Windows-Tricks

Satheesh C B | Monday, December 31, 2007 | 0 comments

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Open the Group Policy Editor by typing in gpedit.msc in the Run dialog box. Navigate to the following location User Configuration\Administrative Templates\ Windows Components\Windows Explorer
On the right side, set the “Remove the Folder Options menu item” from the Tools menu to “Not Configured”, by double-clicking
it and setting the appropriate option. If you are using Windows XP Home, you will not be able to run the Group Policy Editor, and
you will need to use the Registry Editor method, as follows.
Open the Registry Editor. Browse to the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ Explorer
Find the NoFolderOptions key and change the value to 0, assuming you have this key. If you don’t, just create it. Restart your computer.

To enable CD Autoplay feature.

Open the Group Policy Editor by typing in gpedit.msc in the Run dialog box. Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System and double on Turn Autoplay off in the right pane. The default is “Not configured”. Set it to Disabled. This only works with Windows XP Professional.
If you have XP Home Edition, open the Registry Editor and navigate toHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CDRom. Double-click the DWORD “AutoRun” in the right pane and set its value to 1. Close the Registry Editor and restart your computer

Hide The Floppy Drive

You no longer use a floppy drive these days, so there’s no reason for it to be displayed in My Computer. Open the Registry Editor and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Policies\Explorer If this key does not exist, create it. The modify or create a 32-bit DWORD

To improve startup in Windows XP

1) Click on 'Start' ---> 'Run'

2) Type 'msconfig'

3) In the System Configuration Utility select 'Selective Startup'

4) Now click on the startup tab and deselect all the items from the list which you don't want the computer to run on start up.

5) Click on Apply and then restart your computer.

Note: It may take some time to identify which items to check and which to uncheck. Some items will be easy to identify (e.g., Microsoft Office), some may be slightly confusing (e.g., realsched), and some will be hopelessly cryptic (e.g., 000StTHK or QFSSCHD110). If you cannot determine what an entry is (and therefore whether you should uncheck it or not), you may want to use a search engine to research the individual entry. Keep in mind there are some entries that you should avoid unchecking (e.g., virus scanners).

How to automatically login in Windows XP

1) Make sure there is only one user account on the computer

a) This can be found out by going to the control panel and clicking on User Accounts.

Note: Deleting user accounts will delete the user profile and DATA from the computer permanently.

2) Welcome screen should be enabled

a) Again double click on User Accounts and click on 'change the way the users log on or off'

b) Make sure the 'Use the welcome screen' is selected

3) Remove password from a user account

a) In user accounts click the only user account that exists.

b) Click on 'Remove my Password'

c) Type the password in 'Type your current password' textbox and then click on 'Remove Password'

How to Remove Content Advisor Password in Internet Explorer

The following steps will remove any password set in the Internet Explorer Content Advisor and allow you to reset the program to its original state.

1) Click on Start and choose Run.
2) Type in RegEdit and select OK.
3) Now click on the little plus sign to the left of H_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
4) Continue to drill down, always clicking on the plus sign at the left of the named key, through Software, Microsoft, Windows, Current Version and Policies.
5) Now click on the Ratings folder.

6) In the right pane of the RegEdit window, you'll see an icon called Key. Click on it and press Delete.
7) Next, choose Registry and then Exit to exit RegEdit. You've just deleted your original Content Advisor password.
8) Restart the computer and run Internet Explorer again.
9) Choose View and then Internet Options (or Options for version 3.x). For IE 5 or greater, Click on Tools, Internet Options.
10) Click on the Content tab and click on Disable. When asked for a password, don't enter anything; just click on OK. This will disable Content Advisor because there's no longer a password.

How to Fix Problems with Content Advisor Missing Information

In most cases, this problem occurs when the Ratings.pol file is damaged, follow the instructions below to fix this issue.

1) Quit Internet Explorer

2) Open My Computer, click on Tools, Folder Options

3) Click on the View tab and make sure "Show hidden files and folders" is selected, you may also want to uncheck the box next to "Hide extensions for known file types" and click Ok

4) Double click on Drive C in My Computer

5) Double click on the Windows folder and then double click on the System folder

6) Search for the file RATINGS.POL and right click on it and choose Rename. Rename it to RATINGS.OLD

7) Close out of the open Windows and then reopen Internet Explorer

8) Click on Tools, Internet Options

9) Click on the Content tab, then click on Settings

10) Type in the Supervisor password if necessary and click Ok

11) Select the Ratings options you would like and click Ok and close out of Internet Explorer

How To Change Internet Explorer Window Title Bar Text

1. Go to Start -> Run
2. Type regedit and click OK.
3. Navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
4. Right click, New and select String Value.
5. Type the string value as Window Title
6. Double click the Window Title and type the title you want in the value data.

To remove added text in Internet Explorer title bar, just delete the Window Title string value.

12) When you reopen Internet Explorer, everything should work

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