Play Mafia Wars on Nokia N82 or S60 devices

To play mafia wars (facebook) on your Nokia N82, download and install Opera 10 Mobile browser on your mobile. There are no extra settings that you require to do and you can instantly start browsing and playing mafia wars.

The Opera 10 beta browser is the best one I have used on Nokia N82. The interface, speed and features are excellent.

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Play Mafia Wars on Blackberry

For people who are addicted to Mafia Wars and want to play it on their Blackberrys, here is an easy way:

You will need to download Bolt browser and you can start using mafia wars on your blackberry.
Website

I am using it on Blackberry 8900.

Though the display is little messed up and slow, you can still do some jobs and fighting though it is not recommended for hitlists.

For Vodafone users in Mumbai who do not have GPRS package, use the Bolt browser using wifi.

Connect to PC internet through wifi using N82

Here is a simple procedure for connecting your Nokia N82 (or other nokia handset with wifi) to internet using PC wifi.

I shared Tata Indicom Broadband Connection (through cable) on my PC to my Nokia N82 handset using wifi.

The procedure is simple and will just take a few minutes.

The procedure is for Vista and with appropriate modifications, it can be used with Windows XP as well.

Procedure:

1. Right click your Network icon in the system tray – Network and Sharing Center;

2. Go to your internet connection icon (in this case Tata) – View status Properties Sharing – select Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection and clear the Allow other users to control…. option;

3. Now go to Network and Sharing Center Setup a connection or network Setup a wireless adhoc (computer to computer) network ;

4. You can give your adhoc network a suitable name and select the appropriate security settings in the next steps (for trial purpose I would suggest to do without the WEP / WPA security);

5. Just turn on the wifi on your Nokia N82 handset, connect to the adhoc network and start browsing from your handset…

Evaluation copy watermark on Vista SP2

Have you updated to Vista SP2 and are getting a “Windows Vista (TM) Evaluation Copy. Build 6002” watermark on your desktop? Well that’s how it is meant to be… Careful reading during installation of the SP2 will reflect:

Service Pack Information

SP2 Beta is pre-release code which will change before the final release of SP2

Windows Server 2008 SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Beta is time-limited software that will operate until May 1st, 2010 – Un-install Windows Server 2008 SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Beta before May 1st, 2010

After SP2 installation your desktop may display the text “Evaluation Copy”. This does not mean that your system is no longer “Genuine”, only that you have installed a test version of software which is time-limited

After installing the service pack, the “Evaluation Copy” text may show up on the 2nd boot

After un-installing the services pack, the “Evaluation Copy” text may remain during the first boot, but will disappear after the next reboot

Starting any Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Vista SP2 installations will result in Microsoft collecting information about the installation process

To remove the watermark – read here.

However, I haven’t still figured out a way to make the updates work… My updates have somehow got disabled and my system crashes on trying to update.. Even the defender updates don’t work.. Plus there is no uninstall option in add / remove programs..

Waiting for a solution… Will update this post once I find a solution.

Remove Personal Information from Office Documents

Source – TweakVista (Steve Sinchak)

Microsoft Office and other Windows Applications store all sorts of personal information when you save a file. Your name, computer name, company, date and time last edited are all examples of data included in a simple Word document file.

If you are concerned about your privacy there is an easy way to strip this information from a file.

  1. Right click on the file and select Properties
  2. Click on the Details Tab
  3. Click Remove Properties and Personal Information on the bottom of the window
  4. Select Remove the following properties from this file option and check all the items you want to remove. I suggest using the Select All button.
  5. Hit OK and you are finished. All personal information is now removed.

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Reset security settings back to the defaults
Uninstall Internet Explorer 8;
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Disable feature restrict about protocol wizard;
Fix Windows Update error 0x8000FFFF;
Enable WinHlp32 Macros;
Unblock HLP Files on intranet site;
Restore Recycle Bin;
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Enable Hibernate and Hybrid Sleep Feature,

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Map a FTP drive / folder in Windows Vista

Map a FTP drive / folder in Windows Vista:
Source and credit: WinVistaClub – This is yet another helpful trick from the amazing site for vista. I was searching for something related to FTP and found this useful article.

You can create or map a drive directly to your FTP site from within Windows Vista. For that you dont need the help of any third party software. It could be done in XP and it can be done in Vista too.

Open Explorer > Computer > Click Map Network Drive.

Next click Add network location wizard.

Select Choose a custom network location – Specify the address of the website, network location or ftp site.

Uncheck log on anonymously and give the username & password.

You will now be connected to your website http://www.website.com .

This is quite useful if you store files online or run a website.

Printer spool error in Vista with HP Laserjet Printers

Are you facing errors like Windows cannot open printer spool or restart spool or similar errors in your Vista and HP Laserjet printers?

Here are a few tricks which may help you solve your problem.

CAUTION – Following steps involve editing of registry and changing of system settings. It is advised you take a backup of all your data to be on safer side

1. Go to Run – Regedit – Computer – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86\Drivers\Version-3. Delete the HP laserjet entry there.

Now try adding HP Laserjet printer through control panel. It should work now.

If it still does not work, try the following steps –

2. Go to Control Panel – Uninstall a program – Turn Windows features on or off – print services – deselect Internet Printing Client and select LPD and LPR option. Click OK and restart your computer

3. Still if the problem persists, repeat step 2. Use your HP Laserjet 1010 driver cd to install drivers on your computer instead of letting Vista install the drivers.

Another method –

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1) Open My Computer, Tools, Folder Options, View and click on the option for

Show hidden files and folders

2) Now, uncheck the option for “hide extensions for known file types” and click OK

3) Click on Start, Search and in the left column choose All Files and Folders

4) In the “all or part of the filename” box type the following

hpzimn12.dll

5) Make sure the “look in” box has Drive C selected (or whichever drive windows is installed on)

6) Click on Search

7) If the “hpzimn12.dll” file is found, right-click on it and Delete it.

8) Reboot your computer and run the installation CD that came with your printer.

Hopefully this will solve your problem, if it doesnt proceed with the following instructions from Microsoft’s Knowledge Base about resolving this issue.

Whenever a computer system is upgraded from one OS to another, older driver files for devices may still be active in the system and cause problems. This was the case in this instance.