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See Which Users Have Added Your Tweets as Favorites

users have a option to favorite tweets they like, but users in general do not have any way to know when their tweets have been added as favorites.

But like always there is a solution and it’s called Google, using Google you can easily search the tweets (you made) that other users have added as favorites.

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Bypass MegaUpload Wait Times [Works 100%]

The most annoying thing about file sharing networks like MegaUpload is the wait time they imply upon users, before they can actually download the file, this can get pretty annoying if you download a lot of files everyday.

MegaUpload is a very popular file sharing network that implies this wait time for free users, before the download actual begins.

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View Experts Exchange Answers Without Having A Account [Hacks and Mods]

Update: Experts Exchange always displays the accepted solution on the page itself, you just have to keep scrolling to the bottom of the page or press the shortcut key Ctrl + End to view the solution. Thanks to Adam for pointing this out in the comments.

Update #2: Another comment by Nirmal suggests that you can only view the answers if you are visiting the site from Google Search, if you do not see the answer using the above method, copy the URL or title of the EE forum and search for it in Google, click on the EE link to view the answer using the above method, this should work 99.9% of the time.

Experts Exchange is one of the biggest forums on the internet, and many Google search results have links to experts exchange on the first page.

Experts Exchange Google Search Results

However Experts Exchange is not free and you will have to signup and pay to view the answers given by the Experts, this is pretty annoying considering there are several helpful forums out there.

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Reinstall Trial Software After Trial Period Has Completed

There are several times when your trial software has expired and you may not be able to reinstall it over again. However there are several ways in which you can reinstall trial software after the trial period has completed.

The Addictive Tips blog, lists out couple of hacks that will allow you to reinstall trial software after the trial period has completed.

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How To Uninstall Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7?

By default has Windows Media Player 12 as the default media player, if you are not happy with the performance of the Media player, you can easily downgrade the Windows Media Player 12 to WMP 11.

wmp-12-now-playing-audio-list

Though the method is not straightforward and you will need to perform a hack uninstall of WMP 12. There are several steps you will need to follow to do this.

Step 1: Download Windows Media Player 11 Installer for Windows 7 (Update: January 31, 2012 – Link updated)

Step 2: Type services.msc in Windows 7 search bar and open the services application.

Step 3: Find the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service and Stop it.

Step 4: You will need to take Ownership of several files which include:

    1. All files in Program Files\Windows Media Player\ folder
    2. All files starting with wmp in System32 folder
    3. wmploc.dll.mui in Sytem32\en-us\ folder

Step 5: Run the Windows Media Player 11 Installer you had downloaded earlier.

Step 6: Type Regedit in Windows 7 search bar and open the registry editor application.

Step 7: Delete following Registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Setup\Installed Versions

Step 8: Reboot your Windows 7 for the changes to take effect.

That’s it, with these steps you will be able to downgrade WMP 12 and use WMP 11 instead. Want to share any Windows 7 tips? Feel free to contact us with your tips.

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Change Windows Vista Product Key

Quite sometime back we had told you about several tools that would help you change Windows and Microsoft office product keys, however we have not tested the same out with .

If you are a Windows Vista user, Technospot.net has written about a tip that will help you change the product key for Windows Vista.

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Enable Run Command In Windows 7 Start Menu

The run command is probably one of the most used tools while launching to applications and control panel applets provided by Windows, however does not seem to have the run command enabled by default.

windows_7_enable_run_command

Nirmal from Life Rocks has a simple hack that will allow users to enable the run command in Windows 7, the hack is pretty simple and you can enable the run command by changing a few properties.

Enable Run Command in Windows 7

View All Online Friends In GTalk [Hacks n Mods]

Unlike other messenger, GTalk does not show you all the online friends in default view, and users usually have to search for a friend to check if they are online, this feature is pretty much uncalled for and it is better if we can view all the online friends without having to search for them.

 gtalk-default-friend-view   gtalk-view-all-online-friends

If you are annoyed with this feature, here is a simple trick that will help you view all the friends that are currently online or idle in GTalk.

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Customize Internet Explorer Title [Hacks n Mods]

By default Internet Explorer adds the title Windows Internet Explorerto each and every window, if you are bored with the title and want a change in it, you can easily change the Internet Explorer title with the help of a small registry hack courtesy TechnixUpdate.

customize-internet-explorer-title

To change the title to something like Powered by Keith Dsouzaor something you desire, follow the simple steps.

Note: You should always your registry before making any changes to it.

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How To Insert YouTube Videos In PowerPoint Presentation? [Hacks n Mods]

PowerPoint presentations are a very popular way of sharing views and ideas in meetings, however there was no easy way to insert videos directly into PowerPoint slides.

Amit has a interesting tutorial on how you can save yourself  some embarrassing situations of messing up with videos during presentation by showing you how to insert YouTube videos in PowerPoint presentations.

Related: Quickly Create A PowerPoint Presentation From A Text File

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