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How to create Bootable USB Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 easiest way

Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 USB

Kaspersky is one of the biggest name in the field of Computer Security. Their Security products allow you to disinfect computer system without actually entering into the system which is a general case when PC is critically infected to the extent that you are unable to boot.

Antivirus products offer an option to create a rescue Disc to handle such situation and Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 is one such solution. These Disks are generally provided in ISO format which has to be burnt on CD / DVD but here we will learn to create Bootable USB Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 easiest way using one click Recording tool called as Kaspersky USB Rescue Disk Maker.

How to create Bootable USB Kaspersky Rescue Disk using Kaspersky USB Rescue Disk Maker?

Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 USB

  • Download the ISO image of 10 Kaspersky Rescue Disk (194 MB);
  • Download the utility Kaspersky Rescue Disk USB Maker from here and unpack it to any folder. Will start automatically.
  • Select the USB drive on which to install Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 from the pulldown menu (eg M:) and click the first button Browse, to select the features of an ISO image, then click START to begin copying the program on the pendrive.

When process is completed (it takes a few seconds), you are free to use your Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 on any infected computer that does not boot properly anymore. The only thing to keep in mind is that you must set boot from USB in the BIOS before using it. Here’s a video to follow procedure:

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How to Schedule and Send an Email in Future from Gmail or any Service

Deferred Sender User Interface

Does the title appear interesting? Yes, it must be. It will be great to be able to schedule and send an email in future time. Isn’t it? Deferred Sender is an excellent free web app that has made this task dead simple. It doesn’t bother whatever email client or web service you use. It works just perfect with Gmail and all other email providers.

Visit Deferred Sender.

Deferred Sender User Interface

The interface is pretty simple. Enter your email address in the space provided there. Check the box for agreement of associated terms and hit “Join”.

Enter Your Email Address to Join Deferred Sender

You will see a confirmation message of your signing up.

Succesful Deferred Sender Sign Up Process

Now, check the inbox of your email account for the activation link. Your email address will be the default username and you will be provided a password that you can change later.

Activation Link Sent to Your Email Address

You will be redirected to the “Edit Preferences” page on Deferred Sender.

Activation Successful - Update Your Preferences

You can assign your profile a name, set the local time zone and change your profile password.

Name, Time Zone and New Password Settings

There are three types of notification systems available. Select your preferences and save them.

3 Different Notification System of Deferred Sender

You are done with all the configurations. Now, it’s the time to send an email in future time. After the activation of your profile, you will receive another email containing the instructions to use Deferred Sender. Send your future emails to the address deferred@deferredsender.com.

Instructions to Use Deferred Sender Sent to Your Email

Prefix the body of your original email with the following lines:

to [recipient’s email address]

[time]

For example, see the following screenshot.

Sample Future Email Sent to Deferred Sender

Compose the future email and hit “Send”. You can check your future emails here.

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How to Access Facebook Profile / Wall within Gmail Account on all Browsers

Settings Link inside the Gmail Account

If you do have a Facebook profile created with a Gmail account and you update your status very often, you should give this cool Gmail Labs feature a try. This Labs feature lets you access Facebook profile from within your Gmail account. You can update your status, view wall and news feed without opening a new tab.

We have already seen How to access Facebook inside Gmail using Google Chrome extension but using Gmail Labs Feature, it is possible on all Browsers without any addon.

Log in to your Gmail account and click the “Settings” link at the right-top corner.

Settings Link inside the Gmail Account

Click the “Labs” tab under “Settings”.

Gmail Labs Tab under the Settings of Gmail Account

You will find a Gmail Labs feature named “Add any gadget by URL”. Enable it and save the changes.

Gmail Labs Feature - Add Any Gadget by URL

Now, you will find a new tab “Gadgets” under “Settings”.

New Gadget Tab under Settings of Gmail Account

Go to the “Gadgets” tab. Enter the address http://hosting.gmodules.com/ig/gadgets/file/104971404861070329537/facebook.xml in the textbox provided and click the “Add” button.

Enter the URL of Facebook Gadget in the Textbox Provided

Facebook gadget will be added to your Gmail account.

Facebook Gadget Added to Gmail Account

A new element “Facebook” will appear bellow “Chat” in the left pane of your Gmail account. Click the “expand” link to open Facebook interface.

Click the Expand Link to Open Facebook Interface inside Gmail

A “Login to Facebook” button will appear in the right. Press it to continue.

Login to Your Facebook Profile

You have to permit the Gmail Gadget to access your Facebook profile for the first time. Click “Allow”.

Allow the Gmail Gadget to Access Your Facebook Profile

Log in to your Facebook Account with your existing username and password combination.

Log in to Facebook with Your Username and Password

You will have the following interface. To update your status, write something in the textbox provided and click “Share”. There are three more options to access, News feed, Wall and Profile. When you click “profile”, it opens a new tab and redirects you to your Facebook profile page. News feed and Wall open in the same tab inside Gmail. When you are done with your Facebook profile, click “Logout” to go to the normal Gmail interface.

Facebook Interface inside Gmail Account - Update Your Status

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How to Get Google Calendar Desktop Notifications in Google Chrome

Select Options from the Menu to Customize Google Chrome

Are you little tired with the old fashioned pop-up notifications of your important events? If you use Google Chrome as your browser, Google Calendar has a nice solution for you. It has a nice labs feature named “Gentle Reminders” that replaces pop-up reminders with a more pleasing notification. Google has recently added sound effects to Google Calendar desktop notification.

First, you have to make sure that Chrome is set to allow desktop notifications. Go to “Customize and control Google Chrome” option and select “Options” from the menu.

Select Options from the Menu to Customize Google Chrome

Head into Under the Hood –> Content settings…

Content Settings Option in Under the Hood Tab

Select “Notifications” from the left pane. Select the second option “Ask me when a site wants to show desktop notifications (recommended)”.

Desktop Notifications Settings in Content Settings

Make sure Google Calendar is not blocked by clicking “Exceptions…”. Close the window.

Notification Exceptions

Now, configure your Google Calendar account. Click the “Settings” link at the right-top corner and select “Calendar settings”.

Calendar Settings under Settings Option of Google Calendar

Go to the “Labs” tab.

Google Calendar Labs Tab

Enable the “Gentle Reminders” feature and save it.

Gentle Reminders Labs Feature of Google Calendar

A yellow bar will appear for permission to show desktop notifications. Click “Allow”.

Permission to Show Desktop Notifications

You will see a sample desktop notification near the right-most taskbar.

Sample Google Calendar Desktop Notification

You are done. Now set up an event to test the whole process. I set up a quick event and it worked nicely with a pleasing sound effect.

A Google Calendar Desktop Notification with Pleasing Sound Effect

If you are through some important tasks and want to get notified a few minutes later, click the “Remind me again in 5 minutes” in the yellow bar appearing at the top of the window after you dismiss the pop-up reminder.

Remind Me Again in 5 Minutes Option After Dismissing the Pop-up Notification

The only thing you have to ensure that Chrome is running at least in the background. You’ll never miss an important task now!

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How to Zip and Unzip Files Online Without Uploading it

Java Script Alert at the ezyZip Website

If you have to work on any public computer often and you don’t have the permission to install any application software there, web apps are the only solutions for you. In such situations, if you need a file zipping utility, ezyZip meets your requirements efficiently.

This nifty free web app lets you zip files, add zipped files to an existing archive and unzip files from your browser only. The best feature of this cool application is that you don’t need to upload the file to process. It runs locally as a java applet inside the browser and works as efficient as a desktop app. There is no annoying registration process either. Just go to the ezyZip website and start working.

You may notice a java script alert at the beginning. Click “Run” to continue.

Java Script Alert at the ezyZip Website

There are two main features, Zip and Unzip. Click the “ZIP” tab and then “Select Archive File” button to start zipping.

Two Main Features of ezyZip- Zip and Unzip

Choose a location for the zipped file. Enter a file name and click “Create Archive”.

Create Archive Location for the Zipped File

Now, click “Add File(s)” button. Select any file from your hard disk and click “Add”. Alternatively you can drag & drop files into “Files to archive” list.

Selection of File to be Zipped on ezyZip

Click “ZIP EM!” to begin zipping.

Selected File Ready to be Zipped on ezyZip

On completion, a confirmative message is shown.

Archiving Completed on ezyZip

Now, it comes to unzip a zipped file. Click the “UNZIP” tab and then “Select ZIP file” button. Browse for any zipped file from your hard disk and click “Open”.

Select Zipped File to Unzip

Select destination directory for the unzipped file.

Select Destination Directory for Extracted File

Click “UNZIP IT!” button to start extracting.

Selected Zipped File Ready to be Unzipped on ezyZip

The unzip process completes within seconds.

Unzipping Completed on ezyZip

So, you don’t require any file zipping desktop utility anymore. Use it and let us know your experience.

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How to Run a Task, Execute File or Play Audio at Certain Specified Time

Automating a task doesn’t only mean Shutting down or Restarting PC at certain Time but here’s something which can do beyond that. Like Playing certain MP3 or OGG file on specified time, Setting up a Wake up alarm or execute some Program Batch File. TimeComX is a program to schedule any Task at certain specified time or after some time.

TimeComX is a low on resource and easy to use application which can be used to schedule a certain task in future at any specific point of time. You can use it to shut down, restart, lock computer. It has now even included an option to play an audio file or run a certain file. Moreover, it is possible to Create Screenshots before an action of your Running Programs or Desktop.

How to Run Task at specified time?

  1. Download and install TimeComX (link at the last)
  2. It has two main tabs (Event, Tasks), three buttons above the tabs and three buttons below the tab.
  3. Select Event Tab and select the mode in which you want to run the software.
    * It has four modes:- Simple Counter, Advanced Timer, Time of Delay, Usage. Activity*
  4. Select simple counter if you want to schedule the time in standard format i.e. (Hour, Min, Sec, Days)
    Select advanced timer to use all four standard timer function together to form a joint time.
    Select Usage/Activity if you want to schedule the task based on the usage of CPU (processor, network)
  5. Now Switch Over to Task Tab
  6. Here from the drop-down menu against menu, select the task that you want to schedule
  7. Select (Restart, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, Lock Computer, Log off) to do the mentioned action.
    Select “Run File” option if you want to schedule an opening of certain file after the given time
    Select Play Audio if you want to play certain audio start after a given time
  8. Now click on the “Start Button” given below the tabs to start the timer.
  9. The timer will now start running, you can minimize the timer window by clicking the right symbol from the title bar.

Other Impressive Features:

  • Click on the Options button above the tabs to open settings box to change settings like Notification of count-down, etc. [A]
  • Select Lock option to set a password and prevent anonymous users from killing the task. [B]
  • You can even pause timer in between by clicking on the Pause sign below the tabs [C]

Do try this software and post your comments and queries about the software in the section given below

Happy Scheduling.

Download TimeComX

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How to Install any version of Windows from USB Stick easiest way

WinToFlash

The use of Optical Drives is certainly reduced as USB storage devices have taken their place offering additional benefits. Seriously, I too use my DVD Drive for Formatting and re-installing so, here’s an easiest way to install any version of Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7, 2003, 2008) using Bootable USB stick or Pen Drive.

Until few years ago, such an operation required the use of the command prompt and it was quite complex. Fortunately, the open source community is always ready to offer solutions that simplify life for Windows users and it is one of those fans who have made freely available software that can prepare us for the USB Drive in few steps.

You need following things:

  • Windows DVD or it’s ISO Image
  • Virtual CD or any Optical drive emulation software
  • WinToFlash
  • USB Drive (minimum capacity = 4GB)

Before starting, it is assumed that you have inserted Windows DVD in Optical Drive or mounted Virtual DVD Image.

WinToFlash doesn’t require installation, Download the ZIP file and extract it. Execute WinToFlash.exe and go to Andvanced Mode tab.

WinToFlash

After selecting the task you want to perform, In Windows Path, Browse the Path of Drive where Windows CD / DVD is located. It is generally the emulated drive or the real drive where DVD is inserted. Set the Path of USB where Pendrive is inserted and Press “Run” Button.

WinToFlash

Here, Windows may warn you about Formatting USB stick so, continue with it and at the end of process, you will have Bootable USB stick of Windows.

Now, Enter BIOS and set First Bootable device as USB to start installing Windows which is exactly similar to how you did it using DVD.

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