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]

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

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

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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.

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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!

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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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