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Jul 16, 2004 - General, Windows XP    No Comments

How can I enable and disable Windows XP’s built-in zip support?

XP provides built-in zip support so that you can open compressed files as if they were folders. However, if you use a third-party program, such as WinZip, XP’s built-in zip handling might get in the way. To disable XP’s zip support, perform the following steps:

Select Run from the Start menu.
Enter
regsvr32 /u %windir%system32zipfldr.dll
Click OK.
Restart the computer.

To enable XP’s zip support, perform the following steps:

Select Run from the Start menu.
Enter
regsvr32 %windir%system32zipfldr.dll
Click OK.
Restart the computer.

Jul 14, 2004 - Windows XP    1 Comment

How can I disable the Windows Explorer search assistant in Windows XP?

Windows Explorer contains a new search assistant that Microsoft designed to provide a friendlier, easier search experience. The new search tool lets you search for specific file types (e.g., multimedia files, document files), computers, and more. If you prefer the old search tool, perform the following steps:

Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerCabinetState subkey.
From the Edit menu, select New, String Value.
Enter a name of Use Search Asst.
Double-click the new value, type
no
in the “Value data” field to use the old search tool, and click OK.
Close the registry editor

Jul 14, 2004 - Windows XP    No Comments

How can I remove the unread-email counter from the Windows XP Welcome logon screen?

If your computer belongs to a workgroup and you use the XP Welcome logon screen to log on to that workgroup, the OS will display the number of unread mail messages on the logon screen. To disable this feature, perform the following steps:

Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUnreadMail subkey.
Double-click MessageExpiryDays (or create a new value of type DWORD if MessageExpiryDays doesn’t exist), set the value to 0, then click OK.
Close the registry editor

What’s the Account Lockout Status tool?

The Account Lockout Status tool (lockoutstatus.exe) displays lockout information for a specified user by querying every contactable domain controller (DC) in the user’s domain. You can download the Account Lockout Status tool at Link
You can also check a user’s lockout information at the command line. To do so, enter the command

lockoutstatus -u:ali@alibutt.com

where –u is the username.

Jun 26, 2004 - General, Windows XP    No Comments

Remove Shared Documents

Open Regedit(Start- Run- Regedit) and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer My Computer NameSpace DelegateFolders There will see a sub-key named {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}. By Deleting this you can remove the ‘Other Files stored on This Computer’ group.

Jun 21, 2004 - Windows XP    No Comments

Does Windows XP contain any Easter eggs

Because they had to supply certain government agencies with software, Microsoft can’t include undocumented features, including Easter eggs, in its software. As a result, ou will not find any Easter eggs exist in XP, atleast as of right now :).

Jun 21, 2004 - Windows XP    No Comments

Set Up a Direct Cable Connection Between Two Computers in Windows XP

A direct cable connection is a link between the input/output (I/O) ports of two computers by using a single cable rather than a modem or other interfacing device. In most cases, you make a direct cable connection with a null modem cable. You can use a direct cable connection to transfer information between the computers to exchange files, access resources, and so on.

Jun 19, 2004 - Windows XP    No Comments

Windows XP administrative shares

Root Partitions C$, D$, etc….
System Root %SYSTEMROOT% is shared as ADMIN$, for easy access over the network.
FAX$ Fax clients cache files and access server cover sheets.
IPC$ Used for remote administration of network services using named pipes.
NETLOGON Used by the Netlogon service to process log on requests.
PRINT$ Used for remote administration of printers.

Jun 19, 2004 - Windows XP    1 Comment

How do I reinstall Internet Explorer 6.0 in Windows XP?

Internet Explorer 6.0 is installed with Windows XP and there is no standard way to reinstall it.

If you need to reinstall it:
1. Log on with administrative privileges.
2. Use the Registry Editor to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftActive SetupInstalled Components{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}.

3. Right-click the IsInstalled Value Name, a REG-DWORD data type, and set the data value to 0.

4. If you wish to reinstall Outlook Express 6.0, navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftActive SetupInstalled Components{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C} and right-click the IsInstalled Value Name, a REG-DWORD data type, and set the data value to 0.

5. Quit the Registry Editor.
6. Download Internet Explorer 6.0 and install it.

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