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    Best Keyboard Shortcuts to Save You Time


    Windows key + R = Run menu

    This is usually followed by:

    cmd = Command Prompt
    iexplore + "web address" = Internet Explorer
    compmgmt.msc = Computer Management
    dhcpmgmt.msc = DHCP Management
    dnsmgmt.msc = DNS Management
    services.msc = Services
    eventvwr = Event Viewer
    dsa.msc = Active Directory Users and Computers
    dssite.msc = Active Directory Sites and Services


    Windows key + E = Explorer

    ALT + Tab = Switch between windows

    ALT, Space, X = Maximize window

    CTRL + Shift + Esc = Task Manager

    Windows key + Break = System properties

    Windows key + F = Search

    Windows key + D = Hide/Display all windows

    CTRL + C = copy

    CTRL + X = cut

    CTRL + V = paste

    Also don't forget about the "Right-click" key next to the right Windows key on your keyboard. Using the arrows and that key can get just about anything done once you've opened up any program.

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    If you haven't already, check out this tool to free up memory thats not being used (It doesn't dump your current programs). Loads of other great freeware..

    http://www.webattack.com/get/fastdefrag.html

    Steve
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    stevejrc........cheers ! does it sort out 'add & remove' entries, ones that won't go !
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    I thought these should be in this thread

    Some of the tweaks are based on user prefrence, be sure and go through and read what each tweak does and edit the file as you see fit

    Here it is:
    CODE
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;This will allow you to autologin.
    ;Replace DefaultUserName value with the Username you want to autologin with.
    ;Replace DefaultPassword value with the password corresponding to the Username specified.
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    "DefaultUserName"="!!CHANGEME!!"
    "DefaultPassword"="!!CHANGEME!!"
    "AutoAdminLogon"="1"

    ;2k3 Only
    ;This gets rid of the shutdown reason dialog.
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Wi
    ndows NT\Reliability]
    "ShutdownReasonOn"=dword:00000000
    "ShutdownReasonUI"=-

    ;2k3 Only?
    ;This will disable Ctrl+Alt+Del when loggin in, unlocking, and resuming from standby.
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Cur
    rentVersion\policies\system]
    "disablecad"=dword:00000001

    ;2k3 Only?
    ;Adds User Accounts applet to Control Panel
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}]
    @="User Accounts"
    "InfoTip"="Starts The Windows 2000 style User Accounts dialog"
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}\DefaultIcon]
    @="%SystemRoot%\System32\netplwiz.dll,0"
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}\Shell]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}\Shell\Open]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}\Shell\Open\command]
    @="Control Userpasswords2"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Cur
    rentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{98641
    F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}]
    @="Add Userpasswords to Control Panel"

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;Win32PrioritySpearation sets the CPU priority.
    ;IRQXPriority: set the number to the IRQ of the system clock, there is some controversy if this actually does anything.
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr
    ol\PriorityControl]
    "Win32PrioritySeparation"=dword:00000026
    "IRQ8Priority"=dword:00000001

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;These settings work best for machines with 512MB+ of RAM.
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr
    ol\Session Manager\Memory Management]
    "DisablePagingExecutive"=dword:00000001
    "LargeSystemCache"=dword:00000001
    "IoPageLockLimit"=dword:00040000

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;Changes Windows Prefetch parameters. Reccomended settings: 2 Boot Files Only, 3 Programs and Boot Files, 5 Improved Program and Boot Files.
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr
    ol\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters]
    "EnablePrefetcher"=dword:00000002

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;Unload DLLs after they are not being used, saves memory after a program is terminated.
    ;It is not clear which key actually does the trick, so I've included both.
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Cur
    rentVersion\Explorer]
    "AlwaysUnloadDLL"="1"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Cur
    rentVersion\Explorer\AlwaysUnloadDll]
    @="1"

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;Opens 16-bit apps in a seperate memory space, this increases stability when dealing with 16-bit apps.
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr
    ol\WOW]
    "DefaultSeparateVDM"="Yes"

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;This allows boot files to be placed optimally on the hard-drive for faster boots.
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOp
    timizeFunction]
    "Enable"="Y"

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;These NTFS tweaks improve file system performance.
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr
    ol\FileSystem]
    "NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation"=dword:00000001
    "NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate"=dword:00000001
    "Win95TruncatedExtensions"=dword:00000001

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;Kills services aftr 5 seconds, if it is hung, instead of default 20. Faster shutdown.
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr
    ol]
    "WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="5000"

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;Gets rid of Places Bar in Common Dialog Boxes.
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr
    entVersion\Policies\Comdlg32]
    "NoBackButton"=dword:00000001
    "NoPlacesBar"=dword:00000001

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;AutoEndTasks, HungAppTimeout, WaitToKillAppTimeout, and ForegroundLockTimeout improve shutdown time or application response if applications are hung.
    ;MenuShowDelay is the time in milliseconds that it takes for a menu to pop out when hovered over. The default is 400.
    ;PaintDesktopVersion writes the OS version and build info on the bottom right of the desktop.
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "AutoEndTasks"="1"
    "ForegroundLockTimeout"=dword:00000000
    "HungAppTimeout"="4000"
    "MenuShowDelay"="150"
    "WaitToKillAppTimeout"="5000"
    "PaintDesktopVersion"=dword:00000001

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;NoLowDiskSpaceChecks won't check if you are low on diskspace and pop up a balloon telling you.
    ;NoInstrumentation disables windows user tracking.
    ;NoRecentDocsmenu removes the recent documenst from the startmenu.
    ;NoSMHelp removes help from the startmenu.
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr
    entVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoLowDiskSpaceChecks"=dword:00000001
    "NoInstrumentation"=dword:00000001
    "NoRecentDocsMenu"=dword:00000001
    "NoSMHelp"=dword:00000001

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;DisableThumbnailCache disables thumbnail caching.
    ;EnableBalloonTips disables BalloonTips.
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr
    entVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "DisableThumbnailCache"=dword:00000001
    "EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000000

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;Increases the number of concurrent downloads from a site (default 2).
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr
    entVersion\Internet Settings]
    "MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:00000010
    "MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"=dword:00000010

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;Removes links folder from favorites.
    ;Delete C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Favorites\Links after applying this tweak.
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]
    "LinksFolderName"=""

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;Removes Recycle Bin from Desktop.
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr
    entVersion\Policies\NonEnum]
    "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"=dword:00000001

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;Speeds up viewing of network shares.
    [- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr
    ent Version\Explorer\RemoteComputer\NameSpace\{D627799
    0-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}]

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;Removes Shared Documents from My Computer
    [- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr
    entVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\DelegateF
    olders\{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}]

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;Removes Recycle Bin from Desktop.
    ;[- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr
    entVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}]

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;Speeds up access to AVI files.
    [- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{87D62D9
    4-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}\InProcServer32]

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;Removes Briefcase, Document, and Rich-Text-Document from New Menu.
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bfc\ShellNew]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc\ShellNew]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rtf\ShellNew]

    ;XP and 2k3
    ;Removes shortcut arrow.
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]
    "IsShortcut"=-
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile]
    "IsShortcut"=-

    ;This will add "Services" to the right-click menu of "My Computer"
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\services]
    @=hex(2):53,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,69,00,63,00,65,00
    ,73,00,00,00
    "SuppressionPolicy"=dword:4000003c
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\services\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00
    ,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73, 00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,00,6d,00
    ,63,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00, 65,00,20,00,2f,00,73,00,20,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73
    ,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52, 00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00
    ,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00, 32,00,5c,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,69,00,63,00,65
    ,00,73,00,2e,00,6d,00,73, 00,63,00,20,00,2f,00,73,00,00,00

    ;This adds the "Open Command Window Here" for the right click menu on folders
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd]
    @="Open Command Window Here"
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd\command]
    @="cmd.exe /k \"cd %L\""

    ;Disable Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
    [- HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\She
    llEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

    ;Disable Automatic Restart in the event of a BSOD
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr
    ol\CrashControl]
    "AutoReboot"=dword:00000000

    ;Disable the Desktop Cleanup Wizard
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr
    entVersion\Explorer\Desktop\CleanupWiz]
    "NoRun"=dword:00000001

    ;Disables Error Reporting, but notifies when errors occur
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PCHealth\Er
    rorReporting]
    "DoReport"=dword:00000000

    ;Disable Imapi CD-Burning Service
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servi
    ces\ImapiService]
    "Start"=dword:00000004

    ;Disable Messenger Service (to stop incoming spam. Does not affect MSN or Windows Messenger)
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servi
    ces\Messenger]
    "Start"=dword:00000004

    ;Disable Remote Registry Service
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servi
    ces\RemoteRegistry]
    "Start"=dword:00000004

    ;Disable Windows Time Service
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servi
    ces\W32Time]
    "Start"=dword:00000004

    ;Disable Welcome Screen and uses Classic Logon
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    "LogonType"=dword:00000000

    ;Adds search keywords to Internet Explorer
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\MSKB]
    @="http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=%s"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\AV]
    @="http://www.altavista.com/sites/search/web?q=%s"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\Ggl]
    @="http://www.google.com/search?q=%s"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\MSN]
    @="http://search.msn.com/results.asp?q=%s"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\FM]
    @="http://www.filemirrors.com/search.src?file=%s"

    ;Prevents Internet Explorer windows from being reused
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
    "AllowWindowReuse"=dword:00000000

    ;Removes Language Bar
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{540D8A8B-1C3F-4E32-8132-530F6A502090}]
    @="Language bar"
    "MenuTextPUI"="@%SystemRoot%\System32\msutb.dll,-325"

    ;Change MenuShowDelay to Instant Speed (Start Menu load speed)
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "MenuShowDelay"="2"

    ;Allow renaming of Recycle Bin
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=hex:50,01,00,20
    "CallForAttributes"=dword:00000000

    ;Disables Windows Tour bubble popup
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr
    entVersion\Applets\Tour]
    "RunCount"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur
    rentVersion\Applets\Tour]
    "RunCount"=dword:00000000

    all of it can be copied into Notepad and saved as anyname.reg (NOT anyname.reg.txt)
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    stevejrc........cheers ! does it sort out 'add & remove' entries, ones that won't go !
    Its just a memory RAM cleaner. But theres loads of other freeware at webattack, with notes telling you what they do and their website links. Great website updated daily and a top 20 / 100.
    Steve Win XP, Wanadoo Broadband 2mb

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    The following freeware at webattack should remove invalid add/remove programs:

    http://www.webattack.com/get/myuninstaller.html

    there website link (by clicking on its author) goes to this site which says it can remove invalid add/remove programs:

    http://nirsoft.mirrorz.com/

    loads of other stuff like this at webattack, just about anything you need, thats where I came across cablenut.
    Steve Win XP, Wanadoo Broadband 2mb

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    Highlight file/folder hold shift + delete *delete key*. No need to empty recycle bin. automatically deletes out of bin.
    Alt+f5 = seems to refresh monitor for me. (someone with info explain please.)
    Ctrl+alt+delete = task manager
    Ctrl+shift+esc = task manager
    Alt+f4 = close window/program

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    Restore Show Desktop Icon to Quick Launch on Taskbar

    If the Show Desktop icon is deleted from Quick Launch, the procedure below will recreate the file.

    Open Notepad and enter the following text:

    [Shell]
    Command=2
    IconFile=explorer.exe,3
    [Taskbar]
    Command=ToggleDesktop

    Save the new file as Show Desktop.scf then drag and drop the icon on the Quick Launch bar or whatever location you want the shortcut to appear.

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    Also, ctrl+alt+delete and right click on explorer and "End process". Then, file> New Task (Run...) , then in the "Open" box type in explorer and hit "Ok"

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    Several MS-DOS commands are useful for monitoring and configuring your computer or network.



    USE REGEDIT, TO EDIT THE REGISTER.

    Use Ipconfig, to display TCP/IP network configuration values.

    Use Nbtstat, to display protocol statistics and current TCP/IP connections.

    Use Netsh, to configure and monitor Windows using a command-line, scripting interface.

    Use Nslookup, to display information from domain name system (DNS) name servers.

    Use Pathping, to determine which routers or links are causing network problems.

    USE SENDTO, TO ADD ITMS TO "SENDTO" FOLDER.

    USE CLIPBOARD.EXE, TO VIEW THE COTENTS OF THE CLIPBOARD.

    USE WINVER, TO SEEE THE WINDOWS VERSION.

    USE DDESHARE.EXE, TO VIEW; "DDE SHARES", "TRUSTED SHARES" and SELECT COMPUTER.




    *************************************************************************************************
    *************************************************************************************************


    New command-line tools
    **********************
    The following table lists the new Windows XP Professional command-line tools.
    ****************************************************************************

    bootcfg:
    Configures, queries, or changes Boot.ini file settings.

    defrag:
    Locates and consolidates fragmented boot files, data files, and folders on local volumes.

    diskpart:
    Manages disks, partitions, or volumes.

    driverquery:
    Queries for a list of drivers and driver properties.

    eventcreate:
    Enables an administrator to create a custom event in a specified event log.

    eventquery:
    Lists the events and event properties from one or more event logs.

    eventtriggers:
    Displays and configures event triggers on local or remote machines.

    fsutil:
    Manages reparse points, managing sparse files, dismounting a volume, or extending a volume.

    getmac:
    Obtains the media access control (MAC) address and list of network protocols

    helpctr:
    Starts Help and Support Center.

    ipseccmd:
    Configures Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) policies in the directory service,
    or in a local or remote registry.
    Ipseccmd is a command-line version of the IP Security Policies.




    *************************************************************************************************
    *************************************************************************************************


    Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in
    ******************************************

    logman:
    Manages and schedules performance counter and event trace
    log collections on local and remote systems.

    openfiles:
    Queries, displays, or disconnects open files.

    pagefileconfig:
    Displays and configures the paging file Virtual Memory settings of a system.

    perfmon:
    Enables you to open a Performance console configured with settings files
    from Windows NT 4.0 version of Performance Monitor.

    prncnfg:
    Configures or displays configuration information about a printer.

    prndrvr:
    Adds, deletes, and lists printer drivers from local or remote print servers.

    prnjobs:
    Pauses, resumes, cancels, and lists print jobs.

    prnmngr:
    Adds, deletes, and lists printers or printer connections,
    in addition to setting and displaying the default printer.

    prnport:
    Creates, deletes, and lists standard TCP/IP printer ports,
    in addition to displaying and changing port configuration.

    prnqctl:
    Prints a test page, pauses or resumes a printer, and clears a printer queue.

    relog:
    Extracts performance counters from performance counter logs into other formats,
    such as text-TSV (for tab-delimited text), text-CSV (for comma-delimited text),
    binary-BIN, or SQL.

    sc:
    Retrieves and sets information about services. Tests and debugs service programs.

    schtasks:
    Schedules commands and programs to run periodically or at a specific time.
    Adds and removes tasks from the schedule,
    starts and stops tasks on demand, and displays and changes.





    scheduled tasks
    ***************

    shutdown:
    Shuts down or restarts a local or remote computer.

    systeminfo:
    Queries the system for basic system configuration information.

    taskkill:
    Ends one or more tasks or processes.

    tasklist:
    Displays a list of applications, services,
    and the Process ID (PID) currently running oneither a local or a remote computer.

    tracerpt:
    Processes event trace logs or real-time data
    from instrumented event trace providers and allows you to generate
    trace analysis reports and CSV (comma-delimited) files for the events generated.

    typeperf:
    Writes performance counter data to the command window or to a supported log file format.

    WMIC:
    Eases the use of Windows Management Insturmentation (WMI)
    and systems managed through WMI.





    *************************************************************************************************
    *************************************************************************************************


    IPCONFIG
    ********

    Ipconfig Displays all current TCP/IP network configuration values and refreshes
    Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS) settings.

    Used without parameters, ipconfig displays the IP address,
    subnet mask, and default gateway for all adapters.



    Syntax:
    ipconfig [/all] [/renew [Adapter]] [/release [Adapter]] [/flushdns] [/displaydns] [/registerdns] [/showclassid Adapter] [/setclassid Adapter [ClassID]]


    IPCONFIG Parameters
    *******************
    /all
    Displays the full TCP/IP configuration for all adapters.

    Without this parameter, ipconfig displays only the IP address, subnet mask,
    and default gateway values for each adapter.

    Adapters can represent physical interfaces, such as installed network adapters,
    or logical interfaces, such as dial-up connections.


    /renew [Adapter]
    Renews DHCP configuration for all adapters (if an adapter is not specified),
    or for a specific adapter if the Adapter parameter is included.

    This parameter is available only on computers with adapters
    that are configured to obtain an IP address automatically.

    To specify an adapter name, type the adapter name that appears when you use ipconfig,
    without parameters.


    /release [Adapter]
    Sends a DHCPRELEASE message to the DHCP server
    to release the current DHCP configuration and discard the IP address configuration,
    for either all adapters(if an adapter is not specified),
    or for a specific adapter if the Adapter parameter is included.

    This parameter disables TCP/IP for adapters configured to obtain an IP address automatically.

    To specify an adapter name,
    type the adapter name that appears when you use ipconfig without parameters.


    /flushdns
    Flushes and resets the contents of the DNS client resolver cache.

    During DNS troubleshooting, you can use this procedure to discard negative cache entries
    from the cache, as well as any other entries that have been added dynamically.


    /displaydns
    Displays the contents of the DNS client resolver cache,
    which includes both entries preloaded from the local Hosts file
    and any recently obtained resource records for name queries resolved by the computer.

    The DNS Client service uses this information to resolve frequently queried names quickly, before querying its configured DNS servers.


    /registerdns
    Initiates manual dynamic registration for the DNS names and IP addresses
    that are configured at a computer.

    You can use this parameter to troubleshoot a failed DNS name registration,
    or resolve a dynamic update problem between a client and the DNS server,
    without rebooting the client computer.

    The DNS settings in the advanced properties of the TCP/IP protocol determine,
    which names are registered in DNS.


    /showclassid Adapter
    Displays the DHCP class ID for a specified adapter.

    To see the DHCP class ID for all adapters,
    use the asterisk (*) wildcard character in place of Adapter.

    This parameter is available only on computers with adapters,
    that are configured to obtain an IP address automatically.


    /setclassid Adapter [ClassID]
    Configures the DHCP class ID for a specified adapter.

    To set the DHCP class ID for all adapters,
    use the asterisk (*) wildcard character in place of Adapter.

    This parameter is available only on computers with adapters,
    that are configured to obtain an IP address automatically.

    If a DHCP class ID is not specified, the current class ID is removed.


    /?
    Displays help at the command prompt.



    Remarks
    *******

    You can use Network Connections to view and renew an IP address.
    To do this:
    Open Network Connections, right-click a network connection.
    Click Status, and then click the Support tab.

    This command is most useful on computers that are configured
    to obtain an IP address automatically.

    This enables users to determine which TCP/IP configuration values have been configured
    by DHCP, Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA), or an alternate configuration.

    If the Adapter name contains any spaces,
    use quotation marks around the adapter name (that is, "Adapter Name").

    For adapter names, ipconfig supports the use of the asterisk (*) wildcard character,
    to specify either adapters with names that begin with a specified string,
    or adapters with names that contain a specified string.

    For example, Local* matches all adapters that start with the string Local and *Con*,
    matches all adapters that contain the string Con.

    This command is available only if the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol is installed
    as a component in the properties of a network adapter in Network Connections.




    Examples
    ********

    To display the basic TCP/IP configuration for all adapters, type:

    ipconfig
    ********

    To display the full TCP/IP configuration for all adapters, type:

    ipconfig /all
    *************

    To renew a DHCP-assigned IP address configuration for only
    the Local Area Connection adapter, type:

    ipconfig /renew "Local Area Connection"
    **************************************

    To flush the DNS resolver cache when troubleshooting DNS
    name resolution problems, type:

    ipconfig /flushdns
    ******************

    To display the DHCP class ID for all adapters with names that start with Local, type:

    ipconfig /showclassid Local*
    ****************************

    To set the DHCP class ID for the Local Area Connection adapter to TEST, type:

    ipconfig /setclassid "Local Area Connection" TEST
    *************************************************




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    Between brackets ([])
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    Between braces ({});
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    Example: {even|odd} Set of choices from which the user must choose only one.


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    Computer Tips & Tricks

    Hi all, first post on this board.

    At least in W98, and maybe other MS OS's, you can force the system to use nearly all your physical memory before it uses the swap file. Probably best with 256meg or more. But try it with less, it might be OK. Easy enough to undo.

    In System.INI under [386Enh] add the line:

    ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1

    Or change it to 1 if a 0 is there.

    On my system with 512meg, before turning this on the swap file was used with as little as 20% of memory in use. With it on the swap file isn't use until 85% or so is in use. Speeds up the computer a bunch.

    Digitech

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    winipcfg

    Does not work in RUN or Comand Prompt on XP. Use ipconfig /all in Prompt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tailgunner9
    Does not work in RUN or Comand Prompt on XP. Use ipconfig /all in Prompt.

    just use the "repair" connection with a right click on the properties its easier than opening up a command prompt and using the old ipconfig command.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost
    Rename Multiple Files at the Same Time


    XP now allows you to select a number of files using Windows Explorer and then rename them all at once using F2. The new name you type will be applied to all the files plus an incremental number at the end.
    How did I miss this one? //uninstalls renaming proggy//
    >>Cult Master of International Affairs<<

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    fabulous tips and very good quote to a worrier great work dude i rally like

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    In Microsoft Excel, you can covert the digits list into Roman format automatically. MS Excel allows you to perform conversion by using a mathematical formula. The sentence structure for the Roman function is:

    Roman( number, type )

    Here number is the any specific digit or cell number that you want to perform conversion to roman and type is optional operator. Roman function will generate error message if you will try to enter here any negative number or values greater than 3999.

    To apply a roman formula to MS Excel document, follow the given steps:

    First click on Start button, go to Program then click on Microsoft Excel to open a new excel page.

    Now enter any list of numbers in cell A1 to cell A15. In this example we are trying to insert any 15 numbers.

    Here select the cells B1:B15 and then insert the Roman function =ROMAN(A1) in formula bar.

    Now press "Control+ Enter" button to apply this formula to selected areas.

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    Hey MadDoc, why do u have to include the quotes on the filename?

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    Wow, thx for a bunch of useful information guys.

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