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  • 1. Attractive Explorer BackgroundChange the boring white background of the folders into attractive background like any photo. It looks kool just likethis. Isnt it look so kool ?To do this thing theres a small trick to do in your computer and its so easy, then lets start.Copy the following to your text editor and save it as desktop.ini in the folder whose background you want to change.[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]iconarea_image="complete picture location"iconarea_text=0x00000000 <------- File text color can be set to any valuejust now its black.0x00ffffff for white.Run the following command in the command promptattrib +s "path of the folder"e.g. attrib +s "E:old download" will change the background of the folder "old download"It would be good to keep the file desktop.ini hidden.So right click on it > go to properties and change its atribute to hidden. Thats it.Just try it and show the kool looks of your computer to your friends. Isnt it Amazing trick?How to "Delete administrator Password" without any softwareMethod 1Boot up with DOS and delete the sam.exe and sam.log files from Windowssystem32config inyour hard drive. Now when you boot up in NT the password on your built-in administratoraccount which will be blank (i.e No password). This solution works only if your hard drive is
  • 2. FAT kind.Method 2Step 1. Put your hard disk of your computer in any other pc .Step 2. Boot that computer and use your hard disk as a secondary hard disk (Dnt boot asprimary hard disk ).Step 3. Then open that drive in which the victim’s window(or your window) is installed.Step 4. Go to location windows->system32->configStep 5. And delete SAM.exe and SAM.logStep 6. Now remove hard disk and put in your computer.Step 7. And boot your computer Secret Codes for NokiaCodes :1) *#06# For checking IMEI(international Mobile Equipment Identity)2) *#7780# Reset to factory settings3) *#0000# To view software version4) *#2820# Bluetooth device address5) *#746025625# Sim clock allowed status6) #pw+1234567890+1# Shows if ur sim as any restrictionsRecover the lost administrators password in Windows XPSlightly more work needed if you lose or forget the Windows XP administrator password.1.First reboot Windows XP in safe mode by re-starting the computer and pressing F8 repeated as thecomputer starts up.2.Then (in safe mode) click Start and then click Run. In the open box type "control userpasswords2"without the quotes - I have just used quotes to differentiate what you have to type.3.You will now have access to all the user accounts, including the administrators account and will beable to reset the lost password.4.Just click the administrators user account, and then click Reset Password.5.You will need to add a new password in the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, andconfirm by clicking OK.
  • 3. All done, you have recovered the lost adminitrators password!How to find the IP address of the sender in Yahoo! mailWhen you receive an email, you receive more than just the message. The email comes with headersthat carry important information that can tell where the email was sent from and possibly who sent it. Forthat, you would need to find the IP address of the sender. The tutorial below can help you find the IPaddress of the sender. Note that this will not work if the sender uses anonymous proxy servers.Finding IP address in Yahoo! Mail1. Log into your Yahoo! mail with your username and password.2. Click on Inbox or whichever folder you have stored your mail.3. Open the mail.4. If you do not see the headers above the mail message, your headers are not displayed. To display theheaders,* Click on Options on the top-right corner* In the Mail Options page, click on General Preferences* Scroll down to Messages where you have the Headers option* Make sure that Show all headers on incoming messages is selected* Click on the Save button* Go back to the mails and open that mail.5. You should see similar headers like this:Yahoo! headers : nameLook for Received: from followed bythe IP address between square brackets [ ]. Here, it is is be the IP address of thesender!6. Track the IP address of the senderHow to find the IP address of the sender in GmailHow to find the IP address of the sender in GmailWhen you receive an email, you receive more than just the message. The email comes with headersthat carry important information that can tell where the email was sent from and possibly who sent it. Forthat, you would need to find the IP address of the sender. The tutorial below can help you find the IPaddress of the sender. Note that this will not work if the sender uses anonymous proxy servers.Finding IP address in Gmail:1.Log into your Gmail account with your username and password.2. Open the mail.3. To display the headers,* Click on More options corresponding to that thread. You should get a bunch
  • 4. of links.* Click on Show original.4. You should get headers like this:Gmail headers : nameLook for Received: from followed by a fewhostnames and an IP address between square brackets. In this case, it is65.119.112.245.That is be theIP address of the sender!5. Track the IP address of the sender.How to find the IP address of the sender in HotmailWhen you receive an email, you receive more than just the message. The email comes with headersthat carry important information that can tell where the email was sent from and possibly who sent it. Forthat, you would need to find the IP address of the sender. The tutorial below can help you find the IPaddress of the sender. Note that this will not work if the sender uses anonymous proxy servers.Finding IP address in Hotmail1. Log into your Hotmail account with your username and password.2. Click on the Mail tab on the top.3. Open the mail.4. If you do not see the headers above the mail message, your headers are not displayed. To display theheaders,* Click on Options on the top-right corner* In the Mail Options page, click on Mail Display Settings* In Message Headers, make sure Advanced option is checked* Click on Ok button* Go back to the mails and open that mail.5. If you find a header with X-Originating-IP: followed by an IP address, that is the senders IPaddressHotmail headers : name ,In this case the IP address of the sender is []. Jump to step9.6. If you find a header with Received: from followed by a Gmail proxy like thisHotmail headers :nameLook for Received: from followed by IP address within square brackets[].In this case, the IPaddress of the sender is []. Jump to step 9.7. Or else if you have headers like thisHotmail headers : nameLook for Received: from followed by IPaddress within square brackets[].In this case, the IP address of the sender is [] (Spammail). Jump to step 9.8. * If you have multiple Received: from headers, eliminate the ones that Track the IP address of the senderTo Create Folder " CON "Without using Command Prompt.
  • 5. Here is a simple method..........Rename folder from the right click option........Now press alt and press 255 frm the right sideof the key bords i.e., num pad....where only numbers r write con and then press enter.....huh!!you ll see a con folder in ur pcand also you can delete it easily.How to Hide the drives(c:,d:,e:,...etc) in Ur ComputerThis is a great trick you can play on your friends. To disable the display of local or networked driveswhen you click My Computer.1.Go to start->run.Type regedit.Now go to:HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorerNow in the right panecreate a new DWORD item and name it NoDrives (it is case sensitive).Now modify its value and set it to 3FFFFFF (Hexadecimal) .Now restart your computer.So, now when you click on My Computer, no drives will be shown(all gone...).To enable display of drives in My Computer, simply delete this DWORD item that you created.Againrestart your computer.You can now see all the drives again. Magic........Way to get XP product CODE from CDIt really workThere is a way to get the xp product code from the cdjust explorer the cd thenopen the folder I386then open the file UNATTEND.TXT andscroll down to the last lineand it goes to show what dumbasses microsoft are u have a product code.Have fun u never need to search for a product code for xp again...!!!!Hidden unknown fact in MICROSOFT WORDBill Gates still doesnt know why it happens:Try out yourself...
  • 6. Open Microsoft Word and type=rand(200,99)and then HIT ENTER....see what wont hurt ur system!!Better BACKGROUND for Microsoft Documentation..We hav white backgrond for our doc........... as default... but v can hav a blue also.... lets hav a view1.) Open a Word Document by going to Start, All Programs, Microsoft Word.2.) From the menu bar, click Tools.3.) Select Options from the drop down menu.4.) The Options dialogue box will open. Select the General tab.5.) Now you will find a check box that says "Blue background, white text." Click to select it so that youhave a tick mark on the box.
  • 7. 6.) Click OK to save the changes and to close the options dialogue box.Now, go back to your Word document. See the difference?Yes, now it has a blue background and when you type, the text will be all white. Try this for a few daysand you should see a drastic change on the eye strain youve been experiencing.Try this for yourself and feel the difference!Make frnds scare for VIRUSOpen notepad and type this:lol=msgbox ("Warning a virus has been detected on your PC. Press YES to format your hard disk now orpress NO to format your hard disk after system reboot",20,"Warning")Then save it as Virus.VBSand go to the folder that contains it and open it if a window pops out saying a virus has been detected itsworking. Press yes or no to close the window and put it in the startup folder of the victims account.On startup the window should appear.Note: This does not harm your computer as it does not contain virus.The Yes and no button does not do anything except closing the window. And you can edit the virus in the
  • 8. sentence: Warning a virus has detected on your PC to any kind of virus eg.Trojan Horse like thislol=msgbox ("Warning a Trojan horse has been detected on your PC. Press YES to format your hard disknow or press NO to format format your hard disk after system reboot",20,"Warning")Oh in between make sure your victim does not panic and really reformat his harddisk. hahaha :) 35Nice Windows ShortCutsto gtalk windows key + escWindowsLogo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)WindowsLogo+D (Display the desktop)Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)CTRL+C (Copy)CTRL+X (Cut)CTRL+V (Paste)CTRL+Z (Undo)DELETE (Delete)SHIFT+DELETE(Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)F2 key (Rename the selected item)CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word) CTRL+LEFT ARROW(Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word) CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move theinsertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)CTRL+A (Select all)F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents opensimultaneously)ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
  • 9. F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager) Accessibility Keyboard ShortcutsRight SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager) Windows Explorer Keyboard ShortcutsEND (Display the bottom of the active window)HOME (Display the top of the active window)NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)StarWars Movie in Command PromptJust type intelnet towel.blinkenlights.nlin the Run command andwatch the episode!Get the keyboard on your desktop screen!!!!!Do you want to use an onscreen keyboard .Its simple:Just go to start press run.Now type osk andpress enter.You will get something likeHow to Restart Windows without Restarting your PCWhen you click on the SHUTDOWN button,make sure to simultaneous press SHIFT Button.If you hold the Shift key down while clicking on SHUTDOWN button,
  • 10. you computer would restart without restarting the Computer.This is equivalent to term "HOT REBOOT"."MAGIC 3"Open Microsoft Word and type=rand (200, 99)And then press ENTERThen see the magic...Facebook Chat is cool, at least it allows you to send instant messages to online Facebook contacts.However I’m not really a fan of the chat bar being at the bottom of the page, what if I’ve left Facebook butstill wants to remain chatting with my Facebook contacts? If you are using Firefox, you can place theFacebook Chat at the sidebar.Step 1Look for Bookmarks on the top navigation. Select Organize Bookmarks…Step 2Click New Bookmark... tab and enter the following: Name: Facebook Chat Location: Check Load this bookmark in sidebar.
  • 11. Step 3Launch the Firefox sidebar, click Facebook Chat and start chatting with your Facebook contacts withinFirefox.
  • 12. 1. Create an Invisible FolderCreate a New Folder.Rename this folder holding on the “Alt” key and type “0160” with Numpad. Now your folder is saved without anyname.To change the icon right click on the folder and select “Properties”. A “Properties” window will pop up. Under the“Customize” tab click on “Change Icon”.Scroll the icon list and select a blank icon. Click “Ok“. Click on “Apply” to save your setting.
  • 13. Now the new Folder is invisible. To detect your invisible folder refresh the window/desktop, your invisible folder willblink.174 Run Commands For Windows XPProgram Run CommandAccessibility Controls access.cplAccessibility Wizard accwizAdd Hardware Wizard hdwwiz.cplAdd/Remove Programs appwiz.cplAdministrative Tools control admintoolsAdobe Acrobat ( if installed ) acrobatAdobe Distiller ( if installed ) acrodist
  • 14. Adobe ImageReady ( if installed ) imagereadyAdobe Photoshop ( if installed ) photoshopAutomatic Updates wuaucpl.cplBasic Media Player mplay32Bluetooth Transfer Wizard fsquirtCalculator calcCcleaner ( if installed ) ccleanerC: Drive c:Certificate Manager cdrtmgr.mscCharacter Map charmapCheck Disk Utility chkdskClipboard Viewer clipbrdCommand Prompt cmdCommand Prompt commandComponent Services dcomcnfgComputer Management compmgmt.mscCompare Files compControl Panel control
  • 15. Create a shared folder Wizard shrpubwDate and Time Properties timedate.cplDDE Shares ddeshareDevice Manager devmgmt.mscDirect X Control Panel ( if installed ) directx.cplDirect X Troubleshooter dxdiagDisk Cleanup Utility cleanmgrDisk Defragment dfrg.mscDisk Partition Manager diskmgmt.mscDisplay Properties control desktopDisplay Properties desk.cplDisplay Properties (w/Appearance Tab control colorPreselected )Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility drwtsn32Driver Verifier Utility verifierEthereal ( if installed ) etherealEvent Viewer eventvwr.mscFiles and Settings Transfer Tool migwiz
  • 16. File Signature Verification Tool sigverifFindfast findfast.cplFirefox firefoxFolders Properties control foldersFonts fontsFonts Folder fontsFree Cell Card Game freecellGame Controllers joy.cplGroup Policy Editor ( xp pro ) gpedit.mscHearts Card Game msheartsHelp and Support helpctrHyperterminal hypertrmHotline Client hotlineclientIexpress Wizard iexpressIndexing Service ciadv.mscInternet Connection Wizard icwonn1Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl
  • 17. Internet Setup Wizard inetwizIP Configuration (Display Connection ipconfig /allConfiguration)IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /displaydnsIP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /flushdnsIP Configuration (Release All Connections) ipconfig /releaseIP Configuration (Renew All Connections) ipconfig /renewIP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re- ipconfig /registerdnsRegisters DNS)IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /showclassidIP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /setclassidJava Control Panel ( if installed ) jpicpl32.cplJava Control Panel ( if installed ) javawsKeyboard Properties control keyboardLocal Security Settings secpol.mscLocal Users and Groups lusrmgr.mscLogs You Out of Windows logoff
  • 18. Malicious Software Removal Tool mrtMicrosoft Access ( if installed ) access.cplMicrosoft Chat winchatMicrosoft Excel ( if installed ) excelMicrosoft Diskpart diskpartMicrosoft Frontpage ( if installed ) frontpgMicrosoft Movie Maker moviemkMicrosoft Management Console mmcMicrosoft Narrator narratorMicrosoft Paint mspaintMicrosoft Powerpoint powerpntMicrosoft Word ( if installed ) winwordMicrosoft Syncronization Tool mobsyncMinesweeper Game winmineMouse Properties control mouseMouse Properties main.cplMS-Dos Editor editMS-Dos FTP ftp
  • 19. Nero ( if installed ) neroNetmeeting confNetwork Connections control netconnectionsNetwork Connections ncpa.cplNetwork Setup Wizard netsetup.cplNotepad notepadNview Desktop Manager ( if installed ) nvtuicpl.cplObject Packager packagerODBC Data Source Administrator odbccp32ODBC Data Source Administrator odbccp32.cplOn Screen Keyboard oskOpens AC3 Filter ( if installed ) ac3filter.cplOutlook Express msimnPaint pbrushPassword Properties password.cplPerformance Monitor perfmon.mscPerformance Monitor perfmonPhone and Modem Options telephon.cpl
  • 20. Phone Dialer dialerPinball Game pinballPower Configuration powercfg.cplPrinters and Faxes control printersPrinters Folder printersPrivate Characters Editor eudceditQuicktime ( if installed ) quicktime.cplQuicktime Player ( if installed ) quicktimeplayerReal Player ( if installed ) realplayRegional Settings intl.cplRegistry Editor regeditRegistry Editor regedit32Remote Access Phonebook rasphoneRemote Desktop mstscRemovable Storage ntmsmgr.mscRemovable Storage Operator Requests ntmsoprq.mscResultant Set of Policy ( xp pro ) rsop.msc
  • 21. Scanners and Cameras sticpl.cplScheduled Tasks control schedtasksSecurity Center wscui.cplServices services.mscShared Folders fsmgmt.mscSharing Session rtcshareShuts Down Windows shutdownSounds Recorder sndrec32Sounds and Audio mmsys.cplSpider Solitare Card Game spiderSQL Client Configuration clicongfSystem Configuration Editor syseditSystem Configuration Utility msconfigSystem File Checker Utility ( Scan Immediately ) sfc /scannowSystem File Checker Utility ( Scan Once At Next sfc /scanonceBoot )System File Checker Utility ( Scan On Every sfc /scanbootBoot )System File Checker Utility ( Return to Default sfc /revertSettings)
  • 22. System File Checker Utility ( Purge File Cache ) sfc /purgecacheSystem File Checker Utility ( Set Cache Size to sfc /cachesize=xSize x )System Information msinfo32System Properties sysdm.cplTask Manager taskmgrTCP Tester tcptestTelnet Client telnetTweak UI ( if installed ) tweakuiUser Account Management nusrmgr.cplUtility Manager utilmanVolume Serial Number for C: labelVolume Control sndvol32Windows Address Book wabWindows Address Book Import Utility wabmigWindows Backup Utility ( if installed ) ntbackupWindows Explorer explorer
  • 23. Windows Firewall firewall.cplWindows Installer Details msiexecWindows Magnifier magnifyWindows Management Infrastructure wmimgmt.mscWindows Media Player wmplayerWindows Messenger msnsgsWindows Picture Import Wizard (Need camera wiaacmgrconnected)Windows System Security Tool syskeyWindows Script host settings wscriptWidnows Update Launches wupdmgrWindows Version ( shows your windows winverversion )Windows XP Tour Wizard tourstartWordpad writeZoom Utility igfxzoomSpeed up your internet by 20%
  • 24. Microsoft reserves 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes likeWindows Updates and interrogating your PC etcYou can get it back:Click Start then Run and type "gpedit.msc" without quotes.This opens the grouppolicy editor. Then go to:Local Computer Policythen Computer Configurationthen Administrative Templates then Network then QOS Packet Scheduler andthen to Limit Reservable Bandwidth.Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but thetruth is under the Explain tab i.e."By default, the Packet Scheduler limits thesystem to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use thissetting to override the default."So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO. This willallow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.It works on Win2000 as well.
  • 25. Hack Windows XP Login Password Hack Admin Password From User Mode Disclaimer: Use this article for eductational purpose ONLY. Follow these steps: 1. Open command prompt (Start->Run->cmd), 2. Enter the following command, then press ENTER 3. Enter the followin command, then press ENTER: compmgmt.msc This should open the computer management console. 4. Go to local users & groups->users. Right click on any user and select "set password". If you get a "access denied" do the following: start>run>cmd then use following commands 1) net user test /add (this command will make test named user) 2) net localgroup administrators test /add (this command will make test user as administrators rights) and use net user command to reset your admin. password AlternativeWhat if u dont know the password of your admin and still want to hack and change .. yea ucan do it a very easy manner.. check this. just follow the steps.. this doesnt require u to know the admin password but still u can change it.. Start >> Run >> [type]cmd // this will open your command prompt [type] net(space)user(press enter) [type] net(space)user(space)[windowsloginid](sp ace)*(press enter) // for e.g. : net user HOME *(press enter)[type] new password (press enter) and retype it (press enter).. it will show u confirmation... // caution it wont show u the password u type.. but it still types.. the blinking pointer will b there at the same place.. but it still works.. // for e.g. : password changed successfully.Excel Hotkeys - keyboard ShortcutsKeyboard Result in Excel 2000 - General
  • 26. ShortcutF1 Key HelpF2 Key Edit current CellF5 Key GotoF7 Key Spell CheckF12 Key Save file asCTRL and A Select entire worksheet.CTRL and B Toggle Bold Text. Copies the item or items selected to the Clipboard and can be pasted usingCTRL and C CTRL and V.CTRL and F Displays the Find dialog box.CTRL and H Displays the Replace dialog box.CTRL and I Toggles Italic Text.CTRL and N New File.CTRL and O Open File.CTRL and P Print.CTRL and S Save File.CTRL and U Toggles Underlined Text.CTRL and V Paste the contents of the clipboard.CTRL and X Cut the selected item.CTRL and Y Redo the last undone actionCTRL and Z Undoes the last action.
  • 27. CTRL and 1 Displays Format Cells Dialogue BoxCTRL and 5 Toggles Strikethrough TextKeyboard Shortcut Result in Excel 2000 - FormulasALT and = AutosumALT and F8 MacrosCTRL and ; Insert Current DateCTRL and : Insert Current TimeKeyboard Shortcut Result in Excel 2000 - MovementLeft Arrow One Cell Left (also SHIFT and TAB)Right Arrow One Cell Right (also TAB)Up Arrow One Cell UpDown Arrow One Cell DownHome Go to End of rowCTRL and left Arrow Go to End of ColumnCTRL and Home Go to Top of Worksheet (A1)CTRL and End Go to End of WorksheetCTRL and PAGE-DOWN Go to Next WorksheetKeyboard Shortcut Result in Excel 2000 - Cell SelectionCTRL and Spacebar Select the entire Column
  • 28. SHIFT and Spacebar Select the entire RowCTRL and A Select Entire WorksheetSHIFT and Left Cursor Select all cells to the left of the active oneSHIFT and Right Cursor Select all cells to the right of the active one
  • 29. STAR WARS MOVIECommand prompts movie..!! amazing Creation. But you need active internet connection to enjoy thismovie. It’s a star wars movie. Here is how to watch this movie :1. Go to Start > Run and type in cmd2. You will see the command prompt window . Now type in this command line.telnet towel.blinkenlights.nlAnd hit Enter. Now enjoy the Star wars Movie.Shutdown PC On your LAN Network Remote ShutdownThis trick will shutdown a selected pc from Your LAN network. You can apply this trick in your office orschool.. but i take no responsibilities fro any action. Its just for fun. Here is how to use this trick :1. Go to Start > Run and type in cmd2. You will see the command prompt window . Now type in this command line.shutdown.exe -iAnd hit Enter. You will see remote shutdown Window. If you know someone’s IP on a computer in yourLocal Area network, type in their IP Address after clicking the add button.
  • 30. 3. After entering the IP Address click OK . Now watch the person’s face as their computer shuts down.Some users have asked me that they got Access Denied error for remote shutdown. Add the user withthe privilege to force a remote shutdown on the computer you are about to Shutdown.To do this go tocontrol panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Settings. Now go to Security Settings > LocalPolicies > User Rights Assignment. Double-click on Force shutdown from a remote system in the rightpane and Click on Add User or Group. Add the computer that runs the remote shutdown command.Or you can do this go the computer you are about to Shutdowna) Go to Start > Run > type in Regedit in the dialog box and hit enterb) Go to My Computer/HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /system/currentcontrolset/control/lsac) Find “forceguest” in the right pane Double click on it to modify This entry change the value from “1″entry to “0″Some Other Fun on Command PromptAt first start command prompt from Start > Run, the type in cmd click on OK and enter the followingcommand:title your Custom MessageHere your Custom Message indicates any message. Then hit Enter check out the title bar ofthe command window. Just a cheap little trick…Here is another.. Run command prompt and type inprompt whatever you want it sayFor example if you type prompt hello your c: prompt will change to helloHow to Rename the Recycle BinTo change the name of the Recycle Bin desktop icon, open Regedit and goto:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/CLSID/{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}and change the name "Recycle Bin" to whatever you want (dont type anyquotes).Make your Folders Private
  • 31. •Open My Computer•Double-click the drive where Windows is installed (usually drive (C:), unless youhave more than one drive on your computer).•If the contents of the drive are hidden, under System Tasks, click Show thecontents of this drive.•Double-click the Documents and Settings folder.•Double-click your user folder.•Right-click any folder in your user profile, and then click Properties.•On the Sharing tab, select the Make this folder private so that only I haveaccess to it check box.Note•To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer.•This option is only available for folders included in your user profile. Folders inyour user profile include My Documents and its subfolders, Desktop, Start Menu,Cookies, and Favorites. If you do not make these folders private, they areavailable to everyone who uses your computer.•When you make a folder private, all of its subfolders are private as well. Forexample, when you make My Documents private, you also make My Music andMy Pictures private. When you share a folder, you also share all of its subfoldersunless you make them private.•You cannot make your folders private if your drive is not formatted as NTFS Forinformation about converting your drive to NTFSTurn Off Window AnimationYou can shut off the animation displayed when you minimize and maximize Windows. Open RegistryEditor and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl panel DesktopWindowMetrics. Create a newstring value MinAnimate. Set the value data of 0 for Off or 1 for On.Add Any program Of Your Choice In The Right Click Menu
  • 32. When you right click on any folder, you can haveaccess to that application, the same as using Send To and New. To add an application of your choice youneed to follow the steps given below: Goto Start-->Run. Open Registry Editor by typingregedit and pressenter. Navigate and choose: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTFoldershell. Add a new Key to the Shell Key and name it anything you like. Give it adefault value that willappear when you right click a folder, i.e. NewKey(use an & in front of any character and it will allow youto use the keyboard). Navigate and click on the registry key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTFoldershellNewKey. Now you have to add a New Key named Command and Set the (Default) value of the applicationyou want to run. For example: c:program filesinternet exploreriexplore.exe (Include the full path)Remove The Log Off Button From The Start Menu To remove theLog Offbutton from your StartMenu do the following registry tweak. NavigatetoHKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer Create anew DWORD value and name it NoLogOff. Now add the value 1to the key. Youneed to logoff or reboot for the settings to take effect.
  • 33. Disable The Booting Logo in Windows XP One can remove the boot logo that appears whenyou start Windows XP. This littletweak saves a few seconds of your boot time, but seconds count if you are serious about trying to getWindows XP up and running as quickly as possible. The only negative is that if you remove the boot logo,you will also not see any boot messages, such as check disk.To remove the boot logo, follow these steps:1. Select Start-->Run, type msconfig, and click OK.2. In the System Configuration Utility, click the BOOT.INI tab.3. On the BOOT.INI tab, click the NOGUIBOOT check box option. Click OK.4. Restart your computer to check the results.All Windows Games Cheats1. Minesweeper:
  • 34. Secret- Reveal Mines|Instructions- Minimize orclose all running applications. Launch Minesweeper, then type xyzzy. Next hold down either shift key forone second. Now when you move the mouse cursor over a Minesweeper square you will see a tinywhite pixel in the top left corner of your desktop screen. This pixel will change to black when yourmouse moves over a mine. You may need to change you desktop background to a solid color other thenwhite or black to see the pixel.2. Pinball: Secret - Extra Balls|Instructions - Type1max at the start of a new ball to get extra balls. Secret - Gravity Well|Instructions - Type gmax at the start of a new game to activate the GravityWell. Secret - Instant Promotion|Instructions - Type rmax at the start of a new game to go up inranks.
  • 35. Secret - Skill Shot|Instructions - Launch the ball partially up the chute past the third yellow lightbar so it falls back down to get 75,000 points. There are six yellow light bars that are worth a varyingamount of points: First: 15,000 points, Second: 30,000 points, Third: 75,000 points, Fourth: 30,000points, Fifth: 15,000 points, Sixth: 7,500 points. Secret - Test Mode|Instructions - Type hidden test at the start of a new ball to activate TestMode. No notification will be given that this is activated but you can now left-click the mouse buttonand drag the ball around. Secret - Unlimited Balls|Instructions - Type bmax at the start of a new ball. No notification willbe given that this is activated but when a ball is lost a new ball will appear from the yellow wormholeindefinitely. Once this is activated you will be unable to activate other secrets without restarting.3. Solitaire Secret - Instant Win|Instructions - PressAlt + Shift + 2 during game play to instantly win. Secret - Draw single cards in a Draw Three game.|Instructions - Hold down CTRL + ALT + SHIFTwhile drawing a new card. Instead of drawing three cards you will only draw one. Infinite Points. In theWindows XP version of solitaire, draw from the deck at least twice. Hold control and drag a card downfrom the deck. Click the “A” key and then let go of the left mouse key. You will get 10 points for this.Continue doing this for infinite points!4. FreeCell
  • 36. Secret - Instant Win|Instructions - Holddown Ctrl + Shift + F10 during game play. Then you will be asked if you want to Abort, Retry or Ignore.Choose Abort, then move any card to instantly win. Secret - Hidden Game Modes|Instructions - In the “Game” menu choose “Select Game”. Enter -1 or -2 to activate the hidden game.Posted by Phanse at 6:26 PM 2 comments