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Fri
18
Jan
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Windows 8: How to Disable the Lock Screen

We've been asked about this issue several times by different subscribers: "Hi Infopackets team, I have been using Windows 8 and, for the most part, I like it. But one feature I really dislike is the lock screen. Talk about a time waster. Can you ... help me get rid of it once and for all? Thanks for your great information over the years, Gerald H." My Response: Gerald, I completely understand why you would get annoyed with Windows 8's lock screen. Meet Windows 8's Lock Screen If you're not familiar with it, the lock screen is enabled after a Windows 8 PC is awoken from sleep mode. The lock screen ... (view more)

Fri
28
Jan
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'AVG LinkScanner 2011 10.0.1204a3402', and 'Disable UAC'

AVG LinkScanner 2011 10.0.1204a3402 The handy new AVG LinkScanner scans pages behind their links before you click on them. It does the same thing every time you enter a web address into your browser. If the page is infected, it simply prevents you ... from opening it. http://linkscanner.avg.com Disable UAC This free tool can help you easily disable the User Account Control (UAC) in Windows (I.E.: when you click on a program in Windows Vista or Windows 7, a window pops up asking if you're sure you want to run the program). Some people find the UAC bothersome, which is why this app was developed. ... (view more)

Thu
25
Mar
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'Google Play', and 'Disable Startup'

Google Play Google Reader Play is a fast way to browse the most interesting stuff on the web, personalized for you. It keeps track of the things you star, like, or share, and shows you more stuff you'll like the next time you use it. ... http://www.google.com Disable Startup Disable Startup is a free startup manager and monitoring program that can scan all Windows Startups on your computer, and monitor all new startup items. It helps you control, manage and optimize Windows Startup configuration. http:/disablestartup.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell ... (view more)

Thu
05
Nov
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'Dataminer', and 'Disable Last Access Timestamp'

Dataminer This program recovers lost files from a damaged optical disc (CD or DVD). Use it to rescue your important files from a scratched disc or even an accidentally overwritten rewriteable disc. The program can heuristically recognize various ... kinds of files, such as .BMP, .ICO, .CUR, .ANI, .AVI, .CDA, .WAV, and more. http://greenfish.extra.hu Disable Last Access Timestamp Speed up your sluggish Windows XP operating system by disabling automatic file timestamps. It's a handy little method to squeeze every little bit of juice out of an old, ailing system. NOTE: this will only work on NTFS ( ... (view more)

Fri
23
Nov
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[ShellX 20071123]: 'All Snap', and 'Disable Windows Games Via Restriction Policies'

All Snap allSnap makes all of your open windows snap to position. Not sure what we mean? allSnap is a small system tray app that makes all top level windows automatically align like they do in programs such as Winamp or Photoshop. ... http://www.cs.utoronto.ca/~iheckman/allsnap/ Disable Windows Games Via Restriction Policies Employees not getting their work done because they're spending too much time playing Solitaire? This program will show you how to disable applications from a central management location. No more Mr. Nice Guy. http://maximillianx.blogspot.com/ (view more)

Tue
03
Jul
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'Avidemux', and 'Enable Disable'

Avidemux Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF by using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using ... projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities. Avidemux is available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. http://avidemux.berlios.de/index.html Enable Disable Topalt Enable Disable is a simple and easy to use tool for enabling and disabling Office add-ins. http://www.topalt.com/enabledisable (view more)

Thu
15
Jun
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Disable Access to CD ROM Drive via My Computer?

Infopackets Reader 'Rose' Writes: " Dear Dennis, My question for you today is: how can I make my CD ROM Drive available to users logging in with Administrator rights only? Here's the problem: my kid brother shares the family computer, which has ... Windows XP professional installed on it. He likes to play online games (which are installed via the CD ROM drive); unfortunately, the games he plays seem to crashed the system. As such, I've set up a separate user account with 'general' user access and have disabled the network card so that he cannot access the Internet when using the computer. Now, ... (view more)

Tue
28
Dec
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Install sound card to computer with onboard, integrated sound?

Infopackets Reader James M. writes: " I have a Compaq Presario 7360 and would like to replace my on-board (integrated) sound card with a third-party, PCI sound board (such as a SoundBlaster). How do I go about disabling the on-board sound so that ... the computer will recognize and use the new sound card? " My response: Typically, this is done by disabling the on-board sound card within the CMOS (also referred to as the BIOS). The CMOS is instantiated by pressing the DEL or F2 key (or some other combination) as soon as you turn your computer. Once you are inside the CMOS menu, you may ... (view more)

Tue
28
Sep
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Remove msgmsg.exe (Windows Messenger) from Windows XP?, Part 2

Last Thursday , I wrote an article on how to disable Windows Messenger using a System Registryhack. To date, this Registry Hack is the *only* known way to disable Windows Messenger v4.7 permanently from Windows XP. Most of the folks who are ... interested in disabling Windows Messenger v4.7 do so because they don't want it using up extra CPU or Memory, or because it's a service which isn't needed. From a security standpoint: the less unneeded services running on your system, the less chance of having a security exploit. Disabling Windows Messenger v4.7 isn't as easy as modifying the program ... (view more)

Tue
25
May
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How to remove any Spyware / Adware Toolbar

Infopackets Reader 'SweetImage' writes: " Dennis is there any way to get rid of the Mirar toolbar once and for all? I have searched sites where I have found loads of people having the same problem. I have used at least 8 different Adware-blocking ... programs to remove the toolbar from my system, but none of them can get rid of this rotten thing! Mirar support has not answered my emails and I am going absolutely crazy trying to remove it from my system. I cannot use the Windows System Restore because it won't allow me to roll back (except for today's date) -- and furthermore, Dell can't help ... (view more)

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