Tag Windows xp

Copy one file to avoid reactivating Windows XP

Ran across this tip while web browsing this morning.  It’s a golden oldie: when wiping your Windows XP installation to get things squeekly clean, copy c:windowssystem32WPA.DBL off the system first.  After your reinstall boot to Safe Mode and paste it…

Get real control of shares in XP

I’m from an admin background and love the granular control of shares and security that come with Windows Server products and Windows 2000 Professional.  In Windows XP Microsoft wanted to simplify the process with Simple File Sharing.  To turn this…

Sort your XP Program list alphabetically

This one comes from my friend J: I figured out how to sort the start menu alphabetically all the time. In regedit go to: [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer MenuOrder] Right click Menu Order and select Permissions Select Advanced Uncheck “Inherit from parent the…