Archive for the ‘Tips N Tricks’ Category

Install Windows 7 Beta from a USB Thumb Drive

In HowTo, Microsoft, Tips N Tricks, Windows Vista on February 2, 2009 at 3:42 pm

As the form factor of the laptops (read NetBooks) reduces in size it comes with certain drawbacks. One of the most prominent is the lack of an optical drive, for example, CD or DVD Drive. Of course, you can plug-in an external optical drive but that’s certainly an inconvenience. Instead why not make use of the USB ports that comes with those slim-line notebooks (NetBooks) and install software using, let’s say, an USB Thumb Drive.

Read from this detailed article at to learn how to prepare a USB Thumb Drive to install Windows 7 Beta from an USB Thumb Drive. It’s a 10 step process but the steps are pretty simple and well explained.


Use Windows Vista’s Parental Controls to keep track of your kids computer activities

In HowTo, Microsoft, Tips N Tricks, Windows Vista on January 14, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Windows Vista has implemented the Parental Controls the right way and it makes it so easy to configure parental controls to keep an eye on your kids’ computer activities. The list of things that you can keep track of ranges from the type of programs that your kids are allowed to run on a computer, the websites that your kids are allowed to visit and time limits so that your kid can only use the computer on certain times.

Read from this article at on how to make use of Windows Vista’s Parental Controls to keep track of your kids’ computer activities.

Print only what you want with HP Smart Web Printing

In Browser, Download, HowTo, Tips N Tricks, Tools on January 7, 2009 at 11:38 pm

You should read this article at to know about a fantastic tool that helps you save the environment by reducing the paper usage by printing only what you want on a webpage. HP Smart Web Printing tool is a simple tool that plugs into Internet Explorer or Firefox and helps you print what you want on a webpage rather than the whole web page itself.

Completely turn off UAC in Windows Vista

In HowTo, Tips N Tricks, Windows Vista on January 2, 2009 at 11:55 pm

We all agree that UAC is good and bad. Good in terms of security and bad in terms of usability. If you are the only user of your computer and if you know what you are doing with your computer then you should read this article on how to turn off UAC in Windows Vista. It is a simple trick and well explained at

A simple trick to speed up Firefox

In Browser, HowTo, IT, Technical, Tips N Tricks on December 28, 2008 at 6:18 pm

If you have a high speed internet connection why not make use of it to the max to get a better performance when you browse using Firefox. Follow these simple steps at to speed up Firefox.