Ever wondered when you installed windows

by Damiaan Peeters 13. August 2012 11:56

Thinking about the date when you reinstalled the last time your windows machine?  Pretty easy to find, if you know where to look.

Press Windows button + R, type CMD + [ENTER]


then type systeminfo (documented on technet) and hit the image.


Scroll up and look for “Original Install Date” (or boot time, or …)


How to show off with cmd

by Damiaan Peeters 25. January 2011 23:30

If you use CMD.exe, then just hit F7.  It will give you all previous commands as shown in the screenshot below.


Oh btw, because I almost forgot.  There is a easy command prompt to create a new file.

copy con filename.txt

Hit return, just type your text and and with CTRL + Z (and return). You will now have a file with the content you wanted.  Thanks to Scott Hanselman for reminding me!

Notepad font size is adjustable

by Damiaan Peeters 4. November 2010 13:20

Notepad is a stripped down of wordpad.  My guess.   Just see this screenshot and judge yourself!


Noticed the changes in the font size?

export a DHCP reservations to a text file

by Damiaan Peeters 19. March 2008 16:05

On the internet you can find tons of information about exporting a dhcp reservationlist (from Microsoft DHCP server).

Today, I tried to do that using NETSH.  Unfortunately i always received the following error:

The following command was not found: dhcp 

If you see this error, you should check if the DHCP is available.  To do this, enter the next command:

netsh show helper

If DHCP is not shown in the list, you can add it, by running the following command on your command prompt:

netsh add helper dhcpmon.dll

After you added the helper, you will be able to run all commands regarding the dhcp.  For example get the server reservation list:

netsh -r MyDhcpServernameOrIpAddress dhcp server dump 


Restore tool Windows XP

by Damiaan Peeters 8. January 2008 15:57

Ever had problems with the restore tool?

Here you can see how to start the System Restore tool at a command prompt in Windows XP


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