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How to remove extra Keyboard from Windows 10 – Language list

To fix this issue, delete the Preload registry folder and restart (or sign out) the computer:

HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT\Keyboard Layout\Preload

This folder seems to be some legacy remnant that contains non-user-specified keyboard layouts to be added to the list of languages when the user signs in. While the fix itself works through restarts, there’s a few things that seem to bring back this folder

To automate the procedure create a txt file and paste the contents below.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Keyboard Layout\Preload]

You can then save the file with .reg extension and run it if registry folder comes back.  You need to logout or restart for changes to take effect.

Tip: From notepad use quotes like to “RemoveLang.reg” to save with new file extension.

This computer is not running genuine windows 0x8004fe21

windows activation

This solution is the only one worked for me… restoring windows to an earlier point did not work for me. So try the following

1) Click Start button.
2) Type: CMD.exe into the ‘Search programs and files’ field
3) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select Run as Administrator
4) Type: net stop sppsvc (It may ask you if you are sure, select yes)
Note: the Software Protection service may not be running, this is ok.
5) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform
6) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar
7) Type: cd %windir%\system32
8) Type: net start sppsvc
9) Type: slui.exe
10) After a couple of seconds Windows Activation dialog will appear. You may be asked to re-activate and/or re-enter your product key or Activation may occur automatically.

Uninstall XCode / Xcode 4 Preview

There is no application in Mac OSX to uninstall Programs. The only thing you can do is drag an application to the Trash Can.
However, it is quite simple to uninstall applications on MAC OS; you just move the application to the trash bin. Doing this, however, does not completely take care of uninstalling programs on Mac.

To understand why, you need to know that programs on Mac computers are of two types; the bundled programs, which can be uninstalled just by moving them to the Trash bin, and the non-bundled programs, which can be uninstalled using the same method, but additional manual work is required to clean up after them. Many programs leave behind settings and other small files that continue to take up space on your hard drive. These must be cleared out as well to ensure that you efficiently uninstall programs on Mac.

Here are some third-party uninstallers for your Mac, and their features:

Appcleaner

Appcleaner
Finds support files and preferences left behind by programs, and removes them from your hard disk.
Select the program that you want to uninstall and drag and drop it into AppCleaner

Apptrap

Apptrap
Takes care of supporting files, preferences and system files.
When you delete an application, an AppTrap window pops up and asks you if you want to remove the trashed program’s associated files.

Now, what about XCode?

The thing is that XCode is not listed as application, application bunldes and widgets.
To succefully remove XCode you have to run this command

sudo /Library/uninstall-devtools –mode=all

is the directory where the tools are installed. For typical installations the full path is /Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools
Cant find it

find / -type f -name “uninstall-devtools”

Easy enough, just make sure this is what you really intend to do as once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Vista needs childs caring


I ve been using Vista for some time now. I run into  several weird problems. Finally I got everything fixed. Here is a list of some. Hoping i ll be able to save someones hours of searching.

1. Vista cant work well with network printers
And I mean it. If you are setting a new PC for your office that needs to do a lot of printing jobs from network shared printers maybe you should use XP instead. Long pauses are experienced when trying to find the network printer. No actual solution about that.
But I have a quick tip for you!!
Solution: If some programs like (photoshop, corel X4 suite) do 10-15 seconds to open a small document the solution is pretty Simple. Just change the default printer to a local printer (even a virtual pdf writer).

2. Vista’s thumbnails and video codecs
I run to a very weird problem. I was close to a clean format. I downloaded a video an dropped it to the desktop. After this the explorer repeatedly did not respond. I couldn’t to actually anything without explorer running. I realized after an hour that I had to go with command prompt to C:\Users\me\Desktop locate and delete the file. So i did and the problem vanished. No explorer restarts!!! Weird heee? I guess windows didnt have the correct code to make tha thumbnail of the video file placed in my desktop.

3. Vista slow Start up.
I thought that the Avast was real heavy and I experienced lately a slow boot time.
Solution: Pretty Simple check if you have dead links in Programs\Startup , QuickLaunch, and pined items in Start Menu. Check also the start up programs, start type ‘msconfig’ and go to the Startup Tab.

I dont know about you but i love Vista !!!!