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Thursday, October 25, 2007

007-Administrative Power Tricks

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Administrative Power Tricks
Welcome to bcdalai’s Document download. Part-04.
Last updated on: 8th July 2008

Hello users and bloggers. From bcdalai’s archives you will get some best tech info and some new Tips & Tricks for windows. The documents will be updated whenever there is new information will be available.

About this: This document contains several commands and tips for administrator windows user for troubleshooting everyday computing issues. Use this guide at your own risk, contain no warranty.

Example of the contents:

Restoring “Show Desktop” icon in Quick Launch:
regsvr32 /i:u shell32

Installing/Repairing “Compressed Folder” component in Windows XP:
regsvr32 zipfldr.dll

Windows Activation Status:
Command at command prompt oobe/msoobe /a or %SystemRoot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a

Creating Restricted Folders in Windows XP:
Some folder names are restricted in Windows XP. You can’t create a new folder or rename existing folders to these names. Both upper and lower cases are restricted. These are: Con; Prn; lpt0; lpt1; lpt2; lpt3; lpt4; lpt5; lpt6; lpt7; lpt8; lpt9; Com0; Com1; Com2; Com3; Com4; Com5; Com6; Com7; Com8; Com9 etc.

Show Windows version on Desktop.
Registry Tweaks (Paste the following text (in red) into a text file and save as “ShowVersionOnDesktop.reg” and double click to add into the registry.):
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
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Author: bcdalai


nimd4 said...

IMO it's good to expand on windblows xp: vi$ta is all backwards - like winblow$ millenium was to 98 :S are other ( %SystemRoot% was used in the text) environment variables; some more common predefined environment variables:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users

C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data




\Documents and Settings\{username}


.COM; .EXE; .BAT; .CMD; .VBS; .VBE; .JS ; .WSF: .WSH

Directory containing program files, usually C:\Program Files

Code for current command prompt format. Code is usually $P$G

The drive containing the Windows XP root directory, usually C:

The Windows XP root directory, usually C:\Windows

%TEMP% and %TMP%


C:\Documents and Settings\{username}


...and some dynamic environment variables:

Current date in the format determined by the Date command

Current time in the format determined by the Time command

Current directory with its full path

Number defining exit status of a previous command or program

Random number between 0 and 32767

Anonymous said...

Read this good article on Windows Vista:

bcdalai said...

Windows Jump list clearing:

Read this useful article. Enjoy easy and secure computing with Windows 7.