Tuesday, January 31, 2006


NotesWinXP  - OBSOLETE -> See NotesWindows

Roaming Profile - Encryption
Environment Path in Registry
Stop accidentally moving files or folders
Windows Update does not work anymore

Roaming Profile - Encryption
Problem: When roaming profile cannot be saved - the reason could be due to some files are being encrypted.

Solution: Find and remove the encrypted file. Use the tool "cipher" provided by WinXP.

    cipher /S:directoryName
... to check encryption status of all subdirectories

Roaming decrypt

Search windows "roaming profile" decrypt
search http://au.alpha.yahoo.com/search/web?p=windows+%22roaming+profile%22+decrypt


Environment Path in Registry
Append Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths
System Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment
User path:   HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Environment

Stop accidentally moving files or folders
It is very easy to accidentally move folders in Windows Explorer, simply by careless movement of the mouse and accidentally releasing buttons. This problem is also very easy to occur with trackpads on laptops. There is a way of preventing this accidental motion by making Windows pop up a dialog box to ask for confirmation.

"Do You Want To Move Or Copy Files From This Zone?"

To enable this feature,
1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Internet Options.
2. Click “Security” tab, mark the zone “Local intranet”, and click the “Sites” button.
3. Un-tick “Automatically detect intranet network”
4. Tick “Include all local (intranet) sites not listed in other zones”
   Tick “Include all sites that bypass the proxy server”
   Untick “Include all network paths (UNCs)”

Windows Update does not work anymore
For some reason, Windows files may corrupt such that the Windows Update will not work anymore. To solve this:
1. Open a Command Prompt Terminal: Start - Run, type: cmd.
2. To stop the current windows update service, in the Command Prompt, type:
    net stop wuauserv
3. Re-register the windows update dll for WinXP 32bit
    regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
Re-register the windows update dll for WinXP 64bit
    regsvr32 %windir%\syswow64\wups2.dll

No comments: