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     1Some tips, mostly picked up from the [http://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/techsupport UW TechSupport] list. 
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     4== Cached login on a laptop == 
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     6Windows caches the last N successful logins, where N is set by group 
     7policy and defaults to 10.  I do not believe it is time based, or at least does 
     8not default as time based.  N can be set in gpedit.msc 
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     10local computer policy -> Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security  
     11Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options 
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     13Check out MS KB913485 for everything you never wanted to know on the subject. 
     14http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913485/ 
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     17== Boot problems == 
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     19If you move a drive with Windows to another computer, on boot 
     20you may get a `Stop 0x0000007b` error because of a different 
     21Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL). Below are the steps to change 
     22the HAL Windows sees at boot to ACPI; for a description of HALs 
     23other than the Halacpi.dll look here: 
     24http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;309283 
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     26 1. Boot to XP SP2 Install Media (I used a Dell CD) 
     27 1. Choose “R” to repair via the Recovery Console 
     28 1. Choose the installation (usually number 1) 
     29 1. Enter the local admin password 
     30 1. At the C:\Windows prompt, type cd system32 
     31 1. Type expand d:\i386\halacpi.dl_ 
     32 1. Type copy halacpi.dll hal.dll, 
     33 1. Type y to overwrite 
     34 1. Type expand ntoskrnl.ex_ 
     35 1. Type y to overwrite 
     36 1. Type exit to reboot 
     37 1. Remove CD 
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     39 
     40== Language Packs/IME == 
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     42Here is a good guide to installing languages: 
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     44http://apps.carleton.edu/its/flt/osmain/windows/winxp/