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Windows hints, tips and tricks
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WINDOWS VERSIONS
I realized I haven't been keeping this page up to date. I addition to the versions listed below, I have worked with XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, Server 2008. I have also worked with a few different version of MAC.

These hints, tips and tricks are based on my experiences using and supporting Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows ME (I have not worked with NT yet).

Unshackle Yourself From The Last Millennnium
...
AssetMetrix surveyed 670 corporations that had more than 320,000 computers in use. Surprisingly, 12.5 percent still used windows 98 and 14.7 percent still used Windows 95-a combined total 27+ percent representing more than 87,000 computers. In addition, 80 percent of companies surveyed say that they still had one or more computers running either windows 95 or 98. Finally, the number that is truly stunning is that IDC estimates that there are still 79 million users running Windows 95 or 98.
Why are this many people still using software that is five to ten years old? The answer is probably because it works and these people understand the software they use. Another answer may be because they do not want to jump into the upgrade game that has consumers upgrading software and hardware on a regular basis. ...
by Rick Richardson, in CPA Magazine, November 2004, Volume 3, No. 6

STABILITY?
"Windows 98 crashes a lot. It's built for compatibility, not reliability. Win 98 is designed to play nice with 10 year old DOS games and archaic 16-bit graphics adapters."
from an article "It Just Works-Sort Of", from a regular column "Windows Chronicles", by Jeff Bertolucci, which appeared in Computer Currents, November 1999.

USABILITY?
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates last week centered his Comdex keynote speech here around futuristic computing ideas, saying that the interfaces of today may be usability dinosaurs in just a few years. Gates said users of the future will remember today's PCs "as the machines that didn't listen."

Rich Tong, vice president and general manager of Microsoft's business systems division, said the company expects that in a few years, the current Windows interface will look "primitive."
from an article "Microsoft's Future World", by Paul Kapustka, which appeared in Communications Week - November 25, 1996

BACKUP
Backup your important files. (Actually, you should do this no matter what operating system you are using. You should also test your backups to make sure that they will actually work. One of the best ways to test your backup is to try restoring a file.)

STARTUP
If your Microsoft Network Logon doesn't appear when you start your computer, you need to go to the Microsoft Knowledge Base and look for Q141858 for direction on how to fix the problem.

SHUTDOWN
Every time you install a new program, remember to shut down your computer and restart it. Whether it asks you to or not.

Every time you uninstall a program, remember to shut down your computer and restart it. Whether it asks you to or not.

If you are starting and stopping many programs, memory will get fragmented, and memory won't always be released. Shut down your computer, and restart it.

Anytime something stops working, that used to work, shut down your computer, and start it up again.

While a shut down won't always help, it is a good place to start.

Keep in mind, that all your external devices (printers, scanners, tape backups, CD-ROM drive, ...) should also be turned off after you have shut down your computer, and then turned back on before you restart your computer.

CHANGE SETTINGS (hardware/software)
click on Settings, click on Task Bar to add / remove items from the menu.
click on Settings, click on Control Panel, click on add remove software to add or remove software from your hard drive. If after doing this, there are still unwanted files in the old program directory, you can delete them. Just deleting the program directory causes problems with the registry and various INI files used by the program.

MSCONFIG
NetSquirrel.com has a useful tutorial on How To Use MSConfig. MSCONFIG can be used to removed un-needed/un-wanted programs for the various different startup options.
It also explains about the following four items essential for all Win 9x systems.
scanreg
task manager
systray
load power profile


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Keyboard Shortcuts
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TASK SWITCHING
[alt]+[tab] = switch between open windows

HOW TO
There are normally many ways of doing most desired actions.

Since I come from a DOS background, and I am very happy using a keyboard, here are some of the keyboard shortcuts I use when I am in windows.

Commonly used keystrokes: [alt]
[alt]+[f4] = close active window (exit program or shut down windows)
[alt]+[tab] = to switch between open windows
[alt]+[esc] = to switch between open windows
[alt]+[f6] = switch between multiple windows in same program
[alt]+[space] = display main window's System menu
[alt]+[-] = display Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window's system menu
[alt]+[print screen] = save image of active window to clipboard
[alt]+[_] = underlined letter for menu option
[alt]+[enter] = open property sheet

Commonly used keystrokes: [ctrl]
[ctrl]+[f4] = closes current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window
[ctrl]+[a] = select entire window
[ctrl]+[c] = copy selected item
[ctrl]+[x] = cut selected item
[ctrl]+[v] = paste selected item
[ctrl]+[z] = undo last action
[ctrl]+[esc] = bring up start button/menu bar
[ctrl]+[tab] = to tab through pages in a properties box
[ctrl]+[shift]+[tab] = to tab through pages in a properties box

Commonly used keystrokes:
[shift]+[f10] = right click = activates context menu
[shift]+[arrow] = highlight area
[shift]+[del] = delete items completely (bypass recycle bin)
[shift] while inserting CD, temporarily disables autorun feature
[shift]+[windows]+[m] = undo minimize all windows

Commonly used keyboard commands:
[f1] = starts Windows help
[f2] = rename
[f10] = activates menu bar options
[print screen] = save image of entire desktop to clipboard
[tab] = move cursor to next data field (for filling in forms)

Commonly used keystrokes: [windows key] for the Microsoft Keyboard
[windows key] = [ctrl]+[esc] = bring up start button/menu bar
[windows key]+[f1] = start Windows help
[windows key]+[tab] = cycle through open programs on taskbar
[windows key]+[d] = minimize all windows and display the desktop
[windows key]+[e] = start windows (desktop) explorer
[windows key]+[f] = find files/folders
[windows key]+[r] = display run dialog box
[windows key]+[ctrl]+[f] = opens find computer
[windows key]+[pause/break] = System Properties
[windows key]+[r] = opens Run window
[windows key]+[m] = minimize all windows


Commonly used mouse clicks:
[right single click] = (on an icon or item) modify setup/properties
[right single click] = (on open spot on task bar) arrange windows
[right single click] = (on open spot on desktop) screen savers, wallpaper, ...
[left single click] = select a single item
[left single click] = select multiple (non-contigious) items
                      while holding the [ctrl], [left single click]
                      another item.  Only the actual items clicked will
                      be selected.
[left single click] = select multiple (contigious) items
                      while holding the [shift], [left single click]
                      another item.  Everything between the first click
                      and the second click will be selected.
[left single click] = select multiple (contigious) items
                      after using [left click] to select a single item,
                      while holding the [shift] use the up, down arrow to
                      select adjacent items
[left single click] = select all items
                      after using [left click] to select a single item,
                      while holding the [shift] use the [home] or [end]
                      to select all items.
[left double click] = open item (document, ...) or execute program

A listing of Keyboard Shortcuts For Windows can be found at the Microsoft site KnowledgeBase in article Article ID Q126449

Unselecting a selected item:
Once you have selected an item, you can unselect it by
[left single click] on any open space

Commonly used symbols:
the right facing triangle indicates more options available

Common features/explanations:
toggle means to switch between turned on/turned off


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Random Hints
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Want to delete files across multiple diretories?
Try this:
cd \
del /q /s de_crypt_readme.bmp
del /q /s *.crypt

What version of Windows are you running?
1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type winver.exe, and then press ENTER.

Where are the Quick Launch ShortCuts stored?
C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Start Windows Explorer at a location of your own choosing:
"C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE /n,/e,c:\Program Files"
or
"%windir%\EXPLORER.EXE /n,/e,c:\"

Rotate monitor display
Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow: rotate the display 90 degrees left
Ctrl + Alt + Right Arrow: rotate the display 90 degrees right
Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow: rotate the display 180 degrees
Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow: rotate to normal

How to add Remote Desktop Connection to your computer if you are running: Windows 2000
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows NT
Windows Server 2003
Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=856
After you download and run MSRDPCLI.EXE, it will install the software,
on Windows XP
Start
All Programs
Accessories
Remote Desktop Connection
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/remote-desktop-connection-faq#1TC=windows-7
Windows 7 - Remote Desktop Connection: frequently asked questions
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/remote-desktop-app-faq#1TC=windows-8
Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 - Remote Desktop app help

gamail - switch between standard view and basic HTML:
standard view: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?nocheckbrowser
basic HTML view: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/h/1pq68r75kzvdr/?v%3Dlui


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Windows XP Startup
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Unmountable Boot Volume Windows XP

When booting up to Windows XP you may get a error that reads "Unmountable Boot Volume".
This is probably because your boot.ini file is messed up.

You can boot to the XP cd and when you see the Welcome to setup press the letter R
You will get a dos prompt
Then type "chkdsk /p" without the quotes and hit enter
When that is done type "fixboot" and hit enter
"Y" and enter at the prompt
Then type "exit" and hit enter
The system should now reboot into Windows.

If for some reason that don't work for you, you can boot to the recovery console like above and...
Type "chkdsk /r" then enter
When done type "exit" and hit enter.
This will take longer, but the system should boot back into Windows.

Other commands to try include:
bootcfg /list
bootcfg /rebuild


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Vista Issues
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click - start
type - cmd
hit - enter
type - net user administrator /active:yes
hit - enter


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Windows 7 Issues
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Networking

http://www.ashiktricks.com/this-copy-of-windows-is-not-genuine-fix/
Windows 7 shows message, This Copy of Windows is Not Genuine?
drop to the commad prompt, in administrative mode and run
slmgr /rearm

Problem: slow browsing of network drive?
drop to the command line and type the following (must be run in administrator mode)
netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=disabled
Then you need to reboot your computer for this change to take effect.

Workgroup
Although changing the workgroup name is hidden in Windows 7 compared to Windows XP, the workgroup name must be changed for XP and 7 to work together.
- System and Security
- System
- Advanced System Settings
- Computer Name
- Workgroup
reboot

Firewall
The default Windows Firewall blocks Windows XP computers from seeing Windows 7 computers. The easy solution is to disable the Windows XP Firewall.

Even though I though I disabled the firewall, when I dug deeper into the settings, I found that the internal firewall still blocked all non-listed activity, including the Windows XP computers.

Not being sure if that was enough, I did more research and come up with this, http://forums.techguy.org/networking/963622-solved-xp-machines-lose-connectivity.html about half way down the page,

I think i finally found the solution after 2 weeks of googling. Apparently the difference between a windows server and a standard windows operating system is the resource allocation. When running a standard xp, or 7 computer for file sharing, the following changes need to me made to the registry.

02. Then locate the first key:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\LargeSystemCache

03. By default this value is probably set to "0" and needs to be changed to "1"
04. Then locate the following key:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters\Size

05. By default this value is probably also "0" and needs to be changed to "3".

After the registry changes and the additional firewall changes, all the Windows XP computers are now able to see and access files. Hopefully this is the solution.

Software

QuickBooks
When installing multiple versions on a Windows 7 workstation, installing the newest version first, then working backwords worked best for me. That way each new install doesn't ask if you want to upgrade.

However, when installing the server component, on a Windows 7 machine being used for shared files, you should install the oldest server component first, which would be QuickBooks 2007. Older versions have issues.

When I installed the 2012 server component, the server component wouldn't start. After calling tech support, I was told to change the user password for the server user created during the install.

Another thing to watch for, after sharing the files to everyone and changing the permissions to read and write, you also need to add the individual QuickBook server components/users for every year you want to use shared files. In addition, you need to change the server component to start automatically.

Another thing to watch for, while the workstation version will automatically download updates, the server component on it's own not. Which means you occasionally need to go to the quickbooks web site and manually download and install the update.

ATX
For ATX on the workstation to work with minimal annnoyance, you need to add the drive letter to the server to the trusted local zone or the program, which passes control to multiple programs, will keep asking if you want to run that component. Very annoying.


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Windows 8 Issues
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Windows 8

Safe Mode
If in Windows, hold down [shift] and hit restart.
Troubleshooting
Advanced Options
Windows Startup Settings
Restart
5 Safe Mode With Networking


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Windows 10 Issues
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Windows 10

Safe Mode
If in Windows, hold down [shift] and hit restart or use msconfig.

Remove Windows 10 Upgrade Nag

You can manually go to:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx
create a new DWORD value named:
DisableGwx
Set it to 1, and reboot.

or

You can create a batch file with the following line in it:
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx /v DisableGwx /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Either way, after you reboot the nag will be gone.


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Syskey Password Removal
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Syskey Password Removal

Boot from removable media (or remove hard drive and make it secondary drive on another PC).
go to:
?:\windows\system32\config
make backup of:
DEFAULT
SAM
SECURITY
SOFTWARE
SYSTEM
copy contents of
?:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack
to
?:\Windows\System32\config
Boot normally (or replace replace hard drive)

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Outlook Issues
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Outlook 2002 and older use ANSI .PST format, which limits the size to 2gb.
Outlook 2003 and newer use Unicode .PST format, which limits the size to 20gb.

OUTLOOK (back up)
Because Microsoft thinks Outlook is an integral part of the Operating System (OS), they think you never need to back up the data. Because they think there is no need to back the data, there is no easy way to back up the address book, calendar, contacts, notes, tasks, ...
However, it is possible. But difficult.
  Outlook
    File
      Import and Export
        Comma Separated Values (CSV) (Windows)
          Calendar
          Contacts
          Notes
          Tasks
(Make sure you save these files into "C:\My Documents" so that you can find them later.

To backup Outlook Express data:

Copy mail files to a backup folder
Export the Address Book to a file
Export the mail account to a file
Export the news account to a file
To restore or import Outlook Express data:

Import messages from the backup folder
Import the Address Book file
Import the mail account file
Import the news account file
Copy Mail Files to a Backup Folder

To make a backup copy of your Outlook Express e-mail message files:
1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
2. On the Maintenance tab, click Store Folder.
3. Select the folder location, and then press CTRL+C to copy the location.
4. Click Cancel, and then click Cancel again to close the dialog box.
5. Click Start, and then click Run.
6. In the Open box, press CTRL+V, and then click OK.
7. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
8. On the Edit menu, click Copy, and then close the window.
9. Right-click any empty space on your desktop, click New, and then click Folder.
10. Type mail backup for the folder name, and then press ENTER.
11. Double-click the Mail Backup folder to open it.
12. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
13. Close the Mail Backup window.

Export the Address Book to a File

NOTE: This step is very important when multiple Identities are in use. A .WAB (Windows Address Book) file is used by Outlook Express 5.x versions, even if multiple Identities are used. The individual data for each Identity is stored in a folder, by user name, within the .WAB file in use.

Exporting this data, while logged in to a specific Identity, is the only means of segregating the Address Book data. If the .WAB file becomes dissociated from the user Identities, the data can only be exported in total - not folder by folder.

To export your Outlook Express address book:
1. On the File menu, click Export, and then click Address Book.
2. Click Text File (Comma Separated Values, CSV), and then click Export.
3. Click Browse.
4. Locate the Mail Backup folder that you created.
5. In the File Name box, type address book backup, and then click Save.
6. Click Next.
7. Click to select the check boxes for the fields that you want to export, and then click Finish.
8. Click OK and then click Close.

Export the Mail Account to a File
To make a backup copy of your Outlook Express mail account:
1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the Mail tab, click the mail account that you want to export, and then click Export.
3. In the Save In box, locate the Mail Backup folder on your desktop, and then click Save.
4. Repeat these steps for each mail account that you want to export.
5. Click Close.

Export the Newsgroup Account to a File
To make a backup copy of your Outlook Express news accounts:
1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the News tab, click the news account that you want to export, and then click Export.
3. In the Save In box, use locate the Mail Backup folder on your desktop, and then click Save.
4. Repeat these steps for each news account that you want to export.
5. Click Close.

Importing Outlook Express data
To restore data, you may need to re-create the Identities for each user, prior to using the following steps. Repeat each step, as needed, for each Identity.

Import Messages from the Backup Folder
To import your Outlook Express e-mail messages from the Backup folder:
1. On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Messages.
2. In the Select an e-mail program to import from box, click Microsoft Outlook Express 5, and then click Next.
3. Click Import mail from an OE5 store directory, and then click OK.
4. Click Browse, and then click on the Mail Backup folder on your desktop.
5. Click OK, and then click Next.
6. Click All folders, click Next, and then click Finish.

Import the Address Book File
To import your Outlook Express address book:
1. On the File menu, click Import, and then click Other Address Book.
2. Click Text File (Comma Separated Values), and then click Import.
3. Click Browse.
4. Locate the Mail Backup folder on your desktop, click the address book Backup.csv file, and then click Open.
5. Click Next, and then click Finish.
6. Click OK, and then click Close.

Import the Mail Account File
To import your Outlook Express mail account file:
1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the Mail tab, click Import.
3. In the Look In box, locate the Mail Backup folder on your desktop.
4. Click the mail account that you want to import, and then click Open.
5. Repeat these steps for each mail account that you want to import.
6. Click Close.

Import the Newsgroup Account File
To import your Outlook Express news account file:
1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the News tab, click Import.
3. In the Look In box, locate the Mail Backup folder on your desktop.
4. Click the news account that you want to import, and then click Open.
5. Repeat these steps for each news account that you want to import.
6. Click Close.

Outlook & Exchange/Windows Messaging Backup And Dual-Boot

Distribution List Problems:
NK2 problem
When typing in a DL, use [Control]+[K]

Newer versions of Windows and Outlook have a repair tool that can sometimes be used to fix damaged .PST files (SCANPST.EXE) or .OST (SCANOST.EXE).

All files can usually be found in \Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

.pst Personal Folders
.pab Personal Address Book (but can be anywhere on system)
.ost Offline Folders (Exchange Server, Outlook Connector) (but can be anywhere on system)
.msnpst MSN's Outlook Connector
.fav Outlook Bar Shortcuts
.rwz Rules Wizard (O2K and older)
.nick Nicknames for autoresolution
.nk2 Nicknames for AutoComplete (O2K2, O2K3)
Out|Prnt Customized Print Settings
Outcmd.dat Customized Toolbar Settings
Views.dat Customized System Folder Views
VbaProject.otm Macros and VBA Programs
.xml Navigation Bar Customizations (O2K3)
.srs Send/Recieve Group Settings (O2K2 and later)
.rtf, .htm, .txt Signatures
.htm Stationery
.oft Templates
.dic Dictionary
Junk Senders.txt Junk Senders List (O2K, O2K2)
Adult Senders.txt Adult Senders List (O2K, O2K2)
extend.dat Installed Add-ins


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Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
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For those of you still using Windows 98, and having an interest in backing up your bookmarks of Firefox, here is where you look.
pebkac this is a random code, which is different for all installs.
C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\pebkac.default\bookmarks.html

For those of you still using Windows XP, and having an interest in backing up your bookmarks of Firefox, here is where you look.
C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\pebkac.default\

For those of you using MozBack and wanting to automate the process of backing Firefox and Thunderbird, up you will need to set up a profile for each, and then create an event with the program name and the profile name:

mozbackup firefox.txt

firefox.txt
[General]
action=backup
application=Firefox
profile=Default
output=C:\Documents and Settings\user name\My Documents\ - --.pcv
password=

My Meaningless Scribbles ... Disable New Tab Page in Firefox 13
about: config
look for:
browser.newtab.url
browser.newtabpage.enabled
change:
about:newtab
to
about:blank
or change to false

Firefox Tips.

[ctrl]+t = open new tab
[ctrl]+[tab] = shift to right
[ctrl]+[shift]+[tab] = shift to left
right click on tab and select close all other tabs
[ctrl]+[shift]+t = reverse of above (ie. open all tabs just closed)
[ctrl]+L = move to address bar
[alt]+D = bookmark page
[ctrl]+K = move to search box
[ctrl]+up or down arrow to select different search engines
[f11] = toggle full screen
[ctrl]+ = select larger font size
[ctrl]- = select smaller font sizes
Tools, Options. Click the Advanced icon and then the General tab. Check Search for text when I start typing, and click OK.

PC World 15 Undocumented Firefox Tips
Optimize for Broadband
Next, open Firefox and press Ctrl-L to place the cursor in the address bar. Type about:config and press Enter. Then enter network.http in the filter field. Now make the following changes:
In the field of 'Preference Name' choices, double-click network.http.pipelining to set it to 'true'.
Next, double-click network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to bring up the 'Enter integer value' dialog box. Enter a higher number than the default 4; 15 works for me. Press Enter.
Double-click network.http.proxy.pipelining to set it to 'true'.
Right-click anywhere on the page and select New, Integer.
Now, enter the following text string: nglayout.initialpaint.delay and press Enter. Set its value to 0 (zero), and press Enter again.


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Mozilla Thunderbird E-Mail Client
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For those of you still using Windows XP, and having an interest in backing up your email folders, here is where you look.
pebkac this is a random code, which is different for all installs.
C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\pebkac.default\Mail\

For those of you using MozBack and wanting to automate the process of backing Firefox and Thunderbird, up you will need to set up a profile for each, and then create an event with the program name and the profile name:

mozbackup thunderbird.txt

thunderbird.txt
[General]
action=backup
application=Thunderbird
profile=Default
output=C:\Documents and Settings\user name\My Documents\ - --.pcv
password=

Q: When I start Thunderbird and try to get mail, it never asks for a password, and just times out. Why is this happening?
A: Thunderbird will only request a password when it has made a valid connection with the server. If it is not asking, it has not made that connection.

Turning off inline attachments in Thunderbird
Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> General" and press the "Config Editor" button
Press the Config Editor button
mail.inline_attachments
Change the value of mail.inline_attachments from true to false.
Thunderbird will no longer try to render your attachments in the main message window.


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United Parcel Service Software
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As of March 30, 2005, United Parcel Service software, version 7.0.x

UPS Remote
To install UPS Remote (where it has been installed previously), go to network drive where data files are stored, then run:
?:\ups\uows\remote\install\setup.exe

UPS Administration
To reinstall administration (when it has been lost or damaged), you must first run / perform the above procedure, to install UPS Remote. After the UPS Remote has been installed, go to original install CD and then run
?:\migrate\setup.exe
and select convert remote to administrator.

NOTE: There can only be one administrator on a network.
NOTE: After conversion to administrator, you need to enable the remote workstations.


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Windows Command Prompt
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I am addicted to the command line. However, when I started working with Windows Vista, I was having trouble finding it (along with other XP tools).

After a bit of web searching, I found what looks like a couple of ways to access the command line in Windows Vista.

1) When browsing the hard drive, hold the shift key, and right click on any directory. You should get a menu that includes Open Command Prompt Here.

2) Click on start, search, command prompt, and there you should have it.

or

Click on start, click on search box, type cmd, and there you are.

Tech-Recipies CMD: Copy/Paste between window and command console/DOS program

To enable QuickEdit Mode:

1. Open a command prompt/command console
2. Right-click on the title bar
3. Select properties
4. Select QuickEdit Mode
5. Select Save Properties for future windows with same title if you want to keep this change forever. Select Apply Properties for current window only if you only want to enable QuickEdit for this session.
6. Click OK

With QuickEdit Mode Enabled:

To Paste Information Into the Command Console:
1. Place information into the clipboard
2. Right click into the console to paste the information

To Copy Information From the Console into the Clipboard:
1. Click and drag to highlight the information in the console
2. Press Enter or Right Click in the console to put this information into the clipboard


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IP Configuration
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How do I figure out what my IP address is, using only the tools that come with Windows?

Windows Vista
- Click the Start Button
- Click the Start Search
- In the Start Search box type cmd and press Enter
- type ipconfig and press Enter

Windows XP, or 2000
- Click the Start Button
- Click Run Icon
- type cmd and click OK
- type ipconfig and press Enter


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How Can I Tell What is Listening on a TCP/IP Port in Windows?

netstat -aon | more
The far right column will be the PID
which you can then look at in the task manager

or

you can use: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html
CurrPorts v2.12 - Monitoring Opened TCP/IP network ports / connections
Copyright (c) 2004 - 2014 Nir Sofer


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Virus, adware, spyware and web browser hijacking have become major problems on Windows (95, 98, ME, NT, 2K, XP, Vista, 7, 8) computers and networks. While they are not always easy to deal with, here are a few tools that I use regularly to deal with problems caused by them.

When using any of these tools, you will need to remember to check for updates.

Virus
For DOS computers, or computers that can be started up in DOS mode, F-Prot has a DOS anti-virus version that works well at removing viruses.

For Windows computers, if you can get to the internet (some viruses try to prevent that), and have a reasonably fast connection, Trend Micro has an online virus scanner that requires minimal install and doesn't conflict with any other anti-virus program you may already have installed.

For Windows computers that can't get to the internet, Trend Micro has an offline virus scanner that requires NO installation and doesn't conflict with any other anti-virus program you may already have installed.
It does require that you download two seperate parts.
1) Trend Micro SysClean is the stand alone program that is used to remove any virus installed on your computer.
2) Trend Micro Virus Pattern Files are used in combination with SysClean to remove an virus found on your computer.

A few other low cost anti-virus programs that continue to get good reviews are:
AVG Anti-Virus: AVG Free Edition (free for personal use)
CA Consumer Online Store - EZ AntiVirus (free for first year)
AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic - More than Security (free for personal use)

AdWare
LavaSoft has a program called Ad-Aware that is used to remove AdWare programs.

SpyWare
Spybot Search & Destroy has a program called Spybot Search & Destroy that can be used to clear out spyware. download it here.

SpyWare
Microsoft AntiSpyware (Beta) is a new product from Microsoft that seems to do a reasonable job at removing Spyware from your computer. download it here.

SpyWare
Trend Micro now has Trend Micro Anti-Spyware, a program you can download to remove Spyware from your system. They also have, Trend Micro Anti-Spyware For The Web, a free, online scanner.

Web Browser Hijacking
Intermute has purchased the program called CWshredder that can be used to clear out programs that hijack your web browser and don't let you go where you want to go.

Web Browser Hijacking
Intermute has been purchased by Trend Micro, and Trend Micro CWShredder is still a free download.

missing/damaged files
DLL-files is a place when you can find and download files that have become damaged or deleted.

What Is That Process?
Process Library is a place where you can find out what a DLL or EXE does, so you can figure out what it is doing on your system.

Firewalls
Firewalls allow you to monitor what programs on the internet are trying to get onto your computer, and what programs on your computer are trying to get to the internet. Here are a couple of low cost programs that get a lot of good reviews.
Zone Labs ZoneAlarm Firewall (free for personal use)
Sygate Personal Firewall (free for personal use)

If you need to format the hard drive to fix the problems cause by the virus / adware / spyware, then you want to save:
C:\Windows\System32\wpa.dbl
C:\Windows\System32\wpa.bak
and re-install them after the fresh install.
They will save the annoyance of having to reactivate your Windows XP.


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As of November 4, 2009, AT&T / SBCGlobal / Yahoo / ???? have changed their incoming and outgoing servers yet once again.
What I find interesting, is the client told me that AT&T / SBCGlobal / Yahoo / ???? no longer provide free technical support to their customers.
Really?
Does this mean that AT&T / SBCGlobal / Yahoo / ???? now will be changing the settings and not telling customers what the new settings are, and then charging to help change the settings?
Sounds like a great way to increase revenue. At least until they start losing their customers.

In any case, after some searching, I did find some notes about system changes.
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/original/mailplus/pop/pop-06.html
However, when my client tried these settings for an sbcglobal account, the outgoing setting worked, and the incoming didn't.
Is this a server problem, or is it a computer problem?
I don't know, but I will be going out to my client to figure it out.

Server Information
* Incoming mail server (POP3): plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com
* Outgoing mail server (SMTP): plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com

Login Information
* User Name: Enter your Yahoo! ID (your email address without the "@yahoo.com").
* Password: Enter your Yahoo! password.

- Do not check the box next to "Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)."
- Click the "More Settings" box and select the "Outgoing Server" tab.
- Check the box next to "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication."
- Click the "Advanced" tab.
- Under "Incoming Server (POP3)", check the box next to "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)". The port number in the "Incoming Server (POP3)" field should automatically change from 110 to 995. If it doesn't, make sure the port number is set to 995.
- Under "Outgoing Server (SMTP)", check the box next to "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL). Enter port number "465" in the "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" field.

http://localization.att.com/loc/controller?appid=ecomm<ype=&return-path=http://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB401769&ct=9000734&cv=102
1. Click Tools.
2. Click Account Settings.
3. Click the Email Address to verify from the left menu.
Note: If a plus sign is displayed, click the plus sign to display the submenus for the account.
4. On the Account Settings window verify:
* Account Name - displays the account email address.
* Your Name - displays the nameholder of the email account.
* Email Address - displays the account email address.
* Outgoing Server (SMTP) - displays the nameholder - smtp.att.yahoo.com.
5. Click Server Settings from the left menu.
6. On the Server Settings window verify:
* Server Type - displays POP Mail Server.
* Server Name - displays pop.att.yahoo.com.
* Port - displays 995.
Note: When updating the secure server settings, check SSL checkbox first to update the port setting.
o Under Incoming mail (SMTP), the box next to server requires a secure connection (SSL) is checked.
* User Name.
7. Click Outgoing Server (SMTP) from the left menu.
8. On the Outgoing Server (SMTP) Settings window click Edit and verify:
# Server Name - displays smtp.att.yahoo.com.
# Port - displays 465.
Note: When updating the secure server settings, check SSL checkbox first to update the port setting.
* Under Outgoing mail (SMTP), the box next to server requires a secure connection (SSL) is checked.
9. Click OK to close the Edit window.
10. Click OK to close the Account Settings window.


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