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Friday 3 November 2006, 10:26

Remove Windows informer

To get rid of the informer, go to Start > Run > cmd. Then write: "regsvr32.exe -u c:\windows\system32\regwizc.dll". Validate.
If everything went well, a message box says: "DllUnregisterServer in c:\windows\system32\regwizc.dll succeed". Finally, click OK.

Friday 3 November 2006, 10:17

Uninstall Windows Messenger

If you don't have use of Messenger, better remove it, this will free small amount of memory. However, this is not possible via Add or Remove Windows Components. Here we go:

  • Start > Run...
  • Type: RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove


Friday 3 November 2006, 10:03

Re-installing XP without re-activating it

When you re-install Windows XP after formating, you are forced to re-activate it as the first time. To avoid this, before formating, find the file "wpa.dbl" in C:\windows\sytem32. Then copy it on a floppy disk, CD or even a different partition. After formating, restore it at the same place then reboot.

Friday 3 November 2006, 10:03

Access rapidly the systems properties

You only need to use the keyboard keys combination: "windows" + "Pause"