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/

Windows 7 Command Line Utilities and Commands

The following is a (hopefully) comprehensive list of command line commands and utilities for Windows 7. Click the links for further details and examples of each command. arp The arp command is used to display or change entries in the ARP cache. assoc The assoc command is used to display or change the file type […]

Recovery Console Commands

A number of commands are available within Recovery Console, some of them exclusive to the tool. Here is a complete list of Recovery Console commands: Attrib – The attrib command is used to change the attributes of a single file or a directory. Batch – The batch command can be used to run a series […]

Windows Cannot Hibernate Computer with More Than 4 GB Memory

A limitation, feature or inconvenience of Windows (XP, Server 2003, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008) is that it cannot hibernate if it has more than 4 GB of RAM memory.  This is not a bug but by design, as Microsoft disables hibernation support on PC with more than 4GB physical memory because benchmark tests by Microsoft […]