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Mapping folder as a virtual drive letter using subst

26 September 2007 by Snakefoot | 1 Comment » | Trackback Off
Mount a file folder as a drive-letter, like a shortcut to make it easier to access the folder.

Allow viewing of CHM files across the network

10 October 2006 by Snakefoot | 1 Comment » | Trackback Off
Microsoft security update MS05-026 blocks for viewing compressed HTML (CHM) files placed on a network drive.

Open DOS Command Prompt Here

16 February 2006 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Extend the right-click context-menu of a folder to open a DOS command prompt.

Extract files from a MSI package

18 January 2006 by Snakefoot | 2 Comments » | Trackback Off
The Microsoft Installer (MSI) Package file is a compressed archive, which can be decompressed.

Configure the Task Scheduler Log

8 July 2004 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
How to configure the location and size of the task scheduler log with all its events.

Configure drive letter for the CD-ROM Drive

22 November 2003 by Snakefoot | 2 Comments » | Trackback Off
Assign specific drive letters for removable drives.

Extend Folder Options to include your own tweaks

10 August 2003 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Folder Options can be extended to easily configure other settings in Windows.

Turn off the beeping from the PC Speaker

22 June 2003 by Snakefoot | 1 Comment » | Trackback Off
Disable the beep from the PC speaker when Windows performs an alert.

Configure low disk space warning in Windows 98/Me

21 June 2003 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Description of the low disk space warning and how to disable it.

Quick shutdown in Windows 98

22 February 2003 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
How to configure the fast shutdown feature in Windows 98.

Configure Autorun for different drives using policies

11 January 2003 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
How to configure autorun for the different drive types.

Configure cleanup profiles to remove unnecessary files

28 October 2002 by Snakefoot | 3 Comments » | Trackback Off
How to create different profiles for cleaning up the hard disk.

Customize the default registered identity

28 October 2002 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
How to change the name and company registered as owner of the Windows installation.

Configure Mouse Acceleration

13 October 2002 by Snakefoot | 1 Comment » | Trackback Off
Mouse is accelerated when moved in a single movement to make the Windows nagivation easier.

Automatically turn off screensaver when doing defrag

12 October 2002 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Keep the screensaver from starting when doing file defragmentation.

Pro and cons for using multiple disk partitions

6 July 2002 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Describes the benefits and the costs of using multiple partitions.

Change path of where Windows looks for wallpapers

30 March 2002 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Change the default wallpaper folder used when changing the wallpaper in Windows.

Configure the My Computer security zone

19 March 2002 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Display the My Computer security zone along with the other security zones for configuration.

Command line Parameters for SCANREG

3 January 2001 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Scanreg command line switches for checking the Windows registry.

Reload the registry by restarting Explorer.exe

1 January 2001 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
How one can reload the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry hive without needing a restart.

Using file compare to see changes made to the registry

1 January 2001 by Snakefoot | 4 Comments » | Trackback Off
How to see the registry changes of a certain action by using the file compare utility.

Modify the Windows registry with registry files

1 January 2001 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
How to add and remove registry entries from the Windows registry using .reg files

Make screendump of the desktop using Print Screen

1 January 2001 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
How to use the keyboard key "Print Screen" to make a screen dump.

Defrag command line switches

1 January 2000 by Snakefoot | 3 Comments » | Trackback Off
List of the available command line switches for defrag.

Configure Autorun for the CD-ROM drives in Windows 9x

1 January 2000 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Configure whether to automatically launch application when inserting a CD or DVD disk.

Scandisk command line switches

1 January 2000 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
List of the available command line switches for scandisk.

Easter egg for Windows 98

1 January 2000 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Easter egg that allows one to see the names of those behind Windows 98.

Configure the DOS prompt refresh rate within Windows

1 January 2000 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Increasing the DOS prompt refresh rate to make the display smoother.

Windows Explorer command line switches

1 January 2000 by Snakefoot | 1 Comment » | Trackback Off
Windows Explorer allows one to specify what folder to display when launched.

Microsoft articles with tips for Windows 98

1 January 2000 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Collection of links to Microsoft articles about how to improve the Windows 98 experience.

Change the color of Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

1 January 2000 by Snakefoot | 3 Comments » | Trackback Off
How to change the color of the BSOD to make it easier to read or just for fun.

Configure the DOS prompt inside Windows 9x

1 January 2000 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Using a batch file to configure the DOS prompt when starting it from the Windows desktop.

Using DosStart.bat to configure DOS when leaving Windows

1 January 2000 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Load DOS drivers when leaving Windows, instead of loading them before Windows starts.

Quick restart by holding down the shift-key

31 December 1999 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
How to use the Shift-key on the keyboard to activate faster reboot.