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FireDaemon for WinNT/2k/XP Make any application run as a service with this program with an easy to use interface.
Free Tool Downloads Microsoft offers some of the applications in the Windows 2000 Resource Kit for free.
Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP Microsoft updates their PowerToys exclusively for XP.
Sysinternals Freeware A collection of free downloads if you want to really get your hands dirty with NT, 2000, and XP.


Windows, General
AXCEL216's Max Speeed WinDOwS ©Tricks · Secrets · Bugs · Fixes This site is not easy to navigate, but only because there is so much stuff! You can also download the tips in a small .zip file.
Downloads /// AnalogX A wide assortment of handy apps divided into the following categories: audio, system, networking, and programming. New to Windows? This help site offers a free newsletter and video tutorials on how to use popular Windows programs.
Keyboard Assistance Learn how to use Microsoft apps faster with this handy keyboard shortcut reference. Tips for all things Microsoft.
A collection of articles (a.k.a., tips) instructing you how to make the most of Windows. If you are a novice, check out Windows Basics. Formerly known as Bud's Windows Tips and Troubleshooter. Has all sorts of odds and ends about Windows.


Windows NT/2000/XP
Windows NT, 2000, and XP are Microsoft's most stable operating systems to date. The NT kernel resembles that of UNIX, but has the familiar Windows GUI on top. The Virtual Memory Manager and Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) prevents buggy software from directly accessing hardware which often lead to crashes in DOS-based 95/98/ME. Windows 2000 added Plug 'N Play and USB hardware support to NT 4.0. Windows XP is more or less Windows 2000 at its core with a different user interface. - Step-by-Step: Creating a Network Boot Disk If you have an NT 4.0 Server CD-ROM, you can create a network boot disk. The boot disk will allow you to connect to Windows shares from a DOS environment. Includes instructions on how to add support for your NIC and creating the disk in Windows 2000.
ClearType Got XP? Got an LCD monitor? Smooth the jagged edges on fonts with this Microsoft website.
Command-line NT: It does exist! An article from This is a great reference for command-line junkies. Also shows the equivalent commands in Linux.
EventID.Net The place to go for deciphering your Windows event log.
Windows Networking Admin Knowledge Base Tips for Windows NT, 2000, and XP. Several sections on security.
John Savill's Windows NT/2000 FAQ The absolute best support site for commonly asked questions about NT-based operating systems. A must-have for administrators!
JSI, Inc's Reghacks A large collection of registry modifications for Windows NT/2000/XP. This site's design doesn't make it easy to browse through all the hacks, but you can always do a search.
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Documentation Whatever happened to those big manuals included with boxed software? Apparently, Microsoft has decided to put them online. Resource index for Windows NT/2000/.NET administrators.
Windows 2000 Performance Optimisation That's not a typo. This UK site has all sorts of hints and tips for Windows 2000 users and administrators. Especially for Windows users that are new to Windows 2000.

Last Updated January 27, 2006