktop Option to the Windows 7 Taskbar.[via jkwebtalks ]

    Download Show Desktop

    Also Read : Get the AERO Peek Effect of Windows 7 in Vista and Xp

    Get the AERO Snap Feature of Windows 7 in Vista and Xp

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    Saturday, October 3, 2009

    How To Find Similar Images with Certain Colors

    There can be many reasons for you to search for images in google. It wont be hard to find the desired images these days, as google has a plenty of search filters that will narrow down your search to pin point to right the image. Searching images will be a lot more easier if you can find similar images having a particular color. Lets see how you can do that by making a small tweaking in the google url.

    The Search Options/ Search Filters aren't displayed directly in the user interface of the search page. So here is how.

    Suppose you want to search for fruits and you have made a search for the term You like to have the images of red colored fruits like cherry, strawberry etc. So, Instead of thinking what are red fruits are there and searching them separately one by one, just add &imgcolor=red to the end of the url in the address bar of your browser so that it looks like this http://images.google.com/images?q=fruits&imgcolor=red and press [Enter].

    Find Similar Images with Certain Colors

    You can replace red with with "blue", "green", "orange", "purple", "yellow", "white", "teal", "gray", "pink", "black" and "brown" as per your needs.

    Go ahead and quickly find the images you want.


    Twitter List Feature - What is it ?

    Twitter is about to show off the list feature. In short it can be said as a simple alternative to Suggested User List feature. To make it more simple, the List feature in Twitter will help you to your followers into certain categories. The idea is to allow people to curate lists of Twitter accounts. Lets know this new list feature of twitter in detail.

    I think there wont be any one who doesn't know what are categories. You can create categories for your followers using this list feature. To make things more clear here is an example. You can create a list like favorite friends, celebrities, bloggers, geeks etc.

    These lists you create will be set for public viewing by default, but you can also set it to private if you dont want certain lists to be viewed by the public.
    Other people can now follow these categories or lists you have created.

    How To Use Twitter List Feature

    If the lists you have created is set to public, then other users can see a "Follow this List" button in it, so that they can follow this list too. And if the list are private they wont see the "Follow this List" button.

    If your question is how this list feature can perform? Lists have the potential to be an important new discovery mechanism for great tweets and accounts.
    With in a few days the platform tea will give out information on the Lists API. So the developers can add this list feature in your favorite twitter Applications too.