Manage Startup Applications on Windows | Tech-The Hard Way

Hello Web! If your computer takes long time to boot then this post might help you.So this time, I’ll be showing you how to  manage startup applications on windows 7/8/8.1//10.So let’s get started.

Steps to do the same on Windows 8/8.1//10:

1.Right-click on taskbar and select Task Manager.

2.Go to startup tab and you will see a list of applications here.

3.Select any application and click DISABLE to disable it on startup.

Steps to do the same on Windows 7:

1.Open RUN using CTRL+R key,type in msconfig and hit ENTER.

2.Now go to Startup tab.

3.To prevent a program from starting up with Windows, select the check box next to the desired program so there is NO check mark in the box. Click OK once you have made your choices.

4.A dialog will be shown to restart your system.If you want, you can reboot immediately or you can also go with the option to restart later.

(Be careful here,I would recommend you not to play with system applications just to be on the safer side.)

That’s it!Now when you boot your computer next time,you’ll observe a jump in your computer boot time.

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Transfer Google Chrome Bookmarks from one PC to Another Without Sync | Tech-The Hard Way

Hello Everyone! In this post I’ll be showing you how to transfer google chrome bookmarks from one PC to another.It involves no syncing and all those stuff.It is pretty simple and straightforward.

So let’s do it!

Follow the steps below:

1. Open Google chrome,click on three vertical dots on top right corner.Go to Bookmark options and select Bookmark Manager.

 

2.Click on the top “organize” button and select “Export Bookmarks to HTML file” option.

 

 

3.Now select the location where you want to store your .HTML file.

4.In order to get this bookmarks on another PC,simply transfer the .HTML file to another system via thumb storage or using cloud.

5.Open Google Chrome on other PC.Again go to Bookmarks>Bookmarks Manager.

6.Now this time from the top option,select “Import from HTML file” option.

Congratulations! Now you have successfully transferred your google chrome bookmarks from one PC to another.

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Reset Windows Activation/Remove Windows Product key | Tech-The Hard Way

Hello Everyone! In this post I’ll be showing you how to remove windows product key from your system.Let’s get started.

1.Search for command prompt (CMD) and run it as an administrator.

2.Copy the command below and paste into the CMD window and hit ENTER.
  slmgr /upk

3.Now to remove the product key from the registry,copy and paste the code below into command prompt.
  slmgr /cpky

Done!Now you have successfully uninstalled windows product key.

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Get Windows Photo Viewer back in Windows 10 | Tech-The Hard Way

Hello Everyone!In this post,I’ll be showing you how to get back the original windows photo viewer on windows 10.

To enable the photo viewer on windows 10,follow the steps:

1.Copy the code below and save it with .reg extension. (for eg. photoviewer.reg) or directly download the file from here.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open]
"MuiVerb"="@photoviewer.dll,-3043"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,72,00,75,00,\
6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,\
00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,\
25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,50,00,68,00,\
6f,00,74,00,6f,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
00,22,00,2c,00,20,00,49,00,6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,\
5f,00,46,00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,73,00,63,00,72,00,65,00,65,00,6e,00,20,00,25,\
00,31,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,72,00,75,00,\
6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,\
00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,\
25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,50,00,68,00,\
6f,00,74,00,6f,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
00,22,00,2c,00,20,00,49,00,6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,\
5f,00,46,00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,73,00,63,00,72,00,65,00,65,00,6e,00,20,00,25,\
00,31,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{60fd46de-f830-4894-a628-6fa81bc0190d}"

2.Run the file as an administrator.And click YES if windows asks for confirmation.

Now go to Control Panel>Default programs and select Windows Photo Viewer and choose set this program as default. This will set the Windows Photo Viewer as the default photo viewer program for your machine.

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Activate GodMode in Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 |Tech-The Hard Way

Hello Everyone! In this post I’ll be showing you how to activate GodMode in Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10.

GodMode_1

So what is GodMode ?

GodMode is a hidden folder that basically makes available a range of customization for your PC.They are the same options as we get in Control Panel settings,but the only difference is that here we get all the items at one place.

Now let’s see how to activate the GodMode. To activate GodMode,follow the steps below:

Right-click on your desktop.Go to New>Folder.

Rename the folder with the string below.

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Now press the enter key.

Done!

Now if you open the folder,you’ll see tons of customization options all at one place. Enjoy!

GodMode_2

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How to fix Region Issue on Redmi Note 3-MIUI 8 |Tech-The Hard Way

Hello Everyone!In this post we’ll showing you how to fix region issue on MIUI 8.So let’s get started.

This problem occurs after coming to MIUI 8 from Resurrection Remix Rom(Custom Rom). Fastboot rom also didn’t fixed the issue.

To solve this problem,we need to flash the latest MIUI rom via updater app.

Required Files:

Steps Involved:

  • First of all backup all your data to be on safer side.If anything goes wrong,you can always restore it.
  • Transfer the downloaded file to your phone.
  • Open the updater app.

  • Tap on three dots present on top right corner.

  • Tap on choose update package.

  • Browse the downloaded file and tap OK.
  • The app will verify the update and will update your device.(This will take some time,so be patient)
  • Done!

Now you will be to change your device region in settings.

PS: Make sure to download the correct rom.

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Install Google Pixel ROM on Redmi Note 3 |Tech-The Hard Way

Hello guys!Now this time we’ll showing how to install the all new latest Google Pixel rom on Redmi Note 3.This rom is based on Lineage OS with many added features like Google Assistant etc. which are not available on many other roms.So let’s get started.

Pre-requisite:

  • Redmi Note 3 [SD Variant]. (Obviously!)
  • Unlocked Bootloader.
  • TWRP Installed.

Required Files:

Note: We need to download only this file and GApps is not required.This rom comes prebundled with GApps.So you need to flash only this file.Thanks to the developer mgeranimus for his awesome work.

Steps Involved:

  • First of all backup your data
  • Download all the required files from the link above and transfer them to your device’s internal storage or USB OTG drive.
  • Now boot your device into TWRP recovery mode.To do that,just turn the device off and then press and hold power and Volume Down button until you see the MI logo.Once you see the logo,just release the buttons and your device will boot into TWRP.
  • Once you boot into TWRP recovery,tap on backup button,select all the components and swipe to backup.And store that backup on your computer,so that if in case anything goes wrong,we can always restore the backup.
  • Now go to Wipe>>Advance Wipe and select everything except your internal memory,SD card and USB OTG.
  • Now press back button until you reach the main screen.Here tap on Install and browse the downloaded files.Click on the rom file i.e [20170207] PIXEL ROM by mgeranimus.zip. Now swipe to confirm flash.
  • Once you’re files are flashed,simply tap on the reboot button.And your device will boot into the Google Pixel rom.

[First boot always takes some time,so be patient and don’t panic.]

  • Once you reach the welcome screen,you need to setup the device like always and you’re done!

PS:The development on this rom has been stopped on 2017-03-14.I found some bugs like putting the flashlight on took more than 2-3 attempts etc.

 

 

Screenshots:

 

Thread on XDA

Credits:  mgeranimus, XDA.

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