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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Removing Programs from Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs Section

Removing Programs from Control Panel’s Add/Remove Programs Section If you uninstalled a program by deleting the files, it may still show up in the Add/Remove programs list in the Control Panel. In order to remove it from the list. 1. Open RegEdit 2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall 3. Delete any programs …

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Internet Explorer Auto

Internet Explorer Auto-Complete Delay Outlook Express delayed start Internet Explorer When you attempt to type information into a form in Internet Explorer, the text field may hesitate to insert the cursor and display the text that you type in a text field. You may also experience a long hesitation when …

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Removing the OEM Information from the System Properties Window

Removing the OEM Information from the System Properties Window 1. Click Start, Find, Files and Folders. 2. Search for oeminfo.ini. 3. Once located, rename oeminfo.ini to oeminfo.old 4. To remove the oem logo, repeat the above process and search for oemlogo.bmp and rename it to oemlogo.old. 5. Now restart your …

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Disabling Ability To Change Password

Disabling User Ability To Change Password To disable the user’s ability to change the Windows logon password: 1. Open RegEdit 2. Go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System 3. Add a Dword value “DisableChange Password” and set the value to 1 Applies to Windows 95/98 and NT SP4 and later Example: Disabled …

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Disabling Drives in My Computer

Disabling Drives in My Computer To turn off the display of local or networked drives when you click on My Computer: 1.Open RegEdit 2.Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer 3.Add a New DWORD item and name it NoDrives 4.Give it a value of 3FFFFFF 5.Now when you click on My Computer, none of …

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Multiple Columns For the Windows 98 Start Menu

Multiple Columns For the Windows 98 Start Menu To give your Windows 98 Start Menu Windows 95 Menu Columns instead of a single scrolling column: 1. Open RegEdit 2. Go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced 3. Create a string value “StartMenuScrollPrograms” 4. Right click the new string value and select modify …

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Automatically Backup and Compress your Windows 98 Registry

Automatically Backup and Compress your Windows 98 Registry A little known fact, Windows 98 compresses the system registry automatically when it has more than 500k of “wasted space” in it. If you want to compress your registry manually, boot to an MS-DOS prompt (you must not be in Windows when …

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