These options are used with the Windows XP setup WINNT32.EXE program and change the way Windows can be installed.
Check the existing OS for compatibility with XP (but does not install)
Executes command after GUI mode of setup completes, but before the reboot.
Show the Recovery Console option to repair a failed installation.
Creates a subdirectory named “folder” below the XP directory
Copies source files to local directory “folder”
Write a debug log to filename for warning levels. Level 0=severe errors, 1=errors, 2=warnings, 3=information, 4=detailed info for debugging. Default level is 2, and default filename is winnt32.log in the default Windows directory.
Disable dynamic update, so only the original setup files are used.
Copy all setup and installation files to the hard disk to run the installation from the hard disk rather than the CD (if CD is having problems during install).
Do not automatically reboot after installation completes copying the files.
Specify the location of the Windows XP source files, such as a network path
Copies temporary files to specified drive, make the drive active, and run from that drive.
Drive location of temporary files
Specify the settings file (uniqueness database) for use during an unattended installation
Unattended installation. The /s option to specify the location of the source files must be used
Microsoft has a number of shortcuts. Below are some of the less commonly known, but very useful shortcuts. For a complete list on the Microsoft web site, click here.
Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin
Display or hide the Start menu
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Toggle to show desktop (minimize all open windows)
Open My Computer
Search for a file or a folder
Minimize all of the windows
Restore the minimized windows
Open the Run dialog box