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Launch System Restore from a command prompt in Windows

If your Windows XP system begins acting strange, a typical fix is to use System Restore to remove any system changes made since the last time you created a Restore Point. However, what if the problem is so bad that … Continue reading

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Temporarily disable splash screen

When troubleshooting a Windows startup problem, this is probably a frequent course of action: Press [F8], and choose one of the special troubleshooting startup options, which include three Safe Mode options and the Last Known Good Configuration option. Of course, … Continue reading

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Customizing the boot logo

You’ve probably noticed the Windows XP Professional logo appear on your workstation every time you start it. Although it’s nice to see a quick reminder of Microsoft and your operating system, you may want to change the boot logo to … Continue reading

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Launching remote desktop from the command line in Windows

Remote desktop allows you to configure and connect to another computer running Windows XP Pro. Here’s what you need to know about the remote desktop connection dialog box, including a few parameters you’re most likely to encounter. The Windows XP … Continue reading

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Expanding items on the Start menu in Windows

By default, certain objects on the Windows Start menu open their respective folders. Click Control Panel, for example, and the Control Panel opens on the desktop. However, you can configure these items individually to expand rather than open when you click … Continue reading

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Turn Access forms into HTML pages in five steps

You have Access query results that you would like to publish as an HTML page over your intranet so your employees can access the data from their browsers. You could export the query to an HTML file, but then you … Continue reading

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Enabling IPP in Windows

When you install Internet Information Services (IIS) under Windows 2000 Professional, Setup doesn’t automatically configure your printers to enable printing to them from across the Internet (IPP, or Internet printing protocol), as does Server. Fortunately, setting it up under Pro … Continue reading

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Reorganize the Start menu in Windows

If you perform a clean install of Windows, the Start menu is uncluttered and organized. As you start to add applications, however, you can quickly end up with a bloated menu that’s no longer sorted in alphabetical order. As more … Continue reading

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Save time switching printer settings in Windows

Most printers support a wide array of options for paper tray, page size, page orientation, half-toning, print optimization, and so on. Although the Printers folder interface makes it relatively easy to change printer settings for your Windows  system when needed, … Continue reading

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Get more pagefile space in Windows

Need a little more memory space for your Windows drive? Save your money for now and free up some space by adding pagefiles with this registry hack. If you desperately need more memory space for your Windows, you can buy … Continue reading

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