This is my site for links to Genuine Free Stuff as well as some useful advice. I use most of these programs regularly. It's good gear. It's all worth having.

** April 2014. Major revamp and update for relevance happening, especially now that support for Windows XP has ended, and now that we all are addicted to our Android phones. A lot of old stuff is going.

This post in particular started this whole website...

I have been building and using computers since about the Ice Age, from DOS 3 through to Windows 7.
I have been mucking about with mobile phones for quite some time, using Symbian S60 and then Android.

Press F8 at boot to start in safe mode - Windows XP and 7
To see the details of you computer, download, install and run 'Speccy' - shows Operating System, Firewall, Anti-virus and hardware.
If you think you have a virus, start here 'Free Online Virus Scan'. Try any or all, and be patient.

August 8, 2010

How to change your right click context menu using TweakUI for Windows XP

Here's a very useful post for you. Change your right click context menu using TweakUI.
Here's my right click menu.

Here's the link for Microsoft Windows XP Downloads

Here's what you can do with one of these tools called TweakUI.

"This PowerToy gives you access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows XP default user interface, including mouse settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and more.
Version 2.10 requires Windows XP Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2003. "

I use this to change my right click context menu.
A lot of software will automatically install itself in your right click context menu.
Use TweakUI to have only what you want in there.

First up, download TweakUI from that above link and install.

Then run TweakUI.
Start-All Programs-PowerToys-TweakUI

Here's the menus. Select 'templates'.

Click the ones you don't want and delete any rubbish added in by new software.
Create new ones for whatever you use regularly.
Have a good play with this toy. It's very useful.

Keeping it clean. Cheers. Si.
Checked April 2014 for link and relevance. Still valid for Windows XP
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