5 Most Interesting and Easy Manual Computer Tricks

Nowadays, computer has an important role in our life. It’s simplified human life and expose technological world. There are many things to know about computer and its features as well as functionalities. Here, I have shared 5 most interesting tricks which are uncommon among the usual users.

5 Most Interesting and Easy Manual Computer Tricks

1. How to find Windows Product Key?

Step 1: Copy the below script and paste in a blank Notepad.

Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
MsgBox ConvertToKey(WshShell.RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DigitalProductId"))

Function ConvertToKey(Key)
Const KeyOffset = 52
i = 28
Cur = 0
x = 14
Cur = Cur * 256
Cur = Key(x + KeyOffset) + Cur
Key(x + KeyOffset) = (Cur \ 24) And 255
Cur = Cur Mod 24
x = x -1
Loop While x >= 0
i = i -1
KeyOutput = Mid(Chars, Cur + 1, 1) & KeyOutput
If (((29 - i) Mod 6) = 0) And (i <> -1) Then
i = i -1
KeyOutput = "-" & KeyOutput
End If
Loop While i >= 0
ConvertToKey = KeyOutput
End Function

Step 2: Go to File -> Save as, here change the Save type as to All Files and name the file such as productkey.vbs. You can use any name with .vbs extension. Then, save it and close.

Step 3: To check the product key double click on the created file and a new window popup with a product URL.


2. How to Create God Mode?

create god mode

God Mode means to display all the operating system settings in a single place. This trick runs perfectly in Windows 7 / 8 / 10.

Step 1: Right click on any place within the system to create a new folder. Then, click on New -> Folder.

Step 2: Give a name to the new folder, “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}” and press Enter.

Step 3: Now, the folder icon changes and look like a Control Panel. Open the icon, you will see the number of system setting in a single tab.

Dispaly windows setting at one place


3. How to Reduce the Number of Programs Running at Startups?

As we all know that large number of programs at startups increase the time period of booting. So to slow down the booting time and increase the system speed user need to stop some unused programs. Follow the below steps to perform that task.

Step 1: Press Windows key + R and type msconfig that is stands for Microsoft Configuration.

Step 2: A new window popup i.e System Configuration, select the Startup tab here.

Step 3: Disable the programs which you don’t want to run at startups specially those that has a high starting impact.

Note: In Windows 8, Task manager perform the same functionality.


4. How to Create password Protected Folder?

password protected folder

Step 1: Create a new text document and paste the below code exactly:

title Folder Private
if EXIST "HTG Locker" goto UNLOCK 
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER
echo Are you sure you want to lock the folder(Y/N) 
set/p "cho=>" </strong></em>
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice
goto CONFIRM </strong>
ren Private "HTG Locker"
attrib +h +s "HTG Locker"
echo Folder locked
goto End
echo Enter password to unlock folder 
set/p "pass=>"
attrib -h -s "HTG Locker" 
ren "HTG Locker" Private 
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End 
echo Invalid password 
goto end 
md Private 
echo Private created successfully 
goto End 

Step 2: Now, replace the PASSWORD_GOES_HERE with any password (which you want to set) and give a name to the document such as password.bat (.bat extension is important here)

Step 3: Now, run your batch file by double click on it. When first time you will run the file it creates a private folder. Now, store all you important data here and after completion run the password.bat folder.

Step 4: This time, it will ask you to create a secret folder press “Y” and hit Enter to lock the folder. This time your private folder will disappear.

Step 5: To open the folder, run the script again. This will ask you a password, now you have to enter the same password which you entered at the starting.

5. How to Create Personal Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 7 or Windows 8?

create personal hotspot

Now, you can easily open the personal hotspot without using any third party tool. For this you need to first create a batch file using .bat extension and then run that file whenever you want to run Wi-Fi Hotspot.

Step 1: Open a notepad and type the below code on it.

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=wifiname key=wifipassword

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Step 2: Then save it by using the .bat extension. E.g- wifihotspot.bat. Now you batch file created.

Step 3: Make some changes in the network connectivity. Go to Open Network and Sharing Centre ->Change Adapter Settings.

Note: Check that the wifi hotspot would be Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adaptor in the Network Connections. For that, go to the properties of the LAN/ethernet/WiFi connection and make the changes.

Step 4: Now, run the batch file with Admin Privileges to start the personal wifi Hotspot.

Note: If you want to stop the wifi hotspot then entre the below code on a command prompt.

netsh wlan stop hostednetwork

These are the points which I wanted to share with you guys and now, I am accepting some more points or tricks from your side. If you know any then please share those points here.


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