Archive for the ‘Windows Registry’ Category

Explained: What Does Applying Computer Settings… mean

August 10th, 2009 1 comment

You know how whenever you login to your Windows box you always see a message saying “Applying computer settings…” and it can sit there for what feels like forever!!! Well it annoyed me to no end, I wanted to find out what it really meant and see if there was a way to tell me what sort of voodoo Microsoft was running on my machine. So after a quick search I found 2 Microsoft KB articles, kb325376 and kb316243. Now, I have a meaningful description like applying group policy, playing log off sound, etc… Read more…

Block IE7 and/or IE8 from Automatic Updates via the Windows Registry

August 9th, 2009 No comments

Here’s a quick and simple additions for you SysAdmins out there, how to block Windows XP from automatically downloading Internet Explorer 7 and IE 8. This is a simple addition to the Windows Registry Read more…