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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

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    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

    Changes in Vista Service Pack 1

    with 1 Comment by Daniel Petri

    Scheduled to be released in the beginning of 2008, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) delivers improvements and enhancements to existing Vista features that significantly impact customers, but it does not deliver substantial new operating system features. Microsoft has published a comprehensive document outlining exactly what difference SP1 makes to Vista. See a download link… Read More

    Activate Windows XP

    with 2 Comments by Daniel Petri

    How can I activate Windows XP? Windows XP uses software-based product activation technology, which means that you must activate your copy of Windows XP to use it. This article describes how to activate Windows XP. How Activation Works? Product activation reduces a form of software piracy known as "casual copying". Casual copying is the sharing… 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

    Before you begin

    with 1 Comment by Daniel Petri

    Before you begin messing with your system The registry is no child's play Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. I cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved nor do I provide technical support for such issues if they occur.… Read More