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Friday, November 5, 2010

Convert Jar file to EXE executable

Hi friends,

Sometimes it is needed to convert your java application with jar extension to an exe one. That will make it easier to spread among your friends. It is sometime desirable to convert the JAR file in to EXE (executable) and distribute the EXE. Although the exe can be executed only in Windows environment, this will definitely affects the “platform independency” of a Java program. Still if you want to convert a JAR file in EXE then following tools are for you.
You can see that Post: Convert jar file to exe executable (Step by Step)

JSmooth .exe wrapper

JSmooth is a Java Executable Wrapper. It creates native Windows launchers (standard .exe) for your java applications. It makes java deployment much smoother and user-friendly, as it is able to find any installed Java VM by itself. When no VM is available, the wrapper can automatically download and install a suitable JVM, or simply display a message or redirect the user to a web site.
JSmooth provides a variety of wrappers for your java application, each of them having their own behaviour: Choose your flavour!

JarToExe 1.8

Jar2Exe is a tool to convert jar files into exe files.
Following are the main features as describe in their website:
-Can generate “Console”, “Windows GUI”, “Windows Service” three types of exe files.
-Generated exe files can add program icons and version information.
-Generated exe files can encrypt and protect java programs, no temporary files will be generated when program runs.
-Generated exe files provide system tray icon support.
-Generated exe files provide record system event log support.
-Generated windows service exe files are able to install/uninstall itself, and support service pause/continue.
-New release of x64 version, can create 64 bits executives. (May 18, 2008)
-Both wizard mode and command line mode supported. (May 18, 2008)


Package your Java application as a jar, and Executor will turn the jar into a Windows exe file, indistinguishable from a native application. Simply double-clicking the exe file will invoke the Java Runtime Environment and launch your application.

Advanced Installer

Advanced Installer lets you create Windows MSI installs in minutes. This also has Windows Vista support and also helps to create MSI packages in other languages.
Let me know other tools that you have used to convert JAR to EXE. And also comments/reviews about these tools.
That was a nice topic I found since a while, and I see it is better to share it as it is some how cool :D

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Solution for Laptop Battery not charging when plugged in AC power

Hie Friends,
This is one the most annoying problem.
I try to solve it many times and search for it and finally I found a good way to solve it.

Let's start together

1. Right click om My Computer icon and select Manage.

2. Select System Tools and then Device Manager.
3. Uninstall battery driver.

4. Scan for new Hardware changes and will re-install again Automatically.

5. Now just wait for about 5 minutes and battery should back to charging.

And I hope that problem not even face you :D

Sunday, September 26, 2010

How to burn iso Image and copy a disc into your hard drive

Hie Friends,
How are you ? I hope you fine isA.
I will discus today a small issue that may not all of you aware of how to do...

What does that mean ? It is simply means an iso file located in your hard drive ( one of your partitions ), that file may be a OS iso or a game set up iso ...etc. And to use it you can run it by virtual drive, but what if that iso file is an OS ?! So you have to burn that iso to disc

There exists a lot of program that can burn that iso file. you can find shareware and freeware provides to you full functionality. I pick up for you cdBurnerxp ... you can download it for free from here

Also you may have a discand you want to copy one for you. What will you do? A simply Answer is coming by just open that disc and copy its contents and paste it any where on your hard drive :)
But what if that disc is an OS one or and auto-play disc?! That will not be the same if it just copy and paste content :D

Simply the Answer you can use a function called Copy Disc and save it either as iso file on your machine or burn it to another empty disc. And we will use too cdburnerxp for that job.

After downloaded the program, just install it.

Let's start with Burning iso image to disc

1. Open the program.

2. Click on Burn ISO image. A window should appears.

3. Select the ISO file you want to burn.

- If you burn an OS disc, it is better to burn it as slow as you can.
- As you seen, we can select either " Verify data after burning " or not, but it is preferred to select when you burn important data or an OS disc.
- It is better to select finalize disc when you burn ISO image.

4. Simply click on Burn disc.

Copy Disc to ISO file on your hard drive or to another empty disc

1. Open the program.

2. Click on Copy or grab disc. A window should appears.

NOTE: Either select your target on Hard drive ( save as ISO ) or on empty disc.

3.  Select the location you want to save ISO file.

4. Simply click on Copy disc.

If you have any questions, I will be glad to assist you :D
See you,

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Template

Hie Friends,In this post I wanna you tell me about your opinion in the new interface (Template) and this new-look :) and also your feedback is important. :)
Till now this is a version beta, I am still working on the blog to do the best I can en sha2 allaha 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How to Disable/Enable the Windows XP Welcome Screen and Fast User Switching

Hi friends,
This is a very cool and useful article that talking about windows xp welcome screen and Fast User Switching

Re-enable Hibernate in Windows Vista

Hi Friends,
If you try to clean up driver C " Windows driver ", it is very possible that you fine hibernate option disappears from shutdown list.
Unfortunately, Windows Vista doesn't support an GUI window that contains options about hibernate and re-enable. So we will learn together how to re-enable hibernate again throw CMD.

Let's start

1. Open CMD in administrative mode, for more info click here.

2. type this

powercfg /hibernate on

and press enter.

That is it :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Control who can read or change your files and folders

Key words:
Edit file and folder permission , Manage Groups and users policies , Protect files and folders, manage what limited user account on windows xp can see or not.

Hi Friends,
This method already tested on Windows xp, but I am not sure about Vista or 7 ....
The below method will help you control the privileges of a specified folder or file. And that will allow you manage which user account can read/edit specified file.
So if you deny a user account access to a folder named " a ", when this user log in and try to open this folder an error message will appears for him.

Small Note-- the user account you trying to restrict his access to a folder must be a limited account, so he can't retrieve access again. Or at least this user should be not very powerful in windows privacy and editing them.

We will start now with two main steps, and some sub-steps.
>> Creating User Group and adding user account.
>> Edit permissions and privileges.

Let's Start
1. Right click on My Computer icon and select Manage.
2. From Computer Management select Local Users and Groups.
3. Right click on Groups and select New Group.
4. Enter the group name e.g. new and description (optional) and click Create.
5. You can add users to this group, and that done by two ways. First way by clicking on Users (in tree view) and right click on the user account you want to add e.g. testuser and then select properties and select Member Of tab. After that click on Add button and type new and then OK.
Now this user become a member of new group.

Second way similar to previous one, it is done from Groups (in tree view). Right click on new group and select add to group.
P.S: Now testuser become a member of two groups (Users , new), so there is some thing important you should know. If we lock the new group access to folder (let's say it is the folder I want to make it unreadable via testuser) , that means all the member of new group will not have any access to folder.

To view the members of a group, click on Groups (in tree view). Right click on a group and select properties.
To view the groups that test user registered, click on Users (in tree view). Right click on the user account and select properties then select Member Of.
6. Now we will start second part. We will change privileges of accessing folder. Right Click on any folder e.g. folder and select properties.
7. Select Security tab, but don't change any permission for a user or group you don't aware of. So be careful here.

8. In Security tab select Add button and type new then OK.
9. Now new added to the upper table, click it and then edit permission like you want in the lower table then press Apply.
So now you can do steps 6-9 for all of your folders that you don't want any one to edit/read. And also add any new user to new group we created together, so this user will inherit all privileges from the new group.

If you got any other ideas or some thing to say, I will be glad to reply your comments.

See ya friends.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Opening CMD in Administrator mode

Hi friends,
I found this information, and I think it is really important despite how easy is that..
You can open your windows CMD and run some useful commands, but some of these commands unable to run under default user account. It has to be run in administrative mode, and it is quite easy :
just type CMD in run window or in start menu search box and then hit " CTRL+SHFT+ENTER "
Also another way to do that :
type cmd in start menu search box, right click on it and select run as administrator.

But be aware of what you doing - it is admin mode :) -.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Astrobiology internship & Astrobiology degree plan

What is the currently accepted astrobiology degree plan? If there isn't one yet created; what should my current major and minor consist of? Is there an astrobiology internship developed for aspiring

A few universities are offering advanced degrees in astrobiology--or more accurately, they are providing an opportunity for a specialization in astrobiology while studying for an advanced degree in one of the more traditional disciplines. Four that you might want to look at are Arizona State University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Colorado at Boulder, and University of Washington. At the undergraduate level there are also a few courses being offered, but a formal degree program in astrobiology is not likely; instead, students interested in astrobiology careers will probably continue to take degrees in one of the standard science disciplines.
P.S. If you are interested in an astrobiology internship, you can check out the Astrobiology Academy at

November 18, 2002

Monday, June 14, 2010

Can a planet have three or more different sky colors?

Can a planet have three or more different sky colors?

Yes. Planets get their sky color from the scattering of shorter wavelength blue light in comparison to the longer wavelengths of other visible colors. Therefore, depending on the atmosphere thickness, planets should have blue skies. So why did we see a red sky on Mars through the eyes of the Mars Pathfinder? When the probe took pictures that contributed to this visualization of the red planet, Mars was currently experiencing iron-rich dust storms. Therefore, the sky can in fact change color with different atmospheric conditions such as weather and--in the case of Earth--pollution.

Source : NASA Astrobiology site

Answered Questions Topic About Space Sciences and Technologies

Hi Friends,
I will start -If Allah Wish- a new topic that contains questions and their answers from NASA web site or other trusted space web sites.
Most of these questions will be about Space Sciences and Technologies.
I hope it is a good topic for you guys, and you benefit from these questions. Absolutely you can reply and share your opinions..
Ahmed Hamdy

Friday, May 14, 2010

Successful Launch for Atlantis; News Conference Coming Up

Space shuttle Atlantis is officially in orbit, kicking off its STS-132 mission and the pursuit of its target, the International Space Station. Atlantis lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center right on time at 2:20 p.m. EDT, rising into a picture-perfect Florida sky and capping a relatively problem-free countdown.

NASA Television will air the STS-132 postlaunch news conference at 3:30 p.m. EDT with Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations, Alexey Krasnov, chief of Piloted Programs Directorate, Roscosmos, Mike Moses, chair, prelaunch Mission Management Team, and Mike Leinbach, shuttle launch director.

STS-132 Overview

Space shuttle Atlantis is embarking on its final planned mission. During the 12-day flight, Atlantis and six astronauts will fly to the International Space Station, leaving behind a Russian Mini Research Module, a set of batteries for the station's truss and dish antenna, along with other replacement parts.

NASA astronaut Ken Ham will command an all-veteran flight crew: Pilot Tony Antonelli, and Mission Specialists Michael Good, Garrett Reisman, Piers Sellers and Steve Bowen.

After the final STS-132 Flight Readiness Review, John Shannon, Space Shuttle Program manager, pointed out that Atlantis' last planned mission will be an exciting one.

"Twelve days, three [spacewalks], tons of robotics... We're putting on spares that make us feel good about the long-term sustainability of the ISS, replacing batteries that have been up there for a while, and docking a Russian-built ISS module," Shannon said. "This flight has a little bit of everything, and it's been a great preparation for the team."

View Full Report Here
NASA TV website

P.S : Google Desktop Application has a gadget called NASA TV, it is really amazing.

Friday, January 29, 2010

How to restore your access to a partition on Windows XP?

Hi Friends,
If you lost your access to the partition "Access is denied " and you no more can view this partition, so this solution might help you in.

Since a few weeks, I was changed some settings in the windows security then I lost my access to the partition, even my account is an Administrator one. And when I try to access the partition a message "Access is denied " appears.
I do my best to solve this problem and I searched a lot and Thanks God I solved it.

Because of what I suffered. I see it will be better no one faced all of this again, here you are the solution.
Here is a simple way to access Windows XP with Administrator right and privileges without using Windows safe mode ...
We will log in Windows using the built-in Administrator account (Hidden - Protected account), just follow the steps below "Tip: there are many ways to access this account"
1- Start your computer normally and in the welcome screen (that contains all user accounts in the computer) , you can press Ctrl + Alt + Del twice to get to the log in prompt.

2- The log in prompt will appears, type in the user name field "Administrator", if you didn't set a password to the built-in Administrator you will be directly logging in to desktop, else you have to enter the password in the password field.

3- You supposed to be in the desktop, but be careful, you now logged in through the most powerful account.

4- Right click on the inaccessible partition and select Security tab and then Advanced, Select Owner tab and then select Administrator as the owner of this partition.

5- Now restore the security setting of this partition. log out and then re-logging in using your account, now you got full control again.

I hope this helps any one solving his problem. This is not the only way, there are alot of ways to solve this issue.
Please if you have another opinion or wanna give me feedback don't hesitate, I will be glad for you :) ....
Bye Friends,