Category: Windows XP

Overview of Scheduled Tasks

I like the tree view for scheduled task as you can categorize the tasks, but the GUI offers no way of an overview of all tasks. The command line helps again: Schtasks.exe Are you thinking:”I have no scheduled tasks defined, so this post is not for me”, I suggest to try it anyway. Microsoft added […]

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Fix: Recycle Bin is corrupted in Windows 10 / 8 / 7

If your Recycle Bin is corrupted, you can face various problems when using it.  The Recycle Bin may not show the files that you may have been deleted from your File Explorer, or you may be unable to delete the files in it – or even empty the Recycle Bin completely. At times you may even […]

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Net Commands – Network Security Management

The NET Command is used to manage network security resources as follows: View user account password and logon requirements (also displays the machine type – Server or workstation) NET ACCOUNTS View password and logon requirements for the network domain. NET ACCOUNTS /DOMAIN Set the number of minutes a user has before being forced to log […]

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Shutdown Windows PC faster

Does your Windows computer take way to long to shutdown?  If so, I have a simple fix that will allow you to shutdown your Windows OS computer in a matter of seconds. Click the Start button and then click “Run”, type “regedit” to open the registry editor and click the “OK” button.   Navigate to: […]

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How Can I Start and Shut Down My Computer Automatically on a Schedule?

On Windows To automatically start your computer up at a specific time of day, you’ll actually need to edit your BIOS settings. To do this: Boot up your computer and enter your BIOS setup. Usually this involves pressing the Delete key as your computer boots (your computer should say Press DEL to Enter Setup or […]

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Using Remote Assistance with Windows Firewall Enabled

This article looks at how to use Remote Assistance in an environment where your desktop computers have Windows Firewall enabled. Topics covered include using Group Policy to create a Remote Assistance exception for desktop computers, configuring computers to receive offers of Remote Assistance, and tips on using Remote Assistance. Remote Assistance is one of those […]

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Understanding Windows Logon Options

Introduction There seems to be some confusion as to how Windows logons work. I can understand the issues, as the overall concepts are a bit confusing. Although the logon process, options, and features have been relatively the same for over 20 years, there still seems to be questions around them. So, I am going to […]

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Making Sense of Windows Routing Tables

It’s amazing the way that time can go by. People tend to think of computers as being high tech, but the TCP/IP protocol has been around in one form or another for over three decades. As such, TCP/IP has had time to really mature and be made stable and reliable. When it comes to computers, […]

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