How to Schedule Connecting And Disconnecting From Your ISP

With many ISPs using PPPoE-based connections, and many ISPs having awkward schemes such as night-unlimited starting at 2 AM, it’s a good idea to schedule your dialing process of Internet Connection rather than staying up late at night.Once connected, your downloads can start automatically. This will be used to schedule your downloads. You can also […]

Display Thumbnail Preview of Programs in Taskbar of Windows XP

XP’s successor Vista displays a thumbnail preview of programs that are open when the mouse is pointed to a minimized program in the Taskbar. This can easily be done in Windows XP too. All you need is the Visual Tooltip freeware. It creates thumbnails for the Taskbar which can be positioned as you like. The […]

How To Automate the Installation of Windows XP

Installing Windows XP requires you to be at your computer. Is there a way to do away with this, and automate the installation? Yes, You can create a CD that can install Windows automatically, putting in all the details and answering all the dialog boxes. I will show you how to create the Unattended or […]

How to Fix “This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator” Error

Sometimes you will encounter a problem with the restrictions on your computer. To be more clear, whenever you click on a drive or a folder in your computer, you will get a message “This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.” This occurs even if […]

Turn Off Hard Drive Indexing to Speed Up XP

Windows XP keeps a record of all files on the hard disk so when you do a search on the hard drive it is faster because of the indexed files. There is a downside to this and because the computer has to index all files, it will slow down normal file commands like open, close, […]

Bypass the Windows File Protection Message in Windows XP

Has the “Windows File Protection” message ever bugged you? Well, not anymore. Here is a way to bypass the annoying windows File Protection message. Disabling System File Protection in XP prior to SP2 involved editing the sfc_os.dll file, but the version of sfc_os.dll that comes with SP2 is different, and you cannot disable file protection […]

Share Folders on the Network Easily with Shared Folder Wizard

If you’ve got a large number of folders you want to share on the network, navigating to each one of them and going into their properties and changing them one by one can be quite a nuisance. Even sharing can be as simple as “Next, next, and next” with the Shared Folder Wizard To start […]

Speed Up System Start Up Time by Optimization Of The Boot Files

Normal file fragmentation scatters the pieces of a file all over your hard disk. This invariably also affects the files that load at boot time. You can defragment the files that load at system startup to enable faster loading. By this optimization of Boot Files the start up time of the system is made faster. […]

How to Create and Use a Password Reset Disk in Windows XP

The Password Reset Disk is used to gain access into Microsoft Windows XP based if you lost your password. The Forgotten Password Wizard lets you create a password reset disk that you can use to recover your user account and personalized computer settings if you forget your password. The steps to perform this task differ […]

How to Activate Windows for Corrupted XP Installation

Sometimes you will face problems with your Windows XP installation. You may not be able to Activate your copy of windows when you install a fresh copy of Windows XP. The reason for this problem are: Either your Registry has been damaged or modified, your files have gotten damaged during the Windows installation, or some […]

How to Identify Broken or Missing Drivers with Driver Verifier

While you rarely see a BSOD with Windows XP, the few times they do crop up are usually due to misbehaving drivers. To see which of these (if any) broken or missing drivers is causing your problems, use XP’s unsung Driver Verifier Manager ( Start > Run > “verifier” > [Enter] ). In the first […]

How to Change Thumbnail Size and Quality

If any of you out there like to use the thumbnail view, especially for browsing through photos and images, it can become a bit of a drain on your system. If you are not satisfied with the size and quality of Thumbnails you can change it. To alter the thumbnail size and quality, you need […]


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