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Windows 2000 Operating Skills Complete Manual (Part I)




Many units have not upgraded their systems and are still using Win 2000 because the machines are running various application software of the unit such as financial network systems etc. Etc. If you upgrade to XP you need to purchase new financial software and reinstall settings. Many companies do not have funding budgets in this area. Therefore Win 2000 is still commonly used in domestic small and medium-sized units. In order to help these friends to fully grasp the operating skills of Win 2000 we will introduce the various operating secrets of Win 2000. This article strives to be comprehensive and detailed. In this issue we introduce the first half.

  1. Installation category

  1. Make Win 2000 boot disk

If you want to install Win 2000 or Win 2000 fails you need to make Win 2000 boot The method is: enter the BootDisk directory in the Win 2000 CD and execute MakeBoot.exe.

  2 create an emergency repair disk

The RDISK of Win 2000 is replaced by a tool called NTBACKUP.EXE. Run NTBACKUP.EXE select 'Create an Emergency Repair Disk' from the toolbar insert a blank disk and click 'OK'.

  3 change the system installation directory

run Regedit under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Setup modify the key value SourcePath.

  4. How to install Win 98 applications

Some Win 98 applications cannot run under Win 2000 because they need to call Win 98 APIs or dynamic link libraries when running. The program cannot even be installed under Win 2000. The solution is to use the Apcompat.exe program which is in the Support folder of the Win 2000 installation CD. After starting Apcompat select an operating system to be emulated (such as Win 98) under 'Operating system' in the program interface and then type the file name of the program to run in the 'Start the following program' input box and finally press 'OK' OK.

  5. Restore the default operating system

When installing Win 2000 under the original operating system such as Win 98 to play multi-boot Win 2000 will become the system default operating system after installation. To set the original operating system (such as Win 98) as the default system you can do as follows: Open 'Control Panel/System/Advanced/Startup and Recovery' a dialog window will pop up and in the 'Default Operating System' list Select 'Microsoft Windows' and press 'OK'; you can also adjust the system waiting time here. If you set the waiting time to '0' or cancel 'Display Operating System List' it will be displayed when the system starts Start the selection menu and directly enter the default operating system.

  6. Install Win 2000 Server in a machine with less than 64MB of memory.

  By default 64MB of memory is required to install Win 2000 Server but this limit can also be broken. Method Yes: Copy the I386 installation directory of Win 2000 to the hard disk open the I386\\TXTSETUP.SIF file search for RequiredMemory and change the minimum amount of memory at will on this line.

  Second start type

  1 cancel the mode list at startup

A list will appear when Win 2000 starts including Win 2000 Professional and MS -DOS two items the system will wait for 30 seconds you can cancel this list the method is: open the 'System Features' dialog box under the 'Advanced' tab click the 'Startup and Recovery...' button you will see Go to a 'system startup' list select an operating system you want to enter directly and then change the list display time to '0' seconds or simply cancel the 'display operating system list' check box.

  2. Quickly start the computer

Every time the computer restarts the computer must detect the system and hardware you can skip this detection the method is: click 'start' / shutdown In the pop-up dialog box select 'Restart' and then click the 'Yes' button while holding down the Shift key.

  3. Let Win 2000 log in automatically

Run Regedit under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \\ Software \\ Microsoft \\ Win NT \\ CurrentVersion \\ Winlogon modify as follows (the following are string values):


  DefaultDomainName=Domain name or local name to log in

  DefaultUserName=User name for automatic login


If you want to temporarily cancel the automatic login just hold down the Shift key during startup.

  4. How to deal with the startup failure

If the hardware conflicts or the driver is wrong you cannot enter Win 2000 normally. You can solve it as follows: first restart the system and when the display starts Press the [F8] key immediately when selecting the menu to call up the advanced boot options menu. Select 'safe mode' or 'last correct configuration' to start after entering Win 2000 delete the conflicting hardware in the 'Device Manager' and then reinstall the Win 2000 driver of the hardware you can access the hardware Have a look on the website or go to Microsoft's website ( to download and install the Win 2000 driver for this hardware.

  5. Change the login background image

Run Regedit under HKEY_USERS\\.Default\\Control Panel\\Desktop the item value Wallpaper=the full path of your own BMP picture the picture is the most Fortunately in the Winnt directory.

  6. The login message box displays 'Welcome to electronics and computers'

under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Winlogon under the key value LegalNoticeCaption(REG_SZ type Enter the title bar text to be displayed in ); enter the text that will be displayed in the dialog box in the item value LegalNoticeText (REG_SZ type) (for example 'Welcome to Electronics and Computers').

  7. Hide the last logged-in user name

Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Winlogon add the key value DontDisplayLastUserName REG_SZ type1 hide ;=0 display.

  8. How to dial-up Internet access after the external modem is turned on

Win 2000 must detect hardware changes every time it starts. If the MODEM is not turned on when the system starts Win 2000 will Think that MODEM does not exist. After entering Win 2000 you cannot use MODEM and dial-up Internet access. The solution is: right-click 'My Computer' select 'Properties'/Hardware/Device Manager right-click 'Port' and select ' Scan for hardware changes' and confirm; if the port occupied by the MODEM (such as COM2) is known you can also click 'Device Manager' double-click 'Port' right-click 'Communication Port (COM2)' and select 'Scan Hardware changes' just confirm.

  3. Shutdown class

  1 one-key shutdown

We can shut down by pressing a key (such as F1 key) the method is: on the desktop Click the right mouse button in the blank space to create a 'shortcut'; enter 'C:\\WINDOWS\\RUNDLL32.EXE USER.EXEEXITWINDOWS' in the 'command line' to create the shortcut; click 'Next' in the shortcut Enter 'one-key shutdown' in the name field of the method and then you will see a shortcut icon named 'one-key shutdown' on the desktop; right-click the icon select 'Properties' and select the 'Shortcut' tab (Figure 1 ) enter a key (such as F1) in the 'Quick Key' field it is recommended to select the function key that is not commonly used in normal times and finally press 'OK' to exit.

  Figure 1

  2 timer shutdown

Now some motherboards have integrated timer shutdown function

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