Improve your Internet speed!!!

on Saturday, August 15, 2009

Though this wont improve give you a very big acceleration; you ll certainly notice the difference.

Let me first describe you how we interact with websites. Each website has its unique webaddress as well as an ip address. It is for our convenience that the system of webaddress has been given. Else remembering something like will be a little too hard..

When we type an address in the address bar, what our computer does is actually contact a DNS server. DNS server is responsible for converting the webaddress like to something like and pass it back to our computer. Our computer then sends the webpage request directly to (Imaginary web and ip address are used here).

So if we could map the ip address and web address of the webpages you visit frequently and tell it to the computer then the first step of communicating with the DNS server will not be required. So that means faster browsing...

Now how to do that...

First open the file called hosts in a notepad..
The location of the hosts file would be \\Windows\system32\drivers\etc
If you scroll down the file, you ll be able to see something like this localhost
Do not (R) do not delete the line... or any thing in it.
Now you can start adding ... After entering the mappings as shown below(Sites required by you may be different from these), save the hosts file. localhost

Now you have bypassed DNS server for transfer between these websites..

For getting the ip address of different websites, you may go to :

How to Remove Admin Password!!!

Use with adequate caution!!! I shall not be responsible for any loss related to the use of the following contents.

Before I simply tell you how to delete the admin password of your computer and put a new one; I should tell you all about this small program which allows you to change the admin password without knowing the current one....

The name of the program is XP Password Manager..

Click here for downloading it...

Resource Hacker

on Saturday, August 8, 2009

This is another program which I found on the internet. It is basically a free program designed to help you view, modify, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables. It has an internal resource script compiler and decompiler and works on all 32 bit Windows Operating Systems.

If you are interested in knowing more about Resource Hacker, post a comment with your email address..

Want to know how many hours your machine had been running?

on Friday, August 7, 2009

I just found this information.... It can tell you the Uptime... means the difference between the current time and the time your computer was switched on... You can find many other useful information through this too...

In the run menu, type cmd

The DOS comes up... now type "systeminfo" (without quotes). Check the Uptime...

Disable Regedit!

Let me show you how easy is it to disable the Registry Editor.

Open up the Registry Editor and search for the following key


Change the value of "DisableRegistryTools" to 1 if you want to disable Registry Editor; 0 if you dont want....

Now the biggest trouble..... I have Disabled Registry Editor.... How can I enable it?? I cannot change the value of the key "DisableRegistryTools" simply because I have no access to the Registry... DO NOT WORRY... HERE IS THE SOLUTION FOR THAT...

Click Start
Open Run
Type in cmd, which will bring you the DOS interface...
Now type in the following line as it is....

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Syst­em /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Disable Recent Documents History!!

Well, this is also a very simple trick...

Open up Registry Editor. I presume that you know how to..

Locate the following key...

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Add a DWORD and name it "NoRecentDocsHistory" (without quotes). Double click the newly created key and assign it a value of 1 to disable the Recent Docs History. You can revert the value back to 0 to enable Recent Documents History...

How to Change Internet Explorer Title Name

Its another easy tweak. Open up Registry Editor by typing "regedit" (without quotes) in the Run. Locate the following entry...

How to change IE title
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

In the right hand pane, you can see a value titled "Window Title". Double click it and type in the string you like to be displayed in the Internet Explorer title...

Menus loading faster!!!

By default, after clicking the start button and selecting an option, you ll have to wait for some time for the menu to appear. I am describing a very simple Registry tweak by which you can make your menus load faster.

Click Start button. Select Run and type in "regedit" (without quotes) and press enter. Registry Editor will now be available to you.

Locate the following key...
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\
Make a new string value and name it "MenuShowDelay" (without quotes).
Double click the new string you created and give it a value of 0. Enjoy!!!

Disable USB drives!

You want your USB drives to be disabled in your computer? Or may be you want to enable it on your computer. Either ways, read on!!!

Click Start menu. Select Run. Type "regedit" (without quotes) and press enter. Registry Editor will come up.

Now go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor

Change the value of the key named "start" to 4 to disable USB drives and 3 to enable it....

How to Disable the CD Autorun

How to disable CD Autorun
Autorun do pose a serious threat to computers. No one knows which program is being loaded automatically from your CD. May be a virus, who knows!!!

The solution is to disable the Autorun. How to do it?? Read the following lines...

Click start menu and select Run.

Type in "gpedit.msc" (without quotes) and press enter.

You will be taken to the Group Policy window.

Select Administrative Templates/System

Locate the "Turn Off Autorun" and double click it. A menu will appear with which you can disable the Autorun...

How to Remove Run from the Start Menu

There are actually two ways of doing it. One is a very simple one, the other a registry tweak..

How to Remove Run from the Start Menu
1. Easiest Way. Right click the start button and click the Properties. You will get "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" menu.

Click "Customize". In the next window which is named "Customize Start Menu", deselect the "Display Run". Voila!!!!

2. The second method is editing your registry. From Start menu, click on Run. Type in "regedit" without quotes and press enter.

Now go to :HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Add a DWORD named "NoRun" (without quotes). Double click "NoRun" and assign the value "1" (without quotes) to it. You can restore the same by changing the value from 1 to 0.

Remove Find from your Start Menu!

on Sunday, August 2, 2009

If you want to disable someone else searching your computer, or if, you want his search to be painstaking.... Try this!!!

In Run type "regedit" (without quotes).
Registry Editor would come up.
At the following reference, add a DWORD value and name it "NoFind" (without quotes).

Double click "NoFind" and give it a value of 1.
This will also disable Find in Explorer window too....

The Great Renaming Challenge!!!

The great renaming challenge
In Windows XP try to rename a folder with the name "con" (no inverted commas). Not successful?? Thats possibly because "con" means console which means your monitor or screen. And since its an internal command used in DOS, you wont be allowed to do it!!!

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