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Change the Product key on a Windows XP without re-installing it

  • Click Start, and then click Run.

  • In the Open box, type Regedit, and then click OK.

  • In the left pane, locate and then click the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents

  • In the right pane, right-click OOBETimer, and then click Modify.

  • Change at least one digit of this value to deactivate Windows.

  • Step (6) Click Start, and then click Run.

  • Step(7) In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK. %systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a

  • Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows, and then click Next.

  • Click Change Product key.

  • Type the new product key in the New key boxes, and then click Update. If you are returned to the previous window, click Remind me later, and then restart the computer.

  • Repeat steps 6 and 7 to verify that Windows is activated. You receive the following message:Windows is already activated.

  • Click OK to exit.

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I have Casio SE-S300 how to reset a bussiness name as new? Pls


Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
To change the company name, do the following:
In the right pane, double-click RegisteredOrganization. Under Value data, type the name that you want, and then click OK.
To change the name of the registered owner, do the following:
In the right pane, double-click RegisteredOwner. Under Value data, type the name that you want, and then click OK.
Click Exit on the File menu to quit Registry Editor.

Jan 13, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Hi, everytime I open my pc, the my documents window gets open automatically. I don't want that. Please let me know which setting needs to be changed.


You can disable it ->

start --- run
type msconfig and hit enter
go to startup tab and
press disable all (or uncheck the program you don't want to start up automatically) and
then press ok
then restart your computer

if not worked then perform another way

start --- all programs
double click on startup
there you can delete the files which you do not want to start automatically when windows starts...



if above methods are not working then do the following steps

a. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
b. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\ CurrentVersion\Winlogon
c. In the right pane, right-click Userinit, and then click Modify.
d. In the Edit String dialog box, type Windows installation C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe under Value data, and then click OK.
e. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

f. In the right pane, right-click PersistBrowsers, and then click Modify.
g. In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, type 0 under Value data, and then click OK.
h. Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.



Dec 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have lost part of my toolbar in internet explorer 8, the bit that has the home page icon, Safety, Tools etc. How do I get it back?


Hello Sir
kindly follow the below steps , there are few registry edit as well.

Close all open Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer windows.
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
Use one or both of the following steps, as appropriate for your situation:
For Windows Explorer: In the details pane, locate the Explorer subkey, and then open it. In the details pane, locate the ITBarLayout value. Right-click this value, and then click Delete.
For Internet Explorer: In the details pane, locate the WebBrowser subkey, and then open it. In the details pane, locate the ITBarLayout value. Right-click this value, and then click Delete.
On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.
Check whether the problem is fixed.

if not then follow the below steps

Close all open Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer windows.
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\ShellBrowser
In the details pane, locate the ITBarLayout value. Right-click this value, and then click Delete.
On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.

May 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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