Windows Operating System Tutorials

Microsoft Windows operating system articles, tutorials and resources
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When troubleshooting driver problems in Windows XP, one of the first places you may look is Device Manager, which provides detailed information about every piece of installed system hardware. In light of devices such as removable USB drives becoming more and more common, you may need information...
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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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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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If you often work from Windows XP's command prompt, chances are you know that you can cycle through a list of all the commands that you've typed in a particular session using the up and down arrows on your keyboard. You can also change the size of this history list by clicking the command button in...
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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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Open registry by typing the regedit in the Run Dialog box. Browse to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop locate DWORD value "WaitToKillAppTimeout" which have a default value as "WaitToKillAppTimeout"="20000" This value represents the time(in milisecond) taken by window to end...
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Running a Locked cmd.exe *-This actually isn't written by me. It was written by a guy by the name of CamoDeveloper in my RSTips forums. I just wanted to share it here. Well, I had to do this earlier today actually. I was at the library and was bored so I decided to have a little fun with...
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Ever wish you could make one of your computer's drives invisible to anyone snooping around on your system? Well, happy days are here my friend! Whether you have sensitive docs, pictures, or any other private data, this is one of the easiest ways to keep them safe. Keep in mind that you'll still be...
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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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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 Before writing this article, I searched the forum for existence of similar articles and found none, so I thought to share this with you all. I have seen many software that offer various ways to hide your files, but none of them was as satisfactory for me as the one I'm about to...
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Introduction Hello everyone. :) Good morning/afternoon/evening/whatever :p First of all, thank you all for your feedback on my articles. :pleased: This is my 2nd article in the OS/Windows section. I hope this article will be enjoyable and useful for all. ;) Some years back, I badly required...
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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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If you have an encrypted / password protected PDF document which you can only print to physical printers then you cannot create a simple PDF file out of the it using Adobe Distiller or any other PDF printers softwares. I use Adobe PDF Distiller to create a PDF File out of Encrypted and Secured...
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Enabling NumLock on by DefaultTo have numlock turned on for each user: Start Regedit Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators Change the value from 0 to 2 Turn Numlock on manually Log off and back on again. For all users, make the same change to...
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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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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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bY suN8Hclf | crimsoN_Loyd9 DaRk-CodeRs Group production, kid www.dark-coders.4rh.eu suN8Hclfvp{dot}pl 09/03/2008 (English version)
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