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When you try to start the Windows Firewall service in a Windows XP Service Pack 2 computer, the following error may occur:
Could not start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service on Local Computer.
Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.
Also, the following event may be recorded in the Windows Event Log:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7023
Computer: read more
Written by Tony on September 25th, 2008 with no comments.
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All of you know that Windows Vista can be installed only on NTFS partitions by default.By a complicated trick we can install Windows Vista on a FAT32 hard disk drive partition.I prefer not to do this trick and Tomstricks.com is not responsible for any incidents caused by this tweak.The steps for this trick is given below:
Install Windows Vista as normal on a NTFS hard disk drive partition.After installing Windows Vista don’t install anything like device driver’s, software read more
Written by Tony on September 25th, 2008 with 1 comment.
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Occasionally, device manufacturers and wireless carriers will offer major “ROM upgrades” for the Windows Mobile devices they market. When they do, they provide you with an installation file (on CD or downloadable) that walks you through the process, step by step. To avoid problems, follow these instructions to the letter.
Here’s how to do it:
The problem with performing ROM upgrades is that the instructions that come with it may not be so clear or are far too generic. If you botch a read more
Written by Tony on September 24th, 2008 with no comments.
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The new Internet Sharing feature in Windows Mobile 6 claimed that it saves lots of hassles to share a 3G/GPRS internet connection from a PDA or mobile device running on WM6 to a laptop or computer. But it was a bad experience for me. It took hours for me to make it work.
Before you even try to do this, you should make sure that your PDA or mobile device can browse the web with its 3G/GPRS. If it’s not working, you should ask your mobile service provider to get the configuration right. read more
Written by Tony on September 23rd, 2008 with no comments.
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This type of worm hides itself as SCVHOST.EXE or SCVHOSTS.EXE so it will look like the legitimate Windows program SVCHOST.EXE. This type of virus usually spread through Yahoo Messenger. This virus is also known as W32/YahLover.Worm.gen and Win32/Autorun.R.worm. One way to avoid infection from this virus is to ignore any invites from unknown friends.
This virus/worm installs to Windows Vista/XP itself in autorun.inf and once double click it will spread itself unto your system. Furthermore, it read more
Written by Tony on September 20th, 2008 with no comments.
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Like Windows XP,Microsoft Windows Vista uses indexing of data to speed up computer operations. In Windows Vista the indexing is not just limited to files and folder, but extends to the indexing of e-mails and attachments. This of course makes searching files and e-mails in Outlook a lot faster.
Indexing the e-mails and attachments in Outlook can actually also be a bottleneck to Windows Vista performance. If you have a very large mailbox, the indexing process takes more and more time. As a read more
Written by Tony on September 19th, 2008 with no comments.
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Wireless routers are manufactured by several companies like DLink,Linksys,Netgear etc. These Wireless routers provide NAT (Network Address Translation).The Wide Area Network (WAN) connection on the back of the router is for your DSL or cable modem. With home users purchasing several computers for a household, wireless laptops and PDAs are becoming common place, so wireless home network use is booming.
Steps to Set Up a Wireless Network
The first step you should take to setting up a wireless read more
Written by Tony on September 18th, 2008 with no comments.
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