Computer Tips

How to Speed Up Logging Into Windows

June 20th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Even with fast hardware and the newest operating system, logging into Windows can become painfully slow if there are a lot of programs that startup when Windows starts up. Note that I am not talking about how long it takes to boot Windows because that is a completely different beast. I’ve already written previously on speeding […]

Change or Spoof a MAC Address in Windows or OS X

April 2nd, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

mac address

Every NIC (Network Interface Card) has a unique MAC address (Media Access Control). This applies to all types of network cards, including Ethernet cards and WiFi cards. The MAC Address is a six-byte number or 12-digit hexadecimal number that is used to uniquely identify a host on a network. An example of a MAC address is […]

How to Turn On Auto-Complete in the Command Prompt

April 1st, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Do you use the command prompt on a daily basis? If so, I recently found a way to turn on auto-complete for the command prompt via a simple registry edit. When typing in long path names, simply type in the first few letters and then press TAB to autocomplete either folder or file names. For […]

How to Uninstall and Reinstall Windows Updates

March 31st, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Even though installing updates in Windows is an easy process, the mechanism in the background that manages it all is fairly complicated. There is also a lot of misinformation on the Internet about how to deal with problems relating to Windows Update. One of the biggest misconceptions is that all Windows updates can be installed […]

How to Avoid Problems Activating Windows After a Clean Install

March 23rd, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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If you are planning on doing a clean install of Windows on your PC, you will more than likely have to reactivate Windows, either online or over the phone. Normally, the online reactivation will work just fine as long as the hardware on your computer hasn’t changed very much since the OS was originally installed […]

Remove Desktop Background Wallpapers in Windows

March 21st, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Looking for a way to delete desktop wallpapers from your Windows PC? If you have ever changed the wallpaper in Windows, you’ve probably noticed the ridiculous number of useless wallpapers that come with the system by default. I have NEVER used any of the built-in wallpapers and therefore wanted to figure out a way to delete them […]

Ultimate Guide to Backing Up and Restoring the Windows Registry

March 20th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Windows stores just about everything that makes it work in a hierarchal file-based database called the Windows Registry. The registry contains all the configuration settings for the operating system, programs, services, components and pretty much everything else. Everything from the size of the icons to the color of the taskbar is stored there. The registry is […]

Best Free Ways to Convert BMP to JPG

March 18th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Have an image in BMP format that you need to convert to JPG/JPEG format? There are many different ways you can convert between different image formats and in this post I’ll mention the simplest and easiest ways that I know of. These days you won’t really see as many images in BMP or Bitmap format […]

4 Ways to Find GPS Coordinates for Any Location

February 28th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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There are certain occasions when you need the exact coordinates for a specific location, but most map applications don’t show that kind of data front and center because it’s not something that is needed very often. I’ve learned that getting the GPS coordinates can be very handy if your GPS device can’t find a specific address. […]

How to Open UIF File

February 27th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Have you recently downloaded a UIF file and now want to mount it so that you can view the contents? A UIF file is actually a MagicISO CD/DVD image file. The file can contain documents, photos, videos, etc. In order to view the contents, you have to first mount the UIF image file. There are […]