Microsoft has reduced the number of product keys available to TechNet subscribers from ten to maximum five, for security reasons.

The change was first related by Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrott, less than a week ago, qualifying it as a supposed TechNet bug and on September 19, he updated his bog and confirmed it was intentional.

Apparently this reduction of the number of product-license keys was done without notice, according to The Register, even if Microsoft says it was mainly a security measure, meant to prevent piracy.

Here is Microsoft’s response to Mary Jo Foley’s questions about the change in the number of product-license keys:

“Microsoft is committed to helping prevent software piracy, which often results in end users being the victims of software counterfeiters. More »

How To Remove Windows Genuine Authentication (WGA) is simple, all need to do only follow this guide and your Windows will fix it again. Before you start this tutorial, you need to understand about little bit Regedit and of course running your Windows in Safe Mode. Before you started this tricks, this is more details about Windows Genuine Authentication (WGA)

The Windows Genuine Advantage notification checks if you have a genuine copy of Windows registered to that computer. It allows you to update your computer with the Windows updates. If you have installed it, and you do not have a genuine copy of Windows XP installed, then you may notice an icon at the bottom of your window before you Login. It will make you wait three seconds before allowing you to login. More »

If you’re experiencing problems with IE8 being slow to load pages, especially when multiple tabs are involved, this might be worth a try. Because this tweak is simply registering a DLL that should have been registered as part of the IE8 installation, there is no harm that can come from trying this.

Here are the instructions.

FOR WINDOWS XP

1. Click Start, then click Run.

2. In the Run dialog box, type cmd and press Enter.

3. In the Command Prompt window, enter this text and press Enter:

regsvr32 actxprxy.dll

4. Restart your computer.

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Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an often overlooked medium of communication. I’ve been using IRC for several years and have found it to be a great way to collaborate and interact with other people, wherever they may be.

If you’re used to traditional peer-to-peer chat systems, you may at first feel rather daunted by the unfamiliar look and feel of IRC. Once you’re able to gloss over this, you will start to appreciate the true power of IRC and maybe even adopt it as your preferred chat medium.

Here is my top 10 list of tips and tricks that will give you a good start on the road to becoming an everyday IRC user. More »