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Computer Repair Thousand Oaks

Computer Repair Thousand Oaks
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

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Uninstall Hidden Components

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.

Stay Prepared 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.

Automatic 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.

Become the 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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