October 30, 2009

How to Enable Registry Editor

Now days many people are suffering problem that registry editor has been disabled due to some virus/malware. Here are few methods to enable registry editor in windows

1- Go to run - > cmd -> type cd \windows\regedit.exe regedit.com

2- Through Group Policy
Hit the window or click start button then click on ‘RUN’
Type gpedit.msc
Click on Administrative Templates
Click the System and locate the Prevent access to registry editing tools and double click on it
Select the enabled on the option button and click apply.
After clicking on apply select the disabled in the option button then click the apply again then click ok button when finished.
The disabled button will make the policy into default, the computer will automatically configured it and becomes a default comfig which is the registry editor can be access by the user.

3- Through Hijackthis.exe
Search in Google for hijackthis.exe.
Download the application.
Execute the hijack this application.
Accept the agreement.
Click on do a system scan and save a log.
Locate option that reads regedit.exe or registry or sounds like referring to registry editing tools.
Check mark the option and click on Fix checked.

4- Through Unhook.Inf
If the above described steps do not work, you can use the unhook.inf by symantec.
Simply copy this code and place in new notepad file. Save it using the filename unhook.inf

HKLM, Software\CLASSES\batfile\shell\open\command,,,"""%1"" %*"
HKLM, Software\CLASSES\comfile\shell\open\command,,,"""%1"" %*"
HKLM, Software\CLASSES\exefile\shell\open\command,,,"""%1"" %*"
HKLM, Software\CLASSES\piffile\shell\open\command,,,"""%1"" %*"
HKLM, Software\CLASSES\regfile\shell\open\command,,,"regedit.exe ""%1"""
HKLM, Software\CLASSES\scrfile\shell\open\command,,,"""%1"" %*"
HKCU, Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System,DisableRegistryTools,0x00000020,0

Right click on this file and click on install. Now your regedit.exe is being recovered.

October 28, 2009

Top 5 Features of Windows 7

  1. Multi Touch
Multitouch is the feature that's most likely to divide the Windows faithful. It seems that Windows 7, not OS X, will become the first consumer OS to bring multi-touch capability to the masses after all. There is an on-screen virtual keyboard and gestures for common mouse actions, like dragging and right-clicking, that work throughout Windows 7 and applications like Paint and Microsoft Earth. Click on a taskbar icon to expose the Jump List or sketch a "b" in Internet Explorer 8 to go backwards. Gestures are tied into mouse routing calls. Windows 7 is multi-touch on desktops done right and Microsoft should be credited for that. There’s no doubt that Microsoft’s addition of support for touch-screens right into the Windows 7 OS will encourage OEMs to offer more systems with this cool feature.

  1. Cool Taskbar
The big Windows 7 taskbar improvement is the excellent Aero Peek feature, which adds multiple window previews to the taskbar, with the ability to close windows right from the preview. Windows 7 lets you add programs and documents to taskbar (instead of or in addition to creating shortcuts on your desktop). There you can drop shortcuts to folders, documents, and programs for easy access.

  1. Start up Boost
One of the top features of Windows 7 is the faster start up time. You donot have to wait to work right away after hitting that Power button.

  1. Libraries & Homegroups
Both Windows and OS X have special folders for storing documents, images, music, videos, etc. but what happenes when all folders are filled. So you have to move to a new location. Windows 7 has solved this problem by introducing content Libraries and Homegroups. Libraries are a way to group similar types of files even if they live in different folders. The new Libraries function in Windows Explorer allows you to add network folders, SharePoint documents, and pretty much any folder you choose to your Documents Library, meaning even files that are tucked away within the nether regions of a server can be accessed within only a couple of clicks.

  1. One Click WI-Fi Access
One of the most useful Windows 7 features for roaming laptop users is its one-click Wi-Fi network choice. Click on the Wi-Fi adapter in your system tray to pop up a menu of available wireless networks. From there you can refresh the list, and choose the one you want to connect to in one click.