lunes, septiembre 15, 2008

domingo, septiembre 14, 2008

Featured Windows Download

OpenTarget Mimics Vista's Open File Location Feature

Windows only: If you've got a shortcut on your desktop and—rather than opening the file it's pointing to—you want to find the actual file on your hard drive, Windows Vista has a handy Open file location entry in its context menu. The OpenTarget shell extension brings the same functionality to XP, adding an entry to your context menu when you right-click a shortcut to Open Target Folder. Clicking it takes you directly to the folder containing the file. This handy little extension may not be for everyone, but if you spend much time chasing down shortcuts, it's a nice tool to bring XP up to speed with Vista.

viernes, enero 04, 2008

Outlook 2003 no abre archivos .msg

Outlook no abri los archivos .msg en attachment de Outlook 2003, el problema era el Google Desktop y existen 2 soluciones una es desinstalar el google desktop y la otra es desactiverle el "Indexing", esto se hace yendo a agregar y quitar programas y le damos en remove o change segun sea el caso y aparecera el menu con la opcion de "desabilitar indexing"


viernes, diciembre 21, 2007

Windows Movie Maker Activar

run: Gpedid.msc
Computer configuration> administrative templates>Windows components>Windows movie maker

run: movieMK

viernes, noviembre 16, 2007

Router 2Wire to Modem (bridge) 2da Opcion

Esta es la opcion que a mi me funciono....

Carlos Lanz
yo tengo una red de vpn de 50 modem 2wire y todoso los he puesto en modo bridge ya que tengo firewall fortinet en los cuales hago la conexion PPPoE, para ponerlos en modo puente, lo que hay que hacer es entrar a la configuracion del modem y en nombre de usuario de contraseñas de la configuracion del enlace de banda ancha ponle uno que no exista es decir

User: 12345
Pw: 12345
Conf. Pw: 12345

Esto lo que hace es que entre en error el modem y queda en modo bridge y ya puedes hacer la conexion desde algun otro equipo que este colgado al 2wire.

Espero les ayude



Router 2Wire to Modem (bridge)

Q: Can the 2 wire be put in to Bridge Mode?
A: Yes. Placing the 2Wire in to Bridge Mode effectively disables all routing functions, NAT, DHCP, and anything else beyond Layer 2. This is accomplished by going to Management and Diagnostic Console (MDC) section at page Advanced- Configure Services (»homeportal/tech/configuration.html) and then UNCHECKING the Routing Enabled box. Make sure you follow and understand the Warnings on that page before you uncheck the box so you will be aware of how to get back into the 2Wire as disabling routing will possibly change the 2Wires IP address and subnet.


viernes, agosto 31, 2007

Save a web page as an image

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Save Page as Image menu optionsWhile we wait for the option to save a web page as a PDF, due by Firefox 3 final release, there is another option for sharing and archiving web pages. Save As Image, is a simple yet useful Firefox extension developed by Rowan Lewis that adds an option to Save Page as Image to the File menu.

When you select it you have the option to select a particular area of it and tweak it manually with dedicated text boxes provided. At least in theory. The selection overlay that should appear over the actual web page image, appears below it which makes it useless. I’ve contacted Rowan on this and hopefully he will take some time to either fix it or remove the selection features and make it a simpler save-whole-page extension.

With options to choose the image format (JPG/PNG) and image quality I find it extremely useful and, even with the image large size (specially when saving as PNG), still a better alternative to HTML versions that I would like to see available by default in Firefox as another option in the Save Page As… dialog. Being only 10KB (including the user interface) it shouldn’t be a big overhead. Options to save several tabs in a single animated PNG (which will be enormous) and a grayscale would be great to have as well.

Save as Image options

Fuete: LINK

Get it at Mozilla Add-ons

domingo, mayo 06, 2007

Reduce the File Size Of PowerPoint Presentations

You can however significantly decrease the size of PowerPoint presentations in some simple steps:

1. Click the Compress Picture button (available in Picture Tools Format ribbon of PowerPoint 2007) and select "Options". Now choose Email (96 ppi) as the target output and click OK. This should change all the pictures used in your Presentation to an optimal size.

Reduce Powerpoint file sizes
(For PowerPoint XP and 2003, the "Compress Picture" setting can be accessed from the Picture Toolbar or by right-clicking any image used in the PPT and selecting "Format Picture". Choose the Web setting.)

The picture compression trick should solve most of your PowerPoint file size woes. If the issue still persists, read the next two tips.

2. Incase you are using any BMP wallpapers or scanned TIFF images in the PowerPoint presentation, convert them to JPG and reinsert.

3. Are there any audio mp3 file or movie clips embedded in the Presentation slides. You may upload them on a website (like Twango) and place a hyperlink in your presentation.

Your PowerPoint Presentation should now be light and more manageable. The other solution is to use Scribd or Slideshare where your friends can even download the original PPT file or watch it online as a Flash object.


viernes, mayo 04, 2007

Application and Boot file Defrag

This type of defrag pushes all commonly used programs and boot files to the edge of the hard drive for faster access. Windows XP normally schedules this every three days when it is idle, however you can force it to do this by using the b switch anytime

defrag c: -b

Memory Performance Tweak

These Settings will fine tune your systems memory

management -at least 512MB of ram recommended

go to start\run\regedit -and then to the following key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

1.DisablePagingExecutive -double click it and in the decimal put a 1 - this allows XP to keep data in memory now instead of paging sections of ram to harddrive yeilds faster performance.

2.LargeSystemCache- double click it and change the decimal to 1 -this allows XP Kernel to Run in memory improves system performance alot

Reboot and watch your system fly ..happy tweakin

Note: This tweak may cause problems with ATI cards *this is documented by ATI(tweak forum Admin)

jueves, enero 11, 2007

PC Repair System

The PC Repair System is another winners of the 32 MB USB drive contest. It was submitted by Decoy. Decoy wrote:

I was thinking a PC Repair/Toolkit would be nice. There are a variety of free and/or open-source tools for file recovery, anti-virus, anti-spyware, system info & system maint.

With a wide open description of the system, I was free to put in pretty much whatever I wanted to. There are 37 applications in total! A complete list can be found below.

Download and Install

To get the PC Repair System system, simply download and extract the contents to any USB drive 32 MB or greater. Remove the USB drive from your system and plug it back in. You’re off and running!

System Contents

There is a lot of work from different people that go into the applications in this system. In general, I just put the system together and make it work as one. This is a list of all the programs on the system, giving credit where credit is due.

jueves, diciembre 28, 2006

Driver Collector (Windows)


Windows only: Freeware tool Driver Collector finds the currently installed drivers for hardware currently installed on your PC, then copies the files to a pre-defined folder.

If you've re-installed Windows before, you know how handy a tool like Driver Collector could be - whether you've long since lost your driver disks or you just don't want to go through the hassle of searching through all your install disks for the correct drivers. With tools like InstallPad for automating your software installations and Driver Collector for taking care of your hardware, re-installing Windows on your computer gets easier by the day.

viernes, diciembre 15, 2006

How to login to an expired Windows

Microsoft has a neat little way to prevent software piracy of their Windows operating system. "Windows Genuine Advantage"[edit: I stand corrected, it has nothing to do with WGA] with its "Product Activation" requirement. Essentially, even with a valid product key, you still need to activate your Windows to ensure that only one computer is using that specific product key. If you can't activate your Windows, there being many reasons for this, you are left with a 30 day grace period to change your product key to one that is fully valid or get in contact with Microsoft and plea your case.

Once your grace period is up, Windows refuses to let you login anymore. You cannot access your files. You cannot go on the Internet. You cannot do anything, except the thrill of trying to activate Windows.

Well, luckily for me I do not have to worry about this issues, as my Windows is valid and activated. However, for those who do not and have been so unfortunate enough to have their Windows expire on them, I present to you a bit of relief. How to gain access to your files on an expired Windows, with even enough functionality to surf the web, talk on MSN Messenger, and load up most of your applications. It doesn't give you full functionality of Windows, but it will be enough to get the job done until you can find the time to activate your Windows. Best of all though, it's all very simple and easy to do!!!

First, turn on your computer and wait until you get to the Windows login screen.

Next, click to login as usual. You should get an error from Windows telling you that your Windows has expired and is asking whether you would like to activate Windows now. Click Yes.

A "Let's activate Windows" window will appear. Let's minimize it. DO NOT close it.

Now, hold down the Windows Key on your keyboard while you also press the "U" key. This will open up the Narrator program to help assist those with poor vision. It is this program that will help us login to our Windows.

Click the little computer icon in the top left hand side of the Narrator window. A drop down menu should appear. The last option in this menu is named "About Narrator...". Click it. This should open up another window called "About Narrator".

In this window, there should be the text "Microsoft Web site". Click it, as it is a link and will open up your Internet Explorer, taking you to the Microsoft Accessibility website. Howrah! Internet access!

As if Internet was not enough, in the address bar of Internet Explorer, type "c:\". This should display all your hard drive contents on drive "C". From there you can load navigate your way around your computer, loading specific programs, and most whatever else.

Some common directories as to where you can find personal files and programs are:

C:\program filesC:\documents and settings\username\DesktopC:\documents and settings\username\DocumentsC:\documents and settings\username\Start Menu\Programs\

On a side note, certain programs cannot be opened while Windows is still not activated. You will also not have a Task Bar at the bottom of your screen, as trying to open it will just result in it shutting itself down a few moments later. MSN Messenger works though, as well as most other non-Windows-based components.

Disclaimer: I do not applaud piracy, but I do feel people should have access to their personal files, regardless of whether Windows has expired or not. This tutorial should not be used to bypass Windows Activation, nor does it restore full Windows functionality, but I provide it to those who are in desperate need of accessing files that are suddenly lost to them through the Microsoft Genuine Advantage activation system.

[Update: some say it works even better with Vista, as the explorer.exe does not close shortly after you try to open it as it does in XP. Unconfirmed.]


sábado, noviembre 04, 2006

Eliminar clave del "Asesor de Contenido" de IE.

Internet Explorer permite activar un mecanismo que impide la visualización de páginas con desnudos, lenguaje vulgar, sexo o violencia.
Si te encuentras con un equipo con este mecanismo activado la navegación es casi imposible. Lamentablemente Internet está llena de todas las cosas que el "Asesor de contenido" no te permite ver. La solución pasa por desactivarlo, pero será necesario introducir la contraseña que en su momento puso la persona que lo activó.

Si no tienes esa contraseña localiza esta clave del registro...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Policies\ Rating

En el lado derecho de la ventana de REGEDIT localiza la clave "Key".
Eliminando esa clave ya podrás desactivar el "Asesor de contenido" de Internet Explorer.

miércoles, octubre 04, 2006

Cambiar Key de Windows XP

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.

  2. In the Open box, type Regedit, and then click OK.

  3. In the left pane, locate and then click the following registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents

  1. In the right pane, right-click OOBETimer, and then click Modify.

  2. Change at least one digit of this value to deactivate Windows.

  3. Click Start, and then click Run.

  4. In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK.

%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a
  1. Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows, and then click Next.

  2. Click Change Product key.

  3. Type the new product key in the New key boxes, and then click Update. If you are returned to the previous window, click Remind me later, and then restart the computer.

  4. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to verify that Windows is activated. You receive the following message:

    Windows is already activated. Click OK to exit.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Install SP1 for Windows XP.

If you cannot restart Windows after you install SP1, press F8 when you restart the computer, select Last Known Good Configuration, and then repeat this procedure.


jueves, septiembre 07, 2006

Tech support with UltraVNC SingleClick


by Gina Trapani

Grandpa called from Florida, and he needs your help uploading pictures to Yahoo! Photos. When you call him back it's impossible to tell what's going wrong. If only you were looking over his shoulder - except he's states away.

Almost a year ago I wrote a tutorial on how to remote control a computer over the internet using a VNC (Virtual Network Computing) server and viewer. Well, talking Grandpa through the server installation is not an option. However, UltraVNC Single Click is a small, standalone server you can email Grandpa that he can run in - you guessed it - a single click. Here's how to set up a Single Click VNC server that will let you remote control Grandpa's computer over the internet with no configuration on his part.

Warning: This tutorial requires some comfort with networking concepts and VNC. If you haven't already, check out How to remote control your home computer as an introduction to how VNC works before you try this out.

What you need

  • 2 Windows computers. Grandpa must have a Windows PC and so must you. [1]
  • An open port 5500 accessible from the internet. Grandpa's mini server is going to initiate a connection to the viewer listening on your computer. Before you get started, make sure port 5500 on your computer's IP address is reachable. If you're behind a router or firewall, open up that port to allow access. See also: how to access a home server behind a firewall.
  • How SingleClick UltraVNC works

    In a normal VNC server/viewer setup, the viewer contacts the VNC server to log in and remote control it. With SingleClick Ultra VNC, the opposite happens: the server is pre-configured to contact a viewer at a specified IP address, as shown:


    The advantage here is that Grandpa (the person running the server) doesn't have to worry about opening ports on his computer or firewall - since the server makes the call out, the connection can happen regardless. The onus is on the viewer (you) to have an open port.

    Set up your mini, standalone VNC server

    Your mini VNC server starts with a plain text file that contains its configuration. Here's where you specify your computer's IP address and viewer port.

    Create a new text file called helpdesk.txt and copy and paste the following into it (or simply download a copy here to start with):

    UltraVnc SC

    HELP DESK - Grandpa, double click here
    -connect 123.456.789.0:5500 -noregistry

    Hi Grandpa!

    Let your favorite granddaughter

    Help you



    Ultravnc PC support

    More Info



    Establishing connection ...

    I'll try for 5 minutes

    If it doesn't work, this software will remove itself

    from your system.

    Connection active.

    Warning! Your desktop is now visible remotely.

    You can break the connection any time

    by using the close button.


    [TITLE]            UltraVnc SC  [HOST] HELP DESK - Grandpa, double click here -connect 123.456.789.0:5500 -noregistry  [TEXTTOP] Hi Grandpa!   [TEXTMIDDLE] Let your favorite granddaughter  [TEXTBOTTOM] Help you  [TEXTRTOP]  [TEXTRMIDDLE]  [TEXTRBOTTOM] Ultravnc PC support   [TEXTBUTTON] More Info  [WEBPAGE]  [TEXTCLOSEBUTTON] Stop  [BALLOON1TITLE] Establishing connection ...  [BALLOON1A] I'll try for 5 minutes  [BALLOON1B] If it doesn't work, this software will remove itself  [BALLOON1C] from your system.   [BALLOON2TITLE] Connection active.  [BALLOON2A] Warning!  Your desktop is now visible remotely.  [BALLOON2B] You can break the connection any time  [BALLOON2C] by using the close button.  [WEBPAGE]  [DEFAULT] 

    In the line that reads -connect 123.456.789.0:5500 -noregistry, replace 123.456.789.0 with your computer's current IP address. (If you don't know it is, visit

    Save helpdesk.txt and add it to a zip archive, called, say, Now, visit the Ultra VNC SC server creator. Enter username foo and password foobar and upload your file, as shown:


    The creator will package together all the necessary VNC server files and let you download the resulting helpdesk.exe, as shown:


    Now, before you email that bad boy to Grandpa, you've got to get your viewer ready and listening on port 5500 as you specified in helpdesk.txt. Download the full-on UltraVNC package and install it. From the Start menu, launch the Ultra VNC Viewer (Listen Mode) which will wait for any incoming connections from Grandpa.

    Finally, email Grandpa the helpdesk.exe file. (Let him know it's coming, what it's called, and that he should never run executable file email attachments unless you're calling him and telling him it's coming.) When Grandpa launches helpdesk.exe, this is what he'll see:


    (For demonstration purposes, I added a background image and "logo" file to spice things up a bit. Here's more info on how to do that, as well as set up encryption for the connection.) Tell Grandpa to double click where it says "Grandpa, double click here" and the server will initiate a connection to your listening viewer.

    All goes well, you'll load up Grandpa's desktop on your own - and you can help him figure what what's going wrong in Yahoo! Photos. (Click to enlarge.)

    If you do regular tech support for friends and family, keep an helpdesk.exe file around for repeated use, or customize it for your own stay-at-home PC support business.

    How do you help your friends, neighbors, in-laws, parents and grandparents with their computer problems? Let us know in the comments or to tips at

    [1] The UltraVNC is only available for Windows, and Mac-based viewers (like my favorite, Chicken of the VNC) are unable to communicate with the UltraVNC SingleClick server. Bummer. (back to top)

    Gina Trapani, the editor of Lifehacker, needs easier ways to help solve friends and relatives' computer problems. Her semi-weekly feature, Geek to Live, appears every Wednesday and Friday on Lifehacker. Subscribe to the Geek to Live feed to get new installments in your newsreader.


jueves, agosto 24, 2006

Download of the Day: Volumouse


Windows only: Volumouse transforms your scroll wheel into a volume dial.

I listen to music all day long and it's a pain in the patoot to open up my volume control; it takes time and it's inconvenient. Volumouse allows you to set rules for your scroll wheel - you can customize it to turn your volume up or down via the Volumouse control panel.

I set mine for whenever I point to the taskbar. One scroll up or down, and I'm all done. When you're not within your specific control area (you've got a variety to choose from; taskbar, alt key, shift key, etc.), your mouse scroll function is not affected. Volumouse is a free download, Windows only.

miércoles, agosto 02, 2006

Acceso teclado a menu Win

Windows user E writes in with a handy Windows shortcut he uses:

I make shortcuts for my most-used programs and directories in my Start Menu, and then (if needed) I preface them with a unique letter or number. This allows me to press the Windows key once, then one key to open a program.
The key is that the starting letter does NOT have to be part of the actual program or location name. For example, I used to use Internet Explorer as my main browser, so I got used to using the "windows, i" to open it up. I started using Firefox, but was still used to the key combination (I'm a kinetic memorist), so now Firefox is named "iFirefox" in the Start Menu.

I make shortcuts for my most-used programs and directories in my Start Menu, and then (if needed) I preface them with a unique letter or number. This allows me to press the Windows key once, then one key to open a program.
The key is that the starting letter does NOT have to be part of the actual program or location name. For example, I used to use Internet Explorer as my main browser, so I got used to using the "windows, i" to open it up. I started using Firefox, but was still used to the key combination (I'm a kinetic memorist), so now Firefox is named "iFirefox" in the Start Menu.
Similar to the previously-posted Run box shortcut, this is a nice way to make customized Windows keyboard shortcuts. Thanks,

Windows user E writes in with a handy Windows shortcut he uses:

I make shortcuts for my most-used programs and directories in my Start Menu, and then (if needed) I preface them with a unique letter or number. This allows me to press the Windows key once, then one key to open a program.
The key is that the starting letter does NOT have to be part of the actual program or location name. For example, I used to use Internet Explorer as my main browser, so I got used to using the "windows, i" to open it up. I started using Firefox, but was still used to the key combination (I'm a kinetic memorist), so now Firefox is named "iFirefox" in the Start Menu.

I make shortcuts for my most-used programs and directories in my Start Menu, and then (if needed) I preface them with a unique letter or number. This allows me to press the Windows key once, then one key to open a program.
The key is that the starting letter does NOT have to be part of the actual program or location name. For example, I used to use Internet Explorer as my main browser, so I got used to using the "windows, i" to open it up. I started using Firefox, but was still used to the key combination (I'm a kinetic memorist), so now Firefox is named "iFirefox" in the Start Menu.
Similar to the previously-posted Run box shortcut, this is a nice way to make customized Windows keyboard shortcuts. Thanks,

jueves, julio 27, 2006

Common Dialog save location

You can add locations to the Places Bar in Open/Save As dialog box, using TweakUI

TweakUI v2.00 for Windows XP/XP MCE [564 KB].

TweakUI v2.10 for Windows XP SP1/XP MCE/2003 [147 KB].

Open TweakUI, Common Dialogs, Places Bar.

For Office applications, see these links:

Office XP - Customize the My Places Bar in the "Open" and "Save As" Dialog Boxes

OFF2000: How to Customize the Places Bar

Ramesh - Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell

What You Should Know About the Sasser Worm and It Variants:

"chrisb"> wrote in message

I want to add to the list that shows up on the left when you go to save a file. Any idea

Hi Chris,

For Pro:

Go to Start/Run and type in: gpedit.msc then navigate to:

User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/ Windows
Explorer/Common Open File Dialog/Items Displayed in Places Bar.

Choose Enabled then paste or type the link to the folders that you want


Add Folders to the "Save As" Dialog (Places Bar) Line 118

Or use TweakUI/Common Dialogs

To hide the Common Places Bar: For Pro go to Start/Run and type in:
gpedit.msc. User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows
Components/Windows Explorer/Common Open Places/Hide the common dialog places

Note: To see the difference between the views, open Notepad and choose
File/Open before and after applying Enabled.

lunes, abril 17, 2006

Excel Macro para quitar Password

Abres el editor de VB
ALT + F11
Creas un Modulo
Y pegas el codigo de abajo

Sub PasswordBreaker()
'Author unknown but submitted by brettdj of

Dim i As Integer, j As Integer, k As Integer
Dim l As Integer, m As Integer, n As Integer
Dim i1 As Integer, i2 As Integer, i3 As Integer
Dim i4 As Integer, i5 As Integer, i6 As Integer
On Error Resume Next
For i = 65 To 66: For j = 65 To 66: For k = 65 To 66
For l = 65 To 66: For m = 65 To 66: For i1 = 65 To 66
For i2 = 65 To 66: For i3 = 65 To 66: For i4 = 65 To 66
For i5 = 65 To 66: For i6 = 65 To 66: For n = 32 To 126

ActiveSheet.Unprotect Chr(i) & Chr(j) & Chr(k) & _
Chr(l) & Chr(m) & Chr(i1) & Chr(i2) & Chr(i3) & _
Chr(i4) & Chr(i5) & Chr(i6) & Chr(n)
If ActiveSheet.ProtectContents = False Then
MsgBox "One usable password is " & Chr(i) & Chr(j) & _
Chr(k) & Chr(l) & Chr(m) & Chr(i1) & Chr(i2) & _
Chr(i3) & Chr(i4) & Chr(i5) & Chr(i6) & Chr(n)
Range("a1").FormulaR1C1 = Chr(i) & Chr(j) & _
Chr(k) & Chr(l) & Chr(m) & Chr(i1) & Chr(i2) & _
Chr(i3) & Chr(i4) & Chr(i5) & Chr(i6) & Chr(n)
Exit Sub
End If
Next: Next: Next: Next: Next: Next
Next: Next: Next: Next: Next: Next

End Sub

Close the VB Editor window. Navigate to the worksheet you want to unprotect. Hit Tools-Macro-Macros and double-click PasswordBreaker in the list


martes, abril 11, 2006

Decrease your Applications startup time

By default, Microsoft includes the /prefetch:1 switch to speed up it's Windows Media Player application start time. This switch can be used for other Windows applications and also many third party programs.

Example #1

You have AOL 8.0 installed on the computer. Complete the steps outlined bewlo to add the /prefetch:1 switch to AOL's Target path.

1. Right click on the AOL shortcut and select properties from the menu.

2. In the Target: Field add the /prefetch:1 switch to the very end of the path, like this: "C:\Program Files\America Online 8.0\aol.exe" /prefetch:1 and then click ok.

Now start AOL. It would load at least 50 times faster than ever before.

Example #2

1, Go to the Start button/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools

2. Right click on System Restore and select properties from the menu that appears. Add the /prefetch:1 to the Target Path entry so it looks like this %ystemRoot%\System32\restore\rstrui.exe /prefetch:1 and click ok.

Now System Restore will start immediately when executed.

Note: This switch will only work with some programs. Others will return a message saying the program in the target box is invalid. Just remove the switch (by Allan, forum admin).


sábado, abril 08, 2006

Elimine el arranque doble

Estoy usando un sistema que tiene instalados Windows XP y Windows 98. Ya no quiero usar Windows 98, pero no sé qué debo hacer para eliminar el esquema de arranque doble.

Para eliminar ese menú que dice “Por favor seleccione el sistema operativo …” cada vez que enciende su sistema, cargue Windows XP, pulse el botón Inicio, pulse Mi PC con el botón derecho y seleccione Propiedades•Avanzado. Escoja el botón Configuración debajo de ‘Inicio y recuperación’.

Si la instalación de XP no aparece como el ‘Sistema operativo predeterminado’, selecciónelo del menú desplegable, pulse Aceptar dos veces y reinicie el sistema. Regrese a ‘Inicio y recuperación’ y pulse el botón Editar para abrir el archivo boot.ini en el Bloc de notas. Borre la última línea del archivo, que debe ser la opción de arranque que ya no quiere. Guarde el archivo, salga del Bloc de notas, pulse Aceptar dos veces y reinicie el sistema. Ahora XP debe cargarse sin que aparezca el menú.

Si tropieza con algún problema, use el servicio Restauración del sistema para regresar a donde estaba y volver a intentar el cambio.

Si tiene algún programa de particiones, como Symantec PartitionMagic, puede borrar la partición de Windows 98 y ampliar la que contiene a Windows XP. Pero si no, no se preocupe y utilice la partición de Win 98 para almacenar copias de seguridad o para cualquier otro propósito.


viernes, abril 07, 2006

How Do I Prevent Applications From Stealing Focus

By default Windows XP automatically prevents an application from stealing focus. You have probably already noticed this when you have had a number of applications minimised to the taskbar and one particular application has wanted you attention so the tab of the minimised application starts flashing orange. However, there have been cases where the minimised application tab refuses to flash orange when the application has attempted to grab focus. This is because an application you have installed has disabled the prevent an application from stealing focus option. To remedy the problem proceed as follows.

The first, and perhaps the easiest, root is to attempt a System Restore back to a point when you had full functionality of the flashing taskbar tab. In most cases this will remedy the problem.

If this option fails then the next easiest option is to download the Microsoft Powertoy TweakUI, available from ( Click the + sign next to the General option and then click on Focus. Now make sure a tick is in the box marked Prevent applications from stealing focus.

If that option fails you can always try editing the Windows registry.


For safety reasons it is always advisable to backup the registry before you start editing it. While there are numerous third party application that will do this for you, i.e., ERUNT, you can just as easily backup the registry using Windows XP.

1/ Click the Start button

2/ From the Start Menu click Run

3/ In the Run dialogue box type regedit

4/ When the registry window opens navigate to the following Registry key:


5/ Click on the Desktop option and then look down the list on the right
for the following:


6/ The right hand list is divided into three sections - Name Type and

7/ Look in the Data section and check that the following is present:

0x00030d40 (200000)

8/ If this data is present then the Prevent applications from stealing focus option is enabled.

9/ If you have something different then proceed as follows:

10/ Right click on the ForegroundLockTimeout option and select Modify

11/ The Edit DWORD value box opens

12/ Make sure there is a green dot next to the hexadecimal option in the Base box

13/ Now in the Value data box type: 30d40 (that's thirty followed by d
then followed by 40)

14/ Click the OK button

15/ Your entry should now read:

ForegroundLockTimeout REG_DWORD 0x00030d40 (200000)

16/ Now close regedit and reboot your machine

viernes, marzo 31, 2006

Thumbnail Siza & Quality

If any of you out there like to use the thumbnail view, especially for browsing through photos and images, it can become a bit of a drain on your system. It is possible to lower the thumbnail size and quality by editing the following registry keys.

Open the registry and navigate to :

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft \ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer

Create a new DWORD value called ThumbnailSize, and set the value between 32 and 256.

And/or create another DWORD value called ThumbnailQuality, and set the value between 50 and 100.

Key Details :

USER Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft \ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer]
Value Name: ThumbnailSize
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Data Value: 32 - 256

USER Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft \ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer]
Value Name: ThumbnailQuality
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Data Value: 50 - 100

domingo, febrero 19, 2006

Asentos Y Ñ's

Ok!!, me imagino que te a pasado que para poner las comillas dobles ( " ) tienes tienes que presionar espacio para que se despliegen, porque es esto?. A pues lo que pasa es que tienes seleccionado el idioma de teclado "Ingles (Estados Unidos) Estados Unidos - Internacional" y esto porque sucede, porque es para dejarnos poner asentos y Ñ's. Si pones comilla simple ( ' ) y luego una vocal veras que se acentura o si pones tilde (~) y luego n veras que te pondra una Ñ.

Si tienes elegido el idioma "Ingles (Estados Unidos) Estados Unidos " sin el internacional, te pondra las comillas a la primera.

NOTA: para cambiar las opciones del idioma de teclado se hace en
Panel de Control > Configuracion regional y de idioma > Idiomas > Detalles.

Messenger Error 80048820

Cuando el MSN 7.5 no se conecta, y marca el error 8048820. Es muy probable que sea porque la fecha no esta bien.

sábado, febrero 11, 2006

Se reinicia la computadora

Trabajando en word, a los pocos minutos se reinicia la computadora, de la nada, si la computadora esta sin hacer nada, no se reinicia. La solucion fue cambiarle la memoria RAM.

martes, enero 10, 2006

Cambiar de lugar Mis Documentos Historial y Favoritos

Comenzaremos por abrir “Mi PC” y en el menú “Ver”  “Opciones de carpeta..” Pestana “Ver” activaremos la opción “Mostrar todos los archivos”. Esta opción es necesaria porque vamos a copiar algún archivo oculto que si no, no se copiaría.

A continuacion copiamos de “C” a “D” la carpeta “Mis documentos”. Creamos en “D” una carpeta a la que llamaremos “Windows” y copiaremos a ella las carpetas “Favoritos” e “Historial” de la carpeta “C\Windows”

Cerramos “Mi PC”, vamos al escritorio y pulsamos con el botón derecho sobre el icono de Mis documentos y en el menu contextual elegimos “propiedades”. Nos aparecera la ubicación de “Mis documentos” que en estos momentos es “C:\Mis documentos”. No tenemos mas que cambiarla por “D:\Mis documentos”

Finalmente hay que hacer unos cuantos “apaños” en el registro de Windows, por lo que ejecutaremos el editor del registro. Pinchamos en el botón “Inicio” de la barra de herramientas, elegimos “Ejecutar..” y tecleamos “regedit” y pinchamos en Aceptar (o pulsamos “Enter”)

En la ventana que se abre, vamos a “Edición”  “Buscar”, tecleamos “C:\Windows\Favoritos” y pinchamos en “Buscar siguiente”. Donde nos aparezca dicha expresión, la sustituimos por “D:\Windows\Favoritos” y repetimos la operación hasta llegar al final del registro.

A continuacion hacemos lo mismo para cambiar “C:\Windows\Historial” por “D:\Windows\Historial” y “C:\Mis documentos” por “D:\Mis documentos”. Esta ultima expresion aparecera muchas veces pues hay muchos programas que la tienen registrada como la carpeta donde guardar sus archivos por defecto.

Nota: La referencia de que "Mis Documentos" estan “C:\Mis documentos” es para Win98, pero aplica igual en XP, solo raspetamos la ruta de Mis Documentos que se tiene en XP y cambiamos solo la letra de la unidad a la que se desea cambiar.

lunes, enero 09, 2006

Aumentar la velocidad de carga de las aplicaciones

Windows XP incluye una nueva tecnología para aumentar la velocidad de carga de las aplicaciones llamada Prefetching. Este servicio monitoriza los progrmas que se inician durante el inicio de Windows para cargarlos de forma más rápida.
Esta tecnología puede llegar a incrementar el rendimiento del inicio del sistema de forma significativa, sobre todo en equipos bastente potentes (hablamos de un Petium II a 800 MHZ o superior con 512 Mbytes de RAM o superior). Debido precisamente a la variedad de máquinas sobre la que podemos instalar Windows XP, el Prefetching tiene establecido un valor estándar, apto para todas las máquinas, pero que podemos optimizar según las características de nuestro sitema.
- Para ello iniciaremos la herramienta de edición del registro del sistema con el comando "regedir.exe" desde el menú Inicio/Ejecutar.
- Allí encontraremos la clave:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters.
- Una vez alli aumentaremos el contenido del valor EnablePrefetche del predeterminado "3" al recomendado "5". Este ajuste disminuirá el tiempo de arranque y doblará el rendimiento de XP.

Probando el nuevo Hotmail sin invitación

Desde que Gmail comenzara revolucionando el servicio de correo gratuito con su giga de almacenamiento, nada volvió a ser igual. Yahoo rápidamente respondió con si giga y medio, Microsoft como siempre se quedó con sus míseros 2 megas, había un truco para que te dieran 250 megas ¿pero que necesidad? COmo sea, ahora también se puede acceder a su Windows Live Mail con 2 gigas de capacidad siguiendo las siguientes instrucciones:

1. Es necesario hacer todo el procedimiento desde IExplorer.
2. Ingresa a tu cuenta en Hotmail y en las opciones cambia el país por Estados Unidos y el idioma por Inglés.
3. Cierra tu sesión.
4. Copia este enlace (Clic derecho / Copiar Acceso Directo) y pégalo en la barra de direcciones en la misma ventana del Internet Explorer que tienes abierta y presiona Enter.
5. Inicia sesión con tu usuario y password y verás de nuevo tu correo de Hotmail abierto.
6. Repite de nuevo el paso 4, Copiar Enlace, pegar y Enter.
7. Ahora verás el logo de Windows Live Mail Beta , dale click en donde dice “Join Mail Beta” y ¡ Ya esta!

Fuente LINK

Actualizacion: Al parecer ya dejo de funcionar este metodo.

miércoles, enero 04, 2006

Oir sonido cuando se presiona CAPS LOCK

Sure your keyboard has small lights (LEDs) to indicate if your CAPS, NUM and SCROLL lock keys are on or off. When you're busy typing you might accidentally hit one of these locks which might force you to retype.
Here's how to make your computer beep whenever any of the lock keys change state:
  • Go to the Panel de Control (Control Panel)
  • Double click Opciones de Accesibilidad (Accessibility Options)
  • Turn on the ToggleKeys checkbox
  • Click OK
Fuente LINK

Tamanio de un Directorio

Para saber el tamanio que ocupa en disco un folder o archivo de forma rapida presionamos "ALT + ENTER" sobre el archivo seleccionado.

Respaldo y restauracion de Registro WIn XP

Copia de seguridad del registro de Windows

Para hacer una copia de seguridad del registro nada más fácil, hacemos lo siguiente

1) Hacemos clic en el menú Registro y nuevamente clic en Exportar archivo Registro...

En la siguiente ventana le damos el nombre que queramos en este caso como se trata de una copia de seguridad le podemos llamar Regbackup, y especificamos donde lo vamos a guardar. Una vez que termine de guardarlo ya lo podremos utilizar posteriormente para restaurarlo.

Si solo queremos hacer una copia de seguridad de la rama que vamos a modificar, nos posicionamos sobre dicha rama y seguimos el paso 1, en la ventana que aparece dejamos seleccionada la opción Rama seleccionada y listo.

Restaurar el registro desde la copia de seguridad

Al igual que en el caso de la copia de seguridad, en este caso seleccionamos Registro y clic en Importar archivo del Registro... en la ventana que nos muestra seleccionamos la ruta de acceso a la copia que teníamos guardada y hacemos clic en Abrir, el Registro se actualizará de forma automática.

Acelerar apagado del XP

1) Editor de registro. Para ello pinchamos en INICIO -> Ejecutar: "regedit" (sin comillas) y le damos a enter. Entramos luego hasta el nivel HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Control Panel -> Desktop y localizamos allí la clave "WaitToKillAppTimeout" y hacemos doble clic sobre ella. A continuación cambiamos el valor de 20.000 (que ya trae por defecto) por el de 4.000.
2)Ahora, y sin salir del editor, accedemos a HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> System -> Current Control -> Control, para localizar de nuevo la clave "WaitToKillAppTimeout" y repitiendo la misma operación de antes cambiamos el valor de 20.000 a 4.000.

lunes, enero 02, 2006

Aumentar ancho de banda en internet para XP

Este truco es recomandable para usuarios que dispongan de conexiones a Internet de alta velocidad como ADSL, redes LAN, etc...
Por defecto Windows XP reserva un tanto por ciento de ancho de banda de transmisión para otros usos, lo cual hace que no dispongamos del 100% de nuestro ancho de banda.
Este hecho está provocado rpo el servicio denominado "QoS" ( quality of service ), el cual reserva el 20% del ancho de banda disponible para asegurar que determinadas aplicaciones puedan funcionar corretamente ( videoconferencias, mensajería,etc ).
Si nosotros no usamos este servicio podemos deshabilitarlo para conseguir ese 20% más de velocidad. Para ello debemos eguir los siguientes pasos:
- Pulsamos el botón de INICIO, en la opción "Ejecutar" escribimos gpedit.msc
- A continuación se abrirá una ventana y buscamos la opción: "Directiva de equipo local", dentro de esta: "Plantillas administrativas", seleccionamos la opción "Red" y finalmente "Porgramador de paquetes QoS".
- Buscamos la opción que indica: "Limitar el ancho de banda reservado" hacer clic en "Habilitar" y en "Limite de ancho de banda (%)" debemos colocar el dígito 1.

jueves, diciembre 22, 2005

Mejorar desempeno de Windows XP

Para mejorar el rendimiento de Windows XP existen muchas cosas pero las que me se son:

Propiedades de sistema>
Opc Avanzadas>

Desactivamos todos menos
-Usar estilos visuales...
-Usar sombras en los nombres...

2) Velocidad de despliegue del Menu Inicio

1) Ejecutar Regedit

2) Buscar HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\desktop

3) Añadir nuevo valor de cadena con el Nombre "MenuShowDelay"

4) Pone un valor entre 1 y 65535 (1 muy rápido 65535 muy lento)

Fuente LINK


Numeros de Serie:


Win XP pro esp:
K8FF5 3G2BV 7DT85 R31W7 DV7CW

Win 2000 esp:

Win Me esp:

Win 98 esp:

Ofice 2003:

Ofice XP:

Ofice 2000:

Desinstalar Messenger MSN 4.0

Para desinstalar el Messenger que viene por default con el Windows XP existe una forma para hacerlo.


1) Abrir ejecutar del menu inicio
2) escribimos:
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

Fuente Link

Media Player error

Media Player 10 manda un mensaje: "error interno de la aplicacion". Y cuando se quiere acceder a los correos desde el Messenger MSN 7.5 la pantalla de Internet Explorer 6.0 se queda en blanco y marca que ya esta "listo". Este problema se presento cuando instale el Antivirus Avast e hice eliminacion de archivos infectados.

Solucion 1 (Esta es la que use y me funciono):

1) vayan a inicio... hagan click en "ejecutar"
2) escriban: regsvr32 jscript.dll y luego aceptar
3) entren de nuevo en ejecutar y escriban: regsvr32 vbscript.dll y acepten de nuevo

Solucion 2:

quieren la solucion mas apropiada hagan esto.

1° copia o escribe todo esto en la ventana ejecutar.

rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection InstallWMP64 132 c:\windows\inf\mplayer2.inf

2° nesecitaras el disco CD-ROM una vez echo esto
introduce el disco y haz click en aceptar.

3° vuelve a copiar esto.
rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection InstallWMP7 132 c:\windows\inf\wmp.inf

Fuente LINK

Soluciones a Problemas en Computo

Lo que se intenta hacer con este blog es detallar las soluciones a los diferentes problemas en lo que se refiere a la computacion. Esperemos y funcione!!!