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Solved: More Value Added Options?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by referee07, Sep 14, 2004.

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  1. referee07

    referee07 Thread Starter

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    With the help of TSG members, recently I was able to find and add from my Windows XP Home Edition the Backup utility. I was wondering if there are any additional "Value Added" options carefully hidden away on my XP Home Edition CD that I might want to use? Thanks.
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    The "support tools" install contains some interesing utilities, have you installed it?

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=/directory/worldwide/en-gb/utility.asp

    The one I find most useful is "windiff" -- when you get the hang of using it. It will compare two files and show you what is "different" between them. It can be used on the registry or any file for that matter.

    As I recall you just run "setup.exe" from the support tools folder to install the entire set of utilities.

    Once you install it, just check the "release notes" for the most complete documentation of what is included.

    By the way, if you ever manage to put the "backup" utility to effective use, I'd appreciate hearing about it. Few seem to have gotten much mileage out of it from what I've seen, relying instead on "system restore".
     
  3. referee07

    referee07 Thread Starter

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    Rollin' Rog, thanks for the reply. I checked the link out and it looks like there are over 100 support tools although the text indicated that they don't take up too much disk space. Regarding back up, I went to Google and found Karen's PC Replicator which was/is a free disk back up utility. I used it and it looks ok.

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