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XP: Now that Microsoft Support has EndedGet your Windows XP system fit to cope with the official end of Microsoft’s support. Even though Microsoft has ceased to provide updates for the old operating system, you don’t necessarily have to do without your trusty Windows XP machine. Many PCs aren’t suitable for Windows 7 or Windows 8 but you don’t have to …

Categories: Installation & Setup, Optimisation, Troubleshooting, Updates
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X635

XP: Top 10 Readers Problems SolvedThe Windows Advisor helpdesk service helps readers solve their PC problems on a one-to-one basis every day. With web, email and postal support available to readers, as you will imagine, we build up quite a catalogue of the most common problems experienced by Windows users like you. Weve collected together 10 of the most common …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X64

XP: The 7 Features Windows Should Have but DoesntWindows XP is the worlds most popular operating system, but many people have argued Microsoft have lost their way since the launch of Windows Vista, and many operating systems, such as Mac OS X and Linux have included innovative new features that have given them the edge. Of course this is not the case; there …

Categories: Basics
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X65

XP: Essential Steps to Extend the Life of WindowsDespite the fact that it is now more than seven years old and a successor has been released in the form of Vista, Windows XP is still in use around the world. The additional hardware requirements of Vista coupled with a disappointing range of new features means that there was not really much incentive to …

Categories: Installation & Setup
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X66

XP: Hidden Techniques to Boost Windows StabilityWindows XP has been around for a while now, but for many people, the operating system more than meets their requirements and this explains why XP is still incredibly popular all around the world. Just because Windows XP is getting on in years does not mean that it is ready to be consigned to history. …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X67

XP: Preserve the Life of Your Old PCAfter a complete crash, a re-installation of Windows may be your only option. This can obviously lead to data loss unless you have made a backup of your files first. But who knows when a total crash will strike? This causes many users to adopt a do it tomorrow attitude to backing up since the …

Categories: Installation & Setup
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X68

XP: Add High-end Vista Features for FreeIf youve taken a look at Windows Vista you may have decided to stay with XP a little longer. After all, independent tests have shown that XP performs better than Vista for a range of tasks, and Vista wont even run on many older systems. If you want every single feature available in Vista you …

Categories: Installation & Setup
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X7

XP: Get Windows 7 Security Features on Your XP SystemWith the release of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP, Microsoft started to take the security threat seriously, and have continued to improve security throughout Windows Vista and 7. Windows Vista introduced User Account Control, which has been improved in Windows 7, to make sure that insecure applications are not able to run as Administrator …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X70

XP Tuning Made EasyEver since it was released, Windows XP has been anything but a ‘slim’ operating system. The many additional programs and functions supplied by Microsoft are supposed to speed-up and simplify your daily work – but in reality, the exact opposite happens, and they hamper what you are trying to do. In addition, many of the …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X700

XP: Emergency RescueWindows XP is the most stable of all the operating systems that Microsoft has developed. However, even Windows XP sometimes fails. This can happen after you have installed some new software, or upgraded the drivers for a device that you have attached to your computer. This failure could result in your computer not starting to …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X8

XP: Startup Problems Successfully SolvedIf XP refuses to start you may be at a loss as to what to do – you can’t even search the Internet to look for a fix. To get to the bottom of the problem you need to systematically work through a series of fixes until you find the one that resolves your problem, …

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Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X810

XP: The Top 10 ErrorsWindows XP is, according to Microsoft, one of the most stable Windows operating systems ever released. That may be so but XP is certainly not free from errors and problems. When the operating system starts behaving strangely, automatically dialling out from your modem, for example, hardware or software starts to malfunction, or errors start popping …

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Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X820

XP Activation Secrets and TipsMost XP users are aware that their version of Windows is the first to include Microsofts product activation. At the time of Windows XPs release, activation was a hot discussion topic. Some users felt that it was unreasonable to restrict their usage of a product that they had purchased outright. While there was much focus …

Categories: Installation & Setup
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X9

XP Tuning with 8 Turbo TipsOver time, Windows XP gets slower and slower. Even after being freshly installed, an XP machine can still run at a snail’s pace. The reason is clear: when you install XP on your system it uses a set of basic default settings, designed to work on a range of different hardware, but not at optimal …

Categories: Optimisation, Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X910

XP: Total Protection Against CrashesPut in Place the Best Windows Backup to Protect Your Windows XP System Against Major Errors and System Failures After a complete Windows XP crash, due to a faulty hard drive, for example, then only a new installation will solve the problem. Unfortunately, that also means that all your data and settings will be lost …

Categories: Optimisation, Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: X970