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Adding Customized OEM Information to the System Properties Window

Adding Customized OEM Information to the System Properties Window Whether you are a small mom and pop style operation or a large OEM building computers, you may want to add your “brand” to the computers you build and include any support contact information. This is easy to accomplish, just follow …

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Disabling Run or Find from the Start Menu

Disabling Run or Find from the Start Menu 1.Start Regedit 2.Go to HKey_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer 3.Right click on the right panel and add a New\DWORD 4.Name it NoFile or NoRun 5.Give it a value of 1 6.Logoff or Reboot the computer.

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Check your Registry if you are having software problems

Having Software Problems? Check your Registry! The Windows Registry stores settings for programs installed on your computer as well as for your computer’s internal operation. If these get corrupted or damaged in any way, your applications, or your computer, won’t run correctly. Windows 98 comes with a utility called Registry …

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Disable File and or Print Sharing

Disabling File and/or Print Sharing 1.Start Regedit 2.Go to HKLM,SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Network 3.Add a new DWord Value 4.Rename it to NoPrintSharing or NoFileSharing 5.Assign it a value of 1

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Adding an Application to the Right Click Context Menu

Adding an Application to the Right Click Context Menu You can easily add any application to the Right Click Context Menu. This will allow you to access the feature without having to go to the Start Menu. When you right click on a folder you can have access to that …

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Backing Up Your Dial-up Settings

Backing Up Your ISP (Dial-up) Information We are often asked whether there is an easy way to back up the ISP Dial-up information. As an example, have you recently purchased a new computer and had to call your Internet service provider to get going on the Internet even though your …

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Drivers Related Windows Registry Keys

Drivers Related Windows Registry Keys The HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\b0 key contains numbered subkeys that assist the device manager in detecting PC Cards. Each numbered subkey specifies a stream interface driver and a corresponding detection function. The Device Manager calls the detection functions to locate the appropriate driver for an unrecognized PC Card. …

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Password Protecting a Folder In Windows Explorer

Password Protecting a Folder In Windows Explorer It should be obvious to most of you that have any knowledge about Windows 9x, that it isn’t a very secure desktop operating system, however there are a few things short of enabling security policies that you can do to keep files or …

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Correcting Stack Errors and Stack Overflow Problems in Windows 95/98

Correcting Stack Errors and Stack Overflow Problems Stack overflow issues are usually indicative of errors in the device driver. Device drivers are allocated 4 kilobytes, or one page, of space to be used as a stack. If the device driver requires the use of more than 4 kilobytes of memory, …

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Windows Login Screen Security and Attribures

Login Screen Security and Attributes Changing the login screen background [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop] “Wallpaper”=”Fully qualified path to BMP file” [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop] “Pattern”=”Pattern to use. Can be (None)” [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop] Disabled “TileWallpaper”=”0” Enabled “TileWallpaper”=”1” Changing login screen background color [HKEY_USERS\.Default\ControlPanel\Colors] “Background”=”Decimal Red Component Decimal Blue Component Decimal Green Component“ Disabling logon screen …

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