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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 ==
     5
     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
     38
     39
     40== Language Packs/IME ==
     41
     42Here is a good guide to installing languages:
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     44http://apps.carleton.edu/its/flt/osmain/windows/winxp/