XP configuration info!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by seeme, May 12, 2002.

  1. seeme

    seeme Guest

    Go HERE-> http://www.lib.ece.ntua.gr/~dtsiap/New Life for Windows.htm

    the most interesting configuration information that i found was:

    Group Policy for Windows XP
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    One of the most full featured Windows XP configuration tools available is hidden right there in your system, but most people don't even know it exists. It's called the Local Group Policy Editor, or gpedit for short. To invoke this editor, select Start and then Run, then type the following:

    gpedit.msc

    After you hit ENTER, you'll be greeted by gpedit, which lets you modify virtually every feature in Windows XP without having to resort to regedit. Dig around and enjoy!

    Software not installing?
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    If you have a piece of software that refuses to install because it says that you are not running Windows 2000 (such as the Win2K drivers for a Mustek scanner!!) you can simply edit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion/ProductName to say Microsoft Windows 2000 instead of XP and it will install. You may also have to edit the version number or build number, depending on how hard the program tries to verify that you are installing on the correct OS. I had to do this for my Mustek 600 CP scanner (compatibility mode didn''t help!!!) and it worked great, so I now have my scanner working with XP (and a tech at Mustek can now eat his words).

    BTW, don''t forget to restore any changes you make after you get your software installed

    You do this at your own risk.

    Change your CD Key
    ==================
    You don't need to re-install if you want to try the key out ... just do this:

    1. Go to Activate Windows
    2. Select the Telephone option
    3. Click "Change Product Key"
    4. number removed "X-edited out..."(sorry, we don't post these things here) ;)
    5. Click "Update"

    Now log off and log back in again. It should now show 60 days left, minus the number of days it had already counted down.
    Note: If your crack de-activated REGWIZC.DLL and LICDLL.DLL, you are going to have to re-register them.

    Enable ClearType on the Welcome Screen!
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    As laptop users and other LCD owners are quickly realizing, Microsoft's ClearType technology in Windows XP really makes a big difference for readability. But the this feature is enabled on a per-user basis in Windows XP, so you can't see the effect on the Welcome screen; it only appears after you logon.

    But you can fix that. Fire up the Registry Editor and look for the following keys:

    (default user) HKEY_USERS \ .Default \ Control Panel \ Desktop \ FontSmoothing (String Value)
    HKEY_USERS \ .Default \ Control Panel \ Desktop \ FontSmoothingType (Hexadecimal DWORD Value)

    Make sure both of these values are set to 2 and you'll have ClearType enabled on the Welcome screen and on each new user by default.

    MASSIVE FILE RENAMING
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    A new, small, neat feature for winXP deals with renaming files. I personally have always wanted the OS to include a way to do a mass file renaming on a bunch of files. You can now rename multiple files at once in WinXP. Its real simple:

    Select several files in Explorer, press F2 and rename one of those files to something else. All the selected files get renamed to the new file name (plus a number added to the end).

    J
     
  2. Piett

    Piett ...will circle this city

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    man, this looks delicious.

    thanks a lot seeme
     
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    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    For some reason, I can not get anything except a:

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    Is it me, the site or the URL?????

    :confused: :confused:
     
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  5. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Thanx Static 99