Disable the ActiveX Prompts

Option 1:

ActiveX controls are essentially mini-programs that can be shared by different Windows applications.
Note: ActiveX controls are the most common tools for loading viruses, spyware and other malicious software onto computers. Because of this, every time a website tries to install an ActiveX control, Internet Explorer asks you whether you want to allow it. These prompts can prevent harm to your computer

Follow the steps mentioned below to disable the ActiveX prompts.

1. Click on Internet explorer icon to open Internet explorer.
2. Click on Tools and then select Internet Options form the list.
3. Click on the Security tab and click on Custom Level button.
4. This opens a “Security Settings” window with a list of actions that could compromise yourcomputer’s security. For each one, you can tell Explorer to automatically block the action in all instances (“Disable”), allow it in all instances (“Enable”) or ask you whether to block it (“Prompt”).
5. Scroll down to the section marked “ActiveX Controls and Plug-ins.
6. Select “Enable” for the following actions:
a. “Allow previously unused ActiveX controls to run without prompt”
b. “Download signed ActiveX controls”
c. “Download unsigned ActiveX controls”
d. “Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe for scripting”
e. “Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins”
f. “Script ActiveX controls marked safefor scripting.”
7. Select “Disable” for the action “Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls.”
8. Click “OK” to close the Security Settings window, then “OK” again to close the Internet Options window.
9. Restart your computer,the new security settings are in effect, and you should no longer see ActiveX prompts.

Thank you and Regards.
Thahaseena M
Microsoft Answers Support Engineer.

Option 2:
Approved ActiveX stored in
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{CLSID}]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{CLSID}\iexplore]
"Count"=dword:00000002
"Flags"=dword:00000004
"Type"=dword:00000001
"Time"=hex:d8,07,01,00,02,00,0f,00,12,00,31,00,1c,00,4e,03
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{CLSID}\iexplore\AllowedDomains]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{CLSID}\iexplore\AllowedDomains\*]

Example:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{CLSID}\iexplore\AllowedDomains]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{CLSID}\iexplore\AllowedDomains\msn.com]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{CLSID}\iexplore\AllowedDomains\microsoft.com]

Disabled ActiveX Stored in
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{CLSID}]
"Flags"=dword:00000001

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Lost All App Store Apps from SpringBoard

Lost All App Store Apps from SpringBoard, but the apps are still in the system.

Fixed:
Delete the file located at /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SpringBoard.plist.
Then reboot.

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Turn on Number Lock by Login Screen and Default Users

Copy following code to notepad and save it as numlock.bat, then run it with administrator right.

@echo off
:: For Login Screen
reg add "HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard" /v InitialKeyboardIndicators /t REG_SZ /d 2 /f
:: For Default Profile
reg load HKLM\DefaultProfile %SystemDrive%\Users\Default\NTUSER.DAT
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\DefaultProfile\Control Panel\Keyboard" /v InitialKeyboardIndicators /t REG_SZ /d 2 /f
reg unload HKLM\DefaultProfile
exit
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Failed to add network printer

Failed to add network printer
Error: 0x0000007e

Solution:
In the printer server, delete the registry key
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\windows NT\CurrentVersion\Print\Printers\\CopyFiles\BIDI

Cause: the station of users was trying to access a path that the 64bit OS do not recognize as valid: “spool\drivers\w32x86\3″. This path is set in the printer settings on the printer server.

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Hide the white SpringBoard app from SpringBoard

Option 1: Do a Reset All Settings. I didn’t try this option. I just got it from online. These option doesn’t need a jailbreak.

Option 2: jailbreak your iPhone. Install libhide.
Go to and edit /User/Library/LibHide/hidden.plist
Add com.apple.springboard under Hidden key
Sample of hidden.plist

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Hidden</key>
<array>
<string>com.apple.springboard</string>
</array>
</dict>
</plist>

Option 3: If you know, please let me know.

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Restore files from Shadow Copy

  1. Right click on the folder your trying to restore from shadow copy and chose ‘Previous versions’. Chose a date and click on open.
  2. Right click on any file or folder within the previous folder and chose ‘properties’. Under ‘General’ copy what reads in ‘location’ – .e.g.:
    \localhost\D$\@GMT-2011.09.20-06.00.04_Data
  3. Open cmd.exe and type in:
    subst X: \localhost\D$\@GMT-2011.09.20-06.00.04_Data
  4. Open powershell and use robocopy to copy content of X: e.g.:
    robocopy Z: D:\Folder\ /E /COPYALL
  5. Check that all files have been copied.
  6. When finished, in cmd, type
    subst X: /D
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Create Windows Recovery Environment for Windows 8

  1. Create Recovery partition
    create partition primary size=300
    format quick fs=ntfs label=”Windows RE tools”
    assign letter=”R”
    set id=”de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac”
    gpt attributes=0×8000000000000001
  2. Copy winpe.wim R:\Recovery\WindowsRE\winre.wim
    Customize winre.wim if want more options.
  3. Copy ReAgent.xml C:\Windows\System32\Recovery\ReAgent.xml
    This step can be omitted if ReAgentc function work fine, else copy the blank ReAgent.xml.
  4. Copy captured system image to D:\Recovery\WindowsIamge\install.wim
    It has to be install.wim. It can be in any location, which will be linked by ReAgentc.
  5. Sets the location of the custom Windows RE image.
    REAGENTC.EXE /setreimage /path r:\Recovery\WindowsRE
    REAGENTC.EXE /setreimage /path r:\Recovery\WindowsRE /target C:\Windows
  6. Sets the location of the recovery image used by system reset.
    REAGENTC.EXE /setosimage /path d:\Recovery\WindowsIamge /index 1
  7. Enables Windows RE.
    REAGENTC.EXE /enable
  8. Displays Windows RE and system reset configuration infomration.
    REAGENTC.EXE /info
  9. Create a push-button reset configuration file (Optional)
    Save it to the same location of install.wim
    This is the full sample of ResetConfig.xml
    <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>
    <!– ResetConfig.xml –>
    <Reset>
    <Run Phase=”BasicReset_BeforeImageApply”>
    <Path>SaveLogFiles.cmd</Path>
    <Duration>4</Duration>
    </Run>
    <Run Phase=”BasicReset_AfterImageApply”>
    <Path>RetrieveLogFiles.cmd</Path>
    <Param>/allApps</Param>
    <Duration>2</Duration>
    </Run>
    <Run Phase=”FactoryReset_AfterDiskFormat”>
    <Path>CheckPartitions.exe</Path>
    <Duration>2</Duration>
    </Run>
    <Run Phase=”FactoryReset_AfterImageApply”>
    <Path>InstallApps.cmd</Path>
    <Param>/allApps</Param>
    <Duration>2</Duration>
    </Run>
    <SystemDisk>
    <DiskpartScriptPath>ResetPartitions-UEFI.txt</DiskpartScriptPath>
    <MinSize>75000</MinSize>
    <WindowsREPartition>1</WindowsREPartition>
    <WindowsREPath>Recovery\WindowsRE</WindowsREPath>
    <OSPartition>4</OSPartition>
    <RecoveryImagePartition>5</RecoveryImagePartition>
    <RecoveryImagePath>RecoveryImage</RecoveryImagePath>
    <RestoreFromIndex>1</RestoreFromIndex>
    <RecoveryImageIndex>1</RecoveryImageIndex>
    </SystemDisk>
    </Reset>
  10. Add custom tools to WinRE.wim (Optional)
    Mount WinRE.wim and copy WinREConfig.xml to mountdir\sources\recovery\tools\WinREConfig.xml
    Unmount with /commit to save WinRE.wim.
    Sample of WinREConfig.xml
    <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>
    <!– \sources\recovery\tools\WinREConfig.xml –>
    <Recovery>
    <RecoveryTools>
    <RelativeFilePath>OEMDiagnostics.exe</RelativeFilePath>
    <CommandLineParam>/param1 /param2</CommandLineParam>
    </RecoveryTools>
    </Recovery>
  11. In Windows, open the Settings charm > More PC settings > General. In Advanced startup, click Restart now.  Or
    In Windows, open the Settings charm, and then hold the Shift key while clicking Restart.  Or
    From a command prompt, run the Shutdown /r /o command.  Or
    Boot the computer by using recovery media
  12. MS reference document: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825051.aspx
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