How to put an XP machine into 'expert mode'



John Bailo
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
Is there any easy way to completely disable all the Wizards and cosmetic
UI features like animated dogs and such and put Windows XP Pro into a
true *professional* mode -- where all the admin tasks are accessible via
good quality administrative applications?

Alan
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
Why do you ask, are you an expert?

Alan

"John Bailo" <jabailo@texeme.com> wrote in message
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>
> Is there any easy way to completely disable all the Wizards and cosmetic
> UI features like animated dogs and such and put Windows XP Pro into a true
> *professional* mode -- where all the admin tasks are accessible via good
> quality administrative applications?
>

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
An expert would not have to ask this question, would they?

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"John Bailo" <jabailo@texeme.com> wrote in message
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>
> Is there any easy way to completely disable all the Wizards and cosmetic
> UI features like animated dogs and such and put Windows XP Pro into a true
> *professional* mode -- where all the admin tasks are accessible via good
> quality administrative applications?
>

R. McCarty
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
I'm not aware of a Administrative tool outside of XP itself.
(Unless you're talking about things like XTeq Setup or some
of the other Tweaking Tools).

Almost every customization is available via the Registry or
with Professional, using the Policy Editor.

Personally, I have a "Master" Registry file that I import into
new setups that applies 95% or more of the customizations
I use.

"Alan" <inthegalaxy@solarsystem.huh> wrote in message
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> Why do you ask, are you an expert?
>
> Alan
>
> "John Bailo" <jabailo@texeme.com> wrote in message
> news:8sOdnSnLvamcihjfRVn-vA@speakeasy.net...
>>
>> Is there any easy way to completely disable all the Wizards and cosmetic
>> UI features like animated dogs and such and put Windows XP Pro into a
>> true *professional* mode -- where all the admin tasks are accessible via
>> good quality administrative applications?
>>
>
>

David Candy
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
No. What's an expert? Can you use Excel like an accountant? That is an expert but they also probably don't know how to save a file.

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"John Bailo" <jabailo@texeme.com> wrote in message news:8sOdnSnLvamcihjfRVn-vA@speakeasy.net...
>
> Is there any easy way to completely disable all the Wizards and cosmetic
> UI features like animated dogs and such and put Windows XP Pro into a
> true *professional* mode -- where all the admin tasks are accessible via
> good quality administrative applications?
>

John Bailo
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
Does Mario Andretti change his own oil?

Alan wrote:
> Why do you ask, are you an expert?
>
> Alan
>
> "John Bailo" <jabailo@texeme.com> wrote in message
> news:8sOdnSnLvamcihjfRVn-vA@speakeasy.net...
>
>>Is there any easy way to completely disable all the Wizards and cosmetic
>>UI features like animated dogs and such and put Windows XP Pro into a true
>>*professional* mode -- where all the admin tasks are accessible via good
>>quality administrative applications?
>>
>
>
>

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
NoStop wrote:
> kurttrail wrote:
>
>> David Candy wrote:
>>> Should. You'll live longer. I'm starting to crave Sardines on toast.
>>> And what about pizza. No anchovies?????
>>>
>>
>> I only eat the worst kind of fish shellfish.
>>
>>
> Oh, that would explain the mental problems you exhibit. Read more
> here ...
>
> http://www.ejnet.org/dioxin/

I didn't say often I eat it.

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NoStop
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
kurttrail wrote:

> NoStop wrote:
>> kurttrail wrote:
>>
>>> David Candy wrote:
>>>> Should. You'll live longer. I'm starting to crave Sardines on toast.
>>>> And what about pizza. No anchovies?????
>>>>
>>>
>>> I only eat the worst kind of fish shellfish.
>>>
>>>
>> Oh, that would explain the mental problems you exhibit. Read more
>> here ...
>>
>> http://www.ejnet.org/dioxin/
>
> I didn't say often I eat it.
>
Kurt,

Believe me, it doesn't take much. That dioxin is pretty lethal stuff. I'd
advise you to stop eating shellfish. In time, I'm sure you'll get some of
your mental faculties back. You might never be a "normal" person, but with
some brain exercises, such as getting Linux to run on your box, you might
have some hope of a partial recovery. Besides it'll be a boost to your ego
to accomplish something that a 14 year old can manage to do.

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Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
I'm about ready to give up on Linux. I have spent 3 days and I can't even
load the VMWare virtual machine addition into Fedora CORE 3! It sure isn't
like Windows - easy!

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"NoStop" <nostop@stopspam.com> wrote in message
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> kurttrail wrote:
>
>> NoStop wrote:
>>> kurttrail wrote:
>>>
>>>> David Candy wrote:
>>>>> Should. You'll live longer. I'm starting to crave Sardines on toast.
>>>>> And what about pizza. No anchovies?????
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I only eat the worst kind of fish shellfish.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Oh, that would explain the mental problems you exhibit. Read more
>>> here ...
>>>
>>> http://www.ejnet.org/dioxin/
>>
>> I didn't say often I eat it.
>>
> Kurt,
>
> Believe me, it doesn't take much. That dioxin is pretty lethal stuff. I'd
> advise you to stop eating shellfish. In time, I'm sure you'll get some of
> your mental faculties back. You might never be a "normal" person, but with
> some brain exercises, such as getting Linux to run on your box, you might
> have some hope of a partial recovery. Besides it'll be a boost to your ego
> to accomplish something that a 14 year old can manage to do.
>
> --
>
> `,,`,,`,,``,,`
> Windows is *NOT* a virus. Viruses are small and efficient.
> Legal Notice And Disclaimer:
> http://www.euronet.nl/users/frankvw/legal.html
>
>

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
NoStop wrote:
> kurttrail wrote:
>
>> NoStop wrote:
>>> kurttrail wrote:
>>>
>>>> David Candy wrote:
>>>>> Should. You'll live longer. I'm starting to crave Sardines on
>>>>> toast. And what about pizza. No anchovies?????
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I only eat the worst kind of fish shellfish.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Oh, that would explain the mental problems you exhibit. Read more
>>> here ...
>>>
>>> http://www.ejnet.org/dioxin/
>>
>> I didn't say often I eat it.
>>
> Kurt,
>
> Believe me, it doesn't take much. That dioxin is pretty lethal stuff.
> I'd advise you to stop eating shellfish. In time, I'm sure you'll get
> some of your mental faculties back. You might never be a "normal"
> person, but with some brain exercises, such as getting Linux to run
> on your box, you might have some hope of a partial recovery. Besides
> it'll be a boost to your ego to accomplish something that a 14 year
> old can manage to do.

I would challenge Linus himself to install Linux on my machine.

And have I said that I never installed Linux on other machines? Seems
to do a better job installing on older hardware.

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NoStop
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
Richard Urban wrote:

> I'm about ready to give up on Linux. I have spent 3 days and I can't even
> load the VMWare virtual machine addition into Fedora CORE 3! It sure isn't
> like Windows - easy!
>

Don't imagine you're going to get much help for your problem in this
newsgroup, if that is what you're looking for. If you're just ranting
against VMWare, try their forums, if they offer such a thing.

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Michael Stevens
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
In news:L-adnWEGoexfsRjfRVn-1g@speakeasy.net,
John Bailo <jabailo@texeme.com> replied with a ;-)
> Does Mario Andretti change his own oil?
>

Do you? What relation to the OP's question did your reply contribute? LOL
The answer would probably be as much as my reply contribitated and that
would be nothing of importance.


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> Alan wrote:
>> Why do you ask, are you an expert?
>>
>> Alan
>>
>> "John Bailo" <jabailo@texeme.com> wrote in message
>> news:8sOdnSnLvamcihjfRVn-vA@speakeasy.net...
>>
>>> Is there any easy way to completely disable all the Wizards and
>>> cosmetic UI features like animated dogs and such and put Windows XP
>>> Pro into a true *professional* mode -- where all the admin tasks
>>> are accessible via good quality administrative applications?

John Bailo
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
Michael Stevens wrote:

> In news:L-adnWEGoexfsRjfRVn-1g@speakeasy.net,
> John Bailo <jabailo@texeme.com> replied with a ;-)
>> Does Mario Andretti change his own oil?
>>
>
> Do you? What relation to the OP's question did your reply contribute?
> LOL The answer would probably be as much as my reply contribitated and
> that would be nothing of importance.
>
>

Therefore it would be supremely important, and hence irreplaceable!


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Michael Stevens
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
In news:IbKdnS313qpUWBjfRVn-qQ@speakeasy.net,
John Bailo <jabailo@texeme.com> replied with a ;-)
> Michael Stevens wrote:
>
>> In news:L-adnWEGoexfsRjfRVn-1g@speakeasy.net,
>> John Bailo <jabailo@texeme.com> replied with a ;-)
>>> Does Mario Andretti change his own oil?
>>>
>>
>> Do you? What relation to the OP's question did your reply
>> contribute? LOL The answer would probably be as much as my reply
>> contribitated and that would be nothing of importance.
>>
>>
>
> Therefore it would be supremely important, and hence irreplaceable!

Your reply validates my observation and confirms you have nothing to
contribute.
Thank you for the quick reply,
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How to put an XP machine into 'expert mode'