Friday, 18 December 2015

How to enable hibernate option in Windows 10

Hibernate is a good option if you are doing something important and due to some reason you want to turn off your computer but don't want to loose the active screen and other tasks in your computer. Because instead of turning off your computer, if you take it to the hibernate mode, you can get all the things back on the screen as it was before.
By default, hibernate option is not enabled in windows 10 but it is still there in Windows 10. All we need to do is just enable it so that it can appear with the power options. So let's see how to enable hibernate option in Windows 10:
  • Right click on the start button and click Control Panel.
  • In control panel, search for "Power Options" using the search bar of control panel.
  • After getting the power options in search results, click on it to open it.
  • After opening Power Options, click on "Choose what the power buttons do" option from the list options given in the left side of the power options window.
  • Now on the next page, click "Change settings that are currently unavailable".
  • Now on the same page, just look for the "Shutdown Settings" and check the empty box for Hibernate.
  • Now click Save Changes and that's it. You can see the hibernate option in the power menu.
How to enable hibernate option in Windows 10

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Fix outlook 2016 error for Excel attachments : This file cannot be previewed because there is no previewer installed for it

Fix outlook 2016 error for Excel attachments : This file cannot be previewed because there is no previewer installed for it
This file cannot be previewed because there is no previewer installed for it : This is one of the most common issues which Outlook 2016 users are facing. Office 365 users have reported that after upgrading to office 2016, they are getting this error while handling with the excel attachments in outlook. Uninstalling and reinstalling office didn't fix this issue. Online and quick repair also didn't fix this issue.
Well, to fix this issue, you can use a small registry tweak which I'm gonna share here. Just follow the steps given below:
  • Open RUN by pressing windows and R keys together.
  • In the run box, type regedit and click OK.
  • After opening the registry editor, navigate to the location "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\​SOFTWARE\​Microsoft\​Office\​ClickToRun\​REGISTRY\​MACHINE\​Software\​Microsoft\​Windows\​CurrentVersion\​PreviewHandlers"
  • Now in the right side panel, delete the string {00020827-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
  • Now create a new string and name it to {00020827-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
  • Now double click on the string and in the filed of value, type Microsoft Excel Previewer and click OK.
  • Now exit from the registry editor and open outlook and try to preview your excel attachments. It will not give any error messages.
If you are a lazy guy and don't want to mess with your registry, then no worries, you can download the registry fix from the link ahead and run it in your computer to fix this issue: Download the Fix

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Stop Windows 10 auto upgrade in Windows 7/8.1

Microsoft has already pushed it's Windows 10 upgrade to the users of Windows 7/8.1 and if we take a look in the microsoft community sites, users are upset about it because whether you want it or not, microsoft wants to you install this upgrade in your computer by forcefully pushing it through windows updates. Several users have reported that their PC crashed after installing this update and they have lost their files because they had to do a clean install of their Windows OS.
Later on, Microsoft said that the upgrade was pushed by mistake and they are working on it to make sure that it doesn't get installed automatically in the PCs of users. But now it seems that they are not leaving any option for the user, it's like "Get it now or you'll get it tonight". Now the question is that what will the people do whose computer is not compatible with windows 10 and what if they don't want to use windows 10 or don't want to buy a new computer?
Well, just for those who don't want to get windows 10, I'm sharing a tool which can stop the upgrade to windows 10 and can get rid of that Get Windows 10 icon also. If you don't want to use a third party tool, then there is one more way to disable this upgrade using a registry tweak but the registry tweak might not stop this upgrade for long time so it will be better if you use the tool "GWX Control Panel".

1. Disable windows 10 auto upgrade and remove GWX icon from taskbar using registry tweak:

  • Open run by pressing windows and R keys together.
  • Type regedit and click OK.
  • Registry editor will be opened. Now navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx"
  • Now right click in the white area in the right side and create a new REG_DWORD and name it DisableGwx and set it's value to 1 by double clicking on the name of the dword.
  • That's it. Exit from the windows registry and restart the computer.
Disable windows 10 auto upgrade and remove GWX icon from taskbar using registry tweak

Remember that it's not the permanent solution because microsoft will undo this change of windows registry by installing some other updates.

2. Disable windows 10 auto upgrade and remove GWX icon from taskbar using GWX Control Panel tool:

Disable windows 10 auto upgrade and remove GWX icon from taskbar using GWX Control Panel tool

The GWX Control Panel tool is developed by Ultimate Outsider. This this can be very helpful if you want to permanently stop windows 10 auto upgrade and get rid of Get Windows 10 icon. You can download this tool from here: Download GWX Control Panel

Monday, 19 October 2015

Fix for error code 0X8004FC12 while office 2016 activation

Fix for error code 0X8004FC12 while office 2016 activation

If you are using Microsoft Office 2016 and getting the error code 0X8004FC12 at the time of activation, then here is a solution to fix this issue. In most of the cases, I tried uninstalling office completely and reinstalled it in administrator account and it fixed this issue but if you still face this error code and want to resolve it, then use the following methods:

1. Temporarily disable your antivirus and disable your windows firewall and try activating office, it should get activated.
2. If the above option didn't work, then reset your TCP/IP by running the official fixit tool by Microsoft. Download the fixit from this link and run it. Now try to activate your office program.
3. If you still face activation issue, then open the command prompt with administrative rights and run the following commands:
net localgroup Administrators localservice /add
fsutil resource setautoreset true C:\
netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
Now restart the computer and then try reactivating office again. It should be activated and you should not see any error messages.
4. If the issue is still not resolved, then follow these steps to enable TLS 1.2:
Open RUN by pressing Windows key + R
In the run box, type inetcpl.cpl and click OK.
It will open Internet Properties, click Advanced tab.

enable TLS 1.2

In the list of the available options, scroll down tillthe end and enable Use TLS 1.2 if it is unchecked.
Now click Apply then OK.

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Monday, 24 August 2015

Fix: Error code 0xc004e016 in Windows 10 activation

Fix: Error code 0xc004e016 in Windows 10 activation
Windows 10 activation error code 0xc004e016 is being reported by so many users who upgraded their previous OS to Windows 10. Generally Windows 10 gets activated automatically if you are using a genuine product key in your previous OS but if your upgraded copy of windows 10 is not activated and is giving the error code 0xc004e016 at the time of activation, then you may try to activate your windows 10 using this simple method:

1. Open command prompt with administrative rights. (Press win+X keys and then press A key from keyboard)
2. Now in command prompt, type slmgr /ipk W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX and press enter. It will give you a popup that says that the key is installed.
3. Now type slmgr /skms and press enter and wait for the activation message box.
4. Now type slmgr /ato and it should activate your windows 10 copy.

If you are performing a clean installation on a machine that is reserved for free Windows 10 upgrade and you don't know the product key which was installed in your computer, you can use the generic keys provided by Microsoft to install windows 10. Using these keys is not illegal and these keys are genuine.
Windows 10 Home Key: TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99
Windows 10 Pro Key: VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
Windows 10 Enterprise Key: NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43

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How to fix flickering screen issue in Windows 10

How to fix flickering screen issue in Windows 10

Hey guys! Windows 10 has really been a hit among all the operating systems by Microsoft. Microsoft is providing Windows 10 to all of its genuine users of Its previous operating systems (Windows 7/8/8.1) free of cost. Although it seems that all the users who got their free upgrades are happy with their new OS but most of the users are reporting so many problems with their upgrade. Among all the emerging issues, the most common issue among them is "Screen flickering issue". Users are complaining that after upgrading their computers to windows 10, screen is flickering and they are not able to do anything with their OS. Manufacturers are suggesting them for a clean install of their old OS and after waiting for hours in call queue, customers are not getting any satisfactory solution from Microsoft support team also.
After handling lots of cases related to screen flickering issue, I noticed that this issue is common among the users who have AMD or NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards installed in their computers. So most of the times, updating the drivers for these graphics cards resolved the issue. But I was looking for a solid way to fix this issue that works with all the computers which has screen flickering issue. So I did some researches and explored the windows services and found an idea that if I disable the service that reports errors in windows, will I be able to resolve this issue? And surprisingly it worked for about 80% of the tests. In 20% of the tests, the issue was with some non compatible drivers which were fixed by uninstalling the driver or disabling the device from device manager. So, I'm explaining the method to fix this problem for almost any computer:

This is the method which worked for me most of the times. Follow the steps:
1. Just turn on your computer and when you login to the computer, press ctrl+shift+esc keys together to open task manager.
2. Now click File and then click Run new task option.
3. Run the task msconfig.
4. Now click Services tab and uncheck "Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support" and "Windows Error Reporting Service" services.
5. Click Apply and then OK.
6. Computer will prompt to restart, simply allow it to restart the computer.
7. Now your computer will be rebooted and after restarting the computer, you will see that screen flickering error has gone.

Finally, I have got the exact reason for the flickering screen issue.The culprit is, NORTON ANTIVIRUS. Yes, if you are using Norton Antivirus in your computer and you are going to upgrade your computer to Windows 10, you will face this screen flickering issue. So, before upgrading your computer to Windows 10, uninstall Norton Antivirus and then upgrade.

So many users have reported that they are unable to type "msconfig" at the flickering screen. After typing M, they are unable to type rest of the characters. So here is the easiest solution for you:
1. Press ctrl+alt+delete keys OR windows+L keys together to go to the lockscreen.
2. Now press and hold the shift key and while holding the shift key, click on the power icon in the right bottom corner of the screen and click RESTART.
3. Now you should see a new menu that has Continue and Troubleshoot options. After getting this menu, release the shift key and click TROUBLESHOOT option.
4. Now click Advanced Options
6. Your computer should restart now, and on the next screen you should see some startup settings options. Press key 5 from the keyboard to boot into safe mode with networking.
7. When computer is turned on in safe mode, open msconfig and disable the services as mentioned in the main article and restart your computer. It will fix the flashing screen issue.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Unable to sign in to Windows 10: Fix, Recover the password

Unable to sign in to Windows 10: Fix
Hi guys, here is a cool trick to reset or change the admin password of Windows OS without using any third party application. Most of the times, it happens that we forget our administrator password and the final solution which we get from the support team is to reset or reinstall the computer which causes data loss. But you know, if you are unable to sign in to your computer, a small trick can save your data and can reset your administrator or any user account password. Let's see how to reset the administrator password without signing in to your computer.

1. Create a bootable flash drive or DVD of Windows 10 using media creation tool on any other computer.
2. Now plug in the usb to your computer and boot it with USB.
3. After booting your computer with flash drive, you will see the installation window. Select the language as english and click NEXT.
4. Now on the next screen, click "Repair Your Computer" option.
5. Now you will enter into recovery mode. Select "Troubleshoot" option.
6. Now select "Advanced Options".
7. Now select "Command Prompt" option and command prompt will be popped up.
8. In command prompt, check for the drive in which windows is installed. Use the following command to check the folders inside the drive:
dir X: <press enter> [here, X is the drive letter which is C, D, E... and so on.]
9. If you get the drive which contains "Windows" folder in it, switch to that drive using the following command. For example, suppose your C: drive contains the Windows files, in command prompt, type C: and press enter.
10: Now type the following command to go to system32 folder.
cd windows/system32 <press enter>
11. After selecting the system32 folder in command prompt, type the following commands:
ren sethc.exe setbak.exe <press enter>
ren cmd.exe sethc.exe <press enter>
12. Now exit from the command prompt and restart the computer.
13. After restarting the computer, you will be at the login screen. Now press shift keys continuously for the 5 times.
14. You will see that command prompt is opened on the login screen. Type the following command to check the number of user accounts in your computer:
net user <press enter>
15. Now you will see your username in the available user account list. For example, my user account is Ashutosh, so I'll reset the password for my user account by running the following command:
net user ashutosh 12345 <press enter> [you can replace your username instead of Ashutosh]
16. Now exit from the command prompt and login using the new password 12345.
17. You will see that you are logged in successfully in your computer and you can use it now.
18. If you are logged in using a microsoft account but don't know the password, then you can log in by creating a new user account with administrative rights. To create new user account, use the following commands in command prompt (step 15)
net user /add test 12345
net localgroup administrators test /add
19. Now restart the computer and on login screen, you will get a new user, "test". Just sign in to that account using the password 12345 and you will be signed in.
20. After recovering your account, again repeat the steps 1 to 10 and type the following command in command prompt:
ren sethc.exe cmd.exe <press enter>
ren setbak.exe sethc.exe <press enter>
21. Now restart the computer and use your computer.

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Monday, 10 August 2015

How to find Product Key of Windows and MS Office in any computer

How to find Product Key of Windows and MS Office in any computer
Product keys are very important for the installation and activation of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office products. Generally, every paid software comes with a product key which is used to activate the product. For OEM computers, customers do not know where the product key is located and it gets applied automatically in the case of system reset or refresh. But if something goes wrong and you need to perform a clean installation of OS, you just get stuck with the activation issue because for the activation of your product you require the product key. So in this post, I'll tell you how to get product keys from your computer if OS is installed and is in working condition.

1. Download ProduKey tool from the link given here: DOWNLOAD LINK
2. Extract the zip file and run ProduKey.exe file.
3. It will show you your Windows and MS Office product key.
4. Make a note of your product keys and keep them safe for future use.
5. You may use AdvisorInstaller tool (already provided in the downloaded zip file) also to get your product keys extracted from your computer.

Fix: Something Happened error while installing Windows 10

Fix: Something Happened error while installing Windows 10

Windows 10 is getting famous among the users and for most of the users, Windows 10 free upgrade is working fine. But there are still so many users who are facing problems while installing windows 10 and I have provided solutions to most of the common windows 10 problems in my blog. The error "Something Happened" is the funniest error in the history of Microsoft and on twitter, people are trolling with this error. This error is funny because it never tells you what happened? Just something happened, lol. We get the error and we already know that something happened but what the f**k, what happened? I didn't get any error message or any information, just something happened, ROFL.

Well let me tell you what actually happened. This error is because of the wrong language settings in control panel. Fixing this error is very easy and here is the method to fix it:
1. Open control panel and from the search bar, search for Region.
2. Now change the region to United states.
3. From administrative tab, change the system locale as United States and change the language to English (US).
3. Click apply and OK and restart your computer.
4. Now start the installation, you should not get the error again.

Note: After changing the language and system locale, if you still get the same error, open C:/Windows/Software Distribution/Download and delete everything from it. Then start upgrading your computer again. You must not get the error again.
If you are still getting the same error, then try upgrading your computer using Windows 10 Media Creation Tool : Download Link

Fix: Start menu, Cortana and other apps not working in Windows 10

Fix: Start menu, Cortana and other apps not working in Windows 10

After upgrading to Windows 10, some users are reporting that they are unable to open start menu, cortana and other apps in their computer. Most of them got the resolution for their problems by contacting Microsoft Support but due to the long wait time and call disconnection issue, lots of users are trying to search the web for resolution. If you search query made you open this page, then I'm sure you're gonna find the solution for your problem  here. Just read the possible solutions below and you might get your issue fixed in minutes. :-)

Solution 1: Using windows PowerShell
1. Open command prompt with admin rights (press Win+X keys and then press A key) and then type the command sfc /ScanNow and wait for the scan to complete.
2. Now type powershell and press enter in the command prompt window. It will bring Windows PowerShell terminal in command prompt.
3. Now copy and paste the following command and press enter key:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

4. You will see that the command is being processed (if you see some red colored error messages, ignore them and wait for the command to get executed completely)
5. Once the command execution gets completed, exit from command prompt window and then try opening start menu. It should open now (if now, try to restart computer and then open start menu)
6. If the issue is still not resolved, try to run the following command in Windows PowerShell with admin rights:
Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*windowscommunicationsapps*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online

Solution 2: End windows explorer task and re-run it
1. Open task manager by pressing ctrl+shift+ESC keys.
2. Click "Details" tab and select "Explorer.exe" process.
3. Now click "End Task" button.
4. From task manager, click "File" and then "Run New Task" option and then type "explorer.exe" and hit enter key.
5. Your start menu should work now.

Solution 3: Create a new local user account
1. Open command prompt with admin rights.
2. Now run the following command to create a test account:
net user /add test 000000
Here, "test" is the username and "000000" is the password.
3. Now run this command also to add the test account in the group of local administrators.
net localgroup administrators test /add
4. Now logout from the current account and login to the test account and check whether issue is resolved.

[If you don't want to use command prompt, you may open run and then type compmgmt.msc and then click OK. This will open computer management. Now click "Local users and groups". Now open "Users". Now you will see the list of available users in the computer. To create a new user, just right click in the empty area under the user names and then click "New User". In the user creation box, just enter the username and password details and click "Create". Your new user account will be created.]

Solution 4: Fix AppLocker in windows 10
1. Press Win+X keys and then press A key to open command prompt with admin rights.
2. Now copy and paste the following command in command prompt and hit enter key.
ren %windir%\System32\AppLocker\Plugin*.* *.bak
3. Restart your computer. Issue should be fixed.

Solution 5: Starting the Application Identity service.
1. Open run by pressing Win+R keys.
2. Now type services.msc and click OK.
3. Search for the service Application Identity and right click on it and click Start.
4. Restart your computer.

Fix Windows 10 Setting and Store apps doesn't launch error

Fix Windows 10 Setting and Store apps doesn't launch error

After upgrading the current OS to windows 10, some users are reporting that they are unable to launch settings and store apps. Microsoft is also aware of this issue and the team is investigating to get a solid resolution for this issue. Microsoft has categorized this issue as Emerging Issue 67758 and has provided a resolution for this issue which is working for most of the users. If you are also facing the same issue and didn't get any resolution for you, then I'm providing you the fix for this issue.

Solution 1:
1. Download the Fixit for Emerging Issue 67758 from this official microsoft link (tinyurl link: If you face any server issue with the official download link, download it from this mirror link.
2. Run the downloaded fixit and it will check for the error in your Windows 10 computer.
3. If error is found, click Next and it will repair the error automatically.
4. Now open command prompt with admin rights (press Win+X keys and then press A key) and run the sfc /ScanNow command.
5. Let the scan finished and if any error will be found in the scan, it will fix it automatically.
6. Now restart your computer and your settings and windows store apps should work fine.

Solution 2:
Delete all files and folders from C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache where user_name is the user name of your current windows account.

Solution 3: Change the DNS address. Follow the steps given below-
1. Open Control Panel and from the top right search box, search for Network and from the search results, click View Network Connections.

network properties

2. It will open your network connections. Select your current network connection and right click on it and click PROPERTIES.

network properties

3. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click PROPERTIES.

network properties

4. Now change the DNS settings as shown in the image below and click OK.

dns settings

5. It should resolve your issue. If you notice any changes in your internet connection, you may disable the custom DNS settings.

Solution 3: Run the powershell command.
Open command prompt with admin rights and then type powershell and press enter to open powershell. Now run the following command in powershell:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

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Fix Windows 10 Unable to activate Error 0xc004f034

Fix Windows 10 Unable to activate Error 0xc004f034
Microsoft has provided free windows 10 upgrade for the genuine users of Windows 7/8.1 but some of the users have complained that they were the genuine users of Windows but after upgrading to windows 10 using the Windows 10 reservation app, the windows got deactivated and while trying to activate their copy of windows 10, they are getting the error code "0xc004f034". After contacting Microsoft support team, they got the resolution that wait for about one week, your windows will be activated automatically once microsoft servers verify your hardware ID. Most of the users found this resolution perfect and their Windows 10 got activated automatically but still there are some users who are getting the same issue. So, I have a solution for those users, who are still facing the activation issue with their genuine operating system.
Activation error code 0xc004f034 can be easily resolved by running a small batch file and the code for the batch file is given below. Open notepad and copy and paste the following code:

@echo off
cscript /nologo slmgr.vbs /ato
if errorlevel 0 goto end
goto loop
echo Activation was successful. Press any key to close this window.

Now save the notepad file as activation.bat on your desktop and run it with administrative rights. After running this file, you will see that your windows 10 is activated and you don't have to wait for the auto activation.
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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Windows 10 Reservation Icon is Missing : Possible Ways to Fix It

On July 29th 2015, Microsoft released Windows 10 operating system which is the best and last operating system by Microsoft. All the genuine users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will get Windows 10 as a free upgrade. If you are running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you will get windows 10 reservation icon in the system tray which will help you to reserve and upgrade your current OS to Windows 10 without paying anything.
Many users have already updated their OS and reserved for the free upgrade to Windows 10 but still there are some users who are not getting windows 10 reservation icon in their system tray although they are the genuine users of Windows OS. So, here I'm writing a tutorial which will cover all the possible ways to fix the issue of not getting windows 10 reservation icon.

Problems that might cause the missing "Get Windows 10" app in your computer:
  1. You must be using a genuine and activated copy of Windows OS. If you are using pirated copy of Windows OS, then you will not get the windows 10 reservation icon.
  2. Windows 7 must be updated to Windows 7 SP1 to get the icon and Windows 8 users must upgrade their OS to Windows 8.1 to get the Windows 10 reservation icon.
  3. Your system must be compatible to run Windows 10. If your computer is not compatible for Windows 10, you will initially see the windows 10 reservation icon but later it will be disappeared automatically. But it is expected that the missing icon due to system incompatibility will start appearing again after July 30th.
  4. Make sure that you have installed all the automatic updates. If not, you will not see the windows 10 reservation icon.
  5. If you are using old version of Internet Explorer in windows 7, you will not get the windows 10 reservation icon. So install IE11 and then run the automatic updates to get the windows 10 reservation icon. If IE is disabled in your computer, re-enable it from "Control Panel > Programs & Features > Turn Windows features On or Off".
  6. If you are using Windows 7/8 Enterprise or RT editions, you will not get Windows 10 reservation icon.
  7. If your computer is a part of a domain network, you will not get the Windows 10 reservation icon.
If you have checked all the 7 points mentioned above and found that you are eligible for windows 10 free upgrade and still you are not able to find your windows 10 reservation icon, follow the methods given below to get it:

1. Show all icons in the notification area of the taskbar:
It might be possible that you have got the Windows 10 reservation icon but that is hidden. Show make all the notification area icons visible, right click in the system tray and select "Customize notification icons" and from the new window that opened after clicking this option, check "Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar" and then click OK.

setting notifications

2. Enable "Get Windows 10" using registry editor:

1. Open registry editor using regedit run command.
2. Find the following key : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows
3. Under Windows key, create a new key and rename it to GWX. So we will get a new path i.e. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GWX
4. Now select the GWX key and in the right side, create a new DWORD and rename it to DisableGWX and set its value to 0.

editing windows registry

5. Now open the following path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\UpgradeExperienceIndicators and in the right side panel, make sure that the values of UpgEx and UpgExU are set to Green, if not, set them to Green and also make sure that the Genuine string is set to 1. If you can't find the key and strings create them manually and restart your computer.
If you see another key named Reduced, then it means that Windows 10 app is running in reduced mode and it will appear automatically after Windows 10 launch date. You may try to delet the key and check the effect.
editing registry values to get windows 10 reservation icon

3. Locate and Run Windows 10 reservation app manually:
Open C:\Windows\System32\GWX folder and run the GWX.exe file manually. You should run the following commands in command prompt with admin rights:
C:\Windows\System32\GWX\GWXConfigManager.exe /RefreshConfig
C:\Windows\System32\GWX\GWX.exe /taskLaunch

4. Uninstall and install required KB files manually:
KB3035583 file is required to bring windows 10 reservation icon in the system tray. You may try to uninstall and reinstall it. Uninstall it using the following command in run:
WUSA /Uninstall /KB:3035583
and then restart the computer. Then install the update by downloading the files from the link given below:
Download KB3035583 For All OS

After trying all the steps, if you didn't get the windows 10 reservation icon in your system tray, download and run the following scripts with admin rights, that should work:
Script 1
Script 2

I hope this tutorial will help you to fix the windows 10 reservation icon missing issue. Keep visiting for more tips and tricks.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

CouponMama Review: Codes and Coupons for You

couponmama review
It is so surprising to know that though most shoppers know about online deals and offers, not many are actually utilizing them for getting lower shopping bills. What I fail to understand is why anyone would want to pay more for something he can get for less. If you are one of this lot let me tell you what a golden opportunity you are missing out on and how you can discover a completely new world of shopping when you do it with coupons.

Most online retailers have regular deals and offers at different times during the year in order to attract customers to them. These coupons are listed on India’s leading coupon site and are regularly updated and validated for providing minimum inconvenience to the customers. These are coupons you might not find in other coupon sites as this site is renowned for displaying “Exclusive” coupons.

Now all customers have the opportunity to save on their shopping bills just like one could do with paper coupons years’ back. It has also been observed that many people are not able to use coupons because they do not know how to find them. Come to CouponMama and discover the world of couponing for all your shopping and you would never shop without a handy code in hand.

CouponMama Review: Codes and Coupons for You

All customers get an equal opportunity to use the coupons as per their convenience as there are no limitations on utilizing these coupons. Fashionandyou coupons and Amazon coupons are the hot-selling ones as these online retailers have an immense range. As a customer you must understand that every code is specific to a certain set of products or a particular cart value. There are some exclusions and you need to pick your products carefully.

Specific offers are attached to the coupon code which may vary from 25% off or more on purchase of product to its free shipping. You have to enter the Yepme discount coupons in “promotional code” or “coupon code” box in the form of most of the online retailers form an online order. Once the coupon code is entered by the consumer, discount amount would be deducted from the order automatically. These coupon codes are not available on retailer’s own website and are normally placed on the other sites as means of advertising for bringing shoppers to site of the retailer.

Use a search engine like Google, Yahoo or one of your choices to search the particular coupon that you require. In case you are you wish to purchase an item at Fashionara, you need to look for its discount code. These will appear in hundreds and you have to find the most current ones. In case you are not certain from where to buy that item and wish to find the retailer offering maximum savings online, search for just “Coupon code”. The result would give comprehensive coupon code sites. Big coupon code websites ensure that their staff carry out searches for coupon codes and update them on daily basis.

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Large numbers of shoppers are unable to take advantage of coupon codes though it is quite easy to apply these and save money. The sites are designed by the retailers to encourage the shoppers to search, include in cart and purchase on spot, rather than stopping in between to checkout for applying codes for saving money. You are advised to search for coded before getting involved in shopping at retail site.
These coupons are also known as discount codes or promo codes and can be used for saving money in many ways. Some operate for online shopping by means of giving incentives like free shipping while others would save money on total cost of the order. Retailers generally promote their offers on sites like for encouraging purchases but these might not be best deals. Most of the retailers avoid display active coupon codes. Shoppers have to go on this amazing site for finding the code for maximum savings.
There are many sites that are dedicated mainly to offer up-to-date links and coupon codes. They are categorized by brand and retailer and buyers’ informed regarding rating of success of each coupon code like Paytm cashback offers to assist you in appreciating its worth. These sites give links to some secret promotions which retailers run on landing pages which can be found with difficulty and can only be accessed through the link directly.

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It is much faster to search for online codes than a traditional coupon clipping but there are so many types of coupon sites that searching online becomes complicated. Though active coupon codes are provided by all coupon sites, there is nothing like CouponDekho for finding the latest and valid deals and offers. Many sites are dedicated to shopping of specific items like grocery and others might feature the coupon codes in any imaginable category.

Discount codes can be found online via making use of automated shopping tools, search engines or from coupon code sites directly. You should be clear about brands that you want to buy and retailers with whom you wish to shop. You should begin with search engine to find the latest Snapdeal coupon, Fashionandyou offers or Mobikwik discount coupons. Type name of brand or retailer in search bar and the terms “promo codes”, “coupon code” or “discount codes”. Results which you will get by searching brand and retailer and “coupon codes” will be different from what will be achieved by searching using term “promo code”. It would thus be wise to do more searches to save more money.

It is also possible to get coupon codes with price comparison tools and aggregate coupon tools. These automated browser add-ons display the coupon codes automatically on landing at sites of retailer. These tools save your lot of time and money and find best coupon codes from web instantly. Thus it is sensible to your these tools to get every item at the lowest price possible as no one would like to spend more on what you can get for less.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

How to create run commands for any application in windows

Hi guys, it's been a long time I posted any article related to windows. Actually I'm very busy these days and hardly getting some time to write on my blogs. Well, leave it. Let's come to the point.

In your daily life, you might be using so many applications frequently and might have created shortcuts for them on your desktop. But I have noticed that few people are addicted to use run commands to open some particular apps such as MS Word, Excel etc. So, here I'm gonna tell you how to create run commands for any file which you want to use. Just follow the steps below:
  • First of all, choose any application you want to create run command for.
  • Now create a shortcut for that application on your desktop. You may give it any name. In my case, suppose I want to open Adobe Reader using run command and I wish the word "ar" to be run command to open Adobe Reader. So first I'll create a shortcut for Adobe Reader and rename it as "ar", remember that it is an application with the extension .exe
  • Now copy the shortcut "ar.exe" and paste it into C:\Windows\System32
  • Now open run by pressing Win+R keys together and type ar and press enter key.
  • Now you will see that Adobe Reader has been opened.
In this way, you can create run commands for any application or file in your computer. Keep visiting for more tips and tricks.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Get Rs.100 Free Recharge By Downloading Flipkart App

Get Rs.50 Free Recharge By Downloading Flipkart App

Now get Rs.100 cashback instead of Rs.50

Flipkart is India's largest E-Commerce portal which provides a big variety of products and provides good discounts on the products. Their customer support is also very nice and personally I'm a big fan of Flipkart. Recently they are running a campaign in their android app in which you can get a free coupon code to get Rs.100 cashback on Mobikwik app. So, let's see how to get the cashback coupon:

1. First of all, download flipkart app from the banner given below:

2. Now install it in your mobile (Android/iOS) and open it.
3. Now sign up to flipkart using your mail id and then login to the app.
4. After signing in, you will get a notification in the app having your coupon code within 24 hours.
5. Note that coupon code and follow the further steps.
6. Now download mobikwik app [Android | Windows | iOS] and install it.
7. Open the app and sign up and then login to the app.
8. Now add Rs.100 in the mobikwik wallet using credit/debit card and after adding Rs.50, use the coupon code you got from flipkart app.
9. After successful transaction, you will get Rs.100+100 in your mobikwik wallet. Means you will get Rs.200 just by paying Rs.100 only.
10. That's it, now you can use your wallet balance to recharge any mobile number and can use flipkart app to get some aditional discounts on your purchases.

Offer is valid for first time flipkart app install only. If you already used flipkart app in your mobile then you will not be eligible for this offer.

Note: If you don't want to avail this offer, I request you to please install Flipkart app from the link I gave above. It will take only two minutes of your precious time. Trust me, you're gonna great offers from flipkart which are applicable for flipkart app only. Plus you can get "Big App Shopping Days" and "Big Billion Day" offers on flipkart app in which you can get products at a super low price.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Get Rs.10 Free Mobile Recharge Just For Sign Up

Hey friends, I've been posting free mobile recharge tricks time to time and now here is another free recharge trick in which you can get Rs.10 recharge just for signing up to a website. This offer is for a limited period so grab the offer as soon as you can. Follow the steps below to know how to get this offer:

1. Visit PinCodeTV website by clicking here and sign up for a new account.

sign up
2. After signing up, verify your mobile number.
verify mobile number
3. After successful verification of mobile number, you will get a message on the screen that your wallet has been credited with Rs.20.
free recharge balance credited
4. Now login to your account and hover over the wallet amount and click "Recharge" option.
5. Now enter your mobile number details and amount, Rs.10 , and click continue. Your mobile will be recharged instantly.
free recharge amount
recharge successful
That's it. You have got your free recharge.
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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Enhance your android messaging and get free recharges too

Threaded messaging in android looks pretty and is easy to use because we can use it as a chatting application. But I'm going to tell you a way to enhance your android messaging app. You can make it look like gmail app and you can add labels, set spam box, archive messages, see unread messages in a separate folder, see sent messages in a separate folder and set reminders also. Not only this, you will get freecharge vouchers of Rs.50 also. Isn't it cool. Let's see how to do this:

1. To enhance your android sms messaging app, you need to download TBOX app. Click here to download TBOX App.
2. Now install it, open it and verify your mobile number.

install tbox and verify your mobile number

3. After opening your TBOX app, you will see your brand new messaging app for your text messages. Use it for an enhanced experience in mobile text messaging.
4. To get the recharge, you have to refer this app to your friends. For each referral, you will get Rs.10 and after 5 referrals, you will get Rs.50 freecharge coupon code to recharge your mobile for free. To get your referral link, just tap over the top right menu and then tap "Invite and Win" option.

getting referral link

Keep visiting for more tips and tricks.

Get free mobile recharges just for listening small audio jingles

Get free mobile recharges just for listening small audio jingles

Hi friends, In my previous posts I told you about so many sites to grab free mobile recharges. Today also, I'm gonna tell you about a newly launched website which is offering free mobile recharges just for listening audio ad jingles. These jingles are small in size and you don't have to worry that it will take much time of yours. So let's come to the point and see how to get started:

1. First of all visit and sign up for a free account.
2. Now after sign up, login to your account and in the "My Campaigns" section, you will get a list of available audio jingles.
3. Just click "Play and Listen" button given after each jingle and then play the jingle. Listen it completely (duration of each jingle is less than 1 minute) to get the reward point credited in your account.

available jingles

4. In the same way, listen all the jingles available in your account.\
5. Now when your get Rs.10 credits (you will get it easily because you get 10 jingles after sign up), you are ready to recharge your mobile. Click "My Account" from your dashboard and then click "Recharge Now" button.

account balance

6. Now fill your mobile number details and click "Recharge" button. Your recharge will be done instantly. You can earn more by inviting your friends to join the site. You will get Rs.1 per referral.

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Get WhatsApp calling feature without root and download apk

Get WhatsApp calling feature without root and download apk

WhatsApp calling feature is trending these days and everyone is trying to get it. But as I posted in my previous posts, to get whatsapp calling feature you have to root your phone and do some coding work on terminal emulator to enable whatsapp call feature. But that trick was very limited because if you close the terminal emulator, the calling feature gets lost.
So, I am back with a new trick to modify whatsapp apk file to enable calling feature without rooting the phone. After modifying the code, we will recompile the modded apk file and will use it in our phone. So, let's start the tutorial:

1. First of all, download the complete package of files required for this process. DOWNLOAD LINK
2. Now after downloading the package, extract it using winrar.
3. Now in the extracted folder, you will get New Modded WhatsApp, apktool files, SignApk, readme and whatsapp. Now lets start the process.
4. Now make sure that java development kit is installed in your computer. If not, then download the Java JDK from THIS LINK and install it in your computer. You need to install notepad++ also, so download and install notepad++ from THIS LINK.
5. After installing JDK in your computer, let's configure it. Open control panel and search for "variable" keyword. From the search results, click "Edit the system environment variables".

search system environment

6. Now "System Properties" window will be opened. Click "Environment Variables" button
7. Now search for "Path" under system variables and select it. Then click "Edit".
8. Now add a semicolon ( ; )  at the end of the variable value and then add the path of your JDK bin directory. In my case, it is "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_11\bin". But use your own system path for JDK bin folder because the java version may be different in your system. Now finally, add another semicolon at the end of the variable value and click OK in all the windows. See the screenshot below for better understanding.

edit system environment

8. Now to check whether java is working in your computer, open command prompt and type the following code and press enter: javac -version
9. If java is working properly, you should see the java version installed in your computer.

check java version

10. Now after installing JDK in our computer, let's start decompiling WhatsApp.apk file.
11. Create a new folder "apktool" in C: drive and then extract the downloaded "apktool" file. You will get three files, "aapt.exe", "apktool.bat" and "apktool.jre", copy these three files into C:\apktool folder which you created recently.
12. Now copy and paste the whatsapp.apk file from downloaded folder to C:\apktool folder.
13. Now open command prompt and type cd.. command until you get to the root directory of C: drive.
14. Now type cd apktool command to select the apktool directory.
15. Now type apktool if whatsapp.apk command and press enter key. By running this command, you will install the framework in your computer.
16. Now type apktool d whatsapp.apk and press enter. This command will start decompiling your apk file. Wait until the decompilation gets completed.

decompiling whatsapp apk

17. After decompilation has been completed, open C:\apktool folder and you will see a new folder named "whatsapp". Just open that folder and right click on "AndroidManifest.xml" and open with notepad++.

editing androidmanifest

18. Now search for the following code:
<activity android:configChanges="keyboard|keyboardHidden|orientation|screenLayout|screenSize|smallestScreenSize|uiMode" android:hardwareAccelerated="false" android:name="com.whatsapp.Main">
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN"/>
               <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER"/>
                <category android:name="android.intent.category.MULTIWINDOW_LAUNCHER"/>
and replace the whole code with the following code:
<activity android:configChanges="keyboard|keyboardHidden|orientation|screenLayout|screenSize|smallestScreenSize|uiMode" android:hardwareAccelerated="false" android:name="com.whatsapp.Main"/>
replacing the code to hack calling feature of whatsapp

19.Now search for the following code:
<activity android:configChanges="keyboard|keyboardHidden|orientation|screenLayout|screenSize|smallestScreenSize|uiMode" android:label="@string/app_name" android:launchMode="singleTask" android:name="com.whatsapp.HomeActivity" android:theme="@style/Theme.App.Home"/>
and replace it with following code:
<activity android:configChanges="keyboard|keyboardHidden|orientation|screenLayout|screenSize|smallestScreenSize|uiMode" android:label="@string/app_name" android:launchMode="singleTask" android:name="com.whatsapp.HomeActivity" android:theme="@style/Theme.App.Home">
              <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN"/>
                <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER"/>
                <category android:name="android.intent.category.MULTIWINDOW_LAUNCHER"/>
20. Now save the xml file and close notepad++
21. Let's compile the new whatsapp apk file. Open command prompt again and then type the command apktool b whatsapp This command will start building the apk file as shown in the image below.

building new apk file to enable calling in whatsapp

22. When building of apk file will be finished, you will find a new folder named "dist" in "whatsapp" folder. Open that folder and you will find your new whatsapp apk file. But still this file is not ready to use because we need to sign this file.
23. Create a new folder in C: drive and rename it as "signapk". Now open the downloaded folder and extract the file. You will get 3 files, "signapk.jar", "certificate.pem" and "key.pk8". Copy these three files and paste them in the signapk folder you created in C: drive.
24. Now copy the newly compiled whatsapp.apk file from C:\whatsapp\dist folder and paste into C:\signapk folder.
25. Now open command prompt and again use cd.. command to reach the root drive and then type the command cd signapk to select the signapk directory.
26. Now type the command java –jar signapk.jar certificate.pem key.pk8 whatsapp.apk whatsappnew.apk and press enter key.

signing whatsapp calling app

27. Now when the apk will be signed, you will get the final whatsappnew.apk file in the folder signapk. Copy that whatsappnew.apk file to anywhere to use it in your phone.

new whatsapp app with calling feature enabled

28. Now clear cache and data and uninstall any previous version of whatsapp from your mobile and install the new whatsapp we build recently.
29. After installing the new whatsapp, launch it, register your phone number etc and after setting it up, close the app.
30. Now restart your phone and then open whatsapp. You will get your calling tab ready.

NOTE : If you don't like this coding stuff and are not a geek, then I have added the final signed apk file in the download package. Just open "New Modded WhatsApp" folder and use the whatsappnew.apk file given inside that folder.

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Whatsapp has now closed the beta testing in India and now you can't call after installing the modded app also. You will not see the contact list in calling tab. But there is still a way to enable the calling but unfortunately you will have to root your phone because we will have to add the 2 lines of code in the whatsapp reference file which is installed in the root. So here is how you can use the call feature in whatsapp:
1. Root your phone and then install "ES FILE EXPLORER" from playstore.
2. Now open ES File Explorer and from its menu, enable root access and allow the root permissions.

allow root permission

3. Now navigate to the path "/data/data/com.whatsapp/shared_prefs/" and open com.whatsapp_preferences.xml file in ES File Editor.

navigate to xml file

4. Now, edit the xml file and below the <map> tag, add the following code:
<boolean name =”call” value=”true”/>
<string name=”call_allowed”>all</string>
5. Now save the xml file and close ES File Explorer

edit xml file

6. Now go to Settings > Apps > WhatsApp and force stop whatsapp. Then open whatsapp again and you will be able to see a new dial button while chatting with your friends and will be able to see the contact list after tapping add contact button of whatsapp.

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