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Supporting & Troubleshooting Windows 95

Outline

How To Make
Windows 95/98 Fly

1. Speed Secrets of the
New Interface

Customizing the Task Bar

Learning shortcuts to the shortcuts

New ways of working

Controlling file associations

Keeping the best of 3.11

Making Windows 95 Document-centric

2. Optimizing Performance

How hardware affects performance

Dynapage

32-bit access

Video acceleration

IOS.INI

Overriding the IO.SYS values

3. Memory Management

Windows 95 memory model

Third-Party Memory Management

Surviving with minimal memory

Optimizing cache and swap files

4. Windows 95/98 Driver Secrets

What’s a Driver?

Fixing bad drivers

How and where to get latest releases

Tuning drivers for optimum performance

Making Plug-and-Play behave

5. Optimizing the Hardware

Getting the most from hard drives

Speeding up video

Setting up multimedia correctly

Eliminating device conflicts

Hardware upgrades that make sense

6. Managing INIs and the Registry

Understanding the Registry

Editing the Registry

Recovering the Registry

Installing remote Registry services

Controlling Windows 95’s Appearance

Tuning Windows Configurations

What can you do with the Registry?

7. Why the Windows Plus Pack is not Optional

Features and Benefits

DriveSpace 3

Hidden Utilities

Windows 95/98
Networking Secrets

8. Networking Windows 95/98

Network configuration techniques

Optimizing network performance

Which network drivers work best?

Which network clients work?

Making networks behave:

- Netware

- NT Server

- Vines

- Pathworks

Choosing the best way to implement the various network protocols:

- NetBIOS

- NetBEUI

- IPX

- TCP/IP

- DLC

Troubleshooting the network

9. Remote Administration

Enabling remote administration

Cut travel costs

Reducing Security risks

Setting up Remote Administration the right way

10. System Policy Editor

How to lock your users out from making any changes

The key to secure systems

Deciding what users should and should not be able to do

Enforcing policies on a network

Enforcing policies on stand-alone computers

Restrict users from modifying just about anything

11. Security

Why Windows 95/98 has been criticized

Work arounds for Windows 95/98’s apparent Lack of Security

The secret "$" switch

Hiding shared resources

Protecting against software piracy

12. Automating the Upgrade Process

Installing Windows across a network

Using scripts to make it automatic

Tips and techniques to guarantee a successful upgrade

GHOST, DRVSPACE, and other ways to speed installation

Recovering a crashed computer quickly

Reliability and
Compatibility

13. Evaluating 32-bit Applications

The hidden benefits of 32-bit applications

Which upgrades are cost effective?

Office 97 - Do you need it?

14. Ensuring Software Compatibility

What do you do when it doesn’t work?

- MS-DOS Apps

- Win-16 Apps

7 Steps to make DOS apps work

Configuring MS-DOS Compatibility mode

The hidden MKCOMPAT tool

Make every Win-16 application you have run faster and crash less

15. User Proofing with User Profiles

Supporting user uniqueness

Optimizing desktops

Bulletproofing the desktop

The undocumented USER.MAN command

16. Crash Protection and Troubleshooting

Illegal Operation Errors

Troubleshooting tricks

Using DA0 files

File System switches

Boot switches

Hidden launch commands

Identifying conflicts

17. Which Windows?

Microsoft’s Windows Roadmap

Windows 95 vs. Windows NT

Windows NT’s promise

Windows 98 - Not enough hype

Active Desktop

Scripted Applets

Exciting New Features

Tweaks and Tricks

18. Windows 95/98 Tip Sheets

50 pages full of shortcuts, tips, and techniques to make Windows 95 and Windows 98 behave the way you dreamed it could

 

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