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Ques 1. How to disable CD Autorun?

1) Click Start, Run and enter GPEDIT.MSC

2) Go to Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System.

3) Locate the entry for Turn autoplay off and modify it as you desire.

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Ques 2. How to Remove the Recycle Bin from the Desktop?

Run Regedit and go to:


Click on the "Recycle Bin" string in the right hand pane. Hit Del, click OK.

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Ques 3. How to search For Hidden Or System Files In Windows XP?

To search for hidden or system files in Windows XP:
Click Start, click Search, click All files and folders, and then click More advanced options.

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Ques 4. How to change drive letters?

Go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management, Disk Management, then right-click the partition whose name you want to change (click in the white area just below the word "Volume") and select "change drive letter and paths."
From here you can add, remove or change drive letters and paths to the partition.

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Ques 5. How To Enable Hibernation?

Click Start and Shut Down,

Point the standby button and maintain the shift key pushed,

A new hibernation button appears: click it while still holding the shift key: voila your PC will hibernate.

If hibernation button does not appear follow below steps:
Start -> Control Panel -> Display -> Screen Saver tab -> Click on Power button -> Hibernate tab -> Check Enable hibernation
Next during shutdown if you hold shift key Hibernate button will appear.

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Ques 6. How to change the text in Internet Explorers title bar to anything you want?

In regedit navigate to this key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER - Software - Microsoft - Internet Explorer - Main

change the value of the string "Window Title" to whatever you want on the title bar of Internet Explorer - to have no title except the title of the web pages you are browsing do not enter anything for a value.

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Ques 7. How to disable Error Reporting?

1. Open Control Panel
2. Click on Performance and Maintenance.
3. Click on System.
4. Then click on the Advanced tab
5. Click on the error-reporting button on the bottom of the windows.
6. Select Disable error reporting.
7. Click OK
8. Click OK

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Ques 8. How to Turn off Welcome screen?

Open User Accounts in Control Panel.
Click Change the way users log on or off.

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Ques 9. What is the difference between Home and Professional editions?

The features of Windows XP Home and Pro are very similar. Most home users have no need to the Professional version. Windows XP Pro has support for multiple processors and an encrypted file system.

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Ques 10. How to show Your name after time in taskbar?

Step-1:- Navigate to -> Start -> Control Pannel -> Regional and Language Option -> Click on Customize -> Go to TIME Tab -> Change AM symbol and PM symbol from AM and PM to ur name -> Apply -> Ok ...
Did It change? If not, follow step-2 below.

Step2:- Now go to time in taskbar and Double Click it to open "Date and time property" ...Look place where time changes in digital form i.e. 02:47:52 AM , click to arrow to cnage the AM or PM by selecting and press arrow. It will Show ur name or name that was entered by u, Apply -> OK and be HAPPY 8)

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Ques 11. How to use Private Character Editor?

Used for editing fonts,etc.
** start>>Run
** Now, type eudcedit

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Ques 12. How to inbuilt windows repairing software?

Dr. Watson.
This an inbuilt windows repairing software !
** start>>Run
** Now, type drwtsn32

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Ques 13. How to use old media player after upgrading media player?

Even if you upgrade your Media Player, you can still access your old player in case the new one fails !!!
** start>>Run
** Now, type mplay32

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Ques 14. How to use folders as drives?

Do The Follwing :
► Start >> Run
► Type cmd and hit Enter
► This will open "Command Prompt"
► Type subst Z: E:folder and hit Enter key.
→ You can replace Z: with your desired New Drive Letter (Except existing Drive letters)!
→ You can replace E:folder with the path of your favorite folder !
► Now, type exit

But a Problem !
On Restart the Virtual Drive Disappears !!!

Solution !
We can make a batch file which will make the drive everytime on startup !
Here is how ?
► Open Notepad
► Type :
subst Z: E:folder
► File >> Save As...
► Name it : Virtual Drive Emulator.bat
► Start >> All Programs
► Right Click on Startup >> Open
► This open the Startup folder
► Paste the Virtual Drive Emulator.bat file here !
*** That's all , now the drive will automatically be created when ever you start your pc

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Ques 15. How to add your folder name in "Send To"?

** Open any FOLDER.
** Then, TOOLS >> Folder Options
** Click view TAB.
** In LIST of Advance Settings, click Show hidden files and folders !
** Now, go to C:Documents and Settings
** Here, double click and open your (username) folder !
** Now, open SendTo folder.
** Here copy and paste the shortcut of your favorite folder.

That's Done !!!

Now, tranfer files to your favorite folder :

** Right Click the file
** Then, Send To
** Click the folder name !

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Ques 16. do you know how to make a folder without a name? is it possible?

Click the folder.. right click on it..then click rename...and delte the old name

Then pressing ALT button from your keyboard and type 0160 after that press enter.

important think to notice :(you have to type by pressing the ALT button ..don't stop pressing and while you will type 0160 it will not appear..u will continue typing and press enter.. thats it)

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Ques 17. How to make your pc faster than before?

I can make your pc about 200% faster. to make you pc please folow the steps:

# go to start then click run and then type regedit

# select HKEY_CURRENT_USER and then select control panel folder and then select desktop folder. do it correctly

# you will see registry setting at your right hand side after that select menu show delay and then right click and select modify.

# you will see edit string option -----> default value data is 400 >>> you have to change it to 000

# restart your computer. you will see your computer is much more faster

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Ques 18. How can you test your anti virus is it working or not?

Just follow my instruction:

# open a wordpad or notepad and save this.


save it as . while doing this your anti-virus should stop you. its not harmful either but if the anti virus is active it will warn you. if it does not then your anti virus is good for nothing.

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Ques 19. How to shutdown your PC automatic?

Read the following :
1. Right click on desktop>select New>shortcut
2. In the shortcut window type : shutdown -s -t 60 -c "the message you want to display"
3. Select Next
4. Name it anything.

Now, double click it !

Scared ???

Nothing happened !

Remedy :
1. Go to start>Run
2. Type : shutdown -a
3. Hit Enter

Oh! You are rescued !

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Ques 20. How to block or unblock websites without software?

Do The Following :
For eg you want to block !

* Open the folder C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetc
* There you will find a file named HOSTS
* Click on the file and press SHIFT and now right click on it .
* From the right click menu select Open with .
* Now, select Notepad to open the file from the list !
* Now, in the file under the line localhost add another line as
* Now, File>>Save !

Now, open your web browser and try openning , it will not load !

To unblock sites just do the opposite !

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Ques 21. How to increase your internet speed without software?

But do you know that about 20% of your internet bandwidth is reserved by Microsoft.

Uses of Reserved Bandwidth
** Windows Automatic Updates rely on this reserved bandwidth.
** Fast loading Microsoft Websites
** Sending Error Reports
** Online Help support in Microsoft Office
But this can be recovered back...

The Remedy
** Start >> Run
** Type gpedit.msc
** This opens the Policy Editor
** Now, Local Computer Policy >> Computer Configuration
** Then, Administrative Templates >> Network
** Now, click on QOS Packet Scheduler
** Now, on Right hand side
** Double Click Limit reservable bandwidth
** Now in Setting Tab

It says : Not Configured
Reality : The Explain Tab says "By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection"

** So, on Setting Tab select Enabled
** Now, change Bandwidth limit (%) to 0 (Zero)

Misconcept : This don't means that you won't be able to communicate with Microsoft or any its services !!!
Actually : This reserved Bandwidth is only to accelerate Microsoft internet connections more than other connections !!!

** Click OK !!!

That's All !!!

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Ques 22. Can you do it? You can not make any folder named any of the following : CON, PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, LPT9 And many more...

Press the shift key and press 255.After that above all folder make it.

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Ques 23. How to crack BIOS password?

Do the following :

1. Open the CPU
2. Now, observe the motherboard.
3. You notice a coin like silver Battery(3V).
4. Remove the battery from the motherboard.
(It is safe to remove the Battery)
5. Wait 30 seconds and place the battery back on the motherboard.
6. Now, when you start your system you won't be prompted for the BIOS password.

NOTE: This battery is 24 x 7 power supply for the BIOS, which is used to run the system clock will the main power is off. It also initiates the booting process when power is switched on.

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Ques 24. How to eject your CD-DVD drive infinitely?

A simle VB Script will serve the purpose......!!!

Do the following:
** Go to Start >> Run
** Type Notepad and hit Enter
** Now in Notepad type:

Set oWMP = CreateObject("WMPlayer.OCX.7" )
Set colCDROMs = oWMP.cdromCollection
if colCDROMs.Count >= 1 then
For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count - 1
Next ' cdrom
For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count - 1
Next ' cdrom
End If

** Go to File >> Save As...
** Type Eject.vbs and click Save

How to use:
$ Just Double Click the saved file ! (Eject.vbs)

How To Stop:
$ First Way:
Restart the Computer... and this will stop the script
$ Second Way:
Open Task Manager and in processes search for wscript.exe and click End Process

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Ques 25. Error in Notepad!

Following Trick works in Windows OS:
Do the following : 
1. Open Notepad.
2. Type : bush hid the facts
3. Save it !
4. Open it again !

Wow !
You got an error !

Reason : 
The sentence you type is a 4-3-3-5 combination, which is not valid in UNICODE which is used to make notepad !

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Ques 26. How to search Google more efficiently?

You can make your search more efficient by learning some search basics !

Try these tips :
1. Use Of '+' sign :
This ensures that the results returned to you will definatly consist of the word following the '+' sign. For Eg :
Search: reviews of +iPhone and iPod
This will show results containing the word reviews or iPod but the results will definatly consist of iPhone !

2. Use Of '-' sign :
Using '-' sign before any word will ensure that the particular word will not be included in the results !

3. Use Of '~' sign :
Using '~' before any word will return the results also containing the synonyms of the word !

4. Search a particular site :
To search a particular website you can use the following syntax in the google search :
Search: abc
For Eg :
Search: site: Google Search Tips

5. Define a word :
To get the definition of a word just use :
Search: define:abc
For Eg : Search: define:Computer
This will return you results which define 'Computer'.

6. Find Pages similar to a page :
To find a page similar i.e. consisting of same type of content, use the following syntax :
Search: related:

7. Search for exact phrase :
To search a set of words exactly together i.e.
For Eg :
Search: "contact us"
This will return the results containing both contact and us together !

8. Using the wild card '*' :
The * sign can be used in places where the whole word is not known.
For Eg:
Search: friend*
This will return the results containing friend , friends , friendship.

9. Using the '?' sign :
This is used when the full spelling of the word is not known.
For Eg:
Search: fri??d
This will result that in the results in which any alphabet can take the place of '?' sign.

10. Use of boolean operators :
The boolean operators like AND,OR,NOT can be used in search box to connect the words !
The search engine understands them as what they mean but the must be in capital letters !
For Eg:
Search: swim OR float
This will return the results containing either swim or float !

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Ques 27. How to create own installation setup file?

iExpress :
Used to create Setups

You can create your own installers !

** start>>Run
** Now, type iexpress

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Ques 28. How to lock a folder?

It works in Windows Operating System:
1) Make a folder on the desktop and name it as "folder"

2) Now, open notepad and write ren folder folder.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} and now (Notepad Menu) File>save as.

3) In the 'save as' name it as lock.bat and click save ! (Save it on Desktop)

4) Now, again open notepad again and write ren folder.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} folder and now (Notepad Menu) File>save as.

5) In the 'save as' name it as key.bat and click save ! (Save it on Desktop)

6) Now, double click lock.bat to lock the folder and now if you open your folder, control panel will open up !

7) Now, double click key.bat to open the folder and now if you open your folder, you can access your data inside the folder again !

8) Lock your folder and hide the key.bat somewhere else on your hard disk !

9) Whenever you want to open your folder just paste the key.bat on desktop and open your folder using it !

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Ques 29. How to win any FREECELL game?

You Need : Windows XP

For this while playing the game :
Press Ctrl+Shift+F10
This will pop a message box , from it choose Abort and then double click any card !
You will Win The Game !

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Ques 30. Watch Star Wars

Just do the following :

Start>>Run , type : telnet

It works in Win XP.

And Enjoy The Movie !

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