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Friday, November 30, 2012

Simple Trick to Make Windows Computer Startup Faster

Hi friends!There is a simple trick to make your Windows XP, Windows 7 computer startup process faster. Your computer will take only 10 seconds to complete startup process after implementing this trick on your windows computer. Generally a windows XP computer takes some time to complete startup process. Besides Windows 7 computer takes more time comparatively. You have to wait while starting your computer so that it completes startup process then you can continue your work.
Earlier we have discussed simple trick to Shut down computer instantly. There are simple settings in Windows XP, Windows 7 computers called StartupDelay which is set up to higher value by default. This causes some delay while making startup process on your computer. But you can assign lower values to make windows startup process faster.
You can follow simple steps given below to make your windows XP, Windows 7 computer startup process faster: -



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  • You will see a key named StartupDelay in right hand side panel. Double click on this key.
  • A new pop up settings window will open. By default, Here Value data is assigned some higher value which makes windows startup process slower. Change value data to some lower value like 30000.
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  • Now press OK.
Second Step.
Your computer initiates some processes automatically while starting windows. These programs takes some time to start and can make windows start up process slower. You can disable these extra programs which will not start automatically on windows startup.
Just follow these simple steps to disable extra programs: -
  • Go to Start >> Run
  • Type msconfig in it and press Enter.
  • A System Configuration settings windows will open. Go to General Tab and select Selective startup, Load System Services and Load startup items.
  • Now go to Startup tab. Deselect some applications or programs which you don’t want to start automatically on windows startup.
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  • Finally press Apply and OK.
  • Reboot your computers. Now It will start in approximately 10 seconds.
In this way you can make your windows computer startup process faster which will take only 10 seconds to complete startup process.


How to Disable Command Prompt (CMD) on your Windows Computer

Hi friends! You can easily Disable Command Prompt in Windows XP, Windows 7 computer. Command Prompt provides some great and must have features on any windows based computer like you can use CMD to execute batch files, ping remote servers etc. Besides these beneficial features sometimes Command Prompt can also be used by anybody stranger to harm your computer when you are sharing your PC with other users.


To overcome these problems, you need to disable Command Prompt on your computer. So you can follow these simple steps to disable command prompt on your windows computer as given below: -


  • Go to Start >> Run or press Windows key along with R
  • Type regedit in Run and hit enter.
  • Browser as Local Computer Policy >> User configuration >> Administrative Templates >> System
  • You will see an item named Prevent access to the command prompt as shown in below image.
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  • Double click on this value. This will open a pop up window.
  • Select Enabled tab from this window to disable command prompt on your windows based computer.
  • Restart your computer. Now command prompt will be disabled on your computer.
  • In this way you can disable command prompt on your Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows Vista computer to make its more secure.

How to Enable or Disable any Button on Ctrl+Alt+Del Options Screen





















Hi friends! All Windows user are well familiar with Ctrl+Alt+Del button functions on Windows computer. Ctrl+Alt+Del options can be accessed in all versions windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows Vista by pressing these three keys simultaneously. These options provide various functions like Lock computer, Log Off, Shut down, Change password and task manager etc. These functions provide various features to run any windows computer more effectively.
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Sometimes you want to edit Ctrl+Alt+Del settings to enable or disable any of these different functions from the Ctrl+Alt+Del options screen. Your purpose may be for fun or for security purposes.


To implement this trick you need to follow simple steps as given below to edit Ctrl+Alt+Del options on your windows computer: -

  • Go to Start >> Run
  • Type regedit in Run and hit Enter
  • Browse as Local Computer Policy >> User configuration >> Administrative Templates >> System
  • You will see and item named Ctrl+Alt+Del Options in the right hand side panel. Double click on this item.
  • Now you will see other items as Remove Change Password, Remove Lock Computer, Remove Task Manager. Remove Log Off etc.
  • Double click on any one item which you want to edit in Ctrl+Alt+Del options.
  • A new pop up window will open. Just select Enabled tab to remove that specific button from the Ctrl+Alt+Del options or Vice-versa.
  • Restart your computer to see the changes.
In this way you can enable or disable different buttons on Ctrl+Alt+Del options screen for fun or for improving security on your Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows Vista computer.

How To Lock A Folder Without Any Software In Windows 7 And Windows XP



Hi friends!All Does your computer is used by more than one users? Do you use to store some confidential data on your computer? Do you want to secure this data from other users? If your answer to these question is yes, you can follow simple steps given ahead to lock a folder on your computer without any software. You don’t need to purchase any software.
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Although there are some trail versions available of folder lock software but these all come with an expiry period. So these can’t be used after some time. But by using the steps  explained here, you will be able to create a folder which can be locked by password. All the data placed in this folder will be password protected. So you can place all data which you want to hide from other users in this folder. This method works 100% on all versions of Microsoft Windows operating system. Just follow the simple steps given below:-

Open Notepad on your computer.
Paste the following code in Notepad

cls
@ECHO OFF
title Folder Locker
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Locker goto MDLOCKER
:CONFIRM
echo Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N)
set/p "cho=>"
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
goto CONFIRM
:LOCK
ren Locker "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
echo Folder locked
goto End
:UNLOCK
echo Enter password to Unlock folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%==YOUR PASSWORD HERE goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Locker
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
:FAIL
echo Invalid password
goto end
:MDLOCKER
md Locker
echo Locker created successfully
goto End
:End

  •  Change the text YOUR PASSWORD HERE  in the above code with password of your choice.
  • Save As the document as XYZ.bat.  Just add .bat after file name like XYZ.bat You can assign any name instead of XYZ as per your choice.

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  • Double click on XYZ.bat file saved in above step.
  • This will generate a folder named Locker just besides the XYZ.bat file.
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  • Place all the content in this Locker folder which you want to hide from other computer users.
  • After placing all the content which you want to hide, just double click on XYZ.bat file.
  • This will prompt for your permission to lock this folder. If you want to lock that folder, type Y otherwise type N and hit Enter.
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  • Locker folder will disappear.
  • Whenever you want to see the content hidden in locker folder, just double click on XYZ.bat file.This will prompt you to enter password assigned in earlier steps.
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  • Just put the password and hit Enter.
  • Locker folder will appear again. Open Locker folder to see the content contained in it. You can add more content which you want to hide.
  • Try to keep this XYZ.bat file created above at a place which is not easily accessible to other users. You can place this .bat file in Windows system folders contained in C drive. because most of computer user don’t like to explore C drive as it contains windows system files.
  • Also try to assign a name to .bat file similar to windows system files. so this file will be ignored by a strange user like other windows system files.
  • So Hide your all valuable data in a password protected folder on your computer without any software on all versions of Windows computers. Don’t forget to share this simple trick with your friends or colleagues.