Windows - Useful Shortcuts and Commands

   Control panel tool             Command
   Accessibility Options          control access.cpl
   Add New Hardware               control sysdm.cpl add new hardware
   Add/Remove Programs            control appwiz.cpl
   Date/Time Properties           control timedate.cpl
   Display Properties             control desk.cpl
   FindFast                       control findfast.cpl
   Fonts Folder                   control fonts

Polish Fonts in Windows 7 and 8

Configuration of Polish characters in Windows 7 and 8 is strightforward but apparently not widely known - some people try to use symbols instead.

Control Panel>Clock, Language, and Region>Language>Add a Language>Polish (polski)

Make sure that keyboard layout is Polish Programmers. Use ALT+SHIFT to change languages and right ALT+a,e,c,s,z,n,x.

Changing Windows computer name from CLI

1. Using WMI

WMIC computersystem where caption='currentname' rename newname

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
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C:\Users\administrator>wmic computersystem where caption='OLDNAME' rename NEWNAME
Executing (\\F204\ROOT\CIMV2:Win32_ComputerSystem.Name="F204")->rename()
Method execution successful.
Out Parameters:
instance of __PARAMETERS
        ReturnValue = 0;


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