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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]
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 Remove the program if it is causing errors on your computer or if your are updating to a newer version of the software.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 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]
How to Install Icon Sets

How to Install Icon Sets

In computer terms, an "icon" is a graphical representation of a program. These are placed on your desktop during a program's installation and are what you click on with your mouse to execute the software. What many users don't realize is that these icons can be changed at will. Oftentimes icon "sets......[Read More]
How to Encode Captions

How to Encode Captions

Video streams rely on captions (also called "subtitles") to present translations of spoken words to other languages, or for people with hearing problems, or to display comments related to what is being said. Captions need to be time-synchronized with the audio and video streams. The most widely form......[Read More]
How to Enable Disk Cleanup

How to Enable Disk Cleanup

Disk cleanup is a tool built into the Windows operating system that helps remove old files and increase free hard drive space, according to Microsoft. Disk cleanup removes temporary Internet files, removes unneeded program files, empties the recycling bin, removes Windows temporary files, removes op......[Read More]
How to Create an Email Footer

How to Create an Email Footer

An email footer, also known as an email signature, can be set to appear at the end of every email you write. This can save time, personalize your emails, or provide recipients with information. Popular uses for the email signature are to add a closing, business contact information, or a quote. Addin......[Read More]
Windows XP Slow Startup Troubleshooting

Windows XP Slow Startup Troubleshooting

Windows XP, like all operating systems, tends to decrease in performance over time. This is due to factors such as the installation of new software, the loading of new program drivers and the depletion of valuable hard disk space by temporary files. The net effect may be a decline in startup speeds.......[Read More]
How to Remove the DNS Log in the Event Viewer (EVT)

How to Remove the DNS Log in the Event Viewer (EVT)

Microsoft DNS Server is Microsoft's implementation of the Domain Name System. This hierarchical system allows human-readable names, called domains, to be translated into machine-usable Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Microsoft DNS Server allows you to use a Windows-based server to perform automati......[Read More]