Compress Logs to Individual Archives using Command Line

Preface A need to zip log files had arisen and needed to determine a solution. Winzip requires an installation of Winzip Command Line. If Winzip is unregistered, the application will prompt for acknowledgement to that fact. Tested several FREEWARE products, all require installation prior to use of command line or utilize proprietary compression. Solution Microsoft Compress.exe. It is FREEWARE, requires…

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INNO automate wallpapers, fonts, and themes installer for Windows XP

After a rebuild of a Windows XP workstation, there are several items that I like to add to my installation. These items include several official Microsoft themes, a handful of wallpapers, and a few fonts. To perform this task manually has become mundane, so I created an installer that would install these features automatically. This greatly reduces my setup time…

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AVS DVD Player 2.2 minimized and repacked

AVS DVD Player is a compact and easy-to-use program that has a simple user-friendly interface allowing you to start watching DVD movies with no additional software. One more thing – it is absolutely FREE SOFTWARE! AVS DVD Player is available at http://www.avsmedia.com/DVDPlayer/index.aspx Repack of the freeware AVS DVD Player 2.2 to remove languages and other unrelated product. Here is my…

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Windows Media Player slow with large media collections

Windows Media Player or Media Center Edition slow performance with large media libraries. Original Post: March 2007 Last Reviewed: July 26, 2007 The Current Media Library Microsoft Windows XP maintains Windows Media Player databases in “C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player” as CurrentDatabase_###.wmdb databases. The CurrentDatabase_###.wmdb has a different filename corresponding with the version of Windows Media Player. Windows Media…

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Apply global custom views to Microsoft Outlook 2003

The goal is to apply global custom views to Microsoft Outlook 2003.  Microsoft has created a default view in Microsoft Outlook 2003 that is generally difficult to adjust.  Many users have grown a distaste for the Auto Preview, Reading Panes, and the all Group-By Settings.  In recent months, I have had to assist several clients, repeatedly with this issue and…

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Change desktop and message box fonts

To change the fonts or colors for desktop items on the Microsoft Windows XP operating system: Right-click an empty area on your desktop, and then click Properties. Click the Appearance tab. Click the Advanced button. (This step is missing from Microsoft KB.) In the Item box, click any of the following items: Active Title Bar Icon Inactive Title Bar Menu…

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Change the default Windows XP fonts

Use regedit and change the following two keys of MS Shell Dlg 2 and MS Dlg to whatever font you want. Make certain that C:\windows\fonts already contains that font. I have tested and replaced both with “Sugoe UI”. Source(s) http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms776266.aspx http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282187 http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/lofiversion/index.php?t7663.html

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