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  1. Sorry, I can not find a thread where someone was asking about CODECS for Media Player. I use this utility: AVICODEC to find out which CODECs are necessary for any given media file. Lots of useful links in the site too. Hope it helps.
  2. I like to use the little Internet Time synchronization utility that comes witn windows XP (Start > Settings > Control Panel > Date and Time > Internet Time). It is simple, comes with the OS, and does exactly what I want: synchronizing the computer clock. The only drawbacks are that, by default, it updates the clock once a week, and that the only two server options available (NIST and Microsoft itself) are busy servers, so synchronization lasts several seconds (10 to 20) when I want to do it manually clicking Update Now. The following are two registry tweaks to improve the Internet Time synchronization: To automatically synchronize the computer clock once a day: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpClient] "SpecialPollInterval"=dword:00015180 To use a faster public server (in N.Y.) that synchronizes almost instantly as a third option (it does not erase the other two): Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DateTime\Servers] @="3" "3"="" How to use the code: Open Notepad Copy the code Save as Whatever-you-want.reg (for example: time.reg) Double click the file Click yes
  3. And if you want to remove the Recycle Bin without installing TweakUI, here is the code for that: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu] "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"=dword:00000001
  4. Oh don't worry. I am used to the beating
  5. False alarm!! My apologies to y'all! Chit! I got overexcited, maybe too much Pepsi Edge today (the page I posted changed slightly thou). Please any administrator that get pious and erase this post before I drag this shame to my grave. TIA. From Microsoft site: • Aug 2, 2004: Windows XP SP 2 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) Removed from the Web This signifies the end of the pre-release distribution program in anticipation of the final release of SP2. Windows XP SP2 remains on schedule for release this month. We recommend that you not install the RC2 version of SP2 on additional systems. Instead, install the final, improved version of Windows XP SP2 when it becomes available later this month.
  6. I don't like Recycle Bin in My Desktop (I removed it with TweakUI) but I want to have it handy. So I put it in My Computer with this registry tweak: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}]
  7. This Forum is awsome and I am learning a lot.
  8. What I did with Streets & Trips which has a fairly similar 2 CD-installation is to burn the contents of disks 1 and 2 into a DVD, labeling the DVD as the second CD ("GEO11NA" in the case of Streets and Trips 2004). In this way it does not ask me for the second CD as it reads the DVD as the second CD. Hope this helps Ropera

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