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PuTTY does not write its settings to a file, for people who wish to install this on an USB stick poses a challenge.  When you run putty on a system that never ran it before, it will  not have any of your saved settings.    Only solution (that i know of) is to merged your registry settings with the system you running it on. (a bit intrusive.)  So in just seven easy steps you can now have your PuTTY settings on your USB drive.

Step 1


From your Windows start panel, click on “run”




Step 2


Type “regedit” in the your run box.




Step 3


Press “CTRL-F” (this will bring up the search box)
In the search box type “SimonTatham” (no space)
Click off Values and Data
Press Enter


Step 4


You should now have the SimonTatham highlighted in your registry








Step 5


Right click and select “Export”






Step 6


I saved mine to the desktop and named it something that I would not forget what it it.



Step 7


Once you have the file you can move it to your USB key and import or merge
it to which ever system you are working on.

That’s it, you’re done!

Task Manager’s Tiny foot print mode.

Have you ever ran into this?  Or even seen it?  Windows XP Task Manager has a mode called “Tiny footprint” MS Support Page

The mode is meant to allow people who want to, display their CPU meter.   this comes in handy when running six or more routers in GNS3,  you want to make sure that your CPU is not being pegged.

Normal Task Manager Windowimage

To the left we have our normal task manager window.  If you were to double click any where on the boarder the task manager will change to the image on the right What happens is by double clicking the boarder causes the menu tabs to disappear.   When I first saw this I thought something was wrong with my windows.  I even rebooted my computer but before panicked further I went researched it on

As you can see, it makes it very easy to keep eye on your processors.

Microsoft’s Website.  You can still navigate the menus by holding <TAB> + <SHIFT> and selecting “< or >“  your arrows keys. If you never seen this before it can be nerve wracking.

Goodbye to Microsoft Windows 2000

July 13 2010 marks the end of Microsoft’s extended support for Windows 2000

I’m sad to see it go, it’s my opinion that Windows 2000 was probably one of the most stable OS’s that Microsoft put out.  I rarely had any issues running it and I know that a lot of businesses were still using the OS, it does a great job of getting basic internet tasks done.

Windows 2000We seen several services packs released over years for Windows 2000, service pack 1 gave us IPV6 support which was easily enable with the net start tcpipv6 command.   Service pack 2 gave us DX 9c and 128-bit encryption, SP 3 gave more security updates and SP 4 allows users of an Win2k users who have not applied any packs to fully upgrade.

Granted is was not all was warm and fuzy in Win2k land, there were security issues in the beginning most notably was the leak memo by Marry Jo Foley who revealed that Win2K had over sixty thousand known defects .  Win2K also received its fair virus share of famous attacks such as Code Red and Nimda.

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