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Adding or Removing Sound Events from Control Panel

Adding or Removing Sound Events from Control Panel You can Add and Delete sound events in the Control Panel. Now this one takes a little work depending on whether your adding a new event or deleting an old one, so be careful and always backup your registry before making any …

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Squeezing a little more out of a Dual IDE bus

More from our “Squeezing a little more performance out of your system” pages! Whether you have a recent powerhouse computer or one that’s two or three years old, in all probability it has a dual-channel IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) bus (channel). Without elaborating, each bus is normally capable of handling …

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Preventing the “Shortcut to” prefix that is added to new shortcuts. By default, the “shortcut to” prefix is added to all new shortcuts. To disable this feature, use any one of the following: Rename a Shortcut Five Times: 1. Right-click the My Computer icon, and then click Create Shortcut. This …

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Restricting Functions Through The IE4/IE 5 Classic Desktop

Restricting Functions Through The IE4/IE 5 Classic Desktop If you have IE 4.0 or 5.0 and selected Classic Desktop and now cannot undo it go to the Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer and check the key for the value name ClassicShell. Set the value to zero (00 00 00 00). This is the …

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Scanreg and backing up and restoring the Windows Registry

SAVED BY SCANREG Did you know there’s a utility called ScanReg that backs up your Windows 98 Registry every time you boot Windows 98 successfully? That means if you ever make a mess of your Registry while editing it (and you didn’t back it up first–tsk, tsk), you can still …

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Security Related Restrictions

Security Related Restrictions Windows NT Only Restricting acess to the event logs  [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\EventLog\Application] Disabled “RestrictGuestAccess”=dword:00000000 Enabled;”RestrictGuestAccess”=dword:00000001 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\EventLog\Security] Disabled “RestrictGuestAccess”=dword:00000000 Enabled “RestrictGuestAccess”=dword:00000001 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\EventLog\System] Disabled “RestrictGuestAccess”=dword:00000000 Enabled “RestrictGuestAccess”=dword:00000001 Increasing security by stopping the KnownDLL problem [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager] Disabled “ProtectionMode”=dword:00000000 Enabled “ProtectionMode”=dword:00000001

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Removing a Third Party Skin From Explorer

Un-Skinning Internet Explorer 4.x or 5.x This is for those of you who have had the look of your Internet Explorer changed or altered by your computer manufacturer or you Internet Service Provider (ISP), or maybe you just visited an Internet site that changed the way your Internet Explorer looks. …

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Add Open With to all files

Changing the caption on the Title Bar Change the Caption on the Title Bar for OutLook Express or the Internet Explorer: For Outlook Express: 1. Open RegEdit 2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\OutLook Express 3. Add a string value “WindowTitle” (no space) 4. Modify the value to what ever you like. For …

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Removing (or adding back) the Log Off User option in the Start Menu Open the Windows Registry Editor (Regedit) and navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer Next, in the right hand pane of regedit, create a new DWORD value and name it: “NoLogOff” Now right click on the Dword entry and select modify …

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Windows NT Shutdown Related Registry Keys

Windows NT Shutdown Related Registry Keys Auto Reboot on BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl] Disabled “AutoReboot”=dword:00000000 Enabled “AutoReboot”=dword:00000001 “End” not responding applications at shutdown [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop] Disabled “AutoEndTasks”=dword:00000000 Enabled “AutoEndTasks”=dword:00000001 [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop] “WaitToKillAppTimeout”=dword:Milliseconds to wait to kill nonresponding applications. Setting this key affects all users. It can also be …

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