Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tips and Tricks for Windows XP ~ How To Remove Recycle Bin

tips-and-tricksHey guys, I am back again in action. I apologize as I  wasn't able to post for a long time due to my studies but now you will be getting updates daily. I am starting with tips and tricks for Windows XP. Although the windows has become very old and already windows 8 is in the market but still many of us like windows XP due to its performance and stability. Hope you also have  the same views as I do.

Tips and Tricks ~ Remove Recycle Bin From your Windows XP

You can remove or hide the windows xp recycle bin with a very simple trick, i.e.through a registry hack. While you can still have the access to your recycle bin by using [Shift] + [Delete] keys as a shortcut.

To do the registry hack follow the below steps:

  •  Click on Start menu  in the taskbar.
  • Click on run and in the dialogue box type "regedit" and click ok.
  • Now search for the following location 
HKEY_ LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer\HideDesktop Icons\NewStartPanel\
  • Now make a new DWORD value with the following name.
  • Now double click on this and change its value to "1".
  • Now close the registry and goto your desktop.
  • Just refresh you desktop and your recycle bin will disspear.
  • You can unhide the recycle bin the by changing the same  DWORD value to "0".
Hope you liked my back 2 blog post :). Comment back and let me know about it so that it motivates to me write more tips and tricks.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Priyanka Chopra on the set of Nikon photo shoot

Beautiful bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is the current brand ambassador of Nikon Cameras. This time Priyanka shoot new Ad of Nikon COOLPIX Compact Digital Cam exclusive photoshoot. I know this is a techie blog and this post should not be on this blog. But sometimes just to change the tastes of all those geeky visitors out there ;-) . Secondly its a Nikon Photo shoot, photo shoot done for the publicity of nikon cool pix digital camera, so somewhere it relates to a technology blog. : P

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Short Guide To Windows Xp Maintenance

Computers are like pets, for me they are my best buddies. They need good care. We want our computers to be fast, efficient and responsive. But when it slows down mostly people get mad on it. It is not the computer's fault if you had given it some good care it would never betray you. Basically its due to your operating system that slows down your computer. Operating system going bad depends on various situations, too much heat up, low disk space, viruses, etc. Here in this article i will be discussing some tips to windows xp maintenance. Have done too much blah blah, now lets just start the article :p.

Guide To Windows Xp Maintenance

1. Reduce Your Recycle Bin Size.
Data capacity of a hard drive is now available in large quantity now  days like you can easily purchase a terabyte harddrive from market easily. By default the recycle bin size for the hard drives is 10 % if the hard drive's data capacity is 500 Gb it would be useless to to define a 10 % default recycle bin settings. Change it to 2 to 5 % or it can be 5 Gb to 10 Gb.

2. Turn off Remote Desktop Management
Remote desktop management is a windows utility that allows other to access your PC remotely. Its very useful if your computer is a part of network but its always a danger as hackers can easily penetrate into your computer. So my recommendation is to turn it off, use Team viewer instead.

3. Run Windows Xp CHKDSK (Check Disk) from Time To Time
CHKDSK is essential tool for windows xp maintenance, it should run from time to time. It will scan the disk for errors, fix logical errors, detect and mark bad sectors, so that Windows will no longer try to use them. This way it can prevent your computer from becoming unstable.

4. Defrag Regularly
Defrag is another essential tool for windows xp maintenance. Badly fragmented disks can cause a lot of problems, like general system slowdowns, slower start-up and shutdowns, and even computer crashes. Basically, your hard drive is the slowest part of your computer and file fragmentation makes it even slower.
Like any other defrag utility it gathers file fragments that are scattered all over your disk and writes them into adjacent clusters.

I hope that my short guide to Windows Xp Maintenance will help you. If you like this article please share it with your friends and donot forget to comment back.