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You Don't Have Administrative Rights To Run The Command & Make Sure You Are in Administrative Account

At least once in your life you might have encountered the error message You don't have administrative rights to run the command and make sure you are in Administrative account while running certain DOS commands on DOS window. The funny part is, you are already logged in to administrative account. Though you are logged in to admin account, DOS is not able to run certain commands due to lack of admin privileges. One of the major reasons to get this error message even though you are in administrative account is User Account Control issues. In this article we can check the reasons and solution for the error message.



Reason For Error You Don't Have Administrative Rights To Run The Command

To run certain codes on DOS, User Account Control requires us to start the command prompt as an administrator. So the solution for the error message you don't have administrative rights to run the code and make sure you are in Admin account is to execute DOS on your computer as admin.

Steps to…

Unlock Secret Windows Administrator Account Using Windows Hack

Not so many users are aware of the default administrator account present on their computers. This default admin account is created while installing Windows on their computer. In most cases it is not password protected especially in  Vista and XP. So it is important to assign a password to ensure the safety of your computer. This tutorial explains how to unlock the hidden default admin account available on a Windows computer. If you do not set any password for it while installing Windows 8 and 7, it will be unprotected without password. However, this tutorial just focus on introducing the concept of secret Windows user login on every computers and the Command Prompt trick to enable or disable it.

How to Find Secret Profiles
Before explaining how to activate secret profiles on a laptop, let us learn how to get the list of all Microsoft profiles. We can print the entire Microsoft OS profiles on DOS window using net user. To run this code, you have to start DOS window as administrator. Ty…

List Of Free Proxy Software and Web Proxy Servers To Browse Anonymously

Proxy server is a middle man acting between your computer and the web server. For example if you are accessing Google from your computer using a proxy named X, your computer is not receiving information directly from Google but X is receiving services and send it back to your computer. So naturally the web server does not know your computer and it thinks it served X. So by using a proxy server, theoretically you can browse anonymously and also help you to bypass firewall restrictions too. This guide gives a short introduction of Proxy Servers with a number of popular server addresses. There are two types of Proxy services.
client based (Software Installed on your PC)

Web based proxy servers (No is software installed on your PC) If you are expecting high anonymity, you must go for premium servers but for normal users web based proxy server is enough. Here I give a list of free popular servers.

1. Client Based

Please note that some proxy software products might contain malware and use…

How to Add a Wireless Router to Cable Modem and Share Restricted Broadband

Cable broadband is as popular as DSL broadband but the steps to add a WiFi router to both connections are different. This article explains the steps to add a wireless router to a cable modem to extend the network. Modern cable modems have WiFi feature but if you are using standard one without WiFi feature, you can use this guide to add WiFi to your current home or office network. Here I use a cable modem, Linksys WiFi router, one desktop PC and a laptop to demonstrate the configuration.

Current Network Diagram

Without telling the current network diagram, I cannot explain the procedure. I have a cable modem connected to my desktop PC. MAC address of the Desktop is registered with my cable broadband company and I do not think they want to share the Internet connection with other devices in my home. Now I want to share this restricted Internet connection to my laptop without registering the MAC address of the laptop.  I have bought a Linksys router for this purpose and want to extend the…

Basic Wireless Connection Troubleshooting Guide

This tutorial is a complete guide to fix almost every wireless connectivity issues on a computer. If you face issues like Wireless Network not found or Windows cannot found any wireless networks, I recommend you to follow the steps provided in this guide in the same order listed here.

Make sure there is a WiFi broadcast

If there is no broadcast, you may follow the instructions provided in the link below.
No SSID Broadcast From Access Point

Check whether WiFi adapter is configured properly.

Start WZC

Make sure that the service Wireless Zero Configuration (for Windows XP) or WLAN AutoConfig (Later Windows versions) is started on your computer. If you do not know how to start these services, follow the instructions provided in the links below.
Start WLAN AutoConfig

How to Start WZC

Refresh Wireless Network lists

This step is valid for Windows XP only.

Double click on the WiFi Icon on the system try (a PC propagating radio signals)

Click on View Wireless Networks

Click on the option Refresh Net…

Images Are Disabled On Mozilla Firefox Browser

Right now Firefox is one of the most popular browsers available. This tutorial is the part of our Firefox browser tweaks articles and here we explain the steps to disable images on Firefox browser. The same procedure can be followed if you are facing issues with viewing images on it. Steps to disable and enable photos on Firefox can vary depends on the different version running on your computer. If you are using a slower Internet connection and do not want to use the precious bandwidth to load unnecessary pictures on a web page, you can prevent the browser from loading them. Another scenario is where you are not seeing any pictures on web pages loading. There is a chance of accidental blocking of pictures. Follow the instructions below if you are having trouble loading Images on it.

Failed to Load Images On Firefox Browser Start browser

Press [Alt] and [T] buttons to load Tools option


Click Options


Check the box near Load Images Automatically


Click OK and refresh the pageAfter refreshing th…

How to Configure Huawei MT880 CPE & MT882 CPE Modems

Huawei MT880 CPE and Huawei MT882 CPE are modems with DHCP function. So these modems have the benefits of routers. We do not need to purchase router to share Internet connection between computers if we have Huawei MT880 CPE or MT882 CPE modems. This tutorial explains the procedure to configure Huawei MT880 CPE & MT882 CPE modems without using setup disc. Before starting to setup Huawei CPE modems, make sure you have the username and password provided by your ISP. It is not the device log on details but the broadband connection username and password. If you don't have them right now, you must contact your ISP before proceeding to next steps.


Setup Huawei MT880 CPE Modem
Connect your computer to MT880 using an Ethernet cable

Power on MT880

Open Internet Explorer and type 192.168.1.1

You will be prompted to enter username and password.

User name = admin
password = admin

When you login to home page, you can see WAN settings

Locate the parameter WAN Type and select PPP

select Connect…

Getting Error Code 0x80070424 After Running Windows Live Update

After running the recent Windows Live Update many users complained about getting a new error code 0x80070424. If you too received the same error message on your computer,there is a registry trick to resolve it. Before going to Windows registry we must run wuaueng.dll. To learn the complete fix to solve the Windows Live Update error 0x80070424, follow the steps below.

Open Run by pressing [Windows] and [R] buttons together and type regsvr32 wuaueng.dll and press enter.

Click on OK button when the RegSvr32 dialogue box appears
Now it is time to proceed with registry fix to resolve the error code 0x80070424.
Type regedit on Run or Windows Search

Take backup of current registry settings.
How to Take Backup of Registry Settings and Restore

Go to the following registry location.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv

Look for a DeleteFlag value at this registry location. In most cases you will find the value , then right-click on it and select Delete.
After deleting th…

Error 1747 : The Authentication Service is Unknown in Vista

Yesterday I encountered a strange error with Windows Vista laptop while troubleshooting WiFi connectivity problems. We were at a public hotspot but his laptop failed to join the network. It displayed a message Windows cannot find wireless networks. While opening Dell Wireless utility, it shows the status of Dell adapter as disabled. However, in Device manager, it shows the device is working properly. Possible issue might be with Wireless Zero Configuration service. For Vista and later versions, WLAN AutoConfig is doing the same function. We accessed services page and found the the specific service in stopped state. We pressed the button start but it failed with a strange error. It is given below.

Service cannot be started Error 1747 : The Authentication Service is Unknown


Though it was the first time I encountered such an error, we fixed it quickly. This tutorial explain how to deal with the error Service cannot be started Error 1747 : The Authentication Service is Unknown and solve i…

How to Test Local Network For Connectivity Issues

It is very frustrated when you are unable to access Internet on your computer but the ISP technical support repeats everything is fine at their side. There are so many reasons which can prevent connectivity on your local network like DNS issues, faulty Ethernet cable or modem etc. This article explains basic troubleshooting steps you can follow to test your local network when you face Internet connectivity or file sharing issues. To test a local network, we do not need high networking knowledge. If you read this tutorial carefully, you will find it very simple.
Find Network Topology

At first you must understand how devices are connected to the LAN before starting the troubleshooting. In this example I assume the PC is connected to the router using an Ethernet cable. Router is connected to the modem. So the network topology is as below.

Modem----Router---PC

Ping Router

We need to ping the first device connected to your PC. Here in this example, it is router. So you must type the follow…

Cannot Ping 127.0.0.1 and No Reply From Local Host

When we send ping packets to local host or loopback address (127.0.0.1 to 127.255.255.254), they will be rerouted to the PC. Even if your Ethernet adapter is not connected to any modem or router, you will get valid reply when you ping loopback IP. However, in some cases you may not get replies from 127.0.0.1 and this article explains the reasons for it.


Reasons For No Replies From 127.0.0.1
There are two reasons which prevents your computer from getting replies from 127.0.0.1. They are provide dbelow.
TCP/IP suit installed on your laptop is corrupted

Ethernet adapter is not working
Fix
Now let us troubleshoot each cases.

Reset TCP/IP

To fix issue with TCP/IP suit on your computer, use the following commands. You can type them on Command Prompt one by one and then check for the issue.

ipconfig /flushdns

netsh int ip reset c:\tcp.txt

netsh winsock reset
After resetting the windows socket and TCP/IP suit, we need to restart the PC. After restarting the computer we need to check whether the iss…

Getting Reply From Loopback Address But Can't Ping Other IP Address

Loopback address also called local host is a reserved IP address. If we send packets to this IP address it will be rerouted to the computer itself. So loopback address is used to troubleshoot TCP/IP related issues on a PC. This article explains a rare situation where you cannot ping any IP address including the DNS server but can successfully ping loopback address. Before explaining this issue, I would like to explain the concept of loopback. IP address in the range 127.0.0.1 - 127.255.255.255 are private and can be used as loopback but we normally use 127.0.0.1 as the loopback or local host. Now let us check the scenario where you can successfully ping 127.0.0.1 but not any other external IP.


Explanation
Here I ping 4.2.2.2 from command prompt but it failed to get valid reply from it. However, when I ping 127.0.0.1, I am getting valid replies. Possible reasons from no valid reply from DSS server though I get replies from loopback address are:
The TCP suit on your computer might be corr…

Can Ping Global DNS Server IP Address But Unable To Open URL

Domain Name System (DNS) converts website address we type on the address bar of a browser in to corresponding IP address to enable Internet access. It is very important to establish a connection between your computer and a web server. It is one of the common issues to block access to Internet on a PC. We can identify this issue by pinging website IP address. Users can successfully ping public DNS addresses like global or open DNS but they cannot open webpage with URLs, if they are facing domain to IP conversion issues. It is like you can successfully open a website by typing the IP address of that website but you cannot open the website by using the domain name. This tutorial explains how to deal with this situation where you can ping website IP address successfully but unable to open it on browser by typing its URL.

Can Open Website by IP address But Cannot Access With Domain Name
If you want an example of this issue, see the example below.
When I try to access Internet through brows…