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CCleaner is a freeware PC optimization tool.

CCleaner combines a system cleaner that removes unused and temporary files from your system and also a fully featured registry cleaner! CCleaner allows Windows to run faster, more efficiently and gives you more hard disk space. The best part is that it’s Small, Fast and Free! CCleaner cleans the following Windows components: Internet Explorer Temporary File Cache URL […]

Windows Registry Hives – HKCR, HKCU, HKLM, HKU, HKCC, and HKPD

Information stored in the Registry is divided into several predefined sections called “hives”. A registry hive is a top level registry key predefined by the Windows system to store registry keys for specific objectives. On my Windows XP system, the Registry has 6 registry hives: HKCR – Abbreviated from the registry key name HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. HKCR stores information about […]

Modifying File Associations With Registry Editor

This describes how to modify file associations with the registry editor. As an example assume we have a file of type .abc and two different editors of MyEditor1.exe and MyEditor2.exe. 1. Associate the extension with a filename string: Add a default string of “abcfile” 2. Associate 1: Create the following key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTabcfileshellOpen // Note that this key […]

Enabling Network Level Authentication on Windows XP Service Pack 3 for access to Server 2008 via Remote Desktop

When connecting to a Windows 2008 Server using remote desktop from a Windows XP client running service pack 2 or earlier, you get the following error message: The remote computer requires Network Level Authentication, which your computer does not support. To enable NLA in XP machines; first install XP SP3, then edit the registry settings on the XP […]