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THE TWEAKGUIDES TWEAKING COMPANION                                      TABLE OF CONTENTS                                 ...
THE TWEAKGUIDES TWEAKING COMPANION                                              Low Level Format and Zero Fill...............
THE TWEAKGUIDES TWEAKING COMPANION                                                  Encrypting Files.........................
THE TWEAKGUIDES TWEAKING COMPANION                                          Game Controllers ................................
THE TWEAKGUIDES TWEAKING COMPANION                                          Services Utility.................................
THE TWEAKGUIDES TWEAKING COMPANION                                      TweakUI..............................................
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  1. 1.                                                     WWW.TWEAKGUIDES.COM  [Version 3.6 ‐ September 2007]
  2. 2. THE TWEAKGUIDES TWEAKING COMPANION     TABLE OF CONTENTS    Table of Contents    Table of Contents........................................................................................................................................................... 2 Copyright & Credits..................................................................................................................................................... 10 Introduction................................................................................................................................................................... 11 Using this Guide .......................................................................................................................................................... 12 Basic Requirements ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 12 Different Versions of Windows ......................................................................................................................................................................... 12 Why is the Guide So Long? .............................................................................................................................................................................. 12 Recommended Software ................................................................................................................................................................................... 13 Links to Other Guides, Articles & Websites ................................................................................................................................................... 13 Pictures and Diagrams....................................................................................................................................................................................... 13 Problems with the Guide.................................................................................................................................................................................... 13 Your Responsibilities.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 13 Basic PC Terminology................................................................................................................................................ 14 Bits & Bytes.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14 PC .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14 CPU ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14 Motherboard......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14 Memory ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 14 Hard Drive ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 15 CD/DVD Drive...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15 Floppy Drive......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15 Graphics Card ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 16 Display Device..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 16 Sound Card .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 16 Speakers or Headphones.................................................................................................................................................................................. 16 Power Supply Unit .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 16 Heatsinks and Fans............................................................................................................................................................................................ 17 Case ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17 Peripheral ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 17 Operating System and Software ...................................................................................................................................................................... 17 System Specifications................................................................................................................................................ 18 System Information Tools .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 18 Windows System Information Tool .................................................................................................................................................................. 18 Device Manager .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 18 DirectX Diagnostics ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 18 Everest.................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 19 SIW ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 19 3DMark ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 19 Sandra................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 19 CPU-Z ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 20 Nero InfoTool ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 20 Providing System Specifications............................................................................................................................................................................... 20 Backup & Recovery..................................................................................................................................................... 21 Manual Backup ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 21 Automatic Backup........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 22 Windows Backup Utility...................................................................................................................................................................................... 22 Norton Ghost........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 23 Online Backup ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23 Using System Restore ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 23 Backing Up the Windows Registry ........................................................................................................................................................................... 24 Backing Up & Restoring Passwords ........................................................................................................................................................................ 24 Backing Up Login Password ............................................................................................................................................................................. 24 Restoring Login Password ................................................................................................................................................................................ 24 Resetting your Login Password........................................................................................................................................................................ 25 Storing Passwords.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 25 Recovering Passwords ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 25 File Deletion and Recovery........................................................................................................................................................................................ 25 Recovering Deleted Files .................................................................................................................................................................................. 25 Permanently Deleting Files ............................................................................................................................................................................... 26Copyright © 2007 Koroush Ghazi   2   
  3. 3. THE TWEAKGUIDES TWEAKING COMPANION     Low Level Format and Zero Fill........................................................................................................................................................................ 26 System Recovery ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 27 Recovering from Corrupted Registry............................................................................................................................................................... 27 Safe Mode ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 27 Table of Contents  Recovery Console............................................................................................................................................................................................... 28 System File Checker .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 29 BIOS Optimization ....................................................................................................................................................... 30 BIOS Post Screen ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30 BIOS Settings............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30 BIOS Updates .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 30 Firmware Updates ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 31 Interrupt Requests (IRQs).......................................................................................................................................................................................... 31 Disable Unused Devices.................................................................................................................................................................................... 31 Move Conflicting Devices .................................................................................................................................................................................. 32 Disabling ACPI .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32 Installing Windows ...................................................................................................................................................... 33 Preparing to Install Windows ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 33 Slipstreaming Windows XP SP2 ...................................................................................................................................................................... 33 NLite ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 34 Formatting the Hard Drive(s) ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 34 NTFS vs. FAT 32 File Systems ........................................................................................................................................................................ 34 Converting Existing FAT32 Disk to NTFS ...................................................................................................................................................... 35 Multiple Partitions................................................................................................................................................................................................ 35 Dual Boot/Multiboot System.............................................................................................................................................................................. 35 RAID Configuration............................................................................................................................................................................................. 36 Formatting and Installing Windows .......................................................................................................................................................................... 36 New Hard Drive ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 36 Hard Drive with Existing install of Windows ................................................................................................................................................... 37 Windows XP Bootdisks ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 37 Windows Product Activation & Windows Genuine Advantage ....................................................................... 38 Windows Product Activation ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 38 Windows Genuine Advantage ................................................................................................................................................................................... 38 Driver Installation ........................................................................................................................................................ 39 Driver Installation Order ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 39 Step 1 - Service Packs....................................................................................................................................................................................... 39 Step 2 - DirectX ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 40 Step 3 - Driver Signing ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 40 Step 4 - Motherboard Drivers ........................................................................................................................................................................... 40 Step 5 - Graphics Drivers .................................................................................................................................................................................. 41 Step 6 - Sound Drivers....................................................................................................................................................................................... 41 Step 7 - Peripheral Drivers ................................................................................................................................................................................ 42 Step 8 - Firewall, Windows Update & .NET ................................................................................................................................................... 42 General Driver Installation ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 43 The Latest Drivers............................................................................................................................................................................................... 43 Installing Non-Executable Drivers.................................................................................................................................................................... 43 General Driver Tips............................................................................................................................................................................................. 44 PC Security.................................................................................................................................................................... 45 Viruses & Worms ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 45 AVG Antivirus ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 46 Trojan Horses............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 46 A-Squared ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 47 Spyware & Adware...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 47 Bad Spyware/Adware Scanners....................................................................................................................................................................... 48 Ad-aware 2007 .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 48 Rootkits ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 48 Rootkit Revealer.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 49 Sophos Anti-Rootkit............................................................................................................................................................................................ 49 Browser Hijackers........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 49 HijackThis............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 49 General Security Tips ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 50 Background Scanning Vs. Manual Scanning................................................................................................................................................. 50 Firewalls................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 50 Email Usage......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 51 Internet Browsing ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 51 Peer-to-Peer, Messaging and IRC Programs ................................................................................................................................................ 52Copyright © 2007 Koroush Ghazi   3   
  4. 4. THE TWEAKGUIDES TWEAKING COMPANION     Encrypting Files................................................................................................................................................................................................... 52 Balancing Security vs. Performance................................................................................................................................................................ 53 Memory Optimization.................................................................................................................................................. 54 Table of Contents  CPU L1 and L2 Cache................................................................................................................................................................................................ 54 Physical RAM ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 54 RAM Size.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 54 RAM Speed.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 55 RAM Timings ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 55 Video RAM.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 55 Windows Memory Management Settings................................................................................................................................................................ 55 Disk Cache........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 56 Icon Cache ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 56 General Memory Settings.................................................................................................................................................................................. 56 Windows Prefetcher ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 56 Cacheman ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 57 Virtual Memory in Windows XP................................................................................................................................................................................. 57 Clearing the Pagefile .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 57 Setting the Pagefile - Partitions ........................................................................................................................................................................ 57 Recommended Pagefile size ............................................................................................................................................................................ 58 More RAM ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 59 Drive Optimization ....................................................................................................................................................... 60 Windows Disk Indexing .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 60 Windows Disk Defragmenter ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 60 Background Defragmentation ........................................................................................................................................................................... 61 Advanced Defragmentation ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 61 PageDefrag .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 61 Dirms & Buzzsaw................................................................................................................................................................................................ 61 Diskeeper ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 61 Frequency of Defragmentation.................................................................................................................................................................................. 63 Boot Optimization ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 64 Bootvis .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 64 Analyzing System Startup ................................................................................................................................................................................. 64 Optimizing System Startup................................................................................................................................................................................ 64 The Control Panel ........................................................................................................................................................ 65 Accessibility Options ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 65 Add Hardware .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 65 Add or Remove Programs ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 65 Set Program Access and Defaults ................................................................................................................................................................... 65 Administrative Tools.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 66 Component Services .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 66 Computer Management ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 66 Data Sources (ODBC)........................................................................................................................................................................................ 67 Event Viewer........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 67 Local Security Policy .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 67 Performance ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 67 Services ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 67 Automatic Updates ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 67 Data Sources (ODBC) ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 68 Date and Time.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 68 Date and Time ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 68 Time Zone ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 68 Internet Time........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 68 Display ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 68 Themes ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 68 Desktop................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 68 Screen Saver ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 69 Appearance.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 69 Settings ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 69 ClearType ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 70 Graphics Card Control Panel............................................................................................................................................................................ 70 Folder Options.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 70 General ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 70 View....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 71 File Types ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 71 Offline Files .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 71 Fonts ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 71Copyright © 2007 Koroush Ghazi   4   
  5. 5. THE TWEAKGUIDES TWEAKING COMPANION     Game Controllers ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 72 Internet Options ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 72 Keyboard....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 72 Mouse ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 72 Table of Contents  Pointers................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 72 Pointer Options.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 72 Wheel .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 73 Increasing USB Sample Rate ........................................................................................................................................................................... 73 Network Connections.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 73 QoS Packet Scheduler....................................................................................................................................................................................... 73 Windows Firewall ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 73 Network Setup Wizard ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 73 Phone and Modem ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 74 Portable Media Devices ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 74 Power Options.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 74 Power Schemes .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 74 Advanced.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 74 Hibernate .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 74 UPS ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 75 Printers and Faxes ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 75 Regional and Language Options .............................................................................................................................................................................. 75 Regional Options................................................................................................................................................................................................. 75 Languages............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 75 Advanced.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 76 Scanners and Cameras.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 76 Scheduled Tasks ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 76 Security Center ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 76 Sounds and Audio Devices........................................................................................................................................................................................ 77 Volume.................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 77 Sounds.................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 77 Audio, Voice......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 78 Optimal Sound Configuration............................................................................................................................................................................ 78 Speech ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 79 System ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 79 General ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 79 Computer Name .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 79 Hardware .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 79 Device Manager .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 79 Optimize Drives ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 80 Remove Unused Devices .................................................................................................................................................................................. 81 Advanced.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 82 System Restore................................................................................................................................................................................................... 84 Automatic Updates ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 84 Remote ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 84 Taskbar and Start Menu............................................................................................................................................................................................. 84 Taskbar ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 84 Start Menu............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 84 User Accounts.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 85 Fast Startup - Skipping Login Screen.............................................................................................................................................................. 85 User Accounts - Advanced ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 85 Users ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 86 Advanced.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 86 Windows Firewall......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 86 Wireless Network Setup Wizard ............................................................................................................................................................................... 87 Startup Programs......................................................................................................................................................... 88 Microsoft System Configuration Utility ..................................................................................................................................................................... 88 General ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 88 System.ini & Win.ini............................................................................................................................................................................................ 88 Boot.ini .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 88 Services ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 89 Startup................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 89 Startup Program Identification and Removal.......................................................................................................................................................... 90 Windows Startup Inspector ............................................................................................................................................................................... 91 Autoruns ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 91 HijackFree ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 91 Services.......................................................................................................................................................................... 92Copyright © 2007 Koroush Ghazi   5   
  6. 6. THE TWEAKGUIDES TWEAKING COMPANION     Services Utility.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 92 Microsoft Services............................................................................................................................................................................................... 92 Non-Microsoft Services...................................................................................................................................................................................... 93 Identifying Non-Microsoft Services .................................................................................................................................................................. 93 Table of Contents  Cleaning Windows....................................................................................................................................................... 95 Disk Cleanup ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 95 Remove Unnecessary Windows Files............................................................................................................................................................. 95 Add or Remove Windows Components .......................................................................................................................................................... 95 Remove Old System Restore Points............................................................................................................................................................... 96 Advanced Disk Cleanup Usage........................................................................................................................................................................ 96 Recycle Bin................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 96 Configuration Advice .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 96 Renaming or Deleting the Recycle Bin ........................................................................................................................................................... 97 CCleaner ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 97 Configuration Advice .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 97 Analyzing and Deleting Unnecessary Files.................................................................................................................................................... 98 Manual Drive Cleaning ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 98 Task Manager................................................................................................................................................................ 99 Configuration Advice................................................................................................................................................................................................... 99 Resource Usage Monitoring ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 99 Processes............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 99 Commit Charge ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 100 CPU Usage ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 100 Memory Usage .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 100 Setting Processor Affinity ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 101 Windows Registry...................................................................................................................................................... 103 Cleaning the Registry................................................................................................................................................................................................ 103 RegSupreme...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 103 RegCleaner ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 104 Compacting the Registry.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 105 NTRegOpt .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 105 Registry Editor............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 105 Editing Existing Entries .................................................................................................................................................................................... 105 Creating New Registry Entries ....................................................................................................................................................................... 106 Backing Up Portions of the Registry.............................................................................................................................................................. 106 Restoring Sections of the Registry ................................................................................................................................................................ 106 Registry Tweaks ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 107 Improve Menu Responsiveness and Shutdown Speeds ........................................................................................................................... 107 Increase NTFS System Performance............................................................................................................................................................ 107 Prevent MSN Messenger From Running...................................................................................................................................................... 108 Turn Off CD Autoplay ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 108 Turn Off Windows XP Built-in CD Burning ................................................................................................................................................... 108 Change Thumbnail Quality & Size ................................................................................................................................................................. 109 Disable Thumbnail Cache ............................................................................................................................................................................... 109 Turn Off Low Disk Space Notification .......................................................................................................................................................... 109 Disable Balloon Tips......................................................................................................................................................................................... 109 Turn Off System Beeps.................................................................................................................................................................................... 110 Disable Windows Key ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 110 Change Foreground Application Priority....................................................................................................................................................... 110 Group Policy ............................................................................................................................................................... 111 Group Editor Tweaks ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 111 Disable System Restore .................................................................................................................................................................................. 111 Turn off built-in XP CD Burning ...................................................................................................................................................................... 111 Prevent Windows Media Digital Rights Management from Internet Access .......................................................................................... 111 Remove Shared Documents Folder............................................................................................................................................................. 111 Remove Shutdown/Logoff/Restart messages ............................................................................................................................................. 111 Turn off User Tracking (will Also disable personalized menus)................................................................................................................ 111 Prevent Access to Windows Components ................................................................................................................................................... 112 Turn off CD/DVD Autoplay .............................................................................................................................................................................. 112 Disable Internet Explorer splashscreen ........................................................................................................................................................ 112 Disable Windows Messenger ......................................................................................................................................................................... 112 Customize Internet Explorer Appearance..................................................................................................................................................... 112 Remove Recycle Bin Icon from Desktop ...................................................................................................................................................... 112 Remove My Documents Icon from Desktop................................................................................................................................................. 112 Remove My Computer Icon from Desktop ................................................................................................................................................... 112Copyright © 2007 Koroush Ghazi   6   
  7. 7. THE TWEAKGUIDES TWEAKING COMPANION     TweakUI........................................................................................................................................................................ 113 Configuration Advice................................................................................................................................................................................................. 113 General ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 113 General>Focus.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 113 Table of Contents  Explorer............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 113 Explorer>Shortcut ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 113 Explorer>Thumbnails ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 113 Explorer>Customizations................................................................................................................................................................................. 113 My Computer>Autoplay>Types...................................................................................................................................................................... 113 Taskbar and Start Menu .................................................................................................................................................................................. 113 Control Panel ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 114 Windows Explorer ..................................................................................................................................................... 115 Set Explorers Default Startup Folder............................................................................................................................................................ 115 Speed Up Explorer ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 115 Remove Shared Documents From My Computer ..................................................................................................................................... 115 Force All Columns in Explorer To Be Visible ............................................................................................................................................... 116 Rename Multiple Files...................................................................................................................................................................................... 116 Edit Context Menus .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 116 Add Copy To and Move To Commands to Context Menus.................................................................................................................... 117 Context Menu Editors....................................................................................................................................................................................... 117 Folder Views Not Being Saved....................................................................................................................................................................... 117 Repair Incorrectly Displayed Icons ................................................................................................................................................................ 118 Move the My Documents Folder .................................................................................................................................................................... 118 Make the My Documents Folder Private....................................................................................................................................................... 118 Disable Windows File Protection.................................................................................................................................................................... 118 Change Default Location for Programs and Common Files...................................................................................................................... 119 Internet Explorer ........................................................................................................................................................ 120 Internet Explorer 6 & 7.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 120 Configuration Advice................................................................................................................................................................................................. 120 General ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 120 Security ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 121 Privacy ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 121 Content ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 121 Connections ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 122 Programs ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 122 Advanced............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 123 Tips & Tweaks............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 124 Streamlined Internet Explorer View ............................................................................................................................................................... 124 Change or Disable Internet Explorer Click Sound ...................................................................................................................................... 124 Internet Explorer Launched From Shortcuts ................................................................................................................................................ 125 Internet Explorer Launched From Hyperlinks .............................................................................................................................................. 125 Change Internet Explorer Default Download Directory .............................................................................................................................. 126 Remove Links Folder in Favorites................................................................................................................................................................ 126 Customize Internet Explorer Title Bar ........................................................................................................................................................... 126 Increase Maximum Simultaneous Downloads............................................................................................................................................. 126 Disable Internet Explorer Search Assistant.................................................................................................................................................. 127 Use Customized Internet Explorer Search Assistant ................................................................................................................................. 127 Change Internet Explorer Address Bar Search Engine ............................................................................................................................. 127 Repairing Internet Explorer...................................................................................................................................................................................... 128 Scan for Malicious Software ........................................................................................................................................................................... 128 Reinstall Internet Explorer ............................................................................................................................................................................... 128 Temporary Internet Files Folder ..................................................................................................................................................................... 129 DNS Cache Issues ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 129 Windows Update........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 130 Windows Update Usage .................................................................................................................................................................................. 130 Security Patch Links and Release Dates ..................................................................................................................................................... 130 Windows Update on Other Browsers ............................................................................................................................................................ 131 Repairing Windows Update............................................................................................................................................................................. 131 Other Internet Browsers ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 131 Outlook Express ........................................................................................................................................................ 132 Configuration Advice................................................................................................................................................................................................. 132 General ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 132 Read.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 132 Receipts.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 132 Send .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 132Copyright © 2007 Koroush Ghazi   7   

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