Find sysoc.inf in the C:\\Windows\inf
folder and edit it with Notepad. (If you don’t see the
inf folder, click Tools, View, and select “Show hidden
files and folders.”) Remove the word HIDE from and
entries you wish to unhide, such as WordPad or Pinball,
and then save the file. These will now show up in the
Add/Remove Windows Components list.
with a Password Restore Disk
Open User Accounts in the Control
Panel and select your account. Click the “Prevent a
forgotten password” link in the left-hand panel and
follow the prompts.
If you’re on a domain, press
CTRL-ALT-DEL to bring up the Windows Security dialog box
and then click Change Password. In the “Log on to” box,
click the local computer, select Backup, and then follow
the prompts. Both methods require a floppy disk.
Kill Processes and Shut Down Quicker
Teach Windows how to shut down without
nagging you about unresponsive processes. Open the
registry and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control
Panel\Desktop. Double-click AutoEndTasks and change the
value from 0 to 1. Then double-click WaitToKillApp and
change the value from 5000 to 1000. Finally,
double-click HungAppTimeout and change the value from
20,000 to 3000.
New Champ at Old Games
It’s tough enough getting through the
workday unscathed, and to make matters worse, most
workplaces aren’t going to let you install
Counter-Strike to blow off some steam - oh the
tyranny! That means you’re stuck playing Minesweeper or
Pinball, only Bob in accounting holds the high score in
both and is quick to let everyone know. Here’s how you
can stick it to Bob. To freeze time in Minesweeper,
minimize the app using the Windows Key + D combination
and then restore the windows. Then fire up Pinball and
type 1max at the start of a new game for
additional balls or bmax for unlimited tries and
an unbeatable score.
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