October 21, 2009

Trick to Create a Your Own Run Command in a Minute

This trick will help you to make your own Run Command (program shortcut) to run a program or a document directly. No more need to navigate the location of a program or document to run it, simply click on Start button to open Run box and type the programs shortcut name to open it directly.

Follow the given steps to disable the save settings functionality for desktop:

To use this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights.

Step1:Click Start button and type regedit in Run option then press Enter for next.

Step2:Locate this RegistryHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App paths

Now right click on App Paths and select New > Key, title the key and name it whatever you want your run command to be. In this case, we will try to create a run command for SecueCRT application.

New > Key > SecureCRT.exe,Now select the SecureCRT.exe folder and click right on (Default) string value then click Modify at the right hand side panel.

Here enter the path of the program that you want to execute in the value data field. In our case, the path of SecueCRT application will be C:\Program Files\VanDyke Software\SecureCRT \SecureCRT.exe.
Now again in right side panel, click right to create a new String value with the name SecureCRT and its values as C:\Program Files\VanDyke Software\SecureCRT\SecureCRT.exe.
Now close the registry editor and restart your computer after any changes to go into effect.

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How to Remove Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications

  1. If you have only just installed Windows Genuine Advantage notifications, simply using the system restore function will remove the program. Then refuse to accept the WGA update next time Windows updates... Otherwise, proceed as detailed below. (NOTE: If you try these steps while you are in "Safe Mode," step #8 is unnecessary).
  2. First Try the Following:
  3. - Open a CMD Line Window by Clicking on Start ==>Run ==> type CMD and Press OK.
  4. - Change Directory into the System32 Folder (Like Cd c:\Windows\System32)
  5. - Open a notepad Window and type the following lines:
  6. taskkill -IM wgatray.exe
  7. del wgatray.exe
  8. del wgalogon.dll
  9. - Highlight and copy to the Clipboard the three lines above
  10. - now Paste the the contents of the Clipboard to the CMD Window
  11. This should kill the wgatray.exe Process from the Taskbar and imediately delete both files wgatray.exe and wgalogon.dll without the need to to go through all steps bellow.
  12. If that does not work, then continue and follow the stepsbellow
    1. Open System32 by either A or B of the following methods:
    2. a) Click "Start", "Run", then type-in "System32". Click "Okay".

  • b) Find System32 manually by clicking "Start" > "My Computer" > "(X:)" (Replacing "X" with the drive letter of the host of Windows) > "Windows" > "System32".
    1. In "System32", go to "Tools" > "Folder options" > click on the tab, "View" > Uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types". Now you can begin...
    2. Check to make sure the window that comes up has a full screen of various files. The files are in alphabetical order, which makes it easier to locate the specific file.

    3. Find "WgaLogon.dll" and rename it "WgaLogon.dll.bak".
    4. Create an empty copy of WgaLogon.dll:

    • Right click on a blank space in System32 and select "New" > "Text Document".
    • Leave the text document empty and label it "WgaLogon.dll". Press Enter (on your keyboard).
    • You may get a warning from the above step that says, "If you change a file name extension, the file may become unusable. Are you sure you want to change it?". Click "Yes" on this warning.
    1. Be ready to complete the next two steps very quickly! Find "WgaTray.exe" in "System32" and delete it. You will then have 5 seconds to find "WgaTray.exe" in the Task Manager (the next step). NOTE: If you remove the files mentioned above while you are in "Safe Mode," step #8 is unnecessary.

    2. Immediately open Task Manager. You can do this by pressing the Ctrl, Shift, and Esc keys simultaneously, pressing the Ctrl, Alt, and Delete keys simultaneously, or right clicking the Taskbar and selecting "Task Manager". Click on the process tab and click end process when "WgaTray.exe" is selected.
    Note: If you take longer, do not panic! All that will happen is that "WgaTray.exe" will keep reapearing in the processes list (i.e. you won't be able to delete it as required). To remove the notifications after this, return to system32. You will find two files:"WgaLogon.dll.bak" (the one you renamed) and an Application Extension (0KB) called "WgaLogon.dll". Delete the Application Extension, rename "WgaLogon.dll.bak" to "WgaLogon.dll" and repeat the steps from the fifth one onwards (at a greater speed!!).
    1. Restart your computer once you have finished. All the notification messages should be gone.