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September 2007

After creating the IE 7 Tweaking tool we seem to get loads of questions about IE 7. One of the latest was about setting multiple home pages in IE 7 from the command line. Hmm. Before someone asked I never had thought about it. If you look into the settings of IE 7, you can […]

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Defragment system files

by Steve Wiseman on September 27, 2007 · 0 comments

in Windows

I stumbled across a cool utility provided by Microsoft. It is actually a Sysinternals tool created by Mark Russinovich. If you are the type that likes to get every sliver of performance out of your system – then this is for you. It is called PageDefrag It essentially allows you to defragment the page file, […]


I was upgrading my home network over the weekend, and one of the changes I wanted to make was the location of the favorites folder. Unless you are using roaming profiles, your favorites folder will always be on your local hard drive. This means that if you login to more than one computer you will […]


One of my major hangups with vista is the ‘Search Bar’. When I first started using Vista I felt that Microsoft had done a great thing – They made it so I could launch my favorite program with one click instead of two. I was quickly disappointed to find that when you type a word […]


When I was looking at the documentation for the registry and keys associated with the command processor I came across this: Hmm. For the fun of it I opened up the key and put ‘notepad.exe’ in the AutoRun value.(To see how this actually worked) Any time I opened a console application, or a command prompt […]


One of the things I do all the time in XP, 2000, and 2003 is use the RunAs command. It comes in handy when you are running as a limited user, and need to fire up a process as an administrator. Here is the typical command line sequencec:> Runas /user:intelliadmin\administrator notepad.exeEnter the password for intelliadmin\administrator: […]


I have an old friend that lives about a mile away from me. We went to elementary school together, and were best of friends until a little after high school…and we drifted as we got busy with our own lives. Well… He still remembers me plunking away on my Commodore 64 back in the day, […]


I received many positive responses from my blog article about setting the default font in Microsoft Word. I received this question from a reader: Thanks for all the intelliAdmin posts – I enjoy your blog and find it very helpful. I have a question specifically about your post about setting the default Word font. Do […]


The windows path completion is a great feature. It has been in variants of Unix forever. Here is how it works. You start typing a path at the command line: Then hit the Tab key and it finds the first folder that matches. Keep hitting tab and it will cycle through all of the matches. […]


Recently I received an email from a reader asking: Steve – found your blog and tool for ms word 2007 compatibility. Do you have any suggestions for changing the default font that is used? The calibri font is the default in 2007, and it does not come with 2003. This can cause issues when a […]


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