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Feb
22
comment Batch file to change the wireless router password
@ldigas Turning the Wi-Fi router off at night (or whenever it's not in use) is considered a measure of security by some. +1 to the rest of your comment, though.
Feb
22
comment Batch file to change the wireless router password
At minimum, we'll need: The OS & version on which you're wanting to use this "batch file", the make & model of your wireless router, and the name & version of the firmware that is running on that router.
Feb
22
comment Batch file to change the wireless router password
Unless your wireless router is a Windows-based system acting as a wireless router, I doubt batch files will be of much help to you. There may be some custom firmware plug-ins available which provide similar features to what you're looking for, but they more than likely won't be manageable by batch file commands and those features are probably not available in any stock firmwares. In any case, there's still not nearly enough information here for anyone to provide a useful answer.
Feb
22
comment How can I add an icon to my custom context menu item in Windows 7?
Tested and works in Windows 7. I'll go ahead and post XP as another question.
Feb
21
comment How can I add an icon to my custom context menu item in Windows 7?
It seems you're right about it not working on XP. I can't think of why it wouldn't, since my AV and Notepad++ still have icons. They seem to have their functions covered under HKCR\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers though, and I can't begin to decipher on my own how those keys work.
Feb
21
comment How can I add an icon to my custom context menu item in Windows 7?
Thanks for the answer, and testing on XP. I'll have to give this a shot later today. Also, I've noticed your method seems to differ a bit from the answer to my previous question. (See link in this question.) In the previous answer, the text for the context menu item is stored in the key name. In yours, it's stored in a string value within the key. Is there any practical reason for the difference?
Feb
21
comment What is the difference between the Administrator account and a User account that has administrator privilage?
I'm sure there's a near-duplicate of this here, or on Information Security. Bottom line is that there shouldn't be any difference at the OS level. When you involve third-party applications, though, things can get messy if the applications are written poorly.
Feb
21
comment How can I add a program to the context menu of all files?
Tested: As long as you include the full path, in quotes (if there's spaces), you can put the program wherever you want. The separate quotes around %1 are also important. I'll go ahead and ask about the icon separately.
Feb
21
comment How can I add a program to the context menu of all files?
I'm going on the assumption that it can be wherever you want, as long as you specify the full path (I'll let you know if that doesn't work). For bonus points (and I'll add this to the question): How do I give the action its own icon?
Feb
21
comment How can I add a program to the context menu of all files?
Why am I not surprised to see a HTG article about this? Thanks for pointing me to it. What about the other part of my question - any common pitfalls to avoid, in terms of syntax or other things that could break this?
Feb
17
comment How can I refresh my PATH variable from the registry, without a reboot, logoff, or restarting explorer?
The variable is in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment
Feb
17
comment How can I refresh my PATH variable from the registry, without a reboot, logoff, or restarting explorer?
I'll have to test this. I'd tried opening a new command shell, but hadn't closed the first yet I think.
Feb
17
comment Is there some way to universally address the default Program Files folder in Windows 7/2008 via .BAT file?
32-bit Windows on a 64-bit machine reports x86. I had a 64-bit system that reported AMD64, but I'm pretty sure it had an Intel processor.
Feb
17
comment How can I permanently append an entry into the system's PATH variable, via command line?
@EBGreen No problem. I'll give you a day or two if you like.
Feb
16
comment How can I permanently append an entry into the system's PATH variable, via command line?
@EBGreen Yeah, that's what it looks like. By the way, if you have some time to figure out the syntax, could you please post an actual answer? I'd rather this not turn into a self-answered question.
Feb
16
comment How can I refresh my PATH variable from the registry, without a reboot, logoff, or restarting explorer?
@Zoredache So, that's not something that can simply be done from the command prompt? Bummer.
Feb
16
comment How can I permanently append an entry into the system's PATH variable, via command line?
I think, per EBGreen's suggestion, I've figured out how I need to do it. Now I just wish there was a way to force the registry refresh (and push to environment variables) without rebooting or reloading Explorer?
Feb
16
comment Is there some way to universally address the default Program Files folder in Windows 7/2008 via .BAT file?
Wow. That's a lot longer and more detailed than what I was looking for, but nice!
Feb
16
comment Is there some way to universally address the default Program Files folder in Windows 7/2008 via .BAT file?
Care to put some details in your answer, instead of just a link?
Feb
16
comment How can I permanently append an entry into the system's PATH variable, via command line?
@Nifle The .BAT only requirement is pretty much because that's the only scripting language I speak fluently-ish and it comes built in to the system (no third-party software, i.e. installers, required). And, as EBGreen mentions, PowerShell does not come built-in to Windows before 2008/7.