June 29, 2007

Windows Xp tricks - Part 2

Renaming The Recycle Bin icon:
To change the name of the Recycle Bin desktop icon, click Start then goto Run, write Regedit and press Enter. It opens Registry Editor. Now in Registry Editor go to:

and change the name "Recycle Bin" to whatever you want (don't type any quotes).

Rest of the entries can be found below.

Locking the desktop
If you are leaving your computer for a while and do not wish to turn it off, but want to assure that no-one else can use the computer while you are away, locking the desktop is the best option.

By pressing WINDOWSKEY+L, you password protect your system just as if you had logged out or restarted the computer. The advantage is that any programs or processes that were running when you locked the desktop will stay open and running in the background, ready for you to resume work or play.

Removing Shared Documents folder From My Computer
Open registry editor by going to Start then Run and entering regedit. Once in registry, navigate to key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ My Computer \ NameSpace \ DelegateFolders

You must see a sub-key named {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}. If you delete this key, you have effectively removed the my shared documents folder.

Force windows XP to reboot upon crashing
This registry edit will cause your system to reboot itself automatically upon crashing. This can be useful if you have a reason for keeping your system on 24/7:



Edit the 'AutoReboot' value to '1'

Making Google the Default Search Engine in Interne
Open registry editor by going to Start then Run and entering regedit and navigate to following three keys separately and change it as shown below:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Search Page"=" http://www.google.com"
"Search Bar"=" http://www.google.com/ie"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL]
""=" http://www.google.com/keyword/%s"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search]
"SearchAssistant"=" http://www.google.com/ie" .

Increasing Band-Width By 20%:
Microsoft reserves 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes like Windows Updates and interrogating your PC etc

To get it back:

Click Start then Run and type "gpedit.msc" without quotes.This opens the group policy editor. Then go to:
Local Computer Policy then Computer Configuration then Administrative Templates then Network then QOS Packet Scheduler and then to Limit Reservable Bandwidth. Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the 'Explain' tab i.e."By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default."
So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO. This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.It works on Win 2000 as well.

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Windows Xp tricks - Part 1

This post contains first 5 tips of the my Xp tips series, you can view all the tips here. Guess what is the most searched keyword while trying to play with Xp, nice guess it's Xp genuine hack, while this posts provides you guidlines and tutorials, but Author recommends you to use genuine Xp. Always keep a good system restore while trying to go for any cracks.

download jellybean keyfinder from this website

Now open keyfinder.exe
Click on options and click "change windows key"
Now enter this key and you're done.

P.S: this works on windows xp sp2 only......

ppl u can try this out...
this might sound silly but it works perfectly...


Creating a desktop shortcut for locking your compu
If you use your computer in an area where others may have access to it, and there are things on your system you would rather have kept confidential, locking your desktop when you leave the computer is an essential task. Here's a recipe for a desktop shortcut that will lock your computer in two easy clicks:

Right click on an empty area of the desktop and choose 'new' then 'shortcut.' The create shortcut wizard will open; in the first text box, type '%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation' and then give your shortcut an appropriate name on the next page, and hit 'finish.'

You will notice that the shortcut you created has a blank icon. To select a more appropriate one, right click on the shortcut and hit 'properties.' In the 'shortcut' tab, click the 'change icon' button.

In the 'look for icons in this file' box, type '%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll' then click 'ok' to see a range of icons for your new shortcut. Choose an appropriate icon. Your desktop locking shortcut is now ready for use. Test it out.

it is usegul if u have an account as it will prompt 4 a password.

Deleting System Softwares
XP hides some system software you might want to remove, such as Windows Messenger, but you can tickle it and make it disgorge everything. Using Notepad or Edit, edit the text file /windows/inf/sysoc.inf, search for the word 'hide' and remove it. You can then go to the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel, select Add/Remove Windows Components and there will be your prey, exposed and vulnerable.

Creating Shutdown Icon or One Click Shutdown:
Navigate to your desktop. On the desktop, right-click and go to New, then to Shortcut (in other words, create a new shortcut). You should now see a pop-up window instructing you to enter a command line path.
Use this path in "Type Location of the Item"
SHUTDOWN -s -t 01
If the C: drive is not your local hard drive, then replace "C" with the correct letter of the hard drive. Click the "Next" button. Name the shortcut and click the "Finish" button. Now whenever you want to shut down, just click on this shortcut and you're done.

Modify autoplay for different types of CD
Windows XP includes the ability to perform different actions depending on the type of CD you insert into the drive. For example, you could set your system to always respond to CDs containing MP3 files by opening Windows Media Player.

To edit the Autoplay properties: Open 'my computer'. Right click on the drive you wish to set and select 'properties.' Choose the autoplay tab. Use the dropdown box to see the various recognized types of CD and choose appropriate actions for them.


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Xp tricks Series

Now as i have decided to increase some traffic, we are going to start new series called Xp Uncovered series. So Subscribe to series and get the most benifits of regular updates. I am planning to cover following points and the end, I will link to them.


01)Creating a desktop shortcut for locking your computer

02)Deleting System Softwares

03)Creating Shutdown Icon or One Click Shutdown

04)Modify autoplay for different types of CD

05)Renaming The Recycle Bin icon

06)Locking the desktop

07)Removing Shared Documents folder From My Computer

08)Force windows XP to reboot upon crashing

09)Making Google the Default Search Engine in Interne

10)Increasing Band-Width By 20%:

11)Customize Logon prompt with your Own Words:

12)To change Drive Letters:

13)Removing the Shortcut arrow from Desktop Icons:

14)Hiding shared folders with $

15)Improving the Slow Boot up time:

16)Customize Internet Explorer's Title Bar:

17)Removing the Recycle Bin from the Desktop:

18)Adding Administrative Tools Icon To The Desktop:

19)Using advanced file security settings in Windows

20)Creating The Suspend Shortcut:

21)Disable the Disk performance counter(s)

22)Modify Color Selection of Default Theme

23)Removing Multiple Boot Screens

24)Extremely Fast BootUp

25)To Increase the Internet Speed:

26)Renaming The Start Button:

27)Disabling Unnecessary Programs At Startup:

28)To convert a FAT partition to NTFS:

29)Breaking The XP Password:

30)Automatically run programs when starting Windows

31)Hosting online games through the Windows XP firewall

32)Quick Back And Forward Commands In Ie Using Keyboard

33)Disabling Msn Messanger At Startup

34)Creating A Virus

35)How to Hide the drives(c:,d:,e:,a:...etc) in My Co

36)Create a password reset disk

37)Use system restore when you cannot boot your syste

38)Set monitor refresh rate

39)Automatically close non-responsive programs


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February 22, 2007

Search Only Microsoft-related sites with Google

Ever wanted to search only microsoft related article or software, and ended up in loosing most of the time. Even Google's general search doesn't satisfy our need of particular search. Hence using google's particular special Microsoft based search result pages.There are times when it is absolutely necessary to look for information on a Microsoft website or in their Knowledge base - & we all know how frustrating that can be :( Google comes to the rescue with a search that checks *only* Microsoft-related sites.

So check this Google's cool search only meant for Microsoft.

Update: It's not that Google offers particular search result page for Microsoft. There are many. You can share with us. Just like Google offers search only for Linux on it's Special Linux search page.

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February 05, 2007

New pricing structure for Adsense Referrals

Finally Google has decided to change some of their pricing structure for Google referrals. After reviewing their feedback for referral products, Google has redesigned their pricing structure. And this time, Google move is in the favor of Publisher. Let take a look at Google new referral pricing system

Changed Adsense Referral pricing system:

When a publisher who signed up for Google Adsense through your referral earns their first $5 within 180 days of sign-up, you will be credited with $5.

When that same publisher earns $100 within 180 days of sign-up and is eligible for payment, you will be credited with an additional $250.

If, in any 180-day period, you refer 25 publishers who each earn more than $100 within 180 days of their respective sign-ups and are all eligible for payout, you will be awarded a $2,000 bonus (bonus payouts are limited to 1 per year).

Changed Adword Referral pricing system:

When an advertiser you refer spends $5 within 90 days of sign-up (in addition to the $5 sign-up fee) you will be credited with $5.

When that same advertiser spends $100 within 90 days of sign-up, you will be credited with an additional $40.

If, in any 180 day period, you refer 20 advertisers who each spend more than $100 within 90 days of their respective sign-ups, you will be awarded a $600 bonus but bonus payments are limited to 1 per year, not bad.

This means, if anyone earn 5$ in 180 days of singing up, then you will get 5$.This also true for those referrals who has already singed for Google Adsense but has not reached 10$.

My thought: Google move will definitely encourage publisher to sell ad spaced for Adsense which will in turn benefit Google.

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January 30, 2007

Complete Guide For Promotion of Your Blog

Many times we come across such SEO, traffic exchange, and traffic increase tips, and finds that these guidelines are incomplete without appropriate links. So I thought why not to post something useful which would help everyone from novice to problogger. So I digg a bit and came up with some nice links with will help us to increase our readers and in turn help to make money online smartly.

  • Making Money Online
Making money online is seems to be easy but very difficult to get going. A blogger can reach 100$ month, but I think it’s very difficult to increase earning from 100$ to 1000$ per month.

Google Adsense program:

So it directly depend upon four basics things

Adsense Positioning, Increasing traffic, Relevant ads and High Paying Ads.

So you should sign at Google Adsense program for making money online.

Google Alternatives:

Main Google alternative is signing Yahoo! Publisher network. But YPN rules are bit strict and your site will be selected if you have reasonable PR. And major alternative to Google Adsense programs are:

  1. Kolimbo
  2. Linkshare
  3. Commission Junction
  4. Chitika, eMiniMalls
  5. Clicksor

  • Blog Design basic and Creative Exchange

It’s very essential to give your Blog different look than others. And apart from standard changes that wordpress and blogger allows, it’s always wise to modify your Blog at ease. And to modify your Blog, you must learn at least basic CSS codes. Here are some useful links to help you out for CSS coding.

1. W3 Schools. Learn, (HTML, XHTML, CSS, TCP/IP)
2.HTML Goodies. *Free*

3. Total Tutorials (Lot's of stuff)

4. HTML Help Guide. *Free*

5. Awesome tips and tricks, the guy has some nice tricks with design plus some skins:

6. Do you have Banners created for your site? then visit FREE Banner Exchange.
Great Banner

Purchase more credits *5,000 for $5* and reach a wider audience with you banner)

  • Search engine Optimization (SEO tips)

SEO, the word which every blogger is most worried of and curious about it. Though SEO can not guarantee you sudden traffic, but it will increase your chances of getting more traffic. Some Of the useful SEO inks are:

Search Engine Forums
How do I get my site listed on Google?
Getting Website Recognized, Google Answers Home
Search Engine Watch
Submit to Yahoo
Submit Express
Google Search, get your website listed

Cool Site of the Day
Add your URL to Google
Getting Higher Google Rankings
Self Promotion
Google Addurl
Camtech 2000
Submit Corner

How to suggest a your to the Open Directory
Search Engine Watch
Incoming Links Guide


  • Blog Promotion Links

Pheedo Exchange
Glob of Blogs
Blog Reporter (Like Digg)

  • Blog Basics

Blog basics include some of the tips and tricks that every blogger must know.

  1. After Updating your site (Articles, etc.) go here and *Ping all that are related*.
  2. Always burn your feed, so as to get regular readers. A very Good & Free way to keep track of your visitors and all your Stats for your Blog.
    FeedBurner http://www.feedburner.com

Feedburner Stats (new) http://blogs.feedburner.com/feedburn...audience_1.php

  1. Track your Visitors and get visitors http://www.mybloglog.com/
  2. Link to other pages, and have them linked to you.
  3. Use relevant META tags for keywords and description
  4. Announce your website in many online forums (if Allowed or in your Signature File). Many sites frown on Posting about Personal Sites.
  5. Register your url with Google and as many other search engines as possible.
  6. Update your site often to have repeat visitors.
  7. Add your url in your email signature.
  8. Do a search on Google, then at the bottom of the page is "Dissatisfied with results? Help us improve" link. Just fill out the info. and the spiders will go to your site.
  9. Add your url to your business card and pass them out.

  • Pro Blog basics

  1. Find sites "Stealing your content"... Copyscape http://www.copyscape.com/
  2. Things you need to know about *Creative Commons* http://creativecommons.org
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January 29, 2007

Random Rotating Banner Hack for New Blogger

While searching for rotating banner, I came across Random Rotating Banner Hack by Gabriel Lau. It's very interesting hack, as it rotates the banner for every refresh of page. Just follow quick method to enable this crack.

  • Find
  • Now add following code below it.

<script type="text/javascript">

var banner= new Array()

var random=Math.round(4*Math.random());

document.write("#header {");
document.write(' background:url("' + banner[random] + '") no-repeat left TOP;');
document.write(" }");


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