windows tricks

How to Dual Boot Windows 8 and 7 Easily

When Windows 8 was introduced I know you were eager to try it on your system, but you were nervous that you might experience some difficulties adjusting to the operating itself and you don’t want to format your drives because we know how tedious it is to install your applications and games and that would really consume a lot of time. If you really want to try the new OS of Windows, we suggest that you set dual boot instead. With this application you can try both OS without sacrificing for the need to format your drives.

How to Reset Windows Password via command line

I know most of us already experience a random blackout in our mind – it could be your ATM pin, email password, and even your Windows password. But you don’t have to panic as there also a solution to this if you can’t remember your password at all. All you need is a copy of the Windows installation disk and follow this step by step command line trick to reset your Windows password.

First, insert your installation disk then restart your computer. Once on the boot screen select the DVD ROM and proceed to “repair your computer” option from the lower left-hand corner.

Just follow through the steps until you get to the option to open the Command Prompt, which you’ll want to select.

You need to overwrite the Sticky Keys executable with the Command Prompt executable. Sticky Keys is an accessibility feature that allows a user to tap the Shift, Ctrl, Alt, or Windows key once to achieve the same effect as holding the key down.

When you are already there, type in the following command to back-up the original sticky keys file:

copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\

Then you’ll copy the command prompt executable (cmd.exe) over top of the sticky keys executable:

copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

Now you can reboot the PC.

How to Increase Your Internet Speed By 20%

I just want to share this simple trick that I’ve learned in my college days on how you can speed up your internet speed by 20%. FYI, Microsoft has set a default value of 20% for its reserved bandwidth which will be use “only” during Windows updates so if you are not the kind of user who always update their operating system then you might want to set this thing to 0. You can simply apply this trick by following the steps below:

Click Start then Run and type gpedit.msc

  1. A window will pop-up. This opens the group policy editor.
  2. Go to Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration
  3. Administrative Templates->Network->QOS Packet Scheduler
  4. Double click Limit Reservable Bandwidth
  5. Tick Enabled and use a value of zero on the Bandwidth limit.

This will allow the system to reserve nothing, thus you can use the full bandwidth for your browsing, gaming and streaming activities. This trick works on Win XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and as well as Win 2000.