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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Windows XP Trick’s

Display Your Own Error Messages

When you try to delete Microsoft Outlook from the desktop, you get the warning message

"The Outlook Desktop icon provides special functionality and we recommend that you do not

remove it." If you like, you can edit that message to display whatever you want. In the

CLSID's subkeyfor example, {00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} for Microsoft

Outlook you'll find the value Removal Message. Edit this value to whatever text you want,

and your warning message will appear whenever someone tries to delete the icon. This is just

an example. Follow the suit for customizing the error messages for other icons too!

Improved Use of System cache

Open registry by going to START-RUN and entering regedit. Navigate to the registry key

that is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager

\MemoryManagement . Look for value of "LargeSystemCache". If available, do one of the

following: If the computer is a workstation, set its value to 0. If it is a server set a value of 1.

Clean Up the "Open With" Menu

When you right-click a file, you see the menu option "Open With", which provides a list of

programs for you to open the file with. You can clean up the Open With list by using a

Registry hack. Run the Registry Editor (StartRunRegedit) and go to the key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer \FileExts.

Look for the file extension whose Open With list you want to edit and find its OpenWithList

subkey. The subkey will have an alphabetical list of String values. Open each value and

examine the value data. It will be the name of one of the programs on the Open With list .

Delete any entry you don't want to appear. Don't delete the value data; delete the String value

listing. In other words, if the value data for the String value is Winword.exe, delete the entire

string rather than just the value data. Exit the Registry.

Don't want the "Open With" Option..?

Each application's subkey in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications controls whether that

particular application will show up on the dialog box. If you want to ban a particular program

from the Open With dialog box, look for the application's subkey underneath

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications, add a String value named NoOpenWith, and leave

the value blank. There will be no more "Open With" menu for that item.

Hide All Icons in System Tray

Run the Registry Editor and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/

Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/Explorer. Create a new DWORD called

NoTrayItemsDisplay. Assign it a value of 1. (0= keep the icons displayed.) Exit the Registry

and reboot.

Increase Internet Download Connections

I have already given this trick in my last PDF file (XP Tricks& Tips). I have received many

mails asking me what the keys really meant? Now I'm bound to explain them. Let me explain

the trick once again. This trick increase Simultaneous Internet Download Connections

and increases the number of allowed simultaneous connections to a higher number. The

default value is only five connections.

Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings.

Right click on the window pane and create a DWord key with the name

"MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server" as it is without quotes. Set the value to a higher number

like 0000000a. Note that they are zeros and not alphabet 'O'.

Right click on the window pane and create another DWord key with the name

"MaxConnectionsPerServer". No quotes please. Set the value to a higher number like

0000000a. Note that they are zeros and not alphabet 'O'.

Hidden User Account

An account that is normally displayed on the Welcome screen can be hidden from view. To

log on using the account it's necessary to use the Log On To Windows dialog box similar to

the one in Windows 2000. Navigate to the following registry key:



Right Click on the right side window and create a new DWord value. Name the key, the

name of account to be hidden. For example, If I wish to hide an account called "Sandeep",

then I name the key as "Sandeep".

Set the value 0 to hide that account. Now exit the registry editor and reboot. To display the

account at a later period, visit the same key and give the value 1. Now you have an account


A shortcut to "Sleep" well

Create your own Sleep button by creating a shortcut on your desktop. In the previous PDf

release, I discussed about Shutdown and re-start shortcuts. Now it's time for a sleep. Rightclick

on the desktop. Select NewShortcut.

Type rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState in the text box as it is. Click Next. Type

Sleep in the text box and click Finish. Now when you click the Sleep icon, Windows XP will

put the computer into either Stand By or Hibernate mode depending on how the "When I

Press The Sleep Button" On My Computer setting is configured on the Advanced tab of the

Power Options Properties dialog box.


If you want to see what goes behind the Windows Startup Screen, you have to disable the

Windows boot screen. Right click "My Computer". Select "Properties". Select the

"Advanced" tab. In the "Startup and Recovery" section, click "Settings". In the "System

Startup" section, click Edit to open the boot.ini file in Notepad. You will see a line that looks

similar to the one below:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional"


To disable the Startup Screen, change the line as below:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional"

/fastdetect /sos. Note that there is a space between 'fastdetect' and '/sos'. Close Notepad, click

Yes when Notepad asks if you want to save your changes. Exit System Properties. Reboot

computer and the Startup Screen will be gone.

CD Writer is Not Fast Enough..?

Open My Computer, right-click the CD Drive icon, and then click Properties. Click the

Recording tab to display the settings. Under "Select a write Speed" Choose the "Fastest". If

still having a problem, then choose a speed like 18x or a medium speed. This will resolve

almost all the issues.


Collected By-

        Sayyad Imran S.

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