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How to Backup and Restore Registry Settings in Windows XP

Here are the ways to back-up your Windows XP Registry, manually:

Method 1 – By making a System Restore Point :

Hit on Create a Restore Point option after visiting Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore. Hit Next and type some identification for saving that restore, e.g. PreModifiedRegistry. Now click OK and it’s done.

So, if you want to restore the registry now, then just locate that restore point and it will be done automatically e.g. here it is PreModifiedRegistry.

Method 2 – Using Regedit :

Visit Start > Run, write regedit and click the Enter button. Then go to the File > Export, write the identification for the registry file, then select the desired path to save it and hit OK / Save.

And, to restore that registry file, just open the .reg file by double clicking on it that you just exported by using the above method.

Method 3 – Using Windows XP’s Backup Utility :

Visit Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools and then Backup, and choose System Data State option to backup the COM+ Class Registration Databases, registry files and the boot files.

Now to restore that registry file from that backup file, use the below procedure:

  1. Launch again the backup utility (as did above) and hit on Advanced Mode option. Now choose Restore and Manage Media
  2. Locate the backup file, to restore
  3. Tick on System State option. In the Restore Files To window, and choose Original Location
  4. Visit Tools > Menu > Options, then click on Always replace the files on my computer option. It is mandatory, otherwise it will confirm everytime to replace each file (there are several files to be replaced in this step).
  5. Hit the OK button
  6. Hit on Start Restore. Some warning window will appear, stating Restoring System State will always overwrite current System… etc.. Overwrite it by hitting the OK button, and again OK to the Confirm that Restore window.

After adopting the steps mentioned above, the restoring process will be started, which could take a few moments to complete, depending upon your computer’s hardware configuration.

Al last, you’ll have to shut down and re-start your computer.

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How to get rid of “Send Error Report” in Windows XP

In the Windows XP Operating System, when a program gets malfunctioned, an annoying Send Error Report dialog box gets displayed in front of us, as the following,

Get rid of Send Error Report in Windows XP

After clicking on the send error report option, the error(s) are analyzed by the Microsoft Error Sender, and suitable solution is found for it. If the program detects some bug or error in the process, then its patch is released, and hence sending the error reports is a nice habit.

But sometimes it really gets annoying when we are doing an important job, and suddenly everything gets closed and this window pops-up.

Here are the ways for stopping it :

Way 1 : Hit the Start button > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced, and hit on the Error Reporting option. A similar window will appear in front of you, e.g.

Get rid of Send Error Report in Windows XP

Choose the Disable error reporting option here, hit OK, two times. From now onwards, the Send Error Report dialog won’t appear in front of you on the particular operating system (on which you have disabled it).

Way 2 : Second way requires registry editing. follow the below steps,

  1. Hit the Start button > Run, type regedit and hit Enter button.
  2. look for the below registry key, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/PCHealth/ErrorReporting and if it doesn’t exist then create a new DWORD value by the name DoReport with value set to 0. If it exists already then set its DWORD value to 0.


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How to Copy text from the Error Messages Dialog Box in Windows XP and Vista

I guess, you might have met with some situation, when you see some error messages appear in the windows operating system. These warning messages describe us the fault occurred while processing the request and sometimes also provides ways to correct them. But sometimes the messages are really difficult to understand.

The 1st method to find the explanation of that difficult error-message is, searching it on any search engine. But you won’t be able to select and copy the text present in those error messages, so we are forced to write them in the Search, by our own.

Ok, you can get rid of this problem by using this method.

From the next time when you get some error message windows, just click on the CTRL + C shortcut, and all the text present in that message dialog box, will get copied to your computer’s clipboard. (Note: Only works with Windows Error Messages, and this method can’t be used if you get error while opening any software)

Now open the notepad or some other text editor, and paste that text into it (or into some search engine directly) by hitting the shortcut CTRL + V.

For example, when some error window opens, hit the CTRL + C, it will get copied, and now you can paste it anywhere. 🙂

Copy Text From Error Message Dialogs in Windows Vista And XP

Here everything from the dialog will get copied, including the button’s text.

Enjoy !

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How to Stop Annoying Balloon Tips in the Windows Notification Area

Are you worried about the annoying balloon tips which often comes onto your Windows Operating System?

Just like this,
Stop Those Annoying Balloon Tips in the Notification Area of Windows

Okay, there is an easy way to bypass them.

1.Hit the Start > Run, write regedit, and hit the Enter button
2.Locate to the key in registry editor,

3. and search for the DWORD value by the name EnableBalloonTips in it
If it is exists, change its hexadecimal value to 0 (zero).
But if doesn’t exist, then create a DWORD value and follow the step 2.

Stop Those Annoying Balloon Tips in the Notification Area of Windows

4. Click OK and exit the Registry Editor.

From now onwards, you won’t get those balloon tips on your Windows Operating System.


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Install Swype Keyboard on Huawei Ideos U8150

Huawei Ideos has released in a number of countries, with a little variation in the model. The main thing is that the Swype Keyboard Input is not provided by default, in many of the Ideos Phones.

It is possible that you have installed some of the Swype Software, but not working on your phone, as they are not complied with the 320 X 240 screen resolution.

But don’t worry, here is the solution for installing Swype Keyboard in the Huawei Ideos Phone.

All you need to get an Compatible version from the company Swype.

So, follow the below procedure,

  1. First of all install some file manager (If you have not installed it yet then read – installing file manager on android phone from the Computer)
  2. Then install the Swype for Huawei Ideos
  3. Attach your phone (cable) with your PC
  4. Turn ON the Phone’s USB storage, and save this .apk file to your phone memory
  5. Now turn the USB Storage OFF
  6. If you have Allowed the apps installation from non-market sources then open the file manager, then choose the application (from the location where you saved it in the SD-Card) (If you have not allowed the installation from non-market applications, then read this article).
  7. Now send and install this Swype Software version in it
  8. After installing the Swype Keyboard, Go to Settings > Language & Keyboard, and tick in front of the Swype Option, confirm it by hitting the OK button
  9. Now click on Swype Settings option, scroll down, and click on Tutorial,
  10. Touch the text box to make the Keyboard options appear,
  11. Select Swype as the input, and you’re done with it.

Enjoy yourself.

Please share your experiences with us, if you like it or face some difficulty in the same.

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Allow Apps Installation from Non-Market Sources and Unknown Sources – Application Installation

You might have gone with the similar problem when you are installing some application on your Android Mobile Phone, and it says, “For security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not obtained from Android market.”.

That’s ok, no need to worry about it.

This is done by default to block those applications which are not from the Android market, because they could steal your personal data or could contain some harmful data structures. So take the precautions before installing any non-market apps on your android phone such as checking its’ author and genuineness etc.

Well, now coming onto the point,
follow the procedure to install the non-market apps on your android phone,

  1. First of all Go to Main Menu > Settings
  2. Now look an option named Applications, click on it
  3. probably the first option would be Unknown Sources (Allow Installation of non-Market Applications) – Just Select this option by clicking on it

And here you’re done with it.

Now to install app on your phone just download any .apk file on your Computer and install it on your android phone.

And after installing the authentic apps on your Android Phone, remember to switch the Non-market Apps Installation OFF (by de-selecting the option which you did by the above provided method),  just for a few security reasons.

Enjoy. 🙂