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How to Enable Folder Options in Windows Explorer? Folder Options Missing?

When the malware enters your PC it makes the malicious files invisible, and change their properties set to hidden and thereafter disables Tools > Folder Options link, and such that you won’t be able to make them visible.

But here is the procedure to enable the Folder Options again :

  1. Launch the registry editor (Start > Run and write regedit and hit Enter)
  2. If the registry editor is not disabled then go directly to the step 3, then its window will be opened but if it doesn’t gets opened, please read here to enable the registry editor.
  3. Go to the below keys 1 by 1,
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Policies/Explorer
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Policies/Explorer

    then look for the DWORD value by the name NoFolderOptions. If the value exists then delete it.

You can cross-check it, in Tools > Folder Options.

Please speak your experiences.

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Enable Regedit – Get rid of “Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator”

The are many types of computer viruses, which are built to disable the registry editing. This is just due to the reason that they are attaching themselves to the startup of windows and don’t want you to change their way to working.

Sometimes the system administrators are also disabling the registry editing to keep their computer safe from unauthorized changes, and they don’t want you to surpass their preferences by simply editing some keys in the windows registry files.

Then what will you do if you are getting the error like, Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator


Just visit Start > Run, write the below code, and hit Enter,

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

But if the Run button doesn’t exist in the your windows operating system – start menu, then just hit the windows key + R and Run dialog box will be shown to you. 🙂


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How to make your own Text to Speech Converter

Earlier you might have read the list of online text to speech converters, they are good if you want to listen the files in mp3 format. But if you want a small piece of text to be converted into sound/speech, then those website gets out of mind.

You know, you can make your own Text to Speech Converter within a few seconds?

Just Open the notepad, and paste the following code in it,

Dim message, sapi
message=InputBox(“What do you want me to say?”,”Text To Voice”)
Set sapi=CreateObject(“sapi.spvoice”)
sapi.Speak message

Now save that text file with some name for example, TipsRing-Text-2-Speech-Converter.vbs and you’re done. Now open the software by double clicking on it (where you saved that file), and from now onwards, whenever there is some need to convert text to speech, you can open your own text to speech converter.

How To Make Your Own Text to Speech Converter

Type some text in the provided box and hit OK. You will get the sound for the text you entered.

This Text To Voice converter has been tested on Windows XP, Vista and 7.

Isn’t it cool! Why not share your opinion in the form of comment!

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Huawei Ideos Price In India – Huawei U8150 IDEOS price in India, Specifications and Reviews

As the companies like Samsung who don’t care for the customers’ after sales service and just bothering to sell their product in the market, either by huge advertising or by giving a great commissions to the phone sellers/shop-keepers, The only name kicking Samsung Android Phones is, the Huawei Ideos, which can also be defined as the best available android phone in the market.
The new Huawei Ideos (Inner Model No. U8150) is a nice smart-phone from Huawei, to enter the market with Android OS 2.2 pre-nstalled in it. You can save the applications in its microSD memory card (2GB provided by default) and expandable upto 32GB. Phone is equipped with a Wi-Fi Tethering Service / Hotspot Feature for 3G terminals 8 with Adobe Flash supports in Browser.
Huawei Ideos has a touchscreen display of 2.8 inches with a resolution of 240 × 320 pixels.
Huawei Ideos comes with 528 MHz processor and consists of a WiFi, 3G, HSDPA, GPS, Bluetooth with A2DP, and a 3.0 mega pixel auto-focus camera.

The Features and Specifications for Huawei Ideos Mobile Phone highlights can be described as :

  • Well, it is from an International Company – Huawei
  • Runs on Android v2.2 (Froyo) version
  • Model : Ideos
  • Processor: 528 MHz processor
  • Quad band GSM Network
  • Screen and Size: 2.8-inch TFT resistive touchscreen 256K colors display
  • Resolution: 320 X 240 pixels
  • Camera: 3.0 mega pixel auto-focus camera with 2048 x 1536 pixels of resolution
  • Ideos comes with auto UI rotator with Accelerometer sensor
  • Supports WAV, WMV, 3GP, Mp4 and Mp3 player
  • Its Video Player supports multiple playback options
  • Comes with a Photo viewer
  • MicroSD support up to 32GB
  • Adobe flash support
  • Google Pack like G-Talk, G-mail, Google Search and Google Maps
  • GPS Navigation with Advanced GPS support
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
  • Micro USB v2.0 port
  • E-mail/Push Mail/IM
  • Li-ion standard battery


This Huawei Ideos U8150 Smart Mobile Phone is available in India at a price of INR Rs.8499/-.

I can’t wait to buy it ! How about you?

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Watch Cricket World Cup 2011 Live Online for Free

The Biggest Cricket championship, ICC Cricket World-Cup 2011, is going to start on February 19, 2011. There will be 14 countries participating in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, which will be played in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Here is the list of playing countries,

Watch Cricket World Cup 2011 Live Online

As you can see from the above table, there are two groups.

Each team in each group will play with the remaining teams and from each group, four top teams will will be selected for the quarter finals.

After the quarter finals, the 1st semi-final will be played in Colombo (on 29th March 2011) and 2nd semi final will be played in Mohali (Punjab) (on 30th March 2011).

Final match for the Cricket World Cup 2011 will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra (on 2nd April 2011).

Here is the list of a few websites which are providing free streaming of Cricket World Cup 2011,

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Share PC Internet Connection with Android Phone via USB Cable

People often have some questions like, “How to do Android 2.2 USB Reverse Tethering” or “How to Share the PC Internet Connection with android phone via the USB cable” etc.

Well, I have up-graded my Nexus-1 to Android version 2.2 recently.

Android version 2.2 includes USB Tethering by which a Computer System can share the Internet connection of the phone.

This is great for those who just want to access internet via their mobile phone, but what, if you want to use your Computer’s Internet Connection onto your Mobile Phone?

This is really ridiculous, as the phone accesses internet for lot of events, and there is no option of using internet from the Computer by default.

So what to do, if you have an unlimited and high speed internet broadband connection at home but you won’t be able to use it on your android phone. Ultimately you will have to spend a few extra dollars to get a separate mobile internet connection.

But here is a way to access the Computer’s internet connection from your android mobile phone.

I think it will take a little time to me, to create an app to do this automatically!

Well, till then you can follow the below method, for which the Requirements are:

  • A rooted version 2.2 Android, with root mode terminal or an Android SDK ADB
  • and, an Android 2.2 (or an older version with enabled/installed root tethering application in it)

Now follow the below steps,


For Linux Users: Nothing to do in this step,
For Windows Users: Install the USB drivers by the Android SDK


Onto the Nexus-1: Start USB Tethering after connecting the USB wire with your Computer. You will probably get the latest interface of the network.


Now, setting-up a bridge on Linux Operating System:

# usb0 is the latest network intreface
# eth0 is the main interface (or a gateway) connected to internet
sudo ifconfig eth0
sudo ifconfig usb0
sudo brctl addbr br0
sudo brctl addif br0 eth0
sudo brctl addif br0 usb0
sudo ifconfig br0 up
sudo dhclient br0

Visit here for setting-up the bridges

And, if you are on windows you will need to Bridge two interfaces of network.


Now setup your phone’s usb0 interface. You have 2 choices:

1. Either execute the following command,

./adb shell netcfg usb0 dhcp

2. Otherwise, type this in your phone’s root terminal :

netcfg usb0 dhcp

Now you can connect and access the Computer’s Internet broadband connection on your mobile phone.

Confirm it by opening


To stop the usb reverse tethering, first-of-all, unbridge the your computer’s interfaces,

sudo ifconfig eth0 down
sudo ifconfig usb0 down
sudo ifconfig br0 down
sudo brctl delbr br0
sudo ifconfig eth0 up
sudo dhclient eth0

Then unselect the USB-Tethering onto your phone.

You must have Windows XP SP3, as the driver will not work on Windows XP – Service Pack-2 (You will get this error while installing, Code-10 – Cannot Start Driver).