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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. 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. …


  2. Deleting protected files in Windows

    The Windows operating system is known for many things – including its ability to protect system and user protected files. Using the TakeOwn (built into Windows) command you can easily use the utility to take ownership of files which would otherwise be system or user protected. Follow my simple guide below to take ownership of files: First you need an elevated command prompt – Run Command Prompt as Administrator. To take ownership of the file,...…


  3. Deactivating Windows XP

    Deactivating Windows XP can be useful especially when moving the Windows XP install from one computer to another as it makes Windows activation easier and more automated. Follow the simple guide below to make the necessary Registry change to deactivate your Windows XP version. Deactivating Windows XP Click Start Click Run Type ‘regedit‘ Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/WindowsNT/Current Version/WPAEvents Double–click OOBETimer, when the box comes up, change the LAST TWO HEX VALUES to nulls(00 00) Reactivating Windows...…


  4. Create a background for USB Devices

    Follow the instructions below to assign a picture to a folders background, commonly used to personalise USB flash drives. First, open notepad. (Start, Run, type in: notepad, press Enter Copy the below coding to the notepad: [ExtShellFolderViews] {BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC} [{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}] Attributes=1 IconArea_Image=back/back.jpg IconArea_Text=0x00ffffff Save as autorun.inf and exit Edit the: IconArea_Image=back/back.jpg (The location of the JPG image you want to use) IconArea_Text=0x00ffffff (Edit this colour in hex to display the Icons text colour) …


  5. CPU Critical Temperatures

    AMD AMD Athlon Series AMD Athlon (socket) up to 1Ghz 90°C AMD Athlon (slot) all speeds 70°C AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1.1Ghz+ 95°C AMD Athlon MP 1.33Ghz+ 95°C AMD Athlon XP 1.33Ghz+ 90°C AMD Athlon XP T-Bred up to 2100+ 90°C AMD Athlon XP T-Bred over 2100+ 85°C AMD Athlon XP Barton 85°C AMD Athlon 64 70°C AMD Athlon 64 (Socket 939, 1.4 volts) 65°C AMD Athlon 64 FX (sledgehammer) 70°C AMD Athlon FX (San Diego...…