Windows Operating System Tutorials

Microsoft Windows operating system articles, tutorials and resources
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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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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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Introduction In the Working with Virtual operating systems, we learned some basic stuff about VM ware workstation and its configuration. In this article we will discuss the installation of a Virtual operating system. Booting the operating system As we have discussed already we can...
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I am having a dial-up connection at home and I noticed the Windows Update service downloading updates, thereby consuming a big chunk of my valuable bandwidth, I was wondering how could I stop it, I opened the task manager and killed the process named wuauclt.exe but it kept on coming back. I...
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Word's Click And Type feature allows you to begin typing anywhere on a blank page. You must first enable this feature before you can use it. Just follow these simple steps: Go to Tools | Options. On the Edit tab, select the Enable Click And Type check box in the Click And Type section, and...
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Remove MSN Instant Messenger Program Some of us just don't like to use this IM program. I myself have looked in the Add/Remove Program panel and can't find any way to remove it there. I found out how to do it with a little research. Just go to Start->Run and type in rundll32...
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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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The command processor CMD.EXE comes with a mini-calculator that can perform simple arithmetic on 32-bit signed integers: C:\>set /a 2+2 4 C:\>set /a 2*(9/2) 8 C:\>set /a (2*9)/2 9 C:\>set /a "31>>2" 7
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Shutdown and Restart Timer Script using batch file. Copy All Code On Notepad And Save As Timer.bat @cd\ @echo off @title Nt Shutdown / Restart Timer Script @color 60 :ch3 goto about goto menu
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For many years, UNIX and Linux administrators have enjoyed the power of grep. In UNIX-land, grep means "search globally for lines matching the expression and print the lines." The Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit includes a utility called qgrep that brings this functionality to Windows Server 2003....
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MSRUN32.EXE can also use the following file names: 85554439.DAT 55752542.DAT TRUE_LOVE.EXE UGADI ANIMATION.EXE ANIMATION.EXE B2W_APRILFOOL_WEBDUNIYA.EXE WALLPAPER.EXE JPG.EXE
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INTRODUCTION We have discussed the power of VMware ThinApp in the last tutorial; in this we will see how to work with VMware workstation as well as Virtual machines. VMware Workstation is designed to run virtual operating systems. The operating systems will run as if it is in a real system....
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INTRODUCTION In the last two parts ( Working with Virtual operating systems (Part II) & Working with Virtual operating systems ) of the article we have seen about creating and configuring a virtual machine. In this part we will look into some of the miscellaneous options in VMware Workstation....
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Here are a few Windows Explorer shortcuts which we all can put to some use. Move backward to a previous view. => ALT+LEFT ARROW Move forward to a previous view. => ALT+RIGHT ARROW View the folder one level up. => BACKSPACE Copy a file. => CTRL while dragging the...
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"How Can I Change My Documents Folder Path To a My Documents Folder On My Other Drive?". Now you may ask yourself why would anyone need to know that? Well, I just realized after restoring my computer that since almost all my business, personal, ideas, pictures, movies whatever is all stored in...
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A topic of frequent discussion and concern in many online forums is Microsoft’s Product Activation, which is not limited to Windows XP, it is now required for many Microsoft products (e.g. MS Office). Note: This will not enable you to install your copy of Windows XP on a different computer and...
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When in trouble on Windows you need to boot into the "Safe Mode", where you have to boot the machine, then pounce on the F8 key to get to the hidden menu etc etc. Here’s how to simply add the Safe Mode to the Windows boot menu so you can easily select it while starting your machine. Some simple...
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Vista and Mac whos better? No one really knows but what's true is that Vista has a lot of new applications and cool new features but the problem are the rumors which say that Vista is a Mac rip off. Instant Search and Spotlight First lets start with the search tool. As we all know Apple...
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Windows Vista SuperFetch enables programs and files to load much faster than they would on Windows XP–based PCs. When you're not actively using your computer, background tasks—including automatic backup programs and antivirus scans—run when they will least disturb you. These background tasks can...
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If you bought your computer with Windows Vista pre-installed, you most likely don't have a regular Windows Vista repair disc. What you do have is some crappy disc from the manufacturer that totally wipes your computer back to factory settings. What if you just want to run Startup repair off the...
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