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Best Internet Browser


It is a hard tsk to judge which is the best browser in current market. If this question was raised before an year, we had two options. Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Situations changed with the launching of  internet giant Google’s Chrome. Though it has to struggle in its intial days, it showed a big hike in its popularity graph. Whatsover, this can be said to lighted on the fight for best browser. Mozilla introduced many features and it reaches with the latest feature Sync, which enables to sync your bookbarks and preferences. This feature soon enabled in Chrome as well. Apple’s safari and Opera also tried to improve their perfomance by tweking.

All these time, Microsoft was standing like a lazy child which made a big fall in their Internet Explore’s graph. At last they realised they can’t compete any more without a change. They came with much awaited IE9 beta, with hardware acceleration and support for HTML 5. Though Mozilla and Google were started support for HTML 5, they didn’ t care much about hardware acceleration. (Though th word is pretty good in hearing it was not so in performance. ) No sooner IE 9 released, Mozilla came with Hardware acceleration. Google is yet to add this. But the most interesting fact is that, users have to off this hardware acceleration for smooth browsing.

So, I was just breifing about the past trends in browser market.  So out of these 5 browsers, viz. Firefox, IE9, Chrome, Safari and Opera, which is the best browser? We can blindly exclude Opera and Safari from this list right away. So left three, IE9 has candy look and more browsing area. But since it is in beta, you may have to use in compatibility mode. Also, this is not satisfactory as expected. Now left Firefox and Chrome. I dont want to say the drawbacks of Firefox, since I was a firefox fan for long time. Even in office I was using Firefox! 🙂

So i suggest or elect or nominate, whatever it is, Chrome as the best browser for a nominal user. How? I’ll explain the features briefly. Once of its best feature is that, it has address autocomplete. Yes, I agree, the same feature is with Opera, Safari and in IE9 with google search. But, if you do a thourough check, you can see Chrome has a powerful feature that it offers most perfect result. See the below figure.(Click to enlarge) Can you check with your browser if you are getting a result like this?

Another feature is that Sync. Chrome’s syc is so powerful that it even sync the extention to a synced browser. Also you can sync your themes too. Google Chrome’s latest release 7 is very powerful that it loads pages very fast, less time for opening browser, and many more. I personally suggest Google Chrome unless you are using any sites exclusively built for IE.

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ReadyBoost- Speed up your system using USB


ReadyBoost is introduced by Windows. Its main aim is to speed up Windows by means of using USB drives. It helps a system when it run or low memory. Using ReadyBoost capable flash drives allows Windows for cashing to service random disk reads with more performance provided by a typical hard drive. I dont want to explain more complex functions in background which may not be easy to digest. In a short, a ReadyBoost means a USB drive which is used for increasing the performance of Windows. Note, only Windows, not Ubuntu or Mac!

ReadyBoost Image

Before setting up a ReadyBoost, we can check the features and importance of a ReadyBoost device. According to Microsoft, a ReadyBoost device store cache data in 2:1 ratio. That is if Windows is storing 2 GB cache data in your USB drive, it is worth contain a data of nearly 4GB! One of the main ideas behind ReadyBoost is flsh drives has a very fast seeker time while comparing with hard drives. If you are using a laptop or notebook ReadyBoost can help you in two ways. Performance and Energy management. A typical laptop flash drive is of 4200-5400 RPMs. Allowing USB drives to cache, flash drive access can be reduced. Since this helps to spin down drive, battery power can be conserved.

ReadyBoost works with Windows 7 and Vista. Windows 7 allows to use upto 7 USB drives as ReadyBoost and to a maximum of 256GB in total. Now we can see how to setup a ReadyBoost device. A USB falsh device of minimum capacity 256 MB(250MB after formatting) and a maximum of 256GB can be used for this. However, if you are unsure of the capacity, no worries! Windows can help you in deciding whether your device is compatible.

Plug in your USB drive to your system. If you have an Autoplay you may see a dialogue box with an option to “Speed up my system”.

Autoplay

If you are not getting any messages, go to My computer. You can see your plugged device listed under “Devices with removable storage”. Right click on it and open properties. Select the tab “ReadyBoost” if available. Otherwise, your device is not supporting ReadyBoost.

If you are planning to use this drive for speeding up alone, you can select “Dedicate this device” option. Also, you can see the amount of memory Windows recommends to use. Select any of these option and press OK. At any time if you want to free up your USB from being used as ReadyBoost , you can chnage the option to “Do not use this device”

You can experience the performance of ReadyBoost while using using resource hungry utilities such as Photoshop.

Please note, do not remove USB drive without stopping the device. Otherwise it can either damage the system or USB drive.

Save videos from your internet cache files (Windows Users)


Everyone is familiar with playing videos over internet. Most of you are aware these videos are being played with the use of flash player. But are you aware that these files are being saved to your hard disk while you watching it!  These temp files will be automatically deleted once you close the browser. Some may remain undeleted until you perform a disk cleanup . These files are downloaded to a temperory folder which keep all temp browsing data. You can view these temp files by running the command %temp% in RUN box. If you are unsure of RUN box, press Windows key and R together which will launch Run box.  Run this command and you can view the temperory files there. Search for files beginning with name fla.

Directory

You can see a Save option on tool bar. But this will save the file in txt format which you can’t be played. Instead of saving, you can copy this item to some other folder. A simple logic, if this same file can be played over flash player in browser, can’t we play it again in our hard drive with a player which support flash player. Well, no need to think more, what you need to copy this file to somewhere else other than temp folder! You can do this by clicking on the button next to green play button. Define the location and save the file.

So, you have saved the file. Now you need to play it, no?! See if the saved file is recognized by any video players in your system. If no, right click on the file and select open with. Select the player to Real Player/GOM player/VLC player.

One of the best advantage is that, you dont need to download any video again. If you liked the video you watched, you can save it otherwise sweep it! This will help you to control your data usage until and unless you are on an unlimited broad band plan.

Well, hope this tip help you. Why are you waiting for? Try it right away.

Save Flash Videos From Internet Cache Files


Everyone is familiar with playing videos over internet. Most of you are aware these videos are being played with the use of flash player. But are you aware that these files are being saved to your hard disk while you watching it!  These temp files will be automatically deleted once you close the browser. Some may remain undeleted until you perform a disk cleanup . These files are downloaded to a temperory folder which keep all temp browsing data. You can view these temp files by running the command %temp% in RUN box. If you are unsure of RUN box, press Windows key and R together which will launch Run box.  Run this command and you can view the temperory files there. Search for files beginning with name fla.

This is the video file you are watching on browser. You can view this file on this temp folder, however, these files cannot be copied to any other folder directly since it is locked by the browser. You need to have a utility installed on your system to save these videos for further viewing. You can download this utility from here. Download and install this software. This software will automatically search for videos saved in your cache. You can use this software as below. 
Play the video on your browser. Open VideoCacheview, and it will automatically search for video files on cache. You can view the website from which video is being downloaded, its size(If you are streaming a video, you can view the file size is increasing), browser used to play the file, last used date etc..You can play the files from this software. (You may need to install GOM player for playing flash videos. Moreover it is a powerful video player which support almost all support and it compete with VLC Player. You can download GOM Player from here. ). 
You can see a Save option on tool bar. But this will save the file in txt format which you can’t be played. Instead of saving, you can copy this item to some other folder. A simple logic, if this same file can be played over flash player in browser, can’t we play it again in our hard drive with a player which support flash player. http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=tecare-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002Y27P3M&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrWell, no need to think more, what you need to copy this file to somewhere else other than temp folder! You can do this by clicking on the button next to green play button. Define the location and save the file. 
So, you have saved the file. Now you need to play it, no?! See if the saved file is recognized by any video players in your system. If no, right click on the file and select open with. Select the player to Real Player/GOM player/VLC player. 
One of the best advantage is that, you dont need to download any video again. If you liked the video you watched, you can save it otherwise sweep it! This will help you to control your data usage until and unless you are on an unlimited broad band plan. 
Well, hope this tip help you. Why are you waiting for? Try it right away. 
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ReadyBoost- Speed up your system


ReadyBoost is introduced by Windows. Its main aim is to speed up Windows by means of using USB drives. It helps a system when it run or low memory. Using ReadyBoost capable flash drives allows Windows for cashing to service random disk reads with more performance provided by a typical hard drive. I dont want to explain more complex functions in background which may not be easy to digest. In a short, a ReadyBoost means a USB drive which is used for increasing the performance of Windows. Note, only Windows, not Ubuntu or Mac!

Before setting up a ReadyBoost, we can check the features and importance of a ReadyBoost device. According to Microsoft, a ReadyBoost device store cache data in 2:1 ratio. That is if Windows is storing 2 GB cache data in your USB drive, it is worth contain a data of nearly 4GB! One of the main ideas behind ReadyBoost is flsh drives has a very fast seeker time while comparing with hard drives. If you are using a laptop http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=tecare-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003NE5K50&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifror notebook ReadyBoost can help you in two ways. Performance and Energy management. A typical laptop flash drive is of 4200-5400 RPMs. Allowing USB drives to cache, flash drive access can be reduced. Since this helps to spin down drive, battery power can be conserved.
ReadyBoost works with Windows 7 and Vista. Windows 7 allows to use upto 7 USB drives as ReadyBoost and to a maximum of 256GB in total. Now we can see how to setup a ReadyBoost device. A USB falsh device of minimum capacity 256 MB(250MB after formatting) and a maximum of 256GB can be used for this. However, if you are unsure of the capacity, no worries! Windows can help you in deciding whether your device is compatible. 
Plug in your USB drive to your system. If you have an Autoplay you may see a dialogue box with an option to “Speed up my system”.
 If you are not getting any messages, go to My computer. You can see your plugged device listed under “Devices with removable storage”. Right click on it and open properties. Select the tab “ReadyBoost” if available. Otherwise, your device is not supporting ReadyBoost.
If you are planning to use this drive for speeding up alone, you can select “Dedicate this device” option. Also, you can see the amount of memory Windows recommends to use. Select any of these option and press OK. At any time if you want to free up your USB from being used as ReadyBoost , you can chnage the option to “Do not use this device”
You can experience the performance of ReadyBoost while using using resource hungry utilities such as Photoshop. 
Please note, do not remove USB drive without stopping the device. Otherwise it can either damage the system or USB drive.

How to activate Windows 7 without a product key


Today I am going to give you some information related how to hack the activation process in Windows 7. Normally you need a product key, which is supplied along with the setup file. If you dont have a product key with you, you will see message at windows startup saying,”You might be victim of software piracy..”. This message will pop up unless you give a valid product id. Here is a trick to remove this alert.

Go to Google and search for RemoveWAT. Download this software and click on remove WAT button. You are done with. Close it and restart the system. You can see no annoying messages are popping up. !!

Also, you can restore this WAT at any time using this utility.

How to remove ubuntu from windows


Ubutnu is one of the finest OS and easy to install in windows. But it is not so easy if you have a rethink and wanted to remove. You may be required your windows installation package or CD for reinstalling your windows for removing Ubuntu. You may even lose your data! So what to do? Here I am giving you one of the safe and easy step to remove Ubuntu from your system.

While installing Ubuntu, windows’ native boot loader is overwritten with GRUB, which is the boot loader for Ubuntu. So if you delete the disk partition of Ubutnu, you will not be boot your system. So DON’T DELETE PARTITION blindly. Follow the below steps.

Go to google and search for EasyBCD, or you can download this software from here. It is an utility to create a boot loader, MBR(Master Boot Record), for windows. You can see a button in it to install windows 7/ windows vista boot loader. There is an option available for windows XP too. Select your windows version( XP/ 7/ Vista) and press on write MBR. Now windows boot loader is rebuilt! Not finished! Ubuntu is still there in your system. Now you can delete this partition as you have created Windows boot loader. Open Run and type diskmgmt.msc , which will open Disk Management window. You can see your disk partition here. Select the windows partition and right click on it. Then select delete volume. You can see an alert showing “this partition is not created by windows……”. Press OK. Now Ubuntu partition is deleted and that part is showing as free space. Right click on the partition left to that free space and select extend volume. Press next and finally finish it. You need not change any option or select anything. Now, restart your system and see your windows alone loading!!

Sometimes while you create your MBR using easybcd, there is a chance to lose your product id. Hence you need to activate it again. If you have the product id with you, enter it. Otherwise no worries. I will be explaining how to by-pass your windows activation without a product key.

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