Change Keyboard layout in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 at logon screen

by Damiaan Peeters 10. May 2008 08:53

While you had to Cannot log on after changing keyboard settings, you can now just configure it.

All you have to do is:

  • Open control panel
  • open the regional and language options
  • go to the advanced tab
  • Activate the "Apply all settings to the current user account and to the default user profile"
  • Press Apply or OK, log off and you will see that the keyboard has the layout you wanted...

The same solution is valid for Windows XP.

Troubleshoot Network Connectivity and Reset TCP/IP Windows XP

by Damiaan Peeters 18. April 2008 17:02

I regularly have some clients with network problems.  Using this article I solved a lot of problems.  The article How to troubleshoot TCP/IP connectivity with Windows XP describes a lot of useful tools to determine where the network problem exists.

If you suspect problems with the Tcp/IP stack.  You can use the article on TechNet: Reset the Internet Protocol (TCP / IP) stack in windows XP.  Because the TCP/IP stack is considered a core component of the Windows XP operating system, you cannot remove it.  You need to follow the instructions given in the article.  Being...

netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

Auto completion in Dos Prompt (cmd.exe)

by Damiaan Peeters 27. February 2008 14:14
It can be very annoying if the "auto completion" method not not available in the Windows XP Dos Prompt (read: command prompt).

If you type: cmd /f  it will be activated for the current session.  If you want to activate it on a pc (or change the key which is by default TAB), then visit the link.

How To Use Automatic Completion with a Command Prompt in Windows XP

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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