Turning your Wi-Fi card into a Virtual Wireless Router

Share Your any Internet Connection very easily and quick!!!!wifi logo

All thanks to Manash for giving me this liberty to rampage his blog.

Okay, so my last month was quite frustrating…I could not find a way to share my broadband connection with my new Android Phone-Motorola MB511(AT&T),  for my initial MotoBlur account setup process and staidly there was no freaking way to bypass it :((. If only I had a wireless router :(( !!!. Nevertheless a few researches on Google revealed the fact that we can actually use a Wi-Fi card as a virtual wireless router under Windows 7!! :)).  Literally, there are many softwares available on the net that makes this simple task even simpler but then we all love the command prompt(the geek’s way).. don’t we ???.

Here’s how we do it using the command prompt….

  1. *Turn on your Wi-Fi
  2. *Start your command prompt as Administrator and punch the commands below
  3. =>netsh wlan set hostednetwork ssid=TechDiarywifi key=1234567890
    *where “TechDiarywifi” is the name of the wi-fi Access Point and “1234567890” is the passkey of the wifi AP.
  4. *Now open Control Panel>Network and Internet> Network Connections and you will find a new Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter (Wireless Network Connection”X”) where “X” is a number that will depend on the number of network connections that you have. In my case it is “2” & hence Wireless Network Connection 2.
  5. *For sharing your broadband connection over this hosted network click on your Broadband LAN Connection properties > Click on “Sharing” tab at the top. Under Internet Connection sharing, check the option “Allow other users to connect through this computer’s internet connection”.
  6. *Now we can start our hosted network. On command prompt type
  7. =>netsh wlan start hostednetwork
  8. **Sharing your internet connection is now easy. Just turn on the Wi-Fi  on your android phone/tablet/lappy/netbook (generally the client device from where you want to connect to the “TechDiarywifi” network that you have created). Give it a few minutes before it detects your Wi-Fi network and then enter your password to login. 
  9. *To stop the hosted network at any point type in=>netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
  10. Using this process you can share any internet connection over Wi-Fi !!( even you’r USB dongle’s internet connection via your Laptop Wi-Fi !!).

Make almost any ISO USB bootable in a minutes…

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Now a days all the computers have a native support for USB booting i.e. you can install or run Operating system from a USB drive.

There are many ways to do so, but what my personal choice is UNetbootin, it’s a very powerfull utility through which you can convert any ISO files or image files to make it boot or start from the USB drive instantly without burning to a physical media(saving time and cost).The best part is it support almost all the latest Linux Ditribution as well as rescue CD’s…

What you will need :
Download the latest version from here .

STEPS:

1. Run UNetbootin as Administrator or if you are on windows XP just start it like any other application.

2.Now, select the second option Diskimage and choose ISO from the dropdown list and select the browse(…) button just next to it and select your ISO that you want to create.


 

3.Now select the type USB and then select your drive letter carefully for the USB drive and Click OK.

Now, grab some fresh air and your drive is ready!!!!!!!!!

How to take ownership and reset ntfs file system security in windows 7

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If you have recently upgraded your windows or re-installed windows 7 then you

might be getting the annoying prompt about “You don’t have currently access to the following folder bla bla..” i.e. a file ownership and permissions related issues. So will tell you how to fix this in a simple way.

It is because of Windows 7 has implemented some security mechanism to prevent file or folder modification by not allowing users other then owner of file or folder to access it. So if you need to access, modify or delete such files or folder you Firstly, need to take ownership then assign rights or permission to respective users.

STEPS TO TAKE THE OWNERSHIP IN WINDOWS 7:

  1.  Right click on file or folder and select “Properties” from pop up menu.security and permissions tab
  2. Click on Security tab.
  3. Click on “Advance”.
  4. Now click on “Owner tab” in Advance Security Settings for User dialog.Owner tab on Advanced security window
  5. Click on Edit Button and select “Other user or group” Click Find Now. Select the Administrators group or your user that you want to give permissions for and then “click OK”.other users or groups
  6. Now select User/group that was selected on step-5 and check “Replace owner on subcontainers and objects” then click apply and ok.
  7. Click ok when Windows Security Prompt message is displayed.
  8. Now You are the owner and now click “Ok” to exit from Properties windows.

After you have taken the ownership the next step is to Granting Permissions to that folder.

STEPS TO GRANT ALL THE PERMISSIONS IN WINDOWS 7

  1. Right click on file or folder and select “Properties” from Pop-up Menu.
  2. Go to the “Security” Tab and select the user or group that was made on first post above and click “Edit”.
  3. Now Select Allow checkbox on the Full Control, then click Apply OK.

Voila!! Now you have access to all files of folder in windows 7 with full permissions.

CPU Information Database

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Hi, there is a great news!!.. It’s CPU DB…..

Did you ever wanted to know more about your processor or CPU then we got really awesome database. Here you will find all the necessary information and architecture about your CPU. It is really help-full if you are going to make your own Custom killer gaming PC or a Powerhouse monster for your home or personal.  CPU DB will fit all your needs. It can even help you to get your processor overclocked… Hope you enjoy.. CPU DB.

Installing “Mac OS X 10.6” “Snow Leopard” in any PCs without a hassle

Installing Mac OS X 10.6.6 i.e. “Snow Leopard” on any non apple h/w PCs has never been so Easy
A very step by step process Guide for all level geeks(i.e. the lucky 9 steps guide)

difficulty:[noobs/Advanced]

First install it as a virtual machine;
if it works then I will tell you wht exactly you need to do for preparing your own custom distro with the kexts from the virtual machine into the USB.
Very firstly:
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Create a virtual machine instance that runs OSX 10.6.6 on VMWARE Workstation on Windows PC.
1.
First download these two things:
Pre-requisites / Downloads:
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VMware Workstation 7(preferred)
Mac OSX 10.6.6 Vmware Image(preffered)

Secondly:
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Running Mac OSX 10.6.6 in VMWare Workstation, if you already know to work with VMWare then it will not be tricky or if you need help do post in comments.

2. Launch VMWare Workstation and Select “Open Existing VM or Team”
Unzip downloaded file and Browse and Select MacOs10.6.6 (If it asks you to “Take Ownership”, do so.(because of the UAC settings))
For the first Run, do not change settings, just Power on the virtual machine.
e.x.: Select “Moved it” if you get a prompt about virtual machine files.

3. At run time, you would see the empire EFI screen, click on the screen so that you are “In” the virtual machine(e.g. Fullscreen) and Press F5.

4. Using your directional keys on the keyboard, press the “Left” arrow to chose the “mac” named hard drive.

Here comes the Language Settings:——
5. On arrow pad again, hit the “Down” arrow. Go down once more to the
“Boot Verbose” option.

6. On the bottom of Mac desktop, hit the gear looking icon (system preferences.)
7. In the top category select the thing that looks like a flag. Click and drag English to the top.

8. Go to next tab and choose the top two tabs to “U.S. English” and “English (United States).”

9. When done, log out. On next login it will ask you password. Just hit enter, there’s no password set.
Enjoy.!! Now you are now up and running Mac OSX in Vmware.

You can configure settings for your virtual machine on next boot.
Tweak your RAM and Video RAM settings for faster processing especially the VRAM settings as needed.

If you do need the DL links then do comment:

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Download VMWare from here, Select Full from the list to make it faster.
Download the VMWare Image from here.

and do comment if it is dead or for any assistant.

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Remove Windows Genuine Advantage Notification for all Windows XP/Server2003/Windows7/ Server2008R2

Windows Genuine Advantage

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Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) is an anti-piracy system created by Microsoft that enforces online validation of the licensing of several recent Microsoft Windows operating systems when accessing several services, such as Windows Update, and downloading Windows components from the Microsoft Download Center. In Windows 7, WGA is renamed Windows Activation Technology.

For Windows XP (Do It Yourself process):(it supports 2003 Server also)(noobs)

Steps to remove wga notification

  1. Start Windows in safe mode i.e. Start your PC and press F8 before loading of windows and select safe mode from the list.
  2. Open Task Manager(Ctrl+Shift+Esc) or Right click on taskbar then select Task Manager.
  3. Now Click on the processes Tab.
  4. Now Find the processes that is name with wgatray.exe, Right Click on it and select End process Tree. Click Yes.
  5. Now Open My Computer,
  6. Go to Tools>Folder Option>View,
  7. Select “Show Hidden Files and Folders” and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files option”.folder option
  8. Now Delete “WgaTray.exe” from “c:\Windows\System32” and “c:\Windows\System32\dllcache” i.e. from both of the locations.
  9. Now open RUN dialog box and type regedit.(i.e. Start>Run) and click ok.(It will run Registry Editor).run dialog
  10. Browse or go to the following location:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notifyregistry editor
  11. Delete the folder named “WgaLogon” and all its contents from their(i.e. from registry editor)

For Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2:

  1. Their is a very simple process for Windows 7 .
  2. Just download the tool from here and extract it using Winrar or 7zip.
  3. Now Right Click on the file and then select Run as administrator.
  4. After that click on RemoveWAT.
  5. Its will ask for restart of your pc and it is done…

Download WGA remover  from here.
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Got a new Laptop or net-book that came with pre-installed drivers, but you are going to upgrade or re-install the O.S. but don’t have a driver CD or your driver CD is missing? Then here is a easy way of backing up all of your original installed drivers (OEM drivers) and restoring with a few clicks! Means you don’t have go to your manufactures websites for downloading all the drivers each time your’e re-installing.
So, here is a tool that can backup all your drivers and restore when needed.It works on your most favorite version of Windows i.e. XP/Vista/7.
Just download Double_Driver and extract it to your desired location and run it(by double clicking on dd), and just follow the step by step process.

BACKING UP Process:

  1. Firstly Go to Backup by clicking on it. Step1Overview
  2. Now click on Scan Current System, it will automatically select all the drivers installed, except Microsoft(i.e. bundled with the OS).Step2_Overview
  3. Now Click on Backup Now, Step3_Overview
  4. Now it will ask for where to save the backup file and the output type, Select your desired location by clicking on browse and then select Compressed zip (because it is more secure from viruses and will take less space).Step4_Overview

RESTORING Process:

  1. Now Click on Restore Restoring the first stepand then Click on Locate Backup as displayed above.
  2. Now Click on Compressed Zip and select your backup file(.zip) that you saved earlier and Click OK Final Step
  3. All Done, Reboot your PC and enjoy start using your PC as it was in factory condition.

*Note: you will need a utility to extract the file like Winrar,7zip.
Download Link for Double_Driver here

Taking backup of all your device drivers before re-install of windows or if you don’t have a drivers CD provided