DirectX Diagnostics(DxDiag, for short) is a diagnostic tool used for testing DirectX video and audio components. DxDiag can export very detailed hardware information to a TXT file, which can be useful for later system diagnostics. Here are the steps to open it:
Step 1. Press Win + R on your keyboard and type in ‘dxdiag’.
Step 2. To save all the data to a TXT file for later use, click the ‘Save All Information’ button and choose location where the TXT file shall be saved!
That’s it! Now you can store the file for later use or just explore DxDiag interface.
Almost everyone heard for the film “Star Wars”. Some of us have even watched it. If you haven’t watched it yet, you can do it directly from your Windows machine. Yes, that’s right – you can. If you are on Windows Vista or Windows 7 or Windows 8 you will need to enable telnet service if you haven’t already. You may also have to configure your antivirus software to not block the telnet port 23.
Let’s watch Star Wars!
1) You want to do it the hard way
Step 1. Press Win + R.
Step 2. Enter telnet.exe and press Enter.
Step 3. Type in o and press Enter.
Step 4. Type in towel.blinkenlights.nl and press Enter.
2) Easy way
Step 1. Press Win + R.
Step 2. Type in telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl and press Enter.
Step 3. A new windows will come up. If your antivirus asks you to confirm Internet access, allow it.
Conclusion on Star Wars Episode IV ASCII film
This trick can be used to fool your friends that you have converted the film to ASCII: they will be amazed. If you yet have not watched this first Star Wars film, now is your chance to do so!
Administrator account exists in Windows Vista, 7 and 8 and is hidden by default. It does not exist in Windows XP and older versions of Windows.
Administrator account purpose
The purpose of administrator account is to fix problems that couldn’t be fixed in normal situations. Administrator account should be disabled after using because inexperienced users could do a lot of damage. It can be enabled through CMD or registry.
1) Via CMD
Step 1. Open CMD with admin rights. To do this, search for “cmd” in the start menu, then right click it and select Run as Administrator.
Step 2. Run the following command:
net user administrator /active:yes
Step 3. You should see a message that says it is done successfully. Now log out of your account and you should have a new account available on the login screen, called Administrator.
Step 4. When you finished what you wanted to do, open CMD as admin again and run the following command
net user administrator /active:no to disable it.
2) Via registry
Step 1. Press Win + R to load the Run window.
Step 2. Type in “regedit” without quotes and press Enter.
Step 3. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\Userlist.
Step 4. Right click and create a new DWORD entry.
Step 5. Name it “Administrator” without quotes.
Step 6. Right click it and select Modify.
Step 7. In the Value data text box enter 1 instead 0.