Download TweakUI PowerToy for Windows XP 32 Bit

TweakUI is a great tool that can be used to make some changes in the Windows system easily and that too without any deep knowledge of the system. Even if you are not that geeky, you can still use the tool to configure your system according to your needs.

There are occasions when some unwanted changes have been done into your system like disabling the task manager etc by some computer malware; this tool can also help some settings back to the original. Continue reading “Download TweakUI PowerToy for Windows XP 32 Bit”

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”

Download Ultimate Windows Tweaker, a Tweak UI for Windows 7 & Vista

If you have used the TweakUI in Windows XP then you must have guessed what this Ultimate Windows Tweaker could do for you. It is a freeware that works on Windows 7 and Windows Vista on both 32 and 64 bit.

The tool is a freeware with size of around 345Kb and requires no installation before use. In spite of the tool being small in size, it can tweak your Windows with over 150 tricks. Some of the features Continue reading “Download Ultimate Windows Tweaker, a Tweak UI for Windows 7 & Vista”

Increase or Decrease Thumbnail Size in Explorer

For the people with bigger screens who like to see the bigger Thumbnails for the Images, documents and folders etc, here is a trick to change the size (increase or decrease) of the Thumbnail Preview in Windows Explorer.

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Increasing the preview size will show a bigger preview of the Thumbnails preventing the need to open the file and see what it contains. Continue reading “Increase or Decrease Thumbnail Size in Explorer”

Remove Shortcut Arrows from Icons

For all those who wanted to change how their Desktop Icons looked, here is a post that can either remove or change the shortcut arrows on the desktop icons without any registry editing (read this for registry tweak)

Not only you can remove the arrow but you also have the option to select a smaller arrow or just create your own custom arrow and use it on the desktop icons. Continue reading “Remove Shortcut Arrows from Icons”

Hide a Drive or Partition with TweakUI in Windows

One of our readers wanted to know how to hide any drive or partition in Windows? Well if you also want to hide yours or just wish to fool someone, then this can be easily done.

The advantage of hiding a disk drive is that this method not only hide your data but also make it invisible to those who are a threat to your secret files. You can prevent the unauthorized access to your data.

The method is best to use when you have lot of data to protect then what you can do is just copy the data in a drive and hide the complete drive instead of hiding those individually.

Drive can be made hidden by two ways: Continue reading “Hide a Drive or Partition with TweakUI in Windows”

[Solved] System Tray Icon Missing from System Tray in Windows

This was the problem faced by one of our readers that when he booted the PC, the system tray icons were missing from the system tray, also known as notification area. Along with this, the Hide Inactive Icons button was also disabled or greyed out.

It is because of this the icons including the pen drive icon don’t load up.

Cause of the problem:

•    The cause is solely because of the inability of the Windows to load up all the icons properly. Continue reading “[Solved] System Tray Icon Missing from System Tray in Windows”

[Solved] Missing Install New Font Option in Windows

Windows lets you install your own favorite fonts with ease but here is a problem reported by one of our readers that the option of install New Fonts was missing from the File Menu of the Windows/Fonts folder.

Causes of the problem:

•    The System and Read Only attributes are no longer set for the Fonts folder.

•    The Fontext.dll file may be missing or damaged.

•    The Desktop.ini file may be missing or damaged (more info) Continue reading “[Solved] Missing Install New Font Option in Windows”