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Some Useful Windows Tricks

Discussion in 'Windows' started by subhasish, May 26, 2006.

  1. subhasish

    subhasish New Member

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    Enabling NumLock on by Default

    To have numlock turned on for each user:

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators
    Change the value from 0 to 2
    Turn Numlock on manually
    Log off and back on again.
    For all users, make the same change to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators

    Increasing File System Caching

    To increase the amount of memory Windows will locked for I/O operations:

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
    Edit the key IoPageLockLimit
    4096 - 32megs of memory or less
    8192 - 32+ megs of memory
    16384 - 64+ megs of memory
    32768 - 128+ megs of memory
    65536 - 256+ megs of memory

    Adding / Removing Additional Programs

    By default, WindowsXP does not display all the programs you can add or remove.

    To show this list:

    Edit the \Windows\Inf\sysoc.inf file

    In the Components section, simply remove the word hide.
    This will leave two commas together (like on the rest of the items).
    Then you can go to the Control Panel / Add or Remove Programs / Add/Remove Windows Components and the new items will be displayed.

    [Components]
    NtComponents=ntoc.dll,NtOcSetupProc,,4
    WBEM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,wbemoc.inf,hide,7
    Display=desk.cpl,DisplayOcSetupProc,,7
    Fax=fxsocm.dll,FaxOcmSetupProc,fxsocm.inf,,7
    NetOC=netoc.dll,NetOcSetupProc,netoc.inf,,7
    iis=iis.dll,OcEntry,iis.inf,,7
    com=comsetup.dll,OcEntry,comnt5.inf,hide,7
    dtc=msdtcstp.dll,OcEntry,dtcnt5.inf,hide,7
    IndexSrv_System = setupqry.dll,IndexSrv,setupqry.inf,,7
    TerminalServer=TsOc.dll, HydraOc, TsOc.inf,hide,2
    msmq=msmqocm.dll,MsmqOcm,msmqocm.inf,,6
    ims=imsinsnt.dll,OcEntry,ims.inf,,7
    fp_extensions=fp40ext.dll,FrontPage4Extensions,fp40ext.inf,,7
    AutoUpdate=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,au.inf,hide,7
    msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7
    msnexplr=ocmsn.dll,OcEntry,msnmsn.inf,,7
    smarttgs=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,msnsl.inf,,7
    RootAutoUpdate=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,rootau.inf,,7


    Games=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,games.inf,,7
    AccessUtil=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,accessor.inf,,7
    CommApps=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,communic.inf,HIDE,7
    MultiM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,multimed.inf,HIDE,7
    AccessOpt=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,optional.inf,HIDE,7
    Pinball=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,pinball.inf,HIDE,7
    MSWordPad=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,wordpad.inf,HIDE,7
    ZoneGames=zoneoc.dll,ZoneSetupProc,igames.inf,,7

    Changing the Internet Explorer Title

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Window Title
    Enter what you want appear in the title bar

    Automatically Ending Non-Responsive Tasks

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\AutoEndTasks
    Set the value to be 1
    In the same section, change the WaitToKillAppTimeout to the number of milliseconds you want.

    Increasing System Performance

    If you have 512 megs or more of memory, you can increase system performance
    by having the core system kept in memory.

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\DisablePagingExecutive
    Set the value to be 1
    Reboot the computer

    To turn off balloon tips in applications that support XP Themes:

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\
    Create a DWORD value of EnableBalloonTips
    Give it a value of 0
    Disable the Remote Desktop Sharing (RDS) icon's menu
    Disable the Remote Desktop Sharing (RDS) icon's menu

    To Disable the Remote Desktop Sharing (RDS) icon's menu:

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Conferencing\Mcpt
    Create a new string value (Click on Edit > New > String Value).
    Name the value Nx
    Double-click on it and set it's value to 1
    Close the registry
    Now the menu options will be grayed out.

    Disable Shared Documents

    To disable the Shared Documents folder that shows up on the network

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer \
    Create a new DWORD Value
    Give it the name NoSharedDocuments
    Give it a value of 1
    Log off or reboot

    Show Hidden Devices

    You can show hidden devices in the Device Manager. One way is by making a simple registry change. The other is through a batch file.

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ ControlSet001 \ Control \ Session Manager \ Environment
    Create a string DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES
    Give it a value of 1

    Disable Passport Pop-Up

    Normally, WindowsXP will prompt you 10 times that You Need a Passport to use WindowsXP Internet communication features...

    To disable this

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ MessengerService
    Edit the binary key PassportBalloon
    Give it a value of 0A (0A 00 00 00)

    Preventing Applications from Stealing the Focus

    To prevent applications from stealing the focus from the window you are working

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Desktop
    Edit the key ForegroundLockTimeout
    Give it a value of 00030d40

    Creating a Password Recovery Disk

    In case you forget your password, you can create a password recovery floppy disk beforehand to help you out of this problem.

    Single-click Start menu
    Go to the Control Panel / User Accounts
    Click the User Account
    On the left hand side, click on Prevent forgotten password
    You will need to know your password to create the disk.
    If you don't remember your password sometime in the future, click on the green arrow like normal at the login and you will be prompted to insert the password recover disk.

    Renaming the Start Button

    To rename the start button, you will need a hex editor.
    My preference is 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

    Changing the Registered Owner

    Start Regedit
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
    From there you can edit the name in the Registered Owner key

    Enable / Disable the Task Manager

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
    Create the Dword value DisableTaskMgr
    Give it a value of 0 to enable it
    Give it a vaule of 1 to disable it​
     
  2. hanleyhansen

    hanleyhansen New Member

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    Great Stuff!!!
     
  3. ansarialice

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    nice colleciton guys pls post many more
     
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    Increase access speeed

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control panel\Desktop
    set menushowdelay 400 to 0

    Change screen saver time delay

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control panel\Keyboard
    edit keyboardspeed
     
  5. rosina

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    type where and wher to save
     
  6. keysrecover

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    great tricks, or great hack tricks :)
    that's are some of the best tricks
     
  7. johnny.dacu

    johnny.dacu New Member

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    tnx... i've changed "start" into "go"
     
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    korchageenn New Member

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    hey nice post.. :)
     
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    thank u ji
    have a nice day to all users
     
  10. casy001

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    Hey, mates

    Here are some more useful Windows tricks to add:

    1. Don't just maximize your windows—go full screen
    2. Customize the Navigation pane
    3. Pin a program or items to the Windows 7 taskbar
    4. Customize the Quick Launch Bar in Windows XP
    5. Arrange windows on your desktop
    6. Organize your files into groups

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  11. olfields

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    Hello guys.
    This is all keen stuff but I need help with the International Financial Worksheet. Where do I go.
     
  12. archanababu

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    First of all i thanks to you. These all stuffs are strangers to me. But reading this article it become familiar.
     
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    Thanks i'm gonna try this on my good old laptop running XP.
     

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