Enable display of older help files in Windows 7 and Vista

Ever since Windows 3.1, Microsoft has included the Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) with new releases. Starting with Windows Vista, Microsoft doesn’t bundle the Windows Help program used to view .HLP files meant for older Windows programs with the OS. Apparently, Microsoft made this decision because the program hasn’t had a major update for many years, […]

Enabling more then 6 simultaneous downloads in IE8

Internet Explorer 8, as it may be known, doesn’t support more than 6 parallel downloads. While downloading a large number of big files from slow servers, bypassing this limit becomes a necessity. Like the previous versions, this limit is defined in the registry, but in a different location. To change this limit, close all instances […]

Changing the default command prompt directory

When command prompt is started up in Windows, it defaults to the directory X:\Documents and Settings\Username. This directory can be changed by creating a new registry entry which will contain commands which is automatically executed when command prompt starts. This can be compared to the “autoexec.bat” file which existed in old DOS and Windows systems. […]

Disable user authentication after resuming from Stand By mode

By default, Windows will ask for your password every time your computer resumes from the stand-by mode. This may be useful for a public workstation or unattended laptops; but for a personal computer, it’s useless and to some extent, annoying. To disable to authentication, follow these steps : Windows XP Go to Start-> Control Panel […]