Windows XP Indexing Services


Indexing Services is a small program that uses large amounts of RAM and can often make a computer loud and noisy. This process indexes and updates lists of all the files that are on your machine so that when you search for anything on your computer, it will search faster by scanning the index lists. But, if you don’t search your computer often (& even if you do) this system service is completely unnecessary.


To disable, you must do the following: Continue reading

Internet Explorer 7 (install)

Internet Explorer 7

After installing the new windows media player 11 (check here for more info), i had to install the new internet explorer 7. But like wmp11 before installing, there is a Windows Genuine Advantage WGA validation check for whether genuine Windows is installed and you have to validate your copy of windows to be able to continue. If for any reason you didn’t pass your genuine Windows test, you can still install internet explorer 7 on your machine by using the following method:

1. Download a copy of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Sp2 from here (x86 32-bit) or here (x64 64-bit)

2.  Download the crack for IE7 installer (from here) containing two dll files: IECustom.dll & Normaliz.dll. This is the same patched version of IECustom.dll which is used to install IE7 RC1, and which can still be used to install IE7 Gold edition to bypass any WGA validation.

3. Extract the zip file with cracks.

4. Extract the setup file of IE7 by using WinRAR extraction tool.

5.  Copy the patched iecustom.dll to the Update folder of the extracted IE7 setup file. Overwrite any existing files. Continue reading

Windows Media Player 11 (install)

Windows Media Player 11

Today i tried to install the new windows media player 11 which can be downloaded free from the microsoft website, but it requires you to validate your windows, and after searching the net for a solution i found this method which worked flawlessly. You have to do the following:

1. Download Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP Sp2 from here (x86 32-bit) or here (x64 64-bit).

2. Download WinRAR and install WinRAR extraction tool.

3. Extract the WMP11 installer by using WinRAR or PowerArchiver to a directory (e.g. wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu).

4. Download LegitLibM.dll (in RAR format, extract after download) from here. Continue reading



Today my supervisor told me to search some info on the robots.txt file. This is a text file that indicates the visiting robots (web robots or web spiders) which parts of the website they are allowed to visit or not. This text file should be inserted in the root directory of the website thus that when you enter the following address the file will be opened.

In this text file you should enter the following data:

User-agent: *    this means that this rule applies to any robot that tries to get information from the site

Disallow: /        this will specify the URL that is not to be visited (in this case, all the website cannot be visited by the robots)