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Delete Icons from Games Menu

September 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

How to delete ICONS from the Games menu, in Vista or Windows 7 Menu folder that will not delete by right clicking.

Have you ever put ICONS in the Games menu in Vista or Windows 7 that don’t work and will not let you delete them? Here is how to delete them from within the Registry.

Say you want to delete the Xfire ICON, but something happened to it that it is broke and does not work or give you a right click menu to delete or remove it from the list, well the only way to delete it is from the registry.  Below is the process that will show you how!

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Warning:

Do not mess with the Registry if you do not know what you are doing, removing or making changes incorrectly can cause severe problems with your Windows Operating system. I will not be responsible for any damage or lost programs, files or data.

  1. Go to Start Menu, type regedit and press <Enter>. This will open the Registry Editor.
  2. In the editor navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / Software / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / GAMEUX. There are several long numbers (also called GUIDs) listed under GAMEUX.
  3. Click on each one until you see the info on the Right side of the window.
  4. Once you find the key info that contains the name of the ICON you want to remove, just right click on it and delete that registry entry folder.
  5. By deleting the one I have highlighted yellow and circled in red it will delete the ICON called XFire.

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Disk Partitioning Software “Free”

January 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

EASEUS Partition Manager 3.0 Home Edition – FREE FOR HOME USERS ONLY


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easeusI had been looking for a good Disk Partition software to use that would work with a (RAID O) Drive setup, and well after a little investigating, I came upon this program called  “EASEUS Partition Manager 3.0 Home Edition”. I installed it and gave it a try, well now it is very simular to Partition Magic, but this Home Version is a Free Ware program. They also have a “Professional and Server Edition” Which most of us will not have any need for. It worked perfectly, I have a Set of WD Drives 160 GB each set on a RAID O setup, at first I was a little skepticle, but it never failed me, worked like a charm, I added a 80 GB partition with no problems using Windows XP Pro.

Instructions below:
1. I  had first to shrink my main partition to allow an 80GB unalocated partition space.

2. I then applied the settings and rebooted my PC to make sure it was ok.

3. I then formatted the unalocated 80GB space as NTFS, smooth as a whistle.

4. Rebooted to finish and all was just fine no problems.

After checking the program out some more, I found that you can use the graphical layout to just slide the edge of the box contianing the partion around to resize, of move it from one place to another and then click apply and it will do its job.

DOWNLOAD EASEUS Partition Manager 3.0 Home Edition Here.
I have 3 video tutorial links below to show basic usage.
Video (1) how to make unallocated space to use for an extra Partition.
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#1. Click Here to View the Video Tutorial
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Video (2) how to format and assign a drive letter to the unallocated Space.
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#2. Click Here to View the Video Tutorial
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Video (3) how to mount Windows 7 beta ISO and start the install using Daemon Tools
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#3. Click Here to View the Video Tutorial
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Click here to view how to install Windows 7 Beta using Daemon Tools instead of burning it to a DVD.

How to enable or disable Windows Vista Features

January 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Enable or disable Windows Vista Features

 

To access the Vista Features screen you should follow these steps:

1.        Click on the Start button to open your Start Menu.

2.       When the Start Menu opens click on the Control Panel menu option.

         3.     When the Control Panel window opens click on the Uninstall a program option under the Programs category. 
If you are using the Classic View of the Control Panel, then you would double-click on the
Programs and Features icon instead. This option is shown by the arrow and red box in the image below.

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Vista Pics not Opening on Desktop

January 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

What a pain in the Butt…Vista would not open my photo’s when setting on my Desktop.

Well I could put the pics into a folder and they would open just fine (as long as they were not on the Desktop). I done a little research and found a link that answered my question.

Thanks to everyone over at Vista Forums for inputting the info that solved the problem. Below is what the submitted for the fix, please be kind and visit them over at www.vistax64.com.

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How To UnHide File Extensions in XP or VISTA

January 4, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

This will show you how to unhide your file extensions in XP and Vista
1. Go to start>Control Panel
2. Click on >Folder Options
3. Now go to >View tab> Then uncheck the box “Hide extensions for known file types” >click Apply>then OK. That’s it done.
Now you can see the file extensions on all file types.

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Tip, Show Windows Side By Side

November 20, 2008 by · Comments Off 

Here is a tip that a lot of people don’t know. How to show 2 or more windows side by side or stacked. Works in Vista or XP!
1. Open the 2 windows you want to view.
2. Hold the Ctrl key and select both windows on the task bar.
3. Make sure both are selected, then right click on the task bar and chose..show windows side by side or show windows stacked.

Disk Partioning a New Drive

November 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Setting Up The Hard Drive For Use With Your System.

Disk Partioning a New Drive

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RDP Ports on mutible PC’s

November 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

I have 3 PC’s that I want to remote Desktop to, when I am not home.
Question: How do I set up port forwarding for each PC to have a different Port to use for connecting too?
Answer: You need to change the ports that Remote desktop use’s to connect.

RDP Ports on mutible PC's

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Vista Screen Recording Sound

November 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

How to get recording devices (programs) to record sound into your recording from your PC (Internet Explorer, Games movies etc.) just follow the instructions and set the device as default, you have to set it back to Microphone to use TS or VENT or any other Voice recording app. Here are screen shots to guide you along.
Example: Sometimes Camtasia Studio recording program or even Fraps software will not record, so just follow these steps to set your recording device or sound card to be able to pick up the sound in the recording device.

Recoding Screens Including Sound

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