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Group Policies in XP

Group Policies in XP

Microsoft introduced a new set of group policy features with the release of Windows XP. Group policy in XP contained the same set of functions as those in the earlier operating systems Windows 2000, but included some 200 new settings, some specific to XP. Among the XP group policy updates were admin......[Read More]
How to Play on Safe Mode for Windows Vista

How to Play on Safe Mode for Windows Vista

Safe mode is a way to start up your Windows Vista operating system with limited resources to help troubleshoot the computer. Windows offers a few different safe mode options, allowing varying levels of access to the computer. Entering "Safe Mode with Networking" will allow you to start the computer ......[Read More]
Ways to Reboot a PC

Ways to Reboot a PC

Rebooting can resolve a variety of transient issues.computer image by martini from Fotolia.comAlthough most programmers create computer software with the best of intentions, there are times when testing fails to uncover a bug that can cause a computer to lock up or become unstable. If.........[Read More]
How to Install Windows XP Professional by Using the System Preparation Tool

How to Install Windows XP Professional by Using the System Preparation Tool

The "System Preparation Tool," or "Sysprep," facilitates the mass deployment of Microsoft Windows XP Professional. It changes the system files on a computer so that the next time the computer is started with those files, the operating system will adapt itself to the current hardware environment. The......[Read More]
Microsoft Group Policy for Windows 2003

Microsoft Group Policy for Windows 2003

Group Policy in Microsoft Server 2003 allows a network administrator to centrally configure settings, such as those affecting security or enforcing a common desktop, for multiple client computers. These settings are configured in Group Policy on the server, and the server applies them to the client ......[Read More]
How to Enable CD AutoRun in Windows XP

How to Enable CD AutoRun in Windows XP

Autorun in Windows XP allows portable hardware to launch automatically when you insert or connect it to your computer. Once enabled, Windows runs CDs inserted into your computer's CD/DVD-ROM drive. If you insert a music or movie disc, Windows XP runs the disc using your default media player. If your......[Read More]
Images of the Free Version of Office for Windows 10 Desktop or Mobile

Images of the Free Version of Office for Windows 10 Desktop or Mobile

Take a quick look (including images of the programs interfaces!) at Microsoft Office for Windows 10 Mobile, which is coming out ahead of the Windows 10 release.......[Read More]
How to Repair a Background Intelligent Transfer Service in XP

How to Repair a Background Intelligent Transfer Service in XP

The Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is used for asynchronous file transfers. BITS is used in applications such as Windows Update and Windows Live. By default, the service is set to only turn on when needed. If you attempt to use an application that relies on BITS and the service fail......[Read More]
How to Remove HP Credential Manager

How to Remove HP Credential Manager

The HP Credential Manager is a software utility that offers protection by consolidating passwords and user names to one secure identity. Remove the program if it is causing errors on your computer or if your are updating to a newer version of the software. Use the built-in uninstaller in the Windows......[Read More]
How to Install Recovery Console in Windows XP

How to Install Recovery Console in Windows XP

The Recovery Console for Windows XP is a utility for recovering the operating system when system errors occur. The utility is only available to users with administrative privileges because its use requires advanced knowledge of the Windows operating system. Microsoft recommends that the Recovery Con......[Read More]
How to Remove Unused DLL Files From WinXP

How to Remove Unused DLL Files From WinXP

Dynamic Link Library (DLL) files are common system files installed by Microsoft Windows as well as other programs on your PC. Many times when a program is installed, it adds DLL files into the system directory of your operating system. Often these files are not deleted when the program is uninstall......[Read More]
How to Add Icons to a Taskbar

How to Add Icons to a Taskbar

The taskbar has many uses and features that many people do not know about. The taskbar has the ability to hide and only come out when your mouse passes over it, can be moved to any four sides of your monitor and can quick-launch applications that you add to it. The process of adding icons to the tas......[Read More]
How to Replace Corruped Control.Exe

How to Replace Corruped Control.Exe

The control.exe file located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder can get corrupted just like any other Windows executable. Whether the cause of corruption is malware or a physical hard disk problem, this may affect your ability to use the Control Panel to change options or do some troubleshooting. Rep......[Read More]
How to Use a Batch File to Restore a Registry Key

How to Use a Batch File to Restore a Registry Key

A Batch file is a Windows file that contains a list of commands, and can be run from the Windows shell, aka the Command Prompt. You can use a Batch file for any process you need automated by a script--adding a Registry Key is one of these processes. Using the REGEDIT function, adding to the Windows ......[Read More]
How to Remove Previous Windows Versions

How to Remove Previous Windows Versions

If you upgrading to a new operating system or planning to perform a fresh installation of Windows on your PC, you should remove all previous versions of the Windows operating system. Deleting these previous versions of Windows will preserve as much space on your hard drive as possible.......[Read More]
What Are the Causes of Stress for Teachers?

What Are the Causes of Stress for Teachers?

The .ALS file format is used by the popular music-creation software Ableton Live. Files with this extension are Ableton Live projects that have not yet been mixed down to an audio file. Export your ALS files to the WAV format using Ableton Live to allow them to be played on a media player or burned ......[Read More]
How to Run a Defragment Program by Schedule

How to Run a Defragment Program by Schedule

If you want to defragment your computer on a regular basis but you either always forget to run the operation or someone is always using the computer when you want to run the program, schedule a regular defragmentation when you know no one will be using the computer. You can schedule your computer to......[Read More]
How to Change the BIOS Setting in XP

How to Change the BIOS Setting in XP

The Basic Input Output System (BIOS) is designed to load and start the computer's operating system as well as recognize devices such as video cards, CD/DVD drives, keyboards and other computer peripherals for use. On occasion, you may need to modify the BIOS settings in Windows XP to be compatible w......[Read More]
How to Convert a Comma Delimited File to CSV

How to Convert a Comma Delimited File to CSV

A comma-delimited file represents data exported from databases or spreadsheets. Each line of data is a record, such as a customer or company, and each field in that area, such as name, address and phone number, is separated from the other with a comma. Other programs may be unable to read that file,......[Read More]
The Find Command in the CMD Prompt

The Find Command in the CMD Prompt

When you get tired of looking for for files using Windows Explorer or the Start menu, search your computer from the CMD Prompt. You won't find any colorful displays or buttons to click, but you will discover a useful "Find" command. Simply enter the text string for which you are searching ......[Read More]