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Make Icons Appear Faster
Written By: Administrator
Section: Guides

Category: Guides

2008-06-26 02:44:47
By default, when opening My Computer, windows automatically searches for network folders and printers. This can cause a delay in displaying your icons and for most users this setting is not needed.

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Create a Copy of a Users Profile
Written By: Administrator
Section: Guides

Category: Guides

2008-06-26 02:44:47
One of the new features that Windows XP offers is the ability to have separate settings for each user, this is called a ‘User Profile’. Contained in a ‘User Profile’ are desktop settings, favorites, program-specific data that is contained in the Application Data folder, and the contents of the My Documents folder for that user. Obviously this is pretty important and would be something that you should be making occasional backups of. This guide will show you how to create a copy of a users profile (by creating a copy you are creating a backup).

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Disable Low Disk Space Warning
Written By: Administrator
Section: Guides

Category: Guides

2008-06-16 13:02:19
When you are low on disk space Windows XP is nice enough to inform you of this. But once you are aware of the problem that should be it, right? Wrong, Windows XP continues to inform you. It gets rather annoying. Here is how to turn off the warning:

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Change the Icon for all ".txt" Files
Written By: Administrator
Section: Guides

Category: Guides

2008-03-16 01:00:00
The "txt" in the title of this article actually can be any extension, in other words: type of file, so for example: {.doc, .xls, .gif, ...} . This article will show you how to customize the icon for any extension, which in turn changes the icon for all files that have that extension.

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Require Control+Alt+Delete For More Security
Written By: Administrator
Section: Guides

Category: Guides

2008-06-16 12:57:46
For additional security, enable the Control+Alt+Delete login screen for XP. Using this is far more secure than the traditional XP login screen due to the fact that no program can intercept CTRL+ALT+DEL. Thus you are protecting yourself from a application (a bad application, could be spyware or a virus) from learning your machine password.

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Backup Your Registry
Written By: Administrator
Section: Guides

Category: Guides

2008-02-16 17:18:31
Creating a Backup of your registry is an essential first step you should be taking prior to doing any registry modifications. Please Note: This guide will always be referenced in any future guides that involve registry edits, as the first step you should be taking.

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