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Vista Tips

Hibernation

  • To Hibernate; use >shutdown /h, I cant find any menu for this in Vista atleast here at my workstation!
  • To disable hibernation (to save some diskspace) use >powercfg –h off

Windows Desktop Search

If UPS is not working; disabling Windows Search is recommended; to avoid any data loss/file-system corruption due to higher disk activity! http://4sysops.com/archives/how-to-disable-vista%E2%80%99s-desktop-search-indexing-windows-search/ explains how to do that.

Disabling/Enabling Service the geek’s way

  • >runas /user:Administrator “cmd /f:on” (If UAC is enabled; which I think should be; /f:on gives you Unix like file completion; instead of TAB use CTRL+F)

See tip 10 in the list below to do this in more efficient way

  • >sc config wsearch start= disabled && net stop wsearch (wsearch is service name of Windows Search)
  • >sc config wsearch start= auto && net start wsearch

If we use && between two commands; second command runs if first succeeded; and if we use only & the second command will run regardless first command was succeeded or not

Some more Vista Tips

  1. http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2006/09/18/windows-vista-secret-1-open-command-prompt-here.aspx
  2. http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2006/09/18/windows-vista-secret-2-copy-as-path.aspx
  3. http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2006/09/18/windows-vista-secret-3-bringing-back-start-run.aspx
  4. http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2006/09/20/windows-vista-secret-4-disabling-uac.aspx
  5. http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2006/09/20/windows-vista-secret-5-running-quick-launch-items.aspx
  6. http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2006/09/21/windows-vista-secret-6-running-a-command-prompt-during-setup.aspx
  7. http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2006/09/22/windows-vista-secret-7-the-oldest-component-in-windows.aspx
  8. http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2006/09/26/windows-vista-secret-8-zoom-in-explorer.aspx
  9. http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2006/09/28/windows-vista-secret-9-kill-the-startup-monsters.aspx
  10. http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2006/11/02/windows-vista-secret-10-open-an-elevated-command-prompt-in-six-keystrokes.aspx
  11. http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2006/11/10/windows-vista-secret-11-deleting-the-undeletable.aspx
Published Wednesday, January 02, 2008 2:37 PM by khurram

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