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

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
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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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Shortcut to Show/Hide Hidden Files

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This tutorial will teach how to create a shortcut to show or hide hidden files on your computer. It's a simple visual basic script that will take effect immediatly after double-clicking on it. It's a fast way to show or hide your hidden files instead of navigating to control panel > folder options and choose to show or hide the files.

1- Open Notepad
2- Copy and paste the following code into notepad

Set sh = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
theKey = "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Hidden"
setHidden = sh.RegRead(theKey)
If setHidden = 1 Then
setHidden = 0
MsgBox "System and hidden files will no longer appear in Explorer.",64,"Hidden File Exchange"
setHidden = 1
MsgBox "System and hidden files will appear in Explorer.",64,"Hidden File Exchange"
End If
sh.RegWrite theKey,setHidden,"REG_DWORD"
Set sh = Nothing

3- Save it as anything.vbs (you can name it any name you choose as long as you don't include spaces and the extension must be .vbs (In the Save as type panel choose All Files, this is a very important step so the script is saved as vbs)
4- This works only on Vista/Seven when User Account Control (UAC) is disabled because it needs access to the registry.

How To Use It
Just double-click on the script, if you are showing your hidden files they will become hidden and vice versa. You should notice the change without restarting windows all you have to do if you noticed a delay is pressing F5 on your keyboard to refresh.

Download a ready-to-use hiddenfiles.vbs by clicking Here
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Recover Your Dial-Up Connection's Username & Password

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Although it does not happen very often, loosing or forgetting your dial-up connection's username or password is a problem that you might face which can make you nervous if you can't get in touch with the person who knows the correct username and password but don't forget that your computer stores the combination of username and password once you entered it the first time, you just need to find a way to tell the computer to display them for you this tutorial will help do that.

1- In this tutorial you will use a program called Dial-Up Pass
2- To download the application just click Here
3- Once the download process is finished double-click on the program
4- Here it is, every combination of username and password for every dial-up connection is displayed in front of you, all you have to do is save them as a precaution for the next time you forget it
5- We are using the 2.45 version of Dial-Up Pass because it is tested.
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How To Find Your Computer's Boot Time

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Ever wanted to know how much time does your computer take to boot? Is it slow or fast? This tutorial will help answer your question not just in the purpose of just knowing, you can benefit a lot from knowing your computer's boot time how? You can test how much time it takes to boot before and after installing an application such as an antivirus or any other app.

1- Open Notepad
2- Copy & paste the following code into notepad

Option Explicit
On Error Resume Next
Dim Wsh, Time1, Time2, Result, PathFile, MsgResult, MsgA, AppName, KeyA, KeyB, TimeDiff
MsgA = "Please close all running applications and click on OK."
KeyA = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\RestartTime\"
KeyB = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\RestartTime"
AppName = "Reboot Time Test"
Set Wsh = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
PathFile = """" & WScript.ScriptFullName & """"
Result = wsh.RegRead(KeyA & "Times")
if Result = "" then
MsgResult = Msgbox (MsgA, vbOKCancel, AppName)
If MsgResult = vbcancel then WScript.Quit
Wsh.RegWrite KeyA & "Times", left(Time,8 ), "REG_SZ"
Wsh.RegWrite KeyB, PathFile, "REG_SZ"
Wsh.Run "cmd /c Shutdown -r -t 00", false, 0
Wsh.RegDelete KeyA & "Times"
Wsh.RegDelete KeyA
Wsh.RegDelete KeyB
TimeDiff = DateDiff("s",Result,left(Time,8 ))
MsgBox "Your computer reboots in " & TimeDiff & " seconds", VbInformation, AppName
end if

3- Save it as anything.vbs (make sure you choose .vbs as extension for your file & don't include spaces if you choose a multiple words name for example if you choose to name it " boot time test ", you should enter boottimetest.vbs NOT boot time test.vbs)
4- In the Save as type choose All Files (Very Important !!)
5- Double-click on the file, you will be asked to save and close all your work because your computer is about to restart. Click Ok to restart
6- When windows starts again a message with the number of seconds your computer took to boot will be displayed on your desktop.

To download a ready-to-use boottimetest.vbs click Here
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Speed Up Any Torrent With Low Seeders

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Sometimes you will find a torrent file with low seeders so this post helps you squeeze out as many users as you can on a dead or dying torrent. This method will come handy when the seeders number is zero. In addition it helps to increase download speeds from healthy torrents.

1- Open uTorrent
2- Right-click on the slow torrent select Properties
3- There should already be a list of existing trackers, delete the list
4- Copy and paste the following to replace what you just deleted

5- Be sure that Enable DHT and Peer Exchange are checked
6- Click Ok to save the settings
7- Now if there are any public users on that torrent you will find them
8- Done

Note: the above list is compatible with uTorrent

If you are having problem with the list you can download it Here
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