Windows Client OS

Add Printers and Fax Icon to the Desktop in XP/2003

by Daniel Petri

How can I add the Printers and Fax icon to the desktop in Windows XP/2003? To add the Printers and Fax icon to the Windows XP/2003 desktop follow these steps: Open Registry Editor. In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace Create the following key: {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} (just copy/paste, including the brackets) Note: As… Read More

Windows XP Search Bug

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How can I find a text file containing a text string? I'm sure I have that file but the XP Search engine says I don't. Why? In Microsoft Windows 2000 and earlier versions of Windows, all files are searched for the content that you specify. Windows XP does not search all file to enhance the… Read More

Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Tools for Vista

by Daniel Petri

This package includes tools and best guidance documents to effectively deploy Windows Vista and Office 2007 across the enterprise.  This deployment package has leveraged the lessons learned from previous versions of Windows install scenarios to give you the best practices for quick and easy deployment plans including sample templates and software. These tools and practices… Read More

Activate XP with Unattended Installations

by Daniel Petri

How do I activate Windows XP by using an Unattend.txt file? To activate Windows XP using an unattended installation procedure, add the following information to the Unattend.txt file or the Winnt.sif answer file: In the Unattended section, type AutoActivate = Yes Under the UserData section, type ProductID = "XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX" (Where XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX is your product key)… Read More

Add Scanners and Cameras Icon to the Desktop in XP/2003

by Daniel Petri

How can I add the Scanners and Cameras icon to the desktop in Windows XP/2003? To add the Scanners and Cameras icon to the Windows XP/2003 desktop follow these steps: Open Registry Editor. In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace Create the following key: {E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD} (just copy/paste, including the brackets) Note: As… Read More

Close Many Applications At Once

by Daniel Petri

In Windows 2000/XP/2003, how can I close many applications at-once? When you're done working on your computer for the day, you probably close each open application one-by-one. If so, chances are that you've wished that you could close all you open applications at the same time. To do so, hold down the [Ctrl] key and… Read More