disable "turn off computer" from start menu

Sunday, September 27, 2009
You can prevent users from shutting down public computer, with some edit of registry you can disable "turn off computer" option. here is how to do it.
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  • In the right side create new DWORD value and named it as Noclose
  • Now double click the key and put 1 in the value data field
  • Now close the registry editor and restart your computer after any changes to go into effect
Note - if you want to enable "turn off computer" option again, simply put 0 in the value data field of Noclose key, or delete the key.

create shortcut to lock workstation

Here is how to create shortcut
  • Right click on desktop point to new and click shortcut
  • In the location filed type %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
  • Click next
  • Give it a name and click finish
Now when you double click shortcut, your workstation will be locked

Note - another method is, press window key and L key simultaneously to lock workstation instantly, i know this one is quick rather than creating shortcut, but shortcut is useful to lock a computer remotely

DDR 1/2/3 memory speed chart

The below details described as Memory type (pc2100), speed (266Mhz) , and bus speed (133Mhz)


DDR1


DDR1 - PC2100 - 266Mhz - 133MHz
DDR1 - PC2700 - 333MHz - 166MHz
DDR1 - PC3200 - 400MHz - 200MHz
DDR1 - PC3500 - 433MHz - 216MHz
DDR1 - PC3700 - 466MHz - 233MHz
DDR1 - PC4000 - 500MHz - 250MHz
DDR1 - PC4200 - 533MHz - 266MHz
DDR1 - PC4400 - 550MHz - 275MHz
DDR1 - PC4500 - 566MHz - 283MHz
DDR1 - PC4800 - 600MHz - 300MHz
DDR1 - PC5000 - 625MHz - 313MHz

DDR2

DDR2 - PC2-4200 - 533MHz - 266MHz
DDR2 - PC2-5400 - 667MHz - 333MHz
DDR2 - PC2-6000 - 750MHz - 375MHz
DDR2 - PC2-6400 - 800MHz - 400MHz
DDR2 - PC2-8000 - 1000MHz - 500MHz
DDR2 - PC2-8800 - 1100MHz - 550MHz
DDR2 - PC2-9000 - 1120MHz - 560MHz

DDR3

DDR3 - PC3-6400 - 800MHz - 400MHz
DDR3 - PC3-8500 - 1066MHz - 533MHz
DDR3 - PC3-10666 - 1333MHz - 667MHz
DDR3 - PC3-12800 - 1600MHz - 800MHz
DDR3 - PC3-14400 - 1800MHz - 900MHz
DDR3 - PC3-16000 - 2000MHz - 1000MHz

common virus attack places in registry

If you pc get infected by a virus your registry will be modified by the virus, this ensures virus to keep coming back, number of registry locations modified and they are described as follows.

Location 1
  • Open registry editor
  • First navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • In the right side see if there is suspected key (specially look for a key that running locations such as C:\WINDOWS\ or C:\WINDOWS\system32)
  • Delete the suspected key
Location 2
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • Also in here look for a suspected keys as described above, and delete them
Location 3
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  • In the right side find "Shell" key and verify its value data set as Explorer.exe if it is changed, erase the existing value and change it back to Explorer.exe
  • Also find "Uihost" key and verify its value data set as logonui.exe
  • Last find "Userinit" key and verify its value data set as C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe, there shouldn't be anything after comma, if it does erase the value data and change it back to C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,
Note - if you successfully removed virus from your system, but you haven't correct registry you might see error messages within login process, for a example Userinit key is defferent than described above, you will get error message before desktop came, also can take more time to login process.

remove shutdown button from the logon screen

If you want you can remove shutdown button from logon screen, you can do this in 2 way, use a more easy way to you, follow these steps.

From registry
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system
  • In the right side open "shutdownwithoutlogon" key
  • Edit "value data" to 0
  • That it, you are done
Or you can edit "Local security policy"
  • Start > run
  • Type secpol.msc and press enter to open Local security policy
  • Expand Local Policies, and then click Security Options
  • In the right side double click "Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on" policy
  • In local security settings tab select disable and click apply and ok.

change the windows registered owner

If you entered registered owner information incorrectly you can correct it at any time. only thing need to do is edit one registry key. here is how to do it.
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
  • In the right side find "RegisteredOwner" key and double click to open it
  • Now in the "value data" field enter the name you want to use
  • Exit the registry and restart your pc
Note - if you want you can change registered organization name, just double click "RegisteredOrganization" and edit the value data as you wish.

how to change title in internet explorer

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
To change title in internet explorer follow these steps.
  • Start > Run > type gpedit.msc and press enter
  • Navigate to User Configuration, Windows Settings, Internet Explorer Maintainance, Browser User Interface
  • Now in the right side double click Browser Title
  • Now activate customize title bars by clicking the check box and type the title you want to appear in internet explorer. (ex-type NSTECH)
  • Click ok
Note - now when you open internet explorer, title bar appear as "Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by NSTECH" , if you want you can edit title bar further more, follow these steps.
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  • In the right side find Window Title and double click to open the key
  • In the value data field type the title you want to appear and click ok (type - NSTECH)
Note - now when you open internet explorer title bar appeared as "NSTECH"

how to display windows version in desktop

If you want you can display windows version in your desktop, you can do this by simple edit of registry. follow these steps.
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
  • In the right side locate PaintDesktopVersion and double click to open it
  • In the value data field type 1 and click ok
  • Now restart the pc to changes go into effect
Note - if you want to disable this feature, just enter 0 in the value data field and restart.

how to reinstall internet explorer 6

You can reinstall internet explorer if there is some problems, you will need windows xp installation CD to complete this process. the procedure as follows.
  • Insert windows xp installation CD to CD Rom
  • Now go to start and click run
  • Type this command rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 c:\windows\inf\ie.inf and press enter.
  • Now proceed the installation process

view system information from command prompt

You can view number of system information's in command prompt, to see information's follow these steps.
  • Start > run
  • Type cmd and press enter to open command prompt
  • In the command prompt type systeminfo and press enter
  • In few seconds system will gather information's and automatically displayed for you

auto unload DLL files after exit program

With a simple edit of registry you can configure to auto unload DLL files after exiting program, follow these steps.
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
  • Now right on explorer key and create new key
  • Named the key as "AlwaysUnloadDLL"
  • In the value data field set value as 1
  • Restart windows for the change to take effect

change default locations in the save as menu

Monday, September 21, 2009

Normally when you try to save a file, it displayed default locations such as "Recent Documents / Desktop / Documents / My Computer / My Network Places". if you want you can set your own location instead of default location, here is how to do it.

  • Click start > run
  • Type gpedit.msc to open group policy editor
  • Under "Local Computer Policy" go to the user configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Explorer > Common Open File Dialog
  • Once you select Common Open File Dialog , you will notice a few settings appear in the right side of the window
  • In there Double click on "Items displayed in Places Bar"
  • Click "Enabled" and put your own locations to appear in the save as menu (ex - E:\ or E:\data or \\computer name\folder name
  • After entering locations click apply and ok to changes go in to effect
Note - to use default locations, click "Not Configured" (or Disabled) in "Items displayed in Places Bar" window, then apply and ok.

clear auto entries from internet explorer

This will show you how to clear entries that displayed in internet explorer

  • Go to start > run
  • Type inetcpl.cpl and press enter , to open internet properties (or right click on internet explorer and click properties)
  • Now click on content tab
  • Then click Autocomplete button (in the personal information)
  • Now click clear forms button to clear entries (if you want you can clear saved passwords by clicking clear passwords button)
  • Click ok, then apply and ok

modify default download location for internet explorer

If you want you cant set your own download location for internet explorer, here's how to do it

  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
  • Now right click on the key and create new string value
  • Name it as DownloadDirectory
  • Double click to open the key and enter location of your download (ex-D:\Download)
  • Click ok and close the registry editor

how to remove video & image preview in xp

Normally in windows xp if you click video file or picture file, preview of that file is displayed in the left area. imagine if you have partially download video or image and when you click it Explorer tries to load the whole file, this causing slow your computer and explorer error. then you have to restart explorer, but if you clicked that file again the result will be the same. as a solution you can disable previewing option, follow these steps.

To disable video preview

  • Go to start > run
  • Type regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll
  • Click ok
  • This will disable preview option for video
Note - to enable preview type regsvr32 shmedia.dll and click ok.

To disable image preview
  • Go to start > run
  • Type regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll
  • Click ok
  • This will disable preview option for image
Note - to enable preview type regsvr32 shimgvw.dll and click ok.

how to solve live messenger error 1601

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Do you cant install live messenger or remove existing one to install new version? displaying error 1601, well you can solve this error by unregistering and re-registering the Windows Installer. you can try windows installer cleaner utility to fixed this problem, but if it fails try below, this will works sure..

  • Click start > run
  • Type msiexec /unregister and click ok
  • This will unregister windows installer

Now re-register
  • Click start > run
  • Type msiexec /regserver and click ok
  • This will register windows installer
Now start your live messenger installation , your problem will be fixed.

how to solve "pinter access denied" error vista

Saturday, September 19, 2009
When you try to connect shared network printer to windows vista sometimes it displayed "Access is Denied" error message. but you can access network shared files and folders, and you cant connect shared printer to the system. to overcome this issue you can add the shared printer as a local printer. follow these steps.
  • Go to the control panel
  • Double click printers icon
  • Now click on add a printer
  • Click on add a local Printer
  • Choose Create a New Port with port type of Local Port from the drop down menu , then click Next
  • In the Port Name box type the path to the printer you wish to connect to and click ok , (ex-\\computer name\printer name)
  • In the Install Printer Driver screen, select your printer from the list or choose Have Disk and specify drivers to install printer
  • Newly installed should be in the printers window
  • Test the printer by using test print
Now you should now be able to print from Windows Vista to this networked shared printer

registry location for internet explorer homepage

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
You can always set your default homepage for your internet explorer by right clicking the internet explorer, and click properties, in the general tab (under home page) you can set your home page as you wish, but do you know where is the registry location for this? here is the location.
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  • In the right side find the key Start Page and double click to open it
  • Now under value data you can see the default homepage set by you
  • If you want you can change the default homepage in here, just type the URL you want to use click ok to apply value data.

how to restrict control panel applets

There are several restrictions you can make to the Control Panel, for example we take display control panel, here is how to restrict display control panel.
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
  • Create a new key under policies called System
  • Now add new DWORD value in system and name it as NoDispCPL
  • Now change the value data to 1
  • Exit registry editor and restart pc
Here is some additional control panel applets you can restrict
  • NoDispBackgroundPage - Hide Background Page
  • NoDispScrSavPage - Hide Screen Saver Page
  • NoDispAppearancePage - Hide Appearance Page
  • NoDispSettingsPage - Hide Settings Page
  • NoSecCPL - Disable Password Control Panel
  • NoPwdPage - Hide Password Change Page
  • NoVirtMemPage - Hide Virtual Memory Button
  • NoFileSysPage - Hide File System Button
  • NoConfigPage - Hide Hardware Profiles Page
  • NoDevMgrPage - Hide Device Manager Page
  • NoProfilePage - Hide User Profiles Page
  • NoAdminPage - Hide Remote Administration Page
Note - to create restrictions, add new DWORD values (in system key) name the DWORD values properly (ex-NoConfigPage , NoAdminPage , ....) and change the value data to 1. you can always disable restrictions by changing value data to 0 or deleting the key

how to prevent changes to file associations

You can prevent users from changing associations in folder options (under file types tab) follow these steps.
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  • In the right side, create new DWORD value and named it as NoFileAssociate
  • Double click to open the key and enter value data as 1
  • Restart the pc to changes go into effect

outlook 2003 error in registry for extension "exchange extensions"

When you open outlook 2003 the error message displayed as error in registry for extension "exchange extensions" then sometimes you have to close error message several times to go to the mail box, you can solve this problem by following these steps.
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Exchange\Client\Extensions
  • In the right side delete the key Exchange Extensions
  • Exit registry editor and open outlook
  • Your problem will be solved

how to gain extra free disk space for C:Drive

Monday, September 14, 2009
Does your pc's windows partition (C: Drive) running low on disk space, then consider the following thing and you can gain more extra disk space.

Clear temporary files
  • In run window type temp and press enter, now delete all files and folders inside the temp folder
  • In run window type %temp% and press enter, now delete all files and folders inside the folder
  • Delete temporary internet files, for internet explorer read this for mozilla firefox read this

Turn off system restore
  • If you want you can disable system restore feature, this saves some disk space, click here to read how to disable system restore

Disable hibernation
  • Open control panel, double click power option, click hibernation tab, then deselect "enable hibernation" click apply and ok

Empty recycle bin
  • Always delete files from recycle bin

Change page file to another drive
  • Right click on my computer
  • Click properties
  • Click advanced tab
  • Under "performance" area click settings
  • Click advanced tab,
  • Click change under "virtual memory"
  • Now in the drive list select another drive (that has more free space)
  • Click custom size and enter value (megabytes) for initial size and maximum size, then click set
  • Now select the C:Drive, click no page file and click set
  • Restart pc, this will clear page file from C:Drive and move page file to the drive you specified

Change temporary folders path
  • Right click on my computer
  • Click properties
  • Click advanced tab
  • Click environment settings button
  • In the upper area (under user variable) you see variables for temp and tmp, click on each one and select edit, in the variable value field specify new locations for temporary folders
  • (ex - for temp -D:\temp and for tmp D:\tmp)
  • Now in "system variable" you see variables for temp and tmp, click on each one and select edit, in the variable value field specify new locations for temporary folders
  • (ex - for temp -D:\temp and for tmp D:\tmp)
  • After all done click apply and ok

Change my documents path
  • Right click on my documents, click properties
  • Under "target folder location" click move and specify new path (drive that has more space)
  • When prompt click yes and files begin to moving to new location

Extra tips
  • Use disk cleanup frequently
  • Do not save files on desktop
  • Change email store folder path to another drive

how to disable error reporting service

This process will show how to disable error reporting service from your pc
  • First right click on my computer
  • Click properties
  • Now click advanced tab
  • Click on the error reporting button under the "startup and recovery"
  • Now select disable error reporting by clicking it
  • Click ok, then apply and ok

clear entries from run command

When you using commands in run window, it is stored in a registry (ex- when you type regedit to open registry, this command saved in a registry location) you can remove this commands by deleting them from registry, follow these steps.
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
  • Now delete the keys that you dont want
  • Now restart pc or Press F5 to refresh windows, this will do changes go into effect

how to remove program entry in add/remove programs

Follow these steps to remove program entry from add/remove programs
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  • Find the unwanted program key under uninstall key and delete it

how to turn off system beep sound

System beeps are useful, but you can disable this feature anytime by doing the following tweak.
  • Go to registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Sound
  • In the right pane double click Beep key
  • Change its value to No (default value is yes)
  • Now close the registry editor and restart your computer to changes go into effect

how to add administrator to welcome screen

Sunday, September 13, 2009
No need to press Alt + Ctrl + Del twice to get login for administrator account, with a simple edit or registry you can add administrator login in welcome screen. follow these steps.
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
  • Right click on the key and add new DWORD value
  • Open the key and put 1 for value data field
  • From the next restart you can see administrator login in welcome screen

add " copy to , move to" for context menu

When you right click on file or folder you will see "send to" in a context menu point to different locations, imagine you want to copy or cut the selected file or folder to another location, then you have to copy the file and go to the target folder and paste the file there, that is a long way, isn't it? but instead of taking long way you can add "copy to , move to" in the context menu that appears in right click, from there you can directly copy or move the selected file with easily, here is how to add "copy to , move to" in the context menu.

Add copy to for context menu
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to the key of HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
  • Right click on key, click new key
  • Name it as Copy To
  • Double click to open key and enter value {C2FBB630-2971-11d1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}
Add move to for context menu
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to the key of HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
  • Right click on key, click new key
  • Name it as Move To
  • Double click to open key and enter value {C2FBB631-2971-11d1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}
  • Exit the registry editor
Now when you right click on a file or folder, above the send to option are two new options available, they are Copy to Folder and Move to Folder You can copy or move files or folders to other folders with this. right click and select copy to folder or move to folder, then it open small window named as copy items, in there select the location expanding the folder tree and click copy or move.

how to create keyboard shortcut for programs

Using keyboard shortcut to open specific program is easy , you can open the program by pressing combined keystrokes from keyboard, this saves time for taking long way to open program, here is how to do it.
  • Right click the program shortcut (ex - ms word, skype) and click properties
  • In the shortcut properties (in shortcut tab) you will see area "shortcut key"
  • In the typing area (usually set as none) type a key you want to use for shortcut. (ex - type W to create shortcut for ms word)
  • You will see, it automatically set as Ctrl + Alt + W
  • Then apply and ok
  • From now on, when you press combination keys of Ctrl + Alt + W ms word will start automatically.

how to disable right click functionality

Thursday, September 10, 2009
This registry tweak can disable right click funtion, after doing this you cant right on my computer, folder or file. for example you cant do changes in system desktop appearance, themes, and screen saver as well as other display settings.actually this prevents the menu that displayed on right click, here's how to do it.
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  • Now right click on the key and create new DWORD value
  • Rename the key as " NoViewContextMenu "
  • Double click to open the key and edit value data to 1
Now close the registry editor and restart your computer to any changes to go into effect.

Note - if you want to enable right click functionality again on desktop then simply change the value data to 0 or delete the NoViewContextMenu DWORD key.

how to prevent users changing start menu

This registry tweak can prevent users from changing your pc's start menu , not even right click. the procedure as follows.
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  • Right click on the key and create new DWORD value
  • Rename the key as " NoChangeStartMenu "
  • Double click to open the key and edit it's value to 1
After restart your pc, the settings will be affected

disable indexing service to more speedier performance

Indexing service is useful for speeder search results , but it can slow down your pc's performance. turning off this feature will no harm to your system, so if you thinking more speedier pc rather than speeder search results you can turn off this feature. follow these steps.
  • Go to start > run > type services.msc press enter
  • The services window will open, then find " indexing service "
  • Double click to open indexing service properties
  • Now in the startup type, click drop down arrow and select disable
  • Click apply and ok
From the next restart indexing service stops working automatically, leaving your pc much faster than before.

how to auto end programs & reduce shutdown time

When windows xp shutting down it takes some time to close running programs, you can reduce this time by editing some of registry key, here's how to do it.
  • Open registry editor (start>run>type regedit> press enter)
  • Navigate to key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
  • In the right pane double click AutoEndTasks and enter value 1 in the "value data field"
  • Now in the same side open WaitToKillAppTimeout and enter value 3500 in the field (default value is 20000)
  • Close the registry editor and restart pc changes to go into effect.

how to disable right click on taskbar

Does your taskbar & start menu settings messed up by someone , you know you can prevent them using taskbar properties , with a simple edit of registry you can disable right clicking on taskbar, this prevents users from getting "taskbar and start menu properties" here's how we do it.
  • Open registry editor
  • Go to the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  • Now right click on the key, point to new then click DWORD value
  • Name the key as NoTrayContextMenu
  • Now open the key and put 1 in the "value data" field
From the next restart the settings will be effected , you can revert this process by putting 0 to "value data" field, or deleting the key

delete items without sending to recycle bin

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
There are 3 ways to configure this option described as follows, use more suitable way to you

From recycle bin properties
  • Right click on recycle bin and click properties
  • In the recycle bin properties window click global tab
  • Select "use one setting for all drives" (it may be already selected) when this option selected it is used one settings for partitions.
  • Now select " do not move files to the recycle bin.remove files immediately when deleted"
  • Click apply and ok
From registry
  • Open registry editor
  • Locate the key of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer\BitBucket
  • Now in the right pane double click to open NukeOnDelete key and set its value to 1
Manual method
  • Just select the files or folders you want to delete, now in keyboard press shift and delete key simultaneously, click yes to delete the files.

how to disable security center warnings

Does security center frequently alerts you a message "Your computer may be at risk. Your virus protection status is unknown" with useless repeating reminder. do you want to stop this warning messages ever appearing again. there are 2 ways to disable this reminders, take more suitable way to you.follow these steps.

Disable from control panel
  • Go to the control panel
  • Double click security center icon
  • Now in the left pane under " Resources " click change the way security center alerts me
  • In the opened " alert settings window " deselect the options that you don't want to remind (ex - firewall , virus protection)
  • Click ok and close security center
Disable from registry
  • Open registry editor
  • Locate the key of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center
  • In the right pane double click to open the keys of " AntiVirusDisableNotify , firewalldisablenotify , updatesdisablenotify " and put DWORD value data as 1
  • Now close the registry editor and restart your computer for changes to go into effect.

how to backup entire registry manually

This will show you how to backup windows registry, follow these steps
  • Open registry editor (start > run > type regedit > press enter)
  • Now click on file menu and click export
  • In the " export range " (see the bottom of export registry file window) select all
  • Give it a name for file and select the saving location
  • Click save to backup the registry.

clear temporary files when exiting internet explorer

This will show you how to clear temporary internet files when you closing internet explorer, follow these steps.
  • Open internet properties window (start > run> type inetcpl.cpl >press enter or right click internet explorer and click properties)
  • Now click advanced tab
  • In there find " Empty Temporary internet files folder when browser is closed " (should be located at security listing) and select it by checking the box.
  • Click apply and click ok
  • From now on temporary internet files were automatically deleted when closing internet explorer.

create shortcut to shutdown and restart

This post will show how to create shortcuts for shutdown & restart your system without taking long way to find your restart and shutdown buttons. the procedure as follows.

Shutdown
  • Right click on desktop, point to new, click create shortcut
  • In the location field (space near browse button) type shutdown -s -t 0 and click next
  • Now type a name for shortcut and click finish
  • Now double click shortcut to shutdown your pc
Note - if you want you can change the icon of newly created shortcut, just right click on shortcut and click properties, now in the "shortcut" tab click change icon button, pick icon as you like click ok, then apply and ok.

Restart
  • Right click on desktop, point to new, click create shortcut
  • In the location field (space near browse button) type shutdown -r -t 0 and click next
  • Now type a name for shortcut and click finish
  • Now double click shortcut to restart your pc
Tip - instead double clicking shortcut you can add them to quick launch at taskbar to perform single click operation. first you need to put quick launch to taskbar, right click on taskbar and click properties, in "taskbar" tab select show quick launch by checking the box. click apply and ok. now drag newly created shortcut to quick launch.

how to prevent appearing recent documents

Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Normally when you open or access a document or file it is added to the list called recent document (in the start menu) by editing some keys in your registry you can disable recent document ever appearing again. here is how we do it.

Step 1
  1. Go to the registry editor (start>run>type regedit and press enter)
  2. Now go to the key of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  3. Right click on the key, point to new and click DWORD value
  4. Now name the key as NoRecentDocsHistory
  5. Double click to open the key and set the value '1' to enable the restriction
Step 2
  1. Then go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  2. And repeat the steps from 3 to 5
From next reboot, there is no more recent document saved at the start menu.

delete emails in deleted folder when exiting outlook 2003

When are receiving and reading e-mails, you may delete the emails that is not important to you, but when you delete, it moves the emails to deleted items folder and not deleted from outlook. with a few changed of outlook settings you are prompt to delete them automatically when you exiting outlook 2003, the instruction as follows.
  • Open outlook 2003
  • In the menu click tools and click option
  • Click on the other tab in the options window
  • In there under "general" section select "empty the deleted items folder upon exiting"
  • Click apply and ok
From now on when you exiting outlook, you are prompt to delete the emails in the deleted items folder, go ahead and click yes, then emails in deleted items will be automatically deleted.

If you don't want to prompt each time to delete the emails, do as follows
  • In the option window, click on other tab
  • Now under general click "advanced option"
  • In advanced options window deselect "warn before permanently deleting items"
  • Click ok
  • Then click apply and ok

convert partition from FAT to NTFS with command prompt support

Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Do you need to convert your FAT partition to NTFS, this can be done with a simple command. and you can even convert your partiton straight away with data (no need to backup data) but keep in mind this process cant be reversed once you convert FAT to NTFS, here is how we do it
  • Click start and run
  • Type cmd and press enter to open command prompt
  • In the command prompt type Convert C: /FS:NTFS and press enter
  • Once you press enter it will ask you for confirmation and press Y. Then press Y again once more to reboot pc
  • The conversion process will begin at the next reboot
Note - "C" is the drive you wish to convert (you can convert more drives, just put the correct drive letter, for example - Convert E: /FS:NTFS. Make sure there is a space between the C: and the foward slash (/).

turn off Autoplay option from group policy

This will guide how to disable Autorun options for windows, after doing this your removable devices such as USB disks and CD-Rom will not auto start. complete these 2 steps to disable autorun option.

step 1
  • Click start and run
  • Yype gpedit.msc and press enter to open group policy
  • Now under "computer configuration" double click administrative templates
  • Click system folder
  • In there find "turn off autoplay" and double click to open it
  • In the settings tab click enable to select it
  • Now in the drop down menu select "all drives"
  • Click apply and ok
step 2
  • Now under "user configuration" double click administrative templates
  • Click system folder
  • In there find "turn off autoplay" and double click to open it
  • In the settings tab click enable to select it
  • Now in the drop down menu select "all drives"
  • Click apply and ok

configure full screen for explorer view

With a simple edit of registry you can view full screen for explorer view, here is how to do it
  • Open registry editor
  • Go to key of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console
  • In there find "fullscreen" and open key
  • Edit value from 0 to 1
  • Now go to registry key of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  • In there find "fullscreen" and open key
  • Edit the value from no to yes
  • Now everytime you open windows explorer or IE 6 you'll be running in full screen

reduce disk space for temporary internet files

This post will guide how to decrease disk space that used by temporary internet files.
  • Open internet properties (start>run type inetcpl.cpl press enter)
  • In the general page click settings under "temporary internet files"
  • In the opened settings window, Slide the slider bar all the way to the left to decrease the disk space.
  • Click ok
  • Then click apply and click ok

changed i386 cached location

Sometime if you want to add some extra features to windows you might ask for windows installation CD, you can do this easily (without provide CD time to time) by copying i386 folder to your harddisk. now you can point the location of the i386 folder by editing the registry key, so that windows XP will look for them automatically, here is how to do it.
  • Open the registry editor
  • Go to the key of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
  • In there you can find SourcePath now change the value to the correct i386 folder (ex - d:\i386)
  • Now go to the key of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup
  • In there open SourcePath and changed it to the correct drive letter (ex - D:\)
That's it, from now on you are no longer need to provide the CD time to time, windows will get files automatically from the location you specified from the registry.

how to display message from startup

If you want to display message when windows starts, you can do it by simple edit of registry, please follow these steps carefully and you have no problem.
  • Go to registry editor (start>run type regedit and press enter)
  • Navigate to key of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  • Now in winlogon, find key legalnoticecaption and open the key
  • Type a name you want to name the window
  • Now find key legalnoticetext and open the key
  • Now type the message window want to say, that's it.
  • From next restart you can see the what you want to see

how to clear private data when closing firefox

This post described how to clear private data such as cookies, saved password, authentication sessions, etc.. from firefox when you exiting the browser, follow these steps.
  • Open firefox borwser
  • In the menu, go to tools, and click options
  • In the options window click privacy tab
  • Under private data section, click settings
  • Now select,the actions you want to clear by putting check to each box
  • Now in private data section select "always clear my private data when i close firefox"
  • Now click ok
From now on when you close firefox it will prompt you to perform cleanup action,
if you don't want prompt each time when you close firefox and you want to run cleanup process automatically just deselect " ask me before clearing private data" in a private data section and click ok.

remove history from internet explorer address bar

internet Explorer can track URL that you type in the address bar, this feature allows you to save you from typing the next time that you visit that site again. However, any user that uses your computer can find out what addresses you typed. this is the part that you don't like, this post describes how to remove history from internet explorer, follow these steps.
  • Click on Start, then Run
  • Type regedit and press enter to start registry editor
  • In the registry find the key of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Typed URLs
  • Now delete this key
Note - from now on internet explorer history not displayed in address bar.

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