Display legal notice on startup:Win XP Hack

Wanna tell your friends about the do’s and dont’s in your computer when they login in your absence. Well you can do it pretty easily by displaying a legal notice at system start up.

GOTO->RUN->REGEDIT

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system]
“legalnoticecaption”=”enter your notice caption”
“legalnoticetext”=”enter your legal notice text”

Great Trick, I am using this one currently ….

Example:

“legalnoticecaption”=”Mann’s Cyberdyne Security”
“legalnoticetext”=”Authorized Personnel Only”

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Install Windows xp in less than 15 minutes

Now, this tip will be very helpful for those who frequently install windows xp operating system. Normally OS installation takes around 40 minutes to complete, but through this trick you can now save 10-15 minutes. This simple tricks goes this way.

1. Boot through Windows XP CD.

2. After all the files are completely loaded, you get the option to select the partition. Select “c”.

3. Now Format the partition, whether it is normal or quick with NTFS or FAT

4. Once the formatting is completed, All the setup files required for installation are copied. Restart your system by pressing Enter.

Now, here begins the Simple trick to save 10-15 minutes.

5. After rebooting, you get a screen where it takes 40 minutes to complete or finalize the OS installation.

6. Now, Press SHIFT + F10 Key ->  This opens command prompt.

7. Enter “Taskmgr” at the command prompt window. This will open Task Manager.

8. Click the Process Tab, here we find a process called Setup.exe -> Right Click on Setup.exe -> Set Priority -> Select High or Above Normal. Initially it will be Normal.

Thats it, no more work to do. Relax your self and see how fast the installation process completes

Turn On/Off Monitor using keyboard

If you are using a Desktop computer then it’s easy to turn On or Off your monitor screen. But still if you are lazy enough to stretch your hand to the monitor screen you can use one cool small app to make your life easier.

PushMoitorOff is a tiny app which allows you to control your monitor screen from your keyboard. This tool comes handy for laptop users too. As most of the laptops don’t have the different On/Off button for the screen. So those who believe in saving energy can use this tool when needed.

The app is very easy to use. Whenever you feel like turning on/off your monitor you just have to press Shift+f1. You can change this shortcut key also using the options provided in the software

Download PushMoitorOff

Block a website address from opening in windows

This trick will be helpful for those who want to block access to particular websites on their system.  Parents can block certain websites from their younger ones. It can also be used in schools and colleges etc….

Well this trick is very simple and it goes this way.

1. Open MyComputer

2. Browse C:   (or your Operating system drive)

3. Browse Windows –>System32–>drivers–>etc

so the Location will be C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

In the etc folder look for the file hosts

4. Open this file hosts with notepad.

5.  Locate the line 127.0.0.1 localhost

6. To block http://www.google.com for example, just add this text under

127.0.0.1  localhost:
127.0.0.1 http://www.google.com
127.0.0.1 http://www.yahoo.com

7. Save the file.

In this way add any number of sites you want,  however you will need to prefix it with “127.0.0.1″.

Note:  This blocks the website from opening in any browser whether it is Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer