Tagged: Operating Systems

View your IP address

A quick way to view your IP address is by using the command IPCONFIG.

Just start a command prompt:

Start -> Run -> Cmd

and then type:

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Usefull XP shortcuts

Here are some usefull XP shortcuts:

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Shutdown XP Faster

When XP is shutting down it checks that all applications and services are shut down. Sometimes, some of the services are not shutting down, thus XP gives them time to shut down on its own. The amount of time XP waits for the service to shut down is stored in the system registry. By changing this setting XP will shutdown faster.

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What is FTP

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is used to transfer files between computers on a Network.

There a several ways to use ftp – here are some of them:

  • From a command prompt – by using the command ftp
  • Directly in a browser by using a url like: ftp://ftpserver
  • Using a ftp client

In this article, we will be looking on the dos command ftp.
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Changing the icon of the Start Menu button using Resource Hacker

Simply run Resource Hacker, open the explorer.exe (found in the Windows directory) – and you are ready to make changes.

To change the icon of the Start button do:

  • Expand the category Bitmap.

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How to rename the Start button in XP using Resource Hacker

As earlier mentioned in an article, it is possible to change the name of the Start button in XP. In the previous article was described how to do this manually. Resource Hacker is a tool, which does the Hex editing for us.

Simply run Resource Hacker, open the explorer.exe (found in the Windows directory) – and you are ready to make changes.
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