Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Google Chrome direct download link

After publishing where to directly download Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player, here is a direct download link for Google Chrome:

http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?standalone=1

This is helpful when you want to install or update Google Chrome offline, e.g. for use in an intranet environment without having access to the Internet.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Recover lost administrator account on Windows

It's not a nice feeling to forget your administrator account's password. Anyway, it's easy to get back access to your computer! All that you need is physical access to the computer or remote access to the parent partition if you want to recover the account of a virtual machine.

  1. The first thing you have to do is to download this nice and free tool: Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, Bootdisk / CD
  2. Then you need to burn the ISO image to a CD or just mount the image in case of a virtual machine.
  3. Boot from the CD.
  4. Follow the menu (the entries in [brackets] are defaults and can be confirmed using the enter key).