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Putty settings

Putty is a popular ssh client for Windows OS. It also supports telnet and rlogin connections. It has many configurable options which are described below. Putty color settings: The default background color is black. If you want to set white background, Go to Window -> colours. Enable ‘Use System colors’. You can also modify the [...]

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In Windows 7, we can enable remote desktop as follows.  Open computer properties and click Remote settings. (Or you can execute sysdm.cpl from Run which opens up system properties window. click on Remote tab) select the second check button ‘Allow connections from computer running any version of remote desktop‘ . If the other machine which [...]

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What to do if your disk is filled up and you want to make some free space somehow? Well, this article explains different steps you can do to get more free space. 1. Run disk clean manager. This tool identifies certain categories of files which are least required. You can run your Windows without having [...]

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Microsoft download manager is not a well known product among Windows users but it’s very useful one. This allows one to download large sized files even with network interruptions. It automatically resumes the download when the network is back up. You can also manually pause and resume the download whenever you want to. Download Microsoft [...]

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We can log on to a Windows 7 computer with a finger swipe. The only thing you need to have on your laptop is a fingerprint scanning biometric device.  In this post we take you through how to configure finger print logon and the related settings for it. 1. First check if you have a [...]

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In Windows, when we delete a file, it’s actually moved to recycle bin instead of really being deleted from the disk. This provides a safe backup if we have deleted a file accidentally. This post tries to answer some frequently asked questions about recycle bin.  When I delete a file, it’s getting deleted immediately. I [...]

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The product key for Windows 8 consumer edition is : DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J This works for both x86 and x64 editions. For more information on downloading Windows 8 consumer preview edition, check out this post Windows 8 download

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Microsoft has announced the names of the Windows 8 editions it’s going to offer to users. There will be a total of 4 editions: Windows 8 Windows 8 Pro Windows RT Windows 8 Enterprise From the feature set comparison mentioned in this blog post, it looks like Microsoft has combined the home and home premium [...]

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OneNote files location

The notes we capture in Microsoft OneNote application is stored in files. These files are stored in the user’s Documents folder. The exact location is: C:usersloginidDocumentsOneNote Notebooks In the above folder,you can find a separate folder for each notebook you have.  Each of the note book folders will have a file (with the extension .one) [...]

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In Windows7, some times users see the following text  “Test Mode Windows 7 build 7600” on the desktop screen at the right bottom. On my Windows 7 SP1 computer this looks like as below. In Windows 7 RTM(i.e without SP1 installed), it shows the build number as 7600. The question you might have is ‘Why [...]

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