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Disable Pop-up Help in Vista

Posted: August 22, 2009 in Registry, Registry Hacks, Vista
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Ever notice that when you hover your cursor over a program listing in the Start menu a little help box pops up? This help feature is called Balloon Help. If users do not know what a program does, they can hold the cursor over the program for a second or so and a little message will fade in telling users what it is-if the programmer has set up this feature of the program. For programs that do not have this feature set up for their shortcut, the balloon just tells users where the program is located on their computer.

This feature can be useful for a beginning computer user. However, it can be another annoyance for more advanced users. If you don’t need this feature, why not disable it? Follow these steps to get rid of this feature:

  1. Click the Start menu and select Run, and then type regedit in the box and click OK.
  2. After the Registry Editor has been loaded, navigate though HKEY_CURRENT_ USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced.
  3. Right-click the entry called ShowInfoTip and select Modify.
  4. Set the value to 0 to disable this feature, and click OK.
  5. Close the Registry Editor and log off and back on so that the feature can be removed.
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Step no. 1

1. Go to Start -> Run -> Write regedit and press on Enter button.

2. Navigate to the following registry keys and verity that following settings set to default:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
“DisableTaskMgr”=dword:00000000
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
“DisableTaskMgr”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\]
“DisableTaskMgr”=dword:00000000
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
“DisableCAD”=dword:000000003. Reboot the computer.

Step no. 2
1. Go to Start – Run -> Write Gpedit.msc and press on Enter button.

2. Navigate to User Configuration – Administrative Templates -> System – Ctrl+Alt+Del Option

3. In the right side of the screen verity that Remove Task Manager option set to Disable or Not Configured.

4. Close Gpedit.msc

5. Go to Start – Run -> Write gpupdate /force and press on Enter button.

Registry Hacks 3

Posted: August 20, 2009 in Registry, Registry Hacks, Tricks

No Shutdown

Want to play with your friends by removing the shutdown option from start menu in their computer.
Just hack it down.
Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
“NoClose”=”DWORD:1”

Registry Hacks 2

Posted: August 20, 2009 in Registry, Registry Hacks, Tricks

Automatic Administrator Login:

Well here’s the trick which you can use to prove that Windows XP is not at all secure as multi-user operating system. Hacking the system registry from any account having access to system registry puts you in to the administrator account.
REGEDIT 4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
“AutoAdminLogon”=”1”

Registry Hacks 1

Posted: August 20, 2009 in Registry Hacks, Tricks

Display legal notice on startup:

Wanna tell your friends about the do’s and dont’s in your computer when they login in your absence. Well you can do it pretty easily by displaying a legal notice at system start up.
REGEDIT
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system]
“legalnoticecaption”=”enter your notice caption”
“legalnoticetext”=”enter your legal notice text”