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Display a message or note at Startup in Windows 7 and earlier Versions

If you want a message to be displayed to the user every time they login to windows, you can do it easily by following the below simple registry trick. Super easy. A pop up message will appear every time while logging in.
Here is how you do it: ·Open the registry Editor. (Press, Win +R and type “regedit”). ·Navigate to the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System. ·In the Right Side pane open LegalNoticeCaption. In the value text box, enter the text which you want as the title which will be shown in the Title bar of the Pop Up. ·Next open LegalNoticeText and in the value textbox enter the message to be shown in the pop up. Note that the message will be shown with the title and the message which you typed in the values of the two registry keys every time windows Boots. ·Restart windows for changes to take effect.

Setup and Display Multiple Clocks in the System Tray in Windows 7

Windows 7 users can now setup multiple clocks up to 3 in their system tray. This will help you to keep track of multiple time zones in case you need to.
Here is how you do it: ·Double click the clock in the system tray. ·Click “Change date and time settings”.This opens the Date and Time Window. ·Click on the Additional Clocks Tab. ·Here you can setup the additional time zones you want. Super uber easy! ·You have to click “Show this clock” checkbox to display the clock. ·Enjoy! ·Note: When you hover your hover your mouse near the clock, the 3 clock time and their time zones will be shown.

How to Prevent user from Changing Wallpaper in Windows 7

Open Run Dialogue Box (Win + R) and type gpedit.msc. Go to LocalComputer policy > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop in left side pane. Select Desktop Wallpaper setting from right side pane. Double click it. Click in the "Enable" Radio button and set the path of the wallpaper you want to display constantly. Press OK to Save changes.

How to have Desktop Background as a Slide Show of Images - Windows 7

First put all the images you want as a Slide Show in a Folder. Right Click on the Desktop and Select Personalize > Desktop Background. Then Browse for the Folder in which you have the images. Select the Images you want to have as a Slideshow and Save the Changes.

How to Minimize all inactive windows in Windows 7

Use Win key + Home to Minimize all inactive Windows. And you can restore the windows by pressing Win Key + Home Again.

How to Move Windows from One monitor to another in Windows 7

When you work with multiple monitors, you can move windows from one monitor to another in Windows 7 using the below Short cut.
Win key + Shift + left arrow or Win key + Shift + Right arrow to move windows from one monitor to another.

How to access Recently Visited files in Windows 7 - Using the Jump Lists

Jump Lists are a new feature in Windows 7. It shows recently used files for a particular application or related tasks to an application. Jump lists can be accessed by right clicking an application icon in Windows 7 taskbar. You'll also find several other options in the List. You can also pin a particular file in a list so that it appears in the list all the time!

How to set the volume(sound) level of Different Applications using the Volume Mixer - Windows 7

Volume Mixer in Windows 7, not just show device volume but also lists all applications that are currently running and producing the audio. You can control the audio of any of the application from there on. So when you are having more than one application that is producing sound you can control from here and stop it as well.

How to assign Keyboard Shortcuts for Programs in Windows 7

You can assign a shortcut for every individual application in Windows 7! To create Shortcut key for any application in Windows 7: 1. Right-click the program icon and select Properties. 2. Select the Shortcut tab 3. Click in Shortcut key textbox 4. Enter the keyboard shortcut for that program. 5. Press OK. 6. Use the Keyboard shortcut to launch the application.

How to Find the Windows Version you are Using

This works for Windows 7, Vista and Xp. Got to Run Dialog and type "Winver", without the double quotes. you will get a Dialog stating the Windows version you are using.

Copy contents from the command Prompt in Windows

Clip is a command used to Copycontents of the out put from the command prompt into the clipboard.Example : The command DIR Will List all the ditrectories in the Location you are pointing to in the command Prompt. If you want to copy the output type the command as DIR | CLIP. You will not find any output being displayed in the command Prompt, but the contents will get copied into the Clipboard. Just Open the Notepad and paste. There you go !

How to Increase the Number of Items shown in Jump Lists in Windows 7

Go to the Icon of the Application in the task Bar and Rightclick > Properties. Then set the value of, Number of programs to show in Jump Lists and Number of recent items to show in Jump Lists to any numberyou want.

Keyboard shortcuts for launching applications which are pinned to task bar - Windows 7

You can easily start Applications that are pinned to the task bar by pressing the Win key + The position of that program in the task bar. E.g., If Windows Explorer isthe first item to be pinned to the task bar, then Win + 1 will open Windows Explorer. If the second Lying Program is MsWord, Then Win + 2 willOpen MsWord Program.

How to Change the Windows 7 Log in Screen to any Image/Background you like

You can set the Windows 7 Logon screen to anything you like. Just select an Image which is less than 256 kb in size and resize it appropriately for your screen resolution.
First go to Run and type "regedit", without the quotes. This will open the registry editor.
Navigate to > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\ LogonUI\Background
Double click the OEMBackground DWORD key and set the value to 1.
Now, paste the image which you chose earlier and copy it to > C:\Windows\system32\oobe\info\backgroundsfolder .
Rename the image to backgroundDefault.jpg
Restart your System and find your new Login Screen Background.

How to Install Fonts in Windows

It’s a pretty easy task. Piece of cake. Click Start> Settings >ControlPanel.Open the Fonts icon.Within the Fonts window you will be able to view each of the currently installed fonts as well as install new fonts. To install a font, click the File menu and select Install New Font.Locate the directory of the fonts you wish to install.Highlight the fonts you wish to install and click ok.