Making XP better (Part 1)

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  1. You may be interested to know wat ur system does while booting windows(behind that boot screen). (only in Xp and above)
    Step 1: start->run and type "msconfig"
    Step 2: go to boot.ini tab
    Step 3: Check the /SOS option
    Step 4: Reboot
    Now u can see wat the operating system is doing in the background. If u can't understand here is a brief explanation.
    First it will load all the drivers necessary to make the OS work.
    Then it will check all the volumes,whether a checkdisk is needed or not. If the volume is not clean, then it executes checkdisk.
  2. To display a custom message at logon
    Step 1: start->run and type gpedit.msc
    Step 2: In that navigate to Computer Configuration->Windows Settings->Security Settings->Local Policies->Security Options
    Step 3: Look for a value "Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on"
    Step 4: Double click that and type wat ever message u wish to display.
    Step 5: If u want to give a title for tat message,Look for a value "Interactive logon: Message title for users attempting to log on". Doblue click that and enter the title for that window.
    Step 6: either log off or reboot.
  3. Sometimes, due to viruses U can't find the Help option in the start menu.
    There are many ways to make it work, But the easiest way is go to run and type
    help window will appear, then u can search the thing u need. If run option is also disabled go to any browser and type the same in the URL.
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good info. the 3rd one is very rare. I have heard of the other two.
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aww wow nice info man