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Windows Daily Reset
What I’ve seen in most corporate environments is that PCs are up all the time; at the end of the day people either just log off or lock the machine. You can take advantage of this to reset Windows every night for best performance the next day. I’ve found three things make for a useful reset: defragmenting the hard drives booting the machine defragmenting the system files that are skipped in step 1 This can be done by modifying the ScheduledDefrag task that comes with later versions of Windows or ......

Posted On Sunday, July 4, 2010 12:35 PM

The Easy Way to Run a DOS Batch Script
You can run a DOS batch script from Windows explorer by double clicking on it, but the output scrolls by and then the window disappears. What if you need to see the output? The best thing to do is create a shortcut to the script that captures the output. For example, given a script test.bat in C:\Program Files\Test, the target of the shortcut should be: "C:\Program Files\Test\test.bat" > test.txt 2>&1 & test.txt The "> test.txt" sends the output to a file; the "2>&1" sends ......

Posted On Saturday, July 3, 2010 6:14 PM

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