New text document shortcut missing from the right click option

Origin: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/new-text-document-shortcut-missing-from-the-right/022309a6-cd08-41df-8e55-95e83397ae73

Pat Mok replied on November 5, 2009See post history

Check that this key exists HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.txt\ShellNew\NullFile

If it doesn`t exist,create it.Just right click in the right hand pane of the ShellNew key,
and select New/String value,then type: NullFile

How to enable NumLock on the Logon screen and Lock screen in Windows 10

[Origin] http://winaero.com/blog/enable-numlock-logon-screen-windows-10/

How to enable NumLock on the Logon screen and Lock screen in Windows 10

If your Windows account password or user name includes numerals, you might need to frequently use the numeric keypad to enter them. For that you need to enable NumLock, which may not on by default on your Logon screen/Lock screen in Windows 10. In this article, we will see how to enable Num Lock by default. This trick will also work in Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7.

Enable NumLock by default in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

This does not require any Registry hacks or changes to system settings.
Simply boot to the login screen or the Lock screen and do the following:

  1. On the Logon/Lock screen, press the NumLock key on the keyboard to turn it on.
  2. The Login screen contains a power button in the bottom right corner. Use it to reboot Windows:Windows 10 reboot from login screen

The next time Windows boots, NumLock will be automatically enabled. If this trick does not work for you for some reason, try the Registry tweak below. It should work in all modern Windows versions including Windows 10 and Windows 8.x.

Enable NumLock by default using Registry tweak

Here we go.

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Go to the following Registry key:
    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard

    Tip: You can access any desired Registry key with one click.
    If you do not have this Registry key, then just create it.

  3. Find the string value called “InitialKeyboardIndicators”. In Windows 7, set its value data to 2. In Windows 8 and above, set its value to 80000002. A note for Windows 10 users: if your Windows 10 does not save the state of NumLock after the reboot, try to set the value “InitialKeyboardIndicators” to 2147483650. This will turn on NumLock on the logon screen starting from the next boot.enable numlock Windows 10

Bonus tip:Using the InitialKeyboardIndicators parameter, it is possible to control other keys besides NumLock. See the table for its possible values for Windows 7:

InitialKeyboardIndicators value Purpose
0 Turn all indicators off (NumLock, CapsLock, ScrollLock)
1 Turn CapsLock on
2 Turn NumLock on
3 Turn CapsLock and NumLock on
4 Turn ScrollLock on
5 Turn CapsLock and ScrollLock on
6 Turn NumLock and ScrollLock on
7 Turn all indicators on (NumLock, CapsLock, ScrollLock)

For Windows 8 and above you should try to use values like 80000000,80000001,80000002, i.e. add 80000000 to Windows 7 value.

You can save your time and use Winaero Tweaker instead. It comes with the following feature:

Winaero Tweaker Enable Numlock

You can download it here: Download Winaero Tweaker.
That’s it.

 

Removing Invalid Entries in the Add/Remove Programs Tool

[Originally Posted From]: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/310750

To remove a program reference viewable in the Add/Remove Programs tool:

  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
  2. Locate the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  3. Locate the key to be deleted by locating the key name created by the program. If the name of the key is not apparent, browse through each key and note the value for DisplayName. This is the viewable string in the Add/Remove Programs tool.
  4. Using the Registry menu, export the selected registry key to make a backup. Store the .reg file in a safe location in case you need to import it at a later date.
  5. Delete the selected registry key and its values. Do not delete the entire Uninstall key.
  6. Quit Registry Editor.
  7. Verify that the reference in the Add/Remove Programs tool is no longer visible.

How to fix CD/DVD drive not recognized issue in HP Latitude Laptop?

http://www.ehow.com/how_7612256_remove-lower-filters-cdrom-registry.html

Instructions

  1. Click the “Start” button in the lower left corner.
  2. Click “Run.”
  3. Type “Regedit” and press the “Enter” key.
  4. Navigate to the following subkey with either the mouse or the keyboard:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
  5. Right-click the Upper-Filters key, if present, and click “Delete.” Click the “Yes” button.
  6. Right-click the Lower-Filters key, if present, and click “Delete.” Click the “Yes” button.
  7. Close the Regedit program and restart the computer.