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XP: Perfect Hard Drive PartitioningTodays massive capacity hard drives make storing data easier than ever before and unless youre into storage-intensive activities like digital video or music editing the chances are you will never run out of hard drive storage space. However, no matter how large the capacity of your hard drive you probably use it as one giant …

Categories: Basics
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X48

XP: Get Tomorrow’s Windows TodayEver since Windows was first released, Microsoft has done sterling work enhancing the look and feel of the Operating System. While many would accuse the company of adopting ideas from other Operating Systems and third party programs, theres no doubt that every new release of Windows introduces desirable visual elements which get us excited just …

Categories: Updates
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X49

XP in PracticeWindows XP is the most advanced of all the operating systems developed by Microsoft, offering a large number of improvements over earlier versions. For example, you can run a number of user accounts simultaneously or control Windows remotely using the remote function. This article will show you how to make some simple changes to the …

Categories: Basics
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X5

XP Driver Faults: Solve Windows Startup ProblemsIf, when Windows starts up, you experience problems or even STOP errors there can be many possible causes: a hardware fault is just as likely as an incorrect driver or a fault in the registry. Device drivers cause many of the startup problems encountered and it is rarely obvious that a faulty device driver is …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X50

XP: Windows Digital Detox PlanDetoxing is a popular pastime these days with various TV health gurus offering ideas on how we can keep our bodies in tip-top shape by flushing out those nasty toxins and poisons. However, its not just our bodies that can benefit from a good detox. As we use our computers every day our systems are …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X51

XP: Slim-down Windows for Improved EfficiencyYoure probably familiar with the most common XP versions, Home and Professional. However, theres a version of Windows XP that youve probably never even heard of: Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (FLP). This is a slimmed-down version of Windows XP designed to run on low-specification computers. If youve recently joined the craze for cheap scaled-down …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X52

XP: Get Microsoft Add-On Features for FreeThe Windows Plus Pack is a collection of software tools for Windows, developed and sold by Microsoft. Each release adds features to the major Windows versions with Plus Packs developed for Windows 95, 98 and three different packs released for Windows XP. The tools and utilities featured allow you to customise the way Windows looks …

Categories: Updates
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X53

XP: Optimising Your System  for Ultra-Fast PerformanceFor many people, the computer they are now using bears little resemblance to the PC they bought all those months or years ago. One area in which this is most noticeable is the performance of Windows itself. It is not unusual for system performance to degrade as time goes by, but this does not necessarily …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X54

XP: Fast Fixes for Network ProblemsNetwork problems have many possible causes and so diagnostics can be very time consuming. Problems may range from minimal service interruptions to more complex configuration matters. You could start by using command line tools such as PING or NETSH to try and determine what is wrong. Many will say there is nothing wrong with that. …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X55

Protect Your System with a Hard Drive ImageThe backup tool in Windows 7/Vista has been upgraded to allow you to create a complete clone of your hard drive, which you can use to restore your system should it fail. The advantage is that you don’t have to re-install your system, then your programs, then your data backup should your system fail – …

Categories: Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems:
Reference: X550

XP: Simple Tuning Steps for a Faster WindowsOver time, Windows XP gradually slows down. Oddly, even after re-installing Windows, you may find that the computer still crawls like a dog. This is hardly surprising if you know that XP default settings are of a very conservative nature, for compatibility reasons. The specific strengths of your PC system remain unutilised in the way …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X56

XP: Revealing Little-known Features of WindowsTake a look through the Start menu of Windows XP, along with the Control Panel, and you might well think that you had seen everything that is available. But in fact there are a number of hidden, or well disguised, tools built into Windows, many of which will prove very useful. Whether youre looking to …

Categories: Basics
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X57

XP Emergency GuideAfter a Blue Screen, STOP error or a complete crash without an error message, Windows XP will often refuse to boot. That usually happens if you have just installed new programs, drivers or hardware – and usually when you are in a particular rush to access your system. You can only solve major Windows problems …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X570

XP: Simulate Windows Vista Security FeaturesAs a Windows XP user, you have no doubt done some research to decide if Windows Vista is right for you. Despite all of the negative press around Vista, it does have some great new features, especially in the area of security, which are a significant improvement over Windows XP. However, with all of the …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X58

XP: First Look at Service Pack 3You may think that with the release of Vista, Microsoft would no longer be interested in supporting Windows XP. This isnt the case, however. While Microsoft are recommending that users upgrade to Vista where possible, the huge number of Windows XP machines deployed, especially in businesses, mean that Microsoft cannot just say goodbye to its …

Categories: Updates
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X59

XP: Disabling Hidden Spy FeaturesMicrosoft has integrated spy functions in Windows XP, resulting in the operating system frequently taking up contact with Microsoft. It is difficult to trace what is communicated to Microsoft, or what they use this information for. However, it is possible to protect your privacy and deactivate the spy functions in XP, without having to worry …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X6

XPs Program Compatibility WizardThe majority of programs run on Windows XP without a problem. Many users miss the odd program from the DOS and Windows 9x days and would like to use such programs in Windows XP. Sometimes this isnt possible, however, as Windows XP will not run the program due to compatibility problems but dont give up …

Categories: Basics
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X60

XP: Give Your System a Free Performance BoostIf you are using XP it is likely that your PC has become bloated and started to run at suboptimal performance. There are many different aspects of Windows XP that can be cleaned up and tweaked to boost your PCs performance. Fortunately, many software companies have done the hard work for you and produced tools …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X61

XP: Safe Surfing Using Public Wi-FiMany businesses such as pubs, coffee shops and hotels, offer free wireless Internet access to their customers. If you have a laptop with a wireless adaptor, connecting couldnt be simpler. However, such networks are inherently insecure: they have no security enabled, so anyone is able to connect. The person sitting next to you might be …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X62

XP: Protect Your PC with a Virtual MachineBrowsing unknown Internet sites is one of the riskiest things you can do with a PC. However, you can make your PC very secure against damage from external attack by hacker or virus by using the Internet only from within a virtual machine (VM). You can avoid exposing your PC to risks of corruption or …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: X63