Windows XP Hacks

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Mike Ulman Secretary, Alaskan Malamute Assistance League

Anonymous   
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paragraph 3

In the first paragraph of text of 'Editing Files', "Windows XP Home Edition and Windows ME" NOW READS: "Windows XP Home Edition and Windows 2000 Professional".

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2004
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Figure 1-2

Figure 1-2 in Windows XP Hacks shows an Arctic forest scene with what are described as huskies by the author. I'm very sure that the canids shown are wolves, not dogs of any kind.

Anonymous   
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boot.ini file example in middle of the page, the second OS boot line

NOW READS: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Sponge Bob Startup Screen" /fastdetect /kernel=ntosspongebob.exe

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2004
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Hack #3

BootVis is no longer available from Microsoft's site. Note: Microsoft has inexplicably taken bootvis.exe off its site, and it's unclear whether it will ever post it again. However, old software never dies --- on the Internet it lives on --- and so you can download it from http://www.apcslonline.com/NOTESRING/HomeNR7.nsf/0/992a118207ef9705c1256ca60 0472394/$FILE/BootVis.exe or from http://home.no.net/frydland/downloads.htm. If for some reason it's not available on those sites, do a Google search using the search terms "download bootvis.exe" and you'll find other places from where you can download it.

Anonymous   
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1st full paragraph, before first line

Insert text: This hack, for editing folders in the open dialog box, using HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciescomdlg32, only works in Windows XP Home Edition.

Anonymous   
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1st paragraph, 3rd bullet

"EFS can't compress files in ..." NOW READS: "EFS can't encrypt files in ...".

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2004
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Page 141
Last paragraph

The URL for the Anonymizer.com web service NOW READS: "http://www.anonymizer.com/privacytest/"

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2004
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Page 144
Under "Change the Directory and Do a Redirect"

the phrase "residential gateways: optimizing" has been removed from the beginning of the sentence.

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 161
hack #44 "Tweak DNS settings for faster internet Access",

it is stated that: "You'll find an existing HOSTS file in C:System32DriversEtcHOSTS" it should be "You'll find an existing HOSTS file in C:WINDOWSSystem32DriversEtcHOSTS"

Anonymous   
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Page 294
- The comma at the end of the first paragraph HAS BEEN CHANGED to a period.

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 331
table 11-1, subcatagory "Limit"

The phrase "(see article 4.9 "Optimize Your Swap File Size")" HAS BEEN DELETED.

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2004
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2nd column

Most Frequently Used Programs List banning probrams from, 38 NOW READS: Most Frequently Used Programs List banning programs from, 38

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2004