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Disable the Start Menu's Shut Down Option

Disable the Start Menu’s Shut Down Option At times you may not want Windows to be easy to shut down. In those cases, you can disable the Start menu’s Shut Down option. (Note: It will still be visible – it just won’t work.) Open RegEdit and go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer. …

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Problems Connecting at High Speeds with US Robotics 56K WinModem

Problems Connecting at High Speeds with US Robotics 56K WinModem This applies to: Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition Microsoft Windows 98 When you try and connect to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) using a US Robotics 56K WinModem, an “LT Winmodem” or an “HSP Winmodem” you may experience the following problems …

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Add Open With to all files

Registering or Re-registering Windows 98 For some unknown reason Windows 98, at times, loses the user registration, thereby preventing the user from accessing Windows Update. The following registry edit solves this problem in most cases. Open Regedit by clicking Start, Run and typing in “Regedit” without the quotes. Search for …

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Managing Windows Explorer

Using Windows Explorer The manner in which Windows Explorer displays its information depends on the method you use to start it. As an example, if you right-click on My Computer and select “Explore” the Windows Explorer window will open with “My Computer” highlighted. The same will happen if you use …

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Adding Explore to all folders

Add Explore to all Folders This registry edit will allow you to right click on any folder and open it in an Explorer window. 1. Open RegEdit 2. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell 3. Add a new Key “RootExplore ” under the “Shell” Key 4. Set the (Default) value to “E&xplore From …

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Setting a Minimum Windows Password Length

Setting a Minimum Windows Password Length 1.Open RegEdit 2.Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Network 3. Now, choose the Edit/New/Binary value command. 4. Call the new value MinPwdLen. 5. Press (Enter) twice and Assign it a value equal to your minimum password length.

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Changing the Registered User Information

Changing the Registered User Information You can change both the Registered Owner and/or the Registered Organization to anything you wish after Windows has been installed. 1) Open RegEdit 2) Got to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion. 3) Change the value of  the “RegisteredOrganization” and “RegisteredOwner”, to what information you would like it to be.

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Performing an Unattended Defrag with Scheduler

Performing an Unattended Defrag with Scheduler De-fragmenting your hard drive to keep the drive and Windows healthy is a good routine task that should be performed on a regular basis. Unfortunately it can be a drag not only trying to remember to do it routinely, but also just sitting there …

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Removing the Windows Shortcut Arrow

Removing the Shortcut Icon Arrows To remove those annoying Shortcut Arrows: 1.Open RegEdit 2.Open the Key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT 3.Open the Key LNKFILE 4.Delete the value IsShortcut 5.Open the next Key PIFFILE 6.Delete the value IsShortcut 7.Restart the Windows

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Change the MaxMTU for Faster Downloads in Windows

Changing the MaxMTU for faster Downloads in Windows There are four Internet settings that can be configured, you can get greater throughput (faster Internet downloads) by modifying a few settings. They are the MaxMTU, MaxMSS and DefaultRcvWindow, and DefaultTTL Windows 95 1. Open RegEdit 2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlset\Services\Class\netTrans\000x (where x …

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