Category: Windows tricks


If an essential Windows file gets whacked by a virus or otherwise corrupted, restore it from the Windows CD. Search the CD for the filename, replacing the last character with an underscore; for example, Notepad.ex_. If it’s found, open a command prompt and enter the command EXPAND, followed by the full pathname of the file and of the desired destination: EXPAND D:\SETUP\NOTEPAD.EX_ C:\Windows\NOTEPAD.EXE. If either pathname contains

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Because of the security features built into Windows XP, it is virtually impossible to get back into the system without the password.
You have several options to try and get around this problem.
If you have access to another user account with administrator rights, you can use that account to change the password
of the account that is locked out. You can also use the default Administrator account that is built into Windows XP.
First you need to boot the system into Safe Mode.
1.Restart your system.
2.When you see the blue Dell globe or screen, press the ( F8 ) key about 3 times a second.
3.You should get the Windows startup menu. Use the (Up or Down) arrow keys to highlight (SafeMode)
4.Press (Enter) on (Safe Mode), then press (Enter) on (Windows XP).
5.The system should boot to Safe Mode.
Once you are at the Account Log on Screen, click on the icon
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How to modify *.exe files

learn how to change *.exe files, in 5 easy steps:

1) Don’t try to modify a prog by editing his source in a dissasembler.Why?
Cause that’s for programmers and assembly experts only.

try to view it in hex you’ll only get tons of crap you don’t understand.
First off, you need Resource Hacker(last version). It’s a resource editor-
very easy to use, You can download it at h**p://www.users.on.net/johnson/resourcehacker/

2) Unzip the archive, and run ResHacker.exe. You can check out the help file too

3) You will see that the interface is simple and clean. Go to the menu FileOpen or press Ctrl+O to open a file. Browse your way to the file you would like to edit. You can edit *.exe, *.dll, *.ocx, *.scr and *.cpl files, but this tutorial is to teach you how to edit *.exe files, so open one.

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How To Copy A Dvd Which Will Play On A X Box

HOW TO COPY A DVD WHICH WILL PLAY ON A X BOX

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED:

DVD decrypter

DAEMON TOOLS

DVD2ONE

NERO 5.5.10 or above.

1. Rip the DVD in ISO mode with DVD decrypter to your hdd.

(mode=ISO-read)

2. Right click DEAMON TOOLS icon on your desktop

virtual cd/dvd rom

Device 0 [k] no media

Mount Image – ISO file

3. Make a main folder ( title MOVIE ) on your desktop.

make 2 subfolders in it VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS

4. Open DVD2ONE. choose movie only or entire disc.

source – drive you mounted in step 2 (VIDEO_TS)

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How To Remove and Add Right-Click Menu Items from Files and Folders

Removing Items

A lot of programs you install will add themselves to the right-click menu of your files and/or folders. And most times, you have no choice in the matter and, as a result, your right-click menu can get very long with added items you don’t even use. Fortunately you can easily remove those unwanted menu items, if you know the registry values to edit. And Continue reading

Scheduled Tasks – Defrag, how to set up scheduled defrags

oi m8s i figured this out because i ran into problems with trying to get windows task manager to defrag my hardrive at a certain time by only using built in tools.

Step 1

open up notepad (or favorite editor) and type:

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First the safety rules

The inside of a computer is a bad place full of electricity and sharp edges.

On the electricity side always when working on you computer make sure that it’s still plugged in to the power socket and the power is turned off, this is to ensure that any static

From you is discharged through the earth. The inside of most computer cases are unfinished metal and has very sharp Continue reading

How to hack/change your Windows XP Boot Screen

HACKING THE XP BOOT SCREEN

This is a very simple trick to do if you have done the same for the logon screen and the start button. There are 2 ways to do this trick that I know about one is doing it manually and the other is using a program called bootxp. I am going to tell you the manual way to do it, but if you want to know the other way just let me know, so I can do an update to the guide. Now once you have downloaded your ntoskrnl.exe file save it a general location so that you will have easy Continue reading

How to take ownership of files and folders

What if you can have Take Ownership option straight under your right click context menu ? Don’t you think it will be faster and easier to change ownership? If answer is yes then here is method to get Take Ownership option under to right click menu.

Add “Take Ownership” Option in Right Click Context Menu

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How to delete undeletable files

Method 1
* Open a command prompt
* Navigate to the location where the locked file is
* Press CTRL-ALT-DEL, click on “task manager”, select the Processes tab
* Kill the explorer.exe process via the “End Process” button
* Go back to the command prompt and delete the file

command= “del filename or foldername” without quotes
* Bring up the task manager windows again
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