The TechNet Library is easily my most used technical resource. I used to keep a tab open constantly so I could easily search TechNet for the up to date documentation or references that I needed.
Now, I have added TechNet as a search option within Internet Explorer. Here is how you can do the same!
If you need to configure how Windows systems behave when reporting errors, various Group Policy settings would allow you to modify the default behaviour. For instance, you can disable the display of error messages during critical errors.
User Account Control (UAC) is a Windows 7 in-built tool that protects your system and alerts you when you are executing some task that requires administrator privileges, however, if you would like to know how to disable UAC from the registry, here is the info:
Say, you don’t want other users to fiddle around with your system settings and would like to completely disable access to Control Panel for all users then you can achieve this by simply adding a new registry entry.
The default IP address of Windows 7 (and Windows Server 2008 R2) virtual Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) feature called Wireless Hosted Network is 192.168.137.1. Although, this address is highly unlikely to conflict with other addresses that you may have configured on your network still, you may wish to change it to another value. In order to be able to change this default IP address you need to modify a Registry setting as follows:
Most third-party applications pick registration details from the system and such details were inputted during the installation of Windows 7. The owner name and organization details stored in Windows can be displayed using the winver.exe application but cannot be modified through the GUI. What if, you need to change the registered owner or organization name? Say, you have bought a used computer or exchanged your computer with a co-worker and there’s no need to re-install the whole thing from scratch! You can directly change these details from the registry editor.
InPrivate Filtering helps prevent website content providers from collecting information about sites you visit. The InPrivate Filtering feature is present in Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) while, the feature in IE9 is called Tracking Protection. Content providers or third-party websites could develop a profile of your browsing preferences which can be used in a variety of ways, including for analysis and serving targeted advertisements. Do not confuse InPrivate Filtering with InPrivate Browsing. For more information about InPrivate Browsing go here.