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    Locking XP (pro)

    Having used win2k since it was releasted, i "upgraded" to XPpro yesterday, because i coulent find my win2k disc, and i am fed up with the problems envoled in networking between Xp and win2k

    - Xp seam ok, but the one main thing im missing is being able to "lock" the PC, in win2k you just hit "ctrl-alt-del, lock PC" in xp, the best i can fine is to "swtich user" and leaveit on the wecoble screen, but this takes longer to do/load and another user can still log on

    - is it posable to lock the pc like i did with win2k??



    daniel



    also, WHY have they intergrated msn 4.7

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    Press winkey + l

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    It's not MSN 4.7. It's a very similar, but different program called windows messenger. You can get rid of it if you want - I can't remember exactly how, but there are guides on the internet. If you use outlook express, and find the "who's online" list in the contacts list useful, then this will go if you uninstall the program.

    I would prefer MSN messenger to windows messenger, but I really like the feature in outlook express that shows who's online. Does anyone know of a way to get rid of windows messenger, and replace it with MSN, but still keep the function in outlook?

    If I knew that, I'd quite happily replace windows messenger

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    you can disable the welcome screen in start, control panel, users & passwords. that will revert to 2k-style logons & locking etc

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    The first thing to do with XP is download Autopatcher from www.autopatcher.com.

    It does all the little tweaks like removing Windows Messenger and updating it to the latest version of MSN messenger.
    Installs DirectX9, updates WMP, all OS updates, you have the options to change the look and feel of XP etc.

    Just select all of what you want or don't want, press "Update" and after an hour - Your build is complete... No more double clicking MANY little updates/installs etc.

    By far the handiest tool I've used.

    And there's a list of Keyboard shortcuts (inc Win+L) on M$'s website.

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    www.theeldergeek.com is a great resource for help/hints and advice about windows XP

    Hope this helps

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    The first thing to do with XP is download Autopatcher from www.autopatcher.com.

    It does all the little tweaks like removing Windows Messenger and updating it to the latest version of MSN messenger.
    But once this autopatcher gets rid of windows messenger and replaces it with MSN, do you know if it'll still show the who's online list in outlook express? (that's very important to me )

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    As with any registry hack, only do this if you knopw what you are doing and also make sure you make a back up of your registry if you are unsure BEFORE changing anything.

    Navigate to the following key in start >> run >> regedit......

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    Right click and create a new DWORD value key in the registry, call it ClassicCID and leave it as 0 value.

    Now when you ctrl alt and del on the XP box you will get the traditional six button control interface that you get on 2000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajbrun
    But once this autopatcher gets rid of windows messenger and replaces it with MSN, do you know if it'll still show the who's online list in outlook express? (that's very important to me )
    I'm sure it acts the same in Outlook as Windows Messenger does.

    I definately get the Online/Offline indicators in Outlook. (Don't use Outlook Express)

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    Quote Originally Posted by m@ttz
    As with any registry hack, only do this if you knopw what you are doing and also make sure you make a back up of your registry if you are unsure BEFORE changing anything.

    Navigate to the following key in start >> run >> regedit......

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    Right click and create a new DWORD value key in the registry, call it ClassicCID and leave it as 0 value.

    Now when you ctrl alt and del on the XP box you will get the traditional six button control interface that you get on 2000.

    m@


    Or an easier way is just to turn off "Fast User Switching"


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    Get rid of xp its rubbish just go back to win 2k happiest day of my life i changed to windows 2k im soo happy

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