Download Personalization Panel For Windows 7 Starter And Home Basic Editions

Users who have been using Windows 7 Starter or Home Basic edition for a while now probably have noticed that these editions come only with basic personalization features.



In other words, unlike Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions the Home Basic & Starter editions don’t come with Personalization panel. In fact, you can’t even find the Personalize option in the desktop context menu. So, you are missing one of the best features of Windows 7. Worry not! We have a cool solution to get this feature in Home Basic and Home Premium editions. Continue reading

Step by Step Guide on How to Setup FTP Server on Windows 8

Do you want to configure a Windows 8computer as an FTP server?, this guide will be useful to set it up easily with built-in Microsoft features. You can make any computer as FTP server by installing third party applications like Filezilla FTP server. But this step by step guide shows how to setup FTP server on Windows 8 without installing any third party software or tools.

Having a FTP server on internal or external network is always easy and faster to share folders and files.  Windows 8 comes with built-in FTP server under InternetInformation Service features which needs to be installed before use.

You can allow other users to access your FTP site by restricting with user name/password or anonymous access. It depends on the purpose of FTP server on your network.


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How To Completely Uninstall All Built-in Windows 8 Apps ?

Along with legacy applications such as Paint, WordPad, Notepad, and some other programs, Windows 8 also ships with a bunch of Metro-style or modern apps. Messaging, Games, Internet Explorer, Mail, People, Camera, Video, Music, Calendar, Maps, Sensex, and SkyDrive are some of the apps that ship with Windows 8.

Users who are running Windows 8 on a non-touch device or users who don’t find the built-in apps not useful may want to completely uninstall or remove native apps. When you uninstall a native app by right-clicking on the app and then clicking or tapping uninstall button, Windows doesn’t completely remove the app from your PC. Because of this, the app continuous to use the valuable disk space.


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How to Reset Windows Server Administrator password ?

I have a lab setup with a few Windows machines, including a domain controller, which I can never seem to remember the password for.  After reading over some different options, this is by far the most easiest method to reset the Administrator password and does not require any third party software – outside of a Windows Server 2008 install disk.

First shut the running machine down, luckily my lab was running in a virtual environment and had the vmware tools installed on the guest machine that needed the password reset on.  I opened a console window to the vm and in the viewer selected VM from the menu bar, Power, then Restart Guest (Ctrl+R).  Obviously if this is a physical machine or a virtual without the tools installed, you may have to shut it down / power off not so gracefully.  However, at this point – if you can’t login to the machine – what else can you do? :-)

Make sure your boot order is setup properly in the BIOS, so that the machine will attempt to boot from CD/DVD first, before the hard drive.  Once this is correctly set, be sure to press a key for booting to the DVD, while the message is shown telling you to do so.


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