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             50XP Tips & Tricks
      1) How to change windows Xp welcome

1. First of all you need to download Resource Hacker that will open file to
download it free just go to link blow it is a useful software you can do many other
thing by using this software and it can be used in many useful tricks
2. After downloading it and uncompressing it just open its folder then run it then
go to file then open this file c:\windows\system32\logonui.exe
3. After opening this file you will see four folders there
String Table
Version Info
Just click on + sign of "String Table" then go to 1
after clicking on 1 you will see "1033"
4. Click on "1033" on right site programing will open. Now find 7, "welcome"
5. Change the welcome to your note like 7, "www.freeshadow.tk" then save as it
with name shadow.exe
6. Now click on start and open run and then write their regedit
7. After this go to this
8. On right side you will see "logonuni.exe"
9. Final step replace it with shadow.exe or chane it to shadow.exe

      2) A very small tutorial for Real Media

You may find this helpful if you donwload hundreds of short episodes in rm format
like me and tired of double-click to open next files.
Very easy. Use notepad to open a new file, type this inside:

file://link to file1
file://link to file2
(type as many as you want)

Close file. Rename it to FileName.rm
Then you`re done!!!!
I put my playlist file here: C:\Movies\7VNR
And the movie files are in C:\Movies\7VNR\DragonBall
Then inside my playlist file I`ll have something like this:

    3) Automatic Windows Installation, No key press

An unattended Windows XP/2003 install can install all your software and settings
along with Windows, and without you having to click a button or press a
key,completely automated. Learn how over here:
Make your unattended setup now!

      4) Bypass Internet Censorship

I remember not so long ago someone was asking about ways to get around and
view sites that were blocked by the administrators, or some web filtering device,
either at work or at school, hope this helps.

      5) Can’t See Secure Sites

Cant See Secure Sites
Fix the problem with seeing them secrue sites (banks or online stores) i found this
very usefull to me at my work (isp backbone support lol, at the time i was regular
support )

Any way... what u need to do is make a new notepad file and write in it the
followng DLL's.. just copy-paste these
regsvr32 SOFTPUB.DLL
regsvr32 INITPKI.DLL
regsvr32 dssenh.dll
regsvr32 Rsaenh.dll
regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32 sccbase.dll
regsvr32 slbcsp.dll
regsvr32 Cryptdlg.dll
and save it as > all file types, and make it something like securefix.bat.
then just run the file and ur problem shuld be gone.

      6) Change the Default Location for Installing Applications

As the size of hardrives increase, more people are using partitions to seperate and
store groups of files.

XP uses the C:\Program Files directory as the default base directory into which
new programs are installed. However, you can change the default installation drive
and/ or directory by using a Registry hack.

Run the Registry Editor (regedit)and go to

Look for the value named ProgramFilesDir. by default,this value will be C:\Program
Files. Edit the value to any valid drive or folder and XP will use that new location
as the default installation directory for new programs.

    7) Change the Storage Location Of 'my Documents', a bit
safer for when your PC crashes...

I just found out about this today, and I use Windows XP for some time now, so i
guess there are others out there who don't know about this yet.

But normally windows save the "My Documents" folder on your C-drive. But when
you right-click on it and go to properties, you can change the location where you
want windows to save your Documents folder.
I have a partition set up with just windows on it, and all my things i want to keep
are on different partitions/disks. So now I put My Documents on another partition
than where I have windows installed. If windows screws up and you have to
format your C-drive again, your documents will be spared at least...

      8) Clear Unwanted Items From Add and Remove

Clear Unwanted Items From Add And Remove

Run the Registry Editor (REGEDIT).
Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\
Uninstall, and remove any unwanted subkeys under "Uninstall."
    9) CMD Prompt here, add to folder context menu
windows Xp

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add the open cmd prompt to folder context menus
also drives and My Computer

copy what's in the code area to notepad and save as cmd here.reg


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Command Prompt"

@="cmd.exe /k \"cd %L\""

@="Command Prompt"

@="cmd.exe /k \"cd %L\""

@="Command Prompt"

@="cmd.exe /k \"cd %L\""

       10) Convert Stubborn Webpage to PDF

I have come across some websites that i wanted to save the page for later review.
I found that i was having some problems with certain sites. I found a way around
what you need:adobe acrobat 6 pro or better
there may be a simpler way to do this but i found that this works:
when at a webpage that you want to copy (YOU MUST BE USING IE AND HAVE
intensity bar to the far left, now click on adobe acrobat icon to convert webpage to
.pdf document. I have yet to find a webpage where this trick does not work.

      11) Create A Personal Screen Saver In Win Xp!

This isn’t a tweak, but a great little feature! For a great way to put your digital
photos to work, try creating a slide show presentation for use as a screen saver.
Here's how:
1. Right-click an empty spot on your desktop and then click Properties.

2. Click the Screen Saver tab.

3. In the Screen saver list, click My Pictures Slideshow.

4. Click Settings to make any adjustments, such as how often the pictures should
change, what size they should be, and whether you'll use transition effects
between pictures, and then click OK.

Now your screen saver is a random display of the pictures taken from your My
Pictures folder.

    12) Disable Compression on Xp, NTFS partition, Disk

On an NTFS partition, Disk Cleanup can compress old files
to save space. But calculating the savings and performing
the compression often take a long time, and on some systems,
Disk Cleanup hangs during the process. If that happens, or if
you don't care to wait, use this Registry tweak to disable the
compression: Delete the key
CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Compress Old Files.

      13) Disable the Send Error Report, to Microsoft

To disable the stupid feature in WinXP which tries to send a report to Microsoft
every time a program crashes you will have to do this:
Open Control Panel
Click on Performance and Maintenance.
Click on System.
Then click on the advanced tab
Click on the error reporting button on the bottom of the windows.
Select Disable error reporting.
Click OK.

    14) Dos User - No Boot Dos Disk, No Edit.com, How to
create Imp Files

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Hello Dear friends
This is a simple but most forgotton command to create
files like config.sys and autoexec.bat files, well heres it...
Even if u dont have a dos boot disk u can work ur way
to some extent.
At c:\ prompt
copy con config.sys
devicehigh=c:\dos\emm386.exe ram
last drive=z
then press CTRL + z
press enter
Config.sys file will be created.
Similarly u can create autoexec.bat
@echo off
lh mouse
lh doskey
Press CTRL + Z

    15) Download Music and Video with, media Player9, quick
and easy!

Heres a simple trick i discovered while using media player
Find a site that lets you play music or videos using media player
e.g. ringtones/mp3 and so on.

when media player loads and is playing your music/video click File then Save
Media As..

select a place to save to and rename file if you wish but dont change File Type
leave it as Internet Cache then click save.
your music/video will then download quicker than normal download speed and you
will then have your file in the location you set.

BUT this won't work with every site so dont panic just try another

It has worked for me on several sites that allow you to listen to music or watch
videos online

      16) Downloading Windows Media Streams

Downloading Windows Media Streams
Look for the video source URL in the webpage source code and copy it:
user posted image
To view the source code, r-click on the webpage that plays the video and select
"view source." If unable to do so, just close the window and in the main Internet
Explorer (IE) window, click the History icon or press Ctrl+H. Look for the same
webpage on the left pane. On the menu, click View > View source.

Paste the video source url in Windows Media Player. (File > Open URL... )
Let the video play now. When the correct title appears on the play list pane, r-click
on it and selects "Properties."
Select the source url and copy it:
user posted image
Tongue. if Paste this url in Flash get to download the video clip.

      17) Easily Disconnect-reconnect From Broadband
Easily Disconnect-reconnect From Broadband

it's pretty easy.. this is for ppl who dont know how to do this already..

makes it just as easy to disconnect and reconnect on broadband as it is on dialup.

simply open up network connections, and drag your connection to your quick
launch / desktop wherever.

      18) Exploseek, a simple tool to find music on the net

Exploseek, a simple tool to find music on the net
Why should I use Exploseek ?

Exploseek is a nice simple tool to find music on the net. It is possible to use the
major search engines to type your queries, but if you use this tool it will be much
easier as some of you have probably seen already. We always try to improve the
queries, if possible, and will update it at random times. Further you don't need to
install a peer-to-peer program with possible spyware and other security issues, the
price to pay is that you will not always find as much as such a program, but on a
lucky day you find a load of music.

     19) Fire fox Tweaks

Firefox Tweaks




http://www.tweakfactor.com/articles/tweaks/firefoxtweak/ **Very good**

     20) Flash get Broadband Tweak
Flashget Broadband Tweak

Just double-click on the FlashGetRegTweak.reg file to enter the tweak into the
registry. This tweak will allow up to 100 simultaneous file downloads, each split
into a max of 30 parts. Previous defaults were 8 & 10 respectively.
     1. Works for dialup but not really advantageous.
     2. Restart your computer to feel the full advantage of this tweak.
here it is
just copy to notepad
rename to Iwillsinglehandedlykillallthebandwidthfromtheserversidownloadfrom.reg

"Max Parallel Num"="100"

     21) Free X-box Live!

Anyone here think about getting xbox live but not have enough money to pay for
the starter kit...
You can now get it without paying a cent (that is if you have a free 2 month trial)
First go to http://www.xbconnect.com/downloads.php and download the current
version of XBConnect...
Secondly you must get a Ethernet cable and connect your X-BOX to your router (if
you have, you MUST have one BTW)
Thirdly install and open xbconnect. Create a new account .......
Fourthly go on www.xbox.com/live and sign in your .NET passport and create a
profile for xbox live

Fifthly open your xbox with a xbox live supported game and follow the setup for
xbox live ....
And YOUR DONE!!!!!

     22) Get In Windows 2000 As Administrator

Get in windows 2000 as Administrator.
> NOTE: Requires a boot disk.
> Get the command prompt and go to C:\winnt\sytem32\config\ and do
the following commands:
> attrib -a -r -h
> copy sam.* a:\
> del Sam.*
> reboot the computer. there should be no administrator password.
just put in administrator and hit enter. replace the sam files to
restore the password to hide intrusion.

     23) Go to Windows updates anonymously

Would you like to use the Windows Update feature without being forced to register
with Microsoft? OK then, this is what you can do:

Launch good ol' Regedit.
Go down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion.
Look for a value named RegDone. If it isn't there create a new value with that
Right click the new value and choose Modify. Make the value 1.
Close Regedit and

     24) Google Crack Search

just type crack: app name
example: crack: flashget 1.6a


     25) How 2 Find EVERYTHING uploaded on Rapidshare

How 2 Find EVERYTHING uploaded on Rapidshare
All rapidshare.de Downloads:

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Apps Rapidshare.de Downloads:

Movies rapidshare.de Downloads:

     26) How do I remove an extra operating system from by

If you have more then one operating system installed or wish
to remove an operating system from the boot menu, you can use the following
1.Click on Start, Control Panel, System, Advanced.
2.Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings.
3.Under Default Operating System, choose one of the following:

"Microsoft Windows XP Professional /fastdetect"
"Microsoft Windows XP Home /fasdetect"
"Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional /fastdetect"

4.Take the checkmark out of the box for "Time to display a list of Operating
5.Click Apply and Ok, and reboot the system.
*If you wish to edit the boot.ini file manually, click on the button "EDIT"

       27) How Long Has Your XP System Been Running

How Long Has Your System Been Running?
Here's how you verify system uptime:
Click Start | Run and type cmd to open a command prompt.
At the prompt, type systeminfo
Scroll down the list of information to the line that says System Up Time.
This will tell you in days, hours, minutes and seconds how long the system has
been up.

Note: that this command only works in XP Pro, not in XP Home. You can, however,
type net statistics workstation at the prompt in Home. The first line will tell you
the day and time that the system came online.

       28) How To Add Your Own Windows Tips

re you sick of seeing the same tips again and again when you first logon to
Windows? Now you can change them to whatever you want, whether it's quotes,
jokes or a to-do list, anything is possible.

Open your registry and find the key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\
Explorer\ Tips
Create a new string valued named by incrementing the existing value names and
set it to the required tip text.

eg. 32 - Dont forget to Visit ShareOrDie.com

   29) How To Block Websties Without Software, block

How To Block Websties Without Software, block websites
1] Browse C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc
2] Find the file named "HOSTS"
3] Open it in notepad
4] Under " localhost" Add www.sitenameyouwantblocked.com ,
and that site will no longer be accessable.
5] Done!

-So- localhost www.blockedsite.com

-->www.blockedsite.com is now unaccessable<--
For every site after that you want to add, just add "1" to the last number in the
internal ip ( and then the addy like before.

IE: www.blablabla.com www.blablabla.com www.blablabla.com

      30) how to burn quicker in windows xp
windows xp has burning software built in which can cause problems sometimes
when burning with other programs.

you can turn windows xp burning tool off like this.

Go to "administrative tools" in the control panel.

In the "services" list, disable the IMAPI CD-Burning COM service.

      31) How To Convert File System, fat - fat32 to ntfs

How To Convert File System, fat - fat32 to ntfs
open a dos prompt and give the command
convert d: /fs:ntfs
this command would convert your d: drive to ntfs.
if the system cannot lock the drive, you will be prompted to convert it during next
Normally you should select yes.

Conversion from fat/fat32 to ntfs is non-destructive, your data on the drive will
NOT be lost.

Be aware that converting to ntfs will make that partition of your
drive unreadable under dos unless you have ntfs utilites to do so.

      32) How To Delete Those Persistent Nasty Files

How To Delete Those Persistent Nasty Files

For those who use some other character map other than standart US ASCII, there
sometimes happen some files, who has some nasty characters in its name, which
appears in your Windows Explorer but when you try to delete it, it says system
cannot find the file. In order to delete -or rename, whichever you like- that nasty
file, you can use any ftp client with a visual GUI, like WS-FTP or so. In the ftp
client's browser window, go to the folder containing that file and edit/delete it in

      33) how to execute chm files in linux

how to execute chm files in linux
download the following rpms on ur pc:-
and also install them in the same sequence. using the command:-
rpm -ivh <package name>
Note:- i am giving the path of packages for fedora cpre 3. if want for any other os
take a look at the following sites.
chmlib:- http://dag.wieers.com/packages/chmlib/
wxGTK:- ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/dag/
xchm: - platform independent for all redhat's.............

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     34) How to Extend the life of the yousendit download

Step 1:
If you havn't already done so, pick the file you want to send
Step 2:
Plug in your own email as the recipient's (A good way is to get a Gmail account. If
you need one, PM me.) ,
select the file to send (up to 1GB).
Step 3: (The most important)
The normal is 25 downloads per file and then they disable it.
Here's what you do -
copy and paste this:


in front of the yousendit link it self.. so basicallly it will look like this when you are

      35) How To Find Ftp's The Easy Way'

How To Find Ftp's The Easy Way'
I use google cuz its the best search engine en everyone can acces .
The easiest search quote is "index of ..."
Some kind of examples are:

index of ftp/ +mp3
index of ftp/ +divx
index of ftp/ +"whateveryouwant"
Google has many operators that should help you to specify your search
There are also lots of advanced operators available
here are a few:

allintitle: "index of ftp/mp3"

try to combine things and maybe u'll find something

      36) How to find MP3's real quickly

Another good way of finding MP3s (or other formats) is using Google and typing
the following:
parent + directory + mp3 + OR + wma+ #dido#

Replace #dido# by whatever artist you wish to find, for example:

parent + directory + mp3 + OR + wma+ #Lamb#

You should get plenty of dirs with MP3s or WMA files (you could add OGG, etc, to
the query). Cheers.
    37) How To Increase Download Speeds By 100-200

First of all download this wonderful program:
Then when u start trhe program goto settings goto cable modem or dsl whatevcer
u have.

Go to MaxMTU and set it to 1500 this is optimal anything above this will not work
as well.
Thats bout it!! Enjoy the speed!!

      38) How To optimize DSL-CABLE connection speed

How To optimize DSL-CABLE connection speed

First, u need to goto Start, then run. Type in regedit in the box. Next, goto the
folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\VxD\MSTCP
Now, find the string DefaultRcvWindow . Now, edit the number to 64240 then
restart your computer. There you go. High speed cable modem now with out
dloading a program. Original value is 373360

      39) How to remove the Links folder in IE Favorites

If you're one of the many people that NEVER use the "links" folder in your
favorites and can't keep windows for re-creating it. Here's how:
[Start] [Run] [Regedit]

Registry Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Internet Explorer\

Modify/Create the Value Data Type(s) and Value Name(s) as detailed below.

Data Type: REG_SZ [String Value] // Value Name:


Value Data: [Set the String Value to a blank string]

Open Internet Explorer and manually delete the Links folder from Favorites Menu.
The Links folder will not be recreated. Exit Registry and Reboot.
    40) How To Rename Extensions With Ease, with a
Renamer.bat file!

You all downloaded some game or app once that was 50 parts big, and you had to
rename them all from .bmp to .rar to extract them.

You can easily create a batch file that does that for you.
Open Notepad
fill in the notepad:
ren *.bmp *.rar

Ofcourse, you have to edit these two extensions to fit the files you want to
convert. Save this file as renamer.bat and run it in the directory where you want
to rename your downloads.

      41) How To Rename Multiple Files In Winxp

XP lets you rename files in bulk by simply selecting multiple files within Windows
Explorer and pressing the F2 key. When you use this feature, the OS applies the
name you enter to the first file and applies the same name with a number in
parentheses to the other files you selected (the file extensions remain

For example, if you select the following files,
* notes.doc
* figures.xls
* disney.jpg
* holiday.gif

and rename the first file (notes.doc) to SoD.doc, XP renames the remaining files
as follows:
* SoD (1).xls
* SoD (2).jpg
* SoD(3).gif

      42) How to save Windows xp updates

Go to the Windows Update web site.
In the left pane, under Other Options, select “Personalize Windows Update”.
Under “Set Options for Windows Update”, select the checkbox for “Display the Link
to Windows Update Catalog under ‘See Also’”, then click “Save Settings”.
Go back to the Windows Update web site.
In the left pane, under “See Also”, select “Windows Update Catalog”.
Select “Find Updates for Microsoft Operating Systems”.
Select the operating system and language of your choice.
Select “Critical Updates and Service Packs”.
Select all of the patches you’d like to download, then click on “Go to download
basket” to download them.

      43) How To See Hidden Files, Using Dos

at command prompt just type
dir /ah
if the list is too long u can use
dir /ah/p/w

      44) How To Use You Gmail With Msn Messenger

i think all of you know it but if someone dont than here it is
go to this page:

enter you gmail account as the email address
fill all the other blanks and continue the registration
go to your gmail account and verify the registration and know sign in with msn

actually this works will all emails not only gmail

      45) Want To Download Torrent File By Using Google

Want To Download Torrent File By Using Google
Simple way...just type:

*ur file name* filetype:torrent
You must not write ( * ) when you search....
ANTIVIRUS KASPERSKY filetype:torrent

      46) Using Google for searching e-books
Google has some fantastic potential for you to find whatever you are after on the
To search for a book / program / file perhaps try the following.
Go to Google's search page and use the following criteria in the search dialog
intitle:index.of? file extension Name of item
e.g. intitle:index.of? chm syngress

This will hopefully give you a listing of all websites that google has cached that
contain references to files in CHM format that are published by SYNGRESS.
I use in Google

+("index of") +("/ebooks"|"/book") +(chm|pdf|zip|rar) +syngress
allinurl: +(rar|chm|zip|pdf|tgz) Syngress

      47) To Get And Show The Ip Via Javascript
To Get And Show The Ip Via Javascript

To show the ip via JavaScript
var ip= '<!--#echo var="REMOTE_ADDR"-->';
document.write("Your IP Address is :"+ip+" ");
To show IP via ASP

$remote_address = getenv("REMOTE_ADDR");
echo "Your IP address is $remote_address.";
$browser_type = getenv("HTTP_USER_AGENT");
echo "You are using $browser_type.";

      48) Tip for shutdown windows – virus

Try to open:
Run -> cmb -> shutdown -a
This prevent the shutdown.
 create a new shortcut.. then write;
shutdown -s -t 0 = this is for shut down in 0 seconds (t = time s=shutdown)
shutdown -r -t 0 = same but this is for restart comp. in 0 seconds..
(only for windows xp)
in win.98 this is different; we were wrote rundll32.exe -s or something like this..i
couldnt remember right now..

      49) Speeding up menus in XP

Go to Start --> Run --> Regedt32

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Locate the key called "MenuShowDelay" and it is probably set to 400.
Change that value to 150.

Reboot your computer.

You should notice a slight increase in the speed of your menus

     50) Rename 'recycle Bin' To Whatever You Want

1. Start, Run, 'Regedit'.
2. Press 'Ctrl'+'F' to open find box and type 'Recycle Bin' to search.
3. Change any value data with 'Recycle Bin' to whatever name you want to give it
( ie, like 'Trash Can' or 'Dump' etc).
4. Press F3 to continue searching for 'Recycle Bin' and change wherever you come
across 'Recycle Bin' to new its new name.
5. Repeat step 4 until you have finished with searching and changed all values to
its new name.
6. Close regedit and hit F5 on desktop to see the new name on screen.

Note: As a good practice, always backup your registry before changing anything
although changing 'Recycle Bin' name is a simple tweak and doesnt affect anything

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