Add Open With to all files

Remove items from the right click of the Start button HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Directory\Shell or HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell Double Click Shell and delete any of these sub-keys like DOS Here and Find. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Folder\Shell or HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell Double Click Shell and delete any of these sub-keys like root explore, open, explore, etc..

Read More »

Changing the Exchange or Outlook Mailbox Location

Changing the Exchange or Outlook Mailbox Location To change the location of your mailbox for Exchange: 1. Open RegEdit 2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles 3. Go to the profile you want to change 4. Go to the value name that has the file location for your mailbox (*.PST) file …

Read More »

Fixing the Windows 95/98 Defrag

Fixing the Windows 95/98 Defragmenter For some unknown reason the Windows Defrag utility refuses to run. Sometimes this is caused by a badly fragmented drive, and sometimes it is caused by too many programs running causing the defragmenter to be interrupted enough that it finally stops. Other times though, the …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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

Read More »

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. …

Read More »