Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Howto create a USB Windows 7 installer.

I know there are a lot of people have laptop or netbook without a DVD drive. So if you want to format your machine it will be a nightmare. So i will give you a short step by step guide on howto create a bootable USB Windows 7 installer so that you can install your Windows 7 onto your laptop or netbook even if you dont have the DVD drive.

What you need.
a) Windows 7 DVD of course!
b) A 4GB USB Thumbdrive
Note:-
You can only create a 64-bit Windows 7 bootable USB flash drive if your current Windows 7 installation is also 64-bit.
You can create a 32-bit Windows 7 bootable USB flash drive if your current Windows 7 installation is 32-bit or 64-bit.
Step 1.

Format the 4GB USB Thumbdrive.

Step 2.
Then open a command prompt and run as adminsitrator.

Type the following command and wait till the command execute successfully before moving on to the next.

1. diskpart
2. list disk
3. select disk x (x is the usb drive letter)
4. clean
5. create Partition primary
6. select parition 1
7. active
8. format fs=ntfs
9. assign
10. exit
Step 3.
Copy all the content from your Windows 7 DVD into your C:\Windows 7
Then open a command prompt (similar to step 2) and
goto C:\Windows 7\boot
type
bootsect.exe /nt60 x (x is the usb drive letter)
 
Step 4.
 
Copy all content from C:\windows 7 to your usb thumbdrive and you are ready !!!  
You can use this usb to install Windows 7 to your laptop now!!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

How to change your password in Windows XP and enable screen saver password

To change your password


Use this procedure to change the password you use when you log on to Windows if your computer is a member of a workgroup, and is not a member of a domain For information about changing your password if your computer is a member of a domain, click Related Topics.

1.Open User Accounts in Control Panel.
2.Under or pick an account to change, click your account.
3.Click Change my password.
4.Type your current password in Type your current password.
5.Type your new password in Type a new password and Type the new password again to confirm.
6.You can type a word or phrase to use as a memory aid for the new password in Type a word or phrase to use as a password hint.
7.Click Change Password.


Howto enable screen saver password.

1.Click Start
2.Click Settings and click Control Panel.
3.In the Control Panel window, double-click the Display Icon.
4.In the Display Properties window, click the Screen Saver tab.
5.Set the screen saver you wish to use and specify the amount of time for Windows to wait until it displays that screen saver.
6.Check the "Password protected" check box.

Note: If you're using Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP, or later versions of Microsoft Windows, Windows will use the same password you use to login to the computer as the password for when you resume the computer from the screen saver. If you're using Microsoft Windows ME, 98, or Windows 95, you can specify the password you wish to use by clicking the Change button.

Saturday, March 3, 2012