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Kilian's Illustrated Windows XP and Software Guide
Sections in this index (click on the links to go there quickly):
 Windows XP - articles on aspects of Windows XP
On other pages:
 Windows Code Name "Longhorn" → pages deleted
 Software Guide
This website uses many graphics so you need broadband ideally. It is best viewed using desktop resolution of 1024x768 or above.
*** SELECTED TOPICS OF SPECIAL INTEREST***
Administrator password: abridged version in Traditional Chinese (19 June 2006)
Remote (Network) Registry Editing (4 Apr 2005)
Administrator password: Part 3 Offline NT Password and Registry Editor 050303 (25 Mar 2005)
Registry editing using Console Registry Tool reg.exe (22 Mar 2005)
The System Preparation Tool (Sysprep) in Windows XP: an Overview (27 Feb 2005)
Microsoft Windows PE: an Introduction (5 Dec 2004)
Wireless Network Security in Windows XP (5 Dec 2004, revised and updated 27 Feb 2005)
Unattended installation (25 Oct 2004, updated 29 Apr 2007)
Administrator password: how to reset (in nine parts) - the first page updated 24 Oct 2005
1. Windows XP
Disable Guest account access to shared folders or drives (updated 27 Feb 2005)
Disable Simple File Sharing (Windows XP Professional only)
System Services (updated 6 Feb 2005)
Security in "My Computer" security zone (updated 3 Nov 2004)
Myths and misconceptions about Windows XP (updated 27 Oct 2004)
Unattended installation (25 Oct 2004, updated 21 Feb 2005)
Windows PE: an Introduction (5 Dec 2004, updated 4 Apr 2005)
I wish to thank all of you who have visited this site and apologies to those who can't temporarily read my webpages when bandwidth is exceeded at times. Come back soon!
Website change log (in descending order):
22 Mar 2005 - added Console Registry Tools; updated lockreg tutorials and moved all the registry articles to registry directory (but keeping re-direction pages in original locations)
25 Mar 2005 - added Offline NT Password and Registry Editor 050303
4 Apr 2005 - added Remote (Network) Registry Editing; updated IE Security, Windows PE
12 Apr 2005 - corrected links in lockreg.htm (thanks to a reader who reported them to me! :-)), updated index page for MS April Windows updates; moved Security Updates info to new page
15 July 2005: updated Windows update and Group Policy settings page
24 Aug 2005: updated Windows update page
20-24 Oct 2005: updated Windows update page; minor modifications to this page; updated Admin password first page
13 Nov 2005: updated Windows update page; IE Hijacking Part III and Clear the IE cache
15 Nov 2005: updated handwriting 1 - 5
2 Dec 2005: updated Administrator password 1.
14 Dec 2005: updated Windows update page
17 Dec 2005: updated Windows PE page
10 Jan 2006: updated Windows update page
14 Feb 2006: updated Windows update page
19 Apr 2006: updated Windows update page
18 May 2006: updated Windows update page; added some rubrics under contact. Added Page View Summary (statistics from Geocities).
17 June 2006: updated Windows update page;
19 June 2006: added Admin password traditional Chinese page (one page only, abridged from the English)
10 July 2006: deleted Longhorn pages; updated autologon page;
29 Apr 2007: updated Unattended Windows page
12 Aug 2007: updated index page
1 Feb 2008: updated index page
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Copyright © 2003-2008 by Kilian. DISCLAIMER: All my articles including graphics are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. I hereby disclaim all warranties with regard to the information provided. In no event shall I be liable for any damage of any kind whatsoever resulting from the information. The articles are provided in good faith and after some degree of verification but they may contain technical or typographical errors. Links to other web resources may be changed at any time and are beyond the control of the author. Articles may be added, removed, edited or improved at any time. No support is provided by the author. All the products mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.
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Thanks to all of you who have kindly written and offered words of appreciation!
Created in 2003; last updated 1 Feb 2008