Speed up your Shutdown

For the ones who’re really bored of the time it takes to Shutdown, the following hack is for them.
When you shutdown your PC, Windows waits for sometime giving the running applications, time to exit by themselves before killing the process directly.The time it waits is the value of the WaitToKillServiceTimeout.
By default, it is set to 2000.As a test we’re gonna set it to 1000.
Follow the simple steps below:

  1. Open Regedit from the Run window [Windows Logo Key (Hereafter I will be denoting it as WLK)+R].
  2. Use the left pane to brose to :My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ then Click on ‘Control’.
  3. If you’re at the right place, you should see ‘WaitToKillServiceTimeout’ on the right pane. Double-click it and then change the Value Data to 1000. (For now, I’ve set mine to 800)
  4. THE END of slow shutdown, experience fast shutdown.

Convert a Trial into Fullversion

I am always searching the net for good softwares and when I find them, they all are Trial Versions.

So a Trial? Means 30 Days or less. I started thinking….I found out that a trial software records its date of installation in a file in its folder and counts days.

So if after the trial is over, and when you delete its folder in which the date was recorded, the software would probably think that you have installed just now and then it creates a new date-recording-file.
And your trial starts over again…And if you want the Again..and Again!

Enough of writing, let’s come to the point.
Follow these 8 simple steps below:

  1. Get a trial and wait for it to be over, come back to this post after it is over :P LOL
  2. Uninstall the trial and restart your computer (if it is required).
  3. Then…The software’s settings folder is located in? C:\Documents and Settings\(Username)\Application Data (in Windows XP), in Windows Vista, it will be in C:\Users\(Username)\Application Data (doesn’t work in Vista if UAC is on)
  4. Look for your trial software’s name or company name in that folder. If you are having difficulty in getting that then check each of the folders content.Or search it.
  5. After you get that folder, just delete it.
  6. Now its time for some Registry work.Open Run (Windows Logo Key+R) and type ‘regedit’ in the registry editor, browse to My Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software and then search for your software’s folder and delete it. Do the same in?My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE ,leave it if you don’t find the software there.
  7. Install the trial again and then it works from the starting.
  8. Repeat the same directions when your trial is over again!

Enjoy Fullversions!

Note: This is the legal way of doing it. Otherwise a crack or keygen can be used to convert it to full version forever, but illegally :D

Login With Multiple ACs on any Site

To do this, you need to have Google Chrome (DOWNLOAD ).

The Google Chrome’s incognito mode does not store cookies or any traces of sites that are visited and the most important for us is that it does not store cookies! So you can Open Multiple Acs that is one in normal Window and Other in Incognito Window.
The Alternate way for opening multiple Acs at once is using multiple Browsers (I use Chrome and Firefox!).

Make your Desktop Dissapear!

Now there’s no need to restart your computer when the screen hangs up; after reading this article.

When you run too many applications and mostly when you extract deep compressed files, your system gets slow and takes too much time to do a process and also sometimes, the system becomes non responsive.

What you should do then is just follow this simple steps:

  1. Open taskmanger, probably you might not be able to open Run so just Ctrl+Alt+Del.
  2. Find explorer.exe in the processes tab and end that process.
  3. Done! You will get a blank desktop.
  4. To return to normal you need to got to taskmanager.In application tab you’ll see “New Task…” at the bottom right of the window.
  5. Click it and type explorer.exe and loh, your back to normal!

Crack Windows Xp Admin Password

Have you locked your computer and lost the Admin Pass.?
Or do you want to access a computer that is Pass. Protected?

There are many softwares on the net called “Pass. Recovery Softwares” which can help you to crack these passwords and get the admin Passwords.
Most easy and reliable one is given below.

PcLoginNow:PCLoginNow  is an easy-to-use tool to reset local administrator and other accounts passwords on Windows system. No need to reinstall the system. It resets Windows passwords and Windows security settings instantly. All version of Windows are completely supported. It’s an incredible CD for Home users and Businesses. And most of all, it’s the most popular and safe solution for removing your Windows password until now.
Besides the abilities of resetting passwords, PCLoginNow can also help you maintain, change accounts policy setting and properties. You can easily upgrades an general account to administrator level, lock or unlock those accounts you don’t need anymore, And moreover, all of these are done without booting your tedious, time-comsuming Windows System.
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Current Version : 2.0

download PC Login nowhttp://downloads.sourceforge.net/pcloginnow/PCLoginNow_Full_2.0.iso?use_mirror=nchc&filesize=57894912

Minimize any Application Window to System Tray

Very few applications like Microsoft Outlook, MSN Messenger and anti virus scanners have the built in support of minimizing the application windows to System Tray(the extreme right side of windows task bar). But luckily for rest of the application there is Trayit. Trayit Application allows you to save windows task bar space by placing the minimized application windows in to system tray.
See the following image which show application windows like MS Word, Windows Live Writer, Firefox, Google Talk, Notepad, etc.. minimized to the system tray with the help of Trayit.

Tech Thoughts: Trayit Application to minimize any application window to system tray

Trayit is a freeware application developed by Computer Technology Inc. It runs on on Windows 95/98/Me, NT/2000/XP/Vista and does not require any installation. Usage of the application is very simple. You can temporarily put any window in the system tray by keeping down the button when minimizing the window.
? Download Trayit

Windows XP Shortcuts:For a smart user!

Its so much time waste to do everything in the way it is said to be done!

Take shortcuts and speed up your comp and time you take to do taska on it.

General keyboard shortcuts
? CTRL+C (Copy)
? CTRL+X (Cut)
? CTRL+V (Paste)
? CTRL+Z (Undo)
? DELETE (Delete)
? SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
? CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
? CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
? F2 key (Rename the selected item)
? CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
? CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
? CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
? CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
? CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
? SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
? CTRL+A (Select all)
? F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
? ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
? ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
? ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
? ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
? CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
? ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
? ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
? F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
? F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
? SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
? ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
? CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
? ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
? Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
? F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
? RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
? LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
? F5 key (Update the active window)
? BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
? ESC (Cancel the current task)
? SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
? CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)

Microsoft natural keyboard shortcuts
? Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
? Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
? Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
? Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
? Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
? Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
? Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
? CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
? Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
? Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
? Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
? Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)

Accessibility keyboard shortcuts
? Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
? Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
? Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
? SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
? NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
? Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)

Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts
? END (Display the bottom of the active window)
? HOME (Display the top of the active window)
? NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
? NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
? NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)
? LEFT ARROW (Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder)
? RIGHT ARROW (Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder)

Shortcut keys for Character Map
After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the grid by using the keyboard shortcuts:
? RIGHT ARROW (Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line)
? LEFT ARROW (Move to the left or to the end of the previous line)
? UP ARROW (Move up one row)
? DOWN ARROW (Move down one row)
? PAGE UP (Move up one screen at a time)
? PAGE DOWN (Move down one screen at a time)
? HOME (Move to the beginning of the line)
? END (Move to the end of the line)
? CTRL+HOME (Move to the first character)
? CTRL+END (Move to the last character)
? SPACEBAR (Switch between Enlarged and Normal mode when a character is selected)

Microsoft Management Console (MMC) main window keyboard shortcuts
? CTRL+O (Open a saved console)
? CTRL+N (Open a new console)
? CTRL+S (Save the open console)
? CTRL+M (Add or remove a console item)
? CTRL+W (Open a new window)
? F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
? ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)
? ALT+F4 (Close the console)
? ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
? ALT+V (Display the View menu)
? ALT+F (Display the File menu)
? ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)

MMC console window keyboard shortcuts
? CTRL+P (Print the current page or active pane)
? ALT+Minus sign (-) (Display the window menu for the active console window)
? SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
? F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
? F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
? CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
? CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
? ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item)
? F2 key (Rename the selected item)
? CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console)

Remote desktop connection navigation
? CTRL+ALT+END (Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box)
? ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
? ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
? ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
? ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
? CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
? ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
? CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
? CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)

Microsoft Internet Explorer navigation
? CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
? CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
? CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
? CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
? CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
? CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
? CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
? CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
? CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
? CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
? CTRL+W (Close the current window)

? Some keyboard shortcuts may not work if StickyKeys is turned on in Accessibility Options.
? Some of the Terminal Services client shortcuts that are similar to the shortcuts in Remote Desktop Sharing are not available when you use Remote Assistance in Windows XP Home Edition.
? Some of the other Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that have similar information as this article are:

USB as RAM in Windiws Vista!

Windows Vista has a useful feature called ReadyBoost that can use your USB as memory.But, the problem with it is that Vista does not take up the slower USB sticks in the market. To break through this limitation, here is a easy four step tutorial:

1.Get the stuff ready
Plugin your USB drive (disable autoplay feature if you have got it enabled) and open the properties of the drive.

2. Readyboost setup
Click on the Readyboost tab in the properties menu and check “Do not restest this device”. Do OK and unplug your drive.

3. Edit Registry
Open the registry editor; type ‘regedit’ in Run(Windows Logo Key+R).The editor should have started up by now.
Use the left-hand pane to browse to :HKLM (Local Machine)\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\ CurrentVersion \EMDgmt. You’ll have a list of USB devices the computer has encountered, one of which should be your USB drive.Single-click it.
Here’s a few bit that you gotta edit:

  1. Double click on Device Status and change the value to 2, Do OK.
  2. Do the same for ReadSpeedKBs and WriteSpeedKBs, changing their values to both 1000.
  3. Exit Regedit and cool down.

Back to work.
Now all that’s left to do is put the stick back in and once again go to the device properties. If you look under the Readyboost Tab, you’ll be able to now select ‘Use this device’, click it. Success!Enjoy a faster Vista.