Saturday, May 21, 2016

XP Secrets

These are few secrets which most of the people don’t know, Few I collectedfrom YouTube s and sites. Come on let’s have a look onthese:1. It boasts how long it can stay up. Whers previous versions of werecopy 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 startbutton option, and then type ’systeminfo’. The computer will produce a lot of usefulinfo, including the uptime. If you want to keep these, type in command prompt andtype as follows:C: />systeminfo > info.txt //This file will be crted in C: drive.A file called info.txt you can look at later with Notepad. (Professional Edition and Vista).2. You can delete files immediately, without having them move to the Recycle Binfirst. Go to the Start menu, select Run… and type ‘gpedit.msc’; then select UserConfiguration, Administrative Templates, Components, Explorerand find the Do not move deleted files to the Recycle Bin setting. Set it. Pokingaround in gpedit will revl a grt many interface and system options, but take care— some may stop your computer behaving as you wish (Professional Edition only).Otherwise simply use board shortcut: Shift+del and then enter. It willsautomatically deletes files without moving into recycle bin (works in all Versions).3. You can lock your XP workstation with two clicks of the mouse. Crte a newshortcut on your desktop using a right mouse click, and enter ‘rundll32.exeuser32.dll,LockWorkStation’ in the loion 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 notsy enough, here is a shortcut for locking: + L will do the same.4. XP hides some system software you might want to remove, such as Messenger, but you can tickle it and make it disgorge everything. Using Notepad orEdit, edit the text file //inf/sysoc.inf, srch for the word ‘hide’ and removeit. You can then go to the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel, selectAdd/Remove Components and there will be your prey, exposed andvulnerable.5. For those skilled in the art of DOS batch files, XP has a of interesting newcommands. These include ‘eventcrte’ and ‘eventtriggers’ for crting and watchingsystem events, ‘typeperf’ for monitoring performance of various subsystems, and’schtasks’ for handling scheduled tasks. As usual, typing the command name followedby /? will give a list of options — they’re all far too baroque to go into here. (Fewworks in Vista also).6. XP has IP version 6 support — the next eration of IP. Unfortunately this is morethan your ISP has, so you can only experiment with this on your LAN. Type ‘ipv6install’ into Run… (it’s OK, it won’t run 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 worryand 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 , or just ‘tskill’ and the process . Find thatout by typing ‘tasklist’, which will also tell you a lot about what’s going on in yoursystem.8. XP will trt Zip files like folders, which is nice if you’ve got a fast machine. Onslower machines, you can make XP lve zip files well alone by typing ‘regsvr32 /uzipfldr.dll’ at the command line. If you change your mind later, you can put thingsback as they were by typing ‘regsvr32 zipfldr.dll’.9. XP has ClrType — ’s anti-aliasing font display technology — butdoesn’t have it enabled by default. It’s well worth trying, especially if you were therefor DOS and all those yrs of staring at a screen have given you the eyes of anastigmatic bat. To enable ClrType, right click on the desktop, select Properties,Apprance, Effects, select ClrType from the second drop-down menu and enablethe selection. Expect best results on laptop displays. If you want to use ClrType onthe Welcome login screen as well, set the registry entryH_USERS/.DEFAULT/Control Panel/Desktop/FontSmoothingType to 2.10. You can use Remote Assistance to help a friend who’s using network addresstranslation (NAT) on a home network, but not automatically. Get your pal, I mnfriend to email you a Remote Assistance invitation and edit the file. Under theRCTICKET attribute will be a NAT IP address, like Replace this withyour chum’s rl IP address — they can find this out by going to and get them to make sure that they’ve got port 3389open 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 you wantto use. This only applies for that run. The trick is particularly useful if you need tohave administrative permissions to install a program, which many require. Note thatyou can have some fun by running programs multiple times on the same system as different users, but this can have unforeseen effects.12. XP can be very insistent about you checking for auto updates,registering a Passport, using Messenger and so on. After a while, thenagging goes away, but if you feel you might slip the bonds of sanity before thatpoint, run=> Regedit,go toH_CURRENT_USER/Software///CurrentVersion/Explorer/Advancedand crte a DWORD value called EnableBalloonTips with a value of 0.13. You can start up without needing to enter a user name or . Select Run…from the start menu and type ‘control users2′, which will open the useraccounts appliion. On the Users tab, clr the box for Users Must Enter A UserName And To Use This Computer, and click on OK. An Automatically LogOn dialog box will appr; enter the user name and for the account you wantto use.14. Internet Explorer 6 will automatically delete temporary files, but only if you tell itto. Start the browser, select Tools / Internet Options… and Advanced, go down to theSecurity ar and check the box to Empty Temporary Internet Files folder whenbrowser is closed.15. XP comes with a free Network Activity Light, just in case you can’t see the LEDstwinkle on your network card. Right click on My Network Places on the desktop, thenselect Properties. Right click on the description for your LAN or dial-up connection,select Properties, then check the Show icon in notifiion ar when connected box.You’ll now see a tiny network icon on the right of your task bar that glimmers nicelyduring network traffic.16. The Start Menu can be leisurely when it decides to appr, but you can speedthings along by changing the registry entryH_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop/MenuShowDelayfrom the default 400 to something a little snappier. Like 0.17. You can rename loads of files at once in Explorer. Highlight a set offiles in a window, then right click on one and rename it. All the other files will berenamed to that name, with individual s in brackets to distinguish them. Also,in a folder you can arrange icons in alphabetized groups by View, Arrange Icon By…Show In Groups.18. 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 . If itdidn’t, or if you have lots of pre-WMP music files, you can put your own copy of thecover art in the same directory as the tracks. Just call it folder.jpg and MediaPlayer will pick it up and display it.(works in vista also).19. + Brk brings up the System Properties dialogue box; + D brings up the desktop; + Tab moves through the taskbarbuttons.IMPORTANT NOTE: The Author assumes that this document doesn’t
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