Posts under Registry tag.

ERUNTgui: Backup, restore and optimize Windows Registry

Before modifying anything in the Windows Registry, it is always a good idea to back it up. We have already blogged about the different ways to back up the Registry or its Hives, along with how to restore or maintain […]

How to disable Windows key or WinKey in Windows 10/8/7

Pressing the Windows keys opens the start menu. Using combination’s of WinKey with other keys on your keyboard lets you perform many actions and commands that you perform with the mouse. These are the WinKey or Windows Key shortcuts and […]

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Are Registry Cleaners good or bad? Do they really work?

Most junk cleaners or optimizers for the Windows operating system include a Registry Cleaner which, inter alia, claim to improve Windows performance and make Windows run faster. But are Registry Cleaners good or bad? Do Registry Cleaners really work? The […]

How to turn off or disable Secure Desktop in Windows 7/8/10

New Windows Vista users had a very common question, then: Why does the UAC Prompt disable Aero, when it appears? The answer was ofcourse, the newly introduced Secure Desktop feature. Disable Secure Desktop If you are a version of Windows […]

Edit Windows Registry using Reg.exe in Windows 10/8/7

You can edit the Windows Registry with the help of Console Registry Tool or reg.exe. Reg.exe is a command-line utility with which you can perform almost all the task which you otherwise can with regedit.exe. Reg.exe in Windows 10/8/7, can […]

Disable Windows Live Messenger Aero Frame Border

By default, Windows Live Messenger, comes with its Aero border enabled. But if you want, you may also disable this aero frame, to give it a clean look. Disable Messenger Aero Frame Border To do so, open regedit and navigate […]

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Restore Zune 4.0’s missing features

Microsoft has already announced the availablity of Zune HD & Zune 4.0, but some of the features are not available for users outside US and Canada. With the help of this registry hack, non-US/CA users will be able to enable […]

CCleaner breaks the Windows 7 context menu

CCleaner is one of the most recommended freeware Registry Cleaners available for Windows. However a recent forum post by my MVP colleague and TWCF Mod Ramesh shows that use of CCleaner is likely to break the Windows 7 right click […]

Change Windows 7 Aero Peek Desktop Preview times

Aero Peek is a new feature in Windows 7. If you have many windows open on your desktop, its quite easy to lose track of them. If you wish to change the Aero Peek Desktop Preview times to make it […]

Show Windows version On Desktop

There may be reasons that you would like to show the version of your Windows operating system on your desktop. Now if you want to display the version of your Windows 7 or Window 8 on your desktop, here is […]