Friday, January 5, 2007

Floppy disk startup key.

Usually we use an application to lockup our computer, and then next time we startup, we need to plug in a flash disk as a security key. Windows XP provides us with easy and cheap way to do this, all we need is little bit of information how to do this and a blank floppy disk. Here how we can do this.

  1. Click Start > Run > type ‘ syskey ‘ this will open a window named ‘Securing the Windows XP Account Database’
  2. Choose ‘ Encryption Enabled ‘
  3. Click Update button. A window called Startup Key will popup.
  4. Choose ‘ System Generated Password ‘, and then choose ‘ Store Startup Key on Floppy Disk ‘.
  5. Insert your blank floppy disk to create your floppy disk key. Click Ok button.

Make a copy of your floppy disk to make a backup. Enjoy ...

Thursday, January 4, 2007

No recycle files.

If you want your recycle bin always empty, because none of your deleted files moved to recycle bin, this the right tip for you.

  1. Click Start > Run > type ‘ regedit ‘ to open your Registry Editor.
  2. From left pane find this key:



  1. In the right pane create a new DWORD value called ‘NoRecycleFiles’, double click it and set value to 1 to enable.
  2. Close Registry Editor, then log off for the change to take effect.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Remove Common Program Groups from Start Menu.

This registry tweak will disables the display of common groups when the user selects Programs from the Start menu.

  1. Click Start > Run > type ‘ regedit ‘ to open your Registry Editor.
  2. Find this key from right pane:



  1. Find a DWORD value named ‘NoCommonGroups’ from right pane, if this DWORD value does not exist then make a new one.
  2. Double click on ‘NoCommonGroups’ and assign value 0 to disable it or 1 to enable it.

Googling video files.

Here one more tip to use Google power. Again this is for education only not for piracy.

Prepare your Google search engine and type one of these strings to find some video files.

‘ -inurl:htm -inurl:html -inurl:asp intitle:"index of" +(wmv|mpg|avi) ‘

‘ -inurl:htm -inurl:html -inurl:asp intitle:"index of" +(wmv|mpg|avi) +”name of file” ‘

You can change “name of file” with files name, ex: Mr.Bean

‘ -inurl:htm -inurl:html -inurl:asp intitle:"index of" +(wmv|mpg|avi) +"parent directory" ‘