Archive for the 'Windows Basics' Category

InPrivate Browsing Using IE 9

InPrivate Browsing helps prevent Internet Explorer from storing data about your browsing session. This includes cookies, temporary Internet files, history, and other data. Toolbars and extensions are disabled by default.


You can open a IE window in private mode using the following command.

iexplore -private


Microsoft Windows XP EOS Countdown Timer.gadget

Large number of organizations are still using Windows XP.The end of support of this platform is on 2014.

You can check how many days are remaining using the  gadget from Microsoft.

You can download this gadget by  clicking here.



  • Supported Operating Systems:Windows 7;Windows Vista,Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit, any edition

“Chakra”, the new JavaScript engine

What is Chakra?

Chakra is the new java script Engine available in Internet Explorer 9 version.

IE 9 Beta is currently available for download.

The Chakra engine interprets, compiles, and executes code in parallel and takes advantage of multiple CPU cores, when available.

What is sc.exe ?

sc.exe is a command-line tool which comes bundled with Windows and offers the functionality to maintain and administer windows services.

Service Control – Create, Start, Stop, Query or Delete any Windows SERVICE.


SC [\\server] [command] [service_name] [Options]

For more information on how to use this command line utility, visit the below URL.

In repackaging , while  you deal with kernel services this utility is recommended.

Cloud Computing

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. These services are broadly divided into three categories: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The name cloud computing was inspired by the cloud symbol that’s often used to represent the Internet in flowcharts and diagrams.

Spot 16 bit application in Win XP

Here are two methods for determining whether an application is 16-bit or 32-bit:

Right-click the program’s executable file and then choose Properties. If you see a Version tab, it’s a 32-bit program.

Or, if the program is running, press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Windows Task Manager. On the Processes tab, look in the Image Name column for the name of the program’s executable file. If any 16-bit programs are running, you’ll find an entry for Ntvdm.exe, the virtual DOS machine. Just above it in the list, you’ll see indented entries for Wowexec.exe (the Windows on Windows subsystem) and the executable name of each 16-bit program running in that virtual machine.

epic browser

What is Epic?

Epic Browser is the first ever web browser for India. Also world’s only side apps browser. It is built on the Mozilla platform. It has many first to its credit like inbuilt antivirus scanner , word processor , 1500+ themes and wallpapers , anti phising protection , malicious website warnings and many more. The striking feature of the browser is the sidebar apps. Now you can listen to the latest music , watch your favorite videos without compromising your browsing experience. The sidebar apps provides the user with the flexiblity to add new apps of his own choice and have a whole new browsing experience. So here the ultimate browser to satisfy all web users browsing need for news , sports , stock quotes , live cricket news , jobs and indic transliteration.

You can download using the following link.