Tag Archives: registry hack

How to Add Disk Cleanup to the Right-Click Menu of your Drive

Today I will share to you a simple registry hack that will help you to easily access disk cleanup by a simple right click. Open Regedit by typing “regedit” at the start menu search box then browse down to the following key. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell Create a new key and name it “diskcleanup” set it’s default value to “Disk Cleanup”. Create another ... Read More »

How to Add “Open with Notepad” to the Context Menu on Windows 7

I always like having a  context menu option “Open with Notepad”, it allows me to quickly open up files, see it’s content and sometimes edit it. I find the Open with notepad very useful because the default method of opening unknown files always directs you to a list of known applications which is a pain to deal with. We will ... 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 Disable Vista CD/DVD Burning Feature

The huge majority of computer users are using burning software such as Nero or some other free alternative burning tools to handle their CD/DVD burning jobs even though Windows Vista has a built in CD/DVD burning feature. So how can you remove this feature since you are not using it? You can remove this by following this simple registry hack. ... Read More »

How to Add Internet Explorer 7 Icon to your Desktop in Windows Vista

Unlike in the past version of windows the Internet Explorer is pretty much visible on the desktop. You can also easily remove or add via desktop icon settings on the desktop properties but Windows Vista the Internet Explorer 7 icon is removed from the desktop. I know you can just create a shortcut of IE7 to your desktop right? but ... Read More »

How to Change the Maximum Number of Recent Items Shown on the Vista Start Menu

Have you ever think on how you can change the number of document recently shown on your recent Items menu?. By default only 10 items is can only be shown on your Recent Items but you can increase that with this easy registry tweak. As always please backup your registry first before you performing this tweak. Open up regedit.exe Navigate ... Read More »

How to disable Windows XP/Vista System Tray

Are you the type of person that don’t use the applications located on the system tray? Some people never use the applications hanging on their system tray but most people like me use it a lot. I don’t want applications to clutter my taskbar so I let them resides on my system tray. But if you don’t find the system ... Read More »

How to Disable deletion of Recyle Bin in Vista

Another Vista problem has been dropped into my mail. In the previous version of Windows it is not possible to delete the recycle bin by just a simple right click and delete. Microsoft change this in Vista you can simply delete the recycle bin in just exactly two clicks. unfortunately this gave more problems because some users accidentally remove their ... Read More »

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 »