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Automatically update the System Date and System Time in Windws XP (and beyond!)

I was recently trying to find out how to automatically set the date on a windows machine(windows XP, but solution here should be generic I think). I tried using the system date and time setting “Automatically Update Time”, but that failed because the date was different/wrong also (contrary to this info from MS (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/windows_date_it_overview.mspx?mfr=true) it… Continue reading Automatically update the System Date and System Time in Windws XP (and beyond!)

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Restoring lost icons on Windows 7 Task Bar

For the last few days I’ve been annoyed that some of my application icons have been ‘lost’, reverting to some default system icon. This was particularily prevalent for applications pinned to the Windows 7 Taskbar. Most detail I found involves rebooting the computer, but I tried a slightly different approach just now and it has… Continue reading Restoring lost icons on Windows 7 Task Bar

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Snap windows to an area of the screen in XP, Vista just like on Windows 7

On Windows 7 I very quickly got used to use the window snap feature. You can hold the windows-key and then use the direction keys to snap the window to the side of the screen, and it takes up half of your screen real-estate. I am often comparing window content so I find being easily… Continue reading Snap windows to an area of the screen in XP, Vista just like on Windows 7