nice but useless
- change the logon screen :
HKU\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper REG_SZ: c:\winnt\myfancyimage.bmp
more about it is published in
- remove Run from start menu :
- remove settings folder from start menu :
- remove taskbar settings from start menu :
- remove find command from start menu :
- hide desktop items :
- disable shutdown :
- no save settings :
a newsgroup :
- Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Version 4.0, Microsoft Press, ISBN 3-86063-240-X, german
- Managing the WindowsNT Registry, P.Robichaux, O'Reilly, ISBN 1-56592-378-2
microsoft : winnt misc
Win 2k unprofessional
No network card ?
Even though a network card or a network chipset is installed and configured, it
won't be found unless a network is actually connected. This unprofessional behaviour
can be corrcted by the following registry entry :
new DWORD : DisableDHCPMediaSense assign =1
Mixed up access rights on a WinNT Workgroup
Win2k has more options to set access rights, but they are not
downward compatible with the WinNT Workgroup.
Instead of doing what is possible with the WinNT machines, you'll
suddenly get Everyone : Fullaccess or similar.
This means : Do not change WinNT machine access rights through a Win2k machine.
The Windows key
The more modern keyboards have the windows key. Some of its meanings :
On your own risk :winkey a utility that
extends the usage of the windows key.
- Windows + E Explorer
- Windows + tab Icons on task panel
- Windows + F Search
- Windows + M Minimize all windows
- Windows + Shift + M undo minimize all windows
- Windows + R Execute dialog
- Windows + Pause Show system properties
- Windows + L Lock PC
WinXP the odyssey continues
where are the Win2k admin tools ?
When you need to assign a disk, partition a disk or such, there used to be the "administrative tools" in the control panel. They are gone now. But the soultion is here. Run mmc from the Start - Run menu. This also works for Win2k. You'll get a console with an MDI interface. Nothing spectacular. There open the console menu and select add/remove snap-in. Standalone, add, then select whatever your heart wishes. Disk management, computer management, and so on. This is it. The rest is as known and rather intuitive to use.
installing XP on a newer system with a SATA drive only
my latest notebook is having a SATA drive. I skip the question for a SCSI
driver knowing that I have a normal hard drive. Yet half a minut later I'm
stuck with the termination of the setup due to not having a hard disk.
Apparently at the time where a SCASI driver can be sourced, only a floppy
is accepted. Without a floppy on the system, the other optin is to provide
an XP CD which includes the SATA driver. There is a tool that does this nicely.
It is recommended to use the same operating system and the same servicepack
to create the new CD, but if none is available, another has to do. .....
Somehow this tool didn't work, the driver was is a directory named "$"..
and somehow not found by the installer. Luckily, there was anoyther tool :
With it, I was able to have the driver in place. It did boot Win XP.
Stop Windows from searching the internet for applications suitable to a file extension
At least from Win XP onwards, Windows starts seaching the internet when
an unknown file extension is encountered. This behaviour is a nuissance
and can be stopped with the following registry entry under HKLM.
Add DWord NoInternetOpenWith = 1
last updated: 27.june.07 or perhaps later
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