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µTorrent—Maximize Download Speed

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f.lux™ Better lighting…for your computer.

Windows/ Mac/ Linux

This might not be for everyone, but if you use your computer at night (as I do), you should check this out:

“Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow?

Or have you ever woken up, ready to write down the Next Great Idea, only to get blinded by your computer screen?

During the day, computer screens look good—they’re designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn’t be looking at the sun.

F.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

It’s even possible that you’re staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.”

More info/ free download

Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\(etc)

Here’s the fix that I use:

md tmp
copy n:\windows\system32\config\system n:\windows\tmp\system.bak
copy n:\windows\system32\config\software n:\windows\tmp\software.bak
copy n:\windows\system32\config\sam n:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
copy n:\windows\system32\config\security n:\windows\tmp\security.bak
copy n:\windows\system32\config\default n:\windows\tmp\default.bak
del n:\windows\system32\config\system
del n:\windows\system32\config\software
del n:\windows\system32\config\sam
del n:\windows\system32\config\security
del n:\windows\system32\config\default
copy n:\windows\repair\system n:\windows\system32\config\system
copy n:\windows\repair\software n:\windows\system32\config\software
copy n:\windows\repair\sam n:\windows\system32\config\sam
copy n:\windows\repair\security n:\windows\system32\config\security
copy n:\windows\repair\default n:\windows\system32\config\default

*where n represents the drive that contains the Windows XP system files.

One day I’ll make a .bat file for this. Just too lazy, for now.


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