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VIRUSES & SPYWARE

SOFTWARE

WIRELESS

REMOTE DESKTOP
CONNECTION

PHONE COPY
 &
PASTE LESSON

SHOPPING

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Windows Live Tiles not Updating
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\
https://www.supportrix.com/kb/what-to-do-if-live-tiles-are-not-updating-on-your-windows-10-pc/

Individual Removals
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4689-uninstall-apps-windows-10-a.html
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Windows 10 - You need permssion to perfom action network
After installing Homegroups, I couldnt copy files to my networked computers
Fix:
Go to the folder on the computer you are trying to copy to...
Rt Click the folder, properties, Sharing, Click Share (even if it shows already shared)
Go to the Workgroup setting and Click for read/write permission
Go back to the Folder properties, and unclick read only...

Network Tip:  I had all kinds of problems with one computer not showing up in my network
I renamed the computer name, and voila...the computer appeared.

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Win 10 Networked computers not shown in Network?
Do a network RESET
Windows settings, All settings, Network & Internet,  Status,
scroll down to Network Reset  and allow time for the settings to propagate

Be certain both computers are on Private Networks
Windows settings, settings, Network & Internet, click on appropriate connection name,
Find the connection (ie: NETGEAR79, rt click it, Look for Network Profile, Private)

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ZOOM PLAYER
STUCK in wrong windows mode without navigation buttons?
Click F4
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Canon  MF3240 printer ERROR indicator blinking
Click OK, OK, "-" Keys
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Disable F1 for WIndows 10 Help

Rt Click on the "Start" button on your Windows desktop
Click Run and then type "regedit" into the Run text box. Do not type in the quotation marks. The Registry Editor will open.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications\helpctr.exe
Rename left side from helpctr.exe to helpctr.exeXXX
Voila -- Help will now not start

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TECLAST X98 PRO TABLET BOOT FROM UEFI THUMBDRIVE
It is very important that the Thumbdrive or (SD card inserted via USB Reader) is formatted correctly for the Teclast Tablets. Fat32 seems to work. What may boot in you desktop or laptop computer may not boot in your tablet.

1. If using USB HUB with a 1-2-3 switch, check which position will recognize the USB drive before trying to do a thumbdrive BOOT. To determine the correct position, while windows is running, switch positions until it recognizes the drive… remember that position in case one day your tablet will not start and needs an emergency boot…my position is 1.

You can boot into the BIOS using method 2 or 3 below.

2. WITHOUT EXTERNAL KEYBOARD: If a thumbdrive is used that is not formatted as valid boot device the bios keyboard will not appear. that If proper formatted bootable Thumbdrive is inserted, you can actually tap the tablet’s screen while booting when the TECLAST logo appears (or a few seconds after it first appears), and a bios keyboard will appear. then quickly press F7 for bios settings, then go to 4.

3. USING WINDOWS SETTINGS IF YOUR TABLET WILL BOOT: To use the BIOS to boot right into a USB drive….go to WINDOWS, SETTINGS, UPDATE & Security, RECOVERY, ADVANCED STARTUP, RESTART,
TROUBLESHOOT, ADVANCED OPTIONS, UEFI FIRMWARE SETTINGS, RESTART...

4.Once in BIOS, click the tab “Save & Exit” (trust me), towards the bottom, click UEFI GENERAL DISK (whichever is your thumbdrive), and it will boot from thumbdrive — IF IT IS FORMATTED PROPERLY. If the thumbdrive isn’t formatted properly for a boot device then the UEFI  GENERAL DISK Thumbdrive option will not appear in the BIOS.

TECLAST X98 PRO TABLET BOOT - SAFE MODE
Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking can be accessed via Start, Run, msconfig, "System Configuration".  You tick "Safe Boot" then "Minimal" or "Networking", restart your computer and it's in the Safe Mode of your choice.  The downside is that you have to go back into System Configuration to change the setting to "Normal" to revert to standard mode

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AMOIE PARTITION MANAGER PRO WILL MOVE/MERGE NON ADJACENT PARTITIONS

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Windows 10 LOGIN has two accounts with same name
Did you recently change your computer name using control panel, computer name, change settings
 - or something else that is now causing the automatic
Windows login screen to show "incorrect password" and two windows accounts
That is not OK...must use registry settings to change default login and computer name:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogin\  
Click DefaultDomainName,  Right Click, Edit, enter the new name of the computer
Click DefaultUserName, RT click, enter the username of your Microsoft Windows Account...
Also..
Run netplwiz, then renable password for your microsoft account
You then have to enter your Microsoft Account's Username and password
Reboot and Voila!
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<Unknown Contact> showing up as an owner in our 'Share With > Specific People ...' listing in Windows 10>
Furthermore, the <Unknown Contact> cannot be removed from the specific people share listing because there is no dropdown for removal in the 'Permission Level' column of the listing.

We suspect our <Unknown Contact> entry is either due to a deleted user account when rebuilding our system after a drive failure or due to the fact these folders were restored from a backup under Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit) that included some previously shared folders.  Regardless, the steps you provided did not remove, or allow us to remove, the <Unknown Contact> entry from the list.

We eventually resolved the problem by taking ownership of the whole drive while making sure that we had checked the option to 'Replace owner on subcontainers and objects'.  We had already taken ownership once, but neglected to check the option to replace ownership on subcontainers and, as a result, still had the problem.

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Stop Low Disk Warnings Windows 10 Home
Do the 3 steps:
1.   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather
Double click on LowDiskMinimumMBytes to modify it to 0 (zero)
then:
2.   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gathering Manager
Then double click to modify:
BackOffLowDiskThresholdMB from 258 hexadecimal to 0 (zero)
then:
3.   HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Create Key Explorer, Then new dword  NoLowDiskSpaceChecks  set to 0 (zero)

---> Cant change the registry key PERMISSIONS? <---
Right-click Gathering Manager, permissions, Advanced, Change Owner to computer user name (jolie)
Change Administrator and Users to FULL CONTROL

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67600-low-disk-space-warning-vista.html

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WIN 10 STARTUP - Programs and files that run can be stored here:

TASK SCHEDULER

STARTUP FOLDER

REGISTRY
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SharedTools\MSConfig\startupfolder
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg

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RIVA TURBO X BLUETOOTH CONNECTION PROBLEMS

I tried everything I could think of - rebooting computer and Riva, uninstalling bluetooth driver, reinstalling, updating Bluetooth from computer
manufacturer...and finally found this after RIVA began bluetooth connection with very poor sound quality:
When 8.1 computer connects, right click the speaker icon near clock, playback devices, scroll down and you see the RIVA connects as
a telephone with very poor sound quality. Click the hands-free device, properties, advanced and you see the very low telephone quality
frequency response.
Pick the RIVA TURBO X STEREO as default device, and the sound immediately becomes high fidelity. Click properties, Advanced and
you can see the connection frequency response. While in the properties, you can see that you can change the Name of the Device, and
change the icon from headphones to a speaker icon. Also, choose the Riva Turbo X Stereo as the DEFAULT device!

Then I tried to remove unused Bluetooth devices in windows settings, but they wouldnt allow to be deleted.
To remove unused Bluetooth devices that will not remove in bluetooth Settings:
Click on Start, Right-click on Computer or This PC, and select Properties.
Click on Advanced system settings from the left-side panel.
Click on Environment Variables button.
Now under the User variables for box, click on New. And enter:
devmgr_show_nonpresent_device
in the Variable Name field. Enter:
1

Click Device Manager and select View > Show hidden devices, all the ghosted devices will be shown with their icons faded away.
In Device Manager, click UNINSTALL to delete all the ghost entries...do every one that shows greyed out (ghosted).

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Internet Explorer 11 crashing when viewing website with an embedded flash video?
Internet Options, under Accelerated graphics: CHECK THE BOX "Use Software rendering instead of GPU rendering"  <--??? NOT SURE THIS WORKS
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Microsoft Windows Reboot - The user name or password is incorrect try again

After recent Microsoft Windows updates, I had to keep entering my password to log into Windows...solution:

start, run, control userpasswords2
Check Box --> User must enter a name and password to use this computer
click APPLY...You should see the Automatically sign-in windows box...if not...uncheck the box and click apply..
Enter your username and password...click OK.
If you don't want to enter your password each time, uncheck  --> User must enter a name and password
 

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IE11 keeps freezing on certain websites with videos

I saw this solution on the Adobe website:
Open administrator command prompt, copy & paste
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\macromed\flash\flash.ocx
Enter
Voila

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EaseUS BACKUP ....EaseUS RESTORE

Before Backup starts, make note of the backup's drive letters,
so RESTORE will be BOOTABLE,
and all the drives refer to the original locations
Then after RESTORE if Windows 8.1 Computer won't boot:

UEFI COMPUTER WILL NOT BOOT
Solution to your PC needs to be repaired Error code: 0xc0000225

The problem occurred after I made an image of the old hard disk on a new one.
And now this new hard drive would not boot.
This was because of Window's UEFI boot requirement.
To fix this problem you are going to need a Windows 8 installation CD or recovery CD (??or Easeus Recovery Media.??)

As computer attempts to boot, press F12 repeatedly until Windows boot options appear:
Repair your computer,

Click on “Command Prompt”
Click on “Advanced Options”
Click on “Repair your computer”
Click on “Troubleshoot”
Admin Command Prompt....Enter following commands:

Diskpart
List volume
Select volume=2 (replace “2” with the number that is associated with the “ESP” label)
assign letter=Z
Make a note which letter is the OS drive
exit
 bcdboot C:\windows /s Z: /f UEFI
(replace C: with the volume letter that is named “OS”)

Then after computer starts, if there are any problems with booting to two OS or Boot Loader loading and/or flashing:
Download EasyBCD hereIt's very easy to use...fixes Windows 8.1 boot problems...

 

 

sfc /scannow errors win 8.1?
Run this to repair:
dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup

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Avira Antivirus
Free invalid license error FREE edition?  ACTIVATION FAILED on FREE VERSION? Especially after installing after a restore?
 Without uninstalling the version that was insisting on a license activation (although I did check use Windows Firewall)
and without installing from links to the complete Avira file download, I went to this page:
http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus
and downloaded this mini-file and installed it on top of the program...and it updated my installation and voila -it now work perfectly.

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RESET TCP STACKS...IE 10 Problems opening webpage

COMMAND - RIGHT CLICK on it - RUN AS ADMIN
Type the following commands (or copy and paste one at a time), each followed by pressing enter.
ipconfig /flushdns
nbtstat -R
nbtstat -RR
netsh winsock reset
REBOOT
That resets your TCP/IP stack
 

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CAN'T DELETE A WIN 10 REGISTRY ENTRY?

-  even after successfully getting the registry entries permissions to change? -
 

Download just this program PSExec which is part of Windows Sysinternals PsTools - get just the small program here:
PsExec

Then this is the command to run in an elevated cmd prompt...I used:
psexec -s -i regedit

This is a very powerful program that allows you to edit the registry from the System Account which is way above the Admiinistrator.
(It can also be very dangerous as well)

Many, many times in the past I have struggled with difficult registry keys and spent hours trying to find ways to edit or delete them.

I ran it from the elevated cmd prompt and it never failed when I deleted bad keys. Just be certain the file psexec is in the proper path...I put it in C:/

This tip came from here

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Difference between Incremental and Differential Backups
---> Incremental backups: <---Use this!

Day >>> Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Backup Type >>> Full Incremental Incremental Incremental Incremental Incremental Incremental Full
Effect >>> N/A Changes since Sunday Changes since Monday Changes since Tuesday Changes since Wednesday Changes since Thursday Changes since Friday N/A

These examples assumes that backups are done daily. Otherwise, the “Changes since” entry must be modified to refer to the last backup (whether such last backup was full or incremental).
It also assumes a weekly rotation.

Differential backups:
Day >>> Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Backup Type >>> Full Differential Differential Differential Differential Differential Differential Full
Effect >>> N/A Changes since Sunday Changes since Sunday Changes since Sunday Changes since Sunday Changes since Sunday Changes since Sunday N/A

 

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DHCP not enabled?  Win 8.1
Unidentified network - No Internet Access - Ethernet

1) Start,  Network Connections. Right click on "Ethernet" (or whatever connection is being used) and left click on properties.
Scroll down to "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP)" then click on Properties.
Local Area Connection Properties
4) Make sure the "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically" radio buttons are checked.
Click ADVANCED
IP ADDRESS
Be certain DHCP Enabled
Click OK.

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Go to Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center, click
Connections, Ethernet (or whatever's in there) , Properties, scroll down to
UNCHECK Internet Protocol version v6.

This fixes the constant DHCP not enabled that windows will fix automatically with it's Troubleshooter....but stops constant alert messages
and Internet disconnections.
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VUZE & ZONE ALARM FIREWALL
Set SECURITY TO MEDIUM
Go to Application Control and ensure it is set to MAX
Go to Smartdefense and ensure it is set to MANUAL or OFF
Go to Program control and ensure that "Enable Microsoft Catalog Utilization" is UNchecked
- Reboot the PC

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IPCONFIG

ipconfig /release
ipconfig
/flushdns]
ipconfig /renew 

ipconfig
/displaydns

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COREL PHOTO-PAINT
How to create soft and rounded edges

From Corel Draw, click on Edit Bitmap so that it opens in Photo Paint.
Click on the object and go to Mask/Create/Mask from Object
Then click on Mask/Mask Outline/Feather, you can set the feather amount from here
After that, go to Mask/Mask Outline/Smooth, here set the smooth radius
Right click on the object in the object docker and click on Create Clip Mask/From Mask
Then click save to update the image in Corel Draw

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Problems restoring Windows 8.1 SYSTEM FILES, VIDEOS, DOCUMENTS, MUSIC, DOWNLOADS
 back to default location?
If you are in a homegroup, then you will need to change the homegroup settings to no longer share the user folder
 (example: My Music) that you want to move --> Control Panel, HOMEGROUP, uncheck the folders and clicking on Save Changes.

After the move:
 If you are in a homegroup, then you can now change the homegroup settings back to share the user folder
(example: My Music) again if you like by checking the folder and clicking on Save Changes.

There are registry files downloads that will restore the SYSTEM FILES automatically HERE
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MICROSOFT SURFACE
- The Future is here -

To absolutely delete APPS that were uninstalled
C:
/windows
/Software distribution
/download
click delete all

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Cant connect or view network Win 8.1 to XP computer?   

If computers running Windows XP are part of your network, it’s important to use the same workgroup name for all of the computers on your network. This makes it possible for computers running different versions of Windows to detect and access each other. Remember that the default workgroup name is not the same in all versions of Windows.  This solution will WORK...click HERE

Still having CONNECTION ISSUES on the Win 8.1 computer not seeing the XP computers?
Close Microsoft Firewall and then Open it...seems to work
to allow 8.1 computer to accept incoming from XP computer.

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SURFACE RT TIPS
You can use an old WinNT trick called MKLINK (available from the command prompt which is still supported in the Desktop).
This allows you to link a location on the C drive to your SD card.
That C drive link then can be added to the Libraries in Windows Explorer for Documents, Video, Photos, Music.
Anything you add to the linked directories in the SD card will show up in the standard Video/Music/Photo apps
in the “My…” view of the music or whatever – you won’t need to go searching to open a specific file.

You can also set those locations as the default for saving files you create.

You can do the same thing using the Disk Manager in the Control Panel.
If you Google the topic (like “MKLINK Surface RT SD card”) you should find directions.
I have all of my mp3 library on a 64GB microSD card in the Surface (and a ton of space left over).

I use the machine’s “disk” for Apps and my SD card for all content.

Google Calendar Sync Problems?

No more Google free sync?

No more Google Calendar - USE JUST OUTLOOK.com on your phone

If you don't have a Microsoft Hotmail/Live email account on phone:
Make new email account on DROID:
ACCOUNTS, add new hotmail or live account.  After account works, then..

Edit Settings, Account to be sure SYNC CONTACTS and CALENDAR is checked for only OUTLOOK.com.
Click Account Settings, click SYNC..ENABLE PUSH, Frequency PUSH..

Click Sync Outlook calendars

Important to show only OUTLOOK/HOTMAIL/:Live  calendar.
 Go to Droid calendar:
Click droid settings button,. Manage Calendars, There you can check which calendars are visible…
LOOK under your hotmail/live account.

In Outlook  or Outlook.com…in Calendar, choose which calendar to show.  Show only Outlook calendar.

Remember Outlook.com only shows OUTLOOK CALENDAR.

 

 

How to stop annoying Internet Explorer warnings:
(especially after a combofix cleaning)

"This page has an unexpected potential security risk"
Internet Explorer, Tools Internet Options,
Launching Applications and Unsafe Files  <-- click ENABLE
 

"Running a system command on this item might be unsafe"
Internet Explorer, Tools Internet Options,
Launching programs and files in an IFRAME <-- click ENABLE
 

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Windows XP Desktop Wallpaper -
PUT YOUR IMAGES ON YOUR COMPUTER HERE:

C:\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper
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IE does not save full screen or resized windows?

1. Open Internet Explorer 8, in your FIRST window and click on a link that opens in a new SECOND window.
2. Close the FIRST window leaving your smaller window open.
3. Drag the SECOND window to whatever size you want. The keyword there being DRAG. 
4. You can Drag the windows by placing the mouse cursor on the edges of the window, holding the right click button and then dragging it.
5. Now close the SECOND window.
6. Open Internet Explorer 8 again from a shortcut on your desktop or the quick launch section of the task bar and check by opening other links as well.

Your problem should be fixed - if NOT here are registry fixes:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\
DELETE  --> Window Placement

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YouTube SKIPS in FULL SCREEN MODE?
Right click the video as it's playing
and select DISABLE VIDEO ACCELERATION

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How to download Facebook Videos
Play the video in Firefox
replace www with letter m
Window opens, choose open with media player
Then while it's playing just choose Save As

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WIN 7 PERMISSIONS
Setting WINDOWS PERMISSIONS
Click on Start -In Search box, type c:\windows\Registration
-You will get Registration folder on the top (as a part of search results)
-Right click on Registration and click on Properties
-Go to Security tab and click on Advanced on bottom
-Verify the Current owner (under Owner tab) is set to Administrators
-Go back to Permissions tab and verify the following permission entries:

Allow Administrators Special <not inherited> This folder and files (full control)
Allow Everyone Special <not inherited> This folder and files
Allow SYSTEM Special <not inherited> This folder and files (full control)

-Edit Administrators & SYSTEM and ensure it Applies to This folder and files;
and all boxes under Allow are checked

-Edit Everyone and ensure it Applies to This folder and files; and boxes to ticked are Traverse folder/execute file,
List folder/read data, Read attributes, Read extended attributes and Read permissions

-If any of the three is missing (Everyone & Administrators most likely),
just click on Add and type the name of the one missing,
Check Names and OK it and then set the permissions as stated above

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Microsoft Outlook 2007
Email sends with adding extra line lines to paragraphs?
Outlook, Tools, Options, Mail Format, Internet Format,
Under "Outlook Rich Text messages to Internet recipients using this format" choose:
Send using Outlook Rich Text format
TaDa...single spaced paragraphs...took me 5 years to finally figure that one out!
http://www.msofficeforums.com/outlook/6277-prevent-outlook-adding-line-breaks.html


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Bob Cerrlli's Windows Tips
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/tips.htm

Optimize XP Comcast tips...
http://home.comcast.net/~supportcd/OptimizeXP.html#Utilities


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Speed up  your sluggish computer after hours of usage
i
n NOTEPAD, Type MYSTRING=(8000)
Save to DESKTOP as file MEMORY.VBS
Run it as often as needed
(It frees up memory hogging programs or internet sites)

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Quick Windows Indexes Tune-Up Trick...
I think ccleaner does not delete all the various index.dat files located everywhere..
To clean them every few months or so...
Start Windows in Safe Mode, COMMAND PROMPT (Tap F8 while starting)
go to C:\
ded index.dat /s
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Windows TASKBAR disappears?

Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del, click Start Task Manager)
Click on FILE (upper left corner)
Click on NEW TASK
Type in "explorer"
Hit OK button
The following may have to be done before running the new explorer
[Click on the PROCESSES tab
Find the "explorer.exe" under IMAGE Name and click on it
Click "End Process" (Lower right corner) (This closes the previous explorer desktop)]
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Outlook stops receiving messages intermittently?
Keeps running in WINDOWS TASK MANAGER despite closing program?

You wont believe this simple solution...move HOTMAIL account so that Outlook 2007downloads HOTMAIL first.
So OUTLOOK, TOOLS,  ACCOUNTS then move HOTMAIL to the top.

I've been searching for this solution for 6 YEARS.
 

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Windows Explorer Crashing?
Repair explorer
SHELLFIX.BAT

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Windows System Tools and Utilities MS-MVP Technician
http://www.ms-mvp.org/

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IE Links will not open or play online .wmv or .mp4 or .avi files
-Copy the following  files to a .reg file and then run it.
OR JUST DOWNLOAD .reg file here:
Fix video links.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avi]
@="WMP11.AssocFile.AVI"
"PerceivedType"="video"
"Content Type"="video/avi"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.asf]
@="WMP11.AssocFile.ASF"
"PerceivedType"="video"
"Content Type"="video/asf"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wmv]
@="WMP11.AssocFile.WMV"
"PerceivedType"="video"
"Content Type"="video/wmv"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp4]
@="WMP11.AssocFile.MP4"
"PerceivedType"="video"
"Content Type"="video/mp4"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpg]
@="WMP11.AssocFile.mpg"
"PerceivedType"="video"
"Content Type"="video/mpg"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3]
@="WMP11.AssocFile.mp3"
"PerceivedType"="video"
"Content Type"="video/mp3"

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ComboFix reset IE SECURITY SETTINGS
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/ie_tips.htm

Running system command on this item is unsafe
How to turn off the window warning

Internet Explorer, Tools > Internet options, Security, Custom level.
Under the miscellaneous section, you will see Launching program and files in IFrame. Change to enable.

 

Internet Explorer Windows
Do not remember user size settings

Search for DWORD value "NoSaveSettings" in right-side pane under following keys:
If there DELETE IT!

HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Program Manager\Restrictions
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
 

   

System Restore
System Restore does not work.

 It gives message:
"There are no restore points created yet for this day.
To restore immediately, pick another day and restore point, and then try again.'

There is no calendar displayed,
I created a new restore point which was accepted.
But when I try System Restore again I get the same message.
 

Download tiny file and Run SystemRestoreCalendarBlank.zip

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Windows VISTA Tutorials at Bleeping Computer HERE
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Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

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Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook
Unable to open the Outlook window
Easy fix...Click Start, Run
outlook.exe /resetnavpane

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CANT CONNECT OUTLOOK EMAIL
IN HOTELS WHILE TRAVELING?
1         Download this file http://www.softstack.com/freesmtp.html
2         Then install by running the setup file.  That’s it.  I think you have to run it each time before sending emails. 
If so – set it up manually to run whenever you start your computer.
3         In OUTLOOK, TOOLS, ACCOUNT SETTINGS use the word "localhost" instead of your current SMTP host.
4         That’s it…just email as normal now.

 

GOOGLE REGISTRY ENTRY to make it the DEFAULT IE browsers search. 
Normally..IE's registry setting REDIRECT from MS to GOOGLE
I'd rather go straight to Goggle...
so...one less step, one less SPY... 

Change this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
and find Search Page value and change it to google like this :
"Search Page"="http://www.google.com"
 

 

WinXP
Slow shutdowns?


Need To Speed Things Up
(After running SPYBOT & AVG first)

MAJOR HINTS and Speedups
Partition Settings, etc.

CLICK HERE

It's not only start-up that you'd like to speed up; you can also make sure that your system shuts down faster. If shutting down XP takes what seems to be an inordinate amount of time, here are a couple of steps you can take to speed up the shutdown process:
 

  • Don't have XP clear your paging file at shutdown. For security reasons, you can have XP clear your paging file (pagefile.sys) of its contents whenever you shut down. Your paging file is used to store temporary files and data, but when your system shuts down, information stays in the file. Some people prefer to have the paging file cleared at shutdown because sensitive information such as unencrypted passwords sometimes ends up in the file. However, clearing the paging file can slow shutdown times significantly, so if extreme security isn't a high priority, you might not want to clear it. To shut down XP without clearing your paging file, run the Registry Editor (click Start > Run, then type regedit in the Run box) and go to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

     

  • Change the value of ClearPageFileAtShutdown to 0. Close the Registry, and restart your computer. Whenever you turn off XP from now on, the paging file won't be cleared, and you should be able to shut down more quickly.

    Note: Please be careful when editing the Registry; you can do a lot of damage here. Don't change or delete anything unless you know exactly what it is.

 

Cannot Open a Web Page in Internet Explorer
&
"Page Cannot Be Displayed" Error Is Displayed

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;293402
This will explain how your Temp files indexes are corrupt.

Just RUN CCleaner

 

OUTLOOK & OUTLOOK EXPRESS
Significant delay from when the letters are typed to when they appear on the screen

IE with Outlook - When typing a new email in Outlook, or replying to an email,
in html format there is a significant delay from when the letters are typed to when they appear on the screen
This problem is caused by a "protective" protocol that I do not support or recommend, that is, loading down the registry
by adding a slew of sites to IE's Restricted Sites zone - sometimes tens of thousands of URLs.
Products that "protect" you by loading down the registry in such a way include Spybot, IE-Spyad and Spyware Blaster.

IE7 has made changes to the way that the rendering engine interacts with the Restricted Sites zone -
the end result is that if you are using Outlook (not 2007), have IE7 installed and use HTML as your email format,
then when you type an email the IE rendering engine will check the registry for entries in
IE's Restricted Sites zone **every time you type a character***.

FIXES:
Remove all of those entries in the Restricted Sites Zone - 
use the Reset Internet Explorer Settings Tool
(Tools, Internet Options, Advanced tab)

Manage large entries in RESTRICTED SITES with

To manage large amount of entries I use:
ZonedOut
 

 

WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER

Windows Media Player - keeps repeating the same songs
Does ACCURADIO display just album covers fast and repeats without playing?

windows media player 10 or 11 stays silent from Accuradio radio stations
Very rapid  - connect and disconnect - and then it may completely disconnect with an error.

A maliciously Windows MediaPlayer plug in was installed probably by a newsgroup VIRUS

The bad files will be in this directory:
C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR COMPUTER USER NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Media\10.0
and/or
C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR COMPUTER USER NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Media\11.0

You will see the bogus file perhaps like this:
WMSDKNSD.XML.(2005.08.09 21.47.18)
THE FILE NAME NUMBERS ARE ACTUALLY THE DATE & TIME INFECTED
And you will have other valid files that will be recreated by Media Player so:
JUST DELETE ALL THE FILES IN EACH DIRECTORY
AND bingo the player works!!!

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WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER
MENU BAR DOES NOT HIDE
Run RegisteryEdit,
go to HKEY_USERS
Search for PREFERENCES
You must keep searching until you find
Preferences In the LEFT side of regedit
and the RIGHT side has MANY (>100) entries.
DELETE the entire PREFERENCES key on the left.
Now when you run media player, it will restart
 

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Problem with Windows Media Player Synchronizing mp3 with Cell Phone
 Do you get that Media Player has to
Be sure that when saving mp3 files that the recorder's mp3 attributes
are set 28 BIT and 44K STEREO

 

QUICKTIME PLAYER

Repeating Error:
There is no disk in the drive
Please insert a disk into drive


Search for this file and then rename it
QTTASK.EXE

Be if necessary,
be sure to delete it from the RECYCLE bin too

 

That's it for Apple's QuickTime!!!
And Windows Media Player
And Real Player

TRY THIS:
QuickTime Alternative

It's Media Player Classic that PLAYS EVERYTHING
INCLUDING QT FULL SCREEN SWITCH

I've been searching for a program like this for years!

 

 

Set Windows Program Access & Default
How to Choose default Windows Program to always run
such as MEDIA PLAYER, etc.

click START, CONTROL PANEL, ADD REMOVE PROGRAMS, SET PROGRAM ACCESS AND DEFAULTS

 

WINAMP
Listen to Internet Radio all over the world
HIGH SPEED RECOMMENDED
Click
here to get WINAMP
Click here to listen to 1000's of radio stations
Click here to record digitally with mpg info

winamp skins

Click here to get SONY EXPENSIVE winamp SKIN
Click here to get SONY EXPENSIVE steamripr SKIN

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Click here to get nucleo winamp SKIN
Click here to get nucleo steamripr SKIN

 

No annoying password LOGIN SCREEN for Windows XP

  • Start, Control Panel, Pick a user, click REMOVE MY PASSWORD
    or for REMOTE DESKTOP CONNECTION skip this step - then
  • Start, Run type control userpasswords2, and click Ok.
  • Turn off Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer option,
    and click OK.


 

I forgot my Windows XP ADMINISTRATIVE PASSWORD
click here

OR get Hirans Boot CD


 

MS WORD does not save changes
or you receive an error message
in Office after you install Adobe Acrobat 7.0

click here

WORD - SHIFT/SAVE ALL saves NORMAL.DOT

 

PAYPAL

PAYPAL does not fully cover you for a SOFTWARE PURCHASE that does not work correctly.;
OR purchases made from an Internet site that is not eBay - other than NOT DELIVERED claims.

Although PAYPAL advertises safety and BUYER PROTECTION it is NOT TOTALLY true -
and when you CAREFULLY read the PAYPAL BUYER PROTECTION POLICY,
you will see that you may not be covered with ANY Paypal Buyer Protection.

On purchases made outside of eBay, PAYPAL only covers the completed DELIVERY
of the purchased item.  It does not cover any ITEM IS NOT AS DESCRIBED, or BROKEN items claims.

To purchase on PAYPAL with complete buyer protection
you MUST fund your purchase with a credit card at time of the transaction. 

That means withdrawing ALL your PAYPAL funds before you change the
funding choice to your credit card.

You get a second layer of defense with
your credit card company & PAYPAL's buyer's protection
- plus -
you may get an extended guarantee from your card issuer.
 

 

WinSock XP Fix 1.2
WinSock XP Fix offers a last resort if your Internet connectivity has been corrupted
due to invalid or removed registry entries.
It can often cure the problem of lost connections after the removal of Adware components or
improper uninstall of firewall applications or other tools that modify the XP network and Winsock settings.
If you encounter connection problems after removing network related software,
Adware or after registry clean-up; and all other ways fail, then give WinSock XP Fix a try.
It can create a registry backup of your current settings, so it is fairly safe to use.
Download here

 

Windows XP Start menu and Favorites menu are not listed in alphabetical order
HERE

 

MICROSOFT WORD
SHOW ALL FORMATTING not saving?
Go to WORD, OPTIONS, File Locations
Workgroup templates

Put the location of MY TEMPLATES:
ie: D:\My Documents\Word\Templates

 

 

PANDORA SKIPPING
On your desktop or laptop computer ?
(This is not for your mobile phone)
 

Delete all instances of FLASH PLAYER on C:
(Search for FLASH and delete all caches', etc.)
Then re-install FLASH here
 

You can also try these settings...below
Change your TCP Receive Window size:
Launch window registry editor by clicking on Start | Run
T
ype in regedit.exe then click OK .

Create a new registry key. On the left side you need to go to the directory
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ Services\Tcpip\Parameters

Select Edit | New | DWORD Value .

Rename the new registry key to TcpWindowSize.

Modify the registry setting for TcpWindowSize by double clicking on the key.
Change the Base Setting to Decimal
Enter the value 64240
exit RegEdit
Reboot