Tag Archives: regedit

How To Easily Change Windows Registered Owner

Here is a very quick and easy guide on how you can change the Windows registered owner. I’m sure this trick will not be that useful for most windows users but it can be handy if you got a machine from somebody else and don’t want or don’t have the proper knowledge to perform windows installation. Open your registry editor ... Read More »

How To Speed Up Disk Access by Disabling Windows XP Last Access Updating

Do you know that you can speed up disk access in Windows XP by simply disabling the Last Access Updating? Windows XP updates files with the last access update time when they are opened by any application. This feature for me is not entirely useful. Disabling this will not also affect any applications from running smoothly instead this will help ... Read More »

How to Change The Default Location For Installing Applications

When you install a certain software or game it normally installs them to the default location of installed programs which is C:\Program Files. Most application installer gives you the option to change the location where you will place the software, but some applications don’t give you the luxury to do that. You may want to change the program installer location ... Read More »

How to Remove Worm MyMP3.vbs

MyMP3.vbs is a worm that spreads itself through USB devices. This worm usually infects Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Server 2003 machines. So I guess Vista machines are safe from this infection. This virus creates a folder icon named MyMP3.vbs. This worm sets itself to your autorun files so that it can spread easily. Unfortunately some antiviruses can’t remove ... Read More »

How to Disable Auto Reboot on Windows Update

Don’t you just hate it when your computer automatically reboots when your computer performs a windows update? Do you want to regain control on your computer? Here is a simple registry hack that will end to this annoyance and will also save you from losing potentially hours of work if your computer reboots and your not there to prevent it. ... Read More »

How to Change Windows XP Default Wallpaper Directory

Are you tired of seeing those default  ugly wallpapers on your desktop display properties?.  Are you wondering on how you can change it’s default directory so you will have your own cool selection of wallpapers? Here is a simple registry hack to achieve that. First step is to Open your Registry editor – Click Start –> Run –> Type regedit ... Read More »

How to fix “Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)”

A client came to me this afternoon his problem was he cannot use his CD-ROM drive, He was unable to burn or even read CDs and his CD-ROM drive also did not show up on his My Computer. While I was fixing it I ran across this error “Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may ... Read More »

How to remove W32:Navidad (Navidad.Exe)

This Internet trojan spreads via email as an attachment (NAVIDAD.EXE). This worm also displays a message box upon execution and maps the opening of Windows executables so that it is executed instead of the executable that is called. This causes most Windows programs to not work. Ways to remove the Navidad Trojan The easiest way is to download Navidad Fix ... Read More »

How to individually remove typed URL’s

Everytime you type an address on every browser the URL history is automatically saved. These are very helpful to easily access the previously visited sites. But what if while you were surfing on the internet looking at things you suddenly stumbled a site you should not have been looking or you visited a site you don't want any of your family members or friends to know that you visited such sites. The quick answer is "clear all private data". yes that will work but then again what if you just want to remove a specific url, here are the steps to do that.

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How to Disable Windows Vista Balloon Notifications

Some of the Vista users finds the popup notification balloons very annoying, some finds it unuseful. and a waste of time but there are ways to turn this feature off. You can disable Vista balloon notification by editing your system registry. Before you do you anything with your registry I strongly advised that you first create a backup of your ... Read More »