MFplaf.dll Missing Fix

If you have installed the Ultimate N versions of the windows 7 OS you are very likely to get this error and the solution to this is as follows

The error is due to the missing Media Foundation Platform which is a dll that does not come bundled with the Ultimate N versions . N versions of the OS are European versions that does not have the media player and related stuff bundled as a result of the European councils measure to do so .Microsoft has also paid around 50 M Euros as fine for the same says some sources.

So you can download and install these features from the link

If you are installing the Microsoft Kinect SDK or the Intel Perceptual SDK you will find this Error .This is just a simple scenario that i have quoted.

Hope you solved your issue and enjoyed reading.


Finding SMTP Server

I wanted to setup an account in my Gmail and I was not sure what my SMTP server on was so How to find it out .

Step 1 : Setup the Telnet Client

To do that go to control panel click on programs and then click on add or remove windows features

Make sure the Telnet client is checked 


Now Open command prompt and type “ nslookup

Press Enter

Type in the following

set type=mx

which specifies mail server

set timeout=20

Then type in the server you want to ping here i use “”  .Use a “.” at the end.



Here it goes the mail Exchange servers Installed at

You can see a value called preference which specifies which server is favourable. Lower the value more favourable it is .

I can use the port 25 and TLS settings on my Gmail to setup a secure Network .

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Password for a Word Documet

Almost Every one knows we can set passwords for a word document but some of us don’t use it frequently and we might have forgot the feature .This is a post on how to use the the feature in the latest version of Office

Consider I have a file that i have stored all my passwords and I don’t want any one to see the file , This is what I can do



Click on the File Menu . Click on the Info Tab in the Left .passwd2

You can see a button that says protect document followed by selecting the option Password  . Select the option Encrypt With password.Enter the old and new password.


All done when you open the file as you can see below It asks for password simple but Useful.


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Android Layout Designing

This Post shows a design idea for designing layouts for Android using Android Studio .

This is a problem most of you may face while designing is when changing from landscape to portrait mode and vv

Here is one Example which was designed in relative layout and when the mode is changed the controls overlap and distorts the UI and when used in a smaller res device no component would show up.



1)Use table layouts to design the same .

-Table Layout

     – Table row

           -component (Button)


2)use Plain Text instead of Large text or small text components .

3)Use the weight,gravity to arrange the components in the in the table row.

This below given layout is a possible solution to the above said problem . As shown below the layout works well from a 10 inch device to 2.7 inch device and both orientations.

 andr layout 1

and lay 2

This is the used structure for the above shown design.

and lay3

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Download Speeds in Microsoft Azure Servers

I created a VM through the Azure Account .

Then Created a Windows server 2012 Datacenter Virtual Machine .

Connected to the Server Via the Remote Desktop ( RDP file ) which can be downloaded by clicking on the connect icon which is in the bottom of the page in the azure management portal



RDP file will be downloaded open it appropriately.


Login using the credentials that you gave while creating the VM.


The server Responds with the certificate and stuff . Just click Yes .


There it goes windows server 2012 Data center Up and Running .

Install the needed softwares to download files. I installed the Chrome Browser as internet Explorer had all the security measures like downloads off , trusted sites policy on Etc i was lazy to change them

And these are the speeds I got while i downloaded some files azure1


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