Create a New Partition with GParted

August 7, 2008

If you have any questions or requests for tutorials, post a comment or pm

me.

Additional Information:

Make sure you back up any information you would not want to loose, as you always run the small risk of possibly damaging or loosing data, and I take no responsibility for that.

Also, run a defragment before you partition, this will speed it up a little, and minimize the risk of data loss.

Let the check disk run on your start up after you apply your partitions.

This will work with almost any operating system.

Links:

-GParted
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php

-How to Defragement

-How to burn a iso

-How to boot from a CD


Change Boot Order and Boot from a CD/DVD

August 6, 2008

If you have any questions or requests for tutorials, post a comment or pm me.

Additional Information:

Don’t mess around in your BIOS unless you know what you’re doing!!

Change your boot order back to your hard drive as the first device when you’re done booting from a disk.

You can also boot from floppys or thumb drives, just put what ever device you want ahead of your hard drive.

This is most commonly done for installing a OS.


Changing Your Start Button Text

July 31, 2008

If you have any questions or requests for tutorials, post a comment or pm me.

Additional Information:

– !Make sure you keep your original copy of explorer.exe in your WINDOWS folder!

– Remember to “Save As” in Res Hacker, and NOT simply “Save”

– Save the explorer.exe file to C:\WINDOWS\inf for simplicity

-Be very carefull in the registry editor and Res Hacker, you’re using them at your own risk.

-To open the registry editor start > run > regedit

-The location in the reg editor is
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\ Winlogon

Links:
Resource Hacker
http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/


Optimizing Windows Quick Tips #1 – Defragmenting

June 18, 2008

If you have any questions or requests for tutorials, post a comment or pm me.

Links:
UltimateDefrag
http://www.freewaregeeks.com/Ultimate…

JKDefrag
http://www.freewaregeeks.com/JkDefrag…
(don’t get JkDefragGUI)


Free Animated Docks / Trays

June 3, 2008

If you have any questions or requests for tutorials, post a comment or pm me.

Additional Information:
The configuration of the docks is more for taste then performance, so just play around.

Links:
YZ Dock
http://oxyx.oxygen-inc.com/

RocketDock
http://rocketdock.com/

Microsoft Zune Theme
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75078


Cleaning Your Windows Context / Dropdown Menu

May 28, 2008

If you have any questions or requests for tutorials, post a comment or pm me.

Additional Information:
The Registry directory is
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > directory > shellex > ContextMenuHandlers

If you want to remove WindowsMediaPlayer from your context menu, got to

Start > Run > then type in regsvr32 /u wmpshell.dll and press OK

To restore WindowsMediaPlayer to the context menu go

Star > Run > and type regsvr32 wmpshell.dll then press OK

If you want to remove WinZip from your context menu got to

Start > Run > then type in regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll and press OK
To restore WinZip to the context menu go

Star > Run > and type regsvr32 zipfldr.dll then press OK

–If There is any program you want to unregister from yourcontext menu, leave a comment and I’ll give you the run prompt to remove it.