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Changing Default Folder Locations

Changing Default Folder Locations You can change or delete the Windows mandatory locations of folders such as My Documents. As an example, 1. Open RegEdit 2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellFolders 3. Change the desired folder location 4. Open the Explorer and rename or create the folder you wish. To change the …

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Device and Service Related Windows Registry Keys

Device and Service Related Windows Registry Keys Windows NT Devices and Services [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services] Subkeys contain devices and services! Stop “One or more devices failed to initialize” message at startup. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows] Disabled “NoPopupsOnBoot”=dword:00000000 Enabled “NoPopupsOnBoot”=dword:00000001 Changing startup mode of services [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services] Automatic “Start”=dword:00000002 Manual “Start”=dword:00000003 Disabled “Start”=dword:00000004 System Environment Variables [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session …

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The Fix For Those Grayed Out Windows Boxes

The Fix For Those Grayed Out Windows Boxes The File Types tab in Explorer’s View / Options menu lets you edit most of your file types, but certain settings cannot be changed. The default action for a batch file, for instance, runs the batch file instead of opening it via …

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Prevent the Screensaver from starting during a Defrag

Prevent the Screensaver from starting during a Defrag of the hard drive Running the Hard Disk Defragmenter periodically improves the performance of your computer, and as a matter of fact, if you leave your computer running most of the time, you can set the Defragmenter to run when your not …

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Automatically Clear the Document Menu at Startup

Automatically Clear the Document Menu at Startup There is a registry entry you can make to handle the recent documents (last 15) that appear on the documents menu, however it is truly a dangerous hack if user incorrectly. An easier method is as follows: If you have an autoexec.bat file …

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Changing the size of the Telnet Window

Changing the Telnet Window You can view more data if you increase the line count of Telnet. By Default it has a window size of 25 lines. To increase this so you can scroll back and look at a larger number on lines: 1. Open RegEdit 2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Telnet …

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Open Windows Explorer from Within My Computer

Open Windows Explorer from within My Computer By default, when you click on the My Computer icon, you get a display of all your drives, the Control Panel etc. If you would like to have this open the Windows Explorer, then proceed as follows: 1. Open RegEdit 2. Go to …

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Change Tip of the Day

¬†Changing the Tips of the Day You can easily edit the Tips of the day in the Registry by clicking Start, Run and typing in REGEDIT and then click OK to open the registry editor. Then drill down to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Tips Now change the tips as necessary and then save the …

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Add Open With to all files

Deleting Registry Keys from the Command Line There are two ways to delete a key from the Registry from the Command line. At the MS-DOS Command line: C:\Windows RegEdit /l location of System.dat /R location of User.dat /D Registry key to delete You cannot be in Windows at the time …

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Lockout unwanted users from your computer

Locking out those unwanted users Keep people from accessing Windows, even as the default user. NOTE: If you do not have an actual network domain do not attempt this! 1. Open RegEdit 2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Network\Logon 3. Create a dword value “MustBeValidated” 4. Set the value to 1 Note: This …

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