Windows Explorer allows you to create and modify re-writable CD's if you have a CD writer connected to your PC.
If you enable this setting, all features in the Windows Explorer that allow you to use your CD writer are removed by using simple change in group policy.

• Goto run type gpedit.msc then press enter.
• Goto user configuration -> Administrative Templets->Windows Explorer

• Double click on Remove cd-burning features and select enable.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, users are able to use the Windows Explorer CD burning features.

Here is the image containing the shortcuts:-

To remove shortcut arrows from desktop shortcut icons follow these steps:-

· Gotot run & type regedit then press enter..

· Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT -> Access.Shortcut.Table.1

· Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

Here are some of the shortcuts useful to outlook users.

Whenever a user connects to the Internet, Windows searches for updates available for the software and hardware on their computer and automatically downloads them. This happens in the background, and the user is prompted when downloaded components are ready to be installed, or prior to downloading, depending on their configuration.

  • If you enable this setting, it prohibits Windows from searching for updates.

  • If you disable or do not configure it, Windows searches for updates and automatically downloads them.

Follow these steps to configure your setting:

  • Goto run & Type Gpedit.msc then press enter.
  • Goto User configuration->Administrative Templets->System
  • You will see Windows automatic updates option.
  • Double click & select Enable option .

If you have installed Windows XP Service Pack , then you should use the new Automatic Updates settings located at: 'Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Update'

It’s possible to simply disable USB ports support in PC in order to prevent from using USB removable flash drive or mass storage device (portable hard disk drive) to copy and transfer data and files. However, disabling USB ports totally also shutdown the ability for system to use USB based keyboard, mouse, webcam, printer, scanner and etc, which has become a common connectivity norm in modern computer.

As a workaround, use the following registry hack to stop USB Mass Storage Device drivers from starting when the system boots up.

  • Goto Run type regedit then press enter.
  • Navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> CurrentControlSet -> Services -> UsbStor

  • In the right pane, double click on the Start value name.
  • Change the value data to 4 to disable the removable USB mass storage device drive access.

  • To revert and re-enable the drive access for removable USB mass storage device driver, change back the value data for Start to its original default of 3.
The change will take effect immediately to block any USB mass storage device such as USB flash drive, USB key and portable harddisk .


  • Almost always used as the help key, almost every program will open the help screen when this key is pressed.
  • Windows Key + F1 would open the Microsoft Windows help and support center.
  • Open the Task Pane.


  • In Windows commonly used to rename a highlighted icon or file.
  • Alt + Ctrl + F2 opens a new document in Microsoft Word.
  • Ctrl + F2 displays the print preview window in Microsoft Word.


  • Often opens a search feature for many programs including Microsoft Windows.
  • Shift + F3 will change the text in Microsoft Word from upper to lower case or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.


  • Open find window.
  • Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+)
  • Alt + F4 will close the program currently active in Microsoft Windows.
  • Ctrl + F4 will close the open window within the current active window in Microsoft Windows.


  • In all modern Internet browsers pressing F5 will refresh or reload the page or document window.
  • Open the find, replace, and go to window in Microsoft Word.
  • Starts a slideshow in PowerPoint.



  • Commonly used to spell check and grammar check a document in Microsoft programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Shift + F7 runs a Thesaurus check on the word highlighted.
  • Turns on Caret browsing in Mozilla Firefox.


  • Function key used to enter the Windows startup menu, commonly use to get into Windows Safe Mode.


  • Opens the Measurements toolbar in Quark 5.0.


  • In Microsoft Windows activates the menu bar of an open application.
  • Shift + F10 is the same as right-clicking on a highlighted icon, file, or Internet link.


  • Full-screen mode in all modern Internet browsers.


  • Open the Save as window in Microsoft Word.
  • Shift + F12 save the Microsoft Word document.
  • Ctrl + Shift + F12 prints a document in Microsoft Word.

Every time we want to set our selected picture in hard drives. It is very simple just write few lines in notepad and save it.

First of all, type this in notepad:







then save it as desktop.ini , don forget to make it hidden and read only so that it wont be able to re-setting by someone else.

We are free to choose which image you want to use but make sure they are match. You can use GIF, BMP and PNG extension for your image .just write the path of file from your computer.


If we need to set the color. The available color we can use is red, green, blue. but you can make different color if you want, Just play with the number

IconArea_Text=0x000000ff (Red)

IconArea_Text=0x0000ff00 (Green)

IconArea_Text=0x00ff0000 (Blue)

Don forget to balancing the color text with the background

NOTE !! Always take your pic that you want to set it as background to the related Drive and Hides the file and make it "Read Only"

Many times we need to block certain websites from your computer for any reason? Well, I am not sure about any body else but certainly I have been many times in such situation. Parents may also want to prevent access to certain websites on their computer so that children can’t get to them from internet.

Follow these steps to block any website:

  • Open “Run” from the start menu (or press WinKey + r). Just copy paste the following path and hit ENTER.
notepad %windir%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
  • Alternately, go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc and find the file “hosts”. Open that file in Notepad.

  • When this hosts file is opened in Notepad, at the end of the file you will see something like “ localhost”.
  • Under “ localhost” just add another website URL that you want to block.
For Example:- localhost
  • Make sure every time you add another website, the last digit of the address 127.0.0.x should not be the same.
  • Save the file and exit.
  • Restart your browser if it is opened and changes will take place immediately.
  • The good thing is that no message, no pop ups nothing will be displayed when someone tries to open a blocked website. Your browser will just fail to open those websites without any error messages.

We can make a user account disappear, yet remain a full functioning account .This feature is only available in XP and 2000 .

Follow these procedure:

  • goto run & type "regedit"
  • Then goto H-KEY ->Software ->Microsoft ->WindowsNT ->CurrentVersion ->Winlogon ->SpecialAccounts ->Userlist .
  • You will not see this folder if you do not have "show hidden system files" turned on.
  • Right click on the User list label file on the left side of the screen and select New>DWORD . You'll see the new entry in the right pane of the window, rename this value the name of the user account you want hidden (exactly how it is listed in the Startup screen, case sensitive) and leave the value at 0.
  • Close your Registry Editor and restart the PC.

If you want to log on as this user

  • you have to press Cntrl+Alt+Del twice at the Welcome screen to make a Windows Security dialog box appear.

  • Here you can type in the user name and password of the hidden account and log in.
Limited Users shouldn't be able to see any sign of you except for the listing in the Documents and Settings folder. Other administrative users will be able to see your hidden account in Control Panel/User Accounts




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