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How to Prevent Windows Users From Changing the Screen Saver

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-10-[02-01-48].png" />Sometimes you might not want users to have the ability to change Screen Savers and Wallpaper on Windows 7 workstations. Today we look at how to prevent them from changing either one or both.

How to Change the Icon for a Certain File Type in Windows

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-05-[19-05-03].jpg" />In Windows XP, you could change the icon associated with a file type in Windows Explorer. In Windows 7, you have to do some registry hacking to change a file type’s icon. We’ll show you a much easier and faster method for Windows 7.

How to Temporarily Disable Your Keyboard with a Keyboard Shortcut in Windows

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-02-25-[17-02-45].png" />If you’ve got a pet or toddler, then you know that an unguarded keyboard is a recipe for disaster – deleted files, lost work, and hard-to-explain Facebook status updates are just the beginning. In this article, we’ll show you how to disable your keyboard at the touch of a button – and, of course, how to re-enable it.

How to Copy a Folder’s File List with a Right-Click

If you've ever needed to create a list of files in a directory, you've likely used a command from the prompt to pipe the directory listing into a file… but what if you could simply right-click on or in any folder and copy a list of the files to the clipboard?

How to Display a Message During Windows Startup

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-26-[03-08-33].jpg" />Sometimes you might want to leave a text message for a user before they log into a Windows 7 computer. Today we show you a neat trick that allows you to leave a message they can read before logging in.

How to Disable Access to the Windows Registry

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-09-[19-00-51].png" />If you don’t know what you're doing in the Registry, you can mess up your computer pretty good. Today we show you how to prevent users from accessing the Registry and making any changes to it.