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Friday, June 25, 2010

How to delete Gmail account

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How to delete Gmail account

Introduction: Gmail is a free, advertising-supported webmail, POP3, and IMAP service provided by Google. Gmail was launched as an invitation-only beta release on April 1, 2004 and it became available to the general public on February 7, 2007, though still in beta status at that time. As of December 2009 it has 176 million users monthly. The service was upgraded from beta status on July 7, 2009.

With an initial storage capacity offer of 1 GB per user, Gmail significantly increased the webmail standard for free storage from the 2 to 4 MB its competitors offered at that time. Gmail has a search-oriented interface and a "conversation view" similar to an Internet forum.

Features on Free version

1 - Storage: Gmail's log-in page (July 2009) The Gmail service currently provides more than 7450 MB of free storage.

2 - Gmail Labs: The Gmail Labs feature, introduced on June 5, 2008, allows users to test new or experimental features of Gmail, such as bookmarking of important e-mail messages, custom keyboard-shortcuts and games and many more.

3 - Spam filter: Gmail's spam filtering features a community-driven system: when any user marks an email as spam, this provides information to help the system identify similar future messages for all Gmail users. Users may tune the system to allow mail marked as spam to be handled in particular ways.

4 - Gmail Mobile: Gmail Mobile is a version of Google's Gmail email service. It is a free service, developed to provide access to Gmail from mobile devices such as cell phones, or smartphones.

5 - Gmail on iPad: On April 3, 2010, Google announced a new two-pane layout designed specifically for the iPad.

6 - Google Buzz: On February 9, 2010, Google commenced their new service, Google Buzz, which integrates with Gmail allowing users to share links and media, as well as status updates. Gmail allowing users to share links and media, as well as status updates.

Information courtesy: Wikipedia

Deleting Gmail account

Gmail email id is automatically deactivated and deleted if you will not use the account more than 9 months or 270 days.

But if you want to delete the account manually then you can do so.

Steps in deleting Gmail account:

1- Log on to, then go to settings. (see Screenshot –1)

2- Click the link “Google Account Settings”. (see Screenshot –2)


3- Directly logon to:

4- Then click Edit right to My Product section (see Screenshot –3).

5- Next Click “Close account and delete all services and info associated with it” link below Delete Account. (see Screenshot –4)

6- Next follow the steps on screen. (see Screenshot –5) Provide the password again.

7- Then click the button “Delete Google Account.”

8- And now the account is deleted. (see Screenshot -6)

9- Finish.


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Finish. Now the your account is deleted.

How to delete Yahoo! Mail account

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How to delete Yahoo! Mail account

Introduction: Yahoo! Mail (shortened to Y! Mail) is a free web mail service provided by Yahoo!. It was inaugurated in 1997. It is currently the largest web-based email service.
Currently, Yahoo! offers two versions of Yahoo! Mail: an Outlook-like Ajax interface, as well as the traditional full-page-scroll "Yahoo! Mail Classic," which continues the availability of the simpler. In early 2008, Yahoo! started offering unlimited mail storage even to its users, in response to heated competition in the free-web mail market segment.

Features on Free version:
- Unlimited Mail Storage.
- 25 MB attachments
- 100 filters to automatically sort incoming messages (200 filters for the Plus version)
Protection against spam and viruses.
- Advertising is displayed on the screen while working with the e-mail account, but text ads are not within the emails themselves, and they are no longer added to the footer of outgoing messages.
- POP3 support, Mail Forwarding facility, and SMTP support in some countries (but not in the US).
- Accounts not logged into for four months get deactivated (The account can be retrieved but all stored data, such as emails, are lost).
- Early in 2006, Yahoo! Mail introduced aliases to its repertoire of features. Users could now add a (single) alias username containing a dot character for a pre-existing account.
- The Chinese version of Yahoo! Mail offers 3.5 GB quota and 20 MB attachments.
- Some users get features added if they are long time users.
- Latest beta of Yahoo! Zimbra desktop allows for all Yahoo! users to use the software.

Information courtesy: Wikipedia

Delete A Yahoo account

Yahoo email id is automatically deactivated and deleted if you will not use the account more than 4 months or 120 days. But if you want to delete the account manually then you can do so.

Steps in deleting Yahoo account:

1- Log on to this page:

2- This is the link for deleting yahoo address permanently. Provide the user name and password. Your account will be deleted within 90 days.

3- Then follow the steps on screen.

4- Provide the password again and the code in the image.

5- Then click the button “Terminate this Account.”

6- Finish.

Note: Yahoo Rules mention this point: In most cases your account will be deactivated and then deleted from our user registration database in approximately 90 days. This delay is necessary to discourage users from engaging in fraudulent activity. Additionally, due to the limited number of names available, we may allow other users to sign up for and use your current Yahoo! ID and profile names after your account has been deleted.'


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Image-1: ( part 2 of part 2)

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Image–2 (Final)

Now Your Yahoo account is deleted.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Changed Feature Names on Vista, 2008, Windows 7

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Changed Feature Names on Vista, Server 2008 and Windows 7

Posted: 22th June 2010, Updated: 27th Apr 2011.

80+ new Windows feature names.

After the introduction of Windows Vista, Microsoft changed many features and components in the new edition of Windows (i.e. Vista). Some of the features, technologies, components and services are redesigned or developed. And also OS feature/component names are changed and the functionality of some items has been enhanced and moved or consolidated with other features with a new ones.

Here are the lists of features/components that are changed or modified in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and in Windows 7 etc.

WINDOWS 2000, XP, SERVER 2003 etc.
Accessibility OptionsEase of Access Center
Add or Remove ProgramsPrograms and Features
Address BookWindows Contacts
Automated System Recovery (ASR)Windows Complete PC Restore
Computer BrowserNetwork Discovery Protocol (NDP)
Documents and SettingsUsers
Error ReportingWindows Error Reporting (WER)
Files and Setting Transfer WizardWindows Easy Transfer (WET)
Local Security SettingsSecurity Configuration Management
Microsoft Synchronization Tool Sync Center
My ComputerComputer
My DocumentsDocuments
My MusicMusic
My Network PlacesNetwork Places
My PicturesPictures
My Recent DocumentsRecent Documents
My VideosVideos
NetMeetingWindows Meeting Space
NTBackup (Windows Backup Utility)Backup and Restore Center
Outlook ExpressWindows Mail
Performance MonitorReliability and Performance Monitor
Regional SettingsRegion and Language
Remote AssistanceWindows Remote Assistance
Run AsRun As Administrator
Scheduled TasksTask Scheduler
Stored Use Names and PasswordsCredential Manager
System File Checker (SFC)System Integrity Check and Repair
System RestoreSystem Protection
Tour Windows XPGetting Started or Welcome Center
Windows File Protection (WFP)Windows Resource Protection (WRP)
Windows MessengerWindows Live Messenger
Windows Picture and Fax ViewerWindows Photo Gallery
Windows Services for UnixSubsystem for Unix-based Applications
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Backup and Restore CenterBackup and Restore
Network PlacesNetworks
Pen and Input DevicesPen and Touch
PrintersDevices And Printers
Problem Reports and SolutionsAction Center
Regional and Language OptionsRegion and Language
Welcome CenterGetting Started
Windows MarketplaceGet Programs (Online)
Windows Photo GalleryWindows Photo Viewer
Windows Security CenterAction Center
Windows SidebarDesktop Gadgets
Computer ManagementServer Manager
Error ReportingProblem Reports and Solutions
NTBackup (Windows Backup Utility)Windows Server Backup
Windows FirewallWindows Firewall with Advanced Security
Data Protection ServerSystem Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
MDAC (Microsoft Data Access Components)Windows DAC
Microsoft Business SolutionsMicrosoft Dynamics products
Microsoft InstallerWindows Installer
Microsoft Internet Explorer (till IE6)Windows Internet Explorer (IE7 onwards)
Microsoft Office GrooveMicrosoft SharePoint Workspace
Microsoft Office OutlookMicrosoft Outlook
Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Microsoft Shared Computer ToolkitWindows SteadyState
Microsoft Virtual PCWindows Virtual PC
Remote Installation Services (RIS)Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
System File ProtectionWindows File Protection
Systems Management Server (SMS)System Center Configuration Manager
Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA)Windows Activation Technology (WAT)
Windows Photo GalleryWindows Live Photo Gallery
Windows Scripting HostWindows Script Host

Get this article in a Downloadable file: See the end of these file of table-16 in APPENDIX section to find this table of lists.

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Posted by: bcdalai

Useful Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 7

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Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 7

Posted: 22th June 2010, Updated: 14th Aug 2010.

Windows 7 includes many handy keyboard shortcut key combinations that allow you to navigate and manage the Windows workspace more efficiently. Here are few  shortcuts for Microsoft Windows 7 that will help you speed up your works:

Note: (“Win” means the Windows Key).

Ctrl+click: Pressing Ctrl while clicking a taskbar icon will scroll through multiple windows of that icon's application.
Ctrl+S: Saves a file for application in Windows.
Win+(numbers 1 to 5): Starts the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the program is already running, it switches to that program.
Win+Alt+(numbers 1 to 5): Opens the Jump List of recently accessed items for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Win+Ctrl+(numbers 1 to 5): Switches to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Win+Ctrl+B: Switches to the program that displayed a message in the notification area.
Win+Ctrl+F: Opens a Search window for finding computers on a network.
Win+Ctrl+Tab and then Left or Right Arrow: Opens Aero Flip 3-D to cycle through open programs.
Win+D: Shows the desktop.
Win+Down Arrow: Minimizes the window.
Win+E: Opens Windows Explorer with Computer selected.
Win+F: Opens a Search window for finding files or folders.
Win+G: Cycles through Gadgets (if available).
Win+Home: Minimizes all but the active window.
Win+L: Locks your computer or switches users.
Win+Left Arrow: Docks the active window to the left half of the screen.
Win+M: Minimizes all windows.
Win+P: Chooses a presentation display mode.
Win+Pause: Displays the System Control Panel applet.
Win+R: Opens the Run dialog box.
Win+Right Arrow: Docks the active window to the right half of the screen.
Win+Shift+(numbers 1 to 5): Starts a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Win+Shift+Left or Right Arrow: Moves the window from one monitor to another.
Win+Shift+M: Restores minimized windows.
Win+Shift+Up Arrow: Stretches the window to the top and bottom of the screen.
Win+Spacebar: Shows the desktop without minimizing open windows (Aero Peek).
Win+T: Cycles through and previews programs on the taskbar.
Win+Tab: Cycles through open programs by using Aero Flip 3-D. (If Aero is working.)
Win+U: Opens the Ease of Access Center.
Win+Up Arrow: Maximizes the window.
Win+X: Opens the Windows Mobility Center.

If you have more keyboard shortcuts then add those here.

Posted by: bcdalai

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