Saturday, 30 March 2013

About Windows 7

Today I've decided to share some thing that I know About Windows 7 Ultimate..., I will not make you feel bored as this may work out for you...
  Now I'm assuming that you have ready to run Win7 and I prefer Ultimate.

1 Personalization of Desktop Slide Show:
 Here let me tell you how to create your own alternate wallpapers set
 Step 1: Download the Wallpapers of your choice with the resolution matching your Monitor.
 Step 2: Go to  c:\windows\web\wallpapers  create a folder and name as you wish.
 Step 3: Now copy and paste all the wallpapers that you have downloaded or that you already have   into this folder and make one of them as your desktop wallpaper.
 Step 4: Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization or just Right Click on the left most empty space on your desk top and click on Personalization
               
Personalization Screen

                              Personalization Window

 Step 5: Right Click on Unsaved Theme and click on Save Theme and give a name.
 Step 6: Click on Desk Top Background and select the wallpapers for the slide show, make changes in alert sounds as you wish and can change window color according to your Wallpaper background colors...!!!
* The collection called Abstract in the above image is been created in the same way...

2 Personalization of  Registry:

Its the time to look at the Registry Modification to remove the limit reserved bandwidth and optimize the performance of Windows...

 3 Personalization of  Navigational Panel:

Here let me talk about the customization of  the navigation's that makes the Desk Top or Lap Top handy and makes the files to access readily...

I. To customize Folder Options:

Go to My Computer press Alt if menubar is hidden click Tools and click on Folder Options

a. In the Folder Options dialog box, click the General tab, and then do one or both of the following
To show all the folders on your computer in the navigation pane, including your personal folder,         select the Show all folders check box, click Apply to see the change, and then click OK.
b. In an open folder or library window, click Organize, and then click Folder and search options.

c. To automatically expand the navigation pane to the folder that's selected in the folder window, select the Automatically expand to current folder check box, and then click OK.
d. Modifying the Search Options too...

Folder Options
Folder Options

II. Pin a program or items to the Windows 7 Taskbar:

You know what would make a great taskbar? One where you could pin your favorite applications or files so that you could open them quickly from any window at any time. Guess what? You can.
In Windows 7, you can also pin shortcuts for favorite or frequently used files, folders, and websites to the Jump Lists for each of those programs to the taskbar.
Pin a program to the taskbar
To pin a program shortcut to the taskbar, do one of the following:
  • If the program is already running, right-click the program's button on the taskbar (or drag the button toward the desktop) to open the program’s Jump List, and then click Pin this program to taskbar.
  • Or if the program isn't running, click Start, find the program’s icon, right-click the icon, and then click Pin to Taskbar.
  • You can also pin a program by dragging the program's shortcut from the desktop or Start menu to the taskbar.

Drag to Pin
Drag Drop to Pin to Taskbar

4 Troubleshoot is easiest in Windows 7:

 I. Problem Steps Recorder

As the local TECHIE most of my friends and family ask for help with their computer problems, yet having no idea how to clearly describe what's going on. It's frustrating, but Microsoft feels the pain, and Windows 7 will include an excellent new solution in the Problem Steps Recorder (PSR)
When any app starts misbehaving under Windows 7 then all your friends need do is click Start, type PSR and press Enter, then click Start Record. If they then work through whatever they're doing then the Problem Steps Recorder will record every click and keypress, take screen grabs, and package everything up into a single zipped MHTML file when they're finished, ready for emailing to you. It's quick, easy and effective, and will save you hours of troubleshooting time...

II. New Troubleshoot package

If some part of Windows 7 is behaving strangely, and you don't know why, then click Control Panel > Find and fix problems (or 'Troubleshooting') to access the new troubleshooting packs. These are simple wizards that will resolve common problems, check your settings, clean up your system and more.

III. Fault-Tolerant Help

Windows 7 includes a new feature called the Fault Tolerant Help (FTH), a clever technology that looks out for unstable processes, detects those that may be crashing due to memory issues, and applies several real-time fixes to try and help. If these work, that's fine - if not, the fixes will be undone and they won't be applied to that process again.
While this is very good in theory, it can leave you confused as some applications crash, then start working (sometimes) for no apparent reason. So if you'd like to check if the FTH is running on your PC must go to Registry Settings, launch REGEDIT, and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\FTH - any program currently being protected by the FTH will be listed in the State key.
Experienced users may also try tweaking the FTH settings to catch more problems, and perhaps improve system stability. A post on Microsoft's Ask The Performance Team blog explains what the various FTH Registry keys mean...

5 Other Personalization s :

 I. Use Sticky Notes

The Sticky Notes app is both simpler and more useful in Windows 7. Launch StikyNot.exe and you can type notes at the keyboard; right-click a note to change its colour; click the + sign on the note title bar to add another note; and click a note and press Alt + 4 to close the note windows (your notes are automatically saved).

II. Restore your gadgets

Windows 7 has tightened up its security by refusing to run gadgets if UAC has been turned off, so limiting the damage malicious unsigned gadgets can do to your system. If you've disabled UAC, miss your gadgets and are happy to accept the security risk, though, there's an easy Registry way to get everything back to normal. go to Registry Settings Run REGEDIT, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Sidebar\Settings, create a new DWORD value called AllowElevatedProcess and set it to 1. Your gadgets should start working again right away.

III. Protect your data

USB flash drives are convenient, portable, and very easy to lose. Which is a problem, especially if they're carrying sensitive data. Fortunately Windows 7 has the solution: encrypt your documents with an extension of Microsoft's BitLocker technology, and only someone with the password will be able to access it. Right-click your USB flash drive or any Disk Drive, select Turn on BitLocker and follow the instructions to protect your private files.

Microsoft's Bit Locker
Microsoft's BitLocker

 IV. Run As

Hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter any program shortcut, and you'll see an option to run the program as a different user, handy if you're logged in to the kids' limited account and need to run something with higher privileges. This isn't really a new feature - Windows XP had a Run As option that did the same thing - but Microsoft stripped it out of Vista, so it's good to see it's had a change of heart.

V. Keyboard shortcuts

Windows 7 supports several useful new keyboard shortcuts:-
Alt+P : Display/ hide the Explorer preview pane
Windows Logo+G : Display gadgets in front of other windows
Windows Logo++ (plus key) : Zoom in, where appropriate
Windows Logo-- (minus key) : Zoom out, where appropriate
Windows Logo+Up : Maximize the current window
Windows Logo+Down : Minimize the current window
Windows Logo+Left : Snap to the left hand side of the screen
Windows Logo+Right : Snap to the right hand side of the screen
Windows Logo+Home : Minimize/ restore everything except the current window

VI. Create Keyboard Shortcuts for Programs

You can create keyboard shortcuts for any program in Windows 7. Right-click the program icon and select Properties. Select the Shortcut tab, click in Shortcut key, to set the keyboard shortcut for that program.
Shortcut
Assign Shortcuts
Gadget are the most attractive components of Windows7 I personally uses the Network Meter gadget that dynamically updates the network IP of mine and keeps in track of the usage of Bandwidth and the network speed it also keep in track of total Downloads and reminds the billing date too.., awesome right...???  You can download many more gadgets from Microsoft's website(Just click the Gadget Link) and from other websites too...

Useful Links:

a. Windows 7 gadgetshttp://addgadgets.com/  

b. Windows 7 Themeshttp://windows.microsoft.com/is-is/windows/themes  

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Interview Question

                  
           
TYPICAL QUESTIONS THAT AN INTERVIEWER WOULD ASK


After attending my first Interview with HP here I'm sharing the frequently asked Interview questions, that will revel about your self so have a look at this post if this is your first Interview as you may face the same experience as me...!!!

* Group Discussion or Aptitude Tests are the elimination rounds in today's trend.., Ok let me begin the topic now,

1.Tell me about yourself
The most often asked question in interviews. You need to have a short statement prepared in your mind. Be careful that it does not sound rehearsed. Limit it to work/Study-related items unless instructed otherwise. Talk about things you have done well at your college and how you wanted to perform in the first job, engage yourself at least for 2minute and if you can go on till the interrupts you.

2. Why Should We Employ You? or Why Should I Hire you?
For this question, your answer should list out strengths that you feel are relevant to the job. Given below are some answers which could help you with your answers. However, structure them to suit your requirements.

Good analytical skills
I am a good team player
I have good entrepreneurial skills
Can say “no” to people when required to do so!

I have consistently met my deadlines and targetsMy greatest asset is my ability to motivate people
Even during emergencies, I do not loose my cool


I can persuade people to see my point of view, and get the work done
I am very co-operative with my sub-ordinates, and would like to see them grow
I am very flexible, and have the ability to work hard under difficult work conditions

3. Do You Have Offers From Other Companies ?

This is of course a difficult question to answer. Obviously, you must have applied to other companies if you are looking for a job or would have some offers from other companies already. Therefore, do not lie that you have not. However, you are on thin ice here! The interviewer could be checking your honesty. On the other hand, he/she may also be trying to find out how focused you are - are you applying randomly, or is there a well-planned strategy?
Whatever your answer, it should match your career goals. But don't worry this question is asked by very lest Interviewers...

4. What Salary Are You Expecting?
Try not to get into salary details early in the interview. If pressed, you could say that it all depends on the job, and would like to talk about it after a job offer. Say this in a convincing tone. In case you are asked this question in your latter interviews, give a direct answer. Do not sound apologetic while quoting the figure you have in mind, BE AWARE as most of the freshers don't know there value and gets hired to less salary then the actually deserves and some candidates are sent back as they expects more salary even though they don't deserve for that.

SALARY EXPECTATIONS :

a. How much do you expect?
If you have done your homework, you would know how much other people in similar jobs are paid. Quote the range upfront.

b. How much do you think you are worth?
Work out how much you should be paid, given the market value of the job and your skills. If you can bring some extra skills to the table, do not hesitate to ask for more than the market value.

c. What kind of a culture are you comfortable with?
It is better to be frank about your preferences. Your interviewer will get a clear idea about your expectations.

d. Which is more important to you-salary, perks or growth opportunities?
This one will reveal the real you. So be sure what you are going to say. Above all, be true to yourself. If you think this is a negotiation move, then say clearly that you will never sell yourself short.


5. What do you know about our company?
Do not give your opinions about the company. Stick to reported facts that you have gathered from newspapers and so on. Talk about the product portfolio, size, income, and market perceptions of the company. Also it is better to refer details about each company before going for the interview from Wikipedia or Google too.

6. Why should we choose you over someone else?
Talk clearly about problems that you have solved in your College/Project Team and highlight the quality required and convince them the you are the one...

7. Your qualifications are excellent, but you may be overqualified for the position we have to offer?
Point out that more experience can never be a drawback. If you are multi-skilled, then highlight the fact that a company on the fast-track needs multi-skilled people. It needs people within different departments to work together. Also emphasise that the company's future growth will be an exponential function of your experience.

QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK :

Interviewers usually round off by giving you an opportunity to ask questions. Treat it like a welcome opportunity.
You could ask questions like.
a) Tell me about your company.
b) Now that I have outlined my career goals, do you think you can offer me the opportunities I need?
c) What kind of training and learning can I expect in your company?
d) Describe the work culture and the management style of your company?
e) What is the long-term vision of your company?

As a fresher, current position and status can impact the way you are interviewed. Fresh Out of College

The basis on which you will be judged is your academic background, family background, and interests.
If looking for your first job, ensure that your previous experience, even if it is part-time, is noticed.
Mention projects or responsibilities you may have undertaken. This will indicate your area of aptitude.
You should be willing to put in regular hours, in line with the company's policies. The interviewer needs to know whether you can be punctual and put in full-time work.
In case you have applied for the post of management trainee, you should display an ability to adapt, and indicate all-round interests. Moreover, you should have good interpersonal skills.
You should be enthusiastic to learn, and show commitment towards the organization, as the company will be spending a lot on your training.

Bring with you :
a) Copies of your resumes
b) References and letters of recommendations.
c) Recent Photos. 
d) Some blank sheets, may be helpful to solve some problems

First Impressions :
There is a common saying that minds are made up within the first 5 minutes of an interview. So keep in mind these important first impression indicators. Walk in the door as if you already work there, carry yourself as though you feel perfectly comfortable with the situation. Arrive on time or a little early. In the waiting area, politely tell the receptionist who you are meeting and in a friendly way, ask where you should sit. Take slow, deep breaths to help you remain calm and focused. When introduced to the interviewer, have a firm, but not painful, handshake. Smile. Have good posture when sitting or standing. Introduce yourself in a relaxed, confident manner. Have a well-groomed, professional appearance. Project a feeling of confidence. Bring extra copies of your resume, some thing to write on and something to write with. Don't forget to make friends as this makes you feel comfort and make you fell better...!!!

 
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