July, 2013

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How to add Startup items to Windows 8


You want to be able to add startup items that run when Windows starts. In previous versions of Windows, you could easily add them to the “Startup” folder in the Start menu which is no longer visible.


  1. Open the Windows 8 start screen by doing one of the following:
    • Press the Windows key
    • Move mouse to the bottom left of the screen. When the start screen icon appears, click once.

    OR (as commented by Rick) Press the ‘Windows key’+’R’

  2. Type %appdata% and press Enter. This should take you to “C:Users<User-Name>AppDataRoaming”.
  3. Navigate to “MicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup”. The full path should now look something like:
  4. “C:Users<user-name>AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup”.
  5. Add shortcuts to the programs you want to automatically start into this folder.

You can now add any shortcuts you want to start when you start your computer.

Refer to link: http://www.fixkb.com/2013/03/how-to-add-start-items-to-windows-8.html

How to tell if your phone is rooted

Open the Android Market and search for a terminal client.  There’s several free ones, and they all work great.  If I was forced to recommend one, I would choose Connectbot, but any of them will work.

Am I rooted

Open the terminal app, read through the instructions (if any) you see, and you’ll be faced with a text entry prompt.  If your prompt is the pound sign ( # ) — you’re rooted.  If you see a dollar sign ( $ ), try entering the command “su” (without the quote marks).  You might see a dialog asking for permission from theSuperUser app, which you can safely grant.  If the prompt changes to the pound sign, you’re rooted.

Refer to link: http://www.androidcentral.com/is-my-phone-rooted