Archive for the ‘Windows XP’ Category

How to Reset Local Security Policy Settings to Default in Windows XP and Vista

Even if you remove the computer from the domain and put it into a workgroup, the local security policies that were changed will not be removed. This can be very annoying because local security policies include settings like preventing users from installing printers, restricting who can use the CD-ROM drive, requiring a smart card, restricted […]

Remove Saved Passwords on windows xp

Windows XP does not offer a very easy way to review or remove the saved passwords though. If you follow the steps below though you can access a graphical interface to add, remove or edit the saved passwords on a given system. 1. Click Start and select Run 2. In the Open field type “rundll32.exe […]

How to turn on automatic logon in Windows XP

If you set a computer for automatic logon, anyone who can physically gain access to the computer can also gain access to everything that is on the computer, including any network or networks that the computer is connected to. Additionally, if you turn on automatic logon, the password is stored in the registry in plain […]

Steps to change the volume licensing product key – Windows Xp

Steps to change the volume licensing product key This article describes two methods for how to change the Windows XP product key after a Volume Licensing installation to resolve the issue. One method uses the Windows Activation Wizard graphical user interface (GUI) and the other method uses a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) script. The Activation […]

DHCP server default permission settings in the registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip “Local service” Full, Read (add this permission) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BFE “NT Service\BFE” Full, Read (add this permission)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DPS “NT Service\Trustedinstaller” Full, Read (add this permission) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NlaSvc “NT Service\NlaSvc” Full, Read (add this permission) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Epoch “NT Service\MpsSvc” Query, Set Value (add this permission) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy “NT Service\MpsSvc” Full, Read (add this permission) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Defaults\FirewallPolicy “NT Service\MpsSvc” Full, Read (add this […]

How to change the Volume Licensing product key on a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 1 and later versions of Windows XP

Note We recommend that you run System Restore to create a new restore point before you follow these steps. Deactivate Windows Click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK. In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents In the topic pane, […]