Advance Windows XP Tips and Tricks

1. Change Logon Wallpaper:
  Logon wallpaper is the wallpaper or image that windows xp shows on screen when windows logs on (before it asks for username & password) . By Default it is set to a Blue Screen. Using the Following trick you can set any Image there (any bmp file).
Click > Start > Run > type regedit.

In that hierarchical structure in left, navigate to registry entry
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop

There in the Right Side window you can see a Lot of Values. Scroll down and Fine the entry named Wallpaper. Double click on it and change the Value data > path of your bmp file (which you want to set as Wallpaper) eg: C:\WINDOWS\Lol.bmp (where Lol.bmp is your desired pic).
 Also Change the Value of WallpaperStyle to 2 so that your image can Stretch to the Full Screen.
If you have a jpeg file, then Convert its Extension to a '.bmp' file

2. Hide The drives (C,D........) from my Computer:
  This is one of the Best Tricks to Play With Friends. By Making a Simple Change in Windows Registry you can Hide all the Drives from My Computer. Follow the Steps:

 Click > Start > Run > type regedit.
 now go to - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

 There in the Right Windows create a new DWORD item named NoDrives (it is case sensitive) Now Modify its Value and set it to 3FFFFFF. Now Restart you PC.. Go to My Computer and Feel the Magic :P In order to display the Devices again delete this NoDrives key and Restart ur PC.

3. Get XP Product key from the CD:
  There is a Simple Way to get the XP product key from the CD itself.
  Just Explore the CD Normally.
  open the Folder i386
  there open the File UNATTEND.TXT and Scroll down to the Last Line.
  There you can find the Key. Now, you never have to worry about the product key in case you lost.

4. Disable Recent History Documents:
  Every time when you boot up your PC the Windows XP has to calculate that what should put in Recent Documents History, which can slow down the Speed.

 Click > Start > Run > type regedit.
 go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Here in the Right Window create a new DWORD item NoRecentDocsHistory. and set its Value to 1. Click OK and Restart your Computer. Now you will feel the Difference.

5. Speed up your Internet upto 20% :
   The Crap microsoft reserves around 20% of your bandwidth for their own purpose like windows updates etc....
Time to take it back. :P
go to > Start > Run > type gpedit.msc.
In the Pop up window go to > Local Computer Policy. > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > QOS Packet Scheduler > Limit Reservable Bandwidth. double Click on it. It'll say it not configured.. but the text 'Explain' tab reveal the truth.
Now you have To Enable it and set the Value to ZERO. Now the Windows will Store nothing and you will get your 20% back to your Work.

6. Remove Shared Documents Folder from my Computer:
   In order to remove the Shared Documents Folder follow the steps below..
 go to Start > Run > type regedit.
 navigate to the Key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ My Computer \ NameSpace \ DelegateFolders
There in the Right Window you can find a key name {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-595fe6b30ee}.
Delete this key and Restart you PC. Now you have successfully removed the Shared Documents Folder.

7. What is RUN registry key ??
   You can start or end programs from executing at bootup by adding or deleting them
to/from the run Keys in the Registry. Windows executes programs to start in the following order; Program listed in the Local Machine hive, then the Current User hive, then the Win.ini "Run" and "Load" lines and then finally programs of your Start Up folder.
To add or remove programs in the Registry.Open RegEdit. .Go to the desired Key:
Add a new String Value and name it anything you like. For the value data, enter the path and executable for the program you want to run.
By adding the value to the KEY_CURRENT_USER hive instead allows the program to start only when that user is logged on. If you add the value to the RunOnce key the program will run once and be removed from the key by Windows.

Note: Editing the Registry may can effect your windows (not in most cases). So Its better to create a Restore Point before making any Changes to the registry. And ENJOY the editing..!!!! ::)
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8 October 2011 at 22:25 ×

kewl trick bro :-)

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