16 Hidden Windows XP Goodies

30 11 2006

16 Hidden Windows XP Goodies [via] pickit.uni.cc

While these really aren’t “hidden” they can be usefull:

1. Installer music
Start > Run > “C:\Windows\system32\oobe\images\title.wma” > Ok

2. Hibernate
Start > Turn Off Computer… > press Shift key to change the “Stand By” button to “Hibernate”

3. Hidden Devices
Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager > select “View” and Show hidden devices

4. Character Map
Start > Run > “charmap.exe” > Ok

5. Clipboard Viewer
Start > Run > “clipbrd.exe” > Ok

6. Dr Watson
Start > Run > “drwtsn32.exe” > Ok

7. IExpress Wizard
Start > Run > “iexpress.exe” > Ok

8. Old Windows Media Player 5.1
Start > Run > “mplay32.exe” > Ok

9. ODBC Data Source Administrator
Start > Run > “odbcad32.exe” > Ok

10. Object Packager
Start > Run > “packager.exe” > Ok

11. System Monitor
Start > Run > “perfmon.exe” > Ok

12. Network shared folder wizard
Start > Run > “shrpubw.exe” > Ok

13. File siganture verification tool
Start > Run > “sigverif.exe” > Ok

14. System Configuration Editor
Start > Run > “sysedit.exe” > Ok

15. Driver Verifier Manager
Start > Run > “verifier.exe” > Ok

16. Windows for Workgroups Chat
Start > Run > “winchat.exe” > Ok

Of course all the exe files are in the system32 folder, but hey I never used em so I didn’t know they were there, I probably still won’t use them, but at least I know what they’re for!! 😉


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