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Clean/Delete Msconfig Unchecked Entries

Msconfig is cool tool integrated in windows which lets you enable or disable startup items from the list of programs and services which run automatically at windows startup.

After disabling some startup programs they remain in the list as unchecked items in msconfig startup list, you can delete the unchecked entries of all the disabled items.

disabled-items-in-msconfig

In order to delete the list of disabled items in msconfig you can have several methods to do it. You can either delete the list of disabled items using free msconfig clean up tool or you can play delete the list of disabled items in msconfig through registry.

So, if you don’t want to play with registry follow the first simple method (For Layman’s) or if you want to learn something about the registry then follow the second method (For Geeks)

Let’s find out how to delete the disabled items in msconfig through both of these methods explained below.

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Single Shortcut To Launch Multiple Programs

There could be some programs on your computer which you use quite often in your day to day work, so you may have the shortcuts for all these programs which you click one by one when to launch them.

single-shortcut-multiple-programs 

However you can tweak a little to launch all these programs in one time double click or via single shortcuts as compared to clicking different shortcuts to launch these programs.

Yet again there are two ways to do this one is the geeky way out with which you don not need any additional software to do this and other is by using a free utility called Utility Launcher

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Shortcut To Eject and Close CD/DVD Drive

Ejection of CD or DVD some times becomes tiring action as you need to physically press the button on the CD/DVD writer or reader to open the tray and then to close the tray also in some of the CD/DVD writer or reader.

Today, We will tell you how can you create shortcuts to eject and close the CD/DVD Tray and we will also share some FREE utilities which do the eject and close the CD/DVD Tray any time.   

eject-cd-tray    

By Default Windows vista allows you to easily eject the CD/DVD Drive by right clicking the CD/DVD drive and select Eject in the context menu. But there is no Close Tray option to close the CD/DVD tray. But you add the option to close the tray using CloseTray.

In order to add the option Close Tray in the right click context menu follow the procedure given below.

1. Download closetray.zip and extract it.

2. Double-click closetray.reg to add it to registry.

closetray

Note: It may require restart for the settings to come into effect 

If you want to create desktop shortcut to eject or close CD/DVD drive tray then there are hell lot of ways to do that.

Lets discuss all of them one by one and some other utilities for the same purpose.

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Shutdown Your Computer Faster In One Click

After we are done with our work on our computer we want it to shutdown less effort and as faster as it can be. Today we will tell you all the ways not only to shutdown, restart or hibernate your computer faster in single click of the mouse.

Shutdown is a simple tool which lets you turn off your computer in single click.

self-shutdown

This utility gets installed and creates a shortcut on your desktop to run it and shutdown your computer, this shutdown utility runs a basic command in windows again but it asks to close if there are any running applications.

Download Shutdown

So, you can also create a shutdown shortcut on your desktop which will run the same command with which you can shutdown your computer in single click.

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ScreenBouncer – Play a Prank On Your Friend Computer

Playing a Computer Prank is something which every one wants to do to their friends computer’s. ScreenBouncer is a cool prank tool which will allow you to bounce the current view of the monitor.

bounce-monitor

The good part about this prank tool is that it cannot be closed through Alt+F4 key and even task manager cannot stop this program because ScreenBouncer always run top most and full screen as compared to another windows process.

In order to know how to stop ScreenBouncer, read on further 😛

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Download Windows 7 Official Beta & Windows 7 Beta Key

Windows 7 Official Beta has been released by microsoft now, everyone is trying to get a key and download link to either 32 bit or 64 bit version on windows 7.

But if you try to download Windows 7 Official Beta you may not get it very easily so we are going to share the direct download links to both Windows 7 32bit ad Windows 7 64bit ( you can use these links with your download managers )

Direct Download Links Windows 7 Official Beta

Here are the Direct download links from Microsoft Servers for Windows 7 beta (build 7000.0.081212) both 32-bit and 64-bit versions:

Windows 7 Beta (x86) Direct Download Link( 32bit ):

7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULFRE_EN_DVD.ISO

Windows 7 Beta (x64) Direct Download Link( 64bit ):

7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULXFRE_EN_DVD.ISO

Here is how you can get the key for windows 7 official beta from microsoft.

Get Windows 7 Official Beta Key

1. Go to hotmail.com, Login with your windows live id.

2. Go to http://technet.microsoft.com/  ( make sure you are singed in )

3. Now copy and paste one of the following links into your browser.

For Windows 7 Beta 32-bit Activation Key:
https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/scripts/gcs.aspx?Product=tn-win7-32-ww&LCID=1033

For Windows 7 Beta 64-bit Activation Key:
https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/scripts/gcs.aspx?Product=tn-win7-64-ww&LCID=1033

Note:  You can get 5 unique keys for a live id with which you are login with for both 64 bit and 32 bit editions.

If you don’t get Windows 7 Beta 32 bit keys then try to get Windows 7 Beta 64 bit keys as they will also work for 32 bit setup 🙂 There are only 2.5 million keys available get your free key now.

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Hide Name In Start Menu In Windows

Hide Name In Start Menu is another free utility by intelliadmin which lets you hide your name on the windows start menu at the top in windows xp

Start-Menu-With-Name Start-Menu -Without-Name

As Shown in the screenshot above you can see one with user name not hidden in the start menu and the second snapshot does not have the start menu text as username.

There are two methods with which you can remove or hide your name in start menu.

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Clear Run History In Windows

We all use windows run prompt to launch various windows utilities like command prompt, msconfig but whenever we type a command in run prompt it gets saved in Windows as Run History as Run MRU (Most Recently Used) List.

Many of my friends gets annoyed to see recently typed commands in windows run as they do not want others to see what they had typed in run.

run-recent

Today, we will tell you all the ways to clear run prompt history in Windows XP and Vista.

There two methods to clear the windows run history, the first method is via windows registry to clear windows run and second method involves a free utility MRU Blaster which lets you clear windows run history

Let’s discuss both of these methods to clear the recently typed commands in run