How to rename multiple files at once?

Select in the window a group of files, click on any of them right-and, if necessary, rename. All selected files will have the name of the file with an individual number in parentheses.
Incidentally, in Windows XP, there is another interesting option – the ability to “spread out” icons in folders in alphabetical order: after you select the View menu -> Arrange Icon By … -> Show In Groups icons will be organized in an alphabetical group.

Does Windows XP installation is planned on top of the already established, for example, Windows 2000?

Конечно, и при этом будут сохранены все существующие настройки. Операционные системы Windows NT/2000 можно обновить до Windows XP Professional, а Windows 98/98SE/Me – до любой из двух редакций Windows XP (Home Edition и Professional). Windows XP, кстати, будет продаваться как в “полном” варианте, так и в виде обновления (стоимостью подешевше). Единственное условие – обновляемая операционная система должна иметь тот же язык интерфейса, что и устанавливаемая Windows XP, иначе обновление будет невозможно.

К сожалению, пользователи Windows 3.1, Windows 95 и Windows NT 3.51 лишены возможности обновить свою систему до Windows XP – установить Windows XP они, конечно, смогут, но имевшиеся настройки не сохранятся, да и ранее инсталлированные программы придется переустанавливать.

What is different from Win XP Professional Win XP Home?

  • There is no remote access to the computer, making it impossible to connect remotely to a computer running Windows XP, with any other computer running Windows (and in fact, this feature is very useful in case of the need to work with the applications and data, if often is far from “main” computer)
  • No access to files and folders that are stored even when the computer is disconnected from the server on a shared network drive (this feature, as I understand it, only on the local network is necessary)
  • Removed function to work with Microsoft Windows Server servers and enterprise systems management ( “Home” in fact is not now)
  • Another minus – no multilingual user interface that allows you to change the interface language to work with localized dialogs, help files, dictionaries, and proofing tools etc. In other words, WinXP Pro is the possibility to change the interface of the operating system: sat at the computer, for example, Chinese, clicked a couple of times, and the English version of XP has become the Chinese (but it can be executed on only if they are equipped with special language modules – in the installation CD there are none).
  • There is no possibility of using data encryption and control access to them
  • No scalable processor support (Pro – up to support two-way multi-processing), but many of us multi-processor systems?
  • Summing up: from Windows XP Home Edition excluded those components that, according to Microsoft understanding, do not need at home using the operating system. How true those components are selected that “do not want”, I can not judge, but the difference in the cost of the two editions of Windows XP so palpable, that certainly is worth considering, but is it really necessary, for example, remote access to a computer …


How does file encryption?

By default, encryption service, available with Windows XP, run automatically when you boot the operating system, so no additional inclusion is required. But in order to encrypt a particular file or folder, you must do the following: right click on the file / folder, choose Properties from the menu and click the pop-up window (tab General) Advanced button. After opening a new tab, note where the item “Encrypt contents to secure data”. Custom kitchens in Toronto. A small note: encrypt allowed only those files and folders that reside on drives formatted with the NTFS file system; it must be remembered that only encrypted uncompressed data (if encrypt a compressed file or folder, they will be decompressed); not allowed to encrypt files that are marked as System, as well as possible and encrypt the system directory (by default, this folder is c: / windows). And again, do not be surprised that looks after encrypt a file or folder, nothing will change – the owner of the encrypted data can treat them the same way as with unencrypted, but for everyone else who logs in under a different login, encrypted data will be inaccessible …

Usefull Windows commands

In Windows, if you go to the Start menu you can find the shortcut to Run….

Appwiz.cpl – Deleting programs
calc – calculator
charmap – character table the
chkdsk – Utility to check the disk
cleanmgr – utility for cleaning disks
cmd – Command line
compmgmt.msc – Computer Management
control – Control Panel
control admintools – Administrative
control desktop – Display Settings / Personalization
control folders – folder Options
control fonts – Fonts
control keyboard – keyboard properties
control mouse – mouse properties
control printers – devices and printers
control schedtasks – task Scheduler
desk.cpl – devmgmt.msc screen Resolution – Manager
dfrgui device – defragment disks
diskmgmt. msc – Disk Management
dxdiag – DirectX diagnostic Tools
eventvwr.msc – View events explorer
firefox – browser Firefox
firewall.cpl – Firewall Windows
iexplore – Internet browser Explorer
inetcpl.cpl – properties browser Internet Explorer
logoff – Exit Windows user account
magnify – magnifying glass
main.cpl – mouse properties
migwiz – migration tool Windows
mmsys.cpl data – audio Setup
mrt – malicious software removal tool
msconfig – msinfo32 system Configuration – Details
mspaint system – Graphic editor Paint
ncpa.cpl – Network connections
notepad – Notepad
osk – screen keyboard
perfmon – system monitor
powercfg.cpl – Power
psr – tool Steps Recorder
regedit – registry editor
shutdown – Shutdown Windows
sysdm.cpl – system properties
syskey – protection database Windows
taskmgr – tasks manager
timedate.cpl – date and time setting
utilman – Access Center
verifier – driver verifier Manager
wab – Address book Windows
winver – version Windows
wmplayer – Player Windows Media Player
write – editor Wordpad
wscui.cpl – support Center

Setup can not uninstall Windows XP because the necessary registration information is missing

You might encounter this error message when you attempt to use the c:\windows\system32\osuninst.exe command and either of the following conditions exists on your computer:

  • The Undo folder isn’t present on the system.
  • The Win9xundodirpath and Win9xundointegrityinfo registry values are not present in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup registry subkey.

The Undo folder is typically located at the root of the C: drive and contains hidden and system attributes. To view the folder from the recovery console or command prompt, you need to type

dir /ahs

or set the folder permissions by typing

attrib -sh c:\undo

If the folder is missing, you can’t uninstall the OS.

If the registry information is missing, try restoring a previous registry backup. Again, if this information is missing, you won’t be able to uninstall the OS.

How to Add or remove (Uninstall) programs on Windows XP and Windows 2000

From Start Menu                                                                                 From Classic Start Menu

1. Go to: Start > Control Panel                                                          1. Go to: Start >Settings > Control Panel



2. Double click to open “Add or Remove Programs”.


3. Select the program or application you want to be removed and choose “Remove”.