Dec 19 2007

A Quick Way To Run A Command Prompt As An Administrator In Vista

police hat When launching a command prompt from Vista’s start menu you need to right click cmd and choose Run As Administrator to elevate your privileges, But another way to accomplish the same thing is to do the following.

1. Click start Orb.
2. Type in cmd in the search box.
3. Press and hold down Shift and CTRL and then hit Enter.
4. Command prompt will now be run as administrator.

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    Dec 17 2007

    Add 3D Pinball To Windows Vista

    If you loved to play 3D Pinball on your XP computer you know by now that Microsoft didn’t include it in Vista for some strange reason. Well there’s good news it works just fine in Vista and it’s not hard to get it working as long as you have or know someone with a XP computer, and a way to transfer some files, a USB thumb drive or burning a cd works or zip it up and Email it to yourself. For windows 8 instructions follow the link below.

    http://www.battleplantechnologies.com/blog/2014/04/23/add-3d-pinball-to-windows-8/

    UPDATE 07/31/09 If you need the Pinball files I setup a download site at MediaFire here http://www.mediafire.com/?ymvywizjwtd

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    Here’s how to get it working:

    1. On a Windows XP computer, click the My computer icon and navigate to C:Program FilesWindows NT folder.(you may need to click show the contents of this folder to gain access)
    2. Copy the folder called Pinball to USB thumb drive or a cd or zip it up and Email it to yourself.
    3. On your Vista Computer logon as an administrator, then insert your device that has the folder Pinball on it. Copy the folder Pinball to C:Program FilesMicrosoft Games. You will need to deal with the User Account Control a few times.
    4. Now open the Pinball folder at C:Program FilesMicrosoft Games and locate the file called pinball.exe
    5. Right click the Pinball.exe file and drag it to the Games folder in the Start menu and choose copy here, and you’re done.

    Now when you want to play 3D Pinball just click Start > Games > Pinball.

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    UPDATE 9-5-08 If you want really high scores check out how to Hack 3D Pinball right here.

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  • Dec 15 2007

    Pin Folders To Your Start Menu In Vista

     10 In Windows Vista you can Pin Programs to your Start Menu for faster access, Just right click the Program and choose Pin to Start Menu, But you can’t add folders the same way. In order to add folders you need to edit the Registry first.

    Here’s How:

    1. First things first. Create a System Restore Point to backup the Registry.
    2. Click on the Start Orb and type Regedit in the Search Bar.
    3. Click Regedit at the top of the search results under programs.
    4. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
    5. Navigate to the following key.
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTFoldershellexContextMenuHandlers.
    6. Right click ContextMenuHandlers and choose New > Key
    7. Right click New Key and choose Rename, rename the key to
      {a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8} and leave the Date value to Not Set.
    8. Close the editor.

    Now when you right click a folder, you should see the ‘Pin to Start Menu’ option.

    To see Screen shots for the process, Click the Read the rest of this entry link.

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    Dec 15 2007

    Add Pictures To Your Logon Profile

    Its easy to change your logon picture, just go to Control Panel > User Accounts > Change your account picture.

    But what if you want to add your own pictures, or get rid of some of the default ones. First you need to find where Microsoft stores them, and Here it is. just open an explorer window and navigate to C:ProgramDataMicrosoftUser Account PicturesDefault Pictures

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    Now just locate the picture you want to use, open your favorite image editor and resize the picture to 128×128 and save it as a bitmap image (Picture.bmp) to the above folder.

    Now when you open the Choose account picture your new pictures will be available.

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    Dec 9 2007

    How To Show Your Vista Sidebar Quickly

    Sidebar If you use your computer like me I always have many programs and windows open at one time and my Sidebar is always hidden. Sure I know what your thinking just set it to be always be on top of other windows, and that fine if you have a large widescreen monitor, but on my 19″er the Sidebar takes up valuable real estate.

    So here’s a quick way to view your Sidebar.
    Just press the Windows key and the spacebar together.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Dec 8 2007

    Change The Look Of The Command Window

    9 If you do a lot of work with the command line wouldn’t it be nice to customize it the way you want. change the size, the color and the fonts with ease.

    First lets open the Command Processor window.

    1. Click the Start Orb and type CMD in the search box.

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    2. Right click Command prompt under Programs and choose Run as administrator.

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    3. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.

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    4. Now that the Command Processor window is open right click the title bar. To change the settings for all command prompt windows, click Defaults. To change the settings for the current command prompt window only, click Properties.

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    5. Click the Options tab. Here you can adjust the cursor size, Display and edit options along with the Command history.

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    6. The Font Tab.
      If you click a TrueType font, the Size menu displays a list of point sizes to choose from, or you can enter a size by typing the number in the Size box. To use bold with TrueType fonts, select the Bold Fonts check box.
      If you click Raster Fonts, the sizes that are listed in the Size box are the window size choices.
      The Window Preview box displays how the current window’s size will change based on the font and font size you selected.
      The Selected Font box shows how characters will appear with the specified font settings. Bold is not available with Raster fonts.
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    7. Click the Layout tab.
      Under Screen Buffer Size, specify settings for the width and height of the screen, based on the number of characters that are entered in the buffer.
      Under Window Size, specify settings for the width and height of the window.
      Under Window Position, specify settings for the initial left and top position of the window.(NOTE: you can resize the window up to the maximum size listed on the Layout tab. It is a good idea to select a size from one-fourth to no more than half the desktop size for reading and usability.)

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    8. Click the Colors tab. choose colors for the screen text, screen background, pop-up text, or pop-up background by clicking the element you want to change.
      Click the color you want. The Selected Screen Colors box shows how the text and background colors you selected will appear on the screen. The Selected Popup Colors box shows how the text and background colors you selected will appear in a pop-up window.

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    9. Click Ok and restart the Command Processor window and see your masterpiece.

     

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    Dec 7 2007

    Change Your Plain Sidebar Clock To A Vista Clock

    Vista clock 2 Microsoft has a new sidebar clock available for download that changes the plain standard clock to a shiny Vista one. There a 12 styles included. It was created by ADH Darby and can be downloaded HERE give it a try and check out all the other gadgets at are available.

    Vista Clock




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