Windows XP Tips

99 Ways to Make Your Computer Blazingly Fast

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Over the last several years working in IT for various companies as a Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, and Help Desk professional, I’ve written and learned about many ways to increase the performance of not only my PC, but also of the many PCs on my networks ranging from Windows 98 to Windows Vista. In this […]

Sound or volume tray icon missing in Windows Vista?

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Is your sound icon suddenly missing from your Windows Vista system tray!? It was there just a little while ago, but now it’s gone! For some strange reason, many Vista users have to deal with missing volume and network icons on a regular basis! Even after I upgraded to Windows Vista SP1, my volume icon […]

Fix “You need permission to perform this action” error

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Microsoft should have just not released Windows Vista rather than making us bear the pain of trying to use a crappy operating system. Or at least very annoying. Problems I never had in Windows XP now show up all over Vista. One of those annoying problems is the fact that security on Windows Vista is […]

Device Manager empty or blank in Windows?

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I recently had a problem where I opened my Device Manager and found that is was blank! Nothing there! Just plain empty! It was very strange and it took me a while to figure out what the problem was! If your Device Manager is completely blank or empty, then there are two possibilities of why […]

How to Block Remote Connections to a Windows XP Computer

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If you’re not careful, it may be possible for hackers to remotely connect to your computer without your knowledge and copy, change, or delete files. If you travel a lot and have to connect to unsecured wireless networks at hotels, airports, etc, you should make sure to beef up the security on your system so […]

A Problem Has Been Detected and Windows Has Been Shutdown to Prevent Damages to Your Computer

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After installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 and rebooting the computer some people get this error: A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer)   some of the technical code accompanying the error are: OX0000007E (0XC00007D, 0XF7C6B8EA, 0XF7C6B7F4 – 0XF7CBBYF0. by booting in safe mode you […]

Configure Outlook 2007 to Work Over HTTP using RPC Protocol

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Network security is a big concern nowadays, and administrators make every effort to keep the bad guys out of their network, for that reason they block almost every port on their network firewalls, leaving only port 80 and 443 open. Microsoft in improving exchange server and outlook availability makes it possible to connect to a […]

How to enable Remote Desktop on remote computers through remote registry

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Using remote desktop to troubleshoot issues on computers on your network is the most efficient and quick way to solve problems. The best thing is that remote desktop is already install on all Windows XP pro computers, but unfortunately it is not enabled by default, so you need to enable it in order to get […]

Internet Connection problems- Proxy Server settings messed up

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Sometimes when troubleshooting Internet Connection problems we seems to try everything; from the basic to the most advance techniques, but sometimes nothing seems to fix the problem until we check some hidden settings that we never suspect might cause great frustration. Some Internet service providers somehow like to use proxy server settings on your browser […]

Automating software installation

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If you are a techie you know how annoying it is to install software over and over again on the systems you setup everyday. I always tried to find a way how to automate those tasks, so I could have time for myself while the scripts do the work. I tried many scripting programs from […]