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Friday, 28 October 2011

How to Prevent Windows Update from Forcibly Rebooting Your Computer

Manual Registry Hack: - 
Open up regedit.exe through the start menu search box or run dialog, and navigate down to the following key, creating new keys if they don’t exist.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU


Create a new 32-bit DWORD value named NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers and give it a value of 1 to prevent automatic reboot while users are logged on. Delete the value to put things back to the way they were.
Downloadable Registry Hack: -
Just download and extract the registry hack files and double-click on WUNoAutoReboot.reg to disable automatic reboots. The other script will remove the hack.


Using Auto Reboot Remover Utility: -
If you’d rather not mess with the registry, you can use a small utility created by the guys at Intelliadmin which will make the changes for you. Just make sure you right-click and run as administrator if you are using Vista.
This hack should work for the professional or business editions of XP, Vista, or even Windows Server. I’d be interested to hear your feedback in the comments.
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Friday, 21 October 2011

How to Disable All Notification Balloons in Windows 7 or Vista

If you find the popup notification balloons in the Windows system tray to be too annoying, you might be interested to know that you can completely disable them. This would be an extreme option, of course… typically you can just turn them off in any offending applications, but if you want to disable them across the board, this is the solution. 

Manual Registry Hack: -


Open up regedit.exe through the start menu search or run box, and then browse down to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Right-click on the right-hand pane, and create a new 32-bit DWORD with the following values:
  • Name: EnableBalloonTips
  • Value: 0
You’ll have to logoff and back on in order to see the change… or to be more correct, you won’t see any popup balloons anymore.
Downloadable Registry Hack: -



Click on this above link and Download, extract, and double-click on the DisableNotificationBalloons.reg file to enter the information into the registry. There’s also an included EnableNotificationBalloons file that will reverse the change.
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    Wednesday, 19 October 2011

    How to Add Any Application to the Windows Desktop Right-Click Menu

    If you want really quick access to launch a frequently used application without putting extra icons on your desktop, you can add that application to the context menu for the desktop with a simple registry hack. Here’s how to do it.

    Adding Applications to the Desktop Context Menu: -


    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell

    1) Next, you’ll want to create a new key underneath the shell key, the name of which is exactly what is going to show up on the desktop menu. Right-click on the “shell” key, and then choose New \ Key from the menu.

    2) Give the new key the name that you want to show up on the desktop context menu. For this example we’ll be using Notepad.

    Optional: If you want to assign an “Alt” key to this menu entry for quicker access, you can change the (Default) value on the right and put an & character in front of the key you want to use. For instance, if you wanted to be able to just use the N key to launch Notepad once the desktop context menu pops up, you can do this:

    Personally I don’t find this terribly useful since you have to use the mouse to right-click on the desktop… may as well just use the mouse to click the item. Still, for completeness I’ve included it.
    3) Next you’ll need to create the command key that will actually hold the command used to launch the application. Right-click on the new Notepad key, and then choose New \ Key from the menu.

    4) Give this key the name “command” in lowercase.


    5) To complete this step you’ll need the full path to the application that you want to launch. You can use Shift + Right-Click to get the Copy as Path menu item to find this more quickly.Note: of course, for Notepad you wouldn’t need the full path, but this is just an example.


    6) Now click on “command” on the left side, and then double-click on the (Default) key in the right side to edit the string value.

    Paste in the full path to the executable that you got from the “Copy as Path” step above, or you can put in the full path yourself if you’d like.
    Once it’s done, it should look like this:

    You can add as many applications to the desktop context menu as you’d like, just repeat the steps again with a new menu item name.And right-clicking on the desktop will produce the new menu item… naturally, using this menu item should launch Notepad.
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      Wednesday, 12 October 2011

      How to Change Icon of .EXE Files



      Let’s face it: some applications just have really ugly icons. We can do something about that and change the ugly icons into something more pleasing and amp up your geek skills at the same time. Here’s how.
      Editor’s Note: You should make sure to backup the application .exe file before you modify the icon, just in case.

      Changing the Icon for an Application

      1) Download and Install a free copy of Resource Hacker into your computer. 
      2) Right click on Icon, If you have a Shortcut Icon on the Desktop then select "Open File Location" option.
      3) Right click on the Icon that you want to change and Select "Open using Resource Hacker" and a window will open like below.



      4) Click on the Action menu and click on the Replace Icon link.


      5) When the dialog pops-up click on the button to locate a new icon, this can either be a *.exe, *.dll, *.res or *.ico file.


      6) Once you have selected your icon, hit the replace button in the bottom right hand corner. Now select the File menu, and save the file.


      And now its Done! Check out your Icon now.

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      Tuesday, 4 October 2011

      How to Activate Facebook Timeline

      Facebook Timeline is actually a new way of showing your profile to other people. Why Facebook Timeline is in news nowdays is you can view your status or videos and images uploaded in previous years in just one click. This is simple, comfortable, attractive and easy. Your can upload a cover in your profile which 'll make your profile better and also the info part of your account 'll be shown on the same page as another column. So activate your Facebook Timeline beforee official release and be a member of our comunity.

      !!!Watch it in HD!!!


      Follow the below steps to Activate Facebook Timeline: - 


      1) Logon to Facebook Developers
      2) Now look at the right top corner and click on Create a new App 
      (You are not going to show this app to anybody untile you publish it!!!)
      3) Give a name and name space. 
      4) Now look at the left panel and click on Open Graph and just click on Save and Continue...
      5) After completing that, its time to go to Facebook and click on Get it now
      6) Wait for 2-3 mins while it loads your Data to timeline.
      7) You can only see the profile of friends in Timeline untile they activated it nor they can't view yours.

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