Useful Shell Commands For Windows

Shell commands are one of those time savers that are fun to use but not many IT pros use them. See below for the more useful shell commands. In order to quickly open special folders in Windows, you can use shell:COMMAND as a shortcut to access these folders. You can...

Windows Installer Has Stopped Working

If the Windows installer has stopped working or the service itself has stopped, one troubleshooting technique is to unregister, and then re-register the Windows installer. This is for Windows 2000 but see below for other versions covered. Open an elevated command...

Restore Safe Mode With A Registry Entry XP/2000

I wanted to share an interesting problem that came up. You see, I had to restore safe mode to my computer. Shortly after my nostalgia PC was built, I ran into a problem where I had to boot Windows 2000 in safe mode. Problem was, when I rebooted the PC, the option for...

Abridged Windows History

Another year, another post. This particular segment focuses on end user Windows operating systems, specifically on an abridged Windows history. I may do a post on Windows server history, but I don't really have plans to do so. Here's a trip down memory lane for some...

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