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  • Running System Restore from the Recovery Console (well, sort of)

    Recovery Console has no built-in way to run System Restore. If the Registry is corrupted, it is possible to do a manual restore, to revert the system to a previous Registry version. But the method is far from perfect. 

  • At last, your keyboard can edit Windows Mobile Registry

    Editing the Windows Mobile Registry on a device with minimal or no keyboard is a nightmare. But Mobile Registry Editor lets you remotely edit the Windows Mobile Registry of an attached Windows Mobile device from your own keyboard. 

  • The five most infamous Windows default settings

    Think you're secure just because Microsoft released Service Pack 2? Contributor Jonathan Hassell says you might not be. See what this Windows hardening expert has to say about a problematic set of default settings. 

  • Utility installs, uninstalls apps packaged in .zip files

    Most applications come with an installation mechanism; others come packaged as a single executable file in a .zip archive. To deal with this, NirSoft created a utility called ZipInstaller that installs and uninstalls applications that lack a formal i... 

  • Tool updates Windows XP security settings

    You can get around the limitations of Windows XP's per-user security settings by using a tool called Windows XP Security Console. It allows administrators to assign restrictions to specific users without having to deal with Group Policy Objects or se... 

  • Emptying temporary files

    Here's an easy way to remove temporary files from your desktop. 

  • Use ASR to restore Windows system only as a last resort

    Like using a restore point, the Automated System Recovery feature in Windows XP Professional rolls a system back to a known good state. However, in XP Professional, ASR is much more powerful than restore points and requires careful use. 

  • How to automate Web server log archiving

    Archiving Web server logs can be tedious. Here are several tools and tactics admins can use to automate Web server log archiving. 

  • Easy desktop management

    Want a quick and easy place to manage most features of Windows? This tip explains how. 

  • Speed up your boot-up

    You can speed up how fast your system boots up by removing items that are no longer needed. This tip explains how.