Getting WirlessKeyView to work in Windows7

If WirelessKeyView is having issues finding your saved passwords,

go to Tools > Advanced Options > and Check “Use code injection Method (for Windows 7 only)

This should allow it to see your saved network info.

*was tested on WirelessKeyView x64 in Windows 7 64bit*

*also note This tip does not encourage any illegal activities, I use this program for when I forget my Wireless Password, as I assume alot of people do.*

Msvcp71.dll And Msvcr71.dll

Sometimes, you might need Msvcp71.dll And Msvcr71.dll files but they are missing from your computer.

Here is a link to my personally upload copy of the files. Copy and paste them both into

C:\Windows\System32\

and

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\

*please note I do not believe that uploading these files breaks any kind of Copyright but if it does, that is not my intent.*

Toggling Hidden files or folders in Windows 7

To toggle hidden files/folders in windows, open notepad and paste:

Hidden = "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Hidden"
Set Command1 = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set command2 = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
Check = Command1.RegRead(Hidden)
If Check = 2 Then
Command1.RegWrite Hidden, 1, "REG_DWORD"
Else
Command1.RegWrite Hidden, 2, "REG_DWORD"
End If
Command1.SendKeys "{F5}"

and save it as “Toggle Hidden files.vbs” and cut and paste the file into a root location like C:\windows. Create a shortcut to the file and give it a shorcut key like “ctrl+shift+H”.
Cut and paste this shortcut into

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Note:where [username] is the username of your account.

Now after you restart your computer, everytime you press the shorcut key AND refresh the explorer window, windows will either show or hide the hidden files/folder.

(also this only shows basic hidden files not system protected hidden. If you wish to toggle both basic and system protected then use this code for the .vbs:

Hidden = "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Hidden"
SSHidden = "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ShowSuperHidden"
Set Command1 = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set command2 = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
Check = Command1.RegRead(Hidden)
If Check = 2 Then
Command1.RegWrite Hidden, 1, "REG_DWORD"
Command1.RegWrite SSHidden, 1, "REG_DWORD"
Else
Command1.RegWrite Hidden, 2, "REG_DWORD"
Command1.RegWrite SSHidden, 0, "REG_DWORD"
End If
Command1.SendKeys "{F5}"

Reference and thanks to Dr. Abhishek Ghosh
http://thecustomizewindows.com/2011/04/add-showhide-hidden-files-option-to-right-click-context-menu/

How to remote shutdown a computer in Windows 7

The difference in doing this in Windows 7 and Vista compared to XP is that remote shutdown cannot be done if UAC is enabled. To disable UAC in vista go to Start> search “msconfig”>click msconfig.exe>tools tab>Disable UAC. For Windows 7 g0 to Start> search “uac” > click “Change User Account Control Settings” > and move the slide all the way to the bottom (to “Never Notify).

Now, to Remote shutdown a computer on your network you must have 2 things, the name of the computer and an Administrator Account on both computers with the same user name and password. If each computers have their own accounts. I recommend that on the target computer, you create a hidden administrator account with the same name and password as the computer you will be shutting it down from. If you don’t know how to create a hidden account read my post here.

Then create a shortcut on the desktop and for the “Type the location of  the item:” put

shutdown -m \\computer -f -s -t 000

Note: where “computer” is the name of the computer you will be shutting down.

Then click next, name the shortcut what ever you want, I went with “Shutdown Desktop” as this shortcut shuts my desktop down.

Optional:

You can now right click on the shortcut go to properties and then in the shortcute tab click inside the white box “shorcut key” now on your keypad press a combination of keys something like “ctrl+shift+k”. then let go. click apply and ok, and now everytime you press ctrl+shift+k windows will run that shortcut.

You can also add the shorcut into your start>Programs list instead of having it sit on your desktop. To do this cut and paste the shortcut in

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Note: where [username] is the username of your account.

After pasting the shortcut command it will appear in your program list, but the shortcut key will not work until the next time you restart your computer.

How to hide a user account from login

Sometimes you have to have an account on your computer that you don’t plan to ever log in too and would want to hide that account from the login screen.

First if you haven’t create the account on the computer (either by using the windows gui ) or by creating it through cmd. (if the account is already created skip to Second step.

Cmd commands:

net user username Passw0rd /add

net localgroup Administrators username /add

Note: username can be replaced with the desired username , same with Password. Administrators can be replaced with desire group like guest or user. Also don’t forget if you change the username in the first line to change it in the second.

Second,

go to start > search regedit > and run regedit.

In regedit go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList

if, once you get to Winlogon theres no Special accounts folder right click Winlogon >New>key and type “SpecialAccounts” then right click SpecialAccounts >New>key and type “UserList

In UserList folder rightlick > New > Dword Value (32 bit) > and then name it the name of the account you want to hide.

leave the value 0 for hidden or put 1 if you wish to show it in the login screen.

and there you have it. The account is hidden from the login screen.

Fedora- How to change the boot order in Grub2 to Windows 7

Short version:

su -

grub2-set-default "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)"

grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

Long version:
First check to see the menuentry for Windows 7

sudo cat /boot/grub2/grub.cfg |grep Windows

It should say something similar to:

menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" --class windows --class os {

Then set Windows to default with:

sudo grub2-set-default "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)"

(Note, if your menuentry is different, then change the previous code to match.)
Now, you can verify that you’ve changed the default to windows with:

sudo grub2-editenv list

Now make the changes to the grub.cfg with:

sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

And there you go, Windows is the default OS booted at startup.

To set linux as default:

su -
cat /boot/grub2/grub.cfg |grep Fedora
grub2-set-default "Fedora Linux, with Linux 3.1.0-5.fc16.i686"
grub2-editenv list
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

As you can see, the commands are the exact same as they are for windows, except changed to target Fedora instead.

Thanks for this tip. Link

Making .txt the default extenstion in Notepad2

I’ve loved notepad2 as my replacement notepad program but, the one thing I’ve hated that it does not automatically save the file as .txt (or save it as anything at all).

You can change the default extension by opening up notepad2 and pressing Ctrl+F7. Then add the extension you want to be default to “DefaultExtension” in the “Settings2” section of the ini-file. (leave out the “dot” in the file extension. Ex: txt or html)

So your file should go from

DefaultExtension=

to

DefaultExtension=txt

save and restart notepad2 for it to take into effect.

I would also like to note that when you save a file it will not show the extension while saving it but when you go to the file, it will have the extension. (unless otherwise stated while saving.)

Reference: http://www.flos-freeware.ch/doc/notepad2-FAQs.html#q47