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Computer repairs geeks are facing another Monday. And although it is gloomy and threatening of really bad weather, there is no reason why it cannot be a fantastic Monday. And all those Monday haters among you will just have to cope with my Pollyanna attitude today.

Geeks have been installing countless cloud computing systems as of late. Everyone, it seem, is seeing the benefits of cloud. Rather than installing costly software on your computer it is now the preferred option for may to just run applications in the cloud. Continue reading “Computer repairs blog update Cloud computing” »

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The world of computer repairs is full of quirks. Here is one for your Thursday. A Japanese refrigerator manufacturer is on a mission to make us happy about about our appliances. They have developed a smile-activated refrigerator – reall dream of some Denver fridge repair man. The fridge will not open unless you show its your pearly whites. The new system  is called the “The Happiness Counter,” encourages smiling in our every day lives. The contraption works  with built-in Sony CyberShot digital camera that has smile-recognition technology and a light sensor, it can detect when a smile has been flashed and unlocks the door to find the best meat with halal certificiation in Australia. Although you would be forgiven to think that this would cure your late night feeling depressed kind of eating habits, it is still possible to open the refrigerator even if you do not smile — you just have to pull on that door a lot harder. And Nigella Lawson will not have anything to worry about as that woman seems to have a perpetual grin when food is about. (Yes, I have been watching a few of Nigella videos lately) “We feel that the happiness counter will naturally encourage the act of smiling in the multitude of daily frustrations, thus enhancing a positive mood and the communication of people,” a spokesperson for the company said in a promotional video. How commendable! I hope you enjoyed this update on the weird a geeky in computer repairs world.

computer repairs wierd and geeky smile activated fridge

Smile to eat

 

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Hello lovely people, and welcome to computer repairs blog :)

Did you know you can install Windows 7 and use it for 30 days without a license key? What you might also not know is that the 30 day trial can actually be extended to a trial mode of 120 days and again also without a key. And you do not need to urgently call Kim Dotcom or your speed dial computer repairs geek to accomplish this. Continue reading “Computer repairs blog on How To Prolong the Windows 7 Trial from 30 to 120 Days” »

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Hello lovely people  and welcome to computer repairs blog:)

Are you tired of the way certain keys in your system work? What about the*Caps-Lock* key? Did you know you can re-map it so it will function as a different key, you can do that by using a registry hack.  If you are all sweet with that, go ahead. If you are looking for an easier way, read on as that is exactly what this computer repairs blog is all about.

Continue reading “Computer Repairs Blog on How To Map Any Key to Any Key on Windows 7 or Vista” »

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Hello lovely people :)

In this entry of the computer repairs blog we will discuss how to share files and printer between Windows 7 and XP. Sounds good? Read on!

If you have a home network and you are running Windows 7 but still have XP on your other computers, you might like to share files between them. That would be handy, woudn’t it? This is how you can do it.

Generally, it is a very easy process to share folders between the two Windows 7 machines using the new *HomeGroup* feature. As you have already discovered, otherwise you would not be reading this,  the HomeGroup feature does not talk to Windows XP or Vista. To get over this hurdle, wisely created by smart Silicon Valley computer repairs and other distinguished geeks you need to do the following:

Step 1 – make sure both machines are members of the same Workgroup which by default is named Workgroup.

Then on your Windows 7 machine, go to – Control Panel All Control Panel Items Network and Sharing Center then click on Change advanced sharing settings.

 

You will need to double check these settings under Advanced Sharing Settings for the Home or Work and Public profile.

If you wish for any user to have access the public shares turn off password protection.  You will be able to find this in Advanced Sharing Settings toward the bottom of the list.

If you need to keep it enabled make sure there is a log in account for the other XP machines and they have a password.

Go into Network in Windows 7 you’ll now see your XP machine and the Windows 7 as well which in this case is Mysticgeek-PC. (Thanks to a famous geek on the internet :)

If you want to share the printer on the Windows 7 machine, go into Devices and Printers from the Start menu and double click on the printer icon. This is easy.

Next double click on *Customise your printer*.

In the Properties screen that will pop up once you select the Customise your printer option click on the Sharing Tab and check the box to share the printer and type in its share name.

If your XP machine is an x86 OS you can install Additional Drivers before setting up the XP machine.

To see the shared folders and devices double click on the Windows 7 machine icon under Network.  Here you can see the printer connected to our Windows 7 machine is shared and also the Users Folder.

 

Continue into the Users folder and *Public* to see the shared folders, here we have also created a folder called XP Share just to keep everything in a central location.

Go over to your XP machine and open up *My Network Places* to find the Windows 7 (mysticgeek-pc) shared folder.

 

Double click on the Share folder to see the list of all shared folders in the Public folder on Windows 7.  If you have password protected – you will need to type in the username and password of the user account on the Windows 7 machine first.

And this is how to set your Windows XP computer with a Shared Printer

Step 1 -  Go into Printers and Faxes from the Start menu to set up the shared printer in XP and start the Add Printer Wizard.

Now select *A network printer or a printer attached to another computer* then click Next.

Next select *Connect to this printer…* and type in the path for the printer connected to the Windows 7 machine and click next.  

Now click Yes!!!!  :) to the confirmation message.

 

Then click Finish the printer to install and complete the Wizard.

In some cases you may need to install the x86 XP drivers for the shared printer because the Windows 7 drivers are not compatible with XP.  When everything is installed open up Printers and Faxes to find the shared printer.

 

These tips should help you to start sharing your files and other devices with your Windows 7 PC. When we first started we could see the printer on XP straight away as we had a HomeGroup set up, but when that was deleted we needed to share our printer just as you would in a *WorkGroup*. You may find you also have to do a few restarts on the Windows XP computer for it to see the shared resources on Windows 7.

Well, now that you have done it, delete the computer repairs geeks number from your speed dial because you are awesome!

Over and out

MobileGeekette

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Hello lovely people :)

In this entry of the computer repairs how to blog we will talk about disabling power management on Windows 7. This trick also works for Vista.

Since you are reading this, I take it that there is a good chance that when using computer you do not fancy it going into sleep mode on its own accord. This has happened, people.  It is especially true if you are running Vista or Windows 7 in a virtual machine just for testing purposes. (just keep reading if you did not get this last sentence, not essential)

Your Step 1 will be this – Click the *Power Icon* and then open the *More Power Options*

Under the “Additional plans” section, pick High Performance, then “Change plan settings”:

Simply change everything to “Never”, and do not forget to save the changes or you will need to start again:

This is how you do it in Vista

Step-1 - Go to the Control Panel.

Pick  the System and Maintenance link:

Then open the Power Options link:

Your choice should be High Performance:  

Well, there you go. I hope your DIY computer repairs efforts have worked out well for you :)

Over and out

 MobileGeekette

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We have already talked about the creating a context menu for copying text. In our today’s computer repairs blog we will discuss how to create a context menu item to copy a list of files.

We can actually do this with some registry user tricks and command line utilities. It is even possible for you to hide the menu item behind the Shift/Right Click menu as well. Pretty cool?

This is how you do it.

Step 1 –  hold down Shift and right-click inside any folder, including the Desktop, and you’ll see the new “Copy List to Clipboard” item.

Or you can also hold down the shift key and right-click on a folder. This will let you  see the “Copy List to Clipboard” menu item:

Now you will see a list of files on the clipboard, just like this one:

You willnotice it is a simple file list. It has no file size or any other information.  If you want to get the rest of the information you could simply modify the registry hack to eliminate the /b switch

What we are actually doing here is making a menu item that will open a command prompt (I am sure this is familiar to all of you), run the dir /b command (for a clean directory listing), and then pipes that into the clip.exe utility built into Windows 7 and Vista.

First we browse down to the following registry key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTFoldershell

We create a copylist key, and then the command key beneath that. The default value for copylist is set to “Copy List to Clipboard”, and then we set the default key for command to our command line:

cmd /c dir “%1″ /b /a:-d /o:n | clip

You can use the same thing from a command prompt, or in your own scripts… just replace %1 with the directory you are trying to get a listing of.

For all the Windows XP users out there,  you can download clip.exe from Microsoft. Just save the file in the Windows directory.

Hope this helps with your computer DIY and computer repairs efforts.

Over and out

MobileGeekette

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Hello lovely people :)

In this entry of our computer repairs How To blog we will talk about creating a context menu Item to copy a text file to the clipboard.

This trick is particularly good for those people who, like me, like to  keep a lot of information stored in text-format files on the drive. You no doubt know the protracted process of doing it the ‘normal way’ but, what if you could do it with a simple context menu item instead?

You can do this just that by using a little registry hacking and the clip.exe utility that comes built into Windows 7 and Vista and, as a handy bonus you can also hide it behind the Shift + Right-Click. This trick will allow you not to waste space on the menu unless you hold down the shift key.

This is how you do it.

Simply hold down the Shift key and right-click on a text file, and you’ll see a new item for “Copy to Clipboard”:

You now have all the information on the clipboard ready for easy pasting into whatever application you’d like:

Windows XP users, go ahead and  download  clip.exe from Microsoft. Just save the file in the Windows directory.

Manual Registry Hack (for .txt files)

Go to the search or run box, or start menu and open up regedit.exe, and then browse down to the following key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTtxtfileshell

Below each file type in the registry (for instance txtfile), there is a shell key with a list of actions under it. For example, we will create a new key called “*copytoclip*, and then a key under it called “command”. Set the default value of “copytoclip” to something useful that describes what it is – like *Copy Contents to Clipboard*, and then set the default value of*command* to something less human friendly by great for your machine like the following:

cmd /c clip < “%1″

What we are doing is running a command prompt (you have all heard of these and used them more than once). If you feel comfortable operating in this mode, you can use the same trick for other file types.

Well, I hope this has helped in you computer DIY efforts but if you are lost give out computer repairs boys and girls a call and they will sort you out.

Over and out

MobileGeekette

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