Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Forgot your Mac password

 How to Recover Mac Password
So you forgot your Mac password… uh oh. Don’t worry, it happens and you aren’t out of luck. You’ll need to reset the forgotten password and there’s several ways to do this, we’ll focus on the three best methods; the first is dirt simple and will utilize the Apple ID (yes, the same on you use for iTunes and App Store purchases), the second method is a hack of sorts and does not require a Mac OS X recovery drive or CD and is guaranteed to be effective, and the third trick is fairly simple but it requires either a Mac OS X DVD, boot disk, or Recovery mode partition to use. Use whichever method works for your situation, but whichever method you choose you will have your password reset and gain access to your stuff again.
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Resetting Lost Mac Passwords with Apple ID

This is the best approach for Mac users running new versions of OS X (Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion) because it’s extremely fast and simple. The only requirements are that you must have tied an Apple ID to a user account, and you must have internet access so that the Mac can contact Apple to initiate the reset procedure.
  • From the Mac login or boot screen, enter any wrong password three times to summon the “Password Hint” box and a message saying “If you forgot your password you can reset it using your Apple ID”… click on that (>) arrow icon to start the Apple ID based reset
  • Enter the Apple ID credentials, this is the same information used to log into the App Store, iTunes, and iCloud, then click “Reset Password”
  • Confirm the new password and let the Mac boot as usual
That was easy, right? Indeed, the Apple ID password option is the fastest and simplest method available to Mac users, and when that option is available it’s the preferential method. But what if you don’t have an Apple ID attached to the Mac account? Or what if you don’t remember that password either, or if there’s no internet access? If you find yourself in a situation where the Apple ID approach is not possible, don’t worry, because that’s what we’ll cover next.

Reset Mac Password – without a CD or Boot Drive

reset mac password Using a pretty nifty trick you can reset a forgotten Mac password without a Mac OS X installer CD/DVD or any kind of boot drive or recovery partiton, and without having an Apple ID. This is basically the be-all-end-all approach if nothing else works, because it’s guaranteed to get you back into a Mac when the other options are available, and it works in literally all versions of OS X. The steps may seem a little intimidating at first but I assure you it’s easy if you follow them exactly, here is exactly how to do this in three stages:
Stage 1) Boot into Single User Mode and remove a setup file
  • Restart the Mac holding down the Command+S keys, this will take you into Single User Mode and it’s Terminal interface
  • You’ll need to check the filesystem first:
  • fsck -fy
  • Next, you must mount the root drive as writeable so that changes will save:
  • mount -uw /
  • Now, type the following command exactly, followed by the enter key:
  • rm /var/db/.applesetupdone
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  • After removing the applesetupdone file, you need to reboot, type ‘reboot’ and hit enter
Stage 2) Create a New User Account upon System Boot
You aren’t finished, but the hard part is now over – no more command lines, you’ll now be in the familiar Mac OS X GUI to finish the password reset process. In this step we just create a new user account as if you just got a new Mac:
  • Upon reboot, you will be presented with the traditional “Welcome Wizard” startup screen just like when you first get a Mac
  • Follow the welcome wizard and create a new user account – making the account name different from the account whose password you want to recover
  • Continue on and boot into Mac OS X with this newly created user account, this new user account is an Administrator and has administrative access
Stage 3) Reset the Forgot Password via System Preferences
You are almost done, now you just need to reset the forgotten user account password using the Accounts control panel:
  • Once you are booted into Mac OS X, click on the Apple logo and then navigate down to “System Preferences”
  • Click on the “Accounts” icon in System Preferences
  • Click on the Lock icon in the lower left corner of the “Accounts” preference window and enter the newly created user credentials, this enables you to change other user accounts and reset other users passwords
  • On the left side user panel, select the user account containing the forgotten password
  • With the user of the forgotten password account selected, click on the “Reset Password” button
  • Enter a new password for that user, be sure to include a meaningful hint so you don’t forget it again!
  • Close System Preferences and reboot the Mac
  • You can now login to the previously inaccessible user account using the newly reset password! All user files and settings are maintained as before the password was forgotten
Optional: If you’d like, you can delete the temporary account you created to reset the users password. This is wise for security purposes.
Here’s how this works: by deleting the .applesetupdone file, you are telling Mac OS X to re-run the setup wizard, which by default creates a new user account with Administrative abilities, which can then reset the forgotten password of any other user on the Mac. This is a great trick and excellent troubleshooting technique if you don’t have a Mac OS X installer CD/DVD laying around, which is pretty much the norm as many people tend to lose or misplace the installer disks that come with their computers. I have used this exact method multiple times to restore various Macs with forgotten/lost passwords.

Reset Mac Password – with installer CD/DVD, boot drive, or Recovery Mode Partition

reset forgotten mac password Resetting a forgotten Mac password is pretty easy if you have an installer disk, drive, or the recovery partition handy, which method you use here will depend on the version of OS X the Mac is running.
For OS X Mavericks (10.9), Mountain Lion (10.8), and Lion (10.7) with Recovery Mode:
  • Boot into the Mac OS X boot loader menu by holding down the OPTION key at system start
  • Choose the Recovery drive to boot into recovery mode and wait until the “Utilities” screen appears
  • Pull down the “Utilities” menu and choose “Terminal”
  • At the command line, type “resetpassword” without the quotes
  • Confirm the new account password, then reboot the Mac as usual
For Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6), Leopard (10.5), and before with install DVD/CD:
  • Insert the bootable DVD into the Mac and restart or start the computer
  • Boot the disk by holding down the “C” key at system start
  • Select your language preferences and then under the “Utilities” menu select “Password Reset” (it may say “Reset Password” instead, depends on the version of Mac OS X)
  • Select the hard disk that the forgotten password is on, then select the username of the forgotten password, you’ll then be asked to select a new password
  • Reboot as usual from the hard drive, using your newly reset password as the login!
This older trick is borrowed from our article on how to reset a lost password with a CD.
These boot menu methods are obviously easier than the #2 manual trick, but whether or not they will work for your depends on if you have a recovery partition (all new Macs do), or with older Macs, if you have a DVD installer laying around. Because we’ve covered solutions for every possible situation though, one of these options will work for you to reset that password and be using the Mac again.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

unknown user name or bad password

When you are entering Right USER NAME and Right Password in window 7 to access network computer but is show unknown user name or bad password. Do Not Worry i have resolved the issue 

If you have passwords stored on your computer that you no longer need, follow these steps to delete them:
  1. Open User Accounts by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking User Accounts and Family Safety (or clicking User Accounts, if you are connected to a network domain), and then clicking User Accounts.
  2. In the left pane, click Manage your credentials.
  3. Click the vault that contains the credential that you want to remove.
  4. Click the credential that you want to remove, and then click Remove from vault.

    Note- Now Check system Date and Time of computer
    Then enter again now i Think your issue has been resolved 

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

printer spooler service is not running

Print spooler service works to give the print command to printer. Most of the viruses and Trojans does target to corrupt the spooler service most of the time, they can also corrupt the registry setting of print spooler, spoolsv.exe and other .dll files.  because Print spooler services is only the one service that will effect most of the users, then users want to take print however they getting the error message “Print spooler service has stopped please restart the servic, the local print spooler is not running. please restart the spooler, win8 print spooler repair Windows 8, spooler fix it tools for windows xp, print spooler problems free help, How to fix print spooler problem in win xp win vista win 7 win 8. can’t start print spooler windows 7, printer spooler printers are missing and spooler not running
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After completion please Restart your computer, and then problem will be fixed

Don’t worry about this error message here is the proper solution for these type of spooler problems. after this fix your problem will be solved,  Your spooler will be repaired automatically, and get start, it will restore the spooler service as per default stage, which they does usually.
Method -2
The print spooler is set up to restart 5 times after a failure. If the spooler continues to fail, there is an underlying issue causing it to fail.
Go to: c:\windows\system32\spool\printers
Delete all files inside this folder.
Try and restart the spooler and monitor the event log to see if it is still failing.
If it is still failing, the issue is a corrupt printer driver.
Go to: c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers
If your OS is 32 Bit go to : W32X86
If your OS is 64 bit go to : x64

Delete all files in this folder and reinstall your printer.
Restart the spooler service
The first step is to try and restart the spooler service. There are a couple of ways to do this. You should first try and start it via the command prompt. If that doesn't work, then you will need to take a look at the services control panel.
Restart via command prompt
Click Start and type "cmd" into the quick search box and hit enter. For XP users: Start -> Run, then type "cmd" and hit enter.
In the command prompt, type the following: "net start spooler" and hit enter.
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Now check if you can print. If not, move on to the next step.
Check the spooler service in Control Panel
Open Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services
Locate the print spooler service. You want to ensure that this service is running and has a startup type of automatic. If this is not the case, you can double click on the service and start it by clicking the "Start" button.
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If the spooler still has problems, you can try the next steps.
Check Firewall
If your print spooler service is running or appears to be running but you cannot print, it is possible that a firewall configuration could be blocking your printer. Generally if this is the case, you would receive a message similar to: "Printer Properties cannot be displayed. The Print Spooler is not Running".
Test this by temporarily turning off your firewall. If you can now print, then it is the firewall causing the issue and you will need to add an exception for your printer (IP) to the firewall.
If you still have no luck, you can try the next step.
Check the Spools Folder
Some users are not able to restart their printer until they remove files in the spool printer folders. This folder is located at:
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We do not recommend deleting any files from this folder. Instead you can move the files to a different location or rename them. Then try restarting the print spooler service. If this still does not work, you may need to re-install the printer drivers. At this point you should also scan your system to ensure it is free from viruses and malware.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Error Alter failed for Login sa

Alter failed for Login sa. Cannot set a credential for principal 'sa'. - Error encountered in SQL Server

Recently when i worked with SQL Server security, i encountered with one error while trying to modify 'SA' account properties. The exception details looks following,
Alter failed for Login sa. Cannot set a credential for principal 'sa'.
Also you can see the image below for the same.

The fix for the error is the option "Map to Credential" is checked in the "General" tab of the Login Properties Page as mentioned below,

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Remove Time Limitation from Team viewer

First Remove Team viewer then delete folder from %appdata%
Then remove team viewer from registry
HKEY_CURRENT_USER   -  Software  – Team viewer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE – Software  – Team viewer 
Windows 2000/XP
Method 1:

This is depending on the type of Network Interface Card (NIC) you have. If you have a card that doesn't support Clone MAC address, then you have to go to second method.

a) Go to Start->Settings->Control Panel and double click on Network and Dial-up Connections.

b) Right click on the NIC you want to change the MAC address and click on properties.

c) Under "General" tab, click on the "Configure" button

d) Click on "Advanced" tab

e) Under "Property section", you should see an item called "Network Address" or "Locally Administered Address", click on it.

f) On the right side, under "Value", type in the New MAC address you want to assign to your NIC. Usually this value is entered without the "-" between the MAC address numbers.

g) Goto command prompt and type in "ipconfig /all" or "net config rdr" to verify the changes. If the changes are not materialized, then use the second method.

h) If successful, reboot your system.

Method 2:

This should work on all Windows 2000/XP systems

a) Go to Start -> Run, type "regedt32" to start registry editor. Do not use "Regedit".

b) Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}". Double click on it to expand the tree. The subkeys are 4-digit numbers, which represent particular network adapters. You should see it starts with 0000, then 0001, 0002, 0003 and so on.

c) Find the interface you want by searching for the proper "DriverDesc" key.

d) Edit, or add, the string key "NetworkAddress" (has the data type "REG_SZ") to contain the new MAC address.

e) Disable then re-enable the network interface that you changed (or reboot the system).

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Join Domain

Step 1: Login to the Windows 7 computer and click start. Then, right click on My Computer.

Click Start Then Right Click On My Computer And Click On Properties

Step 2: Click on the Change Settings Icon in the bottom middle part of the screen.

Click On Change Settings

Step 3: Once the System Properties menu opens, click on the Change button.

Click On Change

Step 4: Click on the Domain radial button and type in the domain you wish to connect to.   In this example, it is being connected to haze.local.    For more information on domains, click here.

Enter the domain you would like to join

Step 5: Click on OK and enter in a username and password which has an Active Directory account on the domain. Then click OK.

Enter your Domain Username & Pass

Step 6: You will be welcomed to the domain when you have joined.  Click OK.

Click OK
Press OK

Step 7: Press Close to close your system properties. You will then be prompted to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. Click OK.

Press Close

Step 8: You will now be asked to restart your computer or restart later.   For changes to take effect immediately, click restart now.

Click Restart

Step 9: One of the first things you will notice when the computer reboots, is that you will be prompted to Press CTRL + ALT + Delete to log onto the computer.

Press CTRL + Alt + Del To Login

Step 10: Now you are at the login screen.   You will see the last user who logged on, as it is listed on the screen.   As you can see in the display below, it uses the standard of computername\username.  You can click Switch User to enter in a domain account.

Click Switch User

Step 11:  Click Other User.

Click Other User

Step 12: You will now see your domain name appear below to log into.  You can now enter your domain username and password and log into the domain.   Please note, if you are going to use the Administrator account, it will default back to the computer account and not the domain. 

Please also note that you can always log in no matter what the logo is, as long as you enter your domain and username in one of the following ways:


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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

create a virtual directory within IIS

The following article explains how to create a virtual directory within IIS 5.0 and IIS 6.0. A virtual directory provides web access to a folder that is located outside of the home directory. Use caution when creating a virtual directory, since it provides access to resources outside of a domain name.

To create a virtual directory in IIS, please follow these steps:

  1. Log into your server through Terminal Services or Remote Desktop Connection.
  2. Click Start, select Programs, and then click Administrative Tools.
    • For IIS 5.0 click Internet Services Manager.
    • For IIS 6.0 click Internet Information Services.
  3. In the left column you will see the Server Name.
    • In IIS 5.0, expand the Server Name to find the domain name.
    • In IIS 6.0, expand the Server Name and then Web Sites to find the domain name.
  4. Right-click on the domain name and select New and then Virtual Directory.
  5. Click Next to begin the Wizard.
  6. Enter the virtual directory name as the Alias.
  7. Enter the path to the directory you are linking to.
  8. Set the permissions for the virtual directory:
    • Read: allows the virtual directory to be visible through a web browser
    • Run Scripts: allows scripts such as ASP and ASP.Net to be run
    • Execute: allows .exe and .dll files to be run (we recommend not checking this option)
    • Write: allows certain browsers to write to files in your website (we recommend not checking this option)
    • Browse: if there is no index page, this option will display a listing of all the pages in your folder (we recommend not checking this option)
  9. Click Finish.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Create an XP Mode for Windows 7 Home Versions & Vista

One of the cool features in Windows 7 is XP Mode. However, it’s only available for Windows 7 Professional and above, leaving Home Edition and Vista users out of luck. Today we’ll show you how to create your own XP Mode to run on Vista or Windows 7 Home Premium.
How does this work?
Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows Vista are not licensed to run the free XP Mode download from Microsoft.  In fact, if you select Home Premium on the XP Mode download site, you will see the following message:
Last week we showed you how VMware Player could help you run XP Mode without hardware virtualization. Even VMware Player doesn’t have a link to import XP Mode if you’re computer is running 7 Home Premium or Vista.

However, if you have a legal copy of Windows XP, then you can easily recreate XP Mode with the free VMware Player.  This article will show you how quick and easy it is to get a virtual copy of XP running on any computer, even if it’s running 7 Home Premium or Windows Vista.
Getting Started
First, download and install VMware Player (link below).  It is a free download, but requires registration.

You may see some prompts about installing drivers; simply approve them.  We didn’t see them on our latest test, but have in the past.  When you are finished installing VMware Player, you will have to restart your computer.

Create your own XP Mode
Once your computer is rebooted, start up VMware Player and insert your Windows XP CD in your CD drive.  In this example we used a copy of Windows XP Professional, but it would work the same with any edition of XP.
In VMware Player, click the link at the top that says “Create a New Virtual Machine.”

VMware automatically detects your Windows XP CD, and says it will install it with Easy install.  This will let you install XP with only 5 clicks!  Click Next to continue.

Now enter your XP product key, and name and password of your choice.  We named it XP Mode to make it obvious what this virtual machine is for!

Here VMware will automatically enter your operating system’s name and the default location to save the files.  Simply press next to accept the defaults, or change them if you wish.

You can choose how large you want your virtual hard drive to be; the default is 40Gb, but you can choose a different size if you wish.  Please note that the entire 40Gb will not be taken up on your hard drive.  Our clean install only took up 1.4Gb on the computer.

That’s all the settings.  You can review and make changes here, or simply press Finish to start installing XP.

From here on, VMware will take over.  You do not need to click anything else until XP is fully installed!  It will automatically run the installer, format the virtual hard drive,

Copies XP files to the hard drive,

And finishes the install.
Everything will work automatically, so you can literally leave it unattended while it’s installing.  In our tests it took about 20 minutes to install.  When it’s done, you’ll be presented with the Windows XP desktop ready for use!

VMware Player will automatically launch the VMware Tools installer to integrate your virtual XP with your computer.  It may have to download or update the tools, so if you see the yellow banner at the bottom of your window simply click Update Tools or Install Tools depending on you situation.

The tools will automatically download and install, though you may have to approve an UAC prompt.

Once the tools are downloaded or updated, they should automatically run in XP. If not, click Start, then My Computer, and finally double-click on the CD drive which should say VMware Tools.

Now, simply run the Tools installer with the Typical setup type, and reboot XP when it’s finished.

Now your XP is fully installed and setup, so you can proceed to integrate with your computer just like XP Mode!
Integrate XP Mode in VMware Player with Windows 7 or Vista
The real advantage of the default XP Mode in Windows 7 is that the XP programs are fully integrated with their Windows 7 counterparts.  You can run them seamlessly with other programs, copy between them, and even open and save files to the same folders.
Let’s set this up in VMware.  Copy and paste from Windows 7 or Vista to XP in VMware is activated by default.  To use your XP programs seamlessly with Windows 7, click VM on the top of the VMware window, and click “Enter Unity.”

You can easily access any program or file in XP mode through a dedicated XP Mode Start Menu.  When you hover over your Windows 7 Start button, a new button called “Windows XP Mode” will above it.  Click there to access a full start menu from XP Mode right in Windows 7.

And it works the exact same in Windows Vista.

Here is an IE 6 window from XP running side-by-side with IE 8 in Windows 7, thanks to VMware Player!

And notice, this is guaranteed to work on any edition of Windows 7 or Vista, including Home versions.

By default, the virtualized windows will have a border and the VMware logo on their edge.

To remove this logo, click VM in the VMware player window, then settings.  Click on the Options tab, and choose Unity on the left.  Now uncheck the boxes that say “Show borders” and “Show badges.”

Without having the VMWare borders and badges give everything a more authentic XP Mode look and feel.

You can even use removable devices, such as flash drives, in XP in VMware Player.  Whenever you connect a new device to your computer, VMware will remind you that you can add it to XP.

Simply click VM, then Removable Devices.  Select your device name, and click Connect.

Save Files in XP Mode to My Documents in Windows 7 or Vista
By default, files created in XP in VMware Player will be saved inside the virtual machine.  It’s more convenient if they’re saved directly to the My Documents folder in Windows 7 (or the Documents folder in Vista), so let’s change this.  Click VM, then Settings.  Click the Options tab, and then choose Shared Folders on the left.  Now click the bullet for “Always enabled” and check the box for “Map as a network drive in Windows guests.”

Now click Add at the bottom of that window.  This will let us add a shared folder.

Let’s add the My Documents folder from Windows 7 (or the Documents folder in Vista).  Click Browse, and then select your My Documents folder.  Click Ok, and then click Next.

Make sure the box is checked that says “Enable this share” and then click Finish.  You can now close the settings window as well.

Back in XP, click Start, then right click on My Documents, and select Properties.

Click Move to find the new My Documents folder.
Find the folder we just shared from Windows 7 or Vista by clicking My Computer, then the drive that says “Shared Folders on ‘vmware-host’” or something similar.  Now select the folder we shared, Documents, and click Ok.

Click Ok in the main properties window.  It may offer to copy the files from your old My Documents folder to the new one; choose Yes to make sure you have all of your documents in Windows 7.

Now, whenever you go to save a file in XP, it will automatically save in your My Documents folder on Windows 7 or Vista, depending on your circumstance.  You can repeat the same process for any folder you wish, such as your My Pictures and My Music folders.
And that’s all there is to it!  You now have a fully functioning copy of XP running right inside your 7 or Vista computer.  Almost everything works the same as XP Mode in 7 Professional or Ultimate.  The only difference is that you used your own copy of XP, but if you have an old copy already then it doesn’t cost you any more than XP Mode would.  And, even if your computer is running Windows 7 Professional, you may find it easier to use a copy of XP you already own instead of importing XP Mode.  VMware Player does a great job at integrating XP with your computer, and in our tests it worked as good or better than the actual XP Mode.
You can actually run Windows Virtual PC on any Windows 7 computer, even ones running Home Premium that aren’t eligible for XP Mode.  You could install XP in it, then install Virtual PC’s integration components, and it will work exactly like the default XP Mode.  However, we’ve found VMware’s solution easier to use and much faster to setup.  If you would like to try this out, download Virtual PC at the link below (be sure to select Professional as your edition of Windows … even though Home Premium is licensed to run Virtual PC and can run it fine, the download isn’t offered by default).

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

How to share internet connection (through wifi)

This Tutorial step by step to make our computer or laptop become Hotspot without any software on our area to share internet via wifi. This Tutorial is tested on windows seven.
1. Turn On your wireless on your laptop or Your computer.

2. Open control panel-> network and internet-> network and sharing center-> set up a new connection.

3. Choose set up a wireless bla bla bla.

4. Write your network name and password (pass min 8 digit).

5. Click turn on internet connection sharing.

6. Close if You done.

7. Result:

8. Enjoy..