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Delete Windows User Profile in Registry
To clear user local profile via registry : Press on Start > Run >Regedit Navigate to the following registry key :“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionProfileList” Under ProfileList navigate to  binary key’s like this :S-1-5-21-3656904587-1668747452-4095529-500 On the right side under  ProfileImagePath you’'ll see the username and profile path. Chose the one with the desired user and delete the long reg key like :“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows Read more
Prevent users from deleting start menu items via GPO
Open Group Policy Editor: Link Policy to relevant OU Navigate to User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Start menu and taskbar. Edit “Prevent Changes to Taskbar and Start Menu Settings” Set it to enable Pres OK Note: To enforce group policy: Navigate to Start>Run type gpupdate /force and hit Enter Read more
Desktop Icon Disappeared? Learn how to restore.
If you Windows Desktop icon is disappeared , there is a quick way to restore it. Follow the steps bellow: Open Notepad Paste the text bellow [Shell] Command=2 IconFile=explorer.exe,3 [Taskbar] Command=ToggleDesktop Save the file as Desktop.scf and drag it to your Quick Launch bar Note: If you can’t place it you Quick Launch bar may be locked. To unlock it :Right click on it , and remove selection Read more
Disable CTRL+ALT+Right Arrow+left Arrow Shortcuts
The issue is caused because Intel(R) Extreme Graphics default installation. To resolve it navigate to Control Panel and pres on  Intel(R) icon Navigate to Hot Keys tab and remove the check from the box labeled Enable Hot Keys. When set to enable the CTRL+ALT+Arrow function will flip your monitor Read more
Manage services from command prompt in Windows XP,Vista,2003,2008
list of available commands for service management in Windows Net pause : Pauses service Usage : net pause servicename Net continue : Continues a service that has been suspended by net pause Usage : net continue servername Net stop : Stops running service Usage : net stop service name Net start : Start stopped service Usage : net start servicename Sc:A command line program used for communicating with the Service Control Manager and services. Usually used in scripting Usage : type sc in command Read more
Create or Delete Service in Windows Xp-Vista-2003-2008
In order to create service in windows Go to Start>Run type cmd and hit Enter In command prompt type sc create servicename Reboot your OS In order to delete service in windows Go to Start>Run type cmd and hit Enter In command prompt type sc delete servicename Reboot your OS There is another way: You can use registry to delete services Go to Start>Run type regedit and hit Enter Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServices Find the service you want to delete Right Read more
Can’t Uninstall IE 7 or IE 8 After Windows XP SP3 Installation

After Windows Xp SP3 Installation you cannot uninstall Windows Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1.

To uninstall IE from your system you need to revert Service Pack installation , and only then uninstall Internet Explorer

Follow MS SP Removal Guide

Note: This issue does not occur if you Install IE after SP3 installation

Mstsc /console switch is replaced in “Windows Xp+sp 3 – Vista+sp1 and Windows 2008 ” by mstsc /admin
Starting from Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 the "mstsc /console" switch was been replaced by "mstsc /admin" In both Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008, the Remote Desktop Program has been updated to version 6.1 (6.0.6001) Since there is no longer the ability to connect to Session 0, the /console switch is no longer required. But, what if I want to connect to Session 0 on a Windows Server 2003/XP or previously machine making the most of RDP 6.1? Let's Read more
Windows Vista/Xp Uninstall Internet Explorer 8
Tired working with  Internet Explorer 8 beta? IE8 Beta 1  occasionally crashes or doesn't  respond well  when browsing websites, and users suffer to close the browser with apply to send the error study to Microsoft. The bugs or crashes happen more frequently especially if you are using any third part application as Yahoo or Google toolbar. IE8 can be uninstall by via Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP In  Windows Vista, Windows Internet Explorer 8 is been categorizing as an ‘update’.  Read more
Reset to default corrupted TCP/IP on Windows XP/Vista/2003/2008 using netsh utility
If you facing network connection issues, or you are unable to access Internet sites  or network problem in Windows Vista, Windows 2003 and Windows XP, and  WinSock repair didn't help , you can try to reinstall and reset TCP/IP stack or Internet Protocol,  the operating system networking heart component, which cannot be uninstalled only reinstalled. A corrupted TCP/IP stack, may cause the following problems - unable to establish a connection to the server, unable to bundle a web page, unable to Read more