Launching the Task Manager Quickly

Sometimes to launch a Task Manager could be a problem. So it depends on the situation. Some people didn't know that the Task Manager could be launched in at least three different ways in order to make it easier to use when you need it the most. First Method: Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE and click on the 'Task Manager...' button on the Windows NT Security dialog. Second Method: Right click on the Windows NT taskbar and chose 'Task Manager...' Third Method: Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC and the Task Manager is going to be launched instantly. read more

How to Change Directories Without Typing the Whole Name

It may be rather difficult to change directories with long filenames. Use this tip to change directories easily: Simply use wildcards: in case you want change 'C:\Program Files' directory, just type cd c:\prog*     read more

Adding Your Own Tips

Are you tired of always seeing the same tips during the first logon to Windows? It is now possible to change them and write whatever you want. You can choose quotes, jokes, a to-do list or anything else you like. Open your registry. Then find the key below. Create a new string value name by increasing the amount of the existing value names. Then set it to the necessary tip text. In order to remove the created tip value, you should first highlight that value and then delete it.   (Default) REG_SZ (value not set) Z REG_SZ "Don't forget to visit ..."... read more

How to Change the Default Name and Company Information

When MS Setup is used to install a new application, a default Name and Company are displayed. In case  the details are changed or are incorrect, these values can be modified. Open your registry. Then find the key below. Change 'DefName' and 'DefCompany' values to your current Name and Company. The new default values will be used during the next install. (Default) REG_SZ (value not set) DefName REG_SZ "Joan Bloggs" DefCompany REG_SZ "ACME, Inc." HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MS Setup (ACME)\User In...   Registry Legend User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MS Setup... read more

Disabling Registry Editing Tools

This restriction is used to prevent the interactive run of the standard Microsoft registry editing tools (such as REGEDIT and REGEDT32). Warning: Careful attention should be paid to this setting because once entering it to the registry it will be impossible to undo the changes by using Regedit. Special consideration should be taken before the use of this modification in order not to lock out of the registry. Open your registry. Then find the key below. Create a new DWORD value under the name of 'DisableRegistryTools'. Registry editing functions will be disabled by setting the value to '1'.... read more

Defining the Slow Link Time-Out

This value is used in Windows for the classification of low speed and high speed connection. The default time-out is 2000 milliseconds. A connection that is slower than 2000 milliseconds is classified as a low speed link. Open your registry. Then find the key or create the key below. Either create a new DWORD value, or change the existing value that is called "SlowLinkTimeOut". Set it according to the value data below. Exist registry. In order for changes to take effect, it may be necessary to restart Windows or log out of Windows.   (Default) REG_SZ (value not set) SlowLinkTimeOut... read more

Specifying a Preferred Netware Server

By using this setting, you are permitted to indicate a default Netware.You should perform the following actions:   Open your registry; Find the key below; Create new string value named "AuthenticatingAgent"; Set it to the name of your preffered Netware server.   (Default) REG_SZ (value not set) AuthenticatingAgent REG_SZ "NETSERVER" HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NWNP32\...   Registry Legend System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NWNP32\NetworkProvider] Value Name: AuthenticatingAgent Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value) Value... read more

Increasing Network Performance and Throughput

In case you increase the number of buffers that the redirector reserves for network performance, it can increase your network throughput. Each execution thread you configure is going to take 1k of additional nonpaged pool memory, if your applications actually use them.   • Open your registry. Find the key or create the key below. • Create a new DWORD value, or modify the values that already exist. They are called: 'MaxCmds' The range is 0 - 255 and the default is 15 'MaxThreads' Set it to the same value as MaxCmds If you want to increase the value of 'MaxCollectionCount',... read more

How to open Registry

In this video you will find information that you need to know in order to open Windows Registry Editor. You must install the Flash Plugin for your Browser in order to view this movie read more

Data Recovery Rogue will Destroy Your PC!

Screenshot A recent survey showed that fake AV malware is the most widely spread tool for distributing infection amongst vulnerable computers. 58% of malware infections which targeted vulnerable computers and tried to enter them in Augus are such fake applications. Data Recovery is yet another example to prove this statement. Data Recovery pretends to be a security tool that is able to resolve all your PC security problems. All it does, however, is to make-up such problems and scare you into believing they are real. The solution the rogueware offers to infected users is to purchase its full version.... read more