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Windows Password Recovery Tools

A common need arises of having a software which can recover your Windows password. Sometimes it happens when you actually forgot to recall your Windows password that you have setup during Windows installation or you have manually added it to the default user. Moreover you have important data and can't afford to format your PC or re-install the Windows. Hence there is a need of Windows Recovery Tools. Out of many available tools, I am listing few that I found useful.

Ophcrack: 

Ophcrack is the best Windows Password Recovery tool that is available for free. This program is available in an executable format and in an image format. If you are using executable format of the tool, just install and run. It will recover the password from the windows registry. To use image format and you need to create a bootable disc before using the tool. Then boot from this live disc. It works in all available Windows operating systems including Xp, Vista and 7.

Download ophcrack, here is the link available
http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/download.php


PC Login Now: 

PC Login Now is another free software that is used to recover or reset lost windows password. This tool claims to have 100% recovery rate that sounds cool. It also supports all available version of windows and easily reset windows password and windows security settings.

Download PC Login Now
http://www.pcloginnow.com/


Cain & Abel: 

Cain & Abel is also a nice Windows Password cracking tool that was very famous few years back. It allows password recovery from various kind of mechanism. It uses Dictionary, Brute-Force and Cryptanalysis attacks to decode and windows password. It is difficult to use and have complicated user interface. This tool has some limitation but support windows Xp, Vista and 7.

 Download Cain and Abel,
http://www.oxid.it/cain.html



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No More Need Of Video Converters

People always use Video converters for converting videos and stuff.... These converters may contain 4/10 viruses. I have a small trick to show you by which you can convert files using VLC MEDIA PLAYER which everyone uses. VLC Media Player is a popular video player but it is not just a video player it can also be used to convert videos from one format to another format. If you don't have any video converter right now then no problem. Now no need to download any video converter you can do it using VLC Media Player here are some easy steps just read and follow them to convert any video from one format to another format using VLC Media Player.

Step 1]
First of all open VLC media player.

video converters


Step 2]
Now press CTRL+R .After that below type of new window appear infront of you.

vlc video converter


Step 3]
Now add any video  which you want to convert.

vlc video converter


Step 4]
Now click on convert/save button.

vlc video converter


Step 5]
After clicking a new dialog box will appear in next dialog box select the format in which you want to convert and save your video.

vlc video converter

Step 6]
Now click on start and wait for sometime.
It will take few minutes to start the new format of video.


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Make your Boot up Faster!

Is your Desktop and Notebook Boots up very slow??? There are many possible reasons why your desktop boots up slow. Here are some tips you can use to help to get your PC back, up to speed. Just follow these simple steps to make your boot up faster.



Step 1] 

Open the start menu and type msconfig as shown below.
speed up startup

Step 2]  Now click OK a new window will open. Now click on selective startup as shown below.

speed up startup

Step 3]  Now click startup on above tabs.
speed up startup

Step 4]  Now choose only those programs which you want to run on startup, just choose your antivirus and drivers only.
your job is done now.

NOTE: Don't turn off any service in the Service tab. It will damage your OS.


Step 5]  Turn off windows features.
  • Turning off windows features will also cure your delayed startup.
  • Type Windows features in the windows search box and choose Turn windows features on or off .
speed up startup

Now choose the service that you don't want.

speed up startup


Turn off Tablet PC Components (if you don't have a tablet PC), XPS Services.





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Want to create a Facebook Virus?

I am going to tell you a funny trick to make a Facebook Virus to surprise your friends.
It is not harmful. Actually it is only for fun.

The given steps will help you to create a facebook virus just for making your friend fool.

Step 1]

Open Notepad program from your computer.

Step 2]

Now write the following code into notepad.

@echo off
msg * WARNING A VIRUS DETECTED. . . . ! ! ! ! !   IT WILL DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT WITHIN 5 MINUTES. . . . ! ! ! ! !   TO REMOVE THIS VIRUS CLICK OK OR CLOSE THIS BOX..
PAUSE
shutdown  -r   -t   300  -c "SORRY . ! ! ! ! !  YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT IS NOW BEING DELETED . . ! ! ! ! !
PLEASE  WAIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . "


Step 3]

Now save this file as extension ".bat"  E.g "computertweaks.bat"


step 4]

Now right click on the saved file and CREATE A SHORTCUT


Step 5]

After doing step 4 change the name of the file [e.g Explorer]




Step 6] 

Click on that file and Navigate it into your computer.




Step 7] 

If someone click on that icon a message appears like this


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Find Specifications Of Your Computer

What is the Specification?

The specification or ‘spec’ is a list of the key components that make up the computer. It is provided by retailers to help buyers to decide which PC and which combination of features they need. When Buying a PC it is important to start by deciding what is you want the PC to do. This then informs what specification you actually need.
To find out your computer's specification  follow the steps given below:

Step 1]  

Just go to Run.

computer specifications




Step 2] 

Now type "dxdiag" and press enter.

computer specifications

Step 3]

 A new window opens here like this:
computer specifications

Where you can view all your PC specification. 
Use "Save All Information" Button to save it in a ".txt" file.

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What is Agile Methodology of Software Development?

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While learning software engineering processes, you must have heard a term Agile and Agile Methodologies. Before going to learn Agile, lets revise the basic model of software development process and that Model is Water Fall Model. In water fall model we have seen how development cycle flows from planning to deployment. Here everything gets repeated over smaller time intervals. It is somehow similar to traditional incremental model. Where we keep planning, building, testing and deploying.

Agile Manifesto:

We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.

Through this work we have come to value:


Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

Working software over comprehensive documentation

Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan
That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.
Agile Principles:
1) Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.

2) Welcome changing requirements, even late in development.  Agile processes harness change for the customer's competitive advantage.

3) Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.

4) Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.

5) Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.

6) The most efficient and effective method of conveying  information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.

7) Working software is the primary measure of progress.

9) Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.

10) Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.

11) Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential.

12) The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.

13) At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.          


Agile is considered as a philosophy. It is a way to build something functional over a small interval of time. Agile actually intends to produce smaller parts of working software over different intervals of time. It is easy to understand what agile methodology is? but actually difficult to implement. It is something that comes with experience and practice. Everybody is not capable of identifying the smaller functional parts of the software and even if they identify, it is difficult to implement over smaller period of time. One can always adopt this technique in life so as to make life easier. Because once you start following agile you make utilization of your skills and assets in the best possible way. Agile has become the most popular way of building softwares. It has also been adopted by companies in their overall processes. Developing something functional everyday. 

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