Saturday, March 31, 2007

Client Services for NetWare has disabled the Welcome screen and Fast User Switching

The Problem:-

After installing XP and it does not give me the option to select from either one of these two options. When I try, I receive the error: "Client Services for NetWare has disabled the Welcome screen and Fast User Switching. To restore these features you must uninstall Client Services for NetWare. How do I do this?


There are two ways by which you can reolve the problem.

First Method:-

1]Open control panal.
3.]Right click on LAN and select 'Properties'
4.]Then where it says 'connection uses the following' click on'Client Services for Netware'
5.]Then press uninstall

Second Method:-


Now navigate to the following key:-
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

and delete GinaDLL key.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

i’m Making A Difference

What is i’m
i’m is a new initiative from Windows Live™ Messenger. Every time you start a conversation using i’m, Microsoft shares a portion of the program's advertising revenue with some of the world's most effective organizations dedicated to social causes. We've set no cap on the amount we'll donate to each organization. The sky's the limit.
Live Messenger home page

Yod'm 3D Desktop Manager

Yod'm 3D is a virtual desktop manager with the fashionable effect : the cube

Thursday, March 22, 2007

User Agent String Utility version 2

A utility that opens an Internet Explorer 7.0 window that is configured to report its identity to websites as being Internet Explorer 6.0.

Check it here:-
Download details: User Agent String Utility 2

If I have Windows Vista Enterprise, what can I downgrade to?

The Problem:-
If I have Windows Vista Enterprise, what can I downgrade to?


According to Microsoft:-Windows Vista Enterprise is a new type of product and does not have a prior version. However, customers licensed for use of Windows Vista Enterprise are licensed for Windows Vista Business, and it can be downgraded to the Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows NT® 4.0, Windows NT 3.51, Windows 98, or Windows 95 operating system. You would not, however, be able to downgrade to Windows Vista Home Basic or Windows Vista Home Premium, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, or Microsoft Windows Millennium as those are different products and not considered previous versions of Windows Vista Business.

Can I downgrade my OEM version of Windows Vista Business to Windows XP Professional?

The Problem:-
Can I downgrade my OEM version of Windows Vista Business to Windows XP Professional?


Yes,you can.According to Microsoft:-OEM downgrade rights for desktop PC operating systems apply to Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Ultimate as stated in the License Terms. Please note, OEM downgrade versions of Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Ultimate are limited to Windows XP Professional (including Windows XP Tablet PC Edition and Windows XP x64 Edition).

Friday, March 16, 2007

Create Favicon

RealWorld Graphics Online Icon Maker helps to create cool icons
Check it out here:

Monday, March 12, 2007

System Process consuming high CPU Percentage

The Problem:-

There is a process in my task manager called "system" and it takes up most of the CPU on my machine.What to do?


There are lots of sub processes present under the System Process,so you have to find out what specific sub process is consuming maximum CPU%.To do this you have to expand System Process and identify the sub process causing the problem. Download and install -"Process Explorer": This tool will help you to identify the curlprit.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Bill Gates MVP Summit 2007 Keynote Live Video

Now you can listen to listen to the Bill Gates keynote at the Summit on Tuesday through a live video stream.

William (Bill) H. Gates, chairman of Microsoft Corporation, will share his insights, thoughts and vision for technology during the 2007 MVP Global Summit in a keynote address. The keynote will be available via live video stream on Tuesday, March 13, from 09:00 – 09:45 Pacific Daylight Time or March 12 22:30 – 23:15 hrs (Indian Time).

Access the live video stream by visiting .
To get the passcode for the stream, go to the MVP Members site at

courtesy Abhishek kant,MVP Lead-India,Microsoft.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Google Desktop 5 Beta is available

Google Desktop 5 has been "Vista-fied," it has a nice "preview" feature which allows users to view without opening that fully.Security things are also been enhanced.There is a cool sidebar which reminds me of Vista.the sidebar samples the background color of the user's desktop.

Google Desktop 5 Beta is available for download

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

How to Turn off Digital Driver Signing Check in Vista

Log on as the Administrator and do the following:-


Now in the Command Prompt window type in the following command:-

Bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks ON

Reboot and install the unsigned driver without any hiccup.

If you want to turn on driver signing check then use the following command.

Bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks Off

Restart the system.

Rediffmail, now with unlimited space

The word 'unlimited' conjures up two images in your mind - that of the sea and sky.
Therefore, one could not have asked for a better place to announce the launch of unlimited storage space on rediffmail than a catamaran in the middle of the Arabian Sea, off Gateway of India.
Full story here:-
Rediffmail, now with unlimited space

Sunday, March 04, 2007

HOWTO: Install Windows Vista from a high speed USB 2.0 Flash Drive

I've been thinking about writing a post about "How to install Windows Vista from a USB Flash Drive" for a while but just never got around to doing it. What got me thinking about it was a post on Josh's board ( about running WinPE from a bootable USB Flash drive and it seems to me like there's be a lot of folks that would want to install Windows Vista entirely from a USB Flash drive as well.

Check it here:-
Kurt Shintaku's Blog

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Lenovo Recalls 205,000 Batteries

Lenovo has recalled nearly 205,000 ThinkPad batteries made by Sanyo Electric, as they could overheat and catch fire.

Friday, March 02, 2007

NZ Bliss Desktop Backgrounds for Windows

NZ Bliss Desktop Backgrounds for Windows is now ready for downloading.Microsoft New Zealand is making available some free desktop backgrounds for use on your computer. Thanks to the team here at Microsoft New Zealand who have kindly donated their images. The wallpapers will be updated from time to time.

Before downloading,check the previews here:-

NZ Bliss Desktop Backgrounds for Windows