How to add “open cmd prompt” to folder context menus

Add the open cmd prompt to folder context menus
Also drives and My Computer

copy what’s in the code area to notepad and save as cmd here.reg or you can download
the registry file from the links at below


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDriveshellcmd]
@=”Command Prompt”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDriveshellcmdcommand]
@=”cmd.exe /k “cd %L””

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshellcmd]
@=”Command Prompt”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshellcmdcommand]
@=”cmd.exe /k “cd %L””

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}shellcmd]
@=”Command Prompt”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}shellcmdcommand]
@=”cmd.exe /k “cd %L””

links for the registory file is below
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How To make Pendrive or USB Drive Bootable

We boot our computer with the help of Bootable OS CD/DVD.But sometime the CD/DVD is not available with us but we have the ISO image of the file.
So instead of burn that ISO image to a CD/DVD you can use your PenDrive/USB Drive as a bootable Device and boot your OS from that bootable USB Drive.
Question is how we make our PenDrive/USB Drive bootable.So here is a very Simple Solution.
For This You have to Download a software called “ULTRAISO”
You can Download it from links below..
link1                        link2
Click here than wait for few seconds and than click on skip add…

Click on the SKIP AD> and proceed to Download…

After You Downloaded The file Install it to Your Computer.

Now carefully Follow The following Steps to Make Your USB/PENDDRIVE Bootable.

1.If You are using Vista/Windows 7 than Run UltraIso using the Administrator Privillage.Or simply run as Administartor.The image shown below is for Your reffrence.In case of XP or Low version of Windows OS you can Directly Run the Software.

2.If  u have patched the setup entered the key the window like this will appear.

3.Click on The Open Icon one the Title Bar or Simply Press “CTRL+O”  the open popup will open like this..

4.Now go to the Location in Your Hard Drive where the ISO file of OS is located.Select the appropriate file and open it.
After You open The file, file will be open in software main window like this

 5.Now Go to the Bootable menu in the Menu Bar. And Select Write Disk Image.. Option.

6.After You Click on this option, A new Window will appear which will be like this.

7 .Select You USB Drive from the Drop Down Menu and click on the Write Option.
You will be prompt with the this Dialoge Box shown below.Click one yes to continue

8.It Will take some time and than Your USB will be Bootable.
You can boot Your computer from this USB.
You can make bootable USB for all type of  OS like WIN 7 ,Vista,ubuntu,mint,etc…
also you can make bootable USB of so many live OS of Linux like BACKTRACK…

NOTE- You cant make Bootable windows XP USB with help of this Software.

Turn ON/OFF Num Lock on Startup

Most of standard keyboards come with a small numeric keypad which identified by the numbers from 0 to 9. However, this numeric keypad is also served for some other functions such as “Page Up”, “Page Down”, “End”, “Home”, etc… depending on which mode of the “Num Lock” is being used. 
Many Windows users find this numeric keypad useful to type the numbers faster. But oopps… after hitting a several keys on the numeric keypad, you recognize the outcomes are not what you expected. Then you recognize the “Num Lock” mode is “OFF”, so you just need to switch it on, and… start over your typing! The bad news is, by default, Windows turns the Num Lock off; however, the good news is, you can configure Windows to turn this Num Lock ON so that whenever you mean “number”, you really get a number.
Read on, you’ll get the details how to set Windows to keep the Num Lock status “ON” as default. In fact, you will need to make a small change on your Windows Registry to turn the Num Lock ON everytime Windows starts up.
IMPORTANT This article will guide to some steps to modify your Windows Registry. Stop if you’re not familiar with the Windows Registry. Making a wrong change on the Windows Registry could cause critical problems to your computer.
Proceed at your own risks
This tip modifies the Windows Registry. So be aware and careful when following the steps. Damage the Windows Registry might damage your Windows.
  1. Open the “Registry Editor” (“Start” > “Run“, then type “regedit” and Enter).
  2. Expand to the following key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelKeyboard
  3. Within the keyboard folder, you should have a string value named “InitialKeyboardIndicators” with a value of 0, 1, or 2.
  4. Double-click on this string value “InitialKeyboardIndicators” and edit the value to what you want. Below is the explaination of the values:
    0: Num Lock is turned OFF on startup
    1: Disable Num Lock
    2: Num Lock is turned ON on startup

Speed Up or Disable Windows Search Indexing in Vista,7

Speed Up or Disable Windows Search Indexing in Vista, 7

The new indexing service built into Windows Vista has been the subject of a lot of complaints, since it seems to kick in at strange times and thrash your hard drive. So what can we do to speed this up?
There’s two options: You can either trim down the amount of files that Windows Search is indexing, or you can disable it entirely if you never use the search.
Trim Down Indexing Locations
The best way to trim down the amount of processor time the indexing service uses is by trimming down the amount of files being indexed. For instance, if you don’t regularly search through your C: drive, there’s really no need to be indexing it.
Personally, I love the search function for Outlook and the Start Menu, but that’s the only places I care about indexing.
 Type Indexing into the control panel search or the start menu search box, and you should see an item called Indexing Options.
  
Here you can see the current list of locations that are being indexed. For instance, I only index the start menu and Outlook. If you want to modify or remove locations, use the Modify button.
 All you have to do to remove a location from being indexed is uncheck the box. You might have to click the Show All Locations button to see some of the default locations.
The start menu indexing really doesn’t take much processing time though, so I wouldn’t bother removing that.
Completely Disable Indexing
If you’d prefer to completely disable the indexing service, you can disable it entirely by turning off the service.
Open up Services through control panel, or by typing services.msc into the start menu search box. Find “Windows Search” in the list of services and double-click on it to open it.

  
Change the Startup type of the service to Disabled, and then click the Stop button to stop the service.
 At this point the Windows Search service is completely disabled.

Forgot Windows XP Password ?

Yes it is possible to change Adminstrator password both in Win XP , Vista and 7 without knowing it. If you somehow manage to login as an Administrator then you can change the password without knowing it.

Here’s the Step-By-Step instructions

1. Right-click on the “My Computer” icon on the desktop OR in the Start Menu.

2. Select the option “Manage”.

3. On the left pane expand the “Computer Management (Local) tree (if it is not already expanded)

4. Double click “Local Users and Groups” option From “System Tools” tree.

5. Click the “Users” option.

6. Now you will see the list of users on the right side pane, such as Administrator, Guest etc.

7. Right click the “Administrator” and select the option “Set Password” option.

8. Now you will see a warning message, Click on proceed.

9. Now the system asks you for “New Password” and “Confirm Password” .

10. After entering the password click on “OK”. The password is changed. That’s It!

How to Hide the drives(c,d….etc) in MY COMPUTER

This is a great trick you can play on your friends. To disable the display of local or networked drives when you click My Computer.

 1.Go to start->run.Type regedit.Now go to:

 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer

 Now in the right pane create a new DWORD item and name it NoDrives(it is case sensitive). Now modify it’s value and set it to 3FFFFFF (Hexadecimal) .Now restart your computer. So, now when you click on My Computer, no drives will be shown(all gone…). To enable display of drives in My Computer, simply delete this DWORD item that you created.Again restart your computer.You can now see all the drives again. Magic……..lol..

Fast Menu Opening….

Go to Start then Run

 Type ‘Regedit’ then click ‘Ok’

 Find “HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop”

 Select “MenuShowDelay”

 Right click and select “Modify’

 Reduce the number to around “100”

 This is the delay time before a menu is opened. You can set it to “0” but it can make windows really hard to use as menus will open if you just look at them – well move your mouse over them anyway. I tend to go for anywhere between 50-150 depending on my mood.

Hack Admin Password From User Mode

Disclaimer: Use this article for eductational purpose ONLY.

 Follow these steps:
 1. Open command prompt (Start->Run->cmd),
 2. Enter the following command, then press ENTER

 3. Enter the followin command, then press ENTER:
 compmgmt.msc
 This should open the computer management console.
 4. Go to local users & groups->users. Right click on any user and select “set password”.

 If you get a “access denied” do the following:

 start>run>cmd
 then use following commands
 1) net user test /add (this command will make test named user)
 2) net localgroup administrators test /add (this command will make test user as administrators rights)

 and use net user command to reset your admin. password

How to Remove Windows XP’s Messenger

Theoretically, you can get rid of it (as well as a few other things). Windows 2000 power users should already be familiar with this tweak.

 Fire up the Windows Explorer and navigate your way to the %SYSTEMROOT% INF folder. What the heck is that thingy with the percentage signs? It’s a variable. For most people, %SYSTEMROOT% is C:Windows. For others, it may be E:WinXP. Get it? Okay, on with the hack! In the INF folder, open sysoc.inf (but not before making a BACKUP copy first). Before your eyes glaze over, look for the line containing “msmsgs” in it. Near the end of that particular line, you’ll notice that the word “hide” is not so hidden. Go ahead and delete “hide” (so that the flanking commas are left sitting next to one another). Save the file and close it. Now, open the Add and Remove Programs applet in the Control Panel. Click the Add / Remove Windows Components icon. You should see “Windows Messenger” in that list. Remove the checkmark from its box, and you should be set. NOTE: there are other hidden system components in that sysoc.inf file, too. Remove “hide” and the subsequent programs at your own risk.