Allow verbose status messages in Windows 7 and Windows xp

Verbose messages are Windows messages that you will get, if your computer perform a shutdown, restart, logon or logoff. If you start, shutdown, login or logoff your computer, Windows will display a window showing information about what tasks, Windows will perform next.

Normally, Windows only displays general information like loading personal settings, but you won’t see detailed information about which files or settings are included in this task. If you use this setting, Windows slow down a little and it can help you get the detailed information and this will give you more time to close all your running programs and save your data. Continue reading “Allow verbose status messages in Windows 7 and Windows xp”

Uninstall Program when unable to remove from Add/Remove Program

One of our readers was facing this problem that when trying to uninstalling software or a program from the Windows’ Add/Remove Programs list, the system showed an error message and the program was not successfully uninstalled.

If you are also facing somewhat similar issue, then here are some workarounds to this problem.

Let us know why this problem occurs:

This usually occurs if you have manually deleted the tool from the system but haven’t uninstalled it or in case of a multi user system, some other user has uninstalled it but you have no idea about it. In these cases, you will come across the following error message Continue reading “Uninstall Program when unable to remove from Add/Remove Program”

Enable or Disable Task Manager

If you work on shared PC and wanted to add some more restrictions, then there is one thing that you can do easily. You can enable or disable the Task Manager of your system. If you choose to disable the task manager, other users of the system won’t be able to access it.

Enabling or disabling the Task Manager is not a tough task and you can do this by making some changes in the registry. Here is how to: Continue reading “Enable or Disable Task Manager”

Disable Take Tour of Windows XP Option

Windows XP had this good feature of introducing the OS features by providing a tour of the OS after you install the Windows but this feature irritates a lot if you don’t want to take the tour or keep on formatting and reinstalling the Windows.

If same is the condition with you then here is how to disable this feature in Windows XP. Following are the steps to disable the “Take Tour of Windows XP” Option: Continue reading “Disable Take Tour of Windows XP Option”

Jump to Registry Keys Directly with Registry Jumper

Sometimes it becomes very important to do some changes in the registry but there are two ways of doing that. One is you directly run the VB script and import the settings to the registry or just navigate to the actual location and modify the registry there manually.

While the first method is easy, second one is not that simple and is also time consuming. What if you have not much information about the registry settings, in that case registry tweak can Continue reading “Jump to Registry Keys Directly with Registry Jumper”

Steps to Bypass Recycle Bin when Deleting Files and Folders

Whenever we delete files, the files gets stored in the Recycle Bin for restoration at any later stage but the files gets piled up there until you manually delete the files from there.

But if you are sure enough that you do not need the files at later stage then Shift + Delete is a good option but just to make you people aware, following methods can also be used to bypass the Recycle Bin when deleting the files.

Method 1:

Right click on Recycle Bin and click Properties. Now select the option “Do not move files to Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deletedContinue reading “Steps to Bypass Recycle Bin when Deleting Files and Folders”

[Solved] System Restore Missing in Windows

One of our readers faced this problem that he was not able to find the System Restore option in his version of Windows. If similar is the case with you then here are few tricks to solve the problem.

Solution 1:

The problem of missing System Restore is due to the corrupted or missing System Volume Information folders in each drive.

1.    Go to each drive and look for these folders (these are system hidden and you will need to show hidden as well as system files to see these folders). Continue reading “[Solved] System Restore Missing in Windows”

Free Regedit Replacement Tool – RegAlyzer

The first thing that a virus does in an infected system is disabling the registry editor that is regedit.exe. However the same may be done by the system administrator for preventing some action by the users.

So if it is the same case with you then you can try a replacement tool for regedit that is use another tool that can provide you with the same functionality as with regedit. Continue reading “Free Regedit Replacement Tool – RegAlyzer”

[Solved] Error 1606: Could not access network location 0\

The error was faced by one of our readers who was irritated with the problem that whenever he tried to install or uninstall any program there comes an error message reading “Error 1606:Could not access network location 0\

Well the fix is not that difficult but requires some Registry Tweaking so it would be better if you have a backup of your registry, but if you are confident enough then you can do it without that as well. Continue reading “[Solved] Error 1606: Could not access network location 0\”

Open .Reg File without Confirmation

There are times when we wish to make certain changes in the Registry of our Windows but to do that we can either edit the registry manually or use a .reg file that will do the work itself.

While editing registry manually is bit tiresome and require some precaution, using the .reg registry file is easy and does the work itself.

To use the .reg file we need to double click on it and then click OK to the confirmation prompt but here is a cool trick that can prevent the confirmation dialog and we can run the .reg file directly. Continue reading “Open .Reg File without Confirmation”

Restore Missing Address Bar in Internet Explorer

One of our readers came across this problem that his Address Bar went missing from the Internet Explorer and was not coming back even if he tried restoring from the toolbar. If you also have the same problem then here is the solution.

Address bar, also known as the Location bar is used to enter the URL of the site to be visited and also holds the drop down of recently visited addresses.

Cause:

The problem is mostly seen in IE and may occur if the Toolbar settings are set to remove the Address bar, or if there is a problem with a registry key. Continue reading “Restore Missing Address Bar in Internet Explorer”

4 Windows Tricks You Must Know – Part 2

I have written about some unknown tricks of Windows XP that you should know. In case you missed it, then read it from here.

Here are the next 4 tricks that will benefit you some day.

4 Windows Tricks

1.    Prioritize Important Applications
If you have a habit of running many applications and programs simultaneously then you should know how to prioritize the important ones as prioritizing the programs helps running the important ones unaffected. Continue reading “4 Windows Tricks You Must Know – Part 2”