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Create Local Users in Windows XP

by Daniel Petri

How can I create Local users in Windows XP? How can I open the Local Users applet (from Control Panel) in Windows XP? To control local users and some of their settings from a Windows XP Pro machine you can use the LUSRMGR.MSC MMC Snap-in (run lusrmgr.msc from the Run command).  Alternatively, you can use… Read More

Configuring Auto Logon

with 8 Comments by Daniel Petri

Can I configure Windows 2000/XP/2003 to log me on automatically? You sure can! Old but nevertheless good. The auto logon can be accomplished by means of Registry modifying, or by use of 3rd-party tools. To configure auto logon through the Registry follow these steps: Open Registry Editor. In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry… 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

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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

    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

    What are the editions of Windows Vista?

    with 2 Comments by Daniel Petri

    What are the editions of Windows Vista? Microsoft, learning from their experience in Windows XP, have created different versions of Windows Vista for different lifestyles. Within the editions of Windows Vista, Microsoft have separated them into two sets: “Home” and “Business”. Windows Vista Ultimate Windows Vista Ultimate is the most comprehensive edition of Windows Vista.… 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