Showing posts with label Tricks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tricks. Show all posts

Friday, 16 August 2013

Decrease the Starting time of your computer:

Some times after 'logging in' into your user account you may feel that your computer is taking a little more time to start up. Whenever you start your computer your processor checks for your registry and locates the needed software.This process is done as soon as you press the power button on your CPU.

After that your processor looks for your wallpapers customizes it creates all your shortcuts and customizes your computer just to the same way the last time you shut it down. This time taken by your processor can be minimized to a great extent.

Just do the following:

>>
Press 'start' and 'R' button on your keyboard


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You will go to Run


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Type 'regedit' and press enter


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This will open the 'Registry editor'


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Look for the key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
'

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Double click on 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
'

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Look for 'SYSTEM
'

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Double click on 'SYSTEM'


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Look for 'CurrentControlSet
'

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Double click on 'CurrentControlSet
'

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Look for 'Control'


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Double click on 'Control'

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Look for 'ContentIndex
'

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Double click on 'ContentIndex
'

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In the right pane look for 'StartupDelay'


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Double click on 'StartupDelay'


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This will open a new dialogue box 'Edit DWORD Value
'

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In the Base section select 'Decimal'


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Its default value is 4800000 (75300:Hexadecimal)


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Change it to 40000


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Close the registry editor and restart your computer

Windowskey Shortcuts

>> WINKEY+D :Bring desktop to the top of other windows

>> WINKEY+M :Minimize all windows

>> WINKEY+SHIFT+M :Undo the minimize done by WINKEY+M and WINKEY+D

>> WINKEY+E :Open Microsoft Explorer

>> WINKEY+Tab :Cycle through open programs on taskbar

>> WINKEY+F :Displays the search/find feature of Windows

>> WINKEY+Ctrl+F :Display the search for computer window

>> WINKEY+F1 :Displays Microsoft Windows help feature

>> WINKEY+R :Open the Run Window

>> WINKEY+Pause/break :Open the System Properties window

>> WINKEY+U :Open Utility Manager

>> WINKEY+L :Lock the Computer(Only for Windows XP and later versions)

Invisible Folder

I found this awesome trick a few days back when one of my friends told me to find a folder locker software. I found the folder locker software but the decryption of the password was very easy so I started looking for an alternate method when I found a way to make an invisible folder in Windows XP. Hope you guys will find this interesting.

Make your folders invisible-

>>Right Click on the desktop make a new folder

>>Now rename the folder with a space(You have to hold ALT key and type 0160).

>>Now you have a folder with out a name.

>>Right click on the folder>properties>customize. Click on change icon.

>>Scroll a bit, you should find some empty spaces, Click on any one of them.

There you go your invisible folder is ready to store your confidential data.

Speed up your Boot Time

If your system is using Windows Vista or XP as an operating system and your computer has a 
multi-core processor like Intel core 2 Duo or AMD Turion.
it is possible to speed up boot time by using multiple processors 
during the boot of your system.

When you enable the following setting on your system Windows uses multiple processors duiring the boot sequance
causing a faster boot of your computer rather than the slow boot using a single processor boot sequance.

>>Click on 'Start' and then 'Run'

>>In the run dialoge box type msconfig and hit enter

>>Select the BOOT.INI tab

>>Select the line multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=option /fastdetect

>>Click on Advanced Options button below

>>A new window named BOOT.INI Advanced Options will open

>>Tick on /NUMPROC=

>>The default value in the value box will be 1 change it to 2

>> Reboot your system