Hide Shutdown Option for Non Admin Users in Windows 7

Every user on a Windows computer can shut it down by simply going to the start menu. Well, Windows 8 is an exception because there is not start menu! However in other editions, if you have many users on a particular computer, you may want to disable certain users from shutting down the computer. This may be necessary in a college or school environment where students use the college computers. If one student shuts down the computer, the other student won’t be able to use the computer immediately as it will take time to start. For this purpose you may hide the shutdown option from non administrator accounts. Here’s how you do it:

How to Find the Cluster Size of Hard Disk

Cluster size is nothing but the allocation unit size used while formatting the hard disk. The default cluster size is usually 4096 bytes. You can find out the cluster size of a hard disk by doing the following:

How to Fix Files or Folders changed to Shortcuts

My friend had a weird problem with his external hard disk. All the files and folders showed up as shortcuts and he wasn’t able to open any of them. I suggested a simple fix for the problem and he said that it worked. This fix also works for pen drives. Here’s how you do it:

Windows Cheat Sheets

I decided to put all the Windows Cheat Sheets together. In this post you’ll find Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 Cheat Sheets and Command Line Cheat Sheets. Well, if you aren’t aware what cheat sheets are then they concise set of notes used for quick references. These cheat sheets include shortcuts, commands, hotkeys, etc.

How to Launch any Program when Windows Starts Up

We usually try to reduce the number of start up programs in order to improve the start up speed of Windows. But, sometimes there may be certain programs that you use on a daily basis. You may like to start such programs when Windows starts up. Well, the start up will be a little slow but the program is ready in front of you when the computer starts. Here’s a short tutorial that shows you how to start any program on start-up:

How to Copy Files to USB Secretly

Today, I came across a tutorial on instructables that shows you how to copy files from a computer to an USB drive secretly. Well, here’s the tutorial in detail:

How to Lock Keyboard and Mouse

There may be several reasons for you to lock your Keyboard and Mouse. One of them may be to protect your computer from toddlers pressing your keyboard or mouse. You cannot disable mouse and keyboard or certain specific functions easily. So the question is ‘how to lock keyboard and mouse?’

How to Turn Off Audit Mode in Windows 7

I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the Audit mode in Windows 7. Well, if you aren’t then it enables OEMs to customize a Windows installation before shipping the computer to an end-user. They can install applications, add device drivers, run scripts, and test the validity of a Windows installation. It is a networked-enabled environment that does not require settings in Windows Welcome to be applied. Hence you don’t need to go through Windows Welcome after installation. If you boot into audit mode, you’ll get into Windows faster and save lot of time as well.

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