How to access all system settings, the so called “GodMode”, in Windows 7

The "GodMode" in Windows 7 is a special folder which contains links to all system settings that are available in Windows 7. To Access this function, create a new folder (e.g. on your desktop or home directory) with the following name: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} and save it. If you open this folder, you will get a list ... Read more

How to get a list of all open ports on Windows 7, Vista and XP?

There is a small freeware Utility called CurrPorts from Nirsoft that displays all open ports on windows. Download CurrPorts to your computer: 32Bit version: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.zip 64Bit version: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports-x64.zip Unpack the .zip file and double click on the file cports.exe to start CurrPorts. The application will show you a list of all open ports and offers ... Read more

Shutdown Windows XP immediately

If you shutdown windows XP with the button in the start menu, it often takes minutes until the computer is finally stopped as Windows runs several tasks before it shuts down the computer. If you need to shutdown the computer immediately, you can use this command: C:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00