Category: Windows XP
Finding the name of a service
In my last post, I showed you how to use a batch script to start a service from a desktop shortcut. The command we used was the net start command. In order to use it, you need to find the name of the service you want to start. Here’s how:
Creating a shortcut to start a service.
I’ve finally got my HTPC up and running with Team Mediaportal‘s lovely Media Center replacement Media Portal. One of the issues I faced while getting it up and running, was getting it to work with my MCE Remote. The solution to this was a third-party app called IR Server Suite. Once installed, every function in […]
Removing the File Association Web Service Dialog
I’m often annoyed by this dialog box when I open unassociated filetypes:
WLAN problems after Windows Update
I’ve been seeing a problem lately with a few computers. After installing the latest security updates, their WLAN card stops working. It is unable to acquire a dynamic IP address from any router, and setting a static IP address does not work either.
Resolving "NTLDR missing" and "Non-system disk or disk error" error messages
I thought that this solution was common knowledge all around, but it seems not to be, so here’s how. First off, the problem. When you boot your computer, an error message pops up, saying one out of two:
Renaming your wireless network connection
Being one to muck about quite a bit with my computers, my wireless network connection is now called “Wireless Network Connection 5”, like so: Annoying though it may be, it is, however, really easy to remedy. Here’s how:
Windows XP Service Pack 3 – a quick overview
Windows XP is Microsoft’s longest living operating system to date. Released in October 2001, it succeeded the total failure that was Windows Millennium Edition, and has, in turn, been succeeded by Windows Vista. Service Pack 3 is, as implied by the name, the third major upgrade package – Service Pack – released for Windows XP. […]
How to change the default Save As or Open location – TweakUI
In my last post, I showed you how to use the GPEdit app to change the default Save As/Open locations. There’s another way to do this, using that great little tool called TweakUI.
How to change the default Save As or Open location – GPEdit
I’ve been annoyed that I’ve not been able to change the default Save As/Open locations, as well as changing the 5 options I get on the Places Bar. Here’s what it looks like default:
Turning off the mail count in the Windows XP login screen – TweakUI
My last post showed us the simple, though fiddly way of turning off the mail count in the Windows XP login screen. As things turn out, there’s a second, more user friendly way of doing this, although it means installing a new program.