How to add a Program to Start Menu or Taskbar in Windows 7

In Windows 7, it is very simple to add any program or files to system start menu or taskbar. You can add them to start menu or task bar by using the feature 'Pin to' . To pin any files or program short cuts , you just need to right click on it. On right click menu, you can see the options "Pin to Start Menu and Pin to Taskbar'. In the same way you can remove any program short cuts from Windows 7 start menu and taskbar. You just need to right click on the program short cut (in Start menu or Task bar) and unpin the program.


How to Add a file or program to Start Menu & Taskbar in Windows 7



To add any program or file in Start menu or Taskbar in Windows 7 follow the steps below.


1. Right click on the program short cut or file

How to add specific programs in Windows 7 start menu and taskbar

To add this program shortcut to Windows 7 start menu, you should click on Pin to Start Menu. If you need to add this program in Windows 7 Taskbar, you should click on Pin to Taskbar. Now the program shortcut will be added to respective locations.

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How to Use Blogger Stats To Analyze Web Traffic To Your Blog

Blogger has inbuilt traffic analytics tool which helps users to find and analyze the daily traffic to their blogs. Blogger Stats shows with leading blog posts which attract more traffic with the most successful traffic generating keywords. Though blogger Stats cannot match with Google analytics, it is enough for an average blogger to analyze the daily traffic to his blog.With the help of the necessary details  supplied by Blogger Stats(major traffic sources and keywords which bring traffic), he can optimize his blog.


How to Access Blogger Stats

It is not hard to access blogger stats on blogger control panel. When you logon to your blogger account, you will see the summary of traffic to your blog provided by Blogger Stats. Look at the image below to understand it more.
Blogger Stats

To get detailed report from Blogger stats, you must click on the Stats link from the blogger control panel menu.
traffic stats


Open Stats In Blogger Classic Templates

Still some users use classic template for their blog because of their own reasons. If you belong to one of those using blogger classic template, you can open blogger stats after enabling this feature by following the steps below.

  1. Login to your blogger account

    Now on the blogger dashboard you can see the following menu.
    How to enable Blogger stats in my blogger blog for free

    After enabling the blogger stats you will see an additional tab. Now let us check how to enable Blogger Stats in classic template.

  2. Enable Stats

    To enable blogger stats, click on Blogger in Draft under Tools and Resources
    Enable blogger stats
    After this you can see one more tab in Blogger top tabs - Stats.

  3. Click Stats link to start blogger start.
    How to check blogger traffic count with traffic details

Though Blogger stats is very much helpful to analyze a blog's performance, I still recommend to use Google Analytics. It is because Google analytics is feature rich compared to blogger stats. However, if you do not want add many scripts on your blog, blogger stats is enough.

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Intel Core i7-970 processor -Six Core Desktop Chip with 3.2GHz processor speed

Intel introduce another 6 core desktop processor with 3.2GHz speed. This chip is termed as Core i7-970. Core i7-970 is mainly targeted to hard core gamers who always need more computing power and speed. It is the second version of six core processor from Intel. First one was Core i7-980X Extreme Edition introduced in March. Price of Core i7-970 is a little bit high. It is US$885 for single unit.

Intel Core i7-970 processor -Six Core Desktop Chip with 3.2GHz



Specifications of Intel Core i7-970 processor

* Speed of Intel Core i7-970 processor is 3.2 GHz

* Level 3 cache: 12MB

* Current price: US$885

* Includes an Intel DBX-B air cooler for socket LGA1366

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How to find Login IP Address of a Router or Modem

Till now I have completed many router configuration tutorials. In every tutorial I am writing steps to log on to the router before start configuring it. Here what I am planning is to write a complete guide for steps to login to any router irrespective of manufacturers and providers. Hope this will be useful for my readers. First step we need to find out before start configuring our router/ modem is to find the IP address of that device. It is because in order to log in to the router/Modem we need to know the IP address of the device. Even if you don't have your router manual where the login IP is present, you can simply follow the steps below to find your router login IP address.


Steps to discover Log-in IP address of your Router



To find the login IP address of your router:

1. Connect Router/ Modem to the computer and power on the device

2. On command prompt Type ipconfig

In order to open command prompt in any driver click on the link below.

Open Command prompt in any directory

How to know default login IP address of my wireless router

Check the default gateway address shown in your command prompt. It is the configured IP address of your router which is connected to your computer. If you need to log in to this router, you can simply type the IP address shown in the command prompt(Default Gateway) on the address bar of your web browser and press enter. Now it will ask you the user name and password to enter. In default settings it will be the configuration of admin.


Scenario :1

User Name : admin
Password : admin

Scenario :2

User Name :
Password : admin

Scenario :3

User Name : admin
Password :


You can use either one of the above user name and password combination to log on to your router.

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Remove unwanted Startup Programs from Windows 7

Some times you may need to remove certain unwanted Startup Programs from your Windows 7 computer. It is because having somany startup programs may reduce your system bootup speed and efficiency. We can remove any programs from appearing in Windows startup menu by removing them from msconfig startup window.



Change Windows 7 Startup Applications



In order to change applications which appear in Windows 7 startup, follow the steps below.

1. Click on Windows start

2. On search type msconfig and press enter

Now Windows 7 system configuration window will come.

How to change startup programs from Windows 7 computer

3. Click on startup tab
Delete unwanted system startup applications in windows 7

4. Uncheck unwated programs

The unchecked programs will not appear in Windows startup again. After unchecking the applications while saving it you may need to restart your computer.

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Mozilla Sniffer - Blocked Firefox Add-on - Security issues

Recently Mozilla Firefox team discovered a malicious Add-on for Firefox and disabled it. Name of the blocked add-on is Mozilla Sniffer. According to Mozilla blog 'Mozilla Sniffer' is uploaded to the Add-ons list on June 6th and almost 1800 times downloaded this Add-on. Fortunately Mozilla team find out the the malicious behavior of this Firefox Pluggin and added to blocked Add-ons list. So all Firefox users will be prompted to uninstall this add-on from their browser.

Security issues by Mozilla Sniffer

According to Team Mozilla, this Add-on collects the login data submitted to any website by the user and send it to an unknown location. Exactly the same behavior of a backdoor program set on your computer.

Recommendation from Team Mozilla

Mozilla team recommend all Firefox users who installed this Add-on to change their passwords (login passwords) as soon as possible.

To read more about this issues click on the link below. It will lead to the respective Mozilla blog post.

http://blog.mozilla.com/addons/2010/07/13/add-on-security-announcement/

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How to set Google Search Results open in New Window or New Tab

Now a days everyone depends on Google Search Engine to get answer for their questions. Even the new generation start saying google it instead of search it. Google is that much important in our daily life now. In this post I am writing a newbie tip to set google search results open in a new tab.


If you are looking for a way to check Google Search Result for any countries, click on the link below.

Check Google Search Result for any country


How to Open Google Search Results in New tab or new window




To implement this feature you should have Google Toolbar installed on your computer.

Steps to open Google search result in new tab are(Assume you are using Firefox):

1. Start Firefox

2. Click on Tools
Open Google Search Result in New Tab or New Window

3. Click on Add-ons
How to set Google Search Results open in New Window or New Tab

4. Click on Options button in Google Toolbar
Use Google Toolbar to open Google search window in New Tab

5. Click on Open Search Result drop down menu
Open Google Searches in New Tab automatically

Now set the Google Search results in Current window, New Window or in New Tab.


PS: To install Google Toolbar on your computer click on the link below.

http://toolbar.google.com/


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Check Whether your Twitter Follwer is Following you back ?

Yesterday night I was searching for a feature or tool which help me to check whether who all I am following in Twitter are following back or not ? That mean I need to find the users who I am following are not my followers. It is not like the stubborn school kid who want every one he follows should follow him back! Instead I was thing if there is any feature available like this, that would be helpful to control the spam in my twitter account. Some Twitter users will start follow us with the normal expectation we will follow them back. Most of them are genuine but some are really crooked mind, they will unfollow us when they find we are following them back. I just want to unfollow that kind of people.

Tool to check whether people you follow in Twitter are following you back or not

I found one interesting tool which help to find the followed twitter accounts who are not following me back.

Find if the people I follow in Twitter are following me back or not

The interface look like this. Go to the tool: http://friendorfollow.com/


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Configure Wireless In Netopia 3347 Wi-Fi Router - Enable Security

Netopia 3347 is a router with wireless capability. Here I am writing steps to configure wireless in Netopia Wi-Fi Router. If you are looking for Internet configuration in Netopia Router, click on the link below.


Setup Netopia Wireless Router

Configure Wireless in Netopia Router



Steps to configure wireless settings in Netopia WiFi router are:


1. Log on to Netopia Wireless Router

Type telnet 192.168.1.1 on Run Command and press OK.

Configure Wi Fi in Netopia Wireless Router

From the menu select System Configuration.

2. Select Wireless Configuration from Netopia System Configuration
Enable Wireless connection in Netopia Router

3. Wireless LAN Configuration in Netopia Router

You should make sure that Wireless is enabled. SSID is the Wireless network name (Eg: corenetworkz ) and it should be up to 32 characters. If you need to enable Wireless security in Netopia Router, Enable WEP should be ON.

Configure Wireless LAN in Netopia Modem

4. Enable Wireless Security (WEP) in Netopia

If you enable WEP, you should create a wireless key for your wireless network.

Enable Wireless Security in Netopia Router

After finishing this step, you should restart your wireless router. If you are facing issues with going online after installing router on your network, follow the steps below.

I cannot go online after installing router


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Setup Netopia Wi-Fi Router ( 3347) For AT&T and Other DSL Connections

Netopia Wi-Fi Business Router Model 3347 is a recommended wireless router from AT&T for its business users. To share DSL Internet connection from AT&T modem to multiple users, you can use this wireless router(some times you don't need another modem depends on the settings from your DSL provider). Configuration of Netopia Wi-Fi router (Model 3347) is via telnet connection (not by the normal browser based configuration). So to Setup Netopia wireless router , you should have a telnet software running on your computer.


Start Telnet connection to Netopia wireless router

First connect your computer to the LAN port of the Netopia router using an Ethernet cable and power on the router. If you are using a Windows computer, it is easy to access Netopia router using telnet connection. Follow the steps below to access the Netopia router setup page.

1. Click on Start

2. On Run Command type telnet 192.168.1.1

If you are using Windows 7 computer, you may need to enable run command in start menu.

How to enable Run Command in Windows 7 Start Menu

3. Now the Netopia telnet logon window will be opened.

How to setup Netopia Router with ATT DSL BRoadband Internet connection


Setup Netopia Wireless Router for DSL Internet connection




Now the configuration of Netopia Wireless Router is:


1. Configure DSL in Netopia Wi-Fi router

On the telnet screen you should select Easy Setup and press return to bring DSL Line configuration page in Netopia configuration menu.

[In telnet session to set change to a selected item press enter.]

Configuration of DSL Line in Netopia Wireless router

Enter the VPI and VCI numbers provided from your Internet Service Provider. All other details are the default settings if your DSL provider said anything else.

2. Configure WAN and LAN IP address in Netopia Router

In this step you can change your WAN IP and LAN IP in Netopia Wireless router.
Setup LAN and WAN Settings in Netopia modem for ATT and other DSL providers

Here if you want to use NAT for Netopia router, you should make sure that Address Translation is enabled (better it is enabled if you are planning to connect multiple computers in the network.)

If you are using the dynamic IP address from your Internet Service Provider better keep WAN IP as 0.0.0.0. In the same way if you are using DHCP leave the LAN IP as 0.0.0.0

3. Local Networking in Netopia Router

Netopia router settings are:

Local Networking in Netopia Router

Netopia Router Login IP :192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.0


4. Enable Password protection for Netopia Router

Last step is create a password for Netopia Router to protect it from unwanted access.

Enable password protection in Netopia Wireless Router

Now you should restart Netopia Router. When the device is back we can start using it to share the DSL connection among multiple users.


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View Saved Passwords in Opera Browser - Password recovery

There is a way to see the already saved passwords in Opera browser. As in other browsers (like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox ) Opera too ask the question whether save your password or not while entering the user name and password to login to your online accounts. If you press save button, your user name and password will be stored in Opera. Normally it is not available to general users but using some freeware tools we can retrieve the saved passwords stored in opera.


If you are looking for a way to recover stored password from Firefox, click on the link below.

How to view saved passwords in Firefox


How to View Saved User Name and Passwords in Opera



Unlike Firefox, Password recovery is not straight in Opera. you should download a freeware called OperaPassView from nirsoft.net. OperaPassView is an executable file which will show saved passwords in Opera Browser in your computer.

See how the stored password display:

Opera Password Viewer - View saved passwords in Opera browser

Here you can see my gmail user name and password stored in Opera browser. Like this you can see the stored passwords and user name of all online accounts saved in Opera .

To download this program click on the link below.

http://nirsoft.net/utils/opera_password_recovery.html


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Setup Motorola Cable Modem SB5100 Series for Local Cable Broadband Service

Motorola Cable Modem SB5100 Series is one among the recommended cable modem by COX communications, a leading cable broadband service in US. Configuring cable modem is not like a traditional DSL modem. Most of the time we don't need to login to cable modem to setup Internet connection in it. In order to setup your Motorola Cable Modem with your Local cable broadband service follow the steps below.


Steps to Setup Motorola Cable Modem SB5100 Series for cable broadband



Important points we need to remember before connecting Internet to Motorola Cable Modem are:

1. Proper connection with computer

2. Registering your modem with cable broadband service


Connect Motorola Cable modem with computer

There are two ways we can connect Motorola cable modem to your computer.

i. By Ethernet cable

ii. By USB port

For more information about the connection check the image below.

Setup Motorola cable modem with COX communication broadband Internet

Set Internet connection to your Cable modem

To set Internet connection to your cable modem, you should sign up with a local cable Internet Service Provider. You should register your cable modem MAC address to access Internet. MAC address is the unique permanently burned physical address of your cable modem and it is the one which is used to register your modem with the Cable broadband provider.

If you are facing issues with going online follow the steps in the link below.

I am getting reply from modem but cannot go online



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Data Error - Cyclic Redundancy Check - Can't Read from Disc

Today while copying content from one of my old disc (CD) to my computer I have received the following error message "Data Error - Cyclic Redundancy Check " and copying failed. The error message said Cannot copy [file name]: Data error (cyclic redundancy check ). So I decide to check what is this error and the actual reason for this error.

What is Data Error - Cyclic Redundancy Check


Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) is an error detecting code used to check whether the data stored in the storage device is corrupted or not.

Data Error - Cyclic Redundancy Check - Can't Read from Disc DVD, CD

When You are getting Data Error - Cyclic Redundancy Check

When your computer is trying to read data from your DVD or CD (any storage device) if it found the data stored is corrupted, you will get this error message. In reality a normal scratch on the disc itself can cause this Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) error.

Recover Data from Corrupted Disc

Fortunately there are some recovery software available in market to recover data from scratched CDs and DVDs. Some of them are:


1. CD Check

CD Check is a Cyclic redundancy check data error recovery software.


Recover Data from Corrupted DVD and CD


To download this CD recovery software:

http://www.softwarepatch.com/software/cdrecovery-security.html


2. CDcheck

Another Disc data recory software is:

http://www.kvipu.com/CDCheck/helplink.php?helpfn=registration


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16 Useful Windows 7 Tips and Tricks - Tweak Windows 7 Computer

Till now I have written many Windows 7 tips in this blog and some other forums where I am actively participating. Some of them are very common while others are not much popular. Now I decides to organize some of my Windows 7 related posts in a single post for the ease of my readers. So in this post I am going to present a summary of my previous Windows 7 articles and the respective link to the blog articles. I have named this post as 16 useful Windows 7 Tips and Tricks.



16 Useful Windows 7 Tips and Tricks - Tweak your Windows 7 computer



1. How to Set default User logon image to all Windows 7 users

To know more about forcing all Windows 7 users in your computers to use default logon image click on the link below.


Set default Windows 7 logon image to all users


2. Turn off Windows 7 Security and maintains alerts

To know the steps to turn off Windows 7 security and maintenance alerts click on the link below.

How to turn off Windows 7 Security and maintenance alerts


3. View or Remove saved Wireless networks in your Windows 7 computer

To know more about view and remove previously saved wireless networks in your computer click on the link below.

View or Remove saved Wireless networks in your Windows 7 computer


4. Prevent installation of unwanted programs in Windows 7

You can prevent installation of unwanted applications in Windows 7 computer. To know more click on the link below.

Prevent installation of unwanted programs in Windows 7 computer

5. Enable Run Command in Windows 7 Start Menu

By default Run command is not enabled in Windows 7 Start menu. To enable it click on the link below.

How to enable Run Command in Windows 7 Start Menu

6. Enable Encryption and Password Protection in USB drive by Windows 7

You can enable encryption and password protection in USB drive using Windows 7. To know more click on the link below.

How to enable encryption and Password Protection in USB drive by Windows 7

7. How to create Windows 7 bootable Emergency Repair Disc

It is advised to create an ER disc for your Windows 7 computer. To know more details click on the link below.

Steps to create Windows 7 bootable Emergency Repair Disc

8. Get Power Efficiency Report in Windows 7

To get power efficiency report in Windows 7 click on the link below.

Get Power Efficiency Report in Windows 7


9. Set and Display Time Zone in Windows 7 using Command Prompt


To set and display current time zone in Command Prompt click on the link below.

Set and Display Time Zone in Windows 7 using Command Prompt

10. How to Display Empty Drives in Windows 7

To display empty drives in Windows 7 click on the link below.

How to Display Empty Drives in Windows 7


11. Add more locations in Send To Menu

To add more destination locations in Send To menu click on the link below.

Add more locations in Send To Menu

12. How to start WLAN AutoConfig in Windows 7

Steps to start WLAN AutoConfig in Windows 7:

How to start WLAN AutoConfig in Windows 7 computer

13. Open Windows Explorer in New Process

You can open each windows folders in new process. So even if one explorer window crashes it won't affect other windows.

How to open Windows explorer as a new process


14. How to change Display Monitor in Windows 7 Computer


To change display monitor using key board shortcuts

How to change Display Monitor in Windows 7 computer



15. Drag a file to Command Prompt to get file path

In Windows 7 you don't need to type the file or program path in command prompt. You can simply drag file in to command prompt to get the path.


Drag a file to Command Prompt to get file path

16. Record computer issues by Problem Step Recorder (PSR) in Windows 7

In Windows 7 you can record your computer issues with the help of Problem Step Recorder (PSR). More details:

Record computer issues by Problem Step Recorder (PSR) in Windows 7


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