The Hermit Hermit's Free Library  MS-Windows

The index to articles on MS-Windows.

MS-Windows Index

MS-Windows 7

How to Fix Missing or Corrupted RUNDLL32.EXE
A quick, free, easy, and effective method of replacing the Window's rundll32.exe file when it is found to be missing or damaged.

MS-Windows 7 Operating System Assign Drive Designation to USB Memory Stick
Describes how to use the Disk Management Administrative tool to assign a drive designation to a USB memory stick when the device cannot be accessed in Windows Explorer.

The MS-Windows Filing System

Windows Explorer File List Views, Fields, and Sorts
This article describes how to customize file lists in Windows Explorer and Save As and Open dialog boxes, including the view, inclusion of optional information fields, size and order of fields, and sorting by fields. It also explains how to change the default view for folders in Windows Explorer.

MS-Windows Shortcuts
Explains Windows shortcuts - what they are, where and how they can be used, how to create them, delete them, and customize them using their Properties. It also covers the Startup Folder of MS-Windows.

MS-Windows 9x

Definition for Windows 95/98/XP
A satirical definition of MS-Windows as given by an anonymous USEnet poster.

Customizing Windows Explorer Startup
Explains how to create a customized Windows shortcut to Windows Explorer which will open Explorer to a specific location (folder) in the filing system.

MS-Windows 9x Architecture
A graphic representation of the MS-Windows 9X operating system architecture.

Automating Windows Setup with BATCH.EXE in Windows 98
How to use Batch.exe to gather information from an existing Windows 98 installation and use it to create a .inf file which can be used as a script file to automate Windows setup.
This information is excerpted from the Help files for the Win98 version of the Batch.exe.
Also see "Automating Windows Setup with Script Files".

Automating Windows Setup with Script Files
How to create a script file and use it to automate the cloning of a Windows 98 installation on multiple machines.
Also see "Automating Windows Setup with BATCH.EXE in Windows 98".

Add a File to the "New" Menu
How to add a file to the "New" menu of Window's context sensitive menu.

The Windows 9x Registry
Describes the MS-Windows 9X Registry and provides a comparison between it and .ini files. Topics covered include the structure of the Registry, making changes to the Registry using REGEDIT, and backing up, restoring, and compacting the Registry.