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Add Volume Control in Windows XP

by Daniel Petri

Where did the volume control icon disappear in Windows XP? This is another stupid "feature" of Windows XP. I usually restore the volume control icon back to where it belongs: The notification area of the tray. To display the volume control icon in the notification area: Open Sounds and Audio Devices in Control Panel. On… Read More

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    Allow More than 2 Simultaneous Downloads in IE 6

    by Daniel Petri

    How can I allow more than 2 simultaneous downloads in IE 6? To configure IE to allow up to 10 simultaneous downloads (it only allows 2 at a time) do the following: Open Registry Editor. In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then… Read More

    Difference between Activation and Registration

    by Daniel Petri

    What's the difference between Product Activation and Product Registration? In one short line: Activation is mandatory, registration is optional. Activation is anonymous, registration is not. Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, retail and OEM products, contain software-based product activation technology, which means you need to activate your copy of Windows XP/2003 in order to use… Read More

    Customize Windows Vista in Two Clicks

    by Daniel Petri

    If you recall, back in the times of Windows 95/98, Windows 2000 Workstation and even Windows XP, many tools were available, some for free, some for a fee, that allowed the more advanced user to make changes to their computer's operating system. These changes were (and still are) called "Tweaks". Many of these tools had… Read More

    Automatic Completion with a Command Prompt

    by Daniel Petri

    Can I use Automatic Completion with a Command Prompt in Windows 2000/XP/2003? Yes. This article describes how to configure Windows 2000/XP/2003 to complete file and folder names automatically that you type at a command prompt. This feature works by typing a control character that invokes the feature. For example, to change to the Program Files… Read More

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