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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Change the default Installation Directory in Windows

When the Operating system (OS) is installed on a particular drive all the programs get installed in the default directory  "C:\Program Files" if OS in on C drive . Many times while installation one need to change the installation path manually due to number of reasons ," low disk space" one of the most common reason and many other reasons .Instead of changing the path each time for installation one can easily set the desired path replacing the default path by simple registry tricks show bellow 

  1. Open Registry Editor.

(go to , run ==> regedit ,and enter to launch registry editor for all windows or just search for "registry" in Windows 7 /8)

2. Navigate to    

3. On the right side pane, 
                Right click on "ProgramFilesDir" and choose "Modify".

4. Replace  
                  Default C:\Program Files  with the new installation path e.g. D:\my program in the                
                  "Value Data

5.  Click on "OK". and exit the Registry Editor
6.   Reboot the system for the change to take effect.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

How to Convert a CD or DVD to ISO Image Files in Windows 10

One of the best  freeware according to me to Convert a CD or DVD to ISO Image Files is  ImgBurn and the obvious reasons is, its a freeware !!!!  with almost all featured required for burning images on CD, DVD and Blu-ray with dual layer burning support also. It also incorporate options for  DVD/CD/Blu-ray backup in .iso or many other file format . ImgBurn makes it easy to burn your files to.It has simple and very easy interface as show below in screenshot.

It has following MODES performing different task
  • Read - Read a disc to an image file
  • Build - Create an image file from files on your computer or network - or you can write the files directly to a disc
  • Write - Write an image file to a disc
  • Verify - Check a disc is 100% readable. Optionally, you can also have ImgBurn compare it against a given image file to ensure the actual data is correct
  • Discovery - Put your drive / media to the test! Used in combination with DVDInfoPro, you can check the quality of the burns your drive is producing

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Enable and Play Subtitles in KM player, VLC Media Player and Media Player Classic

What are Subtitles
According to the definition subtitles are Captions displayed at the bottom of a movie or television screen that translate or transcribe the dialogue or narrative. In simple words subtitles allows to  you understand Multilingual Movies.
Most popular websites to download subtitles are

Software to find subtitles
Find Subtitles 1.0
Find Subtitles 1.0 is a very simple app that will find subtitles for movies. All you need to do is right click on the movie file, choose a language from the selection and - you guessed it - just click. Your web browser will open up, displaying a perfect set of subtitles for you to download.
How to enable subtitles 

  1. Download the subtitle from the above websites or by using the software
  2. Copy both movie file and the subtitle  in one folder                                                                 Note : The name of movie file and the subtitle file should be exact same
  3. Open a digital media playing program capable of playing both video files and SRT subtitle files simultaneously. Examples includes KM player, VLC Media Player and Media Player Classic (all freeware)
  4. Just run the video file and  subtitles start to appear  atomatically