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FREE VAT Calculator for XP Win 32(Useful)

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Write A Batch File To Start Program In Startup

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You can start your computer applications automatically and control the sequence of the programs when your computer comes up. Here we consider you want to run three different applications (WordPad, calculator, and notepad)and minimized automatically with sequence at windows startup. However, you can write a batch file to do the job for you. Open any text editor like notepad and type the following command. start /min wordpad.exe start /min calc.exe start /min notepad.exe Now choose the option, Save As to save this file with .bat extension. For example filename.bat. Now Right- click on Start button and choose open > Double click Programs > here open Startup folder. Now drag your .bat file in the Startup folder and close the dialog box. Next time When you restart the computer, WordPad, Calc will start first and then Notepad. You won't see the batch file run because you told it to run minimized.

How to show your favorite name in windows Taskbar?

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In windows XP, you can create a great fun for others by using this trick. You can display your name or any other favorite word in windows taskbar just beside the digital time area and you can surprise your friends to show them your name in windows taskbar. If you have some knowledge to edit the windows control panel settings then you can do it very easily and next time you can reverse these changes same as you done. Follow the given steps to display the name in windows task bar:
To use this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights. First click on windows Start button> Setting then click on Control Panel option.


Here double click on "Regional and Language Options" to edit the Regional default settings. >

Now click on Customize button under the "Standard and formats" area, here a new dialog box title will open with "Customize Regional Options".


Select "Time" tab on the "Customize Regional Options"…

How to restore the windows XP to a previous working state?

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Today tip is very useful to recover the windows XP problems and then restore it in previous working state. You can recover the windows critical components and return your computer to earlier state without loss of personal data using windows XP built-in system restore feature. With new programs being installed, viruses infecting and spyware creates problem in your browsers it is not unusual for your computer to suddenly stop behaving correctly. So you can perform the windows recovery process and return your computer to earlier state within a minute. Follow the given steps to run System Restore wizard:To use this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights. First click on Start button> All programs> Accessories> System Tools then click on System Restore.


Now a "Welcome to System Restore" wizard will start, first read the detail instruction on left side of the page. On right side of the page, click on "Restore my computer to an ea…

How to hide user account from the windows XP welcome screen?

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Today tip is very useful particularly for expert users who want to create hidden or backup user accounts in windows XP. This trick permits an account that is normally displayed on the Welcome screen to be hidden from view. To hide the specific user account from the welcome screen, you need to create a special value under windows registry key.   Follow the given steps to hide any specific user account on welcome screen: To use this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights. Click Start button and type regedit in Run option then press Enter for next.


Here locate the location to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList


Here in right side panel, right click to create a new DWORDValue with the name of account to be hidden - the name matches the users name exactly.

To modify the "Value data" information as DWORD Value 0 to hide the account and 1  to display the user then click on Ok button.

No…

What is a Web Accelerator ?

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Today a special tip for those who are still using any slow dial-up internet connection due to unavailability of any broadband connection in their area. The Web Accelerator application designed to provide the full acceleration for your routine web sites browsing. With the help of Web Accelerator you can browse your internet 4 to 6 times faster than normal dial-up connection. Basically this services compressing the website text data, images and heavy graphics to open or download this data with high speed. This technique is more useful for static websites and for email applications but don't accelerate with secure and downloading audio or video files. Some good web accelerator retains your system cache to reuse websites with faster speed and can also block windows pop-up. If you are using FTP sites and downloading any program using dial-up, then web accelerator is not for you. There are various web accelerator software are free available on internet, visit and download it to enjoy yo…

How to prevent users from writing to USB drives?

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Today USB drive also known as keychain drive is becoming the most popular removable storage device to move data to different locations. USB drives are available in the market with different features, for example password protected, compatible with all windows versions and extra storage capacity (up to 65 GB).  A common security issue at organizations is how to prevent their workers to write data onto USB drives using their PCs, because a user can easily move confidential data for other location.


If you have windows XP with SP2, then you can disable the writing option to USB drives. Follow the given steps to disable the USB writing option:  To edit the computer registry, first you should log onto your computer with administrative rights.  First click on Start button and type "Regedit" in Run option.

Here locate the location to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control Here in right side panel, click right to create a key with the name "StorageDevicePolicies".

Now…

How to uninstall the windows XP using command prompt?

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Today tip will help you uninstall the upgraded version of windows XP using the command prompt options. If you have upgraded your operating system from the previous versions of windows 98 Second Edition, or Windows Millennium Edition (Me) and now you wants to revert to the operating system that was previously installed on your computer. Windows XP can be removed by uninstalling from a Command Prompt option in Safe mode because XP includes the Uninstall Windows XP option.
Follow the given steps to revert to the operating system that was previously installed on your computer:  To manage windows XP, first you should log onto your computer with administrative rights. First boot your system in Safe mode by pressing F8 button at the same time before the windows logo appears. First click on Start button and type cmd in Run option then press Ok button to display the Command Prompt.


At the command prompt type cd/ command and press enter. Now again type the command cd\windows\system32 and press enter …

Turning off the Help on Min, Max, Close Icons

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When the mouse goes over the minimize, maximize and close icons on the upper right hand side of a window, you normally get a display telling you want those are for.
To disable that display: Start Regedit Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Desktop Create a String Value called MinMaxClose Give it a value of 1  Reboot

How to customize your Browser Toolbars

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If you are working with Internet Explorer and want to customize browser toolbars according to your need then open your Internet Explorer. Go to View option then Toolbars, here you can turn off or turn on the many third-party toolbars features, if these features are extra for you or you are using occasionally. In customize option you can change or move the toolbar button, text labels and also icon size. You can restore these changes again with the same procedures.

Tips to speed up the Start Menu.

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If you are still working with old or slow computer but don't worry, you can give surprise to your friends with some changing in windows registry. Edit your computer registry keys to speed up your computer start menu, because the default speed of start menu is slow. After these changes your computer start menu will response like latest computer. Follow the given steps to change the speed of Start Menu. First click on Start button then type Regeditin Run option. In Registry Editor panel go to the path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Desktop \ MenuShowDelay By default the value "MenuShowDelay=400", but you can set value between 0 to 400. Now put the value "MenuShowDelay"=0 to speed up. Now close the registry editor and restart your computer after any changes to go into effect.

Task Manager running but hidden from view

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If you are using Windows Task Manager to display the information about programs and processes that are running on your computer. You can start your Windows Task Manager with pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys or with pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys. To keep Task Manager hidden when it is minimized. First open it by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys then go to Options menu and click on Hide When Minimized. You can easily restore it, if you click on the icon of Task Manager that will appear in taskbar near the time display

Sticky Menus

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Normally when you move the mouse over the Start Menu / Programs, it will automatically cascade and show the submenus.
If you want them to open only when you actually click on them: Start Regedit Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Desktop If if it not already there, create a string called MenuShowDelay Give it a value of 65534

How to speed up your slow internet connection?

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Today a special tip for those who are still using any slow dial-up internet connection due to unavailability of any broadband connection in their area. The Web Accelerator application designed to provide the full acceleration for your routine web sites browsing. With the help of Web Accelerator you can browse your internet 4 to 6 times faster than normal dial-up connection. Basically this services compressing the website text data, images and heavy graphics to open or download this data with high speed. This technique is more useful for static websites and for email applications but don't accelerate with secure and downloading audio or video files. Some good web accelerator retains your system cache to reuse websites with faster speed and can also block windows pop-up. If you are using FTP sites and downloading any program using dial-up, then web accelerator is not for you. There are various web accelerator software are free available on internet, visit and download it to enjoy you…

Disable the Security Center warnings

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Security is a system of safeguards designed to protect a computer system and important data from damage or access by unauthorized persons. Different antivirus and firewall programs are used to manage the security of the computer. Some time this is build-in antivirus or firewall program in windows XP to maintain the computer security. But if your windows is not provided with any antivirus, firewall program and Automatic Updates, your windows security center will alerts you a message "Your computer may be at risk. Your virus protection status is unknown" with useless repeating reminder. You can disable this message permanently by changing the values of “AntiVirusDisableNotify” in windows registry.Follow the given steps to edit the computer registry for disable message: First click on Start button then type Regedit in Run option.Here locate the location to:·HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security CenterHere in right side panel, double click on AntiVirusDisableNotify and s…

Set Explorer Multiple Homepages

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Many web browsers like Mozilla Firefox but now Internet Explorer 7.0 also allow you to set the multiple home pages. You can open all home pages at the same time; this is great option to open your favorite websites with a single click. But you have option to set single home page according to your need. Follow the given steps to set multiple home pages in Internet Explorer. First open the Internet Explorer 7 and go to the option Tools thenclickon Internet Options. Select the General tab, here you will get option "To create home page tabs, type each address on its own line" and type the URL in the Home page section. Type one URL in one line then press Enter to type another URL. Press Ok to finish.

How to add new destinations to "Send To" menu in windows XP?

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In windows environment, the Send To command is used to transfer files from one location to different locations. By using this command, a user can quickly send his file between default destinations (default lists in Send To menu, for example Desktop, CD/DVD Drive, My Documents, Mail Recipient and Floppy Drive). These are the default Send To menu lists in windows XP. To increase the data transfer speed between different locations, you can add more new destination in Send To lists.


Follow the given steps to add new destinations to Send To lists:  First click on Start button and type sendto in Run option then press Ok button.

A window will appear with default Send To lists (Compressed (zipped) Folder, Desktop (create shortcut), Mail Recipient, My Documents).
Now using drag-and-drop technique (or using copy and paste method), you can move any program, folders and drives shortcuts to this folder

Now you can verify, your new shortcut is created in Send To menu.

But next times, if you want to delet…

Searching Information tips using Search Engine

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If you want to get some information about any topic using search engine, the search engine will search the given information and will provide a list of links of websites along brief description about each website. You should use the right search terms for relevant results. The following points must be noted to search the information on the internet. ·You can type all word in lowercase and also in uppercase, search engine will return the same result. But the best practice is type search keywords always in lowercase. Use + sign between words if you want to search the all words. For example, to search history of Football in Europe, type as:         history+Football+Europe To search the exact match, write the words in double quotation marks. For example to search the map of Europe, then type as:         "Map of Europe"     Always avoid to use "and", "or" with search keywords, because these words will affect the search result.

How to display the hidden settings of Samsung mobile phones?

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Today we will discuss about the some secret codes of Samsung mobiles. These codes may be not applied to all old models of Samsung mobile, but you can try to all latest Samsung mobiles. You can display the hidden information of mobile sets and troubleshoot the routine problems using these codes. Follow the list of latest Samsung codes list:
Code                                        Action *#9999#                                Use to display the mobile software version  #*3849#                                Use to reboot the Samsung handsets *#06#                                   To display the IMEI Number of the mobile  #*2558#                                To on/off the mobile time  #*7337#                                Use to unlock the latest Samsung set #*4760#                                Use to activate and deactivate the GSM features *#9998*246#                         To verify the memory and battery information  *#7465625#                           To verify the Lock status of…

Run vs. Save When Download A Program

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When you are downloading any program or file from the internet, for example any antivirus program or an email attachment from your friends. Here you will get a dialog box with three options to Run, Save or Cancel. Basically this is  confirmation from a user "Do you want to run or save this file", even you can cancel it to abort the downloading. Here if you select the Run option, only the setup file is downloaded as temp file in your computer temporary internet folder and your computer run this program setup automatically without your confirmation or virus scanning. This is unsafe for your computer if you are downloading this program from any new or unknown source. But if you select other option Save, You can save this program on your computer in any location. Now you have the full source of program on your computer, you can scan the all program before open it. Normally you should select the Save option, if you are downloading this program from any free software sites. You have…

How to create your own Run Command for any specific application?

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Today tip will help you to make your own Run Command (program shortcut) to run a program or a document directly. No more need to navigate the location of a program or document to run it, simply click on Start button to open Run box and type the programs shortcut name to open it directly. Follow the given steps to disable the save settings functionality for desktop: To use this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights.
Click Start button and type regedit in Run option then press Enter for next.


Here locate the location to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App paths Now right click on App Paths and select New > Key, title the key and name it whatever you want your run command to be. In this case, we will try to create a run command for SecueCRT application.

New > Key > SecureCRT.exe Now select the SecureCRT.exe folder and click right on (Default) string value then click Modify at the right hand side panel.

Here enter …

Removing Unwanted or selected Items from the RUN Menu

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In Windows environment the Run prompt is the shortcut key to access mostly computer programs. You can open the lot of computer programs very quickly using Run command, that is why mostly computer professional love to using Run prompt. But if you want to clear the unwanted or selected search items from Run Menu, you must edit the registry of windows and be careful to work with computer registry. Follow the given steps to clear the history Menu. First click on Start button then type Regeditin Run option. In Registry Editor go to Edit (Shortcut Ctrl+F) then Find to search the word RUNMRU. In right panel delete the unwanted items using right click on that item then delete. Now close the registry editor and restart your computer after any changes to go into effect.

Removing Open, Explore & Find from Start Button

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When you right click on the Start Button, you can select Open, Explore or Find.
Open shows your Programs folder. Explore starts the Explorer and allows access to all drives.
Find allows you to search and then run programs. In certain situations you might want to disable this feature.
To remove them: Start Regedit Search for Directory This should bring you to Hkey_Classes_Root \ Directory Expand this section by clicking on the "+" Under shell is Find Delete Find Scroll down below Directory to Folder Expand this section under shell Delete Explore and Open