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When speaking about computer tutorials Windows must be the main topic or at least the major one. Everyone used or is currently using a Windows based system, this is why Windows topics are essential to us.

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The major part of this blog will be about software maintenance because daily errors, problems ... must be fixed because re-formatting your system should always be the last solution. Keeping your computer maintained is a necessity. So forget about Ctrl+Alt+Del because you won't need it.


Every tutorial, tips, tricks ... given to you will be presented by a step-by-step manner but we intend to keep our visitors happy and satisfied so we will be providing you with download links when it is necessary make sure to read to read our posts till the end.

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How to Make Firefox Load Faster

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Many advanced users prefer to use Firefox instead of Internet Explorer and Google Chrome and many other browsers but a huge number of Firefox users complain about the time that Firefox takes to load. This tutorial will help load your Firefox faster then before so follow me step-by-step and enjoy the difference when you finish.

1- Download UPX Here
2- Unzip it into your firefox installation folder (Usually it is: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox or C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox if you are a 64bit user)
3- Make sure firefox is not running
4- Open Command Prompt (click Start > type " cmd ")
5- Type this as a single line command and press Enter when you finish

for %v in (*.exe *.dll components\*.dll plugins\*.dll) do upx "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\%v"

6- If later you want to unpack the files just type in the command above but add the decompression switch " -d " after " do upx
7- Enjoy the difference.

Note: This method slash Firefox's slow load time by compressing the DLLs and executables. There are many choices for compression but I suggest you use UPX which is free efficient and time proven

This won't work for Waterfox the 64bit version of Firefox !!
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How To Install Windows 7 From A USB Key

Usually when you need to install a fresh copy of windows 7 or Vista, you insert the DVD, restart you computer and begin the process but what if you want ti install windows on a notebook with no optical drive? Well don't worry you can do it by using a USB key, this is how you can do it (It is very important to follow step-by-step)


1- 4GB USB Key
3- Windows 7 installation disc

Let's Begin

1- Plug in your USB key and back up any data stored on it
2- You need to format the USB before proceeding
3- After format process is done click Start and type cmd in the search field
4- When cmd.exe appears, Right-click > Run As Administrator

5- Type diskpart and press Enter (to enter the Disk Partition command line tool)
6- Type list disk and press Enter (to reveal a list of all your active disks each of which is associated with a number. Make a note of which one is your USB key, based on the capacity. In our screenshot below, our USB drive is Disk 6 (8GB)

7- Type Select Disk # and press Enter (Where # is the number of your USB disk. We typed Select Disk 6)
8- Type Clean and press Enter (removes any existing partitions from the USB disk, including any hidden sectors)
9- Type Create Partition Primary and press Enter (Creates a new primary partition with default parameters)
10- Type Select Partition 1 and press Enter (Focus on the newly created partition)
11- Type Active and press Enter (Sets the in-focus partition to active, informing the disk firmware that this is a valid system partition)
12- Type Format FS=NTFS and press Enter (Formats the partition with the NTFS file system. This may take several minutes to complete, depending on the size of your USB key.)
13- Type Assign and press Enter (Gives the USB drive a Windows volume and next available drive letter, which you should write down. In our case, drive L was assigned.)
14- Type Exit and press Enter (Quits the DiskPart tool)

15- Insert your Windows 7 install DVD into your drive, copy all of the files inside it to a folder on your Desktop. We put the disc contents in a folder named Windows 7

16- Run cmd as administrator again (like in step 4)
17- Now you need to locate the folder on your desktop holding the windows 7 content by using cmd. to do this follow me step-by-step
18- Right-click > Properties on your Windows 7 folder on your desktop

19- Near the location label is the path of your folder as shown in the picture above C:\Users\YOUR USERNAME\Desktop
20- Now back to the cmd, type cd\ and press Enter
21- Type cd users and press Enter
22- Type cd YOUR USERNAME and press Enter (you should enter your username, let's say the path of your Windows 7 folder is C:\Users\Geek Tutor\Desktop, then you should type cd geek tutor in this step)
23- Type cd desktop and press Enter
24- Type cd windows 7 and press Enter (replace windows 7 with the folder name that you chose earlier)
25- Type CD Boot and press Enter (This gets you into the boot directory)
26- Type Bootsect.exe /nt60 L: and press Enter (where L is the drive letter assigned to your USB key from previous steps)

Important: If you’re currently running 32-bit Windows Vista or 7, Bootsect will only work if you use the files from the 32-bit Windows 7 install disc. The Bootsect executable from the 64-bit version will not run in 32-bit Vista.

27- Now you need to copy all the files from the folder on your desktop (in our case Windows 7) and paste them into your USB Drive
28- Now your USB is ready, plug it into the target computer and don't forget to change the boot order by accessing the BIOS settings (by clicking F2 or F12 while booting). You should reorder the boot order by putting the USB as first device, now save the settings (click F10 then Yes) and restart your computer. The loading will start if you set the order in the correct way

Note: Some computers don't support booting USB drives first

This tutorial uses cmd.exe to create a bootable USB to install Windows 7/Vista, you can find many ready applications that will do all the above steps.
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Shorten You Links The Easiest & Fastest Way

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Sharing links on Facebook, Twitter, My Space or any other site is a daily action that everyone uses to show what they read, what they like on the internet or for any other purpose, but when your link is too long it becomes annoying to share and it might take some space so this why it is necessary to shorten such links. This tutorial will show you the easiest and fastest way.

1- Navigate to www.bitly.com

2- Copy and paste your long link in the box and click Shorten

3- Here you go a short link is given to you which you can use instead of the other long one, click Copy to copy the new short link and use it wherever you want

4- Enjoy your short link which take a short place on any website sponsored by bitly.com
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Download, Install, Register & Update Internet Download Manager (IDM)

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It is the number one download manager with no doubts and it the most used download manager. This is an application that you really want to install on your computer because not having it would be a big big mistake. This tutorial will help you download the latest version of IDM, install it, register it and update it when necessary.

Downloading & Installing IDM

1- Navigate to the download page of Internet Download Manager by clicking Here and download the latest version of IDM from their website.
2- After installing the application make sure to exit it before proceeding, to do this you should Right-Click on the IDM icon near the clock and click Exit

Registering IDM

3- Download the patch Here
4- Your antivirus might detect this patch as virus which is not, it is only an unwanted application that can do no harm to your computer so be sure that you can proceed without having any fears.
5- Extract the patch (Password: 123) and place it inside the installation directory of IDM (By default: C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager Or C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager for 64bit users)
6- Now you should run the patch as administrator, to do this Right-Click > Run As Administrator on the patch
7- Click Patch
8- If the patch displayed a message saying File Not Found! Search For It click Yes and browse for idman.exe in the installation directory of IDM. If the patch found idman.exe automatically you will be prompted to enter your FName (First Name) and your LName (Last Name) and click Ok
9- Now you are ready to use IDM the ultimate download manager

Updating IDM

After updating IDM to a newer version a message saying that IDM was registered with a fake ID will pop out on the screen click Ok then click Cancel when it requests a first name, last name, email and serial number. To register the application again you should repeat steps 5 till 9 form the registration category above.
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