Change Text and Baloon Tip

Change Text and Baloon Tip Associated

With All Desktop Icons
You need to know the object’s class ID (CLSID), which uniquely identifies each system
object. The following table lists the CLSIDs for common desktop objects.
CLSIDs for desktop objects

Desktop object CLSID

My Computer {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
Recycle Bin {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
Microsoft Outlook {00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
Internet Explorer {FBF23B42-E3F0-101B-8488-00AA003E56F8}
The Internet {3DC7A020-0ACD-11CF-A9BB-00AA004AE837}
My Network Places {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
Briefcase {85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D}
Dial-Up Networking {992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}

Run the Registry Editor, go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID, a key that lets you change
characteristics of system objects, and highlight the CLSID whose name or balloon text you
want to change. For example, to change My Computer, highlight the subkey
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}. Keep
in mind that HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID has many CLSIDs listed under it, so it might
take you a while to find the proper subkey.
Once you find the right subkey, if you want to edit the name of the object, open the Default
value and type in the text that you want to appear underneath the object. If you want to edit
the balloon text for the object, open the InfoTip value and type in the text that you want to
appear as balloon text. Once you’re done, exit the Registry and reboot.

Set the Search Screen to the Classic Look

When I first saw the default search pane in Windows XP, my instinct was to return it to its classic look; that puppy had to go. Of course, I later discovered that a doggie door is built into the applet. Click “Change preferences” then “Without an animated screen character.” If you’d rather give it a bare-bones “Windows 2000” look and feel, fire up your Registry editor and navigate to:

 HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer CabinetState.

 You may need to create a new string value labeled “Use Search Asst” and set it to “no”.

Secrets Behind The Run Registry key

You can start or stop programs from executing at bootup by adding or deleting them
to/from the run Keys in the Registry. Windows loads programs to start in the
following order; Program listed in the Local Machine hive, then the Current User
hive, then theWin.ini Run= and Load = lines and then finally programs in your Start
Up folder.

To add or remove programs in the Registry.

Open RegEdit. .Go to the desired Key:

Add a new String Value and name it anything you like. For the value data, enter the
path and executable for the program you want to run.

By adding the value to the KEY_CURRENT_USER hive instead allows the program
to start only when that user is logged on.
If you add the value to the RunOnce key the program will run once and be removed from the key by Windows.

Change Icons of your Desktop Objects

Change Icons of your Desktop Objects(MyComputer, Recycle bin..)


look for the CLSID subkey from the table above for the object whose icon you want to change.

Open the subkey and then the DefaultIcon subkey under that.

To change the icon for My Computer, open the subkey HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}DefaultIcon.

Change the Default value to the path of the icon that you want displayed.

Follow the same for changing the icons of ther items as well.

Exit the Registry.

You might have to reboot for the new settings to take effect.

If you aren’t able to change your icons still, then try editing the following: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoft WindowsCurrentVersion
Explorer CLSID, and you will be in.

Customize the Navigation pane

You can use the navigation pane (the left pane) to find files and folders and display links to frequently used folders and other items. You can also move or copy items to a destination in the navigation pane.
If you don’t see the navigation pane on the left side of an open folder window, click Organize, point to Layout, and then click Navigation pane to display it.

To customize the navigation pane in Windows 7
1)In an open folder or library window, click Organize, and then click Folder and search options.
2)In the Folder Options dialog box, click the General tab, and then do one or both of the following:

  • To show all the folders on your computer in the navigation pane, including your personal folder, select the Show all folders check box, click Apply to see the change, and then click OK.
  • To automatically expand the navigation pane to the folder that’s selected in the folder window, select the Automatically expand to current folder check box, and then click OK.
 Customizing the navigation pane in Windows 7
 More ways to customize your favorites in Windows 7
  • To add a folder, a saved search, a library, or even a drive as a favorite, drag it to the Favorites section in the navigation pane. Note: You can’t add individual file to Favorites, but you can add them to any folder in Favorites.
  • To change the order of favorites, drag a favorite to a new position in the list.
  • To restore the default favorites in the navigation pane, right-click Favorites, and then click Restore Favorite Links.
  • To view the folder where your favorites are stored, click Favorites in the navigation pane. Favorites are stored as shortcuts.
  • To remove a favorite, right-click the favorite, and then click Remove. This removes the favorite from the navigation pane—it doesn’t delete the files or folders that the shortcut points to.
 The Favorites area of the navigation pane in Windows 7

Don’t just maximize your windows—go full screen

When you need a really big window for viewing photos and videos, don’t just maximize it: go full screen! This tip works great for viewing photos and videos at maximum size in Windows Explorer or Windows Media Player, utilizing screen space usually occupied by the header at the top of the screen and the taskbar at the bottom. Here’s how:
Open any photo in Windows Explorer, or open a photo or video clip in Windows Media Player. Do one of the following:

  • In Windows 7 and Windows XP, click the F11 key at the top of your keyboard.
    The photo or video image enlarges to its maximum size and the title bar and taskbar are hidden.
Viewing a photo in Windows Explorer standard view

To undo full-screen mode and restore the window to its normal view, press the Esc (Escape) key at the top of your keyboard

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Install Vista/Windows 7 using USB Flash Drive

*USB Flash Drive (Minimum 4GB)
*Windows 7 or Vista installation files.
Follow the below steps to create bootable Windows 7/Vista USB drive using which you can
install Windows 7/Vista easily.
1. Plug-in your USB flash drive to USB port and move all the contents from USB drive to a safe
location on your system.
2. Open Command Prompt with admin rights. Use any of the below methods to open Command
Prompt with admin rights.
*Type cmd in Start menu search box and hit Ctrl+ Shift+ Enter.
*Go to Start menu > All programs > Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select
Run as administrator.
3. You need to know about the USB drive a little bit. Type in the following commands in the
command prompt:
First type DISKPART and hit enter to see the below message.

Next type LIST DISK command and note down the Disk number (ex: Disk 1) of your USB flash drive. In the below screenshot my Flash Drive Disk no is Disk 3.

4. Next type all the below commands one by one. Here I assume that your disk drive no is “Disk
3”.If you have Disk 2 as your USB flash drive then use Disk 2.Refer the above step to confirm it.
So below are the commands you need to type and execute one by one:

(Format process may take few seconds)
Don’t close the command prompt as we need to execute one more command at the next step. Just
minimize it.

5. 5. Next insert your Windows7/Vista DVD into the optical drive and check the drive letter of the
DVD drive. In this guide I will assume that your DVD drive letter is “D” and USB drive letter is
O” (open my computer to know about it).
6.Maximize the minimized Command Prompt in the 4th step.Type  the following command
D: hit enter.
CD BOOT and hit enter.Where “D” is your DVD drive letter.
7. Type another command given below to update the USB drive with BOOTMGR compatible

Where “O” is your USB drive letter. Once you enter the above command you will see the below
8. Copy your Windows 7/Vista DVD contents to the USB flash drive.
9. Your USB drive is ready to boot and install Windows 7/Vista. Only thing you need to change the boot priority at the BIOS to USB from the HDD or CD ROM drive. I won’t explain it as it’s just the matter the changing the boot priority or enabling the USB boot option in the BIOS.

Note: If you are not able to boot after following this guide means you haven’t set the BIOS
priority to USB. If you got any problem in following this guide feel free to ask questions by
leaving comment.


For this you need to be logged in to computer from any user account (means you are either member of Administrators or Users Group).

Now, follow the step by step instruction: –

1. Go to RUN(Press window key + R) and type control userpasswords2

2.Select the user you want to change the password.

3. Click on Reset Password Tab (reset tab will only be available if the particular account have password) And Reset the Password.


NOTE: – Above trick will not work if you are a user of Guests Group.

Create Folders with Names like -CON,COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9 e.t.c in Windows

Can you create a folder named “CON” in windows?
The Answer is NO and YES!

Why the answer is NO.
NO because when create a new folder and try to rename it to any one of the above specified names, you know what happens! In Windows XP the folder name automatically changes back to “New Folder” no matter you try any number of
times. Where as in Windows Vista/7 when you try to rename the file you get an error message “The specified device name is invalid”.

Why it is not possible to create a folder names CON?
Before we proceed further, let me tell you a small secret you can’t even create a folder named
LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9.and many others.
YES the reason you can’t create a folder with these names is because these are reserved keywords used by DOS/name of ports. The
below list is taken from Microsoft’s website shows a list of reserved keywords in DOS.
If you try creating a folder with any of these names, the name automatically changes back to the default “New Folder”.
And this is what has caused the confusion. Instead of automatically renaming the folder, had an explanatory warning
message popped up.
Yes we can create a folder named CON.
There is actually a way to create a folder named CON, or any other name from the above list of reserved keywords. This
can be done through command prompt. But it is advisable not to do so, as it might result in your system becoming
To create a folder named CON:-
1) Go to command prompt

C:\>md c:\com6
The directory name is invalid.
Geek Way: {just add a \}
C:\>md c:\com6\
To delete the folder’s created using these ways:
Other Way out:-
Hackers ways to create a folder with any name including the file names mentioned above
Right click and do create folder. While naming the folder, type ‘CON’ and type alt+255 in the num-pad holding the alt button.
Example: ‘CON’ + (hold atl + ’255′).
This process would create a folder named CON and a space with it. You cannot explicitly give a space because windows cuts off the excess spaces before or after the name.
OTHER WAY IS : Folder-name + {HOLD ALT+0160}

Auto End Tasks to Enable a Proper Shutdown

This reg file automatically ends tasks and timeouts that prevent programs from shutting down and clears the Paging File on Exit.

1. Copy the following (everything in the box) into notepad.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory Management]

[HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTControl PanelDesktop]


2. Save the file as shutdown.reg
3. Double click the file to import into your registry.

NOTE: If your anti-virus software warns you of a “malicious” script, this is normal if you have “Script Safe” or similar technology enabled.