Command Line Here

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To open a command prompt anywere you like, use one of the following registry files.

1. cmdprompt-rightclick.reg ################################

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;Show 'open command window here' on right-click without having to press shift
;Context-menu for folders
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd]
"Extended"=-
;Context-menu for drives
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd]
"Extended"=-
;For context-menu when you right-click in the empty/blank space within a folder
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\cmd]
"Extended"=-

2. cmdprompt-rightclick-admin.reg ##########################

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]
@="Open Command Window Here (Administrator)"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command]
@="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""

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Once installed you will find “Open Command Prompt Here” when you Right Click a Folder.

Windows 7 Classic Logon Prompt

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Do you wish a professional looking windows logon prompt, perhaps close to the one found in Windows XP?

Besides the cosmetic change this can greatly improve the system security given that not all the accounts that have been created on the computer are displayed., both the username and the password are required to log on. You can also configure windows to require CTRL+ALT+DEL everytime a user wants to log on this ensures that users are communicating by means of a trusted path when entering their passwords.

If you are ready to improve your security follow the guide:

1. Windows Key + R type secpol.msc then press Enter. This will open the Local Security Policy editor.
2. Navigate to Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options.

3. Double-Click on “Interactive logon: Do not display last username”, Enable the option and click Apply.
4. Double-click on “Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL + ALT + DEL”, Disable the option and click Apply

DONE ☺

Links: http://www.winvistaclub.com/t47.html

 

Backups with mushroom flavour + Portable

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Wouldn’t be cool if your backup media stores not only your data but also your favorite backup software? In this tutorial we’ll see how to install Cobian Backup on a portable disk or usb flash drive.

1. First of all get the setup from the official site

2. Double-click “cbSetup.exe” and follow the setup screens. Create a folder in your portable media and name it “Cobian” for example

3. Uncheck all the boxes and point to the previously created folder. Click Next

4. Choose “Application (no Auto-Start)” (remember that our main objective is to have a computer-independent installation). Proceed

5. The program starts once the setup finishes, close it. Now the tricky part… all the settings including the backup profiles are stored in a file called MainList.lst, this file is located in the “DB” directory right in the installation folder. This works great as long as your portable hard disk or usb flash drive maintains the drive letter but, as you know, the mapping is a little bit unpredictable.  So we could change the setting’s absolute path by a relative one, to do so open “cbEngine.ini” which is located inside the “Settings” folder

6.Change the highlighted path to “DB\MainList.lst” and you have a portable version of Cobian Backup

Uninstaller gone bad

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If a program is still displayed in the “Add or Remove Programs Tool” after removal open the registry:

  1. Windows Key + R type regedit then press Enter
  2. Open the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall and make a backup prior to do any changes
  3. Find the program that you wish to remove from the list (DisplayName key represents the name that is displayed on the tool)
  4. To remove it right click the node and then click delete

Links: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314481