Wednesday, December 26, 2007

GreenBox Logo Maker v1.01a Retail

GreenBox Logo maker is an innovative and easy to use product that makes it possible for any business owner to design professional business logos, create advertisements, design nice page headers for a web site and other identifying graphics in just minutes. The easy to use features of GreenBox include hundreds of fully modifiable logo templates and objects categorized by industry and interest, high quality graphical engine, creative tools and special effects.

GreenBox does not require any knowledge in using any graphical application, so don’t be limited to a single concept from an overpriced design firm! By modifying or importing images, shapes, graphic objects and text, each professionally designed logo included the software is able to produce thousands of unique results—all in a matter of minutes!

The main features include:

Over 200 professionally designed and fully modifiable logo
templates categorized by industry and interest
Over 1800 objects and shapes for making logos
Easy to use, drag & drop, graphical engine for image and text
manipulation: scale, rotate, align, groups, layers etc.
Over 30 effects for object and text editing such as Shadow,
Transparency, Brightness, Blur, Gradient, etc.
Plug-ins for adding special effects such as Jitter, Pixelate,
Sharp, Water etc.
Regular, Polygonal, Concave, Wavy, Circular, Outline andPerspective Text
Full screen editing
Export to PDF, JPG, TIF and other file formats
Professional, Creative, Refined & Designer fonts included
The built in Internet browser for accessing new objects,templates, 40,000 free fonts, 100,000 pictures, etc.
And much, much, more…operating system you use (Win 98/NT/2000/XP)



Office 2007 in 1 MB

Office 2007 (1.5 MB Release) (Extracts To 469 MB)
# This is Office 2007 compressed using KGB Archiver
# The file is only 1.5 MB, and uncompresses to 469 MB!
# More instructions are inside the download


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

~~Trick to show your name in taskbar~~

Here is a trick to add your name in place of AM and PM beside time in the taskbar.It's simpleGoto Start -> Control Panel -> Regional and Language option -> Customize (beside English US) -> Go to TIME tab -> Change AM symbol and PM symbol from AM and PM to your name -> Apply -> Ok ...IS it changed ??? May be not ...Now go to time in taskbar and Double Click it to open "Date and time property" ...Look at the place where time changes in digital format i.e. 02:47:52 AM , click to arrow to chage the AM or PM by selecting and press arrow.It will Show your name Apply -> OK.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Lock any Folder without software!! (For XP and below)

Suppose you want to lock the folder games in d: which has the path D:\Games.In the same drive create a text file and typeren games games.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}Now save this text file as loc.bat

Create another text file and type in itren games.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} gamesNow save this text file as key.bat

Now you can see 2 batch files loc and key.Press loc and the folder games will change to control panel and you cannot view its contents.Press key and you will get back your original folder.try it out!!!!!!
Note: Not for Vista

Friday, December 7, 2007

BLOCK Websites

Block webSites without any Softwares !!
1] Browse C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc
2] Find the file named "HOSTS"
3] Open it in notepad
4] Under " localhost" Add , and that site will no longer be accessable.
5] Done!example : localhost127.0.0.2 is now unaccessableFor every site after that you want to add, just add "1" to the last number in the internal ip ( and then the addy like before.IE: www.msn.com127.0.0.5
This also works with banner sites, just find the host name of the server with the banners and do the same thing with that addy.
Hope this small tutorial could keep you going in simple way of blocking websites...

How to hide a file in image.....

1. Gather the file you wish to bind, and the image file, and place them in a folder. For the sake of this demonstration, I will be using C:\New Folder-The image will hereby be referred to in all examples as fluffy.jpg-The file will hereby be referred to in all examples as New Text Document.txt
2. Add the file/files you will be injecting into the image into a WinRar .rar or .zip. From here on this will be referred to as (secret.rar)
3. Open command prompt by going to Start > Run > cmd
4. In Command Prompt, navigate to the folder where your two files are by typingcd location [ex: cd C:\New Folder]
5. Type [copy /b fluffy.jpg + secret.rar fluffy.jpg] (remove the brackets)Congrats, as far as anyone viewing is concerned, this file looks like a JPEG, acts like a JPEG, and is a JPEG, yet it now contains your file.In order to view/extract your file, there are two options that you can takea) Change the file extension from fluffy.jpg to fluffy.rar, then open and your file is thereb) Leave the file extension as is, right click, open with WinRar and your file is there

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Make Windows Genuine

There are a number of ways to make your windows genuine...

Once you have made your windows Genuine it have a lot of advantages...Like you can install :
Internet Explorer 7
Windows Media Player 11
Windows Defender
And Much more...

Method 1 :
Download This File

after that each time you want to update or install a new upgrade you just have to run this file to make your windows genuine...
If you restart your computer you have ti run this registry file again...

Method 2 :
Download jellybean keyfinder from here

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

Multiple pastings..

Paste multiple lines to input boxes:

If you've ever tried copying and pasting a multi-line address into Google Maps just to realize that an input box will only take one line at a time—meaning that you have to copy and paste each line individually—there's a simple Firefox tweak that will solve this problem:
Type "about:config" in the location bar. In the "Filter" field type "singleline." You can set the value to 2 for editor.singleLine.pasteNewlines, which will allow pasting of multiple lines to input boxes.
Of course, this tweak works for any input box, so if you've bumped up against the multi-line paste problem elsewhere, consider it a problem of the past.

Speed up ur XP

Must Read: 140+ Ways to Speed Up Windows XP

Well here I am posting a complete list of ways you can boost your computer speed..
I have previously also posted about such Ways :
Configuring the Paging File
Stopping the Start-up Program
Defragmenting your Hard-Drive
Removing Visual Effects
Saving Hard Dsik Space

Now i am posting some more Windows XP tweaks..

1) More RAM : If a PC has less than 512 MB of RAM, add more memory. This is a relatively inexpensive and easy upgrade that can dramatically improve system performance.

2) Ensure that Windows XP is utilizing the NTFS file system. If you're not sure, here's how to check: First, double-click the My Computer icon, right-click on the C: Drive, then select Properties. Next, examine the File System type; if it says FAT32, then back-up any important data. Next, click Start, click Run, type CMD, and then click OK. At the prompt, type CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS and press the Enter key. This process may take a while; it's important that the computer be uninterrupted and virus-free. The file system used by the bootable drive will be either FAT32or NTFS. I highly recommend NTFS for its superior security, reliability, and efficiency with larger disk drives.

3) Disable file indexing. The indexing service extracts information from documents and other files on the hard drive and creates a “searchable keyword index.” As you can imagine, this process can be quite taxing on any system.

The idea is that the user can search for a word, phrase, or property inside a document, should they have hundreds or thousands of documents and not know the file name of the document they want. Windows XP’s built-in search functionality can still perform these kinds of searches without the Indexing service. It just takes longer. The OS has to open each file at the time of the request to help find what the user is looking for. Most people never need this feature of search. Those who do are typically in a large corporate environment where thousands of documents are located on at least one server. But if you’re a typical system builder, most of your clients are small and medium businesses. And if your clients have no need for this search feature, I recommend disabling it.

Here’s how: First, double-click the My Computer icon. Next, right-click on the C: Drive, then select Properties. Uncheck “Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching.” Next, apply changes to “C: subfolders and files,” and click OK. If a warning or error message appears (such as “Access is denied”), click the Ignore All button.
4) Update Drivers : Update the PC's video and motherboard chipset drivers. Also, update and configure the BIOS. For more information on how to configure your BIOS properly.See this Article for more information about this.

5) Empty the Windows Prefetch folder every three months or so. Windows XP can "prefetch" portions of data and applications that are used frequently. This makes processes appear to load faster when called upon by the user. That's fine. But over time, the prefetch folder may become overloaded with references to files and applications no longer in use. When that happens, Windows XP is wasting time, and slowing system performance, by pre-loading them. Nothing critical is in this folder, and the entire contents are safe to delete.

6) Once a month, run a disk cleanup. Here's how: Double-click the My Computer icon. Then right-click on the C: drive and select Properties. Click the Disk Cleanup button -- it's just to the right of the Capacity pie graph -- and delete all temporary files.

7) In your Device Manager, double-click on the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers device, and ensure that DMA is enabled for each drive you have connected to the Primary and Secondary controller. Do this by double-clicking on Primary IDE Channel. Then click the Advanced Settings tab. Ensure the Transfer Mode is set to "DMA if available" for both Device 0 and Device 1. Then repeat this process with the Secondary IDE Channel.

8) Upgrade the cabling. As hard-drive technology improves, the cabling requirements to achieve these performance boosts have become more stringent. Be sure to use 80-wire Ultra-133 cables on all of your IDE devices with the connectors properly assigned to the matching Master/Slave/Motherboard sockets. A single device must be at the end of the cable; connecting a single drive to the middle connector on a ribbon cable will cause signaling problems. With Ultra DMA hard drives, these signaling problems will prevent the drive from performing at its maximum potential. Also, because these cables inherently support "cable select," the location of each drive on the cable is important. For these reasons, the cable is designed so drive positioning is explicitly clear.

9) Remove all spyware from the computer. Read about the Spyware here. Once these programs are installed, be sure to check for and download any updates before starting your search. Anything either program finds can be safely removed. Any free software that requires spyware to run will no longer function once the spyware portion has been removed; if your customer really wants the program even though it contains spyware, simply reinstall it. For more information on removing Spyware visit this Web Pro News Page.
10) Remove any unnecessary programs and/or items from Windows Startup routine using the MSCONFIG utility. Here's how: First, click Start, click Run, type MSCONFIG, and click OK. Click the StartUp tab, then uncheck any items you don't want to start when Windows starts. Unsure what some items are? Visit the WinTasks Process Library. It contains known system processes, applications, as well as spyware references and explanations. Or quickly identify them by searching for the filenames using Google or another Web search engine.

11) Remove any unnecessary or unused programs from the Add/Remove Programs section of the Control Panel.

12) Turn off any and all unnecessary animations, and disable active desktop. In fact, for optimal performance, turn off all animations. Windows XP offers many different settings in this area. Here's how to do it: First click on the System icon in the Control Panel. Next, click on the Advanced tab. Select the Settings button located under Performance. Feel free to play around with the options offered here, as nothing you can change will alter the reliability of the computer %96 only its responsiveness.
13) Visit Microsoft's Windows update site regularly, and download all updates labeled Critical. Download any optional updates at your discretion.

14) Update the customer's anti-virus software on a weekly, even daily, basis. Make sure they have only one anti-virus software package installed. Mixing anti-virus software is a sure way to spell disaster for performance and reliability.

15) Make sure the customer has fewer than 500 type fonts installed on their computer. The more fonts they have, the slower the system will become. While Windows XP handles fonts much more efficiently than did the previous versions of Windows, too many fonts -- that is, anything over 500 -- will noticeably tax the system.
16) Do not partition the hard drive. Windows XP's NTFS file system runs more efficiently on one large partition. The data is no safer on a separate partition, and a reformat is never necessary to reinstall an operating system. The same excuses people offer for using partitions apply to using a folder instead. For example, instead of putting all your data on the D: drive, put it in a folder called "D drive." You'll achieve the same organizational benefits that a separate partition offers, but without the degradation in system performance. Also, your free space won't be limited by the size of the partition; instead, it will be limited by the size of the entire hard drive. This means you won't need to resize any partitions, ever. That task can be time-consuming and also can result in lost data.

17) Check the system's RAM to ensure it is operating properly. I recommend using a free program called MemTest86. The download will make a bootable CD or diskette(your choice), which will run 10 extensive tests on the PC's memory automatically after you boot to the disk you created. Allow all tests to run until at least three passes of the 10 tests are completed. If the program encounters any errors, turn off and unplug the computer, remove a stick of memory (assuming you have more than one), and run the test again. Remember, bad memory cannot be repaired, but only replaced.

18) If the PC has a CD or DVD recorder, check the drive manufacturer's Web site for updated firmware. In some cases you'll be able to upgrade the recorder to a faster speed. Best of all, it's free.

19) If you're sick of a single Windows Explorer window crashing and then taking the rest of your OS down with it, then follow this tip: open My Computer, click on Tools, then Folder Options. Now click on the View tab. Scroll down to "Launch folder windows in a separate process," and enable this option. You'll have to reboot your machine for this option to take effect.

20) At least once a year, open the computer's cases and blow out all the dust and debris. While you're in there, check that all the fans are turning properly. Also inspect the motherboard capacitors for bulging or leaks. For more information on this leaking-capacitor phenomena

TUNEXP has a simple boot speed up tool
MSCONFIG - Go to 'start\run' and type msconfig
SERVICES - Goto> Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services
TASK MANAGER - Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete
GROUP POLICIES MANAGER - Goto>Start>Run type in gpedit.msc>click ok (useful tool for many tweaks)(available only to XP Pro)
DEFRAGMENTER - Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk Defragmenter
REGISTRY CLEANER - look in software forum for best registry cleaners
XPLITE (removes items from xp -use with some caution)
O&O DEFRAGGER V6.5 helps at shortening the boot -
Cacheman -

TUNEXP all in one speeduper
Many people have mentioned that Tunexp has an all in one system optimizer which seems to speedup booting
havent tried it but im sure its good


This is the fastest way to Refresh (reboot) explorer.
Instead of completely rebooting because of system crash or new registry input or other reasons.
Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete (at the same time)
on an empty space on the Taskbar >right click it > click Task Manager

then in the Task Manager window
Right Click on Explorer.exe
end process
click yes
(explorer items will disappear)
then click on File in the menu
New Task
Type in explorer.exe
explorer and the registry will then be freshly reloaded

Simply Don't reboot....
Either put it on Standby or Hibernate
Only reboot unless you need to because of software hardware changes
***The Hibernation option uses system resources so turn it off as it also uses alot of space***
(To disable Hibernation goto power options>Hibernate>unmark enable)

REMOVE JUNK FILES before Shutting down
By removing junk- the windows registry and system won’t have to load them up on reboot.
Use a Junk temp Cleaner like CCleaner, window washer, etc (see software forum for more)
to remove junk from your system before you shutdown.

"I found that creating a script to run on shutdown that deletes the temp folder and history shaved 2.5 seconds on my boot time, down to 1.5 secs.
Create a batch file by doing the following:
1) Open notepad and enter the following lines:
RD /S /q "C:\Documents and Settings\"UserName without quotes"\Local Settings\History"
RD /S /q "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\History"
RD /S /q "D:\Temp\" <--"Deletes temp folder, type in the location of your temp folder" 2) Save the file and then rename is something like deltemp.bat 3) Now click Start, Run and type in gpedit.msc --->Computer Configuration --->Windows Settings --->Scripts and double click on Shutdown
--->Click Add and find the batch file you created and press ok to set the script"

Clean your Registry:
Use a registry cleaner occasionally - will help for faster load up and general performance - the cleaner your registry the faster it loads.
(CCleaner also does the basic cleaning-look in software forum for others).

Defragment your Harddrive Occasionally:
Likewise having a clean ordered system helps
goto Start-(all)Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk Defragmenter then click on Defragment
or use other Defrag software such as Diskeeper

Remove SpyWare and Adware:
Many programs put spyware or adware on your pc without your knowledge. These transmit info about your habits etc, and take up resources and tend to run at Startup (thus slowing it down). Use programs like Adaware & Spybot to remove these.

Scan for Viruses
Does this need to be explained?

Uninstall & Remove any Software \ Items you do not use:
Simply remove programs you dont use thru "add remove programs" & also in "add\remove Windows Components" -

Many programs you install set themselves to run automatically when you start up your computer. Each program that runs on startup not only consumes system resources but also extends the length of time it takes your PC to fully boot.
it is generally unnecessary to have any programs running in the background (other than security software like virus-scanners or firewalls) disable your unwanted startup programs to increase your startup speed and conserve system resources.

Method 1 - Startup Controller Utility:
I prefer to use other start up controller programs such as Registry Cleaner to control what is allowed to startup.
(look on google for other Startup software-lots of freebies)
I would advize using this one : STARTUP CONTROLLER Panel

you can use the MSCONFIG utility
The 'startup' tab in MSCONFIG provides access to several other applications that are started at boot up and are running in the background.
By examining their Filenames and directories, you should be able to get a feeling for what is necessary and what is not.
Be aware than several viruses and worms have a habit of disguising themselves with authoritative sounding Windows system file names,
such as the Win32.spybot.worm as MSCONFIG32.EXE. Leave these for now if you are not sure. (this paragraph taken from
Go to 'start\run' and type 'msconfig'
Click on the "startup" tab (furthest right)\
Unclick any items you don't want to load when windows starts.
after editing the msconfig utility and rebooting a pop warning will come-simply clik "do not warn me again"

"Do you ever uninstall programs and they are still listed under startup items in msconfig? Personally, I found myself with 30 such items from old installs.
Microsoft leaves you no way to clean up this list, but have no fear, I have figured it out for you.
1. Open MSconfig and click on the startup items tab
2. Open Regedit and navigate to HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Sharedtools/MSconfig
3. Compare the list of registry keys under startupfolder and startupreg with their counterparts in msconfig.
4. Delete the keys which are no longer valid.
5. Voila! You've cleaned up msconfig.

Check - Startup Folder in StartMenu
Goto Start > Programs > StartUp
Simply delete any programs you don’t want to load on startup. Windows does not put any critical files in here so relax.
This directory can also be a repository for various badness such as spyware and virus software, so if there are files here which are not shortcuts and you don't recognize them, you may wish to consider removing them.

Method 2 - From Within the Program
Open any program that starts up with windows-
goto options or preferences and look for something like "Start with windows" etc -
remove that and it wont load. (generally when you install a program it should politely ask you if you want it to start with Win).
e.g.: Messenger fans
To stop windows messenger from loading at startup.
go to tools-options-preferences-"uncheck”, run this program when windows starts, and run this program in the background.
You can still use it by clicking the icon, but it won't load with windows on start up.

Method 3 - RegistryDeleting*
1. Start --> run --> regedit
2. Navigate to : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
3. Delete any entries that you don't want to load up
Deleting keys from the registry will not allow you to set them to startup again if you change your mind.(unless you backup and know how to revert it)
Use Registry Cleaner to do this, its easier and has backup feature

There are alot of complaints that some grfx cards -firewalls and antivirus can slow down boot like hell eg:
I suggest either checking with the your grfx\security manufacturures support for any solutions, or search...
Norton seems to have a fix and all i know is that with AtiMobility you can remove them from startup (and services..).
or simply move over to a Lighter less resource eating security system.
if you have symantec AV ,turn the services to manual and dont make it startup (stated by demorgoron in
SlowBoottime with ZoneAlarm? -
See the IrCOMM2k Tweak at bottom for possible solution.

Windows XP runs many services in the background. A lot of these are not actually necessary to the day-to-day operation of your PC, depending of course, on what you use it for. Different people will need different services enabled. The less services the better the performance the faster load up.
To judge for yourself which are necessary,

Goto> Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services
right click on 'My computer'
select 'manage.'
expand 'services and applications'
then click 'services' to open up the window listing all available services.

The ones labeled 'started' are currently running, and the startup type 'automatic' denotes a service which is started by windows each time the operating system loads. By highlighting each service, you can see a description of its properties, and make an informed decision on whether you need it or not.
To stop a service from running, right click on it and select 'properties,' then stop it and make the startup type 'disabled.' If the description indicates that services which depend on the service you are currently examining will fail if it is disabled, you can go to the 'dependencies' tab to see which services will be affected. (paragraph from

The Best Site I know that shows which Services you can Safely Disable is - Black Viper's Windows XP Home and Professional Service Configurations - (scroll to bottom)

Here is another Site :

Demorgorn states: only do it if you know what you are doing and write down all the changes you make

You can see what processes are running on your pc by opening the task manager.(Ctrl-Alt-Delete)
In relation to the Services and StartUp programs the CORE system processes(+ internet access) that need to be running for Windows to function are:
ctfmon.exe (do not disable if u need different languages-quoted from Slimy)
svchost.exe (x4)
spoolsv.exe (printer...)
System Idle Process
(+your firewall and antivirus programs...)
if any of the above .exes are named slightly different or are located outside of the system32 folder there is a big likelihood they are viruses.
( I have looked at 3 different machines running different services- and these are to my knowledge The Essential Core) There is an interesting little application called Procexp from which shows which processes are effecting what on your system.

loading the sounds causes minimal delay but.....
Goto Control Panel-Sounds and Audio Devices-Sounds-
select -"start windows" -then in the sounds panel below select (None)
do the same for Windows logon and any others u want(alot off them).

BOOTVIS UTILITY - Boot Defragmenter:
Confirmed in this thread:
Usefull tool to see all info about which process are doing what, when & howlong during startup.
Made by Microsoft to help speed up Windows XP boot times.
"Bootvis.exe is a performance tracing and visualization tool that Microsoft designed to help PC system designers and software developers identify performance issues for boot/resume timing while developing new PC products or supporting software.
Please note that Bootvis.exe is not a tool that will improve boot/resume performance for end users. Contrary to some published reports, Bootvis.exe cannot reduce or alter a system's boot or resume performance. The boot optimization routines invoked by Bootvis.exe are built into Windows XP. These routines run automatically at pre-determined times as part of the normal operation of the operating system.
If you are an end-user seeking to resolve issues for boot/resume performance on your PC, we recommend that you contact the vendor from whom you purchased the PC. For information from Microsoft on specific issues, you can search Knowledge Base for Windows XP product issues related to "resume time."
Source of Quote :

How To use Bootvis
Go to the 'trace' menu and select 'next boot and driver delays.'
Bootvis will prompt to reboot. Reboot and wait for Bootvis to start again.
Go to the 'trace' menu and select 'optimize.' Reboot again. Wait for Bootvis to complete its analysis. Your boot times should now be optimized.
Download Bootvis:

A simple way to speed up boot is to change the boot order your Bios goes thru
Normally its
Change it to Hardrive first and you save seconds needed for the pc to check thru the list
go to the 'advanced BIOS features' section of the BIOS
and change the 'First Boot Device' setting to 'Hard Disk' (instead of floppy\cd etc)

See this
According to korsairr
"youre right...
drivers then service packs = fast boots
service packs then drivers = slow boots"

(If you haven’t already disabled it in Services)
If your system hangs about 2 or 3 minutes at startup, where you can't access the Start button or the Taskbar, it may be due to one specific service
(Background Intelligent Transfer) running in the background. Microsoft put out a patch for this but it didn't work for me. Here's what you do
Either disable it in services
1. Click on Start/Run, type 'msconfig', then click 'OK'.
2. Go to the 'Services' tab, find the 'Background Intelligent Transfer' service, disable it, apply the changes & reboot.

NOGUIBOOT tweak - Disabling System Boot Screen
Submited by AresXP :
This tweak removes XP boot Logo at start up (shaving off a few secs)
*****Note:you will only see a black screen at bootup and prevents the displaying of boot messages such as Checkdisk***
Goto start - Run - type in MSCONFIG
in the system configuration utility- goto BOOT.INI - mark the /NOGUIBOOT-ok
you will get a pop warning after reboot-click the ignore in the future\don’t remind me etc.
Goto C:/ find you your Boot.ini file and add " /noguiboot" right after "/fastdetect".

The welcome Login screen use alot of resources
These methods prevent xp from asking you to login so it goes directly to the user interface. Remember that removing the welcome login screen you’re making yourself more vulnerable in relation to security reasons

Method 1 - For one person pc users
If your the only one using the pc - do you really need to Login every time? (well for Security Reasons yes...)
Get rid of the Login by simply removing your password.
Goto - Control Panel>User Accounts>click on your Account>Change password>make sure all the fields are empty(ie:remove the passwords)>click Change Password-Done

Method 2
1. click on "Start" - then click on "Run" - and type
"control userpasswords2"
2. click OK
3. On the Users tab, clear the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" check box and click "Apply".
4. Select the user you want to log on & click OK. A dialog will appear that asks you what user name and password should be used to logon automatically, just click "OK".
Then go to Control Panel / User Accounts, and click “Change the way users log on or off”, and untick both “Use the Welcome Screen” and “Use Fast User Switching”
Taken from post by: Dirk Diggler

By switching to the 2K style welcome screen, many things speed up drastically.
goto the Control Panel > User Accounts.
Click "Change the Way a User Logs On or Off".
Uncheck "Use the Welcome Screen"
***The one downside is that you can no longer have multiple users logged on at once***

Speed-up log-in tremendously!
If like me you've tried everything else and your log-in and log-off to XP is still tremendously slow then you might try this little trick. First, if there are any other users on your computer see if they have a similarly long log-in. If they don't the problem might be your roaming profile, which is a folder where XP stores your settings you can access them from anywhere in the network. Since these profiles can get really bloated(as in my case) and are not really necessary unless you log-in from different computers in a large network, you should disable it. Here's how:
1. Right click on My Computer, select the Manage option.
2. From the Management Console, select the Local Users and Groups option.
3. Double-Click on the Users folder that appears on the right panel.
4. Right click on the account with the slow log-in and select Properties.
5. Click on the Profile tab of the Properties Window.
6. Erase(but keep note a not of this) whatever path appears for Profile Path under User Profile and Local Path under Home Folder: LEAVE THESE LINES BLANK.
7. Reboot. Try to log-in into the problematic account, you should see a significant speed-boost, the computer might warn you once or twice that your Roaming Profile is not available, ignore it and it will go away,
Note: You also will not have your settings and files that a roaming profile provides across a network.
submitted by Arif AnwarHi (reviewed by Allan 5-11-03)
(not tested by me)

Reduce wait time after XP boots
A common performance problem with Windows XP is 'start lag,' in which the operating system boots up normally, the desktop is visible and usable, but programs will not start, and selecting icons and using the start menu are extremely slow. This can take anywhere from a few seconds to a couple of minutes to clear up, and can make using the operating system extremely frustrating, especially if you are in a hurry after the reboot.
This delay is generally caused by Windows XP's networking services looking for other computers and advertising their functions over the computer's network connections.
If this problem is driving you nuts, there is a way to reduce or eliminate the delay, though if you are attached to a home network, it will reduce your computer's functionality on that network.

If your computer is not attached to a home network:
Right click on 'my computer' and select 'manage.'
Expand 'services and applications' and select 'services' to open the services window.
Highlight the 'workstation' service, right click and select 'properties.'
Set the 'startup type' dropdown box to 'disabled.' Click 'ok.'
Note that you will need to re-enable the workstation service should you wish to network your PC in the future.

If your computer is part of a home network:
Go to 'start\control panel\network and internet connections\network connections.'
Right click your current network connection (should be 'local area connection' unless you have more than one network adaptor) and select 'properties.'
Uncheck the 'File and Print Sharing' box and press 'ok.'
*********Note that this will disable your computer's ability to share files and printers over the network, though it should not affect your ability to access such resources on another system.********

Most modern motherboards will attempt to detect any IDE devices, such as hard drives and CD drives, during the POST sequence each time the computer boots. By configuring the BIOS with the correct drive information, you can shave a few seconds off your boot time by avoiding this detection process.
To do this enter your system's BIOS setup screen.
Depending on your motherboard, you may have an IDE drive auto-detection menu. If you do, simply select it to automatically set your drives. If not, configure the drives through the 'standard CMOS settings' menu.
Note that some motherboard chipsets (like Nvidia's Nforce 2) do not allow this auto-detection to be disabled.
(not tested)

The boot virus detection setting is a holdover from the early days of computer viruses, when the greatest threat was from virus programs that wrote themselves into the boot sector of hard disks or the partition table. Some motherboards are equipped to monitor any attempt to write to these areas during boot up, and halt the process with a warning for the user.
Since every version of Windows after 3.1 needs to write to these areas during install, and the modern virus style of choice is the email worm, this feature is now obsolete. Disable it for convenience and increased boot speed.
It will commonly be found in the 'advanced BIOS features' section of the BIOS.
(not tested)

Submitted by SaLiVa (see post below)
Heres another tip: The BIOS usually has Auto Detect Drives on default. This takes a while to scan through the drives, so Set your BIOS to None for non existing drives, so that it skips the drives you dont have. And set it to Manual for those with drives in them. And I think you save 1 second on Start Up.

By not using sexy effects in windows you will increase general system performance and bootup since the core (classic) interface gets loaded first anyway.
In otherwords avoid using alternative Boot Screens-Login Screens and other Heavy interface enhancers

Choice 1 - Remove Glossy Effects
Right click "My Computer" and choose properties.
Click on the advanced tab, and than performance settings.
You now are now in the visual effects tab,
check "adjust for best performance"
and uncheck every squared box in the box
(I would keep "use drop shadows for icon labels" because it’s worth the look on the desktop)
(if you want to keep Windows styles then keep this marked "use Visual styles..." at bottom)
Click OK, OK

Choice 2 - CLASSIC Style - Remove Interface enhancers such as Windows styles
Remove the Windows styles or other interface enhancers. This will bring back the Windows Classic shell - which runs & loads faster.
Right click on empty space on your desktop - click Properties
on top click Appearance - "windows and Buttons scheme"on top select - Windows Classic Style.

Remove Desktop Image
By simply having a one color desktop background (instead of an image) Xp wont have to load it.(or make sure your image isnt too heavy in kb)
goto>Display Options>tab Desktop>select "None" and choose color

REMOVE UNWANTED FONTS to increase Boot Speed
Windows checks and loads fonts during the startup process, therefore having a large amount of font files can cause performance to drag during startup. The simple solution for this (if you do not expect to use the majority of these fonts constantly) is to move the unnecessary fonts to a new directory elsewhere on the hard disk, preserving them in case they are needed, but preventing them from loading upon startup.
To do this:
Create a new directory called 'font backup' or something similar on your c: drive.

Go to 'start\control panel\fonts' and select all fonts (for now, we will be more selective later). Drag and drop all the fonts into the backup folder you just created. Things will get garbled for a moment, never fear. Windows XP will automatically re-install the base fonts that it needs to display text into the font’s folder in a second or two.

Now you have the bare minimum of fonts installed. Go through the backup folder and cherry pick the fonts that you are sure to use (like Times New Roman or Arial).
If you removed a large volume of fonts, your system should now boot faster.
if not then just copy the fonts back to the original font’s folder
***Note: You won't be able to access the fonts in Word or Notepad if they are removed from original folder***
Demorgorn's advice is : for deleting fonts automatically,i reccomend using Font Frenzy ,shareware with 40 days trial that can delete those unneeded fonts

The Prefetch is located here C:\WINDOWS\PREFETCH
The listing of programs in the Prefetch are there so that programs loads faster.

A: Clean you’re Prefetch for obsolete programs
if you see any programs which are no longer in use - delete them. CCleaner does this automatically for you.
Don’t worry if you delete any others cause they will be put back the next time you startup that specific program.

Here is a simple batch file for cleaning your Prefetch completely (do it occasionally once a month or so)

del C:\Windows\Prefetch\*.*

copy & paste it in notepad then save it as EmptyPrefetch.bat
***It has been suggested that cleaning your Prefetch too often decreases system performance.***

B: Increase speed by tweaking prefetcher settings
This is a unique technique for XP, which could improve the performance significantly by tweaking the prefetcher (which is a cache folder).
1. run "regedit";
2. goto [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\EnablePrefetcher];
3. Set the value to either 0-Disable, 1-App launch prefetch, 2-Boot Prefetch, 3-Both ("3" is recommended).
4. reboot.
It should decrease the boot time and the time it takes to load programs.
submitted by Dr. Dong (reviewed &/or edited by Allan 5/7/03)
(not tested)

C:Totally DisablePrefetching*
Submited by Industrious
You can disable totally Prefetching via the registry!
Run regedit.exe then go to:
Change EnablePrefetcher value from 3 to 5 (decimal)
***Not tested-dont know what effects this has***

Submitted by Bold_Fortune :
"Saved 1.5 Seconds Off My Boot Time, I know I know, Big Deal"
It worked for me!

Another quick trick for a faster boot up is to disable the auto detection that Windows XP uses to determine if there are IDE devices present in any of the IDE slots on the motherboard. More specifically, disable this feature on any empty slots to prevent the operating system wasting time and resources checking them.

Right click on 'my computer' > select 'properties' > Go to the 'hardware' tab and select 'device manager' to open the device management window.

Expand 'IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers' and highlight the 'primary IDE channel.'
Right click the highlighted entry and select 'properties.'
Go to the 'advanced settings' tab.

If either IDE slot on the controller is empty, the 'device type' dropdown box will be not grayed out. Set it to 'none' to disable auto detection of IDE devices on that particular slot.

Repeat the above steps for the 'secondary IDE controller.'
Note that if you wish to add a new IDE device, you will have to reset the 'device type' setting to 'autodetect' in order for Windows to use the new drive.

Disable Parts of GROUP POLICIES MANAGER - gpedit.msc
This will dramatically speed up the login process - If you don't need to utilize Group Policies on the local machine, you can disable parts of it.
Login as Administrator.
Go to Start/Run type in gpedit.msc and click ok.
Right click on the Local Computer Policy entry and select Properties from the menu that appears.
Add checkmarks to the two options within the Disable section. Close out.
Notice the login access time has decreased dramatically.
submitted by The_Wizard
(not tested)

If you have a dual boot process - you can edit the time xp displays the choice page. the default is 30sec. Lower the seconds (10 9 8 etc) and it’ll take less....time
Goto - Control Panel > System > Advanced > Startup and Recovery > Settings > Time to display list of operating systems
edit your boot.ini file in C:\ and change the number after 'timeout"

On some XP Pro installations, when connected to a network (peer-peer in this case), the computer boot time can be over 1:40. The system seems to freeze after logging in and the desktop may not appear or will freeze for a minute. As timed with the utility, Bootvis.exe, the problem was with the driver mrxsmb.dll, adding over 67 seconds to the boot time. Turning off and restoring file and printer sharing eliminated 65 seconds from the boot time.
1. Alt-click (or right click) on Network Places > Properties
2. Alt-click on Ethernet Adapter connection > properties
3. Un-check "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" > OK
4. reboot
5. If you need file or printer sharing, repeat the above, re-check the box and re-boot again.
submitted by Pete Erskine

This is done by disabling your unused devices in Device Manager.
for example, if you don't have input devices that are connected to one of your USB’s or COM ports, if you have a integrated sound card or video card that you have upgraded, or if you do not use a floppy drive on your system, it pays to disable them will give you an extra performance boost in booting. The same goes for extra network cards.
Of course, the standard rule of thumb applies here: If you do not know what it is, leave it alone.

Yes I’ve tried this. I've disabled every devices that currently has no use for my pc and it worked great. My booting time is much faster than before.
Go to Control Panel -> System -> Hardware tab -> device manager
Disable devices that you don't use for your PC and then restart.
submitted by Xpentours And
(not tested but logically correct)
for example
It could be that your computer is trying to save power for any of the USB Device connected.
1. Right-click My Computer, click Properties, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
2. Double-click the Universal Serial Bus controllers branch to expand it, right-click USB Root Hub, and then click Properties.
3. Click the Power Management tab.
4. Click to clear the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power check box, click OK,
5. Do the same with all USB ROOT HUBS.
6. Then quit Device Manager and restart your system.
These troubleshootings should help your Computer
(got this off neowin a long time ago)

If you have two Hard disk (note hard disk not partitions) move the page file to the other hard disk... and make it smaller if you have more RAM.
Submited by C}{$
(not tested)

A great new feature in Microsoft Windows XP is the ability to do a boot Defragment. This places all boot files next to each other on the disk to allow for faster booting. By default this option is enabled but on some builds it is not so below is how to turn it on.(Y is good)
1. Start Regedit.
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOptimizeFunction
3. Select Enable from the list on the right.
4. Right on it and select Modify.
5. Change the value to Y to enable and N to disable.
6. Reboot your computer.

Speedup boot time by IMPROVING NTFS CHECK
CHKNTFS is the command used to set the AUTOCHK initiation count down time. You can reduce it from default 9 seconds to a much lower value say 4 seconds. Go to command prompt and type CHKNTFS/T:4
This command would set the AUTOCHK initiation count time down to 4.
(don’t know where I got this)

Please read thru the entire of both these threads for more info by AresXP - Lighning Fast Startup by samxt - Add ProcessIdleTasks cmd to your Start...., menu conplete with icon. For Xp home/Pro

IrCOMM2k Tweak

I stumbled upon a COM port driver. I installed it to my computer and noticed that XP loads almost instantly with the Norton Anti-Virus and Firewall at startup. I booted my computer again and it loads almost instantly. Usually I have to wait more than 5 mins because I have a DSL modem but it's a dynamic ip, meaning, I have to wait for the modem to search for an ip available and it takes painfully long. Anyway, to fix this, download at this site
Download :
submitted by Bruce Rabe
(not tested)

BoldFortune and Neomayhem have made an Amazing lists of items which you can delete from Windows.
By removing as much as possible from windows it will logically load faster.
Read the entire thread.

BoldFortunes "Slimming Down Windows XP: The Complete Guide"

NeoMayhems "Making your windows folder smaller"

DLL & EXE Editing
There are ways of editing the core xp .dlls to make them lighter - making the icons, bmps, avi's less grfx intense and generally making .dlls smaller for faster load.
This requires knowledge of Resource Hex editing.
**Do Not attempt if you dont know what your doing**
These 2 sites focuses purely on playing with windows :
Search on this Neowin for .dll \ .exe tweaks, resource hacking etc for more
hacking explorer.exe -

After StartUp....Clean you’re Ram ?
If you use a Ram cleaner emptier etc after startup you will notice that there is always alot of info filling up the ram 31%?.
Use a ram cleaner to get a fresh start.
Don’t really know if this helps but....


If your computer has an older Intel chipset (pre-865) you may benefit from downloading and installing the Intel Application Accelerator . This software replaces the Windows XP ATA (hard disk and IDE device) drivers with ones specially designed for Intel chipsets, improving disk performance and boot time.
*****Please make sure that your computer conforms to the system requirements before installing the accelerator.******
(tested but didnt change anything-not the right system)

Speed up Network Browsing??
(I am uncertain whether this tweak speeds the bootup in anyway but since my logic states that if explorer.exe loads, it will immediately will also check links to other pcs etc-this twk removes the possibility - this is a good tweak nonetheless)
There was a bug in windows 2000 that would cause the scheduled tasks folder to be searched when ever the user would browse network drives. Microsoft developed a fix for this bug. The fix fixed the problem and it also had nice side affect of speeding up browsing of Microsoft networks. Below are instructions how to apply the fix.
1. Open up regedit.
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/RemoteComputer/NameSpace.
3. Find a key named {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}.
4. Right click on it and delete it.
5. Restart
submitted by James Penneck

I have not tested this-someone please confirm?
I heard somewhere (tweak manager) that unloading your dlls from memory supposedly speeds up boot time.
To enable it here is the registry code.


Antivirus Rankings

New Antivirus Rankings…Kaspersky Still on Top

The latest test from includes 52 different antivirus applications. They were rigorously tested using 174,770 virus samples, and the settings of each application were tweaked to ensure that they all caught maximum number of viruses (despite increasing the possibility that the the software would be more likely to return a false positive).

So let’s take a look at the condensed list that I put together. On it I list the top 20 antivirus applications followed by some of the other well-known solutions. If you look closely you might also notice that the top 5 options on the list are all powered by Kaspersky!

Note: I have hyperlinked all of the antivirus solutions to their respective websites. None of the links contain a referral code.

1. Kaspersky version beta - 99.23%
2. Kaspersky version - 99.13%
3. Active Virus Shield by AOL version - 99.13%
4. ZoneAlarm with KAV Antivirus version 7.0.337.000 - 99.13%
5. F-Secure 2007 version 7.01.128 - 98.56%
6. BitDefender Professional version 10 - 97.70%
7. BullGuard version - 96.59%
8. Ashampoo version 1.30 - 95.80%
9. eScan version 8.0.671.1 - 94.43%
10. Nod32 version 2.70.32 - 94.00%
11. CyberScrub version 1.0 - 93.27%
12. Avast Professional version 4.7.986 - 92.82%
13. AVG Anti-Malware version 7.5.465 - 92.14%
14. F-Prot version - 91.35%
15. McAfee Enterprise version 8.5.0i+AntiSpyware module - 90.65%
16. Panda 2007 version 2.01.00 - 90.06%
17. Norman version 5.90.37 - 88.47%
18. ArcaVir 2007 - 88.24%
19. McAfee version 11.0.213 - 86.13%
20. Norton Professional 2007 - 86.08%

23. PC-Cillin 2007 version 15.00.1450 - 84.96%

27. Sophos Sweep version 6.5.1 - 69.79%

33. Comodo version beta - 53.94%
34. Comodo version - 53.39%
35. A-Squared Anti-Malware version 2.1 - 52.69%

38. ClamWin version 0.90.1 - 47.95%

52. Abacre version 1.4 - 0.00%

11 more reasons NOT to buy an iPhone

I know that some of you are undecided about whether you will order an iPhone. In this post, I will state 11 reasons why you shouldn’t buy one.
You may already have identified the high price, ($499-$599) as a good reason against doing so. Or, you may be on another carrier’s plan and don’t want to pay the um, substantial penalty for early withdrawal just to sign a two-year with iPhone’s exclusive carrier AT&T Wireless.
But after riffing through New York Times’ tech reviewer David Pogue’s terrific Often Asked iPhone Questions piece this morning, I’ve identified 11 more reasons you shouldn’t buy an iPhone.
Ready for a dose of tech-flavored conscience?
While iPhone will work with any SIM card from exclusive iPhone carrier AT&T Wireless No other carrier’s SIM phone will work with iPhone.
If you are wearing gloves, the iPhone’s virtual keypad won’t work. That’s a concern for wintertime phone calls in cold areas.
No memos.
No voice dialing.
No voice recording.
No games.
No capacity for video output to a tv (as iPod has).
No capacity for over-the-air calendar appointments.
No capacity for over-the-air software updates.
No IM. Gotta use text messaging.
No flash or zoom in the camera.
Can you think of more reasons not to buy an iPhone? Comment and let us know!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


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A story abt 1 egg & 2 Mobiles....

Important news for us, read it carefully.

1 Egg 2 Mobiles 65 minutes of connection between mobiles. We assembled something as per image: Initiated the call between the two mobiles and allowed 65 minutes approximately... During the first 15 minutes nothing happened; 25 minutes later the egg started getting hot; 45 minutes later the egg is hot; 65 minutes later the egg is cooked. Conclusion: The immediate radiation of the mobiles has the potential to modify the proteins of the egg. Imagine what it can do with the proteins of your brains when you do long calls. Please try to reduce long time calls on mobile phones and pass this mail to to everyone you care for.