GeekPolice Tech TutorialsLog in


Change Windows 7 Control Panel to Classic View

Click here for the new updated tutorial on how to change the Windows 7 control panel to classic view

Tech Tutorials 2zfsrwp

This tutorial will show you how to change the default Control Panel view to the All Item Classic View

Click Start...

Common Computer Acronyms

--- A ---
ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
AGP - Accelerated Graphics Port
ALI - Acer Labs, Incorporated
ALU - Arithmetic Logic Unit
AMD - Advanced Micro Devices
APC - American Power Conversion
ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASIC - Application Specific Integrated Circuit

How to add FLV to Powerpoint

1. Open Powerpoint and save it to a new document. Take note of the location where you saved the file. Create a new slide to place your video on.

2. Select "View" from the menu bar at top, then "Toolbars" from the drop-down and then "Visual Basic" (A small pop-up dialog box will appear).

3. Click on the icon for "Control Toolbox". It looks like a hammer and a wrench. Another small pop-up toolbar will appear.

4. Click on the icon for "More Controls" ( it looks like a hammer and a wrench with three...

How To: Boot Into Safe Mode

Windows XP

If Windows XP is the only operating system installed on your computer, booting into Safe Mode with these instructions.

  • If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
  • Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
  • Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
  • Ensure that the...

Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications for Windows XP

How to disable or uninstall the pilot version of Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications for Windows XP

Disable WGA Notifications
1. Log on to the computer by using an account that has administrative permissions.
2. Make sure that the WGA Notifications version that exists on the computer is a pilot version. The version format for the pilot version is 1.5.0532.x. In this case, you can uninstall versions 527-532...

Blu-ray's Lifespan

In a recent interview on the gadget Web site Pocket-lint, Samsung UK's director of consumer electronics, Andy Griffiths, indicated that Samsung only sees the Blu-ray format lasting around five years before it's replaced by another technology.

How to use the Send To menu and how to customize it

In this article I will talk to you about a less known feature of Windows Vista, called the Send To menu. Even though it is also found in older versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems, not too many people notice it and use it. Simply put, the Send To menu allows you to quickly send files and folders to another location. In this tutorial I will show you how to use this menu and how to add other useful entries (locations) to it so that you can be more productive when you...

Take advantage of the new Quick Launch Bar

One of the small but nice new things in Windows Vista is the Quick Launch Bar. It is not just a bar with nice little shortcuts on which you click, it is also a collection of quick keyboard shortcuts.

In Windows Vista the first 10 shortcuts on the Quick Launch bar have their own custom keyboard shortcut. It is very simple: you place 10 shortcuts on your Quick Launch Bar and each one will have its own keyboard shortcut. Press the Windows key + a number (from 1 to 0) and Windows...

Windows Update Error 0x8024200D When Installing Vista SP1

This article provides you the solution for fixing the Error 0x8024200D when installing Vista SP1

This is a not to common Windows Vista Service Pack 1 upgrade error BUT is sometimes seen in non-SP1 upgrades like non-security patch installations like KB938371.

Hopefully this article will help you resolve the problems you are having.

What Causes The Windows 0x8024200D Error?

Error 0x8024200D is a known Windows Update Agent Result Code:

Software Update Services (SUS) - Error...

Change Time Displaying OS at boot up in Vista

A short tip on how to speed up your startup:

By default, Windows Vista waits 30 seconds during the startup process before loading the operating system. You can safely decrease that time considerably, and thus speed up Vista boot time. You can also disable it if you do not run a dual boot system.

Here's a quick procedure that help you speeding windows vista startup:

Start >> Right click Computer >> Properties >> Advanced System settings >> In the Advanced Tab...

How to run older applications in Windows Vista

When Microsoft designs a new operating system, they must have in mind backwards compatibility, which is always a great thing to have. However, despite many efforts, you cannot have all old applications run correctly in newer versions of Windows. Windows Vista especially suffered a lot from this perspective. Changing so many things compared to Windows XP resulted in many older application not working properly in this operating system. However, there a few things a user can try to make older applications...

Solve PC problems with Problem Reports and Solutions

One of the nice changes in Windows Vista is the fact that it introduced many tools that help you to keep your system performance and reliability at normal levels. In this article I will present to you another useful tool called Problem Reports and Solutions. As you will see for yourselves, this tool can help users troubleshoot the problems they encounter on their Windows Vista computers.

First, open the Control Panel and type the word 'problem' into the upper-right search box. One of the first results will be the Problem Reports and Solutions shortcut...

How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Summary: Here's what to do if your application does not run properly or it's not windows vista compatible.

Application is not windows vista compatible

As you may have noticed, most of the newest applications will work on Windows Vista, but some of your old software will not. When installing a software, Windows attempts to check if it is windows vista compatible and if it’s not you’ll see some "this applications will not run on windows vista" or "this application is not windows vista compatible" prompts.

In order to bypass the prompts and install...

How can I uninstall Windows XP and return to my old Windows 98?

This is one old tutorial :)If you've upgraded to XP from Windows Me or Windows 98, go to the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel applet and click Uninstall Windows XP.If you want, you can also uninstall XP from the command prompt by performing the following steps:

  • Start the computer in Safe Mode with Command Prompt support (press F8 during start up).
  • Navigate to %systemroot%\system32.
  • Type osuninst.exe and press Enter.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions.
If XP was installed as a dual-boot system along with Win98 or W2K then...

Boost Your Firefox Speed

We know Firefox has the most tweaks an internet browser ever has.

Following are few properties to be set to speed up the firefox.

To enter the Firefox configuration panel enter about:config in address bar.

Type the type in the filter bar and change the values shown:

type ---> property name---> value to be set


7 gadgets for your Windows Sidebar

Windows Sidebar is one of the new applications included in Windows Vista. Basically, it is a long, vertical bar displayed on the right side of your desktop. The Sidebar contains mini-programs called gadgets which may be used to display useful information or provide easy access to different tools. The gadgets can be run inside the Windows Sidebar or separately, on the Windows desktop.
Windows Vista includes a list of eleven Sidebar gadgets: Calendar, Clock, Contacts, CPU Meter, Currency conversion,...

How to enable Natural Search and how to use it

One of the less known features of Windows Search and implicitly of Windows Vista, is the ability to search using natural language. What does natural language search mean? Basically, it means searching by using the same terms you would when asking a person to search for something. For example, instead of searching using 'kind:email author:Joe after:08/01/2008', you would type 'email from Joe received this month' or, instead of using 'kind:pictures location:London' you would use 'pictures in London'. Sounds more simple and natural, right?

In this tutorial...

HTML Tutorial

The Basics

This tutorial is based on on the W3C recommendation, where the idea is to
use CSS wherever possible, but to still include semantic HTML to support older browsers.

HTML is a markup language, and is by far the most commonly used language
on the Web. Markup languages give structure to a document. They say what parts are headings, what parts are paragraphs,
what parts are bullet lists, etc.

The W3C HTML 4.0.1 specification ia available...

Cant See Secure Sites ?

Fix the problem with seeing them secrue sites (banks or online stores) i found this very usefull to me at my work (isp backbone support lol, at the time i was regular support )

Copy and Paste this in your Notepad file.

regsvr32 SOFTPUB.DLL
regsvr32 INITPKI.DLL
regsvr32 dssenh.dll
regsvr32 Rsaenh.dll
regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32 sccbase.dll
regsvr32 slbcsp.dll
regsvr32 Cryptdlg.dll

and Save it as > all file types,...

Html Guro Needed.

User needs to know how to put a search bar on his app that can search an ftp folder. I am not even sure if that can be done...

10 reasons why PCs crash

Fatal error: the system has become unstable or is busy," it says. "Enter to return to Windows or press Control-Alt-Delete to restart your computer. If you do this you will lose any unsaved information in all open applications."

You have just been struck by the Blue Screen of Death. Anyone who uses Mcft Windows will be familiar with this. What can you do? More importantly, how can you prevent it happening?

1 Hardware conflict

The number one...

Computer Matinence

You may not realize it, but your computer and your car have something in common: they both need regular maintenance. No, you don't need to change your computer's oil. But you should be updating your software, keeping your antivirus subscription up to date, and checking for spyware. Read on to learn what you can do to help improve your computer's security.

Getting started

Here are some basics maintenance tasks you can do today to start improving your computer's security. Be sure you make these part of your ongoing maintenance as well.

Data Capacity of CDs

Data Capacity of CDs

You can fit on a S/VCD without overburning:

  • approx. 735 MB of MPEG data onto a 74min/650MB disc
  • approx. 795 MB of MPEG data onto an 80min/700MB disc

You can fit on a CD-ROM without overburning:

  • approx. 650 MB of data onto a 74min/650MB disc
  • approx. 703 MB of data onto an 80min/700MB disc

Clear Unwanted Items From Add And Remove

We recommend to backup the registry before editing it, learn how to do it here.

Run the Registry Editor (REGEDIT).

For Noobs -- > Start -- > Run -- > Type "regedit" (without " )

Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Uninstall
and remove any unwanted subkeys under...

Change The Default Location For Installing Apps.txt

We recommend to backup the registry before editing it, learn how to do it here.

As the size of hardrives increase, more people are using partitions to seperate and store groups of files.

XP uses the C:\Program Files directory as the default base directory into which new programs are installed. However, you can change the default installation drive and/ or directory by using...
Permissions in this forum:

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum