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Have Windows XP remember or forget the last user on the machine

(only works if you are an admin on the machine)

  1. Start the Group Policy Editor. To do that, run this... gpedit.msc
  2. Go to... Computer Configuration -- Windows Settings -- Security Settings -- Local Policies -- Security Options
  3. Find in the list: "Interactive logon: Do not display last user name"
  4. Double-click it to edit the value.

Add an Item to Windows Context Menu for Every File

Don't try this unless you are familiar with Windows Registry operations.

  1. Open regedit.exe through the start menu search or run box, and then browse down to the following key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell
  2. Right-click on "shell" and choose to create a new key, calling it "Open with Notepad".
  3. Create a new key below that one called "command".
  4. Double-click on the (Default) value in the right-hand pane and enter in the following... notepad.exe %1

The change should take effect immediately… just right-click on any file and you'll see the next menu entry.

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