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Quickly Translate Web URL’s to IP Addresses and Vice Versa

The Nslookup command in windows 7 can be used to convert an IP address into URL or a web URL into an IP address. You can use this command-line utility to quickly convert a fully qualified domain name to its IP address. You can tack on a host name to the end of the command line to identify a single address. For example, type nslookup ftp.microsoft.com to look up the IP address of the Microsoft File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server. Or type nslookup to switch into interactive mode. From this prompt, you can enter any domain name to find its IP address. There are few other tools like dnsstuff.com, which offers an impressive collection of online tools for looking up domains, IP addresses, and host names. via Technet… Read the rest

Find Out How Healthy Your Battery is on Your Windows 7 Laptop

Windows 7 has a feature through which we can find out exactly how much battery you are actually getting from your Laptop battery, i.e. its efficiency, maximum charge potential. Its a well known fact that as the age of lithium battery increases its charging capacity decreases and it wont charge to its full potential as when it’s new. We can find out exactly how much the battery of laptop is giving now.We can use the powercfg -energy to find out how health your battery is. 1. Open elevated command prompt by typing "cmd" in your start menu.  & opening it with administrator privileges. 2. Type “powercfg –energy” into the command prompt & press Enter. 3. The command enables tracing for 60 seconds & would collect all the data after observing the system behavior. 4. After analysis it would generate a report. 5. The energy report is generated in HTML format… Read the rest

Check Windows Version

Windows Version tells the exact Build of OS  and service Pack you are using. You can simply check it by using “Winver” Command. Open Run Dialog box by using (Win+R) and type “winver” there without quotes. This will bring a Windows which has OS details such as Windows details. Alternatively you can also use the Command prompt to find the information.Type “winver” in command prompt. It would display all details in command prompt. P.S. Dont go by Screenshot details of this one. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate RTM @ my deski and would be using the same once i fix up some issues with my Dell Studio.… Read the rest

Remove/Show Notify Area Icons

You can always select which icons & Notifications you want to appear on the taskbar in Windows . Navigate to control panel,All control Panel Items>Notification Area Icons. Here you can select for which application you want to remove / show notification or Icon. Although it does not removes or loads and of the application in the memory.If you wish to tweak the application to appear/disappear at startup you may require it to tweak through MSCONFIG.… Read the rest

Copy Command Prompt Output

Windows 7 command prompt can be used with a clip utility that can used to copy the contents of the command prompt output into clipboard.It is very much similar like the way ‘tee’ command works in Unix.Tee command pipelines the output of a command in unix to another file.In Windows 7 we can use the ‘Clip’ utility to copy the text of command prompt.Adding clip next to any command copy the output. Syntax for Clipping the Cmd prompt output : “Command | clip ” .You need to type the command followed by Clip in the Command prompt. e.g.  > f:\dir | clip will copy the output of the command in clipboard,though it wont be displayed .You can further paste the “clipboarded text” to notepad or wordpad.… Read the rest

Copy folders using Command prompt

Command prompt copy utility may come to rescue in case where your explorer or windows has been crashed. Copying file from one location to other is simple.Go to Source drive,give copy command followed by destination drive. e.g. C:\My Documents>copy c:\image.jpg d:\ To copy a folder with subfolders and files you may have to use an extended copy utility provided XCOPY. Synatx for copy is : xcopy “Sourcedrive\*.*” Destination drive /e /i /h e.g. : > Xcopy “C:\Pics\*.*” D:\VJ\ /e/i/h Here command Copies files and directory trees from C:\Pics to D:\VJ (will create VJ dir if it doe not exist) More about Extended copy utility XCOPY source [destination] [Parameters] source       Specifies the file(s) to copy. destination  Specifies the location and/or name of new files. /E           Copies directories and subdirectories, including empty ones. Same as /S /E. May be used to modify /T. /I           If destination does not exist and copying more… Read the rest