1-30 awesome collection .computer personal must know

1]Disabling Display of Drives in My Computer

To disable the display of local or networked drives when you click My
Computer go to : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Win
dows\CurrentVersion
\Policies\Explorer

Now in the right pane create a new DWORD item and name it
NoDrives. Now modify it’s value and set it to 3FFFFFF (Hexadecimal)
Now press F5 to refresh. When you click on My Computer, no drives
will be shown. To enable display of drives in My Computer, simply
delete this DWORD item. It’s .reg file is as follows:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersio
n\Policies\Explorer]

“NoDrives”=dword:03ffffff

2.Pop a banner each time Windows Boots

To pop a banner which can contain any message you want to
display just before a user is going to log on, go to the key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Wi
ndows\CurrentVers
ion\WinLogon

Now create a new string Value in the right pane named
LegalNoticeCaption and enter the value that you want to see in the
Menu Bar. Now create yet another new string value and name it:
LegalNoticeText. Modify it and insert the message you want to
display each time Windows boots. This can be effectively used to
display the company’s private policy each time the user logs on to
his NT box. It’s .reg file would be: REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVer
sion\Winlogon]

“LegalNoticeCaption”=”Caption here.”

3.Customizing the Right Click Context Menu of the Start Menu

When you right click on the start menu, only 3 options pop up:
Open, Explore, and Find. You can add your own programs to this
pop up menu( which comes up when we right click on it.) Open
Regedit and go to the following registry key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Shell

Right click on the shell and create a new Sub Key (You can create a
new SubKey by right clicking on the Shell Key and selecting New >
Key.). Type in the name of the application you want to add to the
start menu. I want to add Notepad to the Start Menu and hence I
name this new sub key, Notepad. Now right click on the new
registry key that you just created and create yet another new key
named Command. Enter the full path of the application, in this case
Notepad in the default value of Command in the right
pane. So I Modify the value of the default string value and enter the
full pathname of Notepad:

c:\wndows\notepad.exe.

Now press F5 to refresh. Now if you right click on the Start Button
you will find a new addition to the Pop Up Menu called Notepad.

4.There is away of accessing restricted
folders.DOS has a lovely command known
as START. Its general syntax is:

START application_path

It does do what it seems to do, start applications. So in you have
access to DOS then you can type in the START command to get
access to the restricted folder.

5. In Windows you can
create shortcuts to almost anything from a file, folder to a Web
URL.
c:\windows\system folder and you need to access it. What do you
do? Simply create a Shortcut to it. To do this right click anywhere
on the desktop and select New > Shortcut. A new window titled
Create Shortcut pops up. Type in the path of the restricted folder
you wish to access, in this case c:\windows\system. Click Next,
Enter the friendly name of the Shortcut and then click Finish. Now
you can access the restricted folder by simply double clicking on the shortcut icon

6.Colorful Background

Don’t like the boring background colors of Outlook Express? To
change it launch the Windows Registry Editor and scroll down to the

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Int
ernet Mail And News
key.

On the left pane, click on ColorCycle or select Edit and Modify in the
menu. Now change the value to 1. Close and restart. Now, launch
Outlook Express and whenever you open up a New Message, hold
down ctrl-shift and tap the z key to scroll to change the background
color. Repeat the keystroke to cycle through the colors.

7.Deleting System Options from the Start menu

You can actually remove the Find and Run options from the start
menu by performing a simple registry hack. Again like always
Launch the registry editor and scroll down to the below key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Win
dows\CurrentVersion
\Policies\Explorer
Right-click on the right pane and select New, DWORD Value. Name
it NoFind.(To remove the RUN option name it NoRun). Double-click
the newly create DWORD to edit it’s value and enter 1 as its value.
This will disable the FIND option of the Start Menu and will also
disable the default Shortcut key(F3 for Find.)

8.Object Class identifier
Shell folders(CLSID)
ActiveX Cache {88C6C381-2E85-11D0-94DE-444553540000}
Computer Search Results {1F4DE370-D627-11D1-BA4F-00A0C91EEDBA}
History {FF393560-C2A7-11CF-BFF4-444553540000}
Internet Explorer {871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}
My Computer {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
My Documents {450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}
My Network Places {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
Offline Files {AFDB1F70-2A4C-11D2-9039-00C04F8EEB3E}
Programs {7BE9D83C-A729-4D97-B5A7-1B7313C39E0A}
Recycle Bin {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
Search Results {E17D4FC0-5564-11D1-83F2-00A0C90DC849}
Shared Documents {59031A47-3F72-44A7-89C5-5595FE6B30EE}
Start Menu {48E7CAAB-B918-4E58-A94D-505519C795DC}
Temporary Internet Files {7BD29E00-76C1-11CF-9DD0-00A0C9034933}
Web {BDEADF00-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}
Control Panel folders
Administrative Tools {D20EA4E1-3957-11D2-A40B-0C5020524153}
Fonts {D20EA4E1-3957-11D2-A40B-0C5020524152}
Network Connections {7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}
Printers and Faxes {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
Scanners and Cameras {E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD}
Scheduled Tasks {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}
Control Panel icons
Folder Options {6DFD7C5C-2451-11D3-A299-00C04F8EF6AF}
Taskbar and Start Menu {0DF44EAA-FF21-4412-828E-260A8728E7F1}
User Accounts {7A9D77BD-5403-11D2-8785-2E0420524153}
Add Network Places {D4480A50-BA28-11D1-8E75-00C04FA31A86}
Briefcase {85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D}
E-mail {2559A1F5-21D7-11D4-BDAF-00C04F60B9F0}
Help and Support {2559A1F1-21D7-11D4-BDAF-00C04F60B9F0}
Internet {2559A1F4-21D7-11D4-BDAF-00C04F60B9F0}
Network Setup Wizard {2728520D-1EC8-4C68-A551-316B684C4EA7}
Run {2559A1F3-21D7-11D4-BDAF-00C04F60B9F0}
Search {2559A1F0-21D7-11D4-BDAF-00C04F60B9F0}
Windows Security {2559A1F2-21D7-11D4-BDAF-00C04F60B9F0}

To restore the Run or find command modify the value of the
DWORD to 0 or simply Delete the DWORD value.

9.Some users don’t like having to log on to Windows XP. When they restart the computer, they want it
to boot all the way to the desktop without stopping at the Log On To Windows dialog box along the
way.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon is where you configure the
ability to log on to Windows XP automatically. First you set the REG_SZ value AutoAdminLogon to
1, which turns on this feature. Just remember that this is a REG_SZ value and not a REG_DWORD
value. Next set the values DefaultUserName and DefaultPassword to the user name and password
that you want to use to log on to the operating system. Both are REG_SZ values. Last, set the
REG_SZ value DefaultDomainName to the name of the domain that’s authenticating your name and
password. Table below summarizes these values, which you create if they don’t already exist.

Table ANJALI: Values in Winlogon
Name Type Data
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
AutoAdminLogon REG_SZ 0 | 1
DefaultUserName REG_SZ Name
DefaultDomainName REG_SZ Domain
DefaultPassword REG_SZ Password

10.change ur processor name
Trick – SHOW YOUR PC PENTIUM 5,6….OR MORE…

GO TO START>RUN>TYPE REGEDIT>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>HARDWARE>DISC
RIPTION>
SYSTEM>CENTRAL PROCESSOR>
ON RIGHT HAND SIDE RIGHT CLICK ON PROCESSORNAMESTRING AND THEN WRITE ANYTHING U WANT IN THAT TEXTBOX

1.Change the name of your internet explorer
Change The Title Of Internet Explorer
Customize ur Internet Explorer

1. Open Registry Editor

2. Move to the following key.

3. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Int
ernet. Explorer\Main.

4. In the Right Panel look for the string “Window Title” and change its value as u wish. If the String value is not there create a New String value and assign the value as your wish.

12.Make your start menu to work 100% faster.
step1 : press windows key+ r
step2: type regedit on the run box
step3: select HKEY_CURRENT_USER
step4: below this select the Control panel
step5: Choose Desktop
step 6: in the right window you can able to see this MenuShowDelay click this and change the 400 value to 0 thats it
step 7: Restart your computer

13.Convert Trail to Full Office 07

follow these steps…

start -> run .. type regedit ->HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> software -> microsoft -> office -> 12.0 ->

registration -> (clik on the first number series) -> now select (DigitalProductID,LicenseType,TrialType)

and press ‘del’ key to delete them and then exit registry….

now open C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Office12\Office Setup Controller\Proof.en …
now open the Proof file(XML Document) in it with NOTEPAD ….
now under the last line u wil find ….
now replace “” with “neverinstalled” …(including the inverted commas

too)….

pls be careful while editing them…

14.Renaming The Start Button:
To rename the start button, you will need a hex editor.(ultraEdit)

Copy the \windows\explore.exe file to a new name (e.g. explorer_1.exe)
With the hex editor, open that file and go to offset 412b6
You will see the word start with blanks between each letter
Edit it be any 5 characters or less
Save the file
Boot to DOS
Copy the existing c:\windows\explorer.exe to explorer.org
Copy explorer_1.exe to explorer.exe
You will also need to replace the explorer.exe in the c:\windows\system32\dllcache file as well with the new one.
Note: If the partition is NTFS and you can’t access the files from DOS:

Start Regedit
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon.
Change the value of Shell from Explorer.exe to explorer_1.exe.

15.Removing the Recycle Bin from the Desktop:
If you don’t use the Recycle Bin to store deleted files , you can get rid of its desktop icon all together. Run Regedit and go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Wi
ndows/CurrentVersion/explorer/Desktop/NameSpace

16.Adding Administrative Tools Icon To The Desktop:
Open Registry Editor. In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace . Create the following key: {D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153} (just copy/paste, including the brackets). Close Registry Editor.

17. HIDE ALL DESKTOP ICONS
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Win
dows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

NoDesktop (DWORD value):

Set to 1 to hide all icons.

Delete NoDesktop to undo.

Hit F5 to refresh the desktop.

Hide Network Neighborhood, My Network Places (9x)

Run Poledit.exe (You may have to install it: It is on your Windows CD in\tools\reskit\netadmin\poledit).

File > Open Registry > (double click) Local User > Shell > Restrictions

Check Hide Network Neighborhood or/and My Network Places

OK > File > Save

Reboot.

18.Open g-talk as much as u wish in single pc and chat with different login.

Just follow the simple steps Below:

1)Right click on the Google Talk shortcut.

2)click on Properties.

3)Go to Shortcut tab on Google Talk Properties window.

4)On the Target textbox, add in the /nomutex to the end of the line so that it looks like below (or you can simply copy and paste the below syntax and replace the original).“c:\program files\google\google talk\googletalk.exe” /nomutex

5)Click on OK.

19.GMail drive.. Chk it out.. Things you need to have:

1) gmail account
Download Gmail Drive from

Code:

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/GMail-Drive-shell-extension-Download-15944.html

ii) Install the software.
iii) After installing, a drive named gmail drive will be created in My Computer .
iv) double click on this drive, login to gmail account.
v) Whatever content you copy to this drive will be sent to your mail account as attachment, you have logged in

20.the below steps to format pen drive in NTFS File System.

a. Insert USB drive in your PC
b. Goto Device Manager
c. Select Disk Drives and expand
d. Right Click on USB drive and select Properties
e. Goto policies tab and select Optimize for performance and press OK
f. Open My Computer, Click on USB Drive and select Format Opton

Now you can have NTFS option there.

or do the following:

1. Go to Start ->Run -> cmd and press enter.
2. Type convert X: /FS:NTFS ( Where X is your Pen Drive Letter)

The File System is now converted to NTFS. Now its time to enable compression:

1. Go to My Computer and Right Click on your Pen Drive Icon and select Properties.
2. Select Compress Drive to Save Disk Space and then OK.
3. Then Select Apply To Sub Folders and Files and select ok ( if Asked)
All Done, the free space of the pen drive will increase and if you copy anything in the drive it will take less space.

21.Some Important Run commands …

directly open ‘Run’ by pressing Windows+R keys at a time.
command – to run MS – DOS (.com, .pif)
calc – to run calculator (.exe)
control – to open Control Panel (.exe)
defrag – to defrag the hard disk drives (.exe)
dialer – for dialing seups (.exe)
dosprompt – to get a minimized DOS window (.pif)
explorer – to open Windows Explorer (.exe., .scf)
ftp – for File Transfer Protocol if internet is connected (.exe)
ms-dos~1/ms-dos~2 – for fully MS-DOS mode.
No Windows O.S. (.pif)net – for net information cum help (.exe)
ping – for bytes information and bandwidth of internet connection information (.exe)
regedit – to open Registry (.exe)

telnet – command runner if the system is conncected in a UNIX system network (.exe)
tuneup – for Task Scheduling wizard, i.e. Task Maintanance (.exe)
notepad – to run Notepad (.exe)
write – to run Wordpad (.exe)
scanregw – to scan the Registry and to backup it (.exe)
progman – to maintain, run and view the files in all drives (.exe)
directcc – to join your computer in cable conncetion with other computers (.exe)
scandskw – to open Scandisk to scan the hard drives (.exe)
winfile – Windows File Managertaskman – to manage current running open programs or files.Nice replacement for default Windows taskbar

msconfig – to maintain the configuration of computer. It will show the options like General, Startup including files Autoexec.bat, Config.sys, System.ini and Win.ini. (Autoexec.bat & Config.sys are MS-DOS files)

winrep – to run Windows Report Tool – Accessories>System Tools>System Information (.exe)winver – to know the version of Windowspackager – insert objects in documets, presentations or worksheets
winfile – another Windows Explorer (.exe)
clipbook – a simple utility that allws you to save and recall several pages or graphics. (.exe)sysedit – view or edit system files from within one window (.exe)

22.CREATE A FOLDER WITHOUT ANY NAME & without icon totally invisible
create a folder without any name…

just type these codes while renaming the folder n press enter once…

alt+0160
OR
alt+255

Now time to hide the folder, to hide a folder first select the folder then right click and go to properties, in properties select the change icon option …now u can c a lot of folder icon.(C:\Windows\system32\imageres.dll).
.u look for a blank icon select any of the 3 blank icon. click ok then apply u will c invisible folder…(now with no name and no icon too..secret)

23.TRACKING IN YAHOO WHILE CHATTING CHECK THIS OUT
TRACKING IN YAHOO WHILE CHATTING CHECK THIS OUT
TRACK WHILE CHATTING IN YAHOOOOOO
Hear is the tric

1)open this link
Code:

http://shivampatel.net/trace

2)type ur id on the text box give
3)open ur yahoo id u will get a mail regarding this……
4)while chatting in yahoo send this link
Code:

http://acmepeers.com/?u=omo

to the target and allow them to click it
5)PERSON TRACKED…u will get mail regarding country ,city,latitude longtidue, IP ADDRESS,about his system…

24.To use USB Pendrive as RAM in Vista:

Connect the Pendrive to the Computer.
Right click on the Drive and select Properties.
Go to Readyboost tab. There you can see the options for using it as Ram.

25.TRICK THAT INFORMS U THAT CAPSLOCK KEY IS ON

it will alert you when your finger taps the Caps Lock key?

With this tip, I’ll show you how to make your computer beep & flash the next time it happens.

The first thing you need to do is get the computer to beep when you hit the Caps Lock key. Here’s how:

1. Click the Start button, Settings, Control Panel (XP Users, hit the Start button, Control Panel). Open the Accessibility Options Icon.

2. On the Keyboard tab, click the “Use Toggle Keys” checkbox.

That’s it for the beeping part. (OK )

Next, we need to get your screen to flash you, err, flash at you.
HOW TO DO THIS

1. From the Accessibility Options screen, click the Sound tab and check the “Use SoundSentry” checkbox.

2. Next click the Settings button and select “Flash active window” from the “Warning for windowed programs” drop down box.

That’s it. Hit OK until you’re clear of property and settings screens.

TO SEE IT WORKING

Open your favorite word processor and hit your Caps Lock key.

26.format your computer via your hdd
the limitation is that u should have a OS previously installed and u can’t format c drive except from it u can format all other drives

make a image of your xp sp2 in your hdd or borrow it from someone in your pen drive and mount this image via demon tool,alchohal, clone cd or any other virtual drive

now double click it

a windows appears and ask u what do u want to do
select install windows xp professional/home edition
now a new windows open in that click next and it will ask for key
give the key
click next
now a option comes copy files in here click copy files in hard disk
now press next
it will start copying file in your hdd
and restart the windows
now follow the normal procedure

and now u can format your any drive (if it has OS also u can format)

27.how to make image
use nero to make image or you can also use any iso maker
or use alchohal,clone cd etc

to make image via nero insert your disk and open nero
go to backup tab and choose copy cd
now u will see two tabs in next window
one is for source cd and another is destination
change the destination cd to image drive
and hit burn
u r done!!!!

28. Some Hidden XP Programs.

Programs :

1. Private Character Editor :

Used for editing fonts,etc.
start–>Run–>Now, type eudcedit
tool for designing your own fonts, logos and icons.

2. Dr. Watson :

This an inbuilt windows repairing software !
start–>Run
–>Now, type drwtsn32

3. Media Player 5.1 :

Even if you upgrade your Media Player, you can still access your old player.
start–>Run–>Now, type mplay32

4. iExpress :

Used to create SetupsYou can create your own installers !
start–>Run–> Now, type iexpress

29.Clean Ur RAM
U may recognize that ur system gets slower and slower when playing and working a lot with ur pc. That’s cause ur RAM is full of remaining progress pieces u do not need any more.

So create a new text file on ur desktop and call it .. uhm.. “RAMcleaner” or something…

Type

FreeMem=Space(64000000)
in this file and save it as RAMcleaner.vbs [ You may choose the “All Files” option when u save it ]

Run the file and ur RAM may be cleaned :>
Of course u can edit the code in the file for a greater “cleaning-progress”.

30.10 Tips for xp user

1] If you see a ‘virtual memory low’ message then increase its virtual memory. To increase virtual memory,
Go to My Computer->Properties->Advanced->Performa
nce Settings->Advanced->Virtual Memory->Change->Select the appropriate drive->Custom size->set appropriate level(our it is 600(min.) & 700(max.)->Ok.

2] Increase ‘Visual Performance’. Go to My Computer->Properties->Advanced->Performance Settings->Visual Settings->Custom->Select only the following options.
a)Slide taskbar buttons.
b)Smooth edges of screen fonts.
c)Smooth-scroll list boxes.
d)Use a background image for each folder type.
e)Use visual style on windows and buttons.

3] Don’t keep unwanted/extra fonts. To remove extra fonts, Go to Start->Settings->Control Panel->Fonts.

4] Your Desktop Wallpaper & Screensaver consume a large amount of disk space. Select the ‘None’ option for both wallpapers & Screensavers.

5] Avoid keeping DEMO Games.

6] Uninstall the unwanted Softwares.

7] Use Registry Cleaner to keep your registry clean.Uniblue registry booster is best.

8] Try to keep Music and pictures files in the folder specified by windows itself.

9]Use Hybernating Option for Quick windows start. To active Hybernating follow the following steps.
Desktop->Properties->Screensaver->Power->Hybernating->Enable Hybernating->Ok.

10] Keep your Dektop clean with unwanted icons.Run desktop cleanup wizard.

5 more tips for xp user

1] In BIOS, Select first booting device as your HDD.

2] Keep deleting your Temporary Internet Files in regular intervals.
Go to Windows Drive (c: or d:)->Select the User->Local Settings->Temporary Internet Files.Also
Empty your browser’s cache in regular intervals.

3] Setting Priority High for a particular program.
Open Task Manager->Processes->Select the desired Program->Right Click->Set Priority->High->Ok.
This Priority set if for current session.

4] Disable Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, and other unwanted programs from startup.Run–>msconfig–>startup tab–>uncheck undesired services ad restart to take affect.

5]Use Intel Application Accelerator to speed up your disk access,& speed up your disk access

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