Month: July 2008

Windows XP Services that can be Safely set to MANUAL

Windows XP Services that can be Safely set to MANUAL

When we install Windows XP, there are many services running in background. Among them many services are useless and can be set manual to make our windows faster.

In this tutorial I’ll tell you about the services which can be safely set to MANUAL.

1. Right-click on My Computer icon on desktop and select Manage, it’ll open a window, in which goto: Services & Application -> Services. To disable or Set a service to MANUAL, double-click on the service and select the desired option in Startup list box.

2. You can also open the same by going to Administrative Tools and open Computer Management.

NOTE: Always set the service to MANUAL, never disable it. So that whenever windows needs to start a service it can easily start and use it. If you set any service to DISABLED, then windows will not be able to start it and will give ERROR…

So here is the list of services that can be safely set to MANUAL (Many of them may be disabled automatically on some systems):Alerter
Computer Browser
Distributed Link Tracking Client (If you have NTFS partition, then don’t disable it)
Fast User Switching Capability (removes Switch Users option)
Indexing service
Internet Connection Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing
Remote Registry (Always disable it for Security purposes)
Secondary Logon
System Restore (If you don’t use System Restore)
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service
Uninterruptible Power Supply
Upload Manager
Wireless Zero Configuration

PS: You can see the details of each service so that you can determine whether it should be disabled or not.

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Top 10 Windows Vista Speed Tweaks

10 Speed Tweaks that can make a huge difference in Vista performance

1. Turn off Windows Search Indexing

Windows Vista search indexing is constantly reviewing files on your system to make their contents available for quick searching. This is handy, but can severely impact system performance.

To disable constant indexing: Click Start then Computer
Right Click the C: Drive
On General Tab, Uncheck Index this drive for faster searching
On the subsequent dialog box, Select Include subfolders and files

2. Turn off Remote Differential Compression

Remote Differential Compression measures the changes in files over a network to transfer them with minimal bandwidth rather than transferring an entire file that has previously been moved. By constantly checking for file changes, this service can hinder system performance.

To disable this service: Open Control Panel
Switch to Classic View
Select Program Features
Choose Turn Windows features on and off
Scroll down and uncheck Remote Differential Compression

3. Turn off Automatic Windows Defender Operation

Windows Defender real-time protection against malware continues to run despite having Automatic operation disabled.

To disable this feature: Open Control Panel
Select Windows Defender
Choose Tools from the top menu
Select Options
Uncheck Auto Start at the bottom of the window

4. Turn off Automatic Disk Defragmentation

Windows Vista and its always-on defragment feature isn’t really that necessary and can cause system slow down. Just remember to run a defrag manually every week or so.

To disable this: Click Start then Computer
Right Click the C: Drive
Click on Properties
Select the Tools Tab
Click on Defragment Now
Uncheck Run on a schedule

5. Add a 2GB or higher USB Flash drive to take advantage of Windows Ready Boost (Additional Memory Cache)

Ready Boost is Microsoft’s name for using a USB thumb/flash drive to provide some quick access memory the operating system can use as extra RAM. The Ready Boost system can significantly improve system performance.

To set this up: Insert a USB Flash Drive
Click Start then Computer
Right Click the USB Drive in My Computer
Select the Ready Boost Tab
Choose Use this device
Select as much space as you can free up for RAM usage vs. Storage

6. Turn off Windows Hibernation

Windows hibernation background services can use a large amount of system resources. If you don’t use the Hibernate feature on a regular basis you may want to disable it to give Vista a performance boost.

To disable Hibernation: Select the Control Panel then Power Options
Click Change Plan Settings
Click on Change Advanced Power Settings
Expand the Sleep selection
Expand the Hibernate After selection
Crank the selector down to zero
Click Apply

7. Turn off System Restore

Analysis and restore point creation by Windows Vista can eat a fair amount of system resources. Disabling this service will obviously mean the system restore feature in Vista will not be available in the event of a system crash. Change this at your own risk.

To disable this service: Control Panel > System
Click System Protection on the left panel
Uncheck the main system drive
Agree to the confirmation

8. Disable User Access Control (UAC)

This much-loathed new Vista feature attempts to protect your system from malware infection by making you manually confirm a whole host of everyday user operations. While it doesn’t directly impact performance, it can be annoying and might be more hassle than good.

To disable User Access Control: Click Start then Control Panel
Select User Accounts
Select Turn User Account Control on or off
Uncheck User Account Control Box
Restart as recommended

9. Disable excess Windows Services that Auto-Launch at Startup

Just like Windows XP, Vista ships with all kinds of services enabled that load at startup and may never be used by most users.

To see what loads at startup and disable the ones you likely won’t be needing (they can always be started manually later): Click Start then Control Panel
Select Administrative Tools
Choose System Configuration
Click the Services Tab
You can safely deselect: Offline Files (unless you’re using Offline File Sync)
Tablet PC Input Service (unless you have a tablet PC)
Terminal Services
Windows Search (If you have already disabled indexing)
Fax (unless you’re using a fax modem)

10. Disable Excess Windows Features

Windows ships with other features that are listed separately in the Vista operating system from the startup services.

You can view and disable these features by: Clicking Start then Control Panel
Select Program Features
On the left panel, select Turn Windows Features on or off
You can safely deselect: Indexing Service
Remote Differential Compression
Tablet PC Optional Components
Windows DFS Replication Service
Windows Fax & Scan (unless you use a modem for faxing)
Windows Meeting Space (unless you use the Live Meeting Service

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My experience with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

i had a hard time installing this new ubuntu version i bought with the chip june 2008 issue.
i wasnt able to install it properly . Busybox shell appeared everytime i tried installing .
later on three days ago when i searched UBUNTU FORUMS i found out the answers to the problem . i had to use ‘all_generic_ide’ in the install option > press f6 then write it ..


It could be caused by all sorts of things – but here is one common solution to try:

1. Start the CD and select your language.

2. Press F6 to show the kernel parameters.

3. Move the cursor to the end after ‘ — ‘

4. Add ‘all_generic_ide’ after a space (without the quote marks)

5. Press enter to startup.

If this works you will probably have to do it for the installed system too. See for how to do that.

If it doesn’t work, then we’ll have to think of something else – so please post details of your system (brand, model, CPU, sata or ide, etc).

then i wanted to connect to internet via mobile gprs service …
Internet Connection in Linux via Mobile
1.Connect the mobile via USB cable.

2. Open terminal and type su to become root.

3. It will ask for the root password, type in there.

4. Then Issue this command
wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf
Phone wud b detected as Modem

5. Then to Edit this file, open it in a Text Editor
Code is
kwrite /etc/wvdial.conf
When we issued command in point 4, it showed the address of ur phone that in which USB port it has been connected. note it down from there.
“Modem = /dev/***”

6. When Text Editor opens the file, erase everything from there and Paste the following:
[Dialer Defaults]
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0 # prefernece … main> manage addons … there in the first tab u can find go online button…

but the net is very slow…
even after changing the pipelining option using >> about:config …..

i found out the aptoncd pack my last saved packages of ubuntu 7.04
also learnt that .deb can be installed very easily unlike the rpm or tar files …

all this till now … will try digging more into this … TO BE CONTINUED….

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Proxy settings for NOP for S40v3and v5 phones

Proxy settings for NOP for S40v3, S40v5 phones As we all know, Nokia doesn’t allow one to specify a proxy for an Access Point in Series 40 v2 and v3 and v5 phones (6131, 6133, 3110c, 5300, 5200, 5310, 6500) etc.
In its recent versions of the Series40OS (v2 & v3 & v5), Nokia has removed the ability to specify a proxy server associated with an access point. Therefore, those with WAP network plans (such as TMobileWeb users, Airtel NOP users) are unable to use JAVA programs that require internet access (such as Opera Mini, Google Maps,…).
However, Nokia does allow users to create a provisioning document on their computer. This document, created in wbxml, specifies an access point along with a proxy. The S40 phone recognizes the configuration settings in the document and allows the JAVA midlet to use those instead, thereby allowing the midlet to access the proxy. Its very simple to implement.
The files included in the zip provide some sample xml documents, and the associated provisioning (.prov) files.
to download Nokia S40 proxy settings for JAVA applications ZIP file.
Description of included files:NokiaJAVAProxy.wml: The wml file that you can edit if you need/want different proxy settings.
NokiaJAVAProxy.prov: The actual binary wbxml provisioning file that should be sent to your phone (via bluetooth or usb). This can NOT be manually edited.Process:
1: Push the “NokiaJAVAProxy.prov” file to your phone using Bluetooth. send the file via “Send File…” option only do not copy paste to your phone (“object push”, not file transfer). If your are unable to do it, just transfer it to any bluetooth supported phone and send that file via bluetooth to your phone.
2: The phone will recognize the configuration settings, and will prompt you to save them. Don’t worry if it says “no supported applications”.
3: Go to Settings->Configuration->Default Config. Settings, and change the default config to [the name of the configuration we just loaded].That’s it! JAVA midlets like Opera Mini, Google Maps, MGMaps, etc… should work now.
Note: You have to send just one.prov file, the one which contains the settings for your area. To know which file to send, right click on a.prov file, click “Open”. The choose “Select application from a list” and choose “Notepad from the list”
In the file that opens, you will see something like or something else. the number diplayed is the ip address of the NOP server. If you dont know the ip address call Customer Care.

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SG TCP Optimizer


SG TCP Optimizer

TCP Optimizer

The TCP Optimizer is a free, easy Windows program that provides an intuitive interface for tuning and optimizing
your Internet connection. There is no installation required, just download and run.

The program can aid both the novice and the advanced user in tweaking related TCP/IP parameters in the Windows Registry,
making it easy to tune your system to the type of Internet connection used. The tool uses advanced algorithms, and the
bandwidth*delay product to find the best TCP Window for your specific connection speed. It provides for easy tuning of
all related TCP/IP parameters, such as MTU, RWIN, and even advanced ones like QoS and ToS/Diffserv prioritization.
The program works with all current versions of Windows, and includes additional tools, such as testing average
latency over multiple hosts, and finding the largest possible packet size (MTU).

The TCP Optimizer is targeted towards broadband internet connections, however it can be helpful with tuning any
internet connection type, from dialup to Gigabit+ :)

If you need help with the program, check the TCP Optimizer documentation,
read our broadband tweaking articles, the Optimizer FAQ,
and/or visit our Forums. The program can be freely (re)distributed, as long as
you give us proper credit as the author, and it is not sold for profit.

Mirrors: (recommended)

The legacy unsupported version 1 of the Optimizer is still downloadable from -here-.

OS: Windows 9x/ME/2K/XP/XP-SP2/2k3
| version: 2.0.3
| date: 01/06/2006
| filesize: 596 KB

also check out the web tweaks out in this site >>

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