The ‘Windows networking’ Archives
Posted August 25, 2006 by

XP: Add ‘Services’ to the Right-Click Menu of ‘My Computer’

Instead going to the Start button and then to Administrative Tools to get to Services, you can put it on the context menu of My Computer.

Posted August 25, 2006 by

Prevent XP from Displaying the Last User Logged On

This tech-recipe describes how to edit the registry to prevent XP from displaying the last user who was logged on.

Posted August 25, 2006 by

Add a Button for a Website to the Internet Explorer Toolbar

This tweak allows you to add a website to the Internet Explorer Toolbar: In our example, we will use Tech-Recipes as the desired site.

Posted August 25, 2006 by

Windows XP: Reduce Visual Effects to Speed Up Computing

Windows XP looks great. Unfortunately, the default appearance settings can be a waste of resources in terms of performance. Using the steps in this tutorial, you can compromise a little and speed up your computing, while keeping that XP look and feel.

Posted August 24, 2006 by

Windows XP: Repairing Internet Explorer (IE)

If you need to repair your Internet Explorer, follow the steps in this tutorial.

Posted August 24, 2006 by

Windows XP: Place Wallpaper at an Exact X,Y Position on the Desktop

You can overcome the limited options that Windows gives you for the placement of your desktop wallpaper (center or tile). With this setting you can move the image to an exact X,Y location on your desktop.

Posted August 24, 2006 by

How to Rename My Computer

In a large organization, it can sometimes be difficult for the administrator to know whose computer is whose. This tweak will rename My Computer to “Computername,” allowing you easily to see to which computer you are logged on.

Posted August 23, 2006 by

How to Speed Up Nero Burning Rom in Windows XP

Upon installing Nero Burning Rom, you will notice that it takes a while for the program to load. To speed this up, use the steps provided in this tutorial.

Posted August 22, 2006 by

Opening Shared Folders Snap-In in XP or Vista

To manage all your shared folders, you can run the snap-in directly. This will work in XP or in Microsoft’s new Vista OS.

Posted August 22, 2006 by

How to Hide the Drop-Down List of Domains that Appears on the Logon Screen of XP

To remove the domain drop-down list from the logon screen and force users to use their full user principal name (UPN), perform these steps:

Posted August 19, 2006 by

Windows: Tips for Managing Files

People often place little value on “virtual space,” randomly saving files to wherever it is convenient and later kicking themselves and their computer because they cannot find the file when they need it. By using these tips as a starting point, you can reduce the stress of finding files and have a much more organized […]

Posted August 18, 2006 by

How to Defragment a Single File and Not the Entire Disk

Sysinternals provides the Contig utility, which you can use to defragment individual files or folders.