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  1. MziziMkavu

    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    Index of Windows XP Tips

    1. [*=left]Learn about Firewalls - Windows XP ICF Explained
      [*=left]How to block Messenger Service ADs?
      [*=left]How to use IEFix utility?
      [*=left]Using ToolbarCop to remove unwanted BHO, Toolbars and menu extensions
      [*=left]WJView error at startup
      [*=left]Virus attachment claims to contain software updates from Microsoft
      [*=left]Internet Explorer Newsgroup FAQs
      [*=left]How to troubleshoot the DELPHI error - CPR.DLL ?
      [*=left]Where do the image files come from? [the background images listing]
      [*=left]Internet Explorer "Advanced" tab is blank
      [*=left]How to customize folder background?
      [*=left]Windows Explorer command-line parameters
      [*=left]How to clear past items from Notification Area?
      [*=left]How to clear items in the open-with listing?
      [*=left]How to restore the "Show Desktop" icon to Quick Launch bar?
      [*=left]Performing a clean install of Windows XP
      [*=left]Remove the Stored User Names and Passwords - .NET Credentials
      [*=left]How to prevent Blaster Worm attack?
      [*=left]Configure Windows XP to Automatically Login
      [*=left]Switch users with Welcome Screen and Fast User Switching disabled
      [*=left]Error Message: "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator"
      [*=left]$Uninstall Folders - Description - Can be deleted safely?
      [*=left]Dial-up connection window pop-ups automatically while working
      [*=left]How to redirect special folders in Windows XP
      [*=left]Guest Account and Internet access in Windows XP
      [*=left]Registry MRU locations
      [*=left]Add a "Print Directory" Feature for Folders in Windows XP
      [*=left]Why does Task Manager, MSCONFIG, or REGEDIT disappear while opening?
      [*=left]Cannot run EXE files [Programs don't open]
      [*=left]Protected Storage - Save Password, AutoComplete issues
      [*=left]Some of the best Windows XP books
      [*=left]Remove invalid entries in Add/Remove Programs
      [*=left]Description of Svchost.exe in Windows XP
      [*=left]How to manage your Startup?
      [*=left]How to remove the OEM link from XP Start Menu?
      [*=left]Free Online Virus Scanners and Security tests - Listing
      [*=left]Edit the Places bar locations in 'Open/Save As' common dialog boxes
      [*=left]How to login as Administrator in Windows XP?
      [*=left]How to backup the Windows XP Registry?
      [*=left]Lock Windows XP workstation with Welcome Screen and FUS enabled
      [*=left]Worm Removal Tools - List
      [*=left]Automate Disk Cleanup and Defragmenter using Task Scheduler in XP
      [*=left]Free-up the hard disk space
      [*=left]Manage the context-menu entries for folders, drives and Namespace objects
      [*=left]Troubleshooting missing network connection icons
      [*=left]Shutdown process is very slow
      [*=left]The Folders Bar in Windows Explorer Does Not Contain Any Icons
      [*=left]Windows Installer Cleanup Utility - Description
      [*=left]Duplicate Icons in the Desktop - Windows XP
      [*=left]My Pictures and My Music folders displayed with the standard folder icon
      [*=left]Remove the Username and picture from Windows XP New Start Menu
      [*=left]Start Menu - 'All Programs' is empty or nothing happens when you click the menu
      [*=left]Reset the Shell Folders paths to defaults
      [*=left]Administrative Tools folder is empty - Windows XP
      [*=left]Create a duplicate user profile with a different name - Windows XP
      [*=left]Change the Registered Owner and Organization in the registry - Windows XP
      [*=left]Add or remove entries in the New objects list (ShellNew)
      [*=left]Remove or modify the arrow used on shortcuts
      [*=left]Quickly reset all the System Restore points
      [*=left]Restore Accessories and System Tools
      [*=left]Repair/Reset Winsock settings (Links)
      [*=left]Store Windows Updates locally for subsequent installations
      [*=left]XP forgets your folder view settings?
      [*=left]"There was a problem sending the command to the program" while using Search
      [*=left]Print the list of all available System Restore points to a file
      [*=left]Automatically connect to the internet at startup (while logon)
      [*=left]Duplicate context-menu entries when you right-click a shortcut
      [*=left]Clean-up the MSCONFIG startup tab listings
      [*=left]System Restore not creating automatic System Checkpoints on my machine?
      [*=left]Know which process has locked a file - Windows XP/Server 2003
      [*=left]Incorrect or generic Windows icon displayed for HTM and HTML files
      [*=left]Customize the Default User Profile in Windows XP
      [*=left]Description of My eBooks folder and it's removal instructions
      [*=left]Open Save As dialog boxes display text in a foreign language
      [*=left]Error: Setup was unable to load the master information file
      [*=left]Cancel Automatic logon in Windows XP
      [*=left]Search Companion Starts If You Double-Click a Folder or Drive
      [*=left]How to redirect shared folders in Windows XP?
      [*=left]Force user logoff after a period of inactivity - Windows XP/Server 2003
      [*=left]"Web Document" tab is missing when you check the properties of a URL file
      [*=left]How to implement a per-user default mail client in Windows XP?
      [*=left]Set the default email client on a per-user basis - Windows XP (DefaultMail 2.0)
      [*=left]Outlook Express missing from the Internet Options mail clients list
      [*=left]Internet Explorer add-on management in XP Service Pack 2
      [*=left]Send To Mail Recipient option does nothing
      [*=left]"Help and Support" link from Start Menu does not work
      [*=left]What's the suspicious Rundll32.exe process?
      [*=left]Shortcuts in the Startup folders do not run at Windows startup?
      [*=left]Missing XP style Start menu option in the Taskbar properties
      [*=left]"Windows cannot load your profile because it may be corrupted" error logging in
      [*=left]Windows Explorer folder pane is blank - greyed out
      [*=left]File association error message while trying to view profiles from Yahoo Messenger
      [*=left]Send To Desktop (create shortcut) command does nothing
      [*=left]Unable to right-click on the folders or shortcuts in the Start Menu
      [*=left]"Single-click to open an item" in the Folder Options is greyed out
      [*=left]Multiple browser windows open when you click on a mailto: link
      [*=left]Using AnalogX Proxy to share an Internet Connection in a network
      [*=left]"Show windows contents while dragging" option is disabled after a restart
      [*=left]Fix the ugly menu bar after applying a custom theme
      [*=left]Windows Update knowledgebase articles for Windows XP
      [*=left]Problem caused by adding Copy To and Move To as context menu entries
      [*=left]Position the Wallpaper image anywhere in your Desktop
      [*=left]How to change the default startup directory for Command Prompt?
      [*=left]Red X mark appears in the User Accounts applet menu links
      [*=left]Double-clicking Internet Shortcuts launch Print dialog rather than opening the webpage
      [*=left]Dealing with corrupt Files and Settings Transfer Wizard (F.A.S.T) image
      [*=left]Error "Please go to the Control Panel to install and configure system components" when you double-click a drive
      [*=left]Help and Support Center Index is blank with a red X mark
      [*=left]Clicking on mailto links in the browser does nothing
      [*=left]Add/Remove Programs applet displays incorrect icon for an application
      [*=left]List all processes and their Command-line parameters
      [*=left]Removing theme titles from the Themes list box
      [*=left]Using Folder Redirector utility to redirect special folders
      [*=left]Add items to the New menu (aka ShellNew entries)
      [*=left]Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers
      [*=left]Add/Remove programs displays the Size and Last Used date incorrectly
      [*=left]"Cannot create Toolbar" error when you enable Quick Launch
      [*=left]Error Message 'msCMTSrvc.exe is attempting to access the internet'
      [*=left]"Play All" feature in the Common Tasks does not work for Video and Audio files
      [*=left]Unable to "open" or "explore" folders only from the Start Menu
      [*=left]Hide all desktop icons except the namespace icons
      [*=left]Share your Internet Favorites with other systems in a Workgroup
      [*=left]Establish a common Links Folder by redirecting the Links folder path
      [*=left]"Device Driver for the Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard" Error When You Try to Enter Standby
      [*=left]Error "Tweak UI has been disabled by your administrator" while launching TweakUI
      [*=left]Set the default browser on a per-user basis in Windows XP
      [*=left]Thumbnail image not generated for Video files in Windows XP?
      [*=left]Make your company logo move around the screen similar to logon.scr
      [*=left]Why don't the Resize Pictures dialog appear while sending picture to e-mail?
      [*=left]Why does Explorer display some files in blue color and some in green?
      [*=left]The top-level menus and tabs in Task Manager are missing?
      [*=left]How to activate a window by moving cursor over it without clicking on it?
      [*=left]How do I backup my files and folders using NTBACKUP in XP?
      [*=left]Error "Registry Editing has been disabled by your administrator"
      [*=left]Removing unwanted AutoPlay Handlers in Windows XP
      [*=left]Error "Invalid BackWeb Application ID (######)" at startup - Compaq/HP units
      [*=left]JPG Properties Summary tab is missing or blank - No EXIF information is displayed
      [*=left]Task Manager User Name column is empty
      [*=left]Open-with list is collapsed; No items listed in the open-with menu
      [*=left]Quick Launch settings are not saved; Search Assistant Toolbar in Taskbar
      [*=left]Start Menu Most Frequently Used programs (MFU) list is empty
      [*=left]Incorrect Taskbar group icon assigned for an application
      [*=left]"Error loading C\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\bridge.dll"
      [*=left]How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP?
      [*=left]Unable to logon to Windows XP; logs off the user immediately (logon-logoff loop)
      [*=left]"Show Desktop icons" and other options missing in the Desktop right-click menu ?
      [*=left]Using Task Scheduler to schedule the computer to shut down and restart at a specific time
      [*=left]Security Center alerts at every startup - Windows XP SP2
      [*=left]"Switch to Classic View" option is missing in the Control Panel Common Tasks
      [*=left]Unable to preview JPG GIF and HTM files in Display Properties dialog
      [*=left]Transfer your Help and Support Center favorites to another system
      [*=left]Customize the logon screen wallpaper, screensaver and other settings using Tweak UI
      [*=left]Clear the "Search for files and folders" history in Windows XP
      [*=left]Uninstall and reinstall MS Paint in Windows XP
      [*=left]Enable or disable Common Tasks pane in folders
      [*=left]Clear Recent documents history, Run, Open/Save box MRU and Typed URLs
      [*=left]Multiple instances of "ESENT" in the Event Log - Windows XP SP2
      [*=left]Pop-up Blocker option is missing under the Tools menu in Internet Explorer - Windows XP SP2
      [*=left]Enable or disable the unread mails display in the Welcome Screen
      [*=left]Remove "Help and Support" link from XP Start Menu
      [*=left]How do I add the Windows Update shortcut to the XP Start Menu
      [*=left]Allow active content to run in files on My Computer - Windows XP SP 2
      [*=left]Resize Image files with a right click menu
      [*=left]Hide the Scheduled Tasks and Printers folder in the network share view
      [*=left]Information bar appears while downloading a file - Windows XP SP2
      [*=left]Configuring internet based applications to use the AnalogX Proxy
      [*=left]Error "Automation server can't create object" while changing the User Account picture
      [*=left]"Lock the Taskbar" option is grayed out in Taskbar properties
      [*=left]Web tab missing in the Customize Desktop dialog
      [*=left]Error "Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page" in Help and Support Center
      [*=left]Always allow Pop-ups for secure sites (HTTPS) in Windows XP SP2
      [*=left]Error "Administrator has denied permission to use Windows Messenger" while using Remote Assistance
      [*=left]"This add-on is managed by your Administrator" message while managing an add-on in Windows XP SP2
      [*=left]Internet Options dialog opens when you click the Start Menu Internet link
      [*=left]Some applications in Add/Remove Programs list are missing Change and Remove buttons?
      [*=left]Right click causes and error and crashes Explorer.exe after installing Windows XP SP2?
      [*=left]Clicking "Related Topics" and other hyperlinks cause "Cannot display the page" error in Help and Support Center
      [*=left]Clear the Help and Support Center session History
      [*=left]Track file and registry changes made by an application installation
      [*=left]How to configure auditing of Windows registry keys in XP Professional ?
      [*=left]Unable to remove the Thumbnail image for system folders in Windows XP?
      [*=left]Incorrect or generic folder icon assigned to the Recycle Bin
      [*=left]Copy To and Move To dialog boxes list box is grayed out
      [*=left]Reset the Add-on usage statistics in Internet Explorer - Windows XP SP2
      [*=left]Folders name with random characters appear after installing a Service Pack or hotfix?
      [*=left]Relocate the "Temporary Internet Files" folder to a different drive
      [*=left]Customize a folder icon in Windows XP
      [*=left]Windows XP SP2 Localmachine Lockdown and locally accessed webpages
      [*=left]Information bar appears when you open PDF files locally in Internet Explorer (Windows XP SP2)?
      [*=left]Tips for using AVG 7.0
      [*=left]Clicking "Add/Remove Windows Components" causes an error and does not launch the program
      [*=left]Unable to resize Internet Explorer window by using javascript: code in the Homepage section, after applying SP2?
      [*=left]How to export Internet Explorer Pop-up blocker settings and apply to other systems?
      [*=left]Skip the file association Web service dialog while opening a unknown file type
      [*=left]16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem error while installing or running a DOS application
      [*=left]How to search for text within a PDF document using Windows XP?
      [*=left]Incorrect or generic Windows icon displayed for a Drive in My Computer
      [*=left]Taskbar Toolbar options are grayed out?
      [*=left]Icons get corrupted after using Tweak UI "Rebuild Icons" function
      [*=left]User Accounts applet background is in White even with XP Theme enabled
      [*=left]Download anti-spyware reference files locally and apply to other computers
      [*=left]How to restore the missing mouse pointer cursor files?
      [*=left]Change the default image editor application, invoked from Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
      [*=left]Security Warning appears when you try to navigate to a Trusted site from a webpage
      [*=left]Nothing happens when you click "Add a network place" menu in the Common Tasks pane
      [*=left]Generic icon is displayed for a picture file when in Thumbnail view
      [*=left]Custom Level and Default Level buttons in Internet Options Security tab are grayed out
      [*=left]Disable "Send pictures via E-mail" wizard while using "E-mail this file link" in Common Tasks pane
      [*=left]Prevent Outlook Express shortcut from being created for new user profiles
      [*=left]ToolTips do not display complete information about files that are located on a network share
      [*=left]How to block Flash animation in websites?
      [*=left]"Turn Off Computer" option is missing from Start Menu?
      [*=left]Add the "Folder Size" column in Detailed view of a folder
      [*=left]Turn off Information bar sounds for blocked pop-ups and ActiveX
      [*=left]Backup your Zone Alarm security settings to a file
      [*=left]Prevent a Browser Helper Object (BHO) from loading with Explorer.exe instances
      [*=left]Transparent drop-down Menu and disappearing menu text
      [*=left]"Rotate" options are grayed out when you right-click an image file
      [*=left]Prevent the Program count from being displayed in the Welcome Screen
      [*=left]No pictures are listed when you click the "Order prints online" wizard
      [*=left]Customize tab is missing in Folder Properties
      [*=left]Display Properties Desktop background tab lists only BMP files
      [*=left]Restore the Windows XP native Zip file integration
      [*=left]Change Wallpaper at specified intervals using Wallpaper Changer Powertoy
      [*=left]Troubleshooting problems opening PDF files in Internet Explorer window
      [*=left]The Sort Order for Files and Folders Whose Names Contain Numerals Is Different in XP Than It Is in Windows 2000
      [*=left]Change the default icon shown for JPG files
  2. MziziMkavu

    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    How to BackupHow to Backup the Registry in Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP? the Registry in Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP?

    Registry Editor is an advanced tool for viewing and changing settings in your system registry, which contains information about how your computer runs. Almost the entire settings are stored in the registry. For example, when you resize an application window, the window position (
    points) is stored in the registry so that the settings are retained permanently. This is just an example, there are much more data stored in the registry, right from your user account names and
    (if configured to be stored).
    Making incorrect changes in the registry can break your system. It's highly advisable to backup the registry before editing any portion of it.
    Backing up the Registry - Three methods

    Method 1: Using System Restore

    One way to backup the registry is to create a System Restore snapshot. System Restore returns your computer to a previous snapshot without losing recent personal information, such as documents, history lists, favorites, or e-mail. It monitors the computer and many applications for changes and creates restore points. You restore these snapshots when your configuration isn't working. This method is unreliable in case you want to rollback the registry changes made a longtime ago, in which case the System Restore might have purged that particular restore point - due to space constraints or due to a recent system restore point or even a Restore point corruption. Please remember, System Restore points get deleted for many reasons, making it unreliable, especially in the long run.[​IMG]For more help, see Creating a System Restore point and Using System Restore to Undo Changes if Problems Occur for Windows XP PCs. If you're using Windows Vista or Windows 7, see How to create a System Restore point in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
    Method 2: Backing up the selected branch of the registry by exporting

    This method is preferred if you're making changes to a specific branch of the registry. To backup a selected key in the registry, use these steps:

    • [*=left]Click Start, and then click Run.
      [*=left]In the Open box, type regedit.exe, and then click OK
      [*=left]Locate and then click the key that contains the value that you want to edit
      [*=left]Right-click on the key and choose Export.
      [*=left]In the Save in box, select a location where you want to save the Registration Entries (.reg)
      [*=left]In the File name box, type a file name, and then click Save.
    Backing up a selected branch of the registry...
    Now that you've created a Registry backup for that particular key. Save the REG file in a safer location in case you want to undo the registry changes made. You can restore the settings by just double-clicking the REG file. It automatically merges the contents to the Registry.
    Method 2(a) : Export Registry Keys Using Console Registry Tool

    You can use the Console Registry Tool for Windows (Reg.exe) to edit the registry. For help with the Reg.exe tool, type reg /? at the Command Prompt, and then click OK.For example, to export the key [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IOLO] and it's sub-keys, try this from Command Prompt:REG EXPORT HKCU\Software\IOLO D:\IOLO.REGTo view the REG contents type notepad D:\iolo.reg in Start, Run dialog. Console Registry Tool is extremely handy if you want to automate the backup task using scripts.
    Method 3: Backing up the whole registry

    To backup the entire registry (in hive format) you can use the excellent ERUNT (The Emergency Recovery Utility for NT) Utility, which can be used in Windows NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista and also in Windows 7. For more details with screenshots, check out the post Take a complete registry backup using ERUNT.Additional Info For Windows XP Users: For backing up the whole registry, you may also use the NTBackup utility and choose to back up the System State. The System State includes the registry, the COM+ Class Registration Database, and your boot files. For more details with screenshots, see our article How to Update the Repair folder in Windows XP using NTBackup.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]NOTE: NTBACKUP is not installed by default in Windows XP Home Edition. To install it, use instructions in KB302894.