1.How to Change the Drive Letters
==> Start->control Panel->Administrative Tools->Computer management++disk management++ then right click the partition++select "change drive letter and paths"
2.Turn off welcome screen
==> open control panel--> user account ==> change the way user logon and logoff.
3.Unlock WinXP setupp.ini
==> Find your setupp.ini file in the i386 directory on your WinXP CD. Open it up, it'll look something like this:
The Pid value is what we're interested in. What's there now looks like a standard default. There are special numbers that determine if it's a retail, oem, or volume license edition. First, we break down that number into two parts. The first five digits determines how the CD will behave, ie is it a retail cd that lets you clean install or upgrade, or an oem cd that only lets you perform a clean install? The last three digits determines what CD key it will accept. You are able to mix and match these values. For example you could make a WinXP cd that acted like a retail cd, yet accepted OEM keys.
Now, for the actual values. Remember the first and last values are interchangable, but usually you'd keep them as a pair:
Retail = 51882335
Volume License = 51883 270
OEM = 82503 OEM
So if you wanted a retail CD that took retail keys, the last line of your setupp.ini file would read:
And if you wanted a retail CD that took OEM keys, you'd use:
4.Password Recovery Disk
==> Take preventive measures against losing user-level passwords.
create a password recovery disk the minute you create your user account.
How to launch the Forgotten Password Wizard:
Single-click Start menu, Control Panel, and User Accounts.
Click your user account name.
Under Related Tasks on the left, click "Prevent forgotten password" to launch the wizard.
Now that you've launched the wizard, let it walk you through creating the recovery disk. Make sure the disk you use is formatted and in the drive.
If you happen to forget your password, all you need to do is click your user icon at the logon screen. Even though you don't have your password, go ahead and click the green arrow just like you would to finish logging on to your computer. This will launch a little yellow dialog box directing you to use your password recovery disk.