Author: Lawrence Albert Pardo-Ilao - Naga City, Philippines

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The computer turns off even if put to Sleep function is disabled at plugged in

A power plan is a group of settings that manages your computer power usages. You can use the feature to customize the amount of power being use, performance increases or balance them. Anyway, what if your computer still sleeps even if you set that into the Never feature?

Let's go the the power options and see other customization that can be use.

Quick tip: if you can't find the settings at your taskbar, type "powercfg.cpl" to your Run window or command prompt.

To customize the Balanced power plan, In which, as shown it automatically balances performance with energy consumption on capable hardware.

Double-check if the computer is set not to sleep at plugin and go to "advanced power option" to see other features of the plan.

At the advanced options, go to the hard disk settings and set it to 0 to reflect Never.

That's it! Hope this helps!


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Display all drives using command prompt

There are so many ways to gather information about your computer. One of these is using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). Here's a quick tip to list all available drives using the tool called wmic.

Click the Start button, In the search box, type command prompt. In the list of results, open the program and type the following command:

wmic logicaldisk get name,drivetype,description,volumename

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Retrieve and display the list of DOS commands at command prompt

Command Prompt is a feature of Microsoft Windows that processes any tasks on your computer without using the graphical windows interface. By just typing any command, you can perform some administrative tasks typically only used by advanced users.

How can we get the list of commands that we can use at the command prompt?
- To view the list of common commands as shown below, type help at the command prompt, and then press Enter.

For more information on a specific command, type HELP command-name
ASSOC        Displays or modifies file extension associations.
AT               Schedules commands and programs to run on a computer.
ATTRIB      Displays or changes file attributes.
BREAK       Sets or clears extended CTRL+C checking.
CACLS        Displays or modifies access control lists (ACLs) of files.
CALL          Calls one batch program from another.
CD               Displays the name of or changes the current directory.
CHCP          Displays or sets the active code page number.
CHDIR        Displays the name of or changes the current directory.
CHKDSK    Checks a disk and displays a status report.
CHKNTFS  Displays or modifies the checking of disk at boot time.
CLS              Clears the screen.
CMD            Starts a new instance of the Windows command interpreter.
COLOR        Sets the default console foreground and background colors.
COMP          Compares the contents of two files or sets of files.
COMPACT  Displays or alters the compression of files on NTFS partitions.
CONVERT  Converts FAT volumes to NTFS.  You cannot convert the current drive.
COPY           Copies one or more files to another location.
DATE           Displays or sets the date.
DEL              Deletes one or more files.
DIR               Displays a list of files and subdirectories in a directory.
DISKCOMP Compares the contents of two floppy disks.
DISKCOPY Copies the contents of one floppy disk to another.
DOSKEY     Edits command lines, recalls Windows commands, and creates macros.
ECHO          Displays messages, or turns command echoing on or off.
ENDLOCAL Ends localization of environment changes in a batch file.
ERASE        Deletes one or more files.
EXIT           Quits the CMD.EXE program (command interpreter).
FC                Compares two files or sets of files, and displays the differences between them.
FIND            Searches for a text string in a file or files.
FINDSTR     Searches for strings in files.
FOR             Runs a specified command for each file in a set of files.
FORMAT   Formats a disk for use with Windows.
FTYPE        Displays or modifies file types used in file extension associations.
GOTO         Directs the Windows command interpreter to a labeled line in a batch program.
GRAFTABL Enables Windows to display an extended character set in graphics mode.
HELP          Provides Help information for Windows commands.
IF                 Performs conditional processing in batch programs.
LABEL       Creates, changes, or deletes the volume label of a disk.
MD             Creates a directory.
MKDIR      Creates a directory.
MODE        Configures a system device.
MORE        Displays output one screen at a time.
MOVE        Moves one or more files from one directory to another directory.
PATH         Displays or sets a search path for executable files.
PAUSE       Suspends processing of a batch file and displays a message.
POPD         Restores the previous value of the current directory saved by PUSHD.
PRINT        Prints a text file.
PROMPT    Changes the Windows command prompt.
PUSHD       Saves the current directory then changes it.
RD              Removes a directory.
RECOVER  Recovers readable information from a bad or defective disk.
REM           Records comments (remarks) in batch files or CONFIG.SYS.
REN            Renames a file or files.
RENAME   Renames a file or files.
REPLACE  Replaces files.
RMDIR       Removes a directory.
SET             Displays, sets, or removes Windows environment variables.
SETLOCAL Begins localization of environment changes in a batch file.
SHIFT         Shifts the position of replaceable parameters in batch files.
SORT          Sorts input.
START       Starts a separate window to run a specified program or command.
SUBST       Associates a path with a drive letter.
TIME         Displays or sets the system time.
TITLE        Sets the window title for a CMD.EXE session.
TREE         Graphically displays the directory structure of a drive or path.
TYPE         Displays the contents of a text file.
VER           Displays the Windows version.
VERIFY    Tells Windows whether to verify that your files are written correctly to a disk.
VOL           Displays a disk volume label and serial number.
XCOPY     Copies files and directory trees.

To view more information about each of these commands, type help commandname, where commandname is the name of the command you want more information about.

How do I run a command with elevated privileges?
- To run any command at Command Prompt as an administrator, you must make sure that cmd.exe is running with privileges. Click the Start button, In the search box, type command prompt. In the list of results, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. 

Hope this helps!


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Where to find the hard drive location of temporary files

When you open a program, Windows allocates a path that can be use by temporary files so that it can be launch and displayed more quickly if you open it again later.

Temporary Files Location

- This location can be find by typing %temp% on Start Search. Also, the location suggests that temporary files inside the folder are local. It means for the login user.
- the location means that temporary files is use in any part of the system itself.
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Temp
- This location is also local but can be found on older version of windows.

View temporary Internet files
Websites are saved in your Temporary Internet Files folder the first time you view them in your internet browser. This acts like a memory and speeds up the display of web pages you frequently visit because Internet Explorer can open them from your hard disk instead of from the Internet.
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

Quick Tip to clear Temporary Internet Files
Delete All
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 255
Delete All "Also delete files and settings stored by add-ons"
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4351
-Non-trusted web History(low level hidden clean up), History, Cookies, Temporary Internet Files, Form Data and Delete Stored Passwords
Overall, The following list of temporary files hard disk location can help you view and delete these files later, and change the amount of disk space that these files use on your computer later.

Hope this helps!


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How to launch Disk Cleanup using Run window or command prompt

To save more space, Disk Cleanup finds and cleans by freeing more space at temporary files on your computer. In windows, If you have more than one partition on your computer, you will be asked to choose which drive you want to be clean.

Here's a quick tip on how to access the tool using the command line.

Running the tool without specifying which hard disk is to be cleaned:

To start Disk Clean-up feature and targeting the drive:
cleanmgr /d DRIVE

Example: Cleanmgr /d c:

Overall, Disk cleanup is a very nice tool for cleaning up your computer, getting more resources instead of wasting them. The methods above is a nice to have tip for administrators who wants to create shortcuts for specific tasks for maintenance of computers.

Micosoft Help files


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(Quick Tip) How to access Folder options through command prompt

Having trouble accessing windows programs like folder options, registry, msconfig and others? This tip will help you work around on some annoyances that we encounter when our computer is very slow and troubled with viruses.

If you can't launch by clicking, let's try using the command prompt by typing:
control folders

control.exe /name Microsoft.FolderOptions

As you can see, the Folder options will appear and for another quick tip, each tab has a command prompt equivalent as shown below:
Folder option View Tab:
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 7

Folder Option Search Tab:
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 2

Enabling the option through the Tools Menu (needs restart)

Reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /v NoFolderOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

So, if your having trouble accessing the part of windows, try the feature above by going to your Run Window or command prompt.

That's it!



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