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CTRL+C (Copy)
CTRL+X (Cut)
CTRL+V (Paste)
DELETE (Delete)
CTRL+Z (Undo)

CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)

SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)

CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)

F2 key (Rename the selected item)

CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)

CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next
word)

CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)

CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)

CTRL+A (Select all)

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Some Useful Run Commands

Posted: November 4, 2010 in WINDOWS TIPS
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Start –> Run Command (Some of commands works according to OS Specifications)

Accessibility Controls – access.cpl
Add Hardware Wizard – hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs – appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools – control admintools
Automatic Updates – wuaucpl.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard – fsquirt
Calculator – calc
Certificate Manager – certmgr.msc
Character Map – charmap
Check Disk Utility – chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer – clipbrd
Command Prompt – cmd
Component Services – dcomcnfg
Computer Management – compmgmt.msc
Date and Time Properties – timedate.cpl
DDE Shares – ddeshare
Device Manager – devmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)* – directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter – dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility – cleanmgr
Disk Defragment – dfrg.msc
Disk Management – diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager – diskpart
Display Properties – control desktop
Display Properties – desk.cpl
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) – control color
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Slightly more work needed if you lose or forget the Windows XP administrator password.

1.First reboot Windows XP in safe mode by re-starting the computer and pressing F8 repeated as the computer starts up.

2.Then (in safe mode) click Start and then click Run. In the open box type “control userpasswords2” without the quotes – I have just used quotes to differentiate what you have to type.

3.You will now have access to all the user accounts, including the administrators account and will be able to reset the lost password.

4.Just click the administrators user account, and then click Reset Password.

5.You will need to add a new password in the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and confirm by clicking OK.

All done, you have recovered the lost adminitrators password !  

You can easily create your own icons in Windows XP. Click Start, All Programs, click Accessories, and then Paint. On the Image menu, click Attributes. Type 32 for both the Width and Height of the document, and make sure that Pixels is selected under Units. Click OK to create a new 32×32-pixel document: the size of an icon.

Here you can add type, color, or do whatever you’d like to your image. When you’re finished your work, Save As this file. You can save it anywhere, but remember give it a name followed by “.ico” extension, and click Save. (The extension “.ico” tells Windows that it’s an icon file.) You just created an icon! Now you can change any shortcut or folder to your own icon, just browse to it on your hard drive.

This may not be a good solution, but its the simplest one.

If you are using Windows XP or vista., open a DOS command window, type:

notepad C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Lets say that you want to block

hxxp://www.rediff.com

Add the following line to the file:

127.0.0.1 hxxp://www.rediff.com

Do change “hxxp to http”.
File > Save. You are done!