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How do I install Windows 2000 after
I've installed Windows XP?


   This procedure will work for FAT32 and NTFS partitions.
   Backup NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM
   1) In Windows XP, open Windows Explorer and locate NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM in the root
    directory of your boot drive. These are usually Hidden files, so you'll have to adjust your Explorer
    options to show them.
    2) Copy these files to a blank, formatted floppy, or other location that will be available after the
    Win2K install.
   Install Windows 2000
   1) Boot your computer from the Win2K CD and continue with the installation.
    2) Proceed with the install. Install Windows 2000 to a different partition than XP is installed in.
    3) Complete the Windows install. Allow the computer to boot into Windows 2000.
   Repairing the Windows® XP Boot Loader
   When the Windows 2000 installation is done, boot the computer into Windows 2000, not Windows
    XP.
   1) Insert the floppy disk that you used earlier (or access the location you used), to backup NTLDR
    and NTDETECT.COM
    2) Copy NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM back to the root directory of your boot drive. Again, you
    may have to adjust your Explorer Options.
   Now, you'll be able to restart your computer and boot into Win 2K or Win XP. This procedure is
    necessary because the Win XP version of NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM will boot Windows 2000,
    but not vice-versa.
To enable Autologon in Windows® XP
Home Edition

   1) Click Start, Run and enter CONTROL
    USERPASSWORDS2
    2) In the list of users, highlight the user account you
    want automatically logged on.
    3) Uncheck Users must enter a Username and
    password.................
    4) Click Apply.
    5) In the next dialog, enter the password for the
    account you selected in Step 2, if any
    6) OK your way out.
To enable Autologon in Windows® XP
Professional


   1) Click Start, Run and enter CONTROL
    USERPASSWORDS2
    2) In the list of users, highlight the user account you
    want automatically logged on.
    3) Uncheck Users must enter a Username and
    password.................
    4) Click Apply.
    5) In the next dialog, enter the password for the
    account you selected in Step 2, if any
    6) OK your way out.
Control Programs That Run at Startup

   The best way to prevent a program from running at Startup, is
    to check the program's own options for a way to prevent
    this. Most good quality programs will provide an option for this.
   If you can't find the option there, click Start, Run and enter
    MSCONFIG. Go to the Startup tab, and uncheck the item
    there. This method is not always 100% successful. An
    example is a program that you do use, but you don't want
    running automatically. Some programs will check to see if the
    program's own options say it should run at Startup. If the
    program thinks its supposed to load at startup, it will re-create
    the autorun entry
Where did my Desktop Icons go?


   Right click on the Desktop, choose
    Properties, Desktop tab and click on
    "Customize Desktop". Internet Explorer, My
    Computer, My Documents and My Network
    Places can be added or removed here.
   If all of your desktop icons are missing, right
    click on the Desktop, select Arrange Icons
    By, then select Show Desktop Icons.
To Disable CD autoplay, completely, in
Windows XP Home


   Click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT Then go to:
   HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Cur
    rentVersion\Policies\Explorer
   Create a new value called: NoDriveTypeAutoRun
    Type is: DWORD
    Value is: 0x000000b1 (177)
   You may need to log off/log on or reboot for the change to take
    effect. Additionally, you may need Administrator privileges to
    edit the Registry.
   To undo this change, set the NoDriveTypeAutoRun value back
    to 91 (145) instead of B1 (177)
How do I delete an "undeletable" file?


   Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open. Close all
    open programs.
    Click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR.EXE
    Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer.exe.
    Leave Task Manager open.
   Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the
    directory the AVI (or other undeletable file) is located in. At the
    command prompt type DEL <filename> where <filename> is
    the file you wish to delete.
   Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter
    EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.
   Close Task Manager.
DISABLING SERVICES

   Before disabling ANY service, check out the
    service information
   Do NOT use "msconfig" to disable
    services, click the start button, run
    "services.msc"
IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service


   This service operates that cool "drag and drop" CD burn
    capability. You will need this service to burn CD's. What is the
    good news? If you set this service to manual, the service starts
    and stops itself when used with some software packages. This
    is practically the only service that does do this! If you still
    cannot burn a CD with it on manual, switch to automatic and
    feel safe that it starts only when "needed." This service may
    take up about 1.6 MB of memory in an idle state.
   Default XP Home: Manual
    Default XP Pro: Manual
    Safe Setting: Automatic
Indexing Service


   This service always has been a major resource hog. I NEVER
    recommend having this service enabled. Remove the function
    via the "Add / Remove Programs" icon in the control panel
    (Windows Setup Programs). It uses about 500 K to 2 MB in an
    idle state, not to mention the amount of memory and CPU
    resources it takes to INDEX the drives. I have had people (and
    witnessed it on other people's computers) report to me that the
    Indexing Service sometimes starts up EVEN while the system
    is NOT idle... as in the middle of a game. You may feel, as I do,
    that this is unacceptable. If your computer suddenly seems
    "sluggish," Indexing Service is usually the cause of it.
   Default XP Home: Manual
    Default XP Pro: Manual
    Safe Setting: Disabled
Recovering Windows XP via ASR
Automatic System Recovery

   This procedure requires the possibility to boot the Windows XP
    Professional Setup-program from the
    installation CD-ROM.
    If your system has been delivered with a Recovery CD, this
    option may not be available for you.Note :
    The ASR process is only available for Windows XP
    Professional.
    The "Backup" program, required for the ASR process, is
    missing in Windows XP Home Edition,
    it is not listed in the Windows menu as a "System Tool" :
    and even if it is installed from the VALUEADD folder, it does not
    allow to generate the ASR files.
Recovering Windows XP via ASR
Automatic System Recovery
ASR Restore process :

   Insert your Windows XP Professional Installation
    CD-ROM and boot from CD-ROM :
   To create the ASR Floppy Disk and the
    ASR backup-file, use "Backup "
    (part of Acessories / System Tools ) :
backup.bkf

				
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