Power conserved is power Generated!

Please hibernate your PCs to save electricity. Steps to enable hibernations are given as below.

This works in windows XP and above.

1] Go to start à control panel à Power settings.

2] Go to ‘hibernate’ tab and click on ‘enable hibernation ‘

Once this is done, the PC will have a ‘hibernate’ option also when you shut down the PC. You can as well use the same instead of shut down.

3] Go back to control panel, scheduled tasks

4] Add a new scheduled task (right click à new scheduled task). Name it as Hibernate

5] Right click à properties.

6] In the run option, copy paste the following

C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

7] Check the Run only if logged on checkbox.

8] Go to Schedule tab and schedule it to run on ‘n’ minutes of being idle

If this can be added in every PC, then even if you are lazy to do a manual hibernate, it will automatically do the same if the system is idle for the specified number of minutes.  All you need is to lock the PC and go home and start it the next day! 

Hidden Applications of Windows XP!

There are many applications in Windows XP which are hidden (Can’t be seen under startmenu programs and add/remove programs menu)... But still some of them can be useful at times....

To run any of these applications go to Start -> Run and type the executable names

1) Character Map = charmap.exe (Very useful for finding unusual characters)

2) Disk Cleanup = cleanmgr.exe

3) Clipboard Viewer = clipbrd.exe (Views contents of windows clipboard)

4) Dr Watson = drwtsn32.exe (Troubleshooting tool)

5) DirectX diagnosis = dxdiag.exe (Diagnose & test DirectX, video & sound cards)

6) Private character editor = eudcedit.exe (Allows creation or modification of characters)

7) IExpress Wizard = iexpress.exe (Create self-extracting / self-installing package)

8) Microsoft Synchronization Manager = mobsync.exe (To allow synchronization of files on the network for when working offline).

9) Windows Media Player 5.1 = mplay32.exe (Retro version of Media Player, very basic).

10) ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32.exe (Something to do with databases)

11) Object Packager = packager.exe (To do with packaging objects for insertion in files, appears to have comprehensive help files).

12) System Monitor = perfmon.exe (Very useful, highly configurable tool, tells you everything you ever wanted to know about any aspect of PC performance, for uber-geeks only )

13) Program Manager = progman.exe (Legacy windows 3.x desktop shell).

14) Remote Access phone book = rasphone.exe

15) Registry Editor = regedt32.exe [also regedit.exe] (For hacking the windows Registry).

16) Network shared folder wizard = shrpubw.exe (Creates shared folders on network).

17) File signature verification tool = sigverif.exe

18) Volume Control = sndvol32.exe (For those people who lost it from the System Notification Area).

19) System Configuration Editor = sysedit.exe (Modify System.ini & Win.ini just like in Win98).

20) Microsoft Telnet Client = telnet.exe

21) Driver Verifier Manager = verifier.exe (Utility for monitoring the actions of drivers, might be useful for people having driver problems).

22) Windows for Workgroups Chat = winchat.exe (Appears to be an old NT utility to allow chat sessions over a LAN, help files available).

23) System configuration = msconfig.exe (Can be used to control startup programs)

24) Manage group policies and permissions = gpedit.msc

Microsoft Virtual Tech Days!

The ultimate opportunity for Developer and ITPro communities to explore the latest offerings @ Microsoft is back! Microsoft is organizing its online technical event, "Virtual Tech Days" from 17th - 19th September, 2008. 

Visit the official site http://www.connectwithlife.co.in and register now!

Microsoft Virtual Tech Days!

The ultimate opportunity for Developer and ITPro communities to explore the latest offerings @ Microsoft is back! Microsoft is organizing its online technical event, "Virtual Tech Days" from 17th - 19th September, 2008. 

Visit the official site http://www.connectwithlife.co.in and register now!