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Hacking Windows XP: Make your Windows XP


Faster and untold windows XP Secret
By Mithun Sharma

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Dedicate to My Papa and


My Mummy.

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Preface:
By Mithun Sharma

If you do not loving your PC and you are tired of running slow
program. If you want to become hacker and you are almost beginner in
hacking field and if you want to learn about windows registry and some
hacking knowledge then this book is helpful for you.

Many Many Thanks to:


Ankit Fadia the Ethical hacker
Chandrakant Gulhane the Ethical Hacker
Copyright Articles of CNET Networks
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation
Internet Explorer.
And All good hacker.

Special Notes:-
All article taken from internet and E-books of hackers and websites
therefore.

I am not responsible for any copyright material.

I am not responsible for any damage of your computer like


motherboard, harddisk, ram and all hardware part of your computer as
well as software or operating system.

Read all instruction carefully than perform all hack.

Knowledge is Power
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CONTENTS
Foreword
General Instructions: -

1. Automatic turnon numlock, scroll lock and caps locks


2. Reducing Start and shutdown Wait Time for XP Speedup
3. Automatically Killing Tasks on Shutdown
4. Menu Speed
5. IMPROVE SWAPFILE PERFORMANCE
6. Place Windows Kernel into RAM
7. Speed Up Shutdown Times
8. Enable Quicker Startups with a Boot Defragment!
9. Create One-Click Shutdown and Reboot Shortcuts!
10. AUTO DELETE TEMPORARY FOLDER!
11. SPEED UP BOOT BY DISABLING UNUSED PORTS!
12. Disabling Recent Documents History
13. INTERNET EXPLORER Speed up STARTUP!
14. Add the open cmd prompt to folder context menus also
drives and My Computer!
15. Clear Unwanted Items from Add and Remove Program menu item. I warn u
by this registry hack you are just removing program entry not program. By this
hack program will run but you can’t see the program in add and remove
programs menu.
16. Change The Default Location For Installing Apps !
17. Change The Default Location My Documents!
18. Creat UR Personal Screen Saver in Windows XP!
19. How to Burn Quicker in Windows XP!
20. Customise your Start Button with ur name!
21. Display Hibernate Option on the Shut Down/Turn off dialog!
22. Superfast Shutdown Shutdown Your System in a Hurry!
23. Keep Your Folders Hidden !
24. XP browsing speed up tweak
25. Create a Password Reset Disk
26. WinXP Clear Page file on shutdown
27. Create a Shortcut to Lock Your Computer
28. Use your Windows Key
29. Change your CD key
30. Speed up the Start Menu

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31. Show file extensions


32. Performance Increase through My Computer
33. Stop A Re-Start Process In 3steps
34. WINDOWS XP HIDDEN APPS
35. How To: Change Your Ip In Less Then 1 Minute
36. To disable the stupid feature in WinXP which tries to send a report to
Microsoft every time a program crashes you will have to do this:
37. Remove/ Reset Administrator Password
38. Turn off System Restore to Save Space
39. Turn off Indexing to Speed Up XP
40. Change Drive Letters in Windows XP
41. Turn off CD Auto Play
42. Instantly Activate a Screensaver
43. Take Over the Screen Saver
44. SPEEDUP FOLDER BROWSING
45. Shutdown XP Faster
46. Turn off Indexing to Speed Up XP
47. Clean Your Prefetch to Improve Performance
48. Auto Login
49. Add and Remove Windows Components For Faster XP.
50. If UR PC is does not show all hidden files in System due to Virus attack than
do this hack!
51. ORIGINAL WALLPAPERS
52. SUPER HIDDEN WINDOWS XP ICON
53. CD ROM STOPS AUTOPLAYING/AUTORUN
54. EASIEST WAY TO DELETE PREFETCH
55. How To Access Your Folders From Your Taskbar
56. How to fix corrupted files in XP
57. XP has Clear Type
58. Automatic Administrator Login
59. No Shutdown
60. How to Change Thumbnail Size and Quality
61. How to Set search For All Files in Winxp
62. Remove dust
63. Do not install more then 500 fonts.
64. Do this when your PC hang
65. Stop Windows Messenger from Auto-Starting
66. No Text Icons
67. Remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons
68. Erase the swap file at shutdown
69. XP REPAIR INSTALL
70. Hacking Secret
71. Hacking windows XP Games
72. Password tip

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73. Customizing the Right Click Context Menu of the Start Menu
74. Enable/Disable Run Commands Specific to the Registry
75. Erase the swap file at shutdown
76. Disable Tips
77. Perform a Boot Defragment
78. Stop Noise
79. Find Every File
80. SOME USEFUL RUN COMMAND
81. A to Z Run command
82. Speed up your Acrobat Reader (Almoust like notepad)
83. Increase your Netspeed
84. Turn Off System Beeps
85. Increasing Band-Width By 20%
86. Control Panel: Hide Unused Applets with the Registry
87. Increase Internet Download Connections
88. Change the Registered Organization/Owner of Windows XP
89. Enable/Disable Run Commands Specific to the Registry
90. ALL DOS COMMANDS

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General Instruction:-

First of All let me tell you one thing that System Registry is the Heart of
your System.
Read Each and Every line of this book carefully.
To Open Registry Editor:-
Go to start menu
Click on Run…
Type ―regedit‖ without quotes. And click on OK
The Registry Editor will open.
If Run does‘nt appear on your computer than go to C:\Windows and locate
for file regedit.File it seems like this in C: Windows folder.

Before you edit the registry, export the keys in the registry that you plan to
edit, or back up the whole registry. If a problem occurs, you can then follow
the steps how-to restore the registry to its previous state.
How to Export/Backup Registry Keys:-
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
On the File menu, click Export.
In the Save in box, select the boxs at the bottom the bottom according to
weather you want to export all or only selected branches of the registry.
Next select a location in which to save the backup .reg file. In the File name
box, type a file name, and then click Save.
How to Restore the Registry:-
To restore registry keys that you exported, double-click the .reg file that you
saved.

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Nevigation process.
Click on + Sine to Nevigate Registry:-

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1. Automatically Turn On Num Lock, Scroll Lock,


and Caps Lock!

When you start your PC, Num Lock, Scroll Lock, and Caps Lock don't
automatically toggle on. You can automatically turn each of them on or off
whenever your PC starts, for all accounts on the PC. As a practical matter,
most people probably want to have only Num Lock automatically turned on,
but this Registry hack gives you the power to force any combination of keys
on or off. Run the Registry Editor and go to:-

HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard.

Find the String value InitialKeyboardIndicators. By default, it is set to 0,


which means that Num Lock, Scroll Lock, and Caps Lock are all turned off.
Set it to any of the following values, depending on the combination of keys
you want turned on or off:

0 Turns off Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock

1 Turns on Caps Lock

2 Turns on Num Lock

3 Turns on Caps Lock and Num Lock

4 Turns on Scroll Lock

5 Turns on Caps Lock and Scroll Lock

6 Turns on Num Lock and Scroll Lock

7 Turns on Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock


Exit the Registry. When you restart, the new setting will take effect.

See detail Picture in next Page

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2. Reducing Start and shutdown Wait Time for


XP Speedup!
When you start to shut down Windows XP, it has to quit, or "kill," any live
applications or processes that are currently running. So close all applications
first. However, some applications and processes are always running in the
background. You can reduce the amount of time that Windows XP waits for
those applications and processes to close before Windows XP kills them.
Edit three different Registry settings to change this:

1. Open the Registry Editor. (Click start click run… and type regedit)

2. Navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop.
(1) Double click on WaitToKillAppTimeout and set the Value data to
1000.
(2) Double Click on HungAppTimeout value and set the Value data to
1000 as well.
Picture 1
4. Navigate to :-
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop.
(1) Double click on WaitToKillAppTimeout and set the Value data to
1000.
(2) Double Click on HungAppTimeout value and set the Value data to
1000 as well.
Picture 2
5.Navigate to :-
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control.
Select the WaitToKillServiceTimeout value and set it to 1000.
Picture 3
6. Close the Registry Editor.

And Restart you PC.

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Picture 3

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3. Automatically Killing Tasks on Shutdown!


You know the drill. You start to shut down the computer, you wait a few
moments, and then you see a dialog box asking if you want to kill an
application or service that is running. Instead of prompting you, you can
make Windows XP take care of the kill task automatically. Here's how:

1. Open the Registry Editor. (click start click run… and type regedit)

2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop.

3. Highlight the value AutoEndTasks and change the value to 1.

4. Close the Registry Editor.

5. Restart your PC to take Effect.

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4. Menu Speed!
When XP first appeared, there was a lot of conversation about the new
interface, both good and bad. In spite of the initial complaints, most users
stick with the default settings rather than reverting to the Classic interface
found in previous Windows versions. But you might want to change the
delay you notice when you click the Start menu. I see no reason for there to
be any delay when I click the Start menu. Effects are pretty, but I wouldn't
click it if I didn't have business inside, so let's get it open and get moving.
The default speed can be adjusted with a quick Registry hack.

1. Open the Registry Editor. (Click start click run… and type regedit.)
2. Navigate:-
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\MenuShowDelay.
The default value is 400. Set it to 0 to remove the delay completely, but if
you do that it will be nearly impossible to move the mouse fast enough
not to activate All Programs if you mouse over it enroute to your final
selection. Pick a number that suits your style, make the change, and then
test it until you find a good compromise between speed and usability.

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5. IMPROVE SWAPFILE PERFORMANCE


If you have more than 256MB of RAM this tweak will considerably improve
your performance. It basically makes sure that your PC uses every last drop
of memory (faster than swap file) before it starts using the swap file.

1. Go to Start then Run…

2. Type ―msconfig.exe‖ then ok.

3. Click on the System.ini tab.

4. Expand the 386enh tab by clicking on the plus sign.

5. Click on new then in the blank box.


Type‖ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1″

6. Click OK

7. Restart PC

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6. Place Windows Kernel into RAM!


It's a given that anything that runs in RAM will be faster than an item that
has to access the hard drive and virtual memory. Rather than have the kernel
that is the foundation of XP using the slower Paging Executive functions,
use this hack to create and set the DisablePagingExecutive DWORD to a
value of 1.

Perform this hack only if the system has 256MB or more of installed RAM!
Edit the Registry key:-
(set the value to 0 to undo this hack). Exit the Registry and reboot.
1. Open the Registry Editor. (Click start click run… and type regedit)
2. Navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
Manager\MemoryManagement
3. Set the Value data to 1 to DisablePagingExecutive and have the kernel run
in RAM.
4. Close the Registry Editor.
5. Restart your PC to take Effect.

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7. Speed Up Shutdown Times!

It's not only startup times that you'd like to speed up; you can also make sure
that your system shuts down faster. If shutting down XP takes what seems to
be an inordinate amount of time, here are a couple of steps you can take to
speed up the shutdown process:

Don't have XP clear your paging file at shutdown For security reasons, you
can have XP clear your paging file (pagefile.sys) of its contents whenever
you shut down. Your paging file is used to store temporary files and data,
but when your system shuts down, information stays in the file. Some people
prefer to have the paging file cleared at shutdown, because sensitive
information such as unencrypted passwords sometimes ends up in the file.
However, clearing the paging file can slow shutdown times significantly, so
if extreme security isn't a high priority, you might not want to clear it. To
shut down XP without clearing your paging file, run the Registry Editor and
go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
Manager\Memory Management
Change the value of ClearPageFileAtShutdown to 0. Close the Registry and
restart your computer. Whenever you turn off XP from now on, the paging
file won't be cleared, and you should be able to shut down more quickly.

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8. Enable Quicker Startups with a Boot Defragment!

There's another way to speed up XP startup: make your system do a boot


defragment, which will put all the boot files next to one another on your hard
disk. When boot files are in close proximity to one another, your system will
start faster.
On most systems, boot defragment should be enabled by default, but it may
not be on yours, or it may have been changed inadvertently. To make sure
that boot defragment is enabled on your system, run the Registry Editor and
go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOptimizeFu
nction
Edit the Enable string value to Y if it is not already set to Y. Exit the
Registry and reboot. The next time you reboot, you'll do a boot defragment.

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9. Create One-Click Shutdown and Reboot Shortcuts!


Turning off or rebooting XP involves a several-step process: click the Start
menu, choose Shut Down, and then select Shut Down or Restart. If you
want, however, you can exit or reboot much more quickly, by creating a
shortcut that enables one-click shutdowns. You can also use the shortcut to
customize the shutdown or reboot—for example, by displaying a specific
message or automatically shutting down any programs that are running.

First, create a shortcut on your desktop by right-clicking on the desktop,


choosing New, and then choosing Shortcut. The Create Shortcut Wizard
appears. In the box asking for the location of the shortcut, type shutdown.
After you create the shortcut, double-clicking on it will shut down your PC.

But you can do much more with a shutdown shortcut than merely shut down
your PC. You can add any combination of several switches to do extra duty,
like this:
shutdown -r -t 01 -c "Rebooting your PC"
Double-clicking on that shortcut will reboot your PC after a one-second
delay and display the message "Rebooting your PC." The shutdown
command includes a variety of switches you can use to customize it. Table
1-3 lists all of them and describes their use.

I use this technique to create two shutdown shortcuts on my desktop—one


for turning off my PC, and one for rebooting. Here are the ones I use:
shutdown -s -t 03 -c "See you later!"
shutdown -r -t 03 -c "You can't get rid of me that quickly!"
Table Switches you can use with shutdown Switch What it does

-s Shuts down the PC.


-l Logs off the current user.
-t nn Indicates the duration of delay, in seconds,
before performing the action.
-c "messagetext" Displays a message in the System Shutdown
window. A maximum of 127 characters can be
used. The message must be enclosed in
quotation marks.
-f Forces any running applications to shut down.
-r Reboots the PC.

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10. AUTO DELETE TEMPORARY FOLDER!


To do this Hack
Click on start and type gpedit.msc in Run command and press enter.
Or go to command prompt and type gpedit.msc.

Now Negivate:-

ComputerConfiguration/AdministrativeTemplates/WindowsComponents/
TerminalServices/TemporaryFolder

Then right click on

"Do Not Delete Temp Folder upon Exit"

Go to properties and select disable. Apply and Ok.

Now next time Windows puts a temp file in that folder it will automatically
delete it when its done!

Note:-Remember, GPEDIT (Group Policy Editor) is only available in XP


Pro.

See Picture in next page.

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11. SPEED UP BOOT BY DISABLING UNUSED PORTS!


You may have tried many tweaks like modifying windowsXP start-up
applications, prefetches, unload DLLs method,etc. And yes those methods
do work for me.
I have just accidentally found out another way to give you an extra boost in
windowsXP's boot performance. This is done by disabling your unused
devices in Device Manager. for example, if you don't have input devices that
are connected to one of your USBs or COM ports, disabling them will give
you an extra perfromance boost in booting.
Go to Control Panel -> System -> Hardware tab -> device manager Disable
devices that you don't use for your PC and then restart.
Do Dis !!
1. Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
2. Locate the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
Manager\MemoryManagement\PrefetchParameters
3. Make sure you backup the keys by exporting them to a .reg file.
4. On the EnablePrefetcher value, change the setting from 3 to 5 (decimal).
5. Close the registry editor.
6. Restart your computer.

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12. Disabling Recent Documents History!

Windows XP includes a feature that keeps track of all recent documents you
have opened or used. The idea is that you can select Start/Recent Documents
History and quickly reopen any document you have recently used. I use
many documents each day and never use the feature myself. In my opinion, I
can keep up with what I want to use without Windows XP doing it for
me.The bad thing about Recent Documents History is that Windows XP has
to calculate what should be put there each time you boot Windows, which
can slow things down. So, if you never use the Recent ocuments History, it's
a good idea to disable it. Here's how:
1. Open the Registry Editor (select Start/Run, type regedit, and click OK).
2. Navigate to :-
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mcrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Policies\Explorer.
3. Create a NoRecentDocsHistory D_WORD key. Double-click the value to
open it once it is created.
4. Set the Data Value to 1 to enable the restriction.
5. Click OK and close the Registry Editor. You'll need to restart the
computer for the change to take effect.

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13. INTERNET EXPLORER Speed up STARTUP!


If you don‘t want any home page and fast start up internet explorer. Than do
this hack.
1. Right-click on any shortcut you have to IE You should create a shortcut
out of your desktop IE icon, and delete the original icon.
2. Click Properties
3. In Target field Add ' -nohome' [with a space before the dash] after the
endquotes in the Target field.
Example
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" –nohome"
Click Apply and than OK.
Now run shortcut of internet explorer and amaze your friends.

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14. Add the open cmd prompt to folder context menus


also drives and My Computer!
Copy what's in the code which is written in green letters area to notepad and
save as cmd here.reg
After making file just double click and run the file and you will see
command Prompt in right click at startmenu system drives rightclick and in
program file also.
Don‘t include red line in code. Include only green letters.
CODE:-
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd]
@="Command Prompt"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd\command]
@="cmd.exe /k \"cd %L\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd]
@="Command Prompt"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd\command]
@="cmd.exe /k \"cd %L\""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-
3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\cmd]
@="Command Prompt"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-
3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\cmd\command]
@="cmd.exe /k \"cd %L\""
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15. Clear Unwanted Items from Add and Remove


Program menu item. I warn u by this registry hack
you r just removing program entry not program. By
this hack program will run but you can’t see the
program in add and remove programs menu.

Run the Registry Editor (REGEDIT).

Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\


CurrentVersion\ Uninstall, and remove any unwanted subkeys under
"Uninstall."

Subkey means delete whole key folder of program entry.


In this Picture suppose I want to delete Nero Entry from Add and Remove
program list. Than right click on key and delete it.

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16. Change The Default Location For Installing Apps!

When ever you install any program on your PC you will find that all
program will install on C:\Program Files to change the default location of
program file do this hack,
By this hack you can change the path of the program files to D: or other
Drive according to your Computer and you choice.
Go to :-
1. Start > Run
2. Type ―regedit‖ (without ―‖ NOOBS!)
3. Go to this directory…
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVer
sion
- Look for the value named ProgramFilesDir. by default,this value will be
C:\Program Files. Edit the value to any valid drive or folder and XP will use
that new location as the default installation directory for new programs.

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17. Change The Default Location My Documents!

Dear friends normally windows save the "My Documents" folder on your C-
drive. But when you right-click on it and go to properties, you can change
the default location where you want windows to save your Documents
folder.
Procedure to change My Documents Target:-
Step 1 - Right click on My Documents.
Step 2 - Than Click on Properties.
Step 3 - Click on Target and Change the Target of My Documents
(Coz My XP is installed in C: so I use D:\My Documents)
This hack dedicate to my Papa Lovely Papa.
I have a partition set up with just windows on it, and all my things i want to
keep are on different partitions/disks. So now I put My Documents on
another partition than where I have windows installed. If windows screws up
and you have to format your C-drive again, your documents will be spared at
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18. Creat UR Personal Screen Saver in Windows


XP!

1. Right-click an empty spot on your desktop and then click Properties.

2. Click the Screen Saver tab.

3. In the Screen saver list, click My Pictures Slideshow.

4. Click Settings to make any adjustments, such as how often the pictures
should change, what size they should be, and whether you'll use transition
effects between pictures, and then click OK.

Now your screen saver is a random display of the pictures taken from your
My Pictures folder.

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19. How to Burn Quicker in Windows XP!


Windows XP has burning software built in which can cause problems
sometimes when burning with other programs.
You can turn windows xp burning tool off like this.
Step 1 Go to Control Panel.
Step 2 Go to ―Administrative tools‖ in control panel.
Step 3 Double click on services.
Step 4 In the "services" list, double click on the IMAPI CD-Burning COM
service.
Step 5 Disabled it. And click on Apply and ok.

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20. Customise your Start Button with ur name!


First you need a tool called "Resource Hacker". This free program allows
you to change resources in any .exe file such as "Explorer.exe", which
includes the [Start] button's Label. You can visit Download.com and search
there for "Resource Hacker". Or search on Google.com
After you download it, follow the guide here:

Step 1:
A- Run "Resource Hacker" and open the file "%windir%\Explorer.exe".
B- You see a Tree of all Resources in this file, expand the "String Table"
C- Find the "start" and replace it with your own text. Then press the
[Compile Script] button.
D- Save "Explorer.exe" as "MyStart.exe" DONT save it as Explorer.exe, do
"save as…" and give it a new name.
E- Quit "Resource Hacker".

Step 2:
A - Click on the [Start] button and choose the "Run..." item from the start
menu. (Or use the shortcut key WinKey+R)
B - Type "RegEdit" in the Run "Dialog Box". And then press the [Ok] buton
to run the "Registry Editor" program.
C - Go to:
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current
Version\Winlogon" and find the "Shell" property.
D - Replace value of the "Shell" property to "MyStart.exe".
E - Quit "Registry Editor".
F - Restart your system.

Do this hack very seriously step by step otherwise your system may not run
properly.

You can change mystart.exe to yourname.exe etc.


Example Ram.exe.

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21. Display Hibernate Option on the Shut Down/Turn off


dialog!

Hibernate is one of the best feature in windows XP by which you can able to
get rid of slow shutdown an start the PC. I know your time is important and
to save you time do this hack.
For some reason, Hibernate isn't available from the default Shut Down
dialog.
To show Hibernate Button in Turn off computer Tab go to control
panelClick on power options  and Click on Hibernate and Enable
Hibernate feature by check it button.
To Hibernate Computer Click on start and turn of computer hold down n
Left or Right Shift you will see the Hibernate button.

Shortcut of hibernate is:-


To Hibernate click Alt +F4
Than shift + Enter. To Hibernate.

You can do hibernate while seeing movie. You will amaze that when you
turnon you computer movie will start from where you pause.

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22. Superfast Shutdown


Shutdown Your System in a Hurry!

If you need to shut down in a hurry-or if a frozen application prevents you


from shutting down in the normal ways-you can use the following
procedure. Be aware, however, that you won't get an opportunity to save
open documents. To perform an emergency shutdown, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to
display Task Manager. Open the Shut down menu and hold down the Ctrl
key as you click the Turn Off command. Poof! If your computer is part of a
domain, the procedure is similar. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del and then hold down
Ctrl when you click Shut Down. In this situation, you'll get a warning
message pointing out-quite correctly-that this should be used only as a last
resort.

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23. Keep Your Folders Hidden !

First create a new folder somewhere on your hard drive when you name it
hold down "Alt" and press "0160" this will create and invisible space so it
will apper as if it has no name.
Then right click in and select "Properties" select the tab "coustimize" and
select "change icon" scroll along and you should a few blanc spaces click on
any one and click ok when you hav saved the settings the folder will be
invisible to hide all your personal files.

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24. XP browsing speed up tweak


when you connect to a web site your computer sends information back and
forth, this is obvious. Some of this information deals with resolving the site
name to an IP address, the stuff that tcp/ip really deals with, not words. This
is DNS information and is used so that you will not need to ask for the site
location each and every time you visit the site. Although WinXP and
win2000 has a pretty efficient DNS cache, you can increase its overall
performance by increasing its size.

You can do this with the registry entries below:

************begin copy and paste***********


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnsca
che\Parameters]
"CacheHashTableBucketSize"=dword:00000001
"CacheHashTableSize"=dword:00000180
"MaxCacheEntryTtlLimit"=dword:0000fa00
"MaxSOACacheEntryTtlLimit"=dword:0000012d

************end copy and paste***********

make a new text file and rename it to dnscache.reg. The copy and paste the
above into it and save it. Then merge it into the registry.

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25. Create a Password Reset Disk


If you are running Windows XP Professional as a local user in a workgroup
environment, you can create a password reset disk to log onto your computer
when you forget your password. To create the disk:

Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.

Click your account name.

Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password.

Follow the directions in the Forgotten Password Wizard to create a password


reset disk.

Store the disk in a secure location, because anyone using it can access your
local user account.

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26. WinXP Clear Page file on shutdown


WINXPCPS.REG (WinXP Clear Page file on shutdown)

This Registration (.REG) file clears the Page file when you power off the
computer.
Restart Windows for these changes to take effect!
ALWAYS BACKUP YOUR SYSTEM BEFORE MAKING ANY
CHANGES!

Browse to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ System \ CurrentControlSet \


Control \ Session Manager \ Memory Management

and add the DWORD variable


"ClearPageFileAtShutdown"=dword:00000001

You can also do this without reg hacking.


Go to Control panel Administrative tools, local security policy. then go to
local policies ---> security options.
Then change the option for "Shutdown: Clear Virtual Memory Pagefile"

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27. Create a Shortcut to Lock Your Computer


Leaving your computer in a hurry but you don?t want to log off? You can
double-click a shortcut on your desktop to quickly lock the keyboard and
display without using CTRL+ALT+DEL or a screen saver.

To create a shortcut on your desktop to lock your computer:

Right-click the desktop.


Point to New, and then click Shortcut.

The Create Shortcut Wizard opens. In the text box, type the following:
rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Click Next.

Enter a name for the shortcut. You can call it "Lock Workstation" or choose
any name you like.

Click Finish.

You can also change the shortcut's icon (my personal favorite is the padlock
icon in shell32.dll).

To change the icon:

Right click the shortcut and then select Properties.


Click the Shortcut tab, and then click the Change Icon button.

In the Look for icons in this file text box, type:


Shell32.dll.
Click OK.

Select one of the icons from the list and then click OK

You could also give it a shortcut keystroke such CTRL+ALT+L. This would
save you only one keystroke from the normal command, but it could be
more convenient.

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28. Use your Windows Key


The Windows logo key, located in the bottom row of most computer
keyboards is a little-used treasure. Don't' ignore it. It is the shortcut anchor
for the following commands:

Windows: Display the Start menu


Windows + D: Minimize or restore all windows
Windows + E: Display Windows Explorer
Windows + F: Display Search for files
Windows + Ctrl + F: Display Search for computer
Windows + F1: Display Help and Support Center
Windows + R: Display Run dialog box
Windows + break: Display System Properties dialog box
Windows + shift + M: Undo minimize all windows
Windows + L: Lock the workstation
Windows + U: Open Utility Manager
Windows + Q: Quick switching of users (Powertoys only)
Windows + Q: Hold Windows Key, then tap Q to scroll thru the different
users on your PC

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29. Change your CD key


You don't need to re-install if you want to try the key out ... just do this:

1. Go to Activate Windows
2. Select the Telephone option
3. Click "Change Product Key"
4. Enter RK7J8-2PGYQ-P47VV-V6PMB-F6XPQ
5. Click "Update"

Now log off and log back in again. It should now show 60 days left, minus
the number of days it had already counted down.

Note: If your crack de-activated REGWIZC.DLL and LICDLL.DLL, you


are going to have to re-register them.

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30. Speed up the Start Menu

The default speed of the Start Menu is pretty slow, but you can fix that by
editing a Registry Key. Fire up the Registry Editor and navigate to the
following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Desktop \ MenuShowDelay

By default, the value is 400. Change this to a smaller value, such as 0, to


speed it up.

Speed up the Start Menu (Part two)


==================================

If your confounded by the slow speed of the Start Menu, even after using the
tip above, then you might try the following: Navigate to Display Properties
then Appearance then Advanced and turn off the option titled Show menu
shadow. You will get much better overall performance.

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31. Show file extensions


Ever wonder where you file extensions went? Working with files when you
can not tell what the file extension can be a huge pain in the button.In any
folder that contains files. Click on the tools menu and select folder options.
Then click on the view tab.Locate where it lists Hide extensions of known
file types and uncheck it.
Clicks apply and OK.

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32. Performance Increase through My Computer


1: Start > Right Click on My Computer and select properties.
2: Click on the "Advanced" tab
3: See the "Perfomance" section? Click "Settings"
4: Disable all or some of the following:

Fade or slide menus into view


Fade or slide ToolTips into view
Fade out menu items after clicking
Show Shadows under menus
Slide open combo boxes
Slide taskbar buttons
Use a background image for each folder type
Use common tasks in folders

There, now Windows will still look nice and perform faster

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33. Stop a Re-start Process in 3 steps


Some times we need to stop some restart process quickly. In windows XP
some times it gives auto restart warning and here is good solution for it.

1. Go to Start menu
2. Click on RUN
3. Enter the following command excluding hashcodes "shutdown -a"

its Done.

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34. WINDOWS XP HIDDEN APPS


To run any of these apps go to Start > Run and type the executable name (ie
charmap).
1) Character Map = charmap.exe (very useful for finding unusual characters)
2) Disk Cleanup = cleanmgr.exe
3) Clipboard Viewer = clipbrd.exe (views contents of Windows clipboard)
4) Dr Watson = drwtsn32.exe (Troubleshooting tool)
5) DirectX diagnosis = dxdiag.exe (Diagnose & test DirectX, video & sound
cards)
6) Private character editor = eudcedit.exe (allows creation or modification of
characters)
7) IExpress Wizard = iexpress.exe (Create self-extracting / self-installing
package)
8) Microsoft Synchronization Manager = mobsync.exe (appears to allow
synchronization of files on the network for when working offline.
Apparently undocumented).
9) Windows Media Player 5.1 = mplay32.exe (Retro version of Media
Player, very basic).
10) ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32.exe (something to do
with databases)
11) Object Packager = packager.exe (to do with packaging objects for
insertion in files, appears to have comprehensive help files).
12) System Monitor = perfmon.exe (very useful, highly configurable tool,
tells you everything you ever wanted to know about any aspect of PC
performance, for uber-geeks only )
13) Program Manager = progman.exe (Legacy Windows 3.x desktop shell).
14) Remote Access phone book = rasphone.exe (documentation is virtually
non-existant).
15) Registry Editor = regedt32.exe [also regedit.exe] (for hacking the
Windows Registry).
16) Network shared folder wizard = shrpubw.exe (creates shared folders on
network).
17) File siganture verification tool = sigverif.exe
18) Volume Contro = sndvol32.exe (I've included this for those people that
lose it from the System Notification area).
19) System Configuration Editor = sysedit.exe (modify System.ini &
Win.ini just like in Win98!).

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20) Syskey = syskey.exe (Secures XP Account database - use with care, it's
virtually undocumented but it appears to encrypt all passwords, I'm not sure
of the full implications).
21) Microsoft Telnet Client = telnet.exe
22) Driver Verifier Manager = verifier.exe (seems to be a utility for
monitoring the actions of drivers, might be useful for people having driver
problems. Undocumented).
23) Windows for Workgroups Chat = winchat.exe (appears to be an old NT
utility to allow chat sessions over a LAN, help files available).
24) System configuration = msconfig.exe (can use to control starup
programs)
25) gpedit.msc used to manage group policies, and permissions

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35. How To Change Your Ip In Less Then one


Minute
Note: - This only changes your dynamic IP address, not your ISP/IP address.
If you plan on hacking a website with this trick be extremely careful,
because if they try a little, they can trace it back

1. Click on "Start" in the bottom left hand corner of screen


2. Click on "Run"
3. Type in "command" and hit ok
You should now be at an MSDOS prompt screen.

4. Type "ipconfig /release" just like that, and hit "enter"


5. Type "exit" and leave the prompt
6. Right-click on "Network Places" or "My Network Places" on your
desktop.
7. Click on "properties"
You should now be on a screen with something titled "Local Area
Connection", or something close to that, and, if you have a network hooked
up, all of your other networks.
8. Right click on "Local Area Connection" and click "properties"
9. Double-click on the "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" from the list under the
"General" tab
10. Click on "Use the following IP address" under the "General" tab
11. Create an IP address (It doesn't matter what it is. I just type 1 and 2 until
i fill the area up).
12. Press "Tab" and it should automatically fill in the "Subnet Mask" section
with default numbers.
13. Hit the "Ok" button here
14. Hit the "Ok" button again
You should now be back to the "Local Area Connection" screen.
15. Right-click back on "Local Area Connection" and go to properties again.
16. Go back to the "TCP/IP" settings
17. This time, select "Obtain an IP address automatically" tongue.gif
18. Hit "Ok"
19. Hit "Ok" again
20. You now have a new IP address
With a little practice, you can easily get this process down to 15 seconds.

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36. To disable the stupid feature in WinXP which


tries to send a report to Microsoft every
time a program crashes you will have to do
this:
*************************************************************
Right Click on My Computer or Click on Control Panel and click on System

Click on Properties

Then click on the advanced tab

Click on the error reporting button on the bottom of the windows.

Select Disable error reporting.

Click OK

Click OK

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37. Remove/ Reset Administrator Password


Dear one,
By this hack you can remove administrator Password. I am going to show
you windows Security hole.
Beware you can‘t restore original password by this hack It works only to
remove password and create new password.
Note:-You must login as Administrator.

Steps
Right click on my computer and Click on manage.
Than click on + Sine of local Users and Groups.
Than Click on users.(you will see all accounts
Right Click on Administrator and click on Set Password…
Click on Proceed.
Enter new password and retype again to confirm new password.
If you want to reset password. Than don‘t type any password and click on
ok.
Message [The password has been Set].

Well-done Good JOB YOU have done.

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38. Turn Off System Restore to Save Space

By default, Windows XP keeps a backup of system files in the System


Volume Information
folder. This can eat up valuable space on your hard drive. If you don't want
Windows to
back up your system files:
· Open the Control Panel.
· Double-click on System.
· Click the System Restore tab.
· Check "Turn off System Restore on all drives".
· Hit Apply.
· You may now delete the System Volume Information folder.
Warning! If you turn this off you will not be able to use Windows System
Restore to
restore your system in case of failure.

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39. Turn off Indexing to Speed up XP


Windows XP keeps a record of all files on the hard disk so when you do a
search on the hard drive it is faster. There is a downside to this and because
the computer has to index all files, it will slow down normal file commands
like open, close, etc. If you do not do a whole lot of searches on your hard
drive then you may want to turn this feature off:
· Open My Computer.
· Right-click your hard drive icon and select Properties.
· At the bottom of the window you'll see "Allow indexing service to index
this disk
for faster searches," uncheck this and click ok.
· A new window will pop up and select Apply to all folders and subfolders.
It will take a minute or two for the changes to take affect but then you
should enjoy slightly faster performance.

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40. Change Drive Letters in Windows XP


When you add drives to your computer, such as an extra hard drive, a CD
drive, or a
storage device that corresponds to a drive, Windows automatically assigns
letters to the
drives. However, this assignment might not suit your system; for example,
you might have
mapped a network drive to the same letter that Windows assigns to a new
drive. When you
want to change drive letters, follow these steps:
· Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
· Under Computer Management, click Disk Management. In the right pane,
you'll see
your drives listed. CD-ROM drives are listed at the bottom of the pane.
· Right-click the drive or device you want to change, and then click Change
Drive
Letter and Paths.
· Click Change; click Assign the following drive letter, click the drive letter
you
want to assign, and then click OK.

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41. Turn off CD Auto Play


· Open My Computer.
· Right-click on your CD-ROM and choose Properties.
· Click on the Auto Play tab.
· In the drop down box you can choose the action for each choice shown in
the drop
down box.
· or Go to Start > Run > type gpedit.msc
· Go to Computer Config > Administrative Template > System.
· Double-click Turn off Autoplay.
· Enable it.

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42. Instantly Activate a Screensaver


Turn on a screensaver without having to wait by adding a shortcut to your
desktop:
Click the Start button, and then click Search.
In the Search Companion window, click All file types.
In the file name box, type *.scr
In the Look in box, choose Local Hard Drives (C or the drive where you
have system
files stored on your computer.
Click Search.
You will see a list of screensavers in the results. Pick a screensaver you
want.
You can preview it by double-clicking it.
Right click on the file, choose Send To, and then click Desktop (create
shortcut).
To activate the screensaver, double-click the icon on your desktop

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43. Take over the Screen Saver


To activate and deactivate the screen saver whenever you want, goto the
following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\S
creenSavers
Now add a new string value and name it Mouse Corners. Edit this new value
to -Y-N. Press F5 to refresh the registry. Now you can activate your
screensaver by simply placing the mouse cursor at the top right corner of the
screen and if you take the mouse to the bottom left corner of the screen, the
screensaver will deactivate.

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44. SPEEDUP FOLDER BROWSING


You may have noticed that everytime you open my computer to browse
folders that there is a slight delay. This is because Windows XP
automatically searches for network files and printers everytime you open
Windows Explorer. To fix this and to increase browsing significantly:
1. Open My Computer
2. Click on Tools menu
3. Click on Folder Options
4. Click on the View tab.
5. Uncheck the automatically search for network folders and
Printers check box
6. Click Apply
7. Click Ok
8. Reboot your computer

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45. Shutdown XP Faster


Like previous versions of windows, it takes long time to restart or shutdown
windows XP when the "Exit Windows" sound is enabled. To solve this
problem you must disable this useless sound.
· Click Start button.
· Go to settings > Control Panel > Sound and Audio devices > Sounds and
Audio Devices > Sounds.
· Then under program events and windows menu click on "Exit Windows"
sub-menu and highlight it. Now from sounds you can select, choose "none"
and then click Apply and OK.
Now you should see some improvements when shutting down your system.

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46. Turn off Indexing to Speed Up XP


Windows XP keeps a record of all files on the hard disk so when you do a
search on the hard drive it is faster. There is a downside to this and because
the computer has to index all files, it will slow down normal file commands
like open, close, etc. If you do not do a whole lot of searches on your hard
drive then you may want to turn this feature off:

· Open My Computer.

· Right-click your hard drive icon and select Properties.

· At the bottom of the window you'll see "Allow indexing service to index
this disk for faster searches," uncheck this and click ok.

· A new window will pop up and select Apply to all folders and subfolders.

It will take a minute or two for the changes to take affect but then you
should enjoy slightly faster performance.

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47. Clean Your Prefetch to Improve


performance
This is a unique technique for WinXP. We know that it is necessary to scrub
registry and TEMP files for Win9X/ME/2000 periodically. Prefetch is a new
and very useful technique in Windows XP. However, after using XP some
time, the prefetch directory can get full of junk and obsolete links in the
Prefetch catalog, which can slow down your computer noticeably.

Open C:(system drive):/windows/prefetch, delete those junk and obsolete


files, reboot. It is recommended that you do this every month.

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48. Auto Login


· Go to Start/Run, and type 'control userpasswords2'.

· From Users Tab, Uncheck "Users must enter ...."

· A dialog will allow setting a user and password to be used automatically.

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49. Add and Remove Windows Components For


Faster XP.
If you are not using windows messenger, outlook express and Fax services
than uninstall it.
Note:- you may recover all these program by XP CD.

To uninstall these Components from your PC.


Click on control panel
Than Click on ‗Add and Remove Programs‘.
Than Click on Add/Remove Windows Components. (Popup window will
appear)
Uncheck the Program which you don‘t want in your future.
Than click next.

You have done good job.

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50. If UR PC is does not show all hidden files in


System due to Virus attack than do this hack!
Find this key in your registry:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVe
rsion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden]
Modify the string value "Type" and enter "group" as value data.
After the edit is complete hit F5 to refresh, and go look in your Folder
Options TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.... in my folder options my show
hidden folders didnt appear so this is how i fixed it.
1. Open 'Run' and enter 'regedit'
2.GO TO
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersio
nExplorerAdvancedFolderHiddenSHOWALL
3. If you are missing a file unlike the NOHIDDEN folder it means you are
missing information
4. right click in the SHOWALL folder and create a new DWORD value.
Name it 'CheckedValue' and modify the value to 1.
5. Afterwards refresh and check your folder options.
Click ―Start‖ -> ―Run…‖ (or press Windows key + R)
2. Type ―regedit‖ and click ―Ok‖.
3. Find the key:-
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVer
sion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL
4. Look at the ―CheckedValue‖ key… This should be a DWORD key. If it
isn‘t, delete the key.
5. Create a new key called ―CheckedValue‖ as a DWORD (hexadecimal)
with a value of 1.
6. The ―Show hidden files & folders‖ check box should now work normally.
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51. ORIGINAL WALLPAPERS


This is more of a fun tweak than it is useful. Go to run, type regedit press ok.
when that comes up go to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Control Panel>Desktop
Now find the orginalwallpaper, right click and select modify.In the text box
type the path to the file you want to be your orginal desktop wallpaper.

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52. SUPER HIDDEN WINDOWS XP ICON


Windows XP Pro and Home contains icons for folders and files that cannot
normally be seen, you can select to view hidden files from the folder options
menu, but there are still some that remain hidden.
You can set windows to view these files as normal hidden files, so that when
you use the view hidden files and folders toggle from the folder options
menu that these will be turned on/off along with the normal hidden files.
These files are usually system files and should not be altered/deleted unless
you really know what you are doing, if you don't yet still wish to change
them I might suggest that you create back-ups of your system first.
I will personally accept no responsibility for any damage caused by using
this tweak. To view the hidden files you need to open up regedit, if you are
not sure how to do this, select run from the start menu and type in 'regedit'
without the apostrophe's. In the regedit window, expand out the groups by
clicking on the '+' next to the name in the left hand column of regedit, and
navigate to the below address.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \SOFTWARE \MICROSOFT \WINDOWS
\CURRENTVERSION \EXPLORER \ADVANCED
when you have clicked the advanced folder on the left pane, look down the
list at the titles in the right hand pane, one of those titles is
‗ShowSuperHidden' double click the title and in the window that appears set
the value to equal 1 to show the super hidden files and 0 to hide them.

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53. CD ROM STOPS AUTOPLAYING/AUTORUN


And the AutoPlay Tab has disappeared in My Computer, Devices With
Removable Storage, Right Click on CDROM, Properties.

Solution: The service: "Shell Hardware Detection" has been set to Manual or
Disabled. Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services. Return this
service to "Automatic".

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54. EASIEST WAY TO DELETE PREFETCH


1. Open notepad.exe, type ‖del c:\windows\prefetch\*.* /q ―(without the
quotes) & save as "delprefetch.bat" in c:\
2. From the Start menu, select "Run..." & type "gpedit.msc".
3. Double click "Windows Settings" under "Computer Configuration" and
double click again on "Startup" in the right window.
4. In the new window, click "add", "Browse", locate your "delprefetch.bat"
file & click "Open".
5. Click "OK", "Apply" & "OK" once again to exit.
6. Reboot your computer.

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55. How To Access Your Folders From Your


Taskbar

This is an easy way to get to the folders on your system without


having to open a Windows Explorer Window every time you want
to access files. I find it very useful to have this feature as it allows
me to access my Folders and Drives immediately and saves me a
lot of time.

This works in Windows XP:

1. Right Click an empty spot on your Taskbar (Between your Start


Button and your System Tray).
2. Click Toolbars.
3. Click New Toolbar.
4. A Small Window will Open that allows you to pick the folder
you wish to make a Toolbar. If you want to access your Desktop
Without having to minimize all your windows. Just Pick Desktop.
If you want to access ONLY your My Documents Folder, Select
that. Any folder will work for this.
5. Click OK.
The New Tool bar will appear at the bottom of your screen next to
your System Tray.

If you find this to be not useful, Repeat Steps 1 and 2 and then
check click the Toolbar you created that has a check mark next to
it.And it will disappear.

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56. How to fix corrupted files in XP


** Contents **
(1) Introduction
(2) Required
(3) Actual Tutorial
(4) Copyright Notice

// Introduction //
This tutorial has been made so people that are having problems
with corrupted files can learn how to fix them easy.

// Required //
+ Windows XP operating system
+ Windows XP cd

// Right to the tutorial //


+ Place the xp cd in your cd/dvd drive
+ Go to start
+ run
+ type in ―sfc /scannow‖ (without the ―)

Now it should all load, and fix all your corrupted file on windows
XP :) ** (c) Copyright 2003 H|LLJD00. All Rights Reserved *

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57. 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 Welcomelogin screen as well,
set the registry entry
HKEY_USERS/.DEFAULT/ControlPanel/Desktop/FontSmoothing Type to
2.

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58. Automatic Administrator Login:

Well here's the trick which you can use to prove that
Windows XP is not at all secure as multi-user operating
system. Hacking the system registry from any account
having access to system registry puts you in to the
administrator account.
Regedit 4:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"AutoAdminLogon"="1"

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59. No Shutdown:

Wanna play with your friends by removing the shutdown option


from start menu in their Computer. Just hack it down!!!
Regedit:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current
Version\Explorer
"NoClose"="DWORD: 1"

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60. How to Change Thumbnail Size and Quality


If any of you out there like to use the thumbnail view, especially
for browsing through photos and images, it can become a bit of a
drain on your system. It is possible to lower the thumbnail size and
quality by editing the following registry keys.

Open the registry and navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft \ Windows\


CurrentVersion\ Explorer

Create a new DWORD value called ThumbnailSize, and set the


value between 32 and 256.

And/or create another DWORD value called ThumbnailQuality,


and set the value between 50 and 100.

Key Details :

USER Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft \


Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer]
Value Name: ThumbnailSize
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Data Value: 32 - 256

USER Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft \


Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer]
Value Name: ThumbnailQuality
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Data Value: 50 – 100

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61. How to set search For All Files in Winxp


When you perform a search for a file in Windows XP. The default
setting is for XP to ONLY return files in the "Search Results" pane
- when they are registered file types to a program on your PC.

In other words if you are looking for a file that is NOT registered
with an application on your PC, it will not be found using the
default search settings.

However, you can turn off the default by a quick Tweak of the
registry!

Open the Registry editor (type regedit from the Run command) and
navigate to:

HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\ SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet\


Control\ContentIndex

Double-Click the value named:

FilterFilesWithUnknownExtensions
..and change the value from 0 to 1

Exit the registry editor and reboot!

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62. Remove dust

At least once a year, open the computer's cases and


blow out all the dust and debris. While you're in there,
check that all the fans are turning properly. Also
inspect the motherboard capacitors for bulging or
leaks.

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63. Do not install more then 500 fonts.

Make sure the customer has fewer than 500 type fonts
installed on their computer. The more fonts they have,
the slower the system will become. While Windows XP
handles fonts much more efficiently than did the
previous versions of Windows, too many fonts -- that is,
anything over 500 -- will noticeably tax the system.

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64. Do this when your PC hang


Have you ever been using your computer and your system sudddenly stops
responding in ways like it if you try to open something it just hangs? One
time I tried deleting a folder and it said it was in use, but it really wasn't. If
this ever happens to you, you can follow these simple steps to 'reboot' your
computer without 'rebooting' it.

Press CRTL + ALT + DEL

Goto the 'processes' tab and click explorer.exe once and then click 'end
process'.

Now, click File > New Task and type explorer.exe

Everything should be fine now! If the problem is major, I would recomend


actually shutting down then starting up again.

Another you can logoff your PC in shutdown menu.

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65. Stop Windows Messenger from Auto-Starting


If you're not a big fan of Windows Messenger simply delete the following
Registry Key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\R
un\MSMSGS

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66. No Text Icons


If you would like your desktop Icons to have no text underneath then try this
tweak:

Right click the icon and select "Rename"

Now hold the "Alt" key and type "255" and hit Enter

NOTE : It may only work with the keypad numbers and not the number keys
on top of the keyboard.

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67. Remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons


Here's how you can remove those shortcut arrows from your desktop icons
in Windows XP.
Start regedit.
Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/lnkfile
Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
You may need to restart Windows XP.

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68. Erase the swap file at shutdown


You might be concerned about someone browsing your users? swap files
and gathering up little bits of their sensitive data. A remote possibility, to be
sure, but it could happen. For that extra measure of security, go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
Manager\Memory Management

Set the ClearPageFileAtShutdown DWORD to 1. This will make shutdowns


take longer, because it overwrites everything in the swap file with zeroes.
Don‘t turn this feature on unless you have a serious security threat.

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69. XP REPAIR INSTALL


1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot
order in the system BIOS. Check your system documentation for steps to
access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options
below This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to
run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. Do not choose "To repair a
Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you do not
want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a
Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing
windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to
start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, read this Warning!!

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not
press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will
continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your Applications and
settings will remain intact.

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70. Hacking Secret


Almost all system administrators make certain changes and make the system restricted.
System Administrators can hide the RUN option, the FIND command, the entire Control
Panel, drives in My Computer like D: A: etc. They can even restrict activities of a hacker
my disabling or hiding, even the tiniest options or tools. Most commonly these
restrictions are imposed locally and are controlled by the Windows Registry. But
sometimes the smart system administrators control the activities of the hacker by
imposing restrictions remotely through the main server.Poledit or Policy Editor is a small
kewl tool which is being commonly used by system administrators to alter the settings of
a system. This utility is not installed by default by Windows. You need to install in
manually from the Windows 98 Installation Kit from the Resource Kit folder. user.dat
file that we saw earlier.The Policy Editor tool imposes restrictions on the user's system by
editing the user.dat file which in turn means that it edits the Windows Registry to change
the settings. It can be used to control or restrict access to each and every folder and option
you could ever think of. It has the power to even restrict access to individual folders,
files, the Control Panel, MS DOS, the drives available etc. Sometimes this software does
make life really hard for a Hacker. So how can we remove the restrictions imposed by the
Policy Editor? Well read ahead to learn more.You see the Policy Editor is not the only
way to restrict a user's activities. As we already know that the Policy Editor edits the
Windows Registry(user.dat) file to impose such restrictions. So this in turn would mean
that we can directly make changes to the Windows Registry using a .reg file or directly to
remove or add restrictions.

Launch Regedit and go to the following Registry Key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/CurrentVersion/Policies

Under this key, there will definitely be a key named explorer. Now under this explorer
key we can create new DWORD values and modify it's value to 1 in order to impose the
restriction. If you want to remove the Restriction, then you can simply delete the
respective DWORD values or instead change their values to 0. The following is a list of
DWORD values that can be created under the Explorer Key-:

NoDeletePrinter: Disables Deletion of already installed Printers


NoAddPrinter: Disables Addition of new Printers
NoRun : Disables or hides the Run Command
NoSetFolders: Removes Folders from the Settings option on Start Menu (Control Panel,
Printers, Taskbar)
NoSetTaskbar: Removes Taskbar system folder from the Settings option on Start
MenuNoFind: Removes the Find Tool (Start >Find)
NoDrives: Hides and does not display any Drives in My Computer
NoNetHood: Hides or removes the Network Neighborhood icon from the desktop
NoDesktop: Hides all items including, file, folders and system folders from the
DesktopNoClose: Disables Shutdown and prevents the user from normally shutting down

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NoSaveSettings: Means to say, 'Don't save settings on exit'
DisableRegistryTools: Disable Registry Editing Tools (If you disable this option, the
Windows Registry Editor (regedit.exe) too will not work.)
NoRecentDocsHistory: Removes Recent Document system folder from the Start Menu
(IE 4 and above)
ClearRecentDocsOnExit: Clears the Recent Documents system folder on
Exit.Nolnternetlcon: Removes the Internet (system folder) icon from the Desktop

Under the same key:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/CurrentVersion/Policies you can create
new subkeys other than the already existing Explorer key. Now create a new key and
name it System. Under this new key, system we can create the following new DWORD
values(1 for enabling the particular option and 0 for disabling the particular option):

NODispCPL: Hides Control Panel


NoDispBackgroundPage: Hides Background page.
NoDispScrsavPage: Hides Screen Saver Page
NoDispAppearancePage: Hides Appearance Page
NoDispSettingsPage: Hides Settings Page
NoSecCPL: Disables Password Control Panel
NoPwdPage: Hides Password Change Page
NoAdminPaqe: Hides Remote Administration Page
NoProfilePage: Hides User Profiles Page

NoDevMgrPage: Hides Device Manager Page


NoConfigPage: Hides Hardware Profiles Page
NoFileSysPage: Hides File System Button
NoVirtMemPage: Hides Virtual Memory Button

Similarly, if we create a new subkey named Network, we can add the following DWORD
values under it(1 for enabling the particular option and 0 for disabling the particular
option):
NoNetSetupSecurityPage: Hides Network Security Page
NoNelSetup: Hides or disables the Network option in the Control
PanelNoNetSetupIDPage: Hides the Identification Page
NoNetSetupSecurityPage: Hides the Access Control Page
NoFileSharingControl: Disables File Sharing Controls
NoPrintSharing: Disables Print Sharing Controls

Similarly, if we create a new subkey named WinOldApp, we can add the following
DWORD values under it(1 for enabling the particular option and 0 for disabling the
particular option):

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71. Hacking windows XP Games


Secret - Extra Balls
Instructions - Type 1max at the start of a new ball to get extra balls.
Secret - Gravity Well
Instructions - Type gmax at the start of a new game to activate the Gravity
Well.
Secret - Instant Promotion
Instructions - Type rmax at the start of a new game to go up in ranks.
Secret - Skill Shot
Instructions - Launch the ball partially up the chute past the third yellow
light bar so it falls back down to get 75,000 points. There are six yellow light
bars that are worth a varying amount of points:
First: 15,000 points
Second: 30,000 points
Third: 75,000 points
Fourth: 30,000 points
Fifth: 15,000 points
Sixth: 7,500 points
Secret - Test Mode
Instructions - Type hidden test at the start of a new ball to activate Test
Mode. No notification will be given that this is activated but you can now
left-click the mouse button and drag the ball around.
Secret - Unlimited Balls
Instructions - Type bmax at the start of a new ball. No notification will be
given that this is activated but when a ball is lost a new ball will appear from
the yellow wormhole indefinitely. Once this is activated you will be unable
to activate other secrets without restarting
FreeCell

Secret - Instant Win


Instructions - Hold down Ctrl + Shift + F10 during game play. Then you will
be asked if you want to Abort, Retry or Ignore. Choose Abort, then move
any card to instantly win.
Secret - Hidden Game Modes
Instructions - In the "Game" menu choose "Select Game". Enter -1 or -2 to
activate the hidden game modes.

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Solitaire
Secret - Instant Win

Instructions - Press Alt + Shift + 2 during game play to instantly win.


Secret - Draw single cards in a Draw Three game

Instructions - Hold down CTRL + ALT + SHIFT while drawing a new card.
Instead of drawing three cards you will only draw one.

Infinite Points

In the Windows XP version of solitaire, draw from the deck at least twice.
Hold control and drag a card down from the deck. Click the "A" key and
then let go of the left mouse key. You will get 10 points for this. Continue
doing this for infinite points!

Infinite points trick II

To do this trick, finish a game of solitaire with the time bonus option on. The
cards will start bouncing. Click on the solitaire screen and the play again box
will pop up. Select no, so the solitaire screen is just blank green. Use the
instant win cheat (Alt+Shift+2) and you will recieve the time bonus you got
last game will be added to your last game's score. For example, if your time
bonus was 5000, and your final score was 6000, after using this glitch, you
will have a score of 11000. This glitch can be used as many times as you
want.

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72. Password tip


Dear reader of this book. If you want to secure your E-mail account and
other thing than use these type of password do not create simple password
like:-
India
Gujarat
Rajasthan
Name etc. or any dictionary word Plz don‘t use that type of password

For my point of view use these type of password and ensure that your
password should atleast 15 characters long and characters should alpha
numeric as well as special character also your password should like these.

Sample of unbreakeable and strong password:-

!@#$%IndiA123AjaY

^&*()G00dm0rning15-dec-1990India (here I use zero instead of o)

Have!a!nice!dayt0!india.

So secure your mail and and use these type of password as well as security
questions put these type of password and information.

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73. Customizing the Right Click Context Menu


of the Start Menu
When you right click on the start menu, only 3 options pop up: Open,
Explore, and Find. You can add your own programs to this pop up menu(
which comes up when we right click on it.) Open Regedit and go to the
following registry key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Shell
Right click on the shell and create a new Sub Key (You can create a new
SubKey by right clicking on the Shell Key and selecting New > Key.).
Type in the name of the application you want to add to the start menu. I
want to add Notepad to the Start Menu and hence I name this new sub
key, Notepad. Now right click on the new registry key that you just
created and create yet another new key named Command. Enter the full
path of the application, in this case Notepad in the default value of
Command in the right pane. So I Modify the value of the default string
value and enter the full pathname of Notepad:
c:\wndows\notepad.exe.
Now press F5 to refresh. Now if you right click on the Start Button you
will find a new addition to the Pop Up Menu called Notepad. Clicking on it
will launch Notepad.
We can not only add but also remove the existing options in this pop up
box.
To delete the Find option, go to the following registry key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Shell\Find
Delete Find. DO NOT delete Open else you will not be able to open any
folders in the Start Menu like Programs, Accessories etc.
BMP Thumbnail As Icon
You can actually change the default BMP icon to a thumbnail version of
the actual BMP file. To do this simply goes to HKCU\Paint.Picture\Default.
In the right pane change the value of default to %1. Please note however
that this will slow down the display rate in explorer if there are too many
BMP thumbnails to display. You can use other icons too, simply enter the
pathname.To restore back to the normal change the vale of default back
to: C:\Progra~1\Access~1\MSPAINT.EXE,1.

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74. Enable/Disable Run Commands Specific to


the Registry
This tweak controls the use of the Run command on the local machine
[Start] [Run] [Regedit]
Go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Policies\Explorer
Create a DWORD value of Data Type REG_DWORD for each Run function
that will be disabled.
Modify/Create the Value Name [DisableLocalMachineRun]
Modify/Create the Value Name [DisableLocalMachineRunOnce]
Modify/Create the Value Name [DisableCurrentUserRun]
Modify/Create the Value Name [DisableCurrentUserRunOnce]
Setting for Value Data: [0 = Disabled / 1 = Enabled]
Exit Registry / Reboot

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75. Erase the swap file at shutdown


You might be concerned about someone browsing your users? swap files
and gathering
up little bits of their sensitive data. A remote possibility, to be sure, but it
could happen. For that extra measure of security, go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
Manager\Memory
Management
Set the ClearPageFileAtShutdown DWORD to 1. This will make shutdowns
take longer,
because it overwrites everything in the swap file with zeroes. Don?t turn this
feature on unless you have a serious security threat.

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76. Disable Tips


To disable Ballon tips in Windows XP do this registry tweak
Go to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current
Version\Explorer\Advanced
Create a new DWORD value, name it EnableBalloonTips, and set
it equal to 0. If EnableBalloonTips is already there and equal to 1,
set it equal to 0. Quit the registry editor, log off, and log back on.
Voila! Your computer will stop talkingdown to you.

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77. Perform a Boot Defragment


There's a simple way to speed up XP startup: make your system do a
boot defragment, which will put all the boot files next to one another
on your hard disk. When boot files are in close proximity to one
another, your system will start faster. On most systems, boot
defragment should be enabled by default, but it might not be on
yours, or it might have been changed inadvertently. To make sure
that boot defragment is enabled on your system, run the Registry
Editor and go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOptimize
Function
Edit the Enable string value to Y if it is not already set to Y. Exit the
Registry and reboot. The next time you reboot, you'll do a boot
defragment.

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78. Stop Noise

When using 3rd party burning software (eg, Nero Burning Rom) to
copy audio CD, some noise may be heard at the end of each track.
To prevent this, try thefollowing method:

1. Enter System Properties\device manager


2. Select IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
3. Double click on thee CD writer IDE channel
4. Select advance setting
5. Change the transfer mode to 'PIO Only'
6. Restart Computer

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79. Find Every File


When you search for a file in Windows Windows searches only for file
types it recognizes. Files that aren't listed in the 'Registered file types'
list are ignored.Fortunately, a simple edit of the Registry will make
Windows search for every file, regardless of its extension. Open the
Registry Editor as described above, and then navigate to and select:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Cont
entIndex.
Double-click the FilterFilesWithUnknownExtensions icon in the right
pane, change the 0 in the 'Value data' box to 1, and press Enter.To
ensure that Windows XP searches for every possible file, select All
Files and Folders under 'Type of file' in the Search Companion pane.
(If you don't see this option, click More Advanced Options.) Check
Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search
subfolders (as desired). In Windows 2000, click Search Options,
check Type, and make sure that (All Files and Folders) is selected in
the resulting drop-down menu. Check Advanced Options, and make
sure Search Subfolders is checked. Finally, to ensure that Windows
2000 finds system and hidden files, choose Tools, Folder Options
and click the View tab. In the 'Advanced settings' list, select Show
hidden files and folders. Uncheck Hide protected operating system
files (Recommended), click yes to acknowledge the warning, and
finish by clicking
OK.

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80. SOME USEFUL RUN COMMAND


Power Configuration -powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes -control printers
Printers Folder -printers
Private Character Editor -eudcedit
Quicktime (If Installed) -QuickTime.cpl
Quicktime Player (if installed) -quicktimeplayer
Real Player (if installed) -realplay
Regional Settings -intl.cpl
Registry Editor -regedit
Registry Editor -regedit32
Remote Access Phonebook -rasphone
Remote Desktop -mstsc
Removable Storage -ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests - ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) - rsop.msc
Scanners and Cameras - sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks - control schedtasks
Security Center - wscui.cpl
Services - services.msc
Shared Folders - fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows - shutdown
Sounds and Audio - mmsys.cpl
Spider Solitare Card Game - spider
SQL Client Configuration - cliconfg
System Configuration Editor - sysedit
System Configuration Utility - msconfig
System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately)- sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot)- sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) - sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting)- sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache)- sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x)-sfc/cachesize=x
System Information- msinfo32
System Properties - sysdm.cpl
Task Manager - taskmgr
TCP Tester - tcptest
Telnet Client - telnet
Tweak UI (if installed) - tweakui
User Account Management- nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager – utilman

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Accessibility Controls - access.cpl
Add Hardware Wizard - hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs - appwiz.cpl
Adobe Photoshop (if installed) - photoshop
Administrative Tools - control admintools
Automatic Updates - wuaucpl.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard - fsquirt
Calculator � calc
Certificate Manager - certmgr.msc
Character Map - charmap
Check Disk Utility - chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer - clipbrd
Command Prompt - cmd
Component Services - dcomcnfg
Computer Management - compmgmt.msc
Date and Time Properties - timedate.cpl
DDE Shares - ddeshare
Device Manager - devmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)* - directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter - dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility - cleanmgr
Disk Defragment - dfrg.msc
Disk Management - diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager - diskpart
Display Properties - control desktop
Display Properties - desk.cpl
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) - control color
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility - drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility - verifier
Event Viewer - eventvwr.msc
File Signature Verification Tool - sigverif
Findfast - findfast.cpl
Folders Properties - control folders
Fonts - control fonts
Fonts Folder - fonts
Free Cell Card Game - freecell
Game Controllers - joy.cpl

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Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) - gpedit.msc


Hearts Card Game - mshearts
Iexpress Wizard - iexpress
Indexing Service - ciadv.msc
Internet Explorer � iexplore
Internet Properties - inetcpl.cpl
IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) - ipconfig /all
IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) - ipconfig /displaydns
IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) - ipconfig /flushdns
IP Configuration (Release All Connections) - ipconfig /release
IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) - ipconfig /renew
IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re - Registers DNS) -ipconfig
/registerdns
IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) - ipconfig /showclassid
IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID) - ipconfig /setclassid
Java Control Panel (If Installed) - jpicpl32.cpl
Java Control Panel (If Installed) - javaws
Keyboard Properties - control keyboard
Local Security Settings - secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups - lusrmgr.msc
Logs You Out Of Windows - logoff( or press �window key+L� )
Microsoft Chat - winchat
Microsoft Excel � excel
Microsoft Powerpoint - powerpnt
Microsoft Word - winword
Mouse Properties � main.cpl
Minesweeper Game - winmine
Mouse Properties - control mouse
Mouse Properties - main.cpl
Nero (if installed) - nero
Network Connections - control netconnections
Network Connections - ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard - netsetup.cpl
Notepad - notepad
Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed) - nvtuicpl.cpl
Object Packager - packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator - odbccp32.cpl

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On Screen Keyboard - osk


Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) - ac3filter.cpl
Password Properties - password.cpl
Performance Monitor - perfmon.msc
Performance Monitor - perfmon
Phone and Modem Options - telephon.cpl
Power Configuration - powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes - control printers
Printers Folder - printers
Private Character Editor - eudcedit
Quicktime (If Installed) - QuickTime.cpl
Regional Settings - intl.cpl
Registry Editor - regedit
Registry Editor - regedit32
Remote Desktop - mstsc
Removable Storage - ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests - ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) - rsop.msc
Scanners and Cameras - sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks - control schedtasks
Security Center - wscui.cpl
Services - services.msc
Shared Folders - fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows - shutdown
Sounds and Audio - mmsys.cpl
Spider Solitare Card Game - spider
SQL Client Configuration - cliconfg
System Configuration Editor - sysedit
System Configuration Utility - msconfig
System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) - sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot) - sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) - sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) - sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) - sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x) -sfc /cachesize=x
System Information - msinfo32
System Properties - sysdm.cpl
System Troubleshooter � dxdiag

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Task Manager - taskmgr( or press ctrl+shift+esc� or �ctrl+alt+delete� )


Telnet Client - telnet
User Account Management - nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager - utilman
Windows Backup Utility (if installed) � ntbackup
Windows Explorer � explorer ( or press �window key+E� )
Windows Media Player � wmplayer
Windows Firewall - firewall.cpl
Windows Magnifier - magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure - wmimgmt.msc
Windows System Security Tool - syskey
Windows Update Launches - wupdmgr
Windows Version Check - winver
Windows XP Tour Wizard - tourstart
Wordpad � write

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82. Speed up your Acrobat Reader (Almoust like


notepad)
# Go to the installation folder of acrobat reader
(C:\program files\adobe\acrobat\reader\.. whatever)
# Move all the files and folders from the "plugins" directory to the
"Optional" directory. (I repeat.. cut and paste the files NOT copy &
paste).
# also makes sure that acrobat reader is not open else it will lock
the files and not allow you to move the files)

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83. Increase your Netspeed


# Go to desktop->My computer-(right click on) ->manage->->Device
manager->
Now u see a window of Device manager.
# Then go to Ports->Communication Port (double click on it and Open).
# After open u can see a Communication Port properties.go the Port Setting.
# And now increase ur "Bits per second" to 128000.and "Flow control"
change 2 Hardware.

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84. Turn Off System Beeps

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Sound,
And find the Beep and ExtendedSounds String values. Set each
value to No. Exit the Registry and reboot.
The beeps will no longer sound. Hey, your XP is no longer noisy!!

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85. Increasing Band-Width By 20%

Microsoft reserves 20% of your available bandwidth for their own


purposes like Windows Updates and interrogating your PC etc. Click
Start then Run and type "gpedit.msc" without quotes. This opens the
group policy editor. Then go to: Local Computer Policy Computer
Configuration Administrative Templates Network QOS Packet
Scheduler and then to LimitReservableBandwidth. Double click on
Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the
truth is under the 'Explain' tab i.e."By default, the Packet Scheduler
limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but
you can use this setting to override the default." So the trick is to
ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO. This will allow
the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.It works on
Win 2000 as well.

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86. Control Panel: Hide Unused Applets with the


Registry
To hide unused applets using the Registry, run the Registry Editorand go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVer
sion\ControlPanel\don't load.
The key, as its name implies, determines which Control Panel applet icons
are not loaded into the Control Panel. You'll still be able to run those applets
from the command line after you hide them; you just won't be able to see
their icons in the Control Panel.
To hide an applet, create a new String value whose name is the filename of
the applet you want to hide. For example, to hide the Mouse Control dialog
box, the String value would be main.cpl.
Control Panel applets and their filenames
Applet Filename
System Properties sysdm.cpl
Display Properties desk.cpl
Network Connections ncpa.cpl
Accessibility Options access.cpl
Control Panel applets and their filenames
Applet Filename
Add or Remove Programs appwiz.cpl
Add Hardware Wizard hdwwiz.cpl
Internet Properties Inetcpl.cpl
Region and Language Options intl.cpl
Game Controllers joy.cpl
Mouse Properties main.cpl
Sound and Audio Devices mmsys.cpl
User Accounts nusrmgr.cpl
ODBC Data Source Administrator odbccp32.cpl
Power Options Properties Powercfg.cpl
Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl
Time and Date Properties timedate.cpl
Speech Properties sapi.cpl
Create separate String values for each applet you want to hide, then exit the
Registry. The applets will vanish from the Control Panel. To make a hidden
applet appear again, delete its string value from this same registry key.

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87. Increase Internet Download Connections


Increase Simultaneous Internet Download Connections. Increases the
number of allowed simultaneous connections to ten (10).
[Start] [Run] [Regedit]
Go to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\In
ternetSettings
Modify/Create DWORD Value of Data type REG_DWORD Named
[MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server]
Setting for Value Data: [0000000a]
Modify/Create DWORD Value of Data type REG_DWORD Named
[MaxConnectionsPerServer]
Setting for Value Data: [0000000a]
Exit Registry / Reboot

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88. Change the Registered Organization/Owner


of Windows XP
This tweak allows modification of the registered owner and organization of
the Windows XP software.
Note:- This tweak has nothing to do with Windows Product Activation
(WPA) and will not allow you to register illegal XP software.
[Start] [Run] [Regedit] Go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion
Modify/Create String Value of Data type REG_SZ Named
[RegisteredOrganization] or [RegisteredOwner]
Setting for Value Data: [Modify the Values to Reflect Current Information]
Exit Registry / Reboot

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89. Enable/Disable Run Commands Specific to


the Registry
This tweak controls the use of the Run command on the local machine
[Start] [Run] [Regedit] Go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Policies\Explorer
Create a DWORD value of Data Type REG_DWORD for each Run function
that will be disabled.
Modify/Create the Value Name [DisableLocalMachineRun]
Modify/Create the Value Name [DisableLocalMachineRunOnce]
Modify/Create the Value Name [DisableCurrentUserRun]
Modify/Create the Value Name [DisableCurrentUserRunOnce]
Setting for Value Data: [0 = Disabled / 1 = Enabled]
Exit Registry / Reboot

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90. ALL DOS COMMANDS


ADDUSERS -Add or list users to/from a CSV file
ARP -Address Resolution Protocol
ASSOC -Change file extension associations
ASSOCIAT -One step file association
AT -Schedule a command to run at a later time
ATTRIB -Change file attributes
BOOTCFG -Edit Windows boot settings
BROWSTAT -Get domain, browser and PDC info
CACLS -Change file permissions
CALL -Call one batch program from another
CD -Change Directory - move to a specific Folder
CHANGE -Change Terminal Server Session properties
CHKDSK -Check Disk - check and repair disk problems
CHKNTFS -Check the NTFS file system
CHOICE -Accept keyboard input to a batch file
CIPHER -Encrypt or Decrypt files/folders
CleanMgr -Automated cleanup of Temp files, recycle bin
CLEARMEM -Clear memory leaks
CLIP -Copy STDIN to the Windows clipboard.
CLS -Clear the screen
CLUSTER -Windows Clustering
CMD -Start a new CMD shell
COLOR -Change colors of the CMD window
COMP -Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
COMPACT -Compress files or folders on an NTFS partition
COMPRESS -Compress individual files on an NTFS partition
CON2PRT -Connect or disconnect a Printer
CONVERT -Convert a FAT drive to NTFS.
COPY -Copy one or more files to another location
CSVDE -Import or Export Active Directory data
DATE -Display or set the date
Dcomcnfg -DCOM Configuration Utility
DEFRAG -Defragment hard drive
DEL -Delete one or more files
DELPROF -Delete NT user profiles
DELTREE -Delete a folder and all subfolders
DevCon -Device Manager Command Line Utility
DIR -Display a list of files and folders
DIRUSE -Display disk usage
DISKCOMP -Compare the contents of two floppy disks
DISKCOPY -Copy the contents of one floppy disk to another
DNSSTAT -DNS Statistics
DOSKEY -Edit command line, recall commands, and create macros
DSADD -Add user (computer, group..) to active directory

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DSQUERY -List items in active directory


DSMOD -Modify user (computer, group..) in active directory
ECHO -Display message on screen
ENDLOCAL -End localisation of environment changes in a batch file
ERASE -Delete one or more files
EXIT -Quit the CMD shell
EXPAND -Uncompress files
EXTRACT -Uncompress CAB files
FC -Compare two files
FDISK -Disk Format and partition
FIND -Search for a text string in a file
FINDSTR -Search for strings in files
FOR -Conditionally perform a command several times
FORFILES -Batch process multiple files
FORMAT -Format a disk
FREEDISK -Check free disk space (in bytes)
FSUTIL -File and Volume utilities
FTP -File Transfer Protocol
FTYPE -Display or modify file types used in file extension associations
GLOBAL -Display membership of global groups
GOTO -Direct a batch program to jump to a labelled line
HELP -Online Help
HFNETCHK -Network Security Hotfix Checker
IF Conditionally perform a command
IFMEMBER -Is the current user in an NT Workgroup
IPCONFIG -Configure IP
KILL -Remove a program from memory
LABEL -Edit a disk label
LOCAL -Display membership of local groups
LOGEVENT -Write text to the NT event viewer.
LOGOFF -Log a user off
LOGTIME -Log the date and time in a file
MAPISEND -Send email from the command line
MEM -Display memory usage
MD -Create new folders
MODE -Configure a system device
MORE -Display output, one screen at a time
MOUNTVOL -Manage a volume mount point
MOVE -Move files from one folder to another
MOVEUSER -Move a user from one domain to another
MSG -Send a message
MSIEXEC -Microsoft Windows Installer
MSINFO -Windows NT diagnostics
MSTSC -Terminal Server Connection (Remote Desktop Protocol)
MUNGE -Find and Replace text within file(s)
MV -Copy in-use files

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NET -Manage network resources


NETDOM -Domain Manager
NETSH -Configure network protocols
NETSVC -Command-line Service Controller
NBTSTAT -Display networking statistics (NetBIOS over TCP/IP)
NETSTAT -Display networking statistics (TCP/IP)
NOW -Display the current Date and Time
NSLOOKUP -Name server lookup
NTBACKUP -Backup folders to tape
NTRIGHTS -Edit user account rights
PATH -Display or set a search path for executable files
PATHPING -Trace route plus network latency and packet loss
PAUSE -Suspend processing of a batch file and display a message
PERMS -Show permissions for a user
PERFMON -Performance Monitor
PING -Test a network connection
POPD -Restore the previous value of the current directory saved by PUSHD
PORTQRY -Display the status of ports and services
PRINT -Print a text file
PRNCNFG -Display, configure or rename a printer
PRNMNGR -Add, delete, list printers set the default printer
PROMPT -Change the command prompt
PsExec -Execute process remotely
PsFile -Show files opened remotely
PsGetSid -Display the SID of a computer or a user
PsInfo -List information about a system
PsKill -Kill processes by name or process ID
PsList -List detailed information about processes
PsLoggedOn -Who's logged on (locally or via resource sharing)
PsLogList -Event log records
PsPasswd -Change account password
PsService -View and control services
PsShutdown -Shutdown or reboot a computer
PsSuspend -Suspend processes
PUSHD -Save and then change the current directory
QGREP -Search file(s) for lines that match a given pattern.
RASDIAL -Manage RAS connections
RASPHONE -Manage RAS connections
RECOVER -Recover a damaged file from a defective disk.
REG -Read, Set or Delete registry keys and values
REGEDIT -Import or export registry settings
REGSVR32 -Register or unregister a DLL
REGINI -Change Registry Permissions
REM -Record comments (remarks) in a batch file
REN -Rename a file or files.
REPLACE -Replace or update one file with another

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RD -Delete folder(s)
RDISK -Create a Recovery Disk
RMTSHARE -Share a folder or a printer
ROBOCOPY -Robust File and Folder Copy
ROUTE -Manipulate network routing tables
RUNAS -Execute a program under a different user account
RUNDLL32 -Run a DLL command (add/remove print connections)
SC -Service Control
SCHTASKS -Create or Edit Scheduled Tasks
SCLIST -Display NT Services
ScriptIt -Control GUI applications
SET -Display, set, or remove environment variables
SETLOCAL -Begin localisation of environment changes in a batch file
SETX -Set environment variables permanently
SHARE -List or edit a file share or print share
SHIFT -Shift the position of replaceable parameters in a batch file
SHORTCUT -Create a windows shortcut (.LNK file)
SHOWGRPS -List the NT Workgroups a user has joined
SHOWMBRS -List the Users who are members of a Workgroup
SHUTDOWN -Shutdown the computer
SLEEP -Wait for x seconds
SOON -Schedule a command to run in the near future
SORT -Sort input
START -Start a separate window to run a specified program or command
SU -Switch User
SUBINACL -Edit file and folder Permissions, Ownership and Domain
SUBST -Associate a path with a drive letter
SYSTEMINFO -List system configuration
TASKLIST -List running applications and services
TIME -Display or set the system time
TIMEOUT -Delay processing of a batch file
TITLE -Set the window title for a CMD.EXE session
TOUCH -Change file timestamps
TRACERT -Trace route to a remote host
TREE -Graphical display of folder structure
TYPE -Display the contents of a text file
USRSTAT -List domain usernames and last login
VER -Display version information
VERIFY -Verify that files have been saved
VOL -Display a disk label
WHERE -Locate and display files in a directory tree
WHOAMI -Output the current UserName and domain
WINDIFF -Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
WINMSD -Windows system diagnostics

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