Ultimate Settings Panel – Version 5.4 Released

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We are pleased to announce the release of Ultimate Settings Panel version 5.4.

Our latest addition in version 5.4 is the Home Panel. This give you some information on your computer CPU and RAM usage as well as some extra information if you are using a laptop like the status of your laptop battery charge.

In version 5.4 we have also made some slight changes to the options and top menu bar as well as welcome, date and time information. You can see what the new panel looks like from the screenshot below:

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Ultimate Settings Panel is completely free with no trial periods or Pro versions.

Included in this release are the 64-bit and 32-bit installers including MSI – ensure that you install the correct version for your computer.

DOWNLOAD

Download Ultimate Settings Panel v5.4

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LICENCE INFORMATION

This program is completely free of charge for both personal and commercial use.

COMMENTS

If you have any comments on this new release, please feel free to leave us a message below using our comments system.

Windows Lock Screen Changer v1.7 Released

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We are pleased to announce the new release of Windows Lock Screen Changer version 1.7.

This small standalone utility is designed to change your Windows lock screen easily and quickly to a custom image of your own choosing.

With this utility, you can import your own custom JPG image into the tool, preview the image to ensure you have chosen the correct one that you want to use and then apply it to be your new Windows Lock Screen.

So, what is your Windows lock screen?

Your Windows lock screen is the image you get when you need to enter your password to login to Windows or when you press ALT-CTRL-DEL and lock your machine. Your Windows lock screen should look like our demo as below, this is the default Windows 7 lock screen:

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As you can see, the image is the usual boring Microsoft blue image with some leafs on it! So, you want to change this to your own image or maybe simply add your company logo to the existing one, either way, with our new utility this is simple.

First, you need to download our new utility which you can do by clicking the link below:

DOWNLOAD

Download Windows Lock Screen Changer

VIDEO DEMO

Below is a demo of Windows 7 Lock Screen Changer in action:

INSTRUCTIONS

Once you have downloaded our program, you should fully login to your Windows machine and run the standalone executable file as an administrator. Once you have done this, you should be presented with a program that looks similar to this:

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You should now ensure that you have your new custom image ready to use, but there are a few things you need to consider first; the image must be in JPG format and must not be any longer than 256kb in total size, if you do not follow these Microsoft standards, the lock screen will remain at its own default and not change.

Once you are happy that you have your custom image in the correct format and total size, click the Import Image button on the toolbar:

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You can then browse your own computer for the custom JPG file that you want to import into the utility.

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Once you have chosen your custom JPG, you should see that the status information bar has changed to “Status: Image Imported Successfully”:

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You can then click the Preview Image button on the toolbar to show your imported image to ensure that you have selected the correct image that you want to use:

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Once you are happy with your selection, then you can now click the Apply Image button on the toolbar and this will complete the lock screen change:

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You will notice that the status information bar is now telling you to reboot your machine, you should do this immediately.

Once you have rebooted your machine, you should now find that your Windows Lock Screen has changed to the image that you wanted!

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FAQs

What if I do not have any custom images?

Your first port of call for custom Windows lock screens should always be Google, however, we will shortly be releasing a number of custom Windows lock screens that will be created by our own graphic designers. We will make these free to download and all will be in the correct format ready to import using our utility. These will also be included in future releases of Windows Screen Lock Changer.

What if I have Windows 10?

Well the honest answer is – we do not yet know! We are in the process of testing it and it seems to work, but we are not fully convinced yet so use with Windows 10 at your own risk.

What if I have Windows XP?

Buy a new computer! Windows XP expired support in April 2014!

It did not work for me?

Before complaining that the utility does not work – ensure that you have checked the following:

  • Image is in JPG/JPEG format
  • You are using a Windows 7 machine
  • Your image is not bigger than 256kb in total size
  • You are not using either a tiny or huge resolution image

BUG REPORTING

If you find a bug in the utility, we would be very grateful if you could tell us what issues you are having so that we can fix them. We have tested to the best of our abilities but there is no substitute for using a program in the real world. To report an issue, please just leave a comment on this post or click the contact tab at the top of the page.

FUTURE RELEASES

In future releases we have a few ideas, but are always willing to welcome ideas. At the moment we will be looking into:

  • Windows 8 Lock Screen Changer
  • Correct format auto configuration
  • Correct size auto configuration

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Exchange Toolkit Panel Released

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We are delighted to announce the release of a new program from TechyGeeksHome called Exchange Toolkit Panel.

This program has been custom designed by us to help Exchange Administrators to have quick and easy access to much of the functionality in Exchange Management Console.

This is a version 1.1 release (version 1.0 was for private testing) but we have big plans for this program going forward by eventually adding Powershell scripting into it in future releases.

The program currently supports the following versions of Exchange:

  • Exchange 2007
  • Exchange 2010
  • Exchange 2013
  • Exchange 2016

It will also run on the following Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

The program runs as a very handy standalone executable requiring no installations so can be kept on a USB stick if you want.

Download Exchange Toolkit

Download Exchange Toolkit Panel

Considerations

Please note that you must have Exchange Management Console on the machine that you are using this program on for it to work. It also assumes that your EMC is installed in the following location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server

You must also run the program as an Exchange Administrator to gain access to the various settings.

You must have Dot Net 4.6 installed for it to run.

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Ultimate Settings Panel – Version 3.2 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Ultimate Settings Panel version 3.2.

You can download version 3.2 now from our micro site by clicking the link below:

Ultimate Settings Panel v3.2 Download

If you would like to purchase the Pro version of Ultimate Settings Panel for just £3.99 GBP, then you can click on the link below to go through the PayPal checkout process:

Ultimate Settings Panel Pro Purchase

Purchase Ultimate Settings Panel from eBay

If you wish to purchase via eBay then you can also do  at a reduced cost of just £3.49 GBP ($5.38 USD) by clicking here to view the live listing.

If you have already purchased Ultimate Settings Panel Pro then to get the latest version you can simply download it by clicking the “Check for Updates” button on your menu bar.

So what is updated in version 3.2?

  • Minor bug fixes
What do I get in the “Pro” version?
  • Standalone executable file to use and run from anywhere
  • MSI and EXE installers for distribution
  • Upgrades for the life of the utility
  • No link backs on install or exit
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COMMENTS
If you have any questions or comments on this new release then please feel free to use our comments system below.

MD5 Hash Online Encryption and Decryption Tool

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We have recently been working on MD5 hash codes both in encrypting and decrypting the hashes.

So, we have now created a microsite with our work in progress so that our visitors can start to use it and we will work on making better over time.

But before we go any further, we know that there is actually no such thing as encryption or decryption of MD5 hashes, but it is a much simpler way to describe the process method so this is the terminology we shall use for this post!

You can visit our MD5 hash encryption and decryption microsite by clicking the link below:

MD5 Hash Encryption and Decryption Tool Microsite

VERSION LOG

This is the version 1.0 release of the microsite so things are not perfect yet. We have so far got the encryption working and you can now turn any letter, number, word or phrase into a MD5 hash using our microsite.

However, the decryption is much harder and so far we have managed to get to the point allowing you to turn a MD5 hash which is numeric up to 5 numbers long, back into the plain text digits.

Instructions for how to use the tool are available on the microsite.

COMMENTS

If you have any questions or comments on this, please feel free to leave us a message below using comments system.

Shoretel Account Viewer v1.0 Released

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We are pleased to announce a new utility custom built by us called Shoretel Account Viewer. Shoretel Account Viewer is a small installable utility that allows you to connect to your Shoretel systems MySQL database and return information on any users account within that environment. This is an essential tool for any Shoretel administrator as … Read more

Cisco VPN Client Fix Pro Package for Windows 8 and Windows 10 Released

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We are pleased to announce the release of Cisco VPN Client Fix Pro Package which now includes support for Windows 10.

This is the Pro version of the freeware detailed here (Click here for details).

You can purchase the Cisco VPN Client Fix Pro Package for just £9.99 (GBP – around $15.90 USD) by clicking the “Buy Now” button below and follow through with the PayPal payment process. Once you have completed your payment, you will immediately receive your download package.

Its now free!

WHAT DO I GET IN THIS PRO VERSION?

  • No exit or link backs
  • Does not automatically link back to our website on completion of install
  • No adverts
  • No branding
  • MSI and EXE installers for easy mass distribution
  • Distribute to all machines within your business or home
  • All future update releases included
  • Instant download availability
  • x64 and x86 versions included in the package

HOW TO GET YOUR DOWNLOAD

All you need to do to get your copy of Cisco VPN Client Fix Pro Package is to click the “Buy Now” button above and go through the PayPal payment process. Once you have sent your payment of just £9.99 you will see a screen like the one below, here you should click the “Return to TGH” link:

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You should then be taken to a screen like the one below and you should then either way 10 seconds or click the “Click Here” link. This will then start the download process and you will receive your file.

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Cisco VPN Client Fix for Windows 10 Machines Released

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You may have found that if you use the Cisco VPN Client on your newly upgraded Windows 10 machines that when you type in your username and password, it fails to connect and eventually will stop trying until you see the “Not connected” message in the client software.

In some cases you may get the error message about the virtual adapter not initialising. Either way, this new release should get your VPN client working again!

We have now updated our popular previous Windows 8 fix (with over 100,000 downloads on Download.com!) to make it compatible with the newly released Windows 10 operating system.

Please note that this version 3.0 release will still work with Windows 8 and 8.1 – we have just updated it to be compatible with Windows 10.

You can download the branded MSI and EXE installers for this fix by clicking on the link below:

Download

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Instructions

The process of making this work is very simple, download the fix for the version of operating system that you have (x86 or x64).

You will be presented with a zip file, unzip the file and you will then get to the MSI and EXE installer for this fix.

Install the MSI file on your machine (we have made it into MSI format so that it can be used for deployment in large environments via SCCM, WDS, WSUS, Group Policy etc…). Reboot your machine and then try and connect again, you should now find that your Cisco VPN Client connects successfully.

Pro Version

We also provide a pro version of this release for just £9.99 and for this you get the following:

  • No exit or link backs
  • Does not automatically link back to our website on completion of install
  • No adverts
  • No branding
  • MSI and EXE installers for easy mass distribution
  • Distribute to all machines within your business or home
  • All future update releases included
  • Instant download availability
  • x64 and x86 versions included in the package

To get the pro version, click here and you can process your purchase through PayPal.

SCCM Deployment

If you wish to add this to your SCCM environment for the Software Catalog or OSD processes, you can use the following installation script to install this software using the MSI:

msiexec.exe /i “MSIFILENAME.msi” /q /norestart

Problem Reporting

If you have any problems with this software, please do not suffer in silence, leave a comment below and we will try and help you out.

Pad File

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Ultimate Settings Panel – New Domain – New Website!

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As you may have seen from one of our earlier posts this week, we have launched a standalone website for our popular utility, Ultimate Settings Panel.

Today we have purchased the domain for this website which can now be found at:
From now on, all updates, version control and downloads will be available directly from this website although we will continue to post update posts here at TechyGeeksHome just to keep you up to date with the utility.
We will also be making a number of changes to the utility including a re-branding and we hope to release this new version over the next few days.

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COMMENTS

If you have any suggestions for future releases of Ultimate Settings Panel or any questions about the utility then please feel free to post a comments below using our comments system.

Ultimate Settings Panel v2.5 Released

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We are pleased to announce the release of Ultimate Settings Panel version 2.5.

This release is minor with just some bugs fixed and some code optimisation. We have also added a video demo link on the menu bar. It still has 10 different configuration tabs including Windows 8.1 and a total of 224 configuration items available in the Pro version.

You can download the new version by clicking the download button below:

DOWNLOAD

Download Ultimate Settings Panel

VIDEO DEMO

UPDATE LOG

In this version we the following changes have been made:

  • Video Demo Added to Menu Bar
  • Minor Bug Fixes
  • Code Optimisation

SCREENSHOTS

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Comments

If you have any questions or suggestions for future releases for this product, then please feel free to use our comments system below.

Ultimate Settings Panel version 2.3 Released

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UPDATE NOTIFICATION – Ultimate Settings Panel version 6.2 is now available to download. Just click the same download button below.

We are pleased to announce the release of Ultimate Settings Panel version 2.3.

This release now has 9 different configuration tabs including Windows 10 and 8 and a total of 218 configuration items.

You can download the new version by clicking the download button below:

Download

Download Ultimate Settings Panel

Video Demo (version 6.1)

Update Log

In this version we the following changes have been made:

  • CMD Output Tab Added
  • Minor Bug Fixes
  • Code Optimisation

Using the CMD Output tab, you can now run various commands against your computer and have them outputted to a convenient text box. You can then use the program to export this information into a text file.

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Comments

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DomainWhoIs version 1.0 Released – Domain Who Is Lookup Tool

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We are pleased to announce the release of a new program called DomainWhoIs.

This is a first version release so if you find any bugs, please report them to us using our support forums and we will get any issues sorted out as soon as possible.

DomainWhoIs is a program that can search for Who Is information about web domains using a number of different Who Is lookup servers. All you have to do is select your lookup server and enter your web domain you want to search information about and click Submit. All information is then presented directly to you within the program.

You can download the new program using the download button below:

DOWNLOAD

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