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Adding a Message to Windows 7 logon screen

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If you are responsible for managing Windows 7 systems that are open to the public or have multiple user accounts, you may want to add a security message to the logon screen. Fortunately, doing so is easily accomplished by making some minor changes to the existing registry settings and adding a new setting.

In this post, I’ll show you how to delve into Windows 7’s registry to make the appropriate changes.

Editing the registry

It is important to keep in mind that the registry is vital to the operating system and changing it can be dangerous if you inadvertently make a mistake. As such, you should take a few moments to back up your system by creating a Restore Point as well as by creating a system image in the Backup and Restore tool. That way if anything goes awry, you can restore your system and get right back to work.

To launch the Registry Editor, click the Start button, type Regedit in the Start Search box, and press [Enter]. When the UAC dialog box appears, respond appropriately.

Getting started

Once the Registry Editor launches, locate the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

The warning message

The warning message that you’ll add to the Windows 7’s logon screen is actually made up of two parts: the title and the message text.

To add a title to the warning message, locate and double-click the legalnoticecaption value. When the Edit DWORD dialog box appears, type the title in the Value data text box, as shown in the image below, and click OK. As you can see, for my example I chose to use a Welcome message, but you can essentially type anything that you want for your title. You can use up to 80 characters, including spaces, for the title.

To add the warning message, locate and double-click the legalnoticetext value. When the Edit DWORD dialog box appears, type the warning message in the Value data text box, as shown below, and click OK.

You’re done! You can also set this by Group Policy and Appsense.

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How to delete a Windows 7 or 10 Profile

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How do i delete a Windows user profile??

Method 1

  • Log in as different user (with admin privileges) than you want to delete
  • Open Properties for Computer
  • Advanced system settings (on the left side)
  • Settings for User Profiles (in the middle)
  • Select the profile you want to delete and click the delete button

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Unlock Locked Files With Unlocker

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Unlocker helps delete locked files with error messages including “Cannot delete file: Access is denied,” “There has been a sharing violation,” “The source or destination file may be in use,” and more.

This video was a bit more difficult than most. It isn’t super intuitive but it does the job. It does not have an interface that gives you information and reacts differently depending on how you’re using it.

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Ref: https://forums.majorgeeks.com/threads/unlock-locked-files-with-unlocker.315036/

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How to uninstall Internet Explorer 11

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The guide below will explain how to Uninstall Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 7 using add/remove programs and using the Command Line Options (CMD).

Uninstall Internet Explorer 11 under add/remove programs

1.Click the Start button, type Programs and Features in the search box, and then select View installed updates.

2.Under Unistall an update, scroll down to the Microsoft Windows section.

3.Right-click Internet Explorer 11, click Uninstall, and then, when prompted, click Yes.

4.Click one of the following:

Restart now (to finish the process of uninstalling Internet Explorer 11 and restore the previous version of Internet Explorer)

Restart later

Using the Command Line Options (CMD)

FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*11.*.mum /c “cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart /quiet”

Using the Windows Update Standalone Installer (Wusa.exe)

wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2841134 /quiet

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Windows.old – How do i delete it!?

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What is the Windows.old Folder?

Have you recently upgraded from an old version of Windows? Have you stumbled across a Windows.old folder on your computer, and it’s using up a large amount of disk space?
Well the good news is, you can delete it. However you cant just delete it like you would a normal folder.

The Windows.old folder has been around for some time and you will only be seeing it if you purchased a new version of Windows or you decided to install a fresh version of Windows without deleting the old version.

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Hirens Boot CD – An Awesome IT Tool

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Hiren’s BootCD is an independent CD that contains a start sequence with an extensive software and utilities list grouped by category so your equipment will have everything it needs. That way you also don’t have to download these tools one by one from Internet. Lots of them have a similar function and can look redundant but they normally have an important difference or they complement each other.

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Windows ISO – Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 10 CLEAN

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In this post you will find .iso files for 3 versions of Windows. Included are Windows XP SP3 x64, Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and Windows 10 Multiple Edition x64 – These are clean and untouched .isos you will have to provide your own license key to activate them.

Windows XP

Windows XP (codenamed Whistler) is a personal computer operating system that was produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was released to manufacturing on August 24, 2001, and broadly released for retail sale on October 25, 2001.

Development of Windows XP began in the late 1990s as “Neptune”, an operating system built on the Windows NT kernel which was intended specifically for mainstream consumer use—an updated version of Windows 2000 was also originally planned for the business market. However, in January 2000, both projects were shelved in favour of a single OS codenamed “Whistler”, which would serve as a single OS platform for both consumer and business markets. Windows XP was a major advance from the MS-DOS based versions of Windows in security, stability and efficiency due to its use of Windows NT underpinnings. It introduced a significantly redesigned graphical user interface and was the first version of Windows to use product activation in an effort to reduce its copyright infringement.

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[FREE] Tools for USB Booting

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What is a bootable USB?

A Bootable USB or USB booting is the process of using an external USB drive to load a computer operating system. A common use for this is troubleshooting a faulty or virus ridden machine, You could also boot into other operating systems such as OpenElec for Media Streaming or Lakka for an old school gaming experience. Some of these apps are more powerful than others. While some will do a-bit-for-bit copy, others create a full ISO of your running system. Some are Windows specific and others don’t care what platform you’re running. In the end, what’s important is that you use the tool that best suits your skills and needs.

You can download one of the tools below for imaging:

Rufus

Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pen-drives, memory sticks, etc.

It can be especially useful for cases where:

  • you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
  • you need to work on a system that doesn’t have an OS installed
  • you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
  • you want to run a low-level utility

Despite its small size, Rufus provides everything you need!