It is possible to reset user passwords in Windows using both official methods and unofficial hackish methods. Needless to say, the official methods work only if you have taken some precautions in advance, or if you can prove some way or other that you are authorized to use the account in question. Obviously, Microsoft will […]
Windows allows you to create a password reset disk, in case you forget your password later. Using this disk you can easily reset your password. Limitations Password reset disks can be created only for local accounts and not for Microsoft accounts. A password reset disk can be used to reset the password of only the
Newer versions of Windows Defender moves files it considers suspicious to the quarantine without user confirmation. That is currently the default behavior. At first, I thought of this only as a minor inconvenience. But the feedback I received from many users is that once a file is quarantined there is no guarantee of getting it
Have Windows Defender moved your safe, trusted files to the quarantine thinking that it is a virus? Here is how to get them back. Newer versions of Windows Defender moves files it considers suspicious to the quarantine without user confirmation. In my case, it sent some macro files which I wrote many years ago to
If you are facing false positive issues in Windows Defender, you can add the file or folder in question to Windows Defender’s exclusion list. Windows Defender exclusions can also be useful in fixing some performance issues. Windows Defender does not play nicely with certain processes and slows them down significantly, process exclusions can help in
One of the annoying things about using Gvim on windows is that every time a plugin calls Vim’s system command, the DOS command window will flash. Tagbar is one of the many plugins which have this problem. Here is a solution for this in Tagbar using Xolox’s Vim-Shell plugin. Please note that I am not referring
AppTimer is a small, free utility which can be used to measure the start-up-time of applications. It can launch a program and measure the time it took, to be ready to accept user input. It could also close the program automatically and repeat the test a specified number of times.
Applications, which detect and display keystrokes in real-time, can be very useful for those who do screencasts or screen recordings. Here is a quick look at three such applications.
The default priority of processes run using Task Scheduler in Windows is below-normal. To be more precise, the default task-priority is 7 which comes under the below-normal process-priority category. Priority Categories in Windows Task Priority Priority Category 0 Real-time 1 High 2-3 Above Normal 4-6 Normal 7-8 Below Normal 9-10 Idle Below-normal priority works fine
In the newer version of Windows 10, the open in cmd option has been removed from Windows Explorer. Here is a quick way to get at least part of that functionality back. Press ALT+D to select the address bar of the explorer window Type cmd Press ENTER This method should work with console-alternatives like Conemu