Most people prefers to use Microsoft Office even though it cost money and there are free alternative such as OpenOffice. Every few years Microsoft would come up with a new version of Office trying to convince everyone to upgrade. When a lot of people have upgraded to the latest version of Office, those that doesn’t have the funds to upgrade will be stuck in using the older version. This doesn’t seem to be a problem because they can still continue using Word, Excel, Outlook and etc…
The problem appears when those using Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 created a Word document and sent it to Office 2003 or XP users. Ever since Office 2007, they have a new file extension for their word document which is .docx, where the old version is just .doc. New office 2007 and 2010 have no problems in opening the old .doc file but then the old office such as 2003 and XP won’t be able to open the .docx file. It is just not backwards compatible.
Microsoft has published a compatibility pack which will concert the .docx format in to a compatible format and let you read documents in Office 97 – 2003 but if you’re on a computer that doesn’t allow you to install stuff, you can try this free online docx to doc conversion service.
You will need to visit this website, browse for the .docx that you cannot open and click the Convert button. The file will be uploaded to the server for conversion and once it’s done, you will have a link to download the the converted .docx file. The conversion process from .docx to .doc should happen almost immediately. However, the conversion process may vary depending upon such factors as: the size of the file and the number of other conversions in queue. For an average size file, the conversion should be completed in just a few minutes.
The Adobe Flash Player is software for viewing animations and movies using computer programs such as a web browser. Flash player is a widely distributed proprietary multimedia and application player created by Macromedia and now developed and distributed by Adobe after its acquisition. Flash Player runs SWF files that can be created by the Adobe Flash authoring tool, by Adobe Flex or by a number of other Macromedia and third party tools.
Every computer needs Adobe Flash and preferable always the latest updated versions one because every once in a while hackers would discover exploits that can be used to attack users computer. Having the latest version would keep your computer safe from those flash exploits.
Installing Adobe Flash player is easy, just head on to adobe.com website and click the “Get Adobe Flash Player” button which will automatically prompts you to install an Adobe DLM addon. The Adobe DLM addon is a download manager from Adobe to deliver their contents with resume support. This feature is not quite necessary as it just puts more files to your computer when all you need is just to download a less than 2MB Adobe Flash Player installer file. Moreover using Adobe DLM, the files are downloaded to your temporary folder where for an average computer user doesn’t know where to find it and save it for future installs.
You get download Adobe Flash Player directly from the link below. There are 2 versions, one is particularly for Internet Explorer and the other one is for other browsers such as Firefox, Opera, Chrome and etc.
Fragmented ﬁles slow down computers in your company and drastically limit their availability. Precious time is wasted because, depending on the fragmentation level, accessing the hard disk becomes slower and slower. If Windows Defrag tool is not good enough for you, O&O Defrag 11 Professional edition should be able to satisfy your defragging needs.
O&O Defrag optimizes your hard disk and effectively and securely packs file fragments back together. O&O Defrag 11 includes an array of functions that a really good defragmentation software should offer, ranging from a fully automated defragmentation function to an expert settings option. Differences to previous versions We have expanded the range of functions of the new O&O Defrag 11 to make it even easier to use. For the first time, it is possible to defragment single folders or files over the right click context menu besides the usual hard disks and partitions.
O&O Defrag Pro normally cost $49.95 for a single license but you can get your free personalized license key from their promotional link. This version 11 of Defrag Pro can only run on Windows 2000, XP and Vista. Windows 7 users will have to use the version 12 which was just released and there are no current promotion to obtain the license.
To get your free license for O&O Defrag 11 Professional Edition, first visit the link below to request for a serial key.
Next, download the latest version of O&O Defrag 11 Professional installation setup file from the link below and install.
Finally, during installation, enter the license key you got from your email to unlock the program and turn it into a licensed version.
A lot of cellphones such as Nokia and iPhone already comes with a camera and with modern ones, they have very high megapixels and also supports wi-fi which you can go online and share the photos you taken immediately. There are many social networks, photo or video sites and blogs on the Internet and making your photo available everything is certainly not an easy task. Thanks to Pixelpipe, we can now easily blast and share our contents to as many as 85 websites with just a few clicks.
Pixelpipe is a content distribution gateway that allows users to publish text, photo, video and audio files once through Pixelpipe and have the content distributed across over 85 social networks, photo/video sites and blogs, and online storage around the globe. We provide a number of mobile & desktop applications for users, liberating their content and sharing their life.
First you will need to sign up for a free account to use Pixelpipe. You can start using the free service immediately after sign up and don’t even need to validate or verify your account through the email. Once you’re logged in, you will need to add and do a one time pipe setup so that Pixelpipe is able to login to your account and upload your photo there. This free service is brilliant and all you need is a web browser with an internet connection.
The default clipboard manager of Microsoft Windows operating system enables pasting after closing the host application of the copied data (usually), but doesn’t have the copy history feature. Users needing this functionality often run a more powerful clipboard manager in parallel with the default one.
Here is PasteCopy.NET, a free portable Windows Clipboard Manager with multilingual support. It’s fully automated and has a (auto-) resizable preview pane. PasteCopy.NET enlarges the capacity of Windows Clipboard and lets you organize csv (Comma separated values), html, rtf (Rich Text Format), text, unicode- text & images into customizable categories. The supported fomats can be previewed and copied to Windows Clipboard with a mouse-click, or by keyboard navigation. PasteCopy.NET is a portable* freeware tool, only 603KB, and can run from a USB memory stick.
Portable freeware tool, only (603KB)
Multilingual support (de, en, es, it, ja, nb-NO, pl, pt, sv, zh-CN, zh-TW)
Auto- Copy & Paste Windows Clipboard
Convert rtf to txt (-automatically)
Convert html to rtf or txt (-automatically)
(Auto-) resizable/hide preview
Clipboard-content preview in SystemTray
Export and print function
All you need to do is just keep PasteCopy.NET running in background and do your normal computing task. It will automatically capture and save all your clipboard to a file called Clipboard.txt in the folder where PasteCopy.exe is.
In Windows XP, when you create a shortcut, it adds the text “Shortcut to” infront of the filename but in Vista and Windows 7, it adds the “- Shortcut” at the back of the filename. For example, in Windows XP when you right click on a file zhacks.exe and select Create Shortcut, you will get a new icon with a small arrow to it and the name of the file becomes “Shortcut to zhacks.lnk”. If compare the same scenario in Vista or 7, right clicking on the file and select Create Shortcut will give you a new file by the name “zhacks – Shortcut.lnk”.
If you do not like the – Shortcut suffix added to the end of the original finemae and would just prefer the exact same name of the original filename, here is a hidden registry setting which you can change that.
1. Run regedit from the Run Window. You can hit WIN+R to bring it up and type regedit and hit enter.
2. Navigate to the following registry key.
3. Look for the name “link” at the right pane and double click on it to bring up the Edit Binary Value window.
4. In Windows XP, the default value for link is 17 00 00 00 and Vista is 1d 00 00 00 00. Change it to 00 00 00 00.
5. Reboot your computer to take effect.
This is how easy it is to remove the Windows 7 shortcut lab whenever you create a shortcut. Do note that this trick also works for XP and it will remove the “Shortcut to” label infront of the original file or folder name.
If you like to visit those less-than-reputable websites while at work or even at school, and have occasionally needed to step away from my computer without locking it, leaving such sites in the history, then you might want to consider this Firefox plugin. It is a useful addon that would block your known frequented sites from showing in the history/downloads/etc, but leave the other stuff. If a boss walked by and looked at your computer before, he’d see all sorts of nonsense that you would be reprimanded for (no doubt). There are similar plugins like Stealther which would leave no history at all which would raise flags and cause more spying on your activities.
Another logic that has been implemented is HistoryBlock keeps all blacklisted data hashed, so the about:config page will NOT reveal any information to anyone who gains access to your computer. In short, it means you’re safe and your privacy is protected.
You might think that you can use Firefox’s Private Browsing mode but that can be troublesome because you need to switch modes and you might want to keep the cookies and cache for some websites.