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Windows XP FAQ G
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/27/2005 | Troubleshooting | Rating:
Windows XP FAQ G

This information courtesy of Kellys Korner XP


Games Tested under Windows XP

General Tab - Editing

In the general tab of most menus, Microsoft will allow computer manufacturers to place their own logo. You can, therefore, change this logo to be anything you want. Create a bitmap image of 210 x 120 of any image you wish and save/replace the file called OEMLOGO.BMP located in the Windows\System folder or Windows\System32 folder depending upon your version of Windows. Now, when you bring up menus, for example the System Properties, your image will be displayed in the general tab.

Gina DLL

A replacement GINA DLL, used by 3rd party networking and remote access products can prevent Windows XP from allowing the use of the new Welcome Screen.  To resolve this issue, click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT.  Go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\WinLogon.

In the right pane, right click on the entry for GinaDLL and select Delete..Or...

Restore the Windows XP Welcome Screen
Repairing/Modifying the Welcome Screen for Windows XP

     Tip:  Specify a Replacement GINA Authentication DLL

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon. Value Name: GinaDLL, Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value). Create a new String value, or modify the existing value, called 'GinaDLL' and edit the value:"c:\winnt\system32\mygina.dll". Note: You will need to change this value if Windows is installed in the Windows directory.

Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Glossary of Computer Terms

The link below will provide you with a comprehensive glossary of computer and Internet terms with definitions that are helpful and easy to understand. To find a term, click the letter of which the word begins with and scroll alphabetically to find your term. For example, to find the definition for the word "Media", click the letter "M", then scroll the list alphabetically until you find "Media".

Google - Auto Search

TweakUI/Internet Explorer/Search/Create
Prefix: Google or just "g"

To disable the Search Companion feature and use the Classic Internet Search feature from Internet Explorer 5.0 open Internet Explorer, click the Search button on the toolbar. Click Change Preferences, and then click Change Internet search behavior. Click With Classic Internet Search, and then click OK. Restart Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect.

To change the autosearch URL, open the Search sidebar again and click Customize. Then click AutoSearch settings and select "Google Sites".

To re-enable the Search Companion feature, click Customize on the Search bar. Click Use Search Companion in the Customize Search Settings dialog box, and then click OK. Restart Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect.

Google - Remove Search History

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System
"Item Data"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System
"Item Data"=-

Note:  The S-1-5 ... portion of this string may be different on your machine.


Problems Running Go!Zilla 4.0 with Windows XP

Grid Boxes - Hiding the Grid boxes around Buttons

If you've noticed in XP there are grid boxes around the buttons Ok and Cancel.  It can be disabled:

1.  Go to Control Panel
2.  Go to Appearance and Themes
3.  Click Display
4.  In display properties window, click Appearance
5.  Click Effects
6.  Make sure you enable 'check' hide underlined letters for keyboard navigation until I press the ALT key.
7.  Apply/Ok

Groups - User

Over View of All User Groups in Windows XP 

Guest Account Cannot Access the Internet on a Dial Up Connection

For users who use the Guest account: After applying this Registry edit, if you use Fast User Switching, you can log on to an account (Limited or Administrator) and establish a Dialup Networking Connection. After the connection is established, you can use Fast User Switching to "switch" to the Guest account and the Guest account will have Internet Access.

To work around this behavior, you need to add the KeepRASConnections value to the Registry.

1. Start the Registry Editor by clicking Start, Run and entering REGEDIT.EXE. Click OK.
2. Expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE branch and locate the Software\Microsoft\Windows
    NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon sub-branch.
3. Right click on a blank area of the right pane and select New, String value.
4. Name the new string value: KeepRASConnections
5. Double click the KeepRASConnections value and enter a 1, without the quotes, for the value data. Click OK.
6. Close the Registry Editor by clicking File, Exit
7. Close all applications and reboot the computer.
8. When the computer has rebooted, log on to a Regular or Administrator User account and establish the Dialup Networking


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