20 things you didn't know about Windows XP

You've read the reviews and digested the key feature enhancements and operational changes. Now it's time to delve a bit deeper and uncover some of Windows XP's secrets. 1. It boasts how long it can stay up. Whereas previous versions of Windows were coy about how long they went between boots, XP is positively proud of its stamina. Go to the Command Prompt in the Accessories menu from the All Programs start button option, and then type 'systeminfo'. The computer will produce a lot of useful info, including the uptime. If you want to keep these, type 'systeminfo > info.txt'. This creates a file called info.txt you can look at later with Notepad. (Professional Edition only). 2. You can delete files immediately, without having them move to the Recycle Bin first. Go to the Start menu, select Run... and type 'gpedit.msc'; then select User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Explorer and find the Do not move deleted files to the Recycle Bin setting. Set it. Poking around in gpedit will reveal a great many interface and system options, but take care -- some may stop your computer behaving as you wish. (Professional Edition only). 3. You can lock your XP workstation with two clicks of the mouse. Create a new shortcut on your desktop using a right mouse click, and enter 'rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation' in the location field. Give the shortcut a name you like. That's it -- just double click on it and your computer will be locked. And if that's not easy enough, Windows key + L will do the same. 4. XP hides some system software you might want to remove, such as Windows Messenger, but you can tickle it and make it disgorge everything. Using Notepad or Edit, edit the text file /windows/inf/sysoc.inf, search for the word 'hide' and remove it. You can then go to the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel, select Add/Remove Windows Components and there will be your prey, exposed and vulnerable. 5. For those skilled in the art of DOS batch files, XP has a number of interesting new commands. These include 'eventcreate' and 'eventtriggers' for creating and watching system events, 'typeperf' for monitoring performance of various subsystems, and 'schtasks' for handling scheduled tasks. As usual, typing the command name followed by /? will give a list of options -- they're all far too baroque to go into here. 6. XP has IP version 6 support -- the next generation of IP. Unfortunately this is more than your ISP has, so you can only experiment with this on your LAN. Type 'ipv6 install' into Run... (it's OK, it won't ruin your existing network setup) and then 'ipv6 /?' at the command line to find out more. If you don't know what IPv6 is, don't worry and don't bother. 7. You can at last get rid of tasks on the computer from the command line by using 'taskkill /pid' and the task number, or just 'tskill' and the process number. Find that out by typing 'tasklist', which will also tell you a lot about what's going on in your system. 8. XP will treat Zip files like folders, which is nice if you've got a fast machine. On slower machines, you can make XP leave zip files well alone by typing 'regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll' at the command line. If you change your mind later, you can put things back as they were by typing 'regsvr32 zipfldr.dll'. 9. XP has ClearType -- Microsoft's anti-aliasing font display technology -- but doesn't have it enabled by default. It's well worth trying, especially if you were there for DOS and all those years of staring at a screen have given you the eyes of an astigmatic bat. To enable ClearType, right click on the desktop, select Properties, Appearance, Effects, select ClearType from the second drop-down menu and enable the selection. Expect best results on laptop displays. If you want to use ClearType on the Welcome login screen as well, set the registry entry HKEY_USERS/.DEFAULT/Control Panel/Desktop/FontSmoothingType to 2. 10. You can use Remote Assistance to help a friend who's using network address translation (NAT) on a home network, but not automatically. Get your pal to email you a Remote Assistance invitation and edit the file. Under the RCTICKET attribute will be a NAT IP address, like Replace this with your chum's real IP address -- they can find this out by going to www.whatismyip.com -- and get them to make sure that they've got port 3389 open on their firewall and forwarded to the errant computer. 11. You can run a program as a different user without logging out and back in again. Right click the icon, select Run As... and enter the user name and password you want to use. This only applies for that run. The trick is particularly useful if you need to have administrative permissions to install a program, which many require. Note that you can have some fun by running programs multiple times on the same system as different users, but this can have unforeseen effects. 12. Windows XP can be very insistent about you checking for auto updates, registering a Passport, using Windows Messenger and so on. After a while, the nagging goes away, but if you feel you might slip the bonds of sanity before that point, run Regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/Advanced and create a DWORD value called EnableBalloonTips with a value of 0. 13. You can start up without needing to enter a user name or password. Select Run... from the start menu and type 'control userpasswords2', which will open the user accounts application. On the Users tab, clear the box for Users Must Enter A User Name And Password To Use This Computer, and click on OK. An Automatically Log On dialog box will appear; enter the user name and password for the account you want to use. 14. Internet Explorer 6 will automatically delete temporary files, but only if you tell it to. Start the browser, select Tools / Internet Options... and Advanced, go down to the Security area and check the box to Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed. 15. XP comes with a free Network Activity Light, just in case you can't see the LEDs twinkle on your network card. Right click on My Network Places on the desktop, then select Properties. Right click on the description for your LAN or dial-up connection, select Properties, then check the Show icon in notification area when connected box. You'll now see a tiny network icon on the right of your task bar that glimmers nicely during network traffic. 16. The Start Menu can be leisurely when it decides to appear, but you can speed things along by changing the registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop/MenuShowDelay from the default 400 to something a little snappier. Like 0. 17. You can rename loads of files at once in Windows Explorer. Highlight a set of files in a window, then right click on one and rename it. All the other files will be renamed to that name, with individual numbers in brackets to distinguish them. Also, in a folder you can arrange icons in alphabetised groups by View, Arrange Icon By... Show In Groups. 18. Windows Media Player will display the cover art for albums as it plays the tracks -- if it found the picture on the Internet when you copied the tracks from the CD. If it didn't, or if you have lots of pre-WMP music files, you can put your own copy of the cover art in the same directory as the tracks. Just call it folder.jpg and Windows Media Player will pick it up and display it. 19. Windows key + Break brings up the System Properties dialogue box; Windows key + D brings up the desktop; Windows key + Tab moves through the taskbar buttons.

Missing Folder Option on the Tools Menu

It is one of the major problems on the PC aced by the More People

It is solved by downloading the NOD32 Antivirus software it is the best software to

Recover and remove the Folder option software some times it is unable to fix the

problem try NOD32 2.1 FIX. And Enjoy………

[NOTE: NOD32 is not Freeware software and u can try trial Versions]

Recover PC by Backup after completeing installation of OS and Mother bord

Hi Friends, all my friend take time wast to install os when it is infected or any other.it very borry and take long time there is a way to recover u r PC by the software Gost (it is NorthernProvided ). Download it from the northern install and carfully read the Tutorials of the software. and follow the instructions it will backup the data to directly to the CD (it is used by me it is backup data of 4gb to one cd) 1.run the gost program and fallow the instructions finally it will finish it will restart and open in DOS mode (PC DOS gost DOS) this type of dos is not support to the all PC. 2.After completing the backup it will normally restarts and open u r original windows. 3.fro troubleshooting carfully read the Tutorials given by GOST. [NOTE:i for got it will backup ur OS drive in 5min and it will restores less then backup and donot need to install motherboard again and also u installed programs]

Recover from Drive not open in double click

Now a days in computer drives ar not open in double click and it will open on right click explore it can solved by many methods and fallow the code This BATCH file program that removes AUTORUN.INF file from the infected computers. A virus or worm creats this file in a root of a drive so that when ever the drive is opened the virus or worm is ran. Here is a simple code to remove it: (start copying from the next line down): cd\ c: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf d: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf e: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf f: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf g: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf h: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf i: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf j: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf k: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf l: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf m: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf n: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf o: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf p: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf q: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf r: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf s: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf t: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf u: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf v: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf w: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf x: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf y: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf z: attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf del autorun.inf copy this in a NOTEPAD file, then save the notepad file as : "file.bat" and then run it to remove all the rubbish of autorun copy from "CD\" to "del AUTORUN.INF" and added drive letter are for some computers using memory card readers or removable disks. or several harddrives. well....... i hope this solve the problem....... its fast and relaiable ... your problem will be fixed after you run that bat file RESTART (COpied) If the above trick is not working. Just download the anti_autorun.exe(108kb) and run in your local PC it will remove 32 typpes and formates of autorun threads. If it is also not work try in your own ways and send to me.


Good trick (Try This 1 with ur Winamp) When ur Winamp is active try to do given below! Just type! (u can’t read what ur typing therefore just type) The skincheat is a little easter egg in Winamp. To activate it type Nullsoft (with Esc after each "l" to close the dialog) while the Winamp window is active. Now the title bar of the main window changes into another. What appears now the skinner decides. Typically it is a text, short information about the skinner or something else. If you do the skincheat and the Winamp default skin is loaded this text appears: "it really whips the llamas ass". Try this with your other skins.


It is Really send by my friend (The Black Knight)


Now a days a new virus( worm ) is getting access to the systems by bypassing the ANTIVIRUS..... The effect of the worm is like this,... >> U will get header like TAGA ESTI MARUNDIKI MUBHAY!!!-BY S.NICHOLOS or MABUHAY ESTI MARINDUQUE! BY: Nicklaus S. Buñag when-ever U will open ur internet explorer...

>> Also the system-drives ( C:, D:, E: or F: etc... ) will not open on double click... >> By Right-clicking on the drives U will get AutoPlay opyion instead of OPEN option.....

Hi, I've suffered with the same problem n I've tesed it with a lot of anti-virus... Best use NOD32 to cleanup it... It was the only software which was able to detect the worm ( its a maskrider worm ) Well if U don't have then U can also delete it manually.... Follow the steps... ( exactly as I am telling ) 1. Go to safe mode ( I think U know how to ) 2. Go to your own user mode n not as Administrator. 3. RUN > regedit ( Press enter ) 4. Navigate to : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ then in the left pannel U will find a key named "maskrider", delete this key. 5. Now just click on "HKEY_CURRENT_USER". 6. Press Ctrl + F to open the find option in the registry... 7. Write maskrider n click on Find Next. 8. U will get 4-5 times ( may be more than that ) the find result, delete the key that contains the "maskrider" option from the registry. ( When U will get the key is under some AutoRun option delete the whole AutoRun from Registry. ) 9. Now go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\ Delete the key named "Window Title"... ( in the left pannel ) 10. Now close the Registry. 11. Open the C: Drive. 12. RUN > cmd ( Press enter ) 13. cd C:\ ( Press enter ) 14. attrib -r -h -a -s ( Press enter ) 15. In the C: Drive U will get a lot of files suddenly opens up, Just delete the files named maskrider2001.vbs and AutoRun.inf. ( DON't mesh with any of those other files without knowing what they do !!! It will simply CRASH ur system !!! ) 16. attrib +r +h +a +s ( Press enter ) 17. Now U have to do the same method for each drive U have, like U have 4 drives, C: D: E: & F:, then each time open the corresponding Folder n do the same cmd commands n delete the maskrider2001.vbs and AutoRun.inf It will surely correct ur all problems after the system restart,... Tell me it worked or not ( feedback )...

Compress Your 1 GB data/movie in Just 10 MB

It is Amazing to say compress ur 1GB data/move into 10MB. Really it is possible with the KGB Freeware (Open source) software. U can Down load the software from http://sourceforge.net/projects/kgbarchiver/ and fallow the following the steps.
Its damn simple..Heres the procedure.. U can compress that data in two formats..1) KGB format 2) ZIP format ..Everyone knows the ZIP format..I tell u which is better & why..If u do it in KGB format it takes 5-6 hours on a 256 mb RAM, to compress 1 GB data/movie in less than 10 MB , but (this is not which i prefer) coz to decompress u take the same time.. So its useless..& u need KGB archiver only only for this format to decompress..But if u do it in ZIP format it takes 6-7 hours on a 256 MB ram, but i tell u its worth coz WINRAR & WINZIP both can decompress it in seconds.. OK now its clear that which format to use & which is better..Now we'll go how to use that software..Run the application>> It asks for which file u wanna compress>> select the file>> after u select>> U get two options in which format u want to compress it>> select ZIP format ( I prefer ) >> and then set compression level to maximum (maximum the compression level , small the size of it will be compressed)>> Just ignore the time given below it coz its just useless....... There is option that u can auto shutdown ur computer after the compression is over..SO u can got school/college/office & keep it to get compressed.. I do the same..
[Note: KGB is best for 512 RAM and more then 2.xxGHz processer]

Free up your RAM and speedup your PC

Speed up u r PC by Free-up RAM. It is very easy by downloading the freeware RAMbooster (V2.0 is site recommended) from the link: http://www.sci.fi/~borg/rambooster/index.htm or it is unable search on the net. After downloading the Software u can install it and run the program. After Running the program the following window is displays.

And u can Adjust the memory control option on the Program as u like (Be care) after u can click the optimize Button It can frees the Ram. Be enjoy by this software…………

Increase your Internet surfing speed by Google's help

Google is here to help again, this time with a software that will considerably increase your surfing speed and save you a lot of time. Google Web Accelerator is a FREE application developed by Google that speeds up web browsing by pre-fetching and caching the sites you visit often, which leads to a faster page load for those with high speed connections (DSL or Cable). Dial up speeds are improved only marginally.This tool has a little indicator that keeps you informed on the total web browsing time it has saved you. It does not cache/store any sensitive data that uses the HTTPS protocol - effectively meaning that your internet banking transactions are safe and never stored on a Google server. But there is also a little cach to this.For accelerating internet speed google keeps a check of our browsing habits,that is it keeps a record of the sites we visit often.But they do state that they won’t sell sensitive information.Anyways the google search that we use everyday also tracks our search results(if you didn't know that yes it does). So this is not of much concern. All in all,Google Web Accelerator is really worth it. It can effectively maximize your browsing speed and it works both in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.So give it a try.

Access your Hotmail on OUTLOOK (ADD-ON)

While Hotmail doesn't offer POP3 access, Microsoft has released a free utility called Microsoft Office Outlook Connector that allows you download email from your Windows Live Hotmail account to local Outlook or Outlook Express.

With Outlook Connector, you can not only send or receive email - you get all the goodies of Outlook including the Junk Mail filter and powerful Rules Wizard of Outlook to help you auto-sort the incoming email.

To configure your Outlook with Windows Live Hotmail, just download the 3 MB Outlook Connector, type in your Hotmail username+password and you're done.

The best part is that if you have multiple accounts, you can manage them from one central location - your Outlook. Supports both Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007.

Get Outlook Connector here. [outlookconnector.exe] Requires Windows Validation check.

Increase ur computer Speed By 4 Steps

Increase ur computer Speed By 4 Steps
1. Uninstall Unnecessary Programs and games from the system
2. First of all u can unnecessary startup programs on the rigt side of the taskbar. because it can take long time to load.
Process: click State menu-->Run-->and type "MSCONFIG" after typing a window is open as fallows

In the above u can click the startup tab and disenable unnecessary Programs in the list (MSM Messenger and some ) and then click ok it will ask to restart the system. And then restart. after restart it will gives disenable information.
3. Clean the disks by clicking Start menuàProgram Filesà Accessoriesàsystem toolsàDisk Cleanup and clean all the Disks in u r system it will only cleans (Temporary internet files, Temporary Files, Downloaded programs and Some more) Shown on below.u can also cleanup from other software like Ccleaner (www.ccleaner.com Freeware).

4. And the last step to Defragmenter the disks in u r system b clicking Start menuàProgram Filesà Accessoriesàsystem toolsà Disk Defragmenter. It will defrayment the fragmented files and adjust the Disk space shown on below.
[Note: First analyze and after Defragment the every Disk and Every time

Increase The Internet Speed

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00









And it can saveas Speed.reg (note:the version of the Windows registry editer V5.0 is giver in old OS u can chang when it is not work)

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