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How to find your google+ url

Finding your Google+ URL is really simple. Firstly Log in to Google+ (http://plus.google.com) Click on the “profile” tab to view your own profile: Then look at the URL in yout browser, it should look something like: https://plus.google.com/100702557265550860511/posts 4) That will be your Google+ URL.

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UltraVNC Silent install and hidden tray icon

Here is a little handy How to on how to do I silent install of Ultra VNC via a logon script (Batch File) using a Modified UltraVNC Installation where the Tray Icon has been made transparent – The full Zip containing the Modified files can be found on the link at the bottom of the page. First lets start with the batch file, It’s really simple stuff, It basically just stops any existing winvncservice uninstalls then copies the modified files to Program files and starts the services after install. — Logon.bat ————————————————R

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Restore deleted files from recycle bin

restore deleted files even after they have been emptied from the recycle bin One of my favorite tech tools is called Restoration. It’s a stand-alone Windows based file recovery program. It allows you to restore deleted files even after they have been emptied from the recycle bin. Restoration requires no install and because of this, you can put it on your flash drive and take it with you wherever you go. I would like to show you how to use it. Step 1: Download Restoration. Step 2: Open up Restoration and choose the drive you want to scan. If you know the file name or at least part of it, type it into the “All or part of the file” box. If

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Fully Reset Users Windows Profile

Fully Reset Users Windows Profile Sometime the only fix is to do a full reset of the user’s profile, Iv seen this mainly with Offline file and folder sync issues, random app issues or general issues where it works when logged on as another user but won’t work as the current user. Log on as local Administrator or an account with Admin rights (Must be different from the account you are trying to reset.)** Ensure that you made a backup of the users profile folder which you are recreating. Click start type regedit and hit enter. Once Regedit is open, lookup HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. You can confirm you 

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ControlGuard Agent Removal Using the MSI

ControlGuard Agent (CGAgent.exe) Removal Using the MSI Step 1 – On your ControlGuard server Generate a universal machine password (valid for 7 days) using the RemoveAgentPasswordGen.exe. (See Zip File below) open a Command Prompt Run “C:Program FilesControlGuardEAMRemoveAgentPasswordGen.exe” ComputerName Copy and Paste the Uninstall Password into a text file in a temporary location. You should then copy this into the clipboard before running the MSI package uninstall. Step 2 – Log into the computer that you want to uninstall ControlGuard from. Ensure that all applications are closed then run. Setup.exe (See Zip File

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Enable Two-step verification for Apple ID

Two-step verification for Apple ID. The only real way to truly secure your accounts these days are by using a two-step authentication method. If you are not sure what two-step authentication or verification is, its the same thing that banks have been doing for years. What is Two-Step Verification Two-step verification is a process involving two but independent stages to confirm the identity of the person trying to access a system or service. for example banks have been doing this for years where they give you standard username/password authentication to get access to the system there is a second step added to the process where once you ha

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Transfer blackberry contacts to iPhone

1- On your blackberry, go to: www.google.com/mobile/sync and download and install the application “Blackberry Sync”. you can also find this in the “blackberry apps world” 2- after installation is completed. run this application, Enter user’s gmail account, and click Sync now. 3- Wait untill all contact uploaded in gmail. note that, these contacts will be merged with any existing contact in the gmail. 4- On your computer, go to www.google.com/contacts and make sure your Blackberry contacts are all there. 5- On your iPhone, go to Settings->Mail, Contacts, Calendars->Add Account->Microsoft Exchange. Enter g

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List of useful Blackberry Shortcut Keys

List of useful Blackberry Shortcut Keys Blackberry Message shortcuts In a message Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available. To reply to a message, press R. To reply to all in an email message or a PIN message, press L. To forward a message, press F. To file a highlighted email message, press I. To view the email address of a contact, highlight the contact in the To or From field. Press Q. To view the display name, press Q again. To move to the last cursor position after you close and reopen a received email message or PIN message, press G. In a message list To open a highlighted m

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Add the My Computer Icon to the Windows 10 Desktop

If you want to add the My Computer Icon to the Windows 10 Desktop, or any of the standard User folder icon to the desktop in Windows 10 (Computer, Recycle Bin, Control Panel). Step1: Right-click on the desktop and choose Personalize. Step 2: Select Themes on the left-hand menu, and then once you are there, you can select Desktop icon settings under the “Related Settings” section. Step 3: You will now be able to click the checkboxes for the icons that you want back. once done click apply and Ok.

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Connect Remotely to Any Computer (Windows, Mac OSX)

Connect Remotely to Any Computer (Windows, Mac OSX) Over Internet Whether you are trying to access your home PC from your office, or your office workstation from home, you need to establish a remote desktop connection over Internet. Many times accessing a remote computer is not so easy. For instance there could be firewalls blocking access, or the two PCs could be on different OS not compatible with each other, and so on. In these kind of scenarios, TeamViewer comes to rescue. This free for non-commercial usage tool lets you quickly connect to a remote machine, control it completely including reboot/logoff, do audio and video chat, transfer f

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Modify UAC (User Account Control)

Windows 7: Modify UAC (User Account Control) The User Account Control security feature was one of the most reviled additions to Windows, with good reason – its constant warning messages asking for permission to continue many operations drove the users around the bend. UAC has been improved upon a lot in Windows 8 but you can still tweak it if you like. Here’s is how to turn UAC on or off, and make it less or more intrusive than the default: Go to the Control Panel –> User Accounts and Family Safety. Click User Accounts , then click Change User Account Control Settings. If confirmation password is asked provide it and then move to c

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How to change The BIOS Boot Order

Quick BIOS Boot order – sequence change tutorial If you have ever needed to boot from a CD, DVD or USB device you will know about bringing up the boot menu or changing the boot sequence in the BIOS boot options, if you don’t know then this if for you. BIOS (Basic Input Output Subsystem) is a programmable chip that controls how information is passed to various devices on the motherboard. A typical method to access the BIOS screen is to press either ESC, F1, F2, F8 or F10 (Depending on your computer manufacturer or BIOS Version) when your computer is booting, You will have to be quick as some machines don’t give you much time

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How to Setup Email Signature with logon script

This is a simple how to on ensuring your users email signatures are all standard (Under your Control) its a small vb script that defines variables from the active directory then uses a macro style operation to generate the signature. Here is the script. On Error Resume Next Set objSysInfo = CreateObject(“ADSystemInfo”) Set WshShell = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”) strUser = objSysInfo.UserName Set objUser = GetObject(“LDAP://” & strUser) strName = objUser.FirstName & ” ” & objUser.LastName strTitle = objUser.Description strCred = objUser.info strStreet = objUser.StreetAddress strLoca

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Clear the Error 99.05.56 from HP CP5525 printers

Below are basic steps used to Clear the Error 99.05.56 from HP CP5525 printers. these are also the same steps to do a full firmware reload on a CP5525 printer. Pre-Requisites. USB Thumb drive MUST be formatted FAT32 USB Thumb drive must NOT be bootable. – this can be confirmed by doing a CLEAN using Diskpart. Run Diskpart from command prompt. List disk Select Disk X – Where X is the number of the USB Disk Clean   Step 1:Perform a clean disk from the preboot menu. Turn the printer on. When the Ready, Data, and Attention LEDs are illuminated solid, press the Stop button. Press the Down arrow button  to highlig

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Fix Windows No Sound and Audio Problem

Ever had the problem when windows system does not give you sound and audio suddenly or despite sound card or audio device is present and working previously? Windows XP, 2000, NT, 2003 or even Vista computers may lose Windows audio and system sounds output due to the mess on file system or registry that created or left by third-party utilities after installation and uninstallation, or corrupted and missing codecs, (a CODEC is a component necessary to decompress and decode media files so that they can be played back by Windows). When the Windows “no sound problem occurs”, the symptoms include users do not hear any Windows system s

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