Display your name in Windows task bar

It is cool XP trick for you that will let you show off your name branding in front of your non-geek friends.This trick will let you display a name of your choice in the Windows Taskbar just beside the digital time clock.

Follow the steps ..

+ Open Start Menu and then open Control Panel

+ Double click Regional and Language Options

+ Click Customize (besides English U.S drop down menu)

+ Go to Time tab and change AM/PM symbols to the name of your choice

Now you are DONE !!

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Hide data in notepad without using any software

It is a pretty unknown trick to create hidden text files using nothing but Notepad, you can use this simple trick to hide plain text data without using any third-party utility.The text files created using the method below won't show anywhere in DOS or Windows irrespective of the hidden and system display file-settings, the files created using this can only be accessed if you know the correct file-name used while creating the file.

Just follow these steps to hide the data :

+ Launch Windows command prompt from Start Menu -> Run -> Type cmd and press Enter.

+ Using DOS commands navigate to the desired folder.

+Now, type notepad VisibleFile.txt:HiddenFile.txt and hit Enter, you can change
VisibleFile.txt and HiddenFile.txt to names of your choice (notice the : between both file-names), You will be prompted to Create a New file click Yes.

+ Now enter data you want to hide, save the file and close notepad.

+ Visit the file-save location, you will see your VisibleFile.txt file (non-hidden) there, you can open the file and enter any text of your choice as any other normal text file.

+ The hidden file HiddenFile.txt will not be visible under Windows Explorer or DOS.

+To open and read/write your hidden file, type in the command notepad VisibleFile.txt:HiddenFile.txt (change filenames with your own used during Step 3 above) at DOS command prompt and hit Enter.

Note : If the visible file (VisibleFile.txt) is deleted your hidden file (HiddenFile.txt) will also get deleted.

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Remove "Folder Options" from Tools menu in XP

Want to remove Folder Options menu in XP .. !! It can be done with a simple gpedit hack and it involves modifying the Windows Group Policy editor (gpedit.msc).

Just perform the following steps to hide it ..

+ Navigate to Start -> Run. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter.

+ In the resulting window, navigate to the folder

User Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Windows Explorer

+ Look for the key named "Removes the Folder Options menu from the Tools Menu". Double-click the key and select Enable.Click OK.

+ To display the "Folder Options" menu, follow the previous steps and select the Not Configured option for the "Removes the Folder Options menu from the Tools Menu" key.

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Disable 'Send/Dont send error report' in windows

Got annoyed by the Send/Dont send report window on windows when any application doesnt functioned properly..!!! Check out the following steps to disable the Send/Dont send report window.

+ Right-click the My Computer icon and choose Properties.

+ In the System Properties window that appears, go to the Advanced tab and click Error Reporting.

+ There you can Disable error reporting. This will make any crashing program's window simply close itself.

+ You could also click But Notify Me When Critical Errors Occur, but it might be even safer (and less confusing down the road) if you select Enable Error Reporting and Choose Programs to exclude only your commonly crashing program.

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Change XP key after installing XP

Wanna change the XP key after installing XP !! ... Its very simple ... Jus follow the steps ...
Turn up your XP into Genuine with this cool trick ..

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NOTE : Microsoft recommends that you run System Restore to create a new restore point before you follow these steps.

1. Click Start, and then click Run.

2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.

3. In the left pane, locate and then click the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents

4. In the right pane, right-click OOBETimer, and then click Modify.

5. Change at least one digit of this value to deactivate Windows.

6. Click Start, and then click Run.

7. In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK.

%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a

8. Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows, and then click Next.

9. Click Change Product key.

10. Type the new product key in the New key boxes, and then click Update.If you are returned to the previous window, click Remind me later, and then restart the computer.

11. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to verify that Windows is activated. You receive the following message:
Windows is already activated. Click OK to exit.

12. Click OK.

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