Sometimes, in Windows XP, we work with custom file extensions because it’s handy to work that way. An example of this would be text based Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) files which we store locally and suffix with a .edi extension.
We might want to search the contents of these files using the Windows Search Companion at a later date however using a custom file extension can confuse the Search Companion as it won’t know to include these types of files in the results. Fortunately, we can fix this.
After installing Windows 7 on your computer the first thing you should do is install protection software, especially anti-virus and anti-spyware, as base level anti-virus and anti-spyware is not provided as part of the Windows 7 software. Fortunately, a number of solutions are available – many of which are free for home and non-commercial use – these are highlighted in this article.
I have been working through the software inventory, as reported by SpiceWorks, and noticed two entries for WebFldrs and WebFldrs XP, which is as its name suggests is the Web Folders component for operating systems running Microsoft Windows. From Knowledge …
When receiving a new computer we always replace the default install the computer was shipped with- with a new build based on the recovery discs. We do this to ensure we know exactly what is on the computer prior to issuing it to an end users. When installing a number of computers it can be useful to list down the configuration points to ensure consistency and to make sure you don’t miss anything important.
These are notes we use for ensuring a consistent install of new computers using the Microsoft Windows XP Professional Platform.
- Locate and store recovery CD/DVD
- Locate and keep additional Drivers handy
- Locate the Microsoft Office CD
- Locate additional software required including Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Backup, VPN
- Identify Serial Numbers/License Information/Activation Codes and record them on the log sheet