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The step-by-step procedures to Building an Intel PC

First the core component: the CPU I am going to need is to decide first of all on what I am using this PC to accomplish. That has already been said… it is my server. But, what will it serve on the network? In my case it will supply loads of hard drive space, it(…)

How to Make your Folders Private in Windows XP

•Open My Computer •Double-click the drive where Windows is installed (usually drive (C:), unless you have more than one drive on your computer). •If the contents of the drive are hidden, under System Tasks, click Show the contents of this drive. •Double-click the Documents and Settings folder. •Double-click your user folder. •Right-click any folder in(…)

How to Keep Windows XP Up-to-Date

The Windows Update feature notifies you of the latest updates and bug fixes for the Windows XP operating system directly from the Microsoft Web site. To launch the Windows Update, you click the Start menu, point at the All Programs button, and then click Windows Update in the Programs menu. As soon as you click(…)

Making Older Programs Run under Windows XP

Some programs designed for earlier versions of Windows won’t run under Windows XP. Until you can get your hands on a program upgrade for Windows XP, you can try running the program in one of Windows XP Compatibility Modes by following these steps: 1. Double-click the desktop shortcut called Run in Compatibility Mode that’s automatically(…)

How to Map Network Drives in Windows XP

If you use Windows XP on a local area network (LAN), and you save and open files in shared folders as part of a workgroup on a server, you can create a virtual drive whose drive letter appears in the My Computer window along with those of your local drives — a process referred to(…)

Saving Web Pages with Internet Explorer 6

Occasionally, you may want to save an entire Web page on your computer (text, hyperlinks, graphics, and all). To save the Web page that currently appears in Internet Explorer, choose File–>Save As to open the Save Web Page dialog box shown in the following figure. Select the folder in which you want the page saved(…)

How to install Step by Step Guide to Installing a New Printer in Windows XP

When installing a new printer with the Add Printer Wizard, you can choose between adding a local printer (one that’s directly cabled to your computer through one of the ports) or a network printer (a printer that’s connected to your network with an Ethernet connection, just as your computer is connected to the LAN). To(…)

How to Use Qfixapp.exe In Windows XP

This article describes the Quick Fix utility (Qfixapp.exe) that is included with the Application Compatibility Toolkit for Windows XP and Windows .NET. Qfixapp.exe is a tool that includes pre-packaged fixes that provide an easy way to fix a program. Use Qfixapp.exe To Apply Program Fixes You can use Qfixapp.exe to quickly apply various program fixes(…)

How to Prepare your Hardware for windows XP

Windows XP is a cat’s cradle of all the Windows versions that precede it. Some of its features and functions mimic Windows 95/98 and Millennium Edition; some act like Windows 2000; others are all new. As a rule, however, this OS does everything on a big scale. It demands higher system requirements than we’ve seen(…)

Windows XP support OpenGL

Although the operating system does not have built-in support for the 3D graphics standard, according to Microsoft. However, XP does support the graphics standard OpenGL by way of your video card drivers. If you’re getting graphics errors after you upgrade to Windows XP, check your video settings (click Control Panel > Display > Properties >(…)

Everything You Ever Needed to know about Microsoft Passport

Whether you know it or not, if you’ve ever signed up for a Hotmail account, you have a Passport account, too. And that’s a good thing, because if you want to access Microsoft’s Web support site these days, you must enter a Passport ID and a password. So what gives? What is this thing called(…)

How to Display Volume Icon in Taskbar – Windows-xp

It’s really handy to have access to the Volume Control panel in the event you quickly need to move the volume slider up or down. In its default state, XP ships with almost a clean slate for both the desktop and taskbar. So, if you’d like to place the volume control icon in the taskbar,(…)