7 Features that you didn’t know about Windows XP –Part 2

We are back with some features of Windows XP that are least known to us. This is second part of the topic “7 Features that you didn’t know about Windows XP –Part 1”. Here are the other 7 features:

1.    Windows already has IP version 6 support which is the next generation IP and even the ISPs don’t have this support. Type ‘ipv6 install‘ into Run… (it will not change your existing network setup) and then ‘ipv6 /?‘ at the command line to find out more.

2.    You can abort processes from command prompt also by typing ‘taskkill /pid‘ and the task number or ‘tskill’ and the task number. Use ‘tasklist‘ to find what processes are going in your system.

3.    XP is better than its previous operating systems and you can view important information about your system by typing “systeminfo” in the command prompt.

4.    XP keep zipped files like a folder but if you didn’t want it to then type “regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll” in cmd and can revert back by removing /u from the above command.

5.    You can prevent someone to shutdown the computer, type “gpedit.msc” in cmd and then go to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start Menu and Taskbar and then enable the command of “Remove and prevent access to Shutdown command”.

6.    There is an option of ClearType (Microsoft’s anti-aliasing font display technology) in XP but its off by default. You should give it a shot, right click on the desktop -> select Properties -> Appearance -> Effects -> select ClearType from the second drop-down menu and enable the selection.

7.    Lock the system with just two clicks of the mouse. Create a new shortcut on your desktop and enter ‘rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation’ in the location field and you will not need to press windows key +L.

So let me know how many did you know of these.

2 Replies to “7 Features that you didn’t know about Windows XP –Part 2”

  1. Hey, some of this info does not apply to Windows XP Home computers.

    gpedit.msc is not included in XP Home

    systeminfo is not included in Windows XP Home, only Msinfo32.exe

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