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ok
1. how do you change the bg at the logon screen?
2. what some cooler themes out there, Royal is kinda mainstream
3. besides ntfs fat and fat32 what other file systems are supported, as far as the partitioner
4 whats a good media player?
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I'd referthe following media players:

Windows Media Player 11 - it's not as optional in some ways as windows media player 10 was but it supports all codecs properly and W10 doesn't anymore.

Windows Media Player Classic - plain and simple

VLC - Pretty good but I hate it's interface

http://www.samspublishing.com/articl...&seqNum=5&rl=1
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ok I'll just go with WMP11
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ok
1. how do you change the bg at the logon screen?
2. what some cooler themes out there, Royal is kinda mainstream
3. besides ntfs fat and fat32 what other file systems are supported, as far as the partitioner
4 whats a good media player?
1.) regedit...
HKEY USERS\\ .DEFAULT\\Control Panel\\Desktop
set the wallpaper value to the full path of your image and the filename.
To tile the image set "TileWallPaper" to 1
To Stretch the wallpaper set "WallPaperStyle" to 2
Close the registry editor and the changes will take place when you Log off.

2.) enable themes... http://www.visualwin.com/Luna/ -- then load any themes you want...

3.) GPT (GUID partition table) is also a supported file system... Distributed File Systems and Encrypting File System are also available...

4.) VLC for just about everything... Though I still use WinAmp for Audio...



Be sure to load Service Pack 2 (for 2003) and enable Video Hardware Acceleration if you plan on using 2k3 as your desktop
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1.) regedit...
HKEY USERS\\ .DEFAULT\\Control Panel\\Desktop
set the wallpaper value to the full path of your image and the filename.
To tile the image set "TileWallPaper" to 1
To Stretch the wallpaper set "WallPaperStyle" to 2
Close the registry editor and the changes will take place when you Log off.

2.) enable themes... http://www.visualwin.com/Luna/ -- then load any themes you want...

3.) GPT (GUID partition table) is also a supported file system... Distributed File Systems and Encrypting File System are also available...

4.) VLC for just about everything... Though I still use WinAmp for Audio...



Be sure to load Service Pack 2 (for 2003) and enable Video Hardware Acceleration if you plan on using 2k3 as your desktop
1) thanks
2) I had them enabled, I just wanted to know were I could Get more
3) I was looking for linux cross format
4) tried VLC not to long ago, didn't like it

5) yea I need to do that
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1) thanks
2) I had them enabled, I just wanted to know were I could Get more
3) I was looking for linux cross format
4) tried VLC not to long ago, didn't like it

5) yea I need to do that
1.) you're welcome
2.) http://www.themexp.org/
3.) http://www.fs-driver.org/ & http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsd
4.) What's not to like?! plays everything, even movies in compressed and split archives... and doesn't have all the eyecandy bloat that... oh... you wanted themes... righto... their are skins for VLC too

5.) don't forget the +Rep too (just kidding)
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the second driver is far superior to the first thanks
the themes sight is full FULL of spy and add ware
and the Big thing I didn't like about VLC was it didn't have a library feature
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2k3 has IE locked down... and spybot will take care of the files it installs... not to mention teatimer and http://www.mlin.net/StartupMonitor.shtml will prevent most crap from latching on...

it doesn't have a library like winamp does... but it does have a playlist function and you can save/load the M3Us... but the features it offers blows everything else away... http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html

i keep everything on my machine sorted in a very specific directory hierarchy... so a simple dbl-click starts my video... with no need for a library in the viewer...

with audio however... i have way to much to use anything but the media library in winamp
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1) Firefox is randomly giving me "server not found" errors, and when it does its like it never even tried to connect to the internet

2) what is / would be the difference between flash player like this http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer/ and flash that installs from Firefox

3) what is fp usage compared to memory usage? is there a way to change that graph to memory usage?
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1) Firefox is randomly giving me "server not found" errors, and when it does its like it never even tried to connect to the internet

2) what is / would be the difference between flash player like this http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer/ and flash that installs from Firefox

3) what is fp usage compared to memory usage? is there a way to change that graph to memory usage?
2K3 as in server 2003? I'd disable firewall, install NIC drivers if they are not.

Check this thread.
http://www.overclock.net/operating-s...tallation.html

download this toolkit pack. It has what you are looking for http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
    
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