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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]
"PaintDesktopVersion"=dword:00000001
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3 comments:

nimd4 said...

IMO it's good to expand on windblows xp: vi$ta is all backwards - like winblow$ millenium was to 98 :S

...here are other ( %SystemRoot% was used in the text) environment variables; some more common predefined environment variables:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users

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

%COMPUTERNAME%
{computername}

%COMSPEC%
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe

%HOMEDRIVE%
C:

%HOMEPATH%
\Documents and Settings\{username}

%PATH%
C:\Windows\System32\;C:\Windows\;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem

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

%PROGRAMFILES%
Directory containing program files, usually C:\Program Files

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

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

%SYSTEMROOT%
The Windows XP root directory, usually C:\Windows

%TEMP% and %TMP%
C:\DOCUME~1\{username}\LOCALS~1\Temp

%USERNAME%
{username}

%USERPROFILE%
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}

%WINDIR%
C:\Windows

...and some dynamic environment variables:

%DATE%
Current date in the format determined by the Date command

%TIME%
Current time in the format determined by the Time command

%CD%
Current directory with its full path

%ERRORLEVEL%
Number defining exit status of a previous command or program

%RANDOM%
Random number between 0 and 32767

Anonymous said...

Read this good article on Windows Vista:
http://www.tipandtrick.net/2008/how-to-run-microsoft-applocale-elevated-as-administrator-in-windows-vista-to-run-setup-installer/

bcdalai said...

Windows Jump list clearing:
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2010/07/03/how-to-delete-and-clear-recent-items-in-windows-7-jump-lists/

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


bcdalai