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Hiding The Virtual Memory Button

Hiding The Virtual Memory Button in Control Panel, System You can use this Registry entry to hide the Virtual Memory button on the Performance tab under Control Panel > System.  By hiding this button, you can prevent users from changing or disabling the machine’s Virtual Memory setting, which can adversely …

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Office File Association Problems

Office File Association Problems Have you tried to open a Word document from the Start, Documents menu only to be confronted with “cannot find xyz.doc”? How about frequent kernel32 errors in Word? Have you tried to open an Excel document or workbook only to have Excel inform you that it …

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Preventing Security Changes in Internet Explorer

Need to prevent your Internet Explorer users from changing their security settings? Open Regedit Drill down to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\Control Panel Open the Security Tab key You will need to either change the Dword value to one or add a Dword entry and set it to “1”. If you like, you can …

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Correcting a Spare Stack Page error in Windows 95 and Windows 98

Spare Stack Pages Errors in Windows 95 and Windows 98 When you are running Windows 95 or Windows 98, you may receive the following error message: “ERROR MESSAGE” There are no spare stack pages. It may be necessary to increase the setting of ‘MinSPs’ in System.ini to prevent possible stack …

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Sending a Message Without Opening Outlook

Send a Message Without Opening Outlook Have you ever just wanted to send a quick email without having to go through the motions of loading Outlook? You can, just by putting a mailto icon right on your desktop. Right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose New, Shortcut. In the Command …

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Add Open With to all files

Remove Open, Explore & Find from Start Button When you right click on the Start Button, you can select Open, Explore or Find. Open shows your Programs folder. Explore starts the Explorer and allows access to all drives. Find allows you to search and then run programs. In certain situations …

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Determining the Hard Drive Speed in Windows NT 4.0

Determining If Your Hard Disk Is Fast Enough Unlike Windows 95 and Windows 98, Windows NT has a Performance Monitor Counter that can be used to let you know whether or not your hard drive is too slow. To take advantage of this feature of the Performance Monitor: Log on …

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Add Open With to all files

Remove items from the right click of the Start button HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Directory\Shell or HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell Double Click Shell and delete any of these sub-keys like DOS Here and Find. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Folder\Shell or HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell Double Click Shell and delete any of these sub-keys like root explore, open, explore, etc..

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Changing the Exchange or Outlook Mailbox Location

Changing the Exchange or Outlook Mailbox Location To change the location of your mailbox for Exchange: 1. Open RegEdit 2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles 3. Go to the profile you want to change 4. Go to the value name that has the file location for your mailbox (*.PST) file …

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Fixing the Windows 95/98 Defrag

Fixing the Windows 95/98 Defragmenter For some unknown reason the Windows Defrag utility refuses to run. Sometimes this is caused by a badly fragmented drive, and sometimes it is caused by too many programs running causing the defragmenter to be interrupted enough that it finally stops. Other times though, the …

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