Have you seen the message

“Automatic Updates

Updating your computer is almost complete. You must restart your computer for the updates to take effect.

Do you want to restart your computer now?”

Automatic Windows updates are very good for computer security. However, when these Windows updates are downloaded and installed on your computer, if the updates require a reboot of your computer, Windows keeps prompting you to reboot your computer.

disable automatic reboot

Now, Windows XP Pro users can disable automatic reboot of the computer after a Windows Update. In order to do that, follow these steps

 When you look for answers in search engines, sometimes when you click on the most relevant answer to a question, you might get your answer from a site that in any other case would have asked you to register or is a pay site.

How did Google index this site and access pay sites? You can be sure that Google did not pay any registration fees to access this content on pay sites. Instead, the webmasters of that particular site let Google in so that they can get more visitors through Search engines such as Google.

When Google needs to index websites, it does through an automatic robot known as the Googlebot which crawls the internet, looking for information to add to the Google database and using Google’s PageRank algorithm, you are returned the most relevant results for your search query and are ranked accordingly based on a number of factors.

So, how to access pay sites?

Well, we are going to disguise our browser as the Googlebot. Every browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Opera have a unique signature which identifies them. This is known as the useragent of that browser. For example, if you wish to find out what browser you are using, you can go to DNS Stuff, which will tell you what browser you are using and other information which it extracts using the user agent of your browser.

Access Pay Sites using Mozilla Firefox

If you are using Internet Explorer, I would highly recommend you download the latest Mozilla Firefox browser which is more secure and much faster.

In Firefox, all we need is a simple extension and import this file (right click and save). You get a list of user agent settings including Googlebot/2.1 and settings for many other spiders/bots.

Once you install the user agent for your browser, close and restart your browser. Go to Tools –> User Agent Switcher –>Options –> Options –> User Agents

microsoft office 2007The Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility pack is especially useful for users of earlier versions of Microsoft Office, before Microsoft Office 2007. Microsoft has launched its most successful and the best office suite in the form of Microsoft Office 2007. However, when you save a document say in Microsoft Word 2007, the default format in which the file is saved has the extension docx instead of doc.

By downloading and installing this compatibility pack, you are ensuring Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility and also Microsoft Office 2003 compatibility. With this Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility pack, you will be able to open, edit and save files using the file formats which were introduced with Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft Excel 2007 and Microsoft Powerpoint 2007. Thus, if you have Microsoft Office 2003 suite, you are ensuring Microsoft Office 2007 compatibility. This compatibility pack can also be used with Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003, Excel Viewer 2003 and PowerPoint Viewer 2003.

Also, if you have Microsoft Office 2007, you have the option to save in Microsoft Office 2003 compatible formats. Say in Microsoft Word 2007, while the default option saves in the docx format you can go to Save As and under there you can choose save in the option compatible with Microsoft Office 2003.

Download Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility Pack

To install Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility Pack

Most Email providers and ISPs including the popular GMail, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail limit the size of attachments you can send through email. So, how do you send that large file that is too large for e-mail? How to access your data from anywhere in the world without carrying around a USB flash drive? While webmail is good for sending single files, an odd picture here and there, how do you send a batch of holiday photos, a party video?

Following is the list of the top 10 providers and services that let you send large files without worrying about file size restrictions.

The criteria for the ranking is limit of file sizes, download sizes, how long do those files stay, bandwidth restrictions, upload and download restrictions and is registration required.

#10. MediaMax

You do not have to create an account to use MediaMax. Using their free account, you can store files upto 25GB. However you have a maximum file size limit of only 10MB which is worse than most webmails out there. You can also download and share with a transfer limit of 1GB/month.

#9. MailBigFile

No registration required. You can send a maximum file size of 100MB. You cannot delete your uploaded file. While you have unlimited bandwidth, the files are available for only 3 days and you can download a maximum of 3 times. You also cannot password protect your uploaded files.

#8. YouSendIt

YouSendIt has a maximum file size of 100MB for a free account. When you upload a file, an email is sent to the intended recipient with a link to download the file. You have a limit of 100 downloads over a period of 7 days. The page also includes advertising.

# 7. SendSpace

You do not need to register to use SendSpace. However, registration allows you to edit, recover download links and delete your uploaded files. They host the files indefinitely but in the case of free accounts, if a file has not been downloaded atleast once during a 7 day period, it becomes inactive and then gets removed. You can send files with a maximum file size of 300MB. There is also a download limit of 1GB everyday for free or lite users.

# 6. MegaUpload

MegaUpload is one of the leading providers of online storage and web hosting services where you earn points when other users download your files which you can redeem for a premium account and cash. Simply select the photos, audio, video or documents or anything else you want to send. The interface is simple to use. MegaUpload has a maximum file size of 500MB. Once you select your file, you can either choose to send it to someone or just store it on MegaUpload servers. You will be sent a link which you can then share with others on forums, websites or messengers. You can also password protect your uploaded file and also send it to more than 1000 recipients at a time. You also do NOT need to register to use MegaUpload

#5. DropSend

There are times when you need to find out the version of Windows you are running on your Computer whether it is for computer PC support issues or for anything else. Using this method, besides finding out your Windows version, you can also find the service levels of your Windows Operating System and also the version number of your Windows Operating System

To find out the version of Windows running on your computer,

Step # 1: Launch the run command by pressing <Windows Key> + R

Step # 2: Type in winver in the run command

find the version of windows running on your computer

Microsoft Outlook is one of the best Email clients ever. I have email accounts with Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, my school Email and then finally work email. It would be a huge waste of time if I were to log into each one of those web based email services in order to check my Email. So I just bring all of them into my Outlook.

If you are like me and maybe wished to categorize emails based on the sender such as identifying them using a different color for a unique sender such as a Red for my manager, a pleasant pink for email from my boyfriend etc. Here, follow the methods outlined below in order to display your emails using a different color depending on the sender of the Email.

Step # 1: Open your Version of Outlook. Go to Tools menu and choose Organize

organize email using microsoft outlook

Step # 2: In the Ways to Organize Inbox section, choose Using Colors.

ways to organize inbox using microsoft outlook