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June 2012 Archives

Active Desktop Recovery Fix

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Here is the simple and easy fix to recover your Active desktop, when you are not able to recover with the steps provided on screen.

Copy and paste the below in notepad and save as activeFix.vbs on your desktop. Run the file and refresh your desktop (if not, reboot your computer)!

strComputer = "."
Set objReg = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
strKeyPath = "Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\SafeMode\Components"
strValue = "0"
ValueName = "DeskHtmlVersion"
objReg.SetDWORDValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER, strKeyPath, ValueName, strValue

Connecting to Xbox 360 Live in a Hotel Room

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Connecting to Xbox 360 Live in a Hotel Room
Are you a frequent traveler and carry your Xbox? But you cannot login to Xbox live using the hotel internet service?
Here is the solution - Use Alternate MAC Address option in your Xbox.

In most of the hotels first you need to do a browser bases authentication (room number/password provided by the hotel/accept their conditions) before accessing the internet. It is easy to do if the device has a built-in browser, but it's difficult if the device doesn't have one. Example: XBox 360.

Solution: change the MAC address used by the Xbox, follow the Steps;

  • You need to have a device (Laptop, Mobile or Tablet) on which you can access internet using the Wi-Fi adapter.
    To confirm; connect to internet service provided by the hotel using Wi-Fi, launch the browser in your device and navigate to your favorite site.
  • Identify your device 12 digit MAC address. Example: 00-1A-2B-E8-D1-9A
  1. Turn on your Xbox 360 console
  2. Navigate to System Setting > Network Settings
  3. Search for available Wireless network/s
  4. Connect to the Wireless network which is used in your wireless device
  5. Select Configure Network
  6. On the Additional Settings tab, select Advanced Settings
  7. Select Alternate MAC Address
  8. Enter your device's MAC address identified on prerequisite
  9. Select Done
  10. Press the B button on your controller, and then select Test Xbox LIVE connection
Yahoooo! You are in - enjoy Xbox live

Happy playing

My New Mobile --- ICS

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Yahoo! - ice cream sandwich is in my hand, yes its Galaxy Nexus Android 4.04 - Ordered from Google Play.