Tag Archives: registry

How to Fix “Windows Installer Service could not be accessed” error message when installing application

I was about to install Adobe Photoshop CS3 to a client’s PC. At first I thought that this will be a walk in the park. But I was wrong, Just when I hit the Setup I immediately received this error “The Windows installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or ... Read More »

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 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 »

A Great Application To Easily Fix Your Registry

When was the last time you experience using your computer perform at an optimal speed? I guess you miss those times when your computer are still running at light speed. Well, the main reason why your computer is now turtle slow is because you have problems with your registry. The registry is your computer’s Windows system’s heart and soul. It ... 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 Recycle Bin Icon on Desktop

If you don’t use your Recycle bin to store deleted windows files then you might want to remove it from your desktop. Here is a quick trick to remove it. This trick involves registry editing so I highly suggest that you make a backup first on your registry before proceeding with the steps below. 1. Click on Start –> Run ... Read More »

How to Remove Shutdown Button on Logon Screen

Having the shutdown button displayed on your Windows XP logon screen can be very inconvenient at times. Your kids or any people that are sharing your computer can accidentally turn off your computer and close all you programs. To prevent this from happening you can just easily disable the “Turn off computer” button. You can do this in two ways. ... 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 Easily Create a Desktop Shorcut of your Windows Registry (regedit)

If you are frequently accessing your Windows Registry, then adding a shortcut is a must for you. If you like you can also add a shortcut on your quick launch toolbar for a much more easier access. The biggest advantage of having desktop or quick launch shortcut of your Windows Registry is that you don’t need to go through the ... Read More »