Automate the Windows Screen Fresh

Automatic Screen Refresh When you make changes to your file system and use Explorer, the changes are not usually displayed until you press the F5 key To refresh automatically: 1. Open RegEdit 2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Update 3. Set the value name “UpdateMode” to 1

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Frequent Kernel32 Errors

Frequent Kernel32 Errors If you have been getting ever increasing numbers of Kernel32 errors on your computer, one of the most frequent reasons for this is corruption in the Windows Swap File. Without getting into a lengthy explanation about the swap file, here is the shortened version. Aside from the …

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Creating a Default File Opener

Creating a Default File Opener If you have a un-registered file type and want to view it instead of having to select Open With. Use Explorer’s Right-click and add your program to the right-click options by: 1. Open RegEdit 2. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Unknown\Shell 3. Right click on “Shell” and create …

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Repairing Macromedia Shockwave

Repairing Macromedia Shockwave Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME and Windows 2000 with Macromedia Shockwave version 8 or later only. When you start any of the Microsoft programs listed below, you may experience any of the following problems: The Welcome movie may not play. When you click Get …

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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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