Windows Command Line Tricks

Here are a few Windows command line tricks that might make your life easier. Save A List of Files to a Text File by Extension dir *.ext /s /b > files.txt This command line will create a file called files.txt. When you open this file, there will be a complete list of all the files […]

Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7, 2003, 2008) Commands

Here is a great list Windows XP/2000 commands that will make any Linux user feel at home at the command prompt. A lot of these commands are intended for administrating a network, but they are great for savvy home users as well. at – Windows Scheduling utility bootcfg – This utility allows you to set […]

Windows Registry Hives – HKCR, HKCU, HKLM, HKU, HKCC, and HKPD

Information stored in the Registry is divided into several predefined sections called “hives”. A registry hive is a top level registry key predefined by the Windows system to store registry keys for specific objectives. On my Windows XP system, the Registry has 6 registry hives: HKCR – Abbreviated from the registry key name HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. HKCR […]

RegShot – Windows Registry Compare Utility

Regshot is an open-source (GPL) Windows (2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2008) registry compare utility that allows you to quickly take a snapshot of your registry and then compare it with a second one – done after doing system changes or installing a new software product. Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/regshot/