Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Windows XP Ultimate Tips

Change the font Windows XP displays in Windows Explorer 
Note: This tip is for both Windows XP Home and Professional.
Windows Explorer and My Computer display the same font that Windows XP uses for icon titles on your desktop: 8-point Tahoma. If you want to change the font or font size used in Windows Explorer, follow these steps:



1.  Access the Display Properties dialog box by right-clicking the desktop and selecting the Properties
     command.
2.  Select the Appearance tab and click the Advanced button.
3.  Select Icon from the Item drop-down list.
4.  Use the Font drop-down arrow to select a font from the list.
5.  Click OK twice—once to close the Advanced Appearance dialog box and once to close the Display
Properties dialog box. You can see the new font by launching Windows Explorer or My Computer. If you don't like what you see, simply repeat the steps and select a different font.

Prevent a shutdown of a Windows XP system 
This tip applies to both Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional.
Since editing the registry is risky, be sure you have a verified backup before saving any changes.
By default, at three o’clock every morning Windows XP’s Automatic Updates tool contacts the Windows Update site and automatically downloads and installs updates for your system. However, that can't happen if other people who use the computer shut it down at the end of the day. Fortunately, you can prevent anyone from shutting down Windows XP with a little registry tweak. Here’s how:
1.  Launch the Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
2.  Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\                                                                                                              SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.
3.  Right-click the Explorer subkey and select New | DWORD Value.
4. Name the key NoClose and press Enter twice.
5. Type 1 in the Value Data text box and click OK.
To enable the setting, close the Registry Editor and restart your system. Once your system restarts, you will not be able to it shut down by clicking the Shutdown button on the Start menu. This will prevent most users from inadvertently shutting down the computer. When you do want to shut down your system, just access Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete, then pull down the Shut Down menu and select the Turn Off command.

Off hours: Put your name in the Windows XP notification area 
During those times when the urgent need for high-powered technical intelligence wanes a bit—especially on a slow Friday afternoon—try this fun trick and amaze your colleagues. Here’s how to make your “own” time by putting your name in the notification area:
1.  Access the Control Panel from the Start menu.
2.  Double-click Regional And Language Options.
3.  Click the Customize button in the Standards And Formats panel of the Regional Options tab.
4.  When the Customize Regional Options dialog box appears, select the Time tab.
5.  In the AM Symbol and PM Symbol boxes, you can replace that text with your name or whatever word        you want, as long as it's no longer than 12 characters.
6.  To complete the operation, click OK twice—once to close the Customize Regional Options dialog box and once to close the Regional And Language Options dialog box.
You’ll instantly see your name appear in the notification area right next to the time.

Create your own special characters in Windows XP 
Have you ever wanted to create your own font or maybe just a special character—for example, a character
showing your initials for approving documents with your “signature”? You can easily create your own characters using a hidden Windows XP tool called the Private Character Editor. Here’s how:
1.  Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box.
2. Type eudcedit in the Open text box and click OK.
3.  When the Private Character Editor launches, you’ll see the Select Code dialog box. Click OK.
4.  A user interface that looks and works very much like Paint will appear. Here, you can use standard tools
to create your characters.
5.  When you finish, select the Save Character command on the Edit menu.
Once you save your new character, you can access it using the Character Map tool. Here’s how:
1.  Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box.
2. Type charmap in the Open text box and click OK.
3.  When the Character Map appears, select the Font drop-down list and select All Fonts (Private Characters).
4.  Select your character, click the Select button, and then click the Copy button.
You can now paste your font character into any document that you want.

Automatically generate and assign strong passwords in Windows XP 
This tip applies to both Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional systems in either a stand-alone or peer-to-peer workgroup configuration. Computer users consistently use very simplistic logic when creating passwords. For example, many of us choose meaningful words, personal dates, or a word commonly found in the dictionary because it makes the password easy to remember. These common practices cause us to sacrifice the security that passwords are intended to provide. If you’re really at a loss when it comes to thinking of a strong password, you can let Windows XP create and assign a random password to your account. To let Windows XP generate your password, follow these steps.
1.  Open a Command Prompt window and type:
     net user username /random (username is your login account name)
2.  Press Enter. Windows XP will randomly generate a secure password, as well as assign that strong
password to your account. Windows XP will also display the strong password so you can remember it.
At your discretion, you may want to create a Password Reset Disk at this point. This disk will allow you to gain access to your computer in the event you forget your password. Here’s how to create the disk:
1.  Open the Control Panel and double-click the User Accounts tool.
2.  Click your account icon.
3.  Select Prevent A Forgotten Password under Related Tasks.
4.  Follow the instructions provided by the wizard.

Quickly gather MAC addresses in Windows XP with ARP 
This tip applies to both Windows XP Home and Professional.
When securing a wireless Windows XP network, in addition to using Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption, you can use Media Access Control (MAC) address filtering.
When you enable MAC address filtering, the wireless access point or wireless router verifies that the network card in the computer requesting access has a MAC address in its filter list before allowing the computer to access the network. This means that you must first obtain the MAC addresses of each client computer. To do so, you might think that you have to manually visit each computer and use the Getmac command. An easier way to gather MAC addresses is to take advantage of the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
command. Here’s how:
1.  From one computer, use the Ping command to ping each of the other client computers that will connect to      the wireless access point or wireless router.
2.  Type the ARP command along with the -a parameter:  Arp -a When used with the -a parameter, the            ARP command displays the ARP cache, which stores the IP and MAC addresses of the computers that        most recently accessed the system—or in this case, those computers that responded to the Ping                    command.

Create an old-time monochrome command prompt in Windows XP
This tip applies to both Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional.
In what some may call the olden days, before there were fancy graphical user interfaces and RGB monitors, early computer monitors were monochrome, meaning that they displayed only one color on a black background.
Monochrome monitors were available in three colors: green, amber, and white.
When you open up a Command prompt in its default configuration, it comes up in a white monochrome configuration with white text on a black background. If you’re like most command line users, you’ve changed the color scheme from the Color tab on the Command Prompt Properties dialog box to make the screen more appealing.
However, if you’re ever feeling nostalgic when working from a Command Prompt, you can change the settings on the Color tab to emulate the old green monochrome or amber monochrome monitors. Here’s how:
1.  Open a Command Prompt window.
2.  Right the title bar and select the Properties command.
3.  Select the Colors tab.
4.  Select the Screen Background button and select the black box in the color palette.
5.  Select the Screen Text button.
6.  To emulate an old green monochrome monitor, select the green box in the color palette, and then in the
Selected Color Values panel use the spin button for the Green setting to move the number up to 255.
Make sure that the settings for the Red and Blue remain at 0.
7.  To emulate an old amber monochrome monitor, select the green box in the color palette, and then in the
Selected Color Values panel use the spin button for the Red setting to move the number up to 185. Make
sure that the settings for the Green remains at 128 and Blue remains at 0.

Taking a fresh look at the Windows XP Task pane
This tip applies to Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional.
If you’re like most Windows XP aficionados, chances are good that you prefer the Folders pane in Windows Explorer to the Task pane that displays by default in My Computer. As a result, you probably avoid My Computer or simply click the Folders button on the toolbar each time you open My Computer. If this is the case, you’ve probably never spent much time looking at the commands on the Task pane and may be missing many handy command shortcuts. For example, how many times have you dug into the Control Panel to access Add/Remove Programs? If you use the Task pane in My Computer, you can simply click Add Or Remove Programs in the System Tasks section. And if you open a drive from My Computer, you will find another command that you frequently use in the Files And Folders section of the Task pane: the Make A New folder command.
When you select a folder, you can copy and move folders anywhere on your hard disk easily by selecting the Copy This Folder or Move This Folder command. When you do, a Browse dialog box will appear. This essentially serves as an alternate version of the Folders pane in Windows Explorer.
When you select a file, you can choose either the Copy This File or Move This File command and get the same Browse dialog box with a Folders pane.

Removing unused device drivers from Windows XP machines 
When you install a device driver on a Windows XP machine, the operating system loads that driver each time the computer boots regardless of whether the device is present—unless you specifically uninstall the driver. This means that drivers from devices that you have long since removed from your system may be wasting valuable system resources.
Follow these steps to view and remove these unnecessary device drivers:
1.  Press Windows + Break to bring up the System Properties dialog box.
2.  Select the Advanced tab and click the Environment Variables button.
3.  Click the New button below the System Variables panel.
4.  In the New System Variable dialog box, type devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices in the Variable Name
     text box and 1 in the Variable Value text box.
5.  Click OK to return to the System Properties dialog box and then click OK again.
6.  Select the Hardware tab and click the Device Manager button.
7.  In Device Manager, go to View | Show Hidden Devices.
8.  Expand the various branches in the device tree and look for the washed out icons, which indicate unused
     device drivers.
9.  To remove an unused device driver, right-click the icon and select Uninstall.

Using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 
Not able to remove or uninstall an application in Windows XP using either the Uninstall option or the Add/Remove Programs tool? Try using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. As long as you installed the application using the 
Windows Installer, this utility will remove all the folders, files, registry keys, and entries from your system and allow you to start over with a clean slate.
Here's how:
1.  Download the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility from the Microsoft Download Center.
2.  Locate and run msicuu2.exe to install the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.
3.  Locate and launch the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility on the Start menu.
4.  From the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility window, locate the application in the list and click the                Remove button.
5.  Once the application has been removed, click the Exit button to close the utility.
     You can now reinstall the application. 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Best Tips Forever

Hello Visitors!
Today I write this tip for you and I hope that this tip is very useful and helpful for you.
This tip will be very helpful for those who frequently install windows xp (Operating System).
Normally an OS (Operating System) takes around 40 minutes for installation but my this trick will be help you to install an OS in less then 15 minutes.
This simple trick goes this way, Please follow the blow steps.




1- Boot through Windows XP CD.
2- After all the files are completely loaded, You get the option to select the partition. Select "C".
3- Now Format the partition, whether it is normal or quick with NTFS or FAT.
4- Once the formatting is completed, All the steps files required for installation re copied. Restart your system by pressing "Enter" key.

Now here I mention the simple tricks to save 10-15 minutes.
5- After Rebooting, You get a screen where it takes 40 minutes to complete or finalize the OS Installation.
6- Now, Press SHIFT + F10 Key >>> This open command prompt.
7- Enter "Taskmgr" at the command prompt windows. This will open Task Manager.
8- Click the process Tab, Here we find a process called Setup.exe >>> Right Click on Setup.exe >>> Set Priority >>> Select High or Above Normal. Initially it will be Normal.
Thats it, no more work to do. Relax your self and see hoe fast the Installation process completes.
Note: This trick work 100% but please do all the above steps on your own risks.

Also Read this Trick
Step-by-Step instructions to add watermark to the word document.

Note: This is only applicable for the Microsoft Word 97-2010

Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP (2000)/2003:
1- Open the Word Document that you want to add watermark to.
2- Select "Format" from the top menu and then select "Background" and then "Printed Watermark"
3- In the "Printed Watermark" dialog:
    A. To insert a text watermark:
  • Select the "Text Watermark".
  • Then, either select a pre-defined text from the drop-down or type in your desire text on the "Text" field.
  • Customize your watermark with other option in this dialog such as text size, colour, etc. and then click "OK"
  • Watermark is now inserted into your document.
     B. To insert an image Watermark:
  • Select the "Picture Watermark"
  • Then click on the button "Select Picture..."
  • Navigate to the directory where your watermark picture is located. Select it and click "Insert"
  • Select a customized scale if desired and then click "OK"
  • The image is now inserted into your document as watermark.
Microsoft Word 2007/2010:
1- Open the Word Document that you want to add watermark to.
2- Select the "Page Layout" Tab from the top menu.
3- In the "Page Background" group, select "Watermark"
4- You can now select one of the pre-defined watermark or if you wish to use your own text and image then select "Custom Watermark"
     At the "Printed Watermark" dialog:

     A. To insert a text watermark
  • Select the "Text Watermark"
  • Then, either select a pre-defined text from the drop-down or type in your desire text on the "Text" field.
  • Watermark is now inserted into your document.
     B. To insert an image watermark:
  • Select the "Picture Watermark"
  • Then click on the button "Select Picture..."
  • Navigate to the directory where your watermark picture is loaded. Select it and click "Insert"
  • Select a customized scale if desired and then click "OK"
  • The image is now inserted into your document as watermark.


If you feel any Help, feel free to contact me by “E-mail” and “comment box”
E-mail: HassanRazaGardezi@gmail.com


A Computer Trick by SYED HASSAN RAZA

How to Add Watermark to a Word Document

Hello Visitors!
   I hope you will be fine. Today I write this tip for you. I hope that if you    follow these steps then you can add watermark in your word                  documents.
   Its a good new that now you can add watermark in your work               documents.
Here I show the sample image.



Step-by-Step instructions to add watermark to the word document.

Note: This is only applicable for the Microsoft Word 97-2010

Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP (2000)/2003:
1- Open the Word Document that you want to add watermark to.
2- Select "Format" from the top menu and then select "Background" and then "Printed Watermark"
3- In the "Printed Watermark" dialog:
    A. To insert a text watermark:
  • Select the "Text Watermark".
  • Then, either select a pre-defined text from the drop-down or type in your desire text on the "Text" field.
  • Customize your watermark with other option in this dialog such as text size, colour, etc. and then click "OK"
  • Watermark is now inserted into your document.
     B. To insert an image Watermark:
  • Select the "Picture Watermark"
  • Then click on the button "Select Picture..."
  • Navigate to the directory where your watermark picture is located. Select it and click "Insert"
  • Select a customized scale if desired and then click "OK"
  • The image is now inserted into your document as watermark.
Microsoft Word 2007/2010:
1- Open the Word Document that you want to add watermark to.
2- Select the "Page Layout" Tab from the top menu.
3- In the "Page Background" group, select "Watermark"
4- You can now select one of the pre-defined watermark or if you wish to use your own text and image then select "Custom Watermark"
     At the "Printed Watermark" dialog:

     A. To insert a text watermark
  • Select the "Text Watermark"
  • Then, either select a pre-defined text from the drop-down or type in your desire text on the "Text" field.
  • Watermark is now inserted into your document.
     B. To insert an image watermark:
  • Select the "Picture Watermark"
  • Then click on the button "Select Picture..."
  • Navigate to the directory where your watermark picture is loaded. Select it and click "Insert"
  • Select a customized scale if desired and then click "OK"
  • The image is now inserted into your document as watermark.


If you feel any Help, feel free to contact me by “E-mail” and “comment box”
E-mail: HassanRazaGardezi@gmail.com


A Computer Trick by SYED HASSAN RAZA

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Quick access to your System Drivers

Hello Friend!
Today I write this trick that help you to quick access to your system drivers. I hope that this trick is very useful for you.
This trick goes to this way.
1- Simply click and drag your My Computer icon on to the Task Bar near the right side icon next to the clock.
2- This will create a cascading menu from where you can easily access just about anything on your computer.
3- You can also do this by Right click on the Task Bar then Select Toolbars >>> New Toolbar
4- Then select your Favourite Folder or Select Computer Folder
This is completed. You can access just about anything about your computer.

Also Read this trick
Step-by-Step instructions to add watermark to the word document.

Note: This is only applicable for the Microsoft Word 97-2010

Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP (2000)/2003:
1- Open the Word Document that you want to add watermark to.
2- Select "Format" from the top menu and then select "Background" and then "Printed Watermark"
3- In the "Printed Watermark" dialog:
    A. To insert a text watermark:
  • Select the "Text Watermark".
  • Then, either select a pre-defined text from the drop-down or type in your desire text on the "Text" field.
  • Customize your watermark with other option in this dialog such as text size, colour, etc. and then click "OK"
  • Watermark is now inserted into your document.
     B. To insert an image Watermark:
  • Select the "Picture Watermark"
  • Then click on the button "Select Picture..."
  • Navigate to the directory where your watermark picture is located. Select it and click "Insert"
  • Select a customized scale if desired and then click "OK"
  • The image is now inserted into your document as watermark.
Microsoft Word 2007/2010:
1- Open the Word Document that you want to add watermark to.
2- Select the "Page Layout" Tab from the top menu.
3- In the "Page Background" group, select "Watermark"
4- You can now select one of the pre-defined watermark or if you wish to use your own text and image then select "Custom Watermark"
     At the "Printed Watermark" dialog:

     A. To insert a text watermark
  • Select the "Text Watermark"
  • Then, either select a pre-defined text from the drop-down or type in your desire text on the "Text" field.
  • Watermark is now inserted into your document.
     B. To insert an image watermark:
  • Select the "Picture Watermark"
  • Then click on the button "Select Picture..."
  • Navigate to the directory where your watermark picture is loaded. Select it and click "Insert"
  • Select a customized scale if desired and then click "OK"
  • The image is now inserted into your document as watermark.



If you feel any Help, feel free to contact me by “E-mail” and “comment box”
E-mail: HassanRazaGardezi@gmail.com


A Computer Trick by SYED HASSAN RAZA

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