Category: Windows XP

Make XP search all files regardless of type

KB 309173: To configure Windows XP to search all files no matter what the file type, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP and then turn on the Index file types with unknown extensions option. If you use this method, Windows XP searches all file types for the text that you specify. This can affect the performance of...

Apache on XP incomplete page serves

On my development notebook, Apache would sometimes not fully server up pages (Coldfusion in this case). Sometimes you could view the source and see that it almost sent all the data but it was incomplete. The server logs all showed 200 status codes but my browser was not getting the full file. This happend with IE6, FF2, FF3. It...

Save a reboot

I recently upgraded my TortiseSVN to 1.5.  This usually requires a reboot for the changes to be worked into the explorer shell.  Some say you can use task manager to kill explorer.exe and, while that works, here is the way to restart explorer SAFELY thus saving a reboot:  XP/2003: click on Start and select Shut Down. The Windows shut down...