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.

I hope you found this post helpful.If you have any queries,do mention them in the comment section and I’ll try my best to help you with the same.

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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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