Disabling the User Acceptance Control (UAC) is easy, via the control panel. But this is a geek site. We do things through the registry.
As most of the world knows, Microsoft has made available a consumer preview of Windows 8. While this is still considered beta software, I highly recommend you check it out.
For unknown reasons to some, the Undock PC Option can sometimes disappear from the start menu. Most likely it is an errant policy. But no fear! It is relatively easy to get it back. Here are the steps.
WinXPs setupp.ini controls how the CD acts. IE is it an OEM version or retail? First, find your setupp.ini file in the i386 directory on your WinXP CD. Open it up, it'll look something like this:
FSUtil performs tasks that are related to file systems, such as managing reparse points, managing sparse files, or dismounting a volume. You can also get a bit of a speed boost with it.
If you have a long list of hung print jobs in Windows 7 or Vista, you can clear the print queue easily by using these steps.
Searching through log files for a particular string of text? How about trying to find a particular piece of source code in a large directory of files? Use FINDSTR to quickly locate the files containing the text you are looking for.
Manage your shares from the command prompt with built-in-to-Windows tools, and leave the GUI to the noobs.