Monday, February 26, 2007

Core 2 Duo Vs. Core Duo: Merom and Yonah square off

Intel has consistently impressed with its mobile CPUs. The ageing Pentium M processor continues to be a solid foundation for laptops or desktop PCs (like the one in our ultimate quiet PC feature). The successor to the M processor — the Core Duo (codenamed Yonah), is a marvel of engineering that helped push the Centrino brand to new heights.

But what of the recently released Core 2 Duo range of processors, known in tech circles as ‘Merom’? Intel says they are up to 20 per cent faster than the current crop of mobile chips, but are they really as good as it makes out? Bored, disillusioned with the world and with a complete lack of anything better to do, we thought we’d break it down for you Crave readers.

The first thing you need to know about Core 2 Duo is that it’s not hugely different to the Core Duo. The key difference is that the fastest chips in the range, the T7xxx series, use 4MB of level 2 cache instead of the standard 2MB. The entry-level chips use 2MB, but all Core 2 Duo CPUs have the benefit of 64-bit EM64T support — though we won’t see the full benefit of this until Windows Vista rolls around.

For our test, we got hold of three laptops, two of which were from rockdirect. The first rock laptop uses a 2.33GHz Intel T2600 CPU — the fastest in the Core Duo range — while the second uses the new 2.13GHz T7400 from the Core 2 Duo family. The third laptop is a non-retail reference sample boasting a T7600 Core 2 Duo CPU. All three laptops use identical Intel 945PM chipsets, 1GB of DDR2 533MHz memory, and an Nvidia GeForce Go 7900 GTX graphics card.

To put them through their paces we ran the PCMark 2005 synthetic benchmark application to test their core performance ability. We also ran 3DMark 2005 to test graphics capabilities, and MobileMark 2005 to test features such as battery life and general mobile performance. We also tried out Cinebench 9.5, a free 3D rendering benchmarking tool, to put the systems through their paces.

According to PCMark 2005, there isn’t a massive difference between the three processors. The Core 2 Duo was around 5 per cent quicker, which isn’t worth writing home about. Cinebench 9.5 showed more of a difference — the top-spec Core 2 Duo machine was 11 per cent faster than the Core Duo system in our single CPU test, and 8.5 per cent faster in the multi-CPU test.

Unsurprisingly, we didn’t spot much difference between the three processors during 3D gaming tests. They returned a nearly identical score in 3DMark 2005 and pretty much the same frame rates in F.E.A.R. As expected, the major bottleneck here is the graphics card. The Core 2 Duo processor is likely to be better than the Core Duo at running CPU-intensive games (such as those that display large numbers of non-playable characters on a screen simultaneously), but in most gaming situations the two CPUs are very similar.

The all-important battery life figures make for interesting reading. All three laptops lasted pretty much the same amount of time when playing a DVD movie and they ran out of juice within a couple of minutes of each other when browsing the Web using Wi-Fi. We can only conclude that this is a good thing, as the Core 2 Duo gives better performance without losing any battery life.

Ultimately, we have to conclude that the performance delta between Core Duo and Core 2 Duo is relatively small in most cases, but there are noticeable differences when running CPU-intensive applications. When using your laptop for simple everyday tasks like writing Word documents you’ll notice zero advantage with a Core 2 Duo. However, the new CPUs come into their own when performing more demanding tasks such as 3D rendering. Here it outperforms its predecessor by a notable, if hardly mind-blowing margin.

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:Windows Vista Command Line List and Reference:

The list of commands available in the command line shell for Windows Vista is similar to that for Windows XP but with some additions. The commands and a brief explanation of their functions is given.

Several commands are now in the standard list that were formerly available only in Support Tools or the Server 2003 Tools. For example, Robocopy from Server 2003 is now included. There are also some new commands and they are indicated with an asterisk in the list below.

  1. ASSOC Displays or modifies file extension associations.
  2. ATTRIB Displays or changes file attributes.
  3. BREAK Sets or clears extended CTRL+C checking.
  4. *BCDEDIT Sets properties in boot database to control boot loading.
  5. CACLS Displays or modifies access control lists (ACLs) of files.
  6. CALL Calls one batch program from another.
  7. CD Displays the name of or changes the current directory.
  8. CHCP Displays or sets the active code page number.
  9. CHDIR Displays the name of or changes the current directory.
  10. CHKDSK Checks a disk and displays a status report.
  11. CHKNTFS Displays or modifies the checking of disk at boot time.
  12. CLS Clears the screen.
  13. CMD Starts a new instance of the Windows command interpreter.
  14. COLOR Sets the default console foreground and background colors.
  15. COMP Compares the contents of two files or sets of files.
  16. COMPACT Displays or alters the compression of files on NTFS partitions.
  17. CONVERT Converts FAT volumes to NTFS. You cannot convert the current drive.
  18. COPY Copies one or more files to another location.
  19. DATE Displays or sets the date.
  20. DEL Deletes one or more files.
  21. DIR Displays a list of files and subdirectories in a directory.
  22. DISKCOMP Compares the contents of two floppy disks.
  23. DISKCOPY Copies the contents of one floppy disk to another.
  24. DISKPART Displays or configures Disk Partition properties.
  25. DOSKEY Edits command lines, recalls Windows commands, and creates macros.
  26. DRIVERQUERY Displays current device driver status and properties.
  27. ECHO Displays messages, or turns command echoing on or off.
  28. ENDLOCAL Ends localization of environment changes in a batch file.
  29. ERASE Deletes one or more files.
  30. EXIT Quits the CMD.EXE program (command interpreter).
  31. FC Compares two files or sets of files, and displays the differences between them.
  32. FIND Searches for a text string in a file or files.
  33. FINDSTR Searches for strings in files.
  34. FOR Runs a specified command for each file in a set of files.
  35. FORMAT Formats a disk for use with Windows.
  36. FSUTIL Displays or configures the file system properties.
  37. FTYPE Displays or modifies file types used in file extension associations.
  38. GOTO Directs the Windows command interpreter to a labeled line in a batch program.
  39. GPRESULT Displays Group Policy information for machine or user.
  40. GRAFTABL Enables Windows to display an extended character set in graphics mode.
  41. HELP Provides Help information for Windows commands.
  42. *ICACLS Display, modify, backup, or restore ACLs for files and directories.
  43. IF Performs conditional processing in batch programs.
  44. LABEL Creates, changes, or deletes the volume label of a disk.
  45. MD Creates a directory.
  46. MKDIR Creates a directory.
  47. *MKLINK Creates Symbolic Links and Hard Links
  48. MODE Configures a system device.
  49. MORE Displays output one screen at a time.
  50. MOVE Moves one or more files from one directory to another directory.
  51. OPENFILES Displays files opened by remote users for a file share.
  52. PATH Displays or sets a search path for executable files.
  53. PAUSE Suspends processing of a batch file and displays a message.
  54. POPD Restores the previous value of the current directory saved by PUSHD.
  55. PRINT Prints a text file.
  56. PROMPT Changes the Windows command prompt.
  57. PUSHD Saves the current directory then changes it.
  58. RD Removes a directory.
  59. RECOVER Recovers readable information from a bad or defective disk.
  60. REM Records comments (remarks) in batch files or CONFIG.SYS.
  61. REN Renames a file or files.
  62. RENAME Renames a file or files.
  63. REPLACE Replaces files.
  64. RMDIR Removes a directory.
  65. ROBOCOPY Advanced utility to copy files and directory trees
  66. SET Displays, sets, or removes Windows environment variables.
  67. SETLOCAL Begins localization of environment changes in a batch file.
  68. SC Displays or configures services (background processes).
  69. SCHTASKS Schedules commands and programs to run on a computer.
  70. SHIFT Shifts the position of replaceable parameters in batch files.
  71. SHUTDOWN Allows proper local or remote shutdown of machine.
  72. SORT Sorts input.
  73. START Starts a separate window to run a specified program or command.
  74. SUBST Associates a path with a drive letter.
  75. SYSTEMINFO Displays machine specific properties and configuration.
  76. TASKLIST Displays all currently running tasks including services.
  77. TASKKILL Kill or stop a running process or application.
  78. TIME Displays or sets the system time.
  79. TITLE Sets the window title for a CMD.EXE session.
  80. TREE Graphically displays the directory structure of a drive or path.
  81. TYPE Displays the contents of a text file.
  82. VER Displays the Windows version.
  83. VERIFY Tells Windows whether to verify that your files are written correctly to a disk.
  84. VOL Displays a disk volume label and serial number.
  85. XCOPY Copies files and directory trees.
  86. WMIC Displays WMI information inside interactive command

Access a Free Yahoo! Mail Account with Outlook Exp:

Access a Free Yahoo! Mail Account with Outlook Express!
Folow the steps bellow:

1. Download YPOPs! from here:

2. Install YPOPs! and make sure it is running..

3. Open Outlook Express.
Select Tools > Accounts... from the menu in Outlook Express.

Click "Add" and select "Mail..."

Type your name.
Click Next >Enter your Yahoo! Mail address ("", for example).
Click Next > again.

Make sure POP3 is selected under My incoming mail server is a ___ server..

Enter "localhost" under Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server:.

Type "localhost" under Outgoing mail (SMTP) server: as well.

Click Next >

Type your Yahoo! Mail user name under Account name:.

The user name is your Yahoo! Mail address sans "". In this example, the user name is "hmmzl34".
Enter your Yahoo! Mail password under Password:Click Next >Click Finish.

Highlight localhost in the Internet Accounts window.Click Properties.

Type "Yahoo! Mail" under Mail Account.Click OK.Click Close.

Best tricks foe using windows!!!

System Tips

Use the 'wild card' (*) in system searches. It's possible to find all pictures by using *.jpg, for instance. To list virtually every graphic on your hard drive, try *.jpg; *.png; *.gif; *.bmp. Multiple searches are possible using a semicolon followed by a space, then the next item. This works foe other file types, too, like *.doc or *.txt. The use of shortcut keys instead of mouse clicks is much more efficient. Re-training oneself to do so is a bit more challenging. Most folks know that pressing the CTRL key plus x cuts and item, CTRL+ c copies and CTRL+ v pastes, but don't forget to 'unload' the clipboard after copying a large graphic or hitting 'Print Screen.' Just copy something small, like a word of text, to replace that large load. Otherwise it ties up precious memory. Here are some more to try: CTRL+ A: Highlights all text in document CTRL+ close window closes all windows Windows: Display the Start menu Windows + D: Minimize or restore all windows Windows + E: Display Windows Explorer Windows + F: Display Search for files Windows + Ctrl + F: Display Search for computer Windows + F1: Display Help and Support Center Windows + R: Display Run dialog box Windows + break: Display System Properties dialog box Windows + shift + M: Undo minimize all windows Windows + tab: move through taskbar buttons Windows + U: Open Utility Manager And a new one (04/26/02) from Mark M.: CTRL+ Z is an unlimited UNDO In rich text environments like Outlook Express or Microsoft Word, SHIFT will traditionally 'select' and CTRL will 'move.' CTRL+ BACKSPACE will delete entire words at a time; CTRL+ HOME will take you to the top of the document; CTRL+ SHIFT + HOME will select all data between your cursor and the top of your document (END will take you to the end); CTRL+ LEFT CURSOR will move you one word back (and RIGHT will move you right); SHIFT+ HOME will select all text in that paragraph or line. Want more? Search "Keyboard Shortcuts" on your own computer.

Do Internet with Airtel n Bluetooth..

first download firefox........change its setting.go in tool<<<ur ready to do internet......

Search For Hidden Or System Files In Windows XPThe Search companion in Windows XP searches for hidden and system files differently than in earlier versions of Windows. This guide describes how to search for hidden or system files in Windows XP. Search for Hidden or System Files By default, the Search companion does not search for hidden or system files. Because of this, you may be unable to find files, even though they exist on the drive. To search for hidden or system files in Windows XP: Click Start, click Search, click All files and folders, and then click More advanced options. Click to select the Search system folders and Search hidden files and folders check boxes. NOTE: You do not need to configure your computer to show hidden files in the Folder Options dialog box in Windows Explorer to find files with either the hidden or system attributes, but you need to configure your computer not to hide protected operating system files to find files with both the hidden and system attributes. Search Companion shares the Hide protected operating system files option (which hides files with both the system and hidden attributes) with the Folder Options dialog box Windows Explorer.

Tips & Tricks for Symbians!!!

Tip 1 : Do u know how to use the edit button (abc or pencil button)?Heres how... in the inbox for example; u wanna delete multiple sms, simply hold the edit button, scroll down, and then, press c to delete the marked sms. The edit button can also b used to copy and past text in sms, simply hold it and scroll across, choose copy. pretty good for placing song names in ngages Tip 2 : Shit happens, on a smartphone, its inevitable u do something wrong, and tis calls for a format of fone. to format the fone, press *#7370#, then enter the lock code, which is the sec code of the fone. NOTE: batt must b full, else if format is disrupted by low batt, consequences will b disatrous I heard the code *#7780# works too, pretty much the same i tink. for 6600 users, to format the fone, theres an alternative way. Press and hold <3>, <*> and Call (Send) buttons, then power on fone, keep holding on the 3 buttons, till u come to a format screen. this method ONLY works on 6600, and need not enter the sec code. BUT sec code would be reset to default 12345.

Tip 3 : TO NGAGE USERS; Did u know u can install .sis files simply using the cable given? Juz plug it in, place the .sis file anywhere on e: (the mmc), not in any folders, root of e:, disconnect, then look for it in manager.

Tip 4: Save on battery and system memory being used by regulary checking the task manager which can be accessed by holding down the menu button!!

Tip 4a: Set the screen saver to a short time out period to prolong battery life.Tip 4b: Avoid restarting the phone, or repeatedly turning it on and off. This helps increase battery life.

Tip 5: Type *#06# to display your IMEI serial number, very valuable for the unlocking your phone to other sim cards

Tip 6: Type *#0000# to view which firmware version you are running

Tip 7: If you would like to avoid being "blue jacked", keep bluetooth turned off, or set your phone's visibility to hidden.

Tip 8: Don't want to carry a watch and a phone? Set the screen saver to show date and time, then you can ditch the watch.

Make your Folders Private

•Open My Computer

•Double-click the drive where Windows is installed (usually drive (C:), unless you have more than one drive on your computer).

•If the contents of the drive are hidden, under System Tasks, click Show the contents of this drive.

•Double-click the Documents and Settings folder.

•Double-click your user folder.

•Right-click any folder in your user profile, and then click Properties.

•On the Sharing tab, select the Make this folder private so that only I have access to it check box. Note

•To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer.

•This option is only available for folders included in your user profile. Folders in your user profile include My Documents and its sub folders, Desktop, Start Menu, Cookies, and Favorites. If you do not make these folders private, they are available to everyone who uses your computer.

•When you make a folder private, all of its sub-folders are private as well. For example, when you make My Documents private, you also make My Music and My Pictures private. When you share a folder, you also share all of its sub folders unless you make them private.

•You cannot make your folders private if your drive is not formatted as NTFS For information about converting your drive to NTFS

Faster boot time in xp:

First, let's do a bit of comparing with the "before and after" you try this registry trick. Please try restarting your pc and observe at the blue lines that appear upon booting. Notice how many times it appeared? Now try this...

Here's How:

[hide]To increase system boot speed, here's what you can do:

1. Start>run> and type ''regedit''

2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/ SYSTEM / CurrentControlSet / Control / Session Manager / Memory Managment / PrefetchParameters / EnablePrefetcher.

3. Double click on "Enableprefetcher"

4. Past 1 in Value Date, and Hexadecimal most be on(enable)

Then restart the pc and and look at the blue lines again. See how many times or how fast it goes? Most of the time it just quickly passes that part.


Windows RUN Commands...:

Wanted to Browse fast in windows. Remember these commands.
This will really save a lot of time of your. There are many
commands which you might have never seen or never knew.
There are certain properties of windows which you hardly know
exist in windows. Here is a list of 112 run commands.

Windows Run Commands

Accessibility Controls------- access.cpl
Add Hardware Wizard------- hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs------- appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools------- control admintools
Automatic Updates------- wuaucpl.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard------- fsquirt
Calculator------- calc
Certificate Manager certmgr.msc
Character Map charmap
Check Disk Utility------- chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer------- clipbrd
Command Prompt------- cmd
Component Services------- dcomcnfg
Computer Management------- compmgmt.msc
timedate.cpl------- ddeshare
Device Manager------- devmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)*------- directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter------- dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility------- cleanmgr
Disk Defragment------- dfrg.msc
Disk Management------- diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager------- diskpart
Display Properties------- control desktop
Display Properties------- desk.cpl
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected)------- control color
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility------- drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility------- verifier
Event Viewer------- eventvwr.msc
File Signature Verification Tool------- sigverif
Findfast------- findfast.cpl
Folders Properties------- control folders
Fonts------- control fonts
Fonts Folder------- fonts
Free Cell Card Game------- freecell
Game Controllers------- joy.cpl
Group Policy Editor (XP Prof)------- gpedit.msc
Hearts Card Game------- mshearts
Iexpress Wizard------- iexpress
Indexing Service------- ciadv.msc
Internet Properties------- inetcpl.cpl
IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration)------- ipconfig /all
IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)------- ipconfig /displaydns
IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)------- ipconfig /flushdns
IP Configuration (Release All Connections)------- ipconfig /release
IP Configuration (Renew All Connections)------- ipconfig /renew
IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS)------- ipconfig /registerdns
IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID)------- ipconfig /showclassid
IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)------- ipconfig /setclass
Java Control Panel (If Installed) jpicpl32.cpl
Java Control Panel (If Installed)------- javaws
Keyboard Properties------- control keyboard
Local Security Settings------- secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups------- lusrmgr.msc
Logs You Out Of Windows------- logoff
Microsoft Chat------- winchat
Minesweeper Game------- winmine
Mouse Properties------- control mouse
Mouse Properties------- main.cpl
Network Connections------- control netconnections
Network Connections------- ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard------- netsetup.cpl
Notepad------- notepad
Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed)------- nvtuicpl.cpl
Object Packager------- packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator------- odbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboard------- osk
Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed)------- ac3filter.cpl
Password Properties------- password.cpl
Performance Monitor------ perfmon.msc
Performance Monitor------- perfmon
Phone and Modem Options------- telephon.cpl
Power Configuration------- powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes------- control printers
Printers Folder------- printers
Private Character Editor------- eudcedit
Quicktime (If Installed)------- QuickTime.cpl
Regional Settings------- intl.cpl
Registry Editor------- regedit
Registry Editor------- regedit32
Remote Desktop------- mstsc
Removable Storage------- ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests------- ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof)------- rsop.msc
Scanners and Cameras------- sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks------- control schedtasks
Security Center------- wscui.cpl
Services------- services.msc
Shared Folders------- fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows------- shutdown
Sounds and Audio------- mmsys.cpl
Spider Solitare Card Game------- spider
SQL Client Configuration------- cliconfg
System Configuration Editor------- sysedit
System Configuration Utility------- msconfig
System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately)------- sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot)------- sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot)------- sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting)------- sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache)------- sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x)------- sfc /cachesize=x
System Properties------- sysdm.cpl
Task Manager------- taskmgr
Telnet Client------- telnet
User Account Management------- nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager------- utilman
Windows Firewall------- firewall.cpl
Windows Magnifier------- magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure------- wmimgmt.msc
Windows System Security Tool------- syskey
Windows Update Launches------- wupdmgr
Windows XP Tour Wizard------- tourstart
Wordpad------- write


OK buddy, doctor's diagnosis - virus/spyware infection. You should scan your PC for viruses ASAP. I am assuming that there is no updated resident antivirus program on your PC, and that the virus in question may contain protected TSRs. So, I would recommend the Sophos Command Line scanner for now, use the link in the subject line to download, its 10.1MB.

Just download, extract, and burn the files to a disc on an uninfected computer (recommended). Then, boot up your PC in 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt' with the disc in the drive. Change directory to wherever sav32cli.exe is on the CD, and type the following:


The DI switch disinfects, REMOVE toasts lost souls, and the log file will give you an idea of who those lost souls are, should you have to reinstall them.



Fast User Switching can be turned-on with Windows XP Professional only when your computer is not part of a domain.

Power Options in Control Panel lets you adjust any power management option that your computer's unique hardware configuration supports. These options vary widely from computer to computer. Power Options automatically detects what is available on your computer and shows you only the options that you can control.

ACPI—If you are not sure whether your computer is ACPI–compliant, check your manufacturer's documentation. During Windows Setup, ACPI is installed only if all components present during Setup support power management.

The Hibernate function in Windows XP Professional can make the batteries in your laptop computer last longer.

Windows XP supports the industry standard power management technology known as the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI), which enables the operating system to control power to your computer and peripheral devices. The power management features in Windows XP include Hibernate and Standby. Hibernate saves an image of your desktop with all open files and documents, and then it powers down your computer. When you turn on power, your files and documents are open on your desktop exactly as you left them. Standby reduces the power consumption of your computer by cutting power to hardware components you are not using. Standby can cut power to peripheral devices, your monitor, even your hard drive, but maintains power to your computer’s memory so you don’t lose your work.

Power Management Performance
Windows XP wakes from Hibernate faster than any earlier version of Windows. So you can preserve your batteries without taking time to close all your files and shut down, and then restart and open all your files when you’re ready to work again. If you need to leave your computer, you can just leave it. Windows XP can automatically put your computer into Hibernate mode after a specified period of inactivity. Or Windows XP can detect when your batteries are running low, and then automatically put your computer in Hibernate mode to save your work before the battery fails. To put your computer into hibernation, you must have a computer that is set up by the manufacturer to support this option.

To automatically put your computer into hibernation:
You must be logged on to your computer with an owner account in order to complete this procedure.

· Open Power Options in Control Panel. (Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Power Options.).

· Click the Hibernate tab, select the Enable hibernate support check box, and then click Apply.

If the Hibernate tab is unavailable, your computer does not support this feature.
Click the APM tab, click Enable Advanced Power Management support, and then click Apply.

The APM tab is unavailable on ACPI–compliant computers. ACPI automatically enables Advanced Power Management, which disables the APM tab.
Click the Power Schemes tab, and then select a time period in System hibernates. Your computer hibernates after it has been idle for the specified amount of time.

To manually put your computer into hibernation:
You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of either the Administrators or Power Users group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.

· Open Power Options in Control Panel. (Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Power Options.).

· Click the Hibernate tab, and then select the Enable hibernate support check box.

· If the Hibernate tab is not available, your computer does not support this feature.

· Click OK to close the Power Options dialog box.

· Click Start, and then click Shut Down.

· In the What do you want the computer to do drop-down list, click Hibernate.

If you are using Windows XP Home Edition, or Windows XP Professional with Fast User Switching turned on, the Shut Down menu will present the options to Stand By, Turn Off, or Restart your computer. Hold down the Shift key, and the Stand By button will change to Hibernate.


Nokia Secret GSM Codes
To check the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) type *#06#

Information you get from the IMEI :


TAC FAC SNR SPTAC = Type approval code
FAC = Final assembly code
SNR = Serial number

SP = Spare

To check the phones software revision type *#0000#
Information you get from the software revision :
V 05.31
-1st line = software revision-2nd line = the date of the software release
-3rd line = phone type(generation)

TO ENTER THE SERVICE MENU type *#92702689# (*#WAROANTY#)-Serial number IMEI
-Production date(MM/YY)
-Purchase date (MM/YY) You can only enter the date once.
-Date of last repair (0000=No repair)-

Transfer user data to another Nokia phone via infra red

NOKIA 1610/1611

*#170602112302# show the software version

NOKIA 2110

*#3283# phone information
for 2110i *#170602112302# or *#9999# to see the software version
for 2110 *#682371158412125# to see the software version

NOKIA 3110
*#7780# make a reset
*#3110# to see the software version
*#92702689# to enter the secret menu

NOKIA 5110
*#0000# show the software version
*#92702689# to enter the secret menu

NOKIA 6110/6150
*#0000# show the software version
*#92702689# to enter the secret menu

NOKIA 8110/8210/8810
*#0000# show the software version
*#921702689# to enter the secret menu


New Vista RTM Timer Stopper Crack:

How to activate Vista RTM with Timer Stopper Crack by Dr. Hisham - CORE - (C)hallenge (O)f (R)everse (E)ngineering!.

New Windows Vista instalation:

1. Go to your BIOS, set the year to 2099.

2. Disconnect Internet (physically pull out your LAN cable if you will tongue.gif )

3. Install Vista. DO NOT enter any key while installing, and select the Ultimate edition.

4. Once vista boots up for the first time, set the year back to 2006 (from within Vista). Remember, internet should still be disconnected.

5. Reboot, and check date in BIOS to make sure its 2006.

6. Use enclosed patch

7. Unzip the patch and run the exe.

8. Click on test. It should say 4 timers stopped.

9. Click on the install button.

10. Reboot.

11. Connect Internet

12. Test by typing “slmgr -dlv” in the command prompt (in administrator mode), and note the minutes.

13. After about an hour of use, reboot and redo step 12. The minutes should remain same!

14. Enjoy!

If you already have vista installed, you dont need to re-install it. You can just re-arm in 2099. Steps:

1. Go to your BIOS, set the year to 2099.

2. Disconnect Internet (physically pull out your LAN cable if you will tongue.gif )

3. Boot vista, open command prompt in administrator mode and type “slmgr -rearm”. Wait for the command to complete, and then reboot.

4. Once vista boots up, set the year back to 2006 (from within Vista). Remember, internet should still be disconnected.

5. Reboot, and check date in BIOS to make sure its 2006.

6. Use enclosed patch

7. Unzip the patch and run the exe.

8. Click on test. It should say 4 timers stopped.

9. Click on the install button.

10. Reboot.

11. Connect Internet

12. Test by typing “slmgr -dlv” in the command prompt (in administrator mode), and note the minutes.

13. After about an hour of use, reboot and redo step 12. The minutes should remain same!

14. Enjoy!



Optimize Windows XP:

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· Remove Annoying Delete Confirmation Messages
Although not strictly a performance tweak I love this fix as it makes my machine ‘feel’ faster. I hate the annoying ‘are you sure?’ messages that XP displays, especially if I have to use a laptop touchpad to close them. To remove these messages:

  • Right-click on the ‘Recycle Bin’ on the desktop and then click ‘Properties’
  • Clear the ‘Display Delete Confirmation Dialog’ check box and click ‘Ok’. If you do accidentally delete a file don’t worry as all is not lost. Just go to your Recycle Bin and ‘Restore’ the file.

· Disable Indexing Services:

  • Indexing Services is a small little program that uses large amounts of RAM and can often make a computer endlessly loud and noisy. This system process indexes and updates lists of all the files that are on your computer. It does this so that when you do a search for something on your computer; it will search faster by scanning the index lists. If you don’t search your computer often, or even if you do search often, this system service is completely unnecessary. To disable do the following:
  • Go to Start
  • Click Settings
  • Click Control Panel
  • Double-click Add/Remove Programs
  • Click the Add/Remove Window Components
  • Uncheck the Indexing services box
  • Click ‘Next’

· Optimize Display Settings :

Windows XP can look sexy but displaying all the visual items can waste system resources. To optimize:

  • Go to Start
  • Click Settings
  • Click Control Panel
  • Click System
  • Click Advanced tab
  • In the Performance tab click Settings
  • Leave only the following ticked:
  1. Show shadows under menus
  2. Show shadows under mouse pointer
  3. Show translucent selection rectangle
  4. Use drop shadows for icons labels on the desktop
  5. Use visual styles on windows and buttons

· Speedup Folder Browsing :

You may have noticed that every-time you open my computer to browse folders that there is a slight delay. This is because Windows XP automatically searches for network files and printers every-time you open Windows Explorer. To fix this and to increase browsing significantly:
Open My Computer:

  • Click on Tools menu
  • Click on Folder Options
  • Click on the View tab.
  • Uncheck the Automatically search for network folders and printers check box
  • Click Apply
  • Click Ok
  • Reboot your computer

· Disable Performance Counters:

Windows XP has a performance monitor utility which monitors several areas of your PC’s performance. These utilities take up system resources so disabling is a good idea.

To disable:

  • download and install the Extensible Performance Counter List
    Then select each counter in turn in the ‘Extensible performance counters’ window and clear the ‘performance counters enabled’ checkbox at the bottom below
  • Improve Memory Usage Cacheman
  • Cacheman Improves the performance of your computer by optimizing the disk cache, memory and a number of other settings. Once Installed:
  • Go to Show Wizard and select All
  • Run all the wizards by selecting Next or Finished until you are back to the main menu. Use the defaults unless you know exactly what you are doing
  • Exit and Save Cacheman
  • Restart Windows

· Optimize your internet connection:

There are lots of ways to do this but by far the easiest is to run TCP/IP Optimizer:

  • Download and install
  • Click the General Settings tab and select your Connection Speed (Kbps)
  • Click Network Adapter and choose the interface you use to connect to the Internet
  • Check Optimal Settings then Apply
  • Reboot

· Optimise Your Pagefile:

If you give your pagefile a fixed size it saves the operating system from needing to resize the page file:

  • Right click on My Computer and select Properties
  • Select the Advanced tab
  • Under Performance choose the Settings button
    Select the Advanced tab again and under Virtual Memory select Change
  • Highlight the drive containing your page file and make the initial Size of the file the same as the Maximum Size of the file.

Windows XP sizes the page file to about 1.5X the amount of actual physical memory by default. While this is good for systems with smaller amounts of memory (under 512MB) it is unlikely that a typical XP desktop system will ever need 1.5 X 512MB or more of virtual memory. If you have less than 512MB of memory, leave the page file at its default size. If you have 512MB or more, change the ratio to 1:1 page file size to physical memory size.

· Run BootVis - Improve Boot Times
BootVis will significantly improve boot times:

  • Download and Run
  • Select Trace
  • Select Next Boot and Driver Trace
  • A Trace Repetitions screen will appear, select Ok and Reboot
  • Upon reboot, BootVis will automatically start, analyze and log your system’s boot process.
  • When it’s done, in the menu go to Trace and select Optimize System
  • Reboot.
  • When your machine has rebooted wait until you see the Optimizing System box appear. Be patient and wait for the process to complete

· Remove Fonts for Speed:

Fonts, especially TrueType fonts, use quite a bit of system resources. For optimal performance, trim your fonts down to just those that you need to use on a daily basis and fonts that applications may require.

  • Open Control Panel
  • Open Fonts folder
  • Move fonts you don’t need to a temporary directory (e.g. C:\FONTBKUP?) just in case you need or want to bring a few of them back. The more fonts you uninstall, the more system resources you will gain.

Intermediate Users:

Turn Off System Restore:-
System Restore can be a useful if your computer is having problems, however storing all the restore points can literally take up Gigabytes of space on your hard drive. To turn off System Restore:

  • Open Control Panel
  • Click on Performance and Maintenance
  • Click on System
  • Click on the System Restore tab
  • Tick ‘Turn off System Restore on All Drives’
  • Click ‘Ok’

Defragment Your Pagefile:-
Keeping your pagefile defragmented can provide a major performance boost. One of the best ways of doing this is to create a separate partition on your hard drive just for your page file, so that it doesn’t get impacted by normal disk usage. Another way of keeping your pagefile defragmented is to run PageDefrag. This cool little app can be used to defrag your pagefile, and can also be set to defrag the pagefile every time your PC starts. To install:

  • Download and Run PageDefrag
  • Tick “Defrag at next Reboot”,
  • Click “Ok”
  • Reboot

· Make Your Menus Load Faster:

This is one of my favourite tweaks as it makes a huge difference to how fast your machine will ‘feel’. What this tweak does is remove the slight delay between clicking on a menu and XP displaying the menu.

  • Go to Start then Run
  • Type ‘Regedit’ then click ‘Ok’
  • Find “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop”
  • Select “MenuShowDelay”
  • Right click and select “Modify’
  • Reduce the number to around “100?

This is the delay time before a menu is opened. You can set it to “0? but it can make windows really hard to use as menus will open if you just look at them - well move your mouse over them anyway. I tend to go for anywhere between 50-150 depending on my mood

· Make Programs Load Faster :

This little tweak tends to work for most programs. If your program doesn’t load properly just undo the change. For any program:

  • Right-click on the icon/shortcut you use to launch the program
  • Select properties
  • In the ‘target’ box, add ‘ /prefetch:1′ at the end of the line.
  • Click “Ok”

· Ensure XP Is Using DMA Mode:

XP enables DMA for Hard-Drives and CD-Roms by default on most ATA or ATAPI (IDE) devices. However, sometimes computers switch to PIO mode which is slower for data transfer - a typical reason is because of a virus. To ensure that your machine is using DMA:

  • Open ‘Device Manager’
  • Double-click ‘IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers’
  • Right-click ‘Primary Channel’ and select ‘Properties’ and then ‘Advanced Settings’
  • In the ‘Current Transfer Mode’ drop-down box, select ‘DMA if Available’ if the current setting is ‘PIO Only’

Advanced Users :

Speed Up Boot Times I
This tweak works by creating a batch file to clear the temp and history folders everytime you shutdown so that your PC doesn’t waste time checking these folders the next time it boots. It’s quite simple to implement:

  • Open Notepad and create a new file with the following entries:
  1. RD /S /q “C:\Documents and Settings”UserName without quotes”\Local Settings\History”
  2. RD /S /q “C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\History”
  3. RD /S /q “D:\Temp” <–”Deletes temp folder, type in the location of your temp folder”
  • Save the new as anything you like but it has to be a ‘.bat’ file e.g. fastboot.bat or deltemp.bat
  • Click ‘Start’ then ‘Run’
  • Type in ‘gpedit.msc’ and hit ‘ok’
  • Click on ‘Computer Configuration’ then ‘Windows Settings’
  • Double-click on ‘Scripts’ and then on ‘Shutdown’
  • Click ‘Add’ and find the batch file that you created and then press ‘Ok’

Speed Up Boot Times II:

When your PC starts it usually looks for any bootable media in any floppy or cd-rom drives you have installed before it gets around to loading the Operating System from the HDD. This can waste valuable time. To fix this we need to make some changes to the Bios.

  • To enter the bios you usually press ‘F2′ or ‘delete’ when your PC starts
  • Navigate to the ‘Boot’ menu
  • Select ‘Boot Sequence’
  • Then either move your Hard drive to the top position or set it as the ‘First Device’5. Press the ‘Escape’ key to leave the bios. Don’t forget to save your settings before exiting

Note: Once this change has been made, you won’t be able to boot from a floppy disc or a CD-rom. If for some strange reason you need to do this in the future, just go back into your bios, repeat the steps above and put your floppy or CD-rom back as the ‘First Device’

Speed Up Boot Times III:

When your computer boots up it usually has to check with the network to see what IP addresses are free and then it grabs one of these. By configuring a manually assigned IP address your boot time will improve. To do this do the following:

  • Click on ‘Start’ and then ”Connect To/Show All Connections’
  • Right-click your network adapter card and click ‘Properties’
  • On the ‘General’ tab, select ‘TCP/IP’ in the list of services and click ‘Properties’
  • In the TCP/IP properties, click ‘Use the following address’ and enter an IP address for your PC. If you are using a router this is usually 192.168.0.xx or 192.168.1.xx. If you are not sure what address you could check with your ISP or go to ‘Start/run’ and type ‘cmd’ and then ‘ipconfig/all’. This will show your current IP settings which you will need to copy
  • Enter the correct details for ‘Subnet mask’, ‘Default gateway’ and ‘DNS Server’. Again if you are not sure what figures to enter use ‘ipconfig/all’ as in stage 4 ·

Disable Unnecessary Services:

Because Windows XP has to be all things to all people it has many services running that take up system resources that you will never need.Below is a list of services that can be disabled on most machines:

  • Alerter
  • Clipbook
  • Computer Browser
  • Distributed Link Tracking Client
  • Fast User Switching
  • Help and Support - (If you use Windows Help and Support leave this enabled)
  • Indexing Service
  • IPSEC Services
  • Messenger
  • Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing (disabled for extra security)
  • Portable Media Serial Number
  • Remote Desktop Help Session Manager (disabled for extra security)
  • Remote Procedure Call Locator
  • Remote Registry (disabled for extra security)
  • Remote Registry Service
  • Secondary Logon
  • Routing & Remote Access (disabled for extra security)
  • Server
  • SSDP Discovery Service - (Unplug n’ Pray will disable this)
  • Telnet
  • TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
  • Upload Manager
  • Universal Plug and Play Device Host
  • Windows Time
  • Wireless Zero Configuration (Do not disable if you use a wireless network)

To disable these services:

  • Go to Start and then Run and type “services.msc”
  • Doubleclick on the service you want to change
  • Change the startup type to ‘Disable” ·

Speedup Folder Access - Disable Last Access Update:

If you have a lot of folders and subdirectories on your computer, when you access a directory XP wastes a lot of time updating the time stamp showing the last access time for that directory and for ALL sub directories. To stop XP doing this you need to edit the registry. If you are uncomfortable doing this then please do not attempt.

  • Go to Start and then Run and type “regedit”
  • lick through the file system until you get to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem”
  • Right-click in a blank area of the window on the right and select ‘DWORD Value’
  • Create a new DWORD Value called ‘NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate’
  • Then Right click on the new value and select ‘Modify’
  • Change the Value Data to ‘1′
  • Click ‘OK’ ·

Improve Boot Times:

A great new feature in Microsoft Windows XP is the ability to do a boot defragment. This places all boot files next to each other on the disk to allow for faster booting. By default this option in enables but on some builds it is not so below is how to turn it on.

  • Go to Start Menu and Click Run
  • Type in “Regedit” then click ok
  • Find “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOpt imizeFunction”
  • Select “Enable” from the list on the right
  • Right on it and select “Modify”
  • hange the value to “Y to enable”
  • Reboot ·

Improve Swapfile Performance:

If you have more than 256MB of RAM this tweak will considerably improve your performance. It basically makes sure that your PC uses every last drop of memory (faster than swap file) before it starts using the swap file.

  • Go to Start then Run
  • Type “msconfig.exe” then ok
  • Click on the System.ini tab
  • Expand the 386enh tab by clicking on the plus sign
  • Click on new then in the blank box type”ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1?
  • Click OK
  • Restart PC ·

Improve XP Shutdown Speed:

This tweak reduces the time XP waits before automatically closing any running programs when you give it the command to shutdown.

  • Go to Start then select Run
  • Type ‘Regedit’ and click ok
  • Find ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop’Select ‘WaitToKillAppTimeout’
  • Right click and select ‘Modify’
  • Change the value to ‘1000′
  • Click ‘OK’
  • Now select ‘HungAppTimeout’
  • Right click and select ‘Modify’
  • Change the value to ‘1000′
  • Click ‘OK’
  • Now find ‘HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop’
  • Select ‘WaitToKillAppTimeout’
  • Right click and select ‘Modify’
  • Change the value to ‘1000′
  • Click ‘OK’
  • ow find ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control’
  • elect ‘WaitToKillServiceTimeout’
  • Right click and select ‘Modify’
  • ange the value to ‘1000′
  • Click ‘OK’

I hope you found this guide useful and that implementing these tweaks will give your XP installation a second lease of life!