Over the years I’ve used all sorts of various scripts to automate mundane processes and backup procedures. Today I’m sharing a simple .bat file that xcopy’s 2 folders to a backup location. This script can easily be added to the windows scheduler to run at desired intervals. @echo off cls set staffbackup=e:\NAS-BACKUP\staff set groupbackup=e:\NAS-BACKUP\groups set… Read more »
Posts Tagged: XP
Windows Tip: Block SP upgrades for a year!
If you want to wait until you’re sure that all the bugs are out of the latest Windows service pack for your OS, you can use a registry entry to block the automatic installation. 1. Open up Notepad and copy the following: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate] “DoNotAllowSP”=dword:00000001 2. Save the text file and rename it to “Block Windows SP.reg?“. Then merge it into the registry by double clicking it. Note: This registry entry will only… Read more »
Windows Tip: Sync your clock to NTP servers via cmd
To quickly sync your clock, open a command prompt as an administrator and type the following command: w32tm /resync Quick and simple, works in Vista and XP, and definitley helpful when a dying battery clock starts leaving you a few minutes behind every day, especially if added to your startup folder.
XP Tip: Save Mapped Drive Password
How to save a mapped drive password in XP The manage network passwords utility in XP doesn’t have an add password function so you have to goto the command prompt and use the following: NET USE U: \\NETHOME\USERID /PERSISTENT:YES /SAVECRED This will prompt you for the Username and Password and store them.