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An IT Engineer with a love for all things IT including (but not limited to), Microsoft Azure, Automation and Service Management!


  1. How To: Fix ‘Cryptographic Service’ error when installing Windows XP Updates

    Open a command prompt window (click Start, Run, type cmd and hit Enter) and then type the following commands: regsvr32 softpub.dll _ regsvr32 wintrust.dll_ _ regsvr32 initpki.dll_ _ regsvr32 dssenh.dll_ _ regsvr32 rsaenh.dll_ _ regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll_ _ regsvr32 sccbase.dll_ _ regsvr32 slbcsp.dll_ _ regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll_ Restart Cryptographic Services by clicking the Start button again, and try installing the service pack or security patch once more. If the above solution’s do not work. You can use...…


  2. How to disable the Windows XP Boot Disk

    Disable the Windows XP Boot Disk Click Start and then click Run; type in: msconfig Click BOOT.INI from the top tabs. Go down to Boot Options, and tick: /NOGUIBOOT Click Apply then Ok to close msconfig. Restart the computer The splash screen will be gone. It can be re-enabled by unticking /NOGUIBOOT back in the msconfig._ …


  3. How to create a Windows XP Picture Screensaver

    How to create a Windows XP Picture Screensaver Right-click an empty spot on your desktop and then click Properties. Click the Screen Saver tab. In the Screen saver list, click My Pictures Slideshow. Click Settings to make any adjustments Click OK. Click the Preview button to see how it will look. Click OK if you are happy with the results. …


  4. Export & Import Windows XP Theme

    Export Right-click the desktop Select Properties Go to the Themes tab Select your theme Click the Save As button Save the file to the My Documents folder (or folder of your choice) Navigate to the saved theme location ie My Documents Locate your theme Copy it to a floppy disk or USB thumb drive. Import Right-click the desktop and select Properties On the Themes tab, click the Theme drop-down list and select Browse. In the...…


  5. Disable New Hardware Wizard in Windows XP to Enable Automatic Device Driver Installation

    Want to skip straight to automatic hardware installation? Follow the instructions below to edit the registry. Click Start Click Programs Click Accessories Click Notepad Copy the script below: REGEDIT4 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsDriverSearching] “DontSearchWindowsUpdate”=dword:00000001 “DontPromptForWindowsUpdate”=dword:00000001 “DontSearchCD”=dword:00000001 “DontSearchFloppies”=dword:00000001 [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindows NTDriver Signing] “behaviorOnFailedVerify”=dword:00000000 [HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindows NTDriver Signing] “behaviorOnFailedVerify”=dword:00000000 Paste into Notepad Click File Click Save As Name the file “DisableHardware.bat“ Run the file & accept all changes. …