Windows Client OS

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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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

Configure Recovery Console Auto Logon

by Daniel Petri

Can I configure the Windows XP/2000/2003 Recovery Console to auto-logon whenever I run it? Yes, but be warned! By doing this, any user can gain access to your computer by using the Recovery Console and without being prompted for an administrative password. To set an automatic administrator logon for the Recovery Console, complete the following… Read More

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    Add Context Menu Search Back to Vista SP1

    by Daniel Petri

    Microsoft has recently published the KB 941946 article outlining changes to Windows Vista's desktop search in SP1. Windows Vista SP1 allows the user to change their default desktop search provider from the built-in Windows Desktop Search that ships with Windows Vista to another 3rd party desktop search provider. Because of Microsoft's effort to prevent a… Read More

    Windows XP Supported Upgrade Paths

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    What are the Windows XP supported update paths? You can upgrade most Windows client operating systems directly to Windows XP Professional. If you upgrade instead of doing a new installation, you will not lose the existing settings and applications on the partition. When preparing for an upgrade, you should first complete the tasks listed on… Read More

    Change Mouse Wheel Scroll Rate

    by Daniel Petri

    How can I change the mouse's wheel scroll rate? The mouse wheel is very handy when you want to scroll through Office documents or Web pages.  By default, wheel mice move up or down three lines for each notch you roll on the mouse wheel. While you can adjust this setting within the software that… Read More

    Add Logo and Support Information to Vista

    by Daniel Petri

    As you may remember, in my "How can I change or add OEM logo and information on my computer?" article, one could easily add support information such as manufacturer information, support link and other information, plus a small image of the manufacturer's logo. This information was inserted by manufacturers that sold pre-installed computers and laptops,… Read More