Microsoft Tools

Repairing Windows issues using FixWin v1.0

The Windows Club team is pleased to release a first-of-its-kind application for Windows 7 & Vista: FixWin. FixWin v 1.0 is a 529 KB freeware portable application to repair & fix common Windows annoyances & issues.

While there were several tutorials and how-to’s already available on the Internet to deal with such annoyances, FixWin as a single utility was conceptualized, to fix some of the common annoyances which may be faced by a Windows user.

FixWin v 1.0 has been developed by my MVP colleague & Windows Registry Guru Ramesh Kumar, for The Windows Club.


50 problems … 1 solution … FixWin is the Windows Doctor all have been waiting for!!

You can download the Utility Here!!!

For more information on this Utility refer this article – Here!!


The Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7

The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7 helps you to install, customize, and deploy the Microsoft Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2 family of operating systems.

The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) is a set of tools and documentation that support the configuration and deployment of Windows® operating systems. By using Windows AIK, you can automate Windows installations, capture Windows images with ImageX, configure and modify images using Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM), create Windows PE images, and migrate user profiles and data with the User State Migration Tool (USMT).

You can find the documentation here!!!

Windows AIK also includes the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT), which enables IT professionals to automate and centrally manage the volume activation process using a Multiple Activation Key (MAK).

You can download the AIK here!!!

This guide describes the current methods, tools, and requirements for deploying Windows. This release includes updates to the Windows AIK documentation as of October 2009. Updates include many corrections that were previously documented in the readme file. In addition, updated sections include: disk management, product key and activation clock, the generalize process, the diskpart tool, and Windows RE.

General Microsoft

Is your Photo Editing software FREE??

Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.

It started development as an undergraduate college senior design project mentored by Microsoft, and is currently being maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. Originally intended as a free replacement for the Microsoft Paint software that comes with Windows, it has grown into a powerful yet simple image and photo editor tool. It has been compared to other digital photo editing software packages such as Adobe® Photoshop®, Corel® Paint Shop Pro®, Microsoft Photo Editor, and The GIMP.

You can download Paint.NET V3.5 Software Here!!!

Features of this Software

Simple, intuitive, and innovative user interface

Every feature and user interface element was designed to be immediately intuitive and quickly learnable without assistance. In order to handle multiple images easily, Paint.NET uses a tabbed document interface. The tabs display a live thumbnail of the image instead of a text description. This makes navigation very simple and fast. The interface is also enhanced for Aero Glass if you are using Windows 7 or Vista.



Extensive work has gone into making Paint.NET the fastest image editor available. Whether you have a netbook with a power-conscious Atom CPU, or a Dual Intel Xeon workstation with 8 blazingly fast processing cores, you can expect Paint.NET to start up quickly and be responsive to every mouse click.


Usually only found on expensive or complicated professional software, layers form the basis for a rich image composition experience. You may think of them as a stack of transparency slides that, when viewed together at the same time, form one image.

Special Effects

Many special effects are included for enhancing and perfecting your images. Everything from blurring, sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise, and embossing are included. Also included is our unique 3D Rotate/Zoom effect that makes it very easy to add perspective and tilting. Adjustments are also included which help you tweak an image’s brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, curves, and levels. You can also convert an image to black and white, or sepia-toned.

Powerful Tools

Paint.NET includes simple tools for drawing shapes, including an easy-to-use curve tool for drawing splines or Bezier curves. The Gradient tool, new for 3.0, has been cited as an innovative improvement over similar tools provided by other software. The facilities for creating and working with selections is powerful, yet still simple enough to be picked up quickly. Other powerful tools include the Magic Wand for selecting regions of similar color, and the Clone Stamp for copying or erasing portions of an image. There is also a simple text editor, a tool for zooming, and a Recolor tool.

You can find more information on the Paint.NET v3.5 Software here

Microsoft Tools

Terminals – Multi Tab Terminal Services

Wouldn’t it be nice to do all the below from one window?

  1. RDP – Microsoft’s Remote Desktop aka Terminal Services
  2. VNC – Virtual Network Computing
  3. VMRC – Virtual Machine Remote Control
  4. RAS – Remote Access Service (VPN, Dialup)
  5. Telnet – Telecommunication Network
  6. SSH – Secure Shell
  7. ICA Citrix – Independent Computing Architecture

Terminals” is a tool which can do all this from a single window. Terminals is a secure, multi tab terminal services/remote desktop client. It uses Terminal Services ActiveX Client (mstscax.dll).  One of my collegue Rajiv, shared this information, this morning.  I am sure you will also like this and will greatly benefit from the same.

All credits to the developers, who have developed this phenomenal tool.

You can Download the software – Here (The current version available is Terminals 1.7e)

General Microsoft


Microsoft has come up with an amazing product called Myphone. My phone helps you to sync information betwen your mobile phone and the World Wide Web. It further enables you to backup and restore your phone content like photos, videos, contacts, sms, data files etc.

It also gives you access to update your phone contacts and appointments online through your live id!
For more FAQ on Microsoft MyPhone, Click here.

Simple Steps to Follow:
Step 1:
Goto, Sign in with your live id (if you dont have one, you can create it here)
Step 2: Raise a request code for Myphone a Services. Once done, you will get a mail from the Myphone team.

Step 3: Login to the website again, it would give you a website, which you will need to browse through your mobile. (I got a file “”, as I am using a windows mobile)
Step 4: Install the package and launch the program and follow the simple instructions.
Thats it, all your pictures, files, contacts are sync’ed.

Login to the website again to verify the same. (see above Image).

Trust me, This is fantastic.!! It just helped me right on time..!! As I was planning to change my job, i was getting worried on how do I back-up so many contacts which is stored in my mail exchange server. On using this, I could sync all my Contacts to my live id and its safe in “Myphone”. 🙂

Do try out the same.!!!