OS Secret (Oprek Windows)

6 08 2008

Let’s practise on Your computer

Add/Remove
Secret – Hidden Uninstall Options
Instructions – Warning: Proceed at your own risk! Browse to C:\Windows\inf\ and make a backup copy of sysoc.inf.
Then open the original file C:\Windows\inf\sysoc.inf in notepad. Go to “Edit” and select “Replace”. In “Find what:” type, hide and in “Replace with:” type , then select “Replace All”, save and close the file. Go to the “Control Panel”,
“Add/Remove”, select “Add/Remove Windows Components”. You will now see many more Windows components to uninstall. Do not remove anything with no label or that you do not recognize or fully understand what it does. Doing so can
break certain functionality in Windows.

Control Panel
Secret – Hidden Control Panel Extensions
Instructions – Download and install TweakUI, launch, go to “Control Panel” and check any item not selected, then “Apply” and “OK”. You will now see the hidden control panel extensions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Secrets Hidden in Windows XP

5 08 2008

A hidden message or feature in an application. This guide covers the undocumented and hidden features in Windows XP. All of the following were tested in Windows XP only.

Defrag

Secret – Hidden Command Line Switch

Instructions – Go to “Start”, “Run” and Type defrag c: -b to defragment the Boot and Application Prefetch information.

Windows XP will run this automatically every three days or so, during system idle periods. BootVis will evoke this when you run the “Optimize System” function. There is no need to manually run this unless you wish to immediately optimize a newly installed application’s load time.

IExpress

Secret – Hidden Install Creator

Instructions – Go to Start, Run, type iexpress

Notes – IExpress is a technology designed to simplify creation of a setup program. Using the step-by-step IExpress Wizard, you can create self-extracting files that automatically run the setup program contained inside. The setup program

can be an .inf file or an executable program. IExpress technology automatically removes the setup files after installation, saving the user time and frustration.

Netmeeting

Secret – Hidden Internet Conference Application Read the rest of this entry »