You've read the reviews and digested the key feature enhancements and operational changes. Now it's time to delve a bit deeper and uncover some of Windows XP's secrets. 1. It boasts how long it can stay up. Whereas previous versions of Windows were coy about how long they went between boots, XP is positively proud of its stamina. Go to the Command Prompt in the Accessories menu from the All Programs start button option, and then type 'systeminfo'. The computer will produce a lot of useful info, including the uptime. If you want to keep these, type 'systeminfo > info.txt'. This creates a file called info.txt you can look at later with Notepad. (Professional Edition only). 2. You can delete files immediately, without having them move to the Recycle Bin first. Go to the Start menu, select Run... and type 'gpedit.msc'; then select User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Explorer and find the Do not move deleted files to the Recycle Bin setting. Set it. Poking around in gpedit will reveal a great many interface and system options, but take care -- some may stop your computer behaving as you wish. (Professional Edition only). 3. You can lock your XP workstation with two clicks of the mouse. Create a new shortcut on your desktop using a right mouse click, and enter 'rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation' in the location field. Give the shortcut a name you like. That's it -- just double click on it and your computer will be locked. And if that's not easy enough, Windows key + L will do the same. 4. XP hides some system software you might want to remove, such as Windows Messenger, but you can tickle it and make it disgorge everything. Using Notepad or Edit, edit the text file /windows/inf/sysoc.inf, search for the word 'hide' and remove it. You can then go to the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel, select Add/Remove Windows Components and there will be your prey, exposed and vulnerable. 5. For those skilled in the art of DOS batch files, XP has a number of interesting new commands. These include 'eventcreate' and 'eventtriggers' for creating and watching system events, 'typeperf' for monitoring performance of various subsystems, and 'schtasks' for handling scheduled tasks. As usual, typing the command name followed by /? will give a list of options -- they're all far too baroque to go into here. 6. XP has IP version 6 support -- the next generation of IP. Unfortunately this is more than your ISP has, so you can only experiment with this on your LAN. Type 'ipv6 install' into Run... (it's OK, it won't ruin your existing network setup) and then 'ipv6 /?' at the command line to find out more. If you don't know what IPv6 is, don't worry and don't bother. 7. You can at last get rid of tasks on the computer from the command line by using 'taskkill /pid' and the task number, or just 'tskill' and the process number. Find that out by typing 'tasklist', which will also tell you a lot about what's going on in your system. 8. XP will treat Zip files like folders, which is nice if you've got a fast machine. On slower machines, you can make XP leave zip files well alone by typing 'regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll' at the command line. If you change your mind later, you can put things back as they were by typing 'regsvr32 zipfldr.dll'. 9. XP has ClearType -- Microsoft's anti-aliasing font display technology -- but doesn't have it enabled by default. It's well worth trying, especially if you were there for DOS and all those years of staring at a screen have given you the eyes of an astigmatic bat. To enable ClearType, right click on the desktop, select Properties, Appearance, Effects, select ClearType from the second drop-down menu and enable the selection. Expect best results on laptop displays. If you want to use ClearType on the Welcome login screen as well, set the registry entry HKEY_USERS/.DEFAULT/Control Panel/Desktop/FontSmoothingType to 2. 10. You can use Remote Assistance to help a friend who's using network address translation (NAT) on a home network, but not automatically. Get your pal to email you a Remote Assistance invitation and edit the file. Under the RCTICKET attribute will be a NAT IP address, like 192.168.1.10. Replace this with your chum's real IP address -- they can find this out by going to www.whatismyip.com -- and get them to make sure that they've got port 3389 open on their firewall and forwarded to the errant computer. 11. You can run a program as a different user without logging out and back in again. Right click the icon, select Run As... and enter the user name and password you want to use. This only applies for that run. The trick is particularly useful if you need to have administrative permissions to install a program, which many require. Note that you can have some fun by running programs multiple times on the same system as different users, but this can have unforeseen effects. 12. Windows XP can be very insistent about you checking for auto updates, registering a Passport, using Windows Messenger and so on. After a while, the nagging goes away, but if you feel you might slip the bonds of sanity before that point, run Regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/Advanced and create a DWORD value called EnableBalloonTips with a value of 0. 13. You can start up without needing to enter a user name or password. Select Run... from the start menu and type 'control userpasswords2', which will open the user accounts application. On the Users tab, clear the box for Users Must Enter A User Name And Password To Use This Computer, and click on OK. An Automatically Log On dialog box will appear; enter the user name and password for the account you want to use. 14. Internet Explorer 6 will automatically delete temporary files, but only if you tell it to. Start the browser, select Tools / Internet Options... and Advanced, go down to the Security area and check the box to Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed. 15. XP comes with a free Network Activity Light, just in case you can't see the LEDs twinkle on your network card. Right click on My Network Places on the desktop, then select Properties. Right click on the description for your LAN or dial-up connection, select Properties, then check the Show icon in notification area when connected box. You'll now see a tiny network icon on the right of your task bar that glimmers nicely during network traffic. 16. The Start Menu can be leisurely when it decides to appear, but you can speed things along by changing the registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop/MenuShowDelay from the default 400 to something a little snappier. Like 0. 17. You can rename loads of files at once in Windows Explorer. Highlight a set of files in a window, then right click on one and rename it. All the other files will be renamed to that name, with individual numbers in brackets to distinguish them. Also, in a folder you can arrange icons in alphabetised groups by View, Arrange Icon By... Show In Groups. 18. Windows Media Player will display the cover art for albums as it plays the tracks -- if it found the picture on the Internet when you copied the tracks from the CD. If it didn't, or if you have lots of pre-WMP music files, you can put your own copy of the cover art in the same directory as the tracks. Just call it folder.jpg and Windows Media Player will pick it up and display it. 19. Windows key + Break brings up the System Properties dialogue box; Windows key + D brings up the desktop; Windows key + Tab moves through the taskbar buttons.
Aug 31, 2007
It is one of the major problems on the PC aced by the More People
It is solved by downloading the NOD32 Antivirus software it is the best software to
Recover and remove the Folder option software some times it is unable to fix the
problem try NOD32 2.1 FIX. And Enjoy………
[NOTE: NOD32 is not Freeware software and u can try trial Versions]
Aug 25, 2007
It is Really send by my friend (The Black Knight)
NEW ERROR FOUND NOW A DAYS !!! Be Careful...
Now a days a new virus( worm ) is getting access to the systems by bypassing the ANTIVIRUS.....
The effect of the worm is like this,...
>> U will get header like TAGA ESTI MARUNDIKI MUBHAY!!!-BY S.NICHOLOS
MABUHAY ESTI MARINDUQUE! BY: Nicklaus S. Buñag
when-ever U will open
>> Also the system-drives ( C:, D:, E: or F: etc... ) will not open on double click... >> By Right-clicking on the drives U will get AutoPlay opyion instead of OPEN option.....Hi, I've suffered with the same problem n I've tesed it with a lot of anti-virus... Best use NOD32 to cleanup it... It was the only software which was able to detect the worm ( its a maskrider worm ) Well if U don't have then U can also delete it manually.... Follow the steps... ( exactly as I am telling ) 1. Go to safe mode ( I think U know how to ) 2. Go to your own user mode n not as Administrator. 3. RUN > regedit ( Press enter ) 4. Navigate to : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ then in the left pannel U will find a key named "maskrider", delete this key. 5. Now just click on "HKEY_CURRENT_USER". 6. Press Ctrl + F to open the find option in the registry... 7. Write maskrider n click on Find Next. 8. U will get 4-5 times ( may be more than that ) the find result, delete the key that contains the "maskrider" option from the registry. ( When U will get the key is under some AutoRun option delete the whole AutoRun from Registry. ) 9. Now go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\ Delete the key named "Window Title"... ( in the left pannel ) 10. Now close the Registry. 11. Open the C: Drive. 12. RUN > cmd ( Press enter ) 13. cd C:\ ( Press enter ) 14. attrib -r -h -a -s ( Press enter ) 15. In the C: Drive U will get a lot of files suddenly opens up, Just delete the files named maskrider2001.vbs and AutoRun.inf. ( DON't mesh with any of those other files without knowing what they do !!! It will simply CRASH
And u can Adjust the memory control option on the Program as u like (Be care) after u can click the optimize Button It can frees the Ram. Be enjoy by this software…………
Aug 24, 2007
While Hotmail doesn't offer POP3 access, Microsoft has released a free utility called Microsoft Office Outlook Connector that allows you download email from your Windows Live Hotmail account to local Outlook or Outlook Express.
With Outlook Connector, you can not only send or receive email - you get all the goodies of Outlook including the Junk Mail filter and powerful Rules Wizard of Outlook to help you auto-sort the incoming email.
To configure your Outlook with Windows Live Hotmail, just download the 3 MB Outlook Connector, type in your Hotmail username+password and you're done.
The best part is that if you have multiple accounts, you can manage them from one central location - your Outlook. Supports both Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007.
Get Outlook Connector here. [outlookconnector.exe] Requires Windows Validation check.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
And it can saveas Speed.reg (note:the version of the Windows registry editer V5.0 is giver in old OS u can chang when it is not work)
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