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Supporting & Troubleshooting Windows 95


What You Will Learn:

The time you invest in this premium workshop affords you one luxury Windows 95/98 sometimes denies - stability! We’ll give you the tools and techniques you need to increase the reliability and speed of this temperamental operating system so you can get back to the business of managing your resources. Armed with the vital performance secrets we’ve developed, you’ll reap huge time rewards and increase troubleshooting accuracy.

Are you anxious to know what tweaks and tricks you’ll need to make the Windows 98 installation go smoothly?

Upgrade Considerations:

• Compare Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0 to determine which is right for you

• Evaluate Windows 95/98 integration with network operating systems

• Save development money by predicting which applications will work properly under Windows 95/98

• Discover new undocumented features and tools that make the Windows 95/98 transition worthwhile

Techniques for Rapid Deployment:

• Create hands-free upgrade installation scripts that save hundreds of hours of labor

• A 5-minute installation technique that will save your sanity - You cannot live without knowing this!

• Discover critical troubleshooting files hidden within the Windows 95/98 installation

Management Tricks:

• Protect yourself from downtime by learning safe methods for editing the Windows 95/98 Registry

• Take control of user desktop preferences and ensure stability with six vital Registry Keys

• Learn how administrators can control the desktop for more flexibility and fewer troubleshooting problems

• We demonstrate complete implementation and applications of Registry modification through the System Policy Editor

• Through unique application of Policies and other techniques, we show you how to make Windows 95/98 nearly airtight and prevent users from launching any programs but the ones you’ve defined

• Remove dangerous functions from user desktops or provide easier access to utilities and programs

• Repair corrupted Registry and system files with hidden tools and techniques

• We’ll provide you with techniques to update multiple systems at one time

• We also demonstrate several hacks that you can put into practice immediately

Troubleshooting Time-Savers:

• Roll out network-wide Registry changes to all users in just seconds

• Recover from system crashes rapidly with hidden DA0 files

• Avoid costly Registry mistakes by learning the secrets of the SYSTEM.1ST failsafe file

• Troubleshoot faster by learning to pinpoint the source of exception errors and IOEs

• Save wasted hours backtracking printer problems with our precision techniques

• Resurrect dead systems by deploying all eight boot switches

• Simplify troubleshooting with powerful methods for creating interface templates

Hidden System Performance Boosts:

• Isolate device conflicts by knowing when to take control of IRQ, DMA and I/O values

• Increase performance of Windows 95/98 by fixing flawed configuration components

• Open system bottlenecks by confidently tweaking the system "DynaPage" swap file

• Speed I/O performance with new 32-bit data compression technology

• Windows 95/98 tends to collect programs and data - learn how to clean out your systems without damaging them

• There are real surprises regarding compression and performance and valid concerns with FAT32 file systems

• We give you the information you need to make good choices

Improving Security in Windows 95/98:

• Windows 95/98 has been severely criticised for its lack of security - discover workarounds to make it more secure

• How to use the secret "$" switch to hide shared resources

• User Profiles coupled with other secrets allows almost impenetrable security

Windows 98 Revealed:

• Are you prepared to support the new: Active Desktop, blending of 95 and NT directory trees in WebView, user-scripted applets created with the Windows Scripting Host and built-in multiple-monitor functionality?

• Are you anxious to know what tweaks and tricks you’ll need to make the Windows 98 installation go smoothly?

• What is new and improved in Windows 98?

• What powerful new feature is going to make you cry?

• Get a close-up under-the-hood look at this new operating system at this Windows 95/98 Workshop


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