This step-by-step guide presents the safest procedure to be used when you want to restore your iPod to its factory settings.

If you have an iPod, you must have come across at least one of the following problems: your iPod freezes while playing a movie or song, does not respond to any of your commands, or just goes blank and nothing you tried brings it back to life.

If you haven’t experienced any of these problems until now you are a lucky guy/girl and this guide is not for you. You may still hang around though, reading the rest of the article, just in case your iPod will one day decide to show you its ugly face.

Almost all these problems appear because all Apple iPod devices’ firmware. An iPod’s firmware is a layer between its hardware and software which is closely tied to your iPod’s hardware and it basically controls all its basic functions from the moment you power it up. More »

20. Explore God Mode

Windows 7 has changed Control Panel a little, but it’s still too difficult to locate all the applets and options that you might need. God Mode, however, while not being particularly godlike, does offer an easier way to access everything you could want from a single folder.

To try this out, create a new folder and rename it to:

The first part, “Everything” will be the folder name, and can be whatever you want: “Super Control Panel”, “Advanced”, “God Mode” if you prefer.

The extension, ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C, must be entered exactly as it is here, though, including the curly brackets. When you press [Enter] this part of the name will disappear, and double-clicking the new folder will display shortcuts to functions in the Action Centre, the Network and Sharing Centre, Power options, troubleshooting tools, user accounts and others – more than 260 options in total. More »

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Windows start up sound is some thing which you may not want to hear every time, specially when you are booting your computer in room and it may disturb others, or in some cases there are people who are annoyed by the sound everytime windows boots up.

For all those who would like to remove the start up sound and make windows silent

1. Once windows is started, press Window Key+R or locate Start Menu >> Run and type mmsys.cpl and press Enter key or clock ok button.

2. This will open windows sound dialogue window, click Sound tab then locate the checkbox which says Play Windows start up sound at the bottom of the dialogue window and uncheck the checkbox as shown in the image below. More »

Windows 7 default games are not that bad, but there could be different reasons for any one to disable or remove them for example you may not want your kids to kids to waste time on computers due to these games or you may not want your employees at your office to keep playing these games and kill precious office time.

Here is how you can disable the default games which comes preloaded with windows 7

1. Open Windows 7 Start Menu >> Programs and Features

2. Now click the link in the left tab in under programs and features which says Turn Windows Features On or Off

3. Scroll up in the newly opened small sized window which displays the currents features in windows which are on or off to find Games

4. Uncheck specific games you want to remove or uncheck the Games check box to remove all the games and then click OK button, it will now show you the small progress window which make changes as per your selection done.

5. Above window will close automatically once all the changes has been applied and that’s it done – all games removed