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Vishal Gupta

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  1. I'll update the whole tutorial soon. In the mean time, you can check the updated links here: Transform Windows XP in Windows Vista without Customization pack
  2. You just need to re-arrange the controls in the dialog box. Simply drag-n-drop the progress bar to left-top side and then resize it. Its a very old screenshot so I don't have the actual code. Its very simple. Just play with the controls and move them anywhere you want.
  3. So you are using Windows Vista and feel that its slower than Windows XP? Then you have come to the right place. Following tutorial will help you in tweaking your Windows Vista to the max and you'll feel a significant improvement in your system performance. So without wasting any time lets start: 1. Following code contains a few registry modifications, which are completely safe and can increase the performance of Windows Vista. Just paste following code in Notepad, save the file with name "Vishal.reg" (including quotes) and then run it: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To] @="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To] @="{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd] "Extended"=- [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd] "Extended"=- [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Notepad] "StatusBar"=dword:00000001 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Notepad] "fWrap"=dword:00000001 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop] "AutoEndTasks"="1" "HungAppTimeout"="1000" "MenuShowDelay"="8" "WaitToKillAppTimeout"="2000" "LowLevelHooksTimeout"="1000" [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] "NoLowDiskSpaceChecks"=dword:00000001 "ClearRecentDocsOnExit"=dword:00000001 "LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo"=dword:00000001 "NoResolveSearch"=dword:00000001 "NoResolveTrack"=dword:00000001 "NoInternetOpenWith"=dword:00000001 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control] "WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="2000" [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RemoteComputer] 2. Right-click on My Computer icon on Desktop and select Properties (or press <WIN> key + <Pause/Break> key), click on Advanced system settings link in left side pane (You can also open it by typing sysdm.cpl in RUN or start menu search box and press Enter). Now click on Settings button in Performance section: Now disable all unnecessary options in Visual Effects tab, you can remain following options enabled according to your requirements: Enable desktop composition (If you want to use Windows Aero theme)Enable transparent glass (If you want to use transparency in Windows)Show preview and filters in folder (If you use Details Pane in Explorer)Show thumbnails instead of icons (If you want to show thumbnails in Explorer)Show window contents while dragging (If you want windows to show content while moving them)Smooth edges of screen fonts (If you want to show smooth fonts)Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop (If you want to show shadows under desktop icon labels)Use visual styles on windows and buttons (If you want to use Windows Aero or Basic theme.) 3. Open Folder Options and click on View tab: Now disable following options:Display file size information in folder tips.Display simple folder view in Navigation pane.Hide extensions for known file types.Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color.Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items.Other options don't affect the system performance. You can enable/disable them according to your requirements. 4. Right-click on My Computer icon on Desktop and select Manage (You can also open it by typing services.msc in RUN or start menu search box and press Enter). Now goto Services & Applications -> Services. Here you can set a few unnecessary services to Manual, which will not start with windows and will decrease the boot time and will increase system performance. Please follow the following tutorial to know about which services can be safely set to MANUAL: Windows Vista Services that can be Safely set to MANUAL 5. Type msconfig in RUN or Startmenu search box and press Enter. Now goto Startup tab and deselect the unnecessary entries, which you don't want to start automatically with Windows, e.g. you can disable VGA driver utility, Sound Card utility, etc to speed up the startup time and to increase system performance. You can also disable these items using Windows Defender. Open Windows Defender and click on Tools and then click on "Software Explorer". 6. Open Sound in Control Panel (or type mmsys.cpl in RUN or Startmenu search box and press Enter), goto Sounds tab and select No Sounds in Sound Scheme section. Or you can remain some of your favorite sounds but set Exit Windows, Windows Logoff, Windows Logon and Start Navigation to (None). 7. At last I'll advise to defrag the HDD regularly, install only necessary software, use the latest drivers and keep your Windows updated.
  4. Thread updated with a few Vista problems with their solutions...
  5. Happy New Year to all Wincert members. May all your wishes come true this year.
  6. Lots of Vista users are facing a strange problem, where the folder icons in User folder change from special glass icons to simple folder icons. Look at the following screenshot: This is how the icons look in User folder which can be accessed using
  7. Thank you so much guys for the wishes.
  8. Thank you so much for the wishes. ;-)

  9. Hi bonCziki Thanks for your comments. Another person asked me the same thing to upload the file somewhere else. I promise I'll re-upload the files very soon to other uploading site and will update the topic. Pls give me some time.
  10. Welcome to the forum buddy.
  11. Guys Did you know there is an extra hidden tab in Windows Live Messenger Option dialog box? Its called "Add-ins". I don't know why its hidden by default? Today I found a registry hack to enable it in WLM while playing with WLM's EXE file in Resource Hacker. Before: After: So here is step-by-step tutorial to enable it: 1. Open regedit and goto: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MSNMessenger 2. In right-side pane, create a new DWORD value and give it name "AddInFeatureEnabled" and set its value to 1 3. Thats it. Now open Windows Live Messenger and goto "Tools -> Options" and you'll see a new tab "Add-ins" at last. Above tutorial can also be read here.
  12. Well done mate. Awesome job. To change the text in Winlogon.exe, I have also written a very small tutorial here: How to Change Windows XP Login Screen Text Entries?
  13. In Longhorn the "Details Pane" was shown at Top but now in Windows Vista its shown on bottom. Many ppl still like the good old top details pane like shown in my following theme: New AeroVG Theme for Windows Vista So here I'm posting a detailed tutorial for changing the "Details Pane" location from Bottom to Top in Windows Vista: 1. We'll have to edit "%windir%\System32\Shell32.dll" file. So first take ownership of this file using my following tutorial: Add Take Ownership Option in File / Folder Context Menu in Windows Vista 2. Now open the file in Resource Hacker. 3. Goto "View -> Find Text" (or press Ctrl + F). It'll open Find box. 4. Now type following String in textbox: 5. Click on "Find Next" button and it'll show the line containing this text. 6. You have to just replace "bottom" word with "top". 7. When you have done, click on "Compile Script" button. 8. Now press "F3" key and it'll show the next line containing the same text. Again do the same mentioned in 6th step. 9. Remember! You have to replace “bottom” word with “top” only in following locations: Thats it. You have done. Now save the file and restart your system to take affect.
  14. You'll have to edit the BITMAPs and UIFILE in "logonui.exe" using Resource Hacker. Otherwise you can use 3rd party software like Logon Studio to easily change logion screen.
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