Windows XP Tips

How To Take a Screenshot On Chromebook

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If you just got a Chromebook, you’ve probably noticed that it’s a bit different from most laptops. One of these differences is the absence of the Print Screen (PrtSc) key that’s mostly found on Windows laptops, whose function is to capture screenshots.  Chromebooks don’t have a dedicated screenshot key. Instead, the function is built into […]

How to Open a Corrupted Word File and Recover Document

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Nothing is more frustrating than working on a Word document only for it to be corrupted. A corrupt file can’t be opened, making it impossible to edit or print out. But there’s no reason to lose hope. In this guide, we’ll go through all the ways to recover your Word file and bring it back […]

Join a Windows XP Computer to a Windows 7/8/10 Homegroup

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Once you have setup a homegroup using Windows 7/8/10 on your network, the next step is to fine-tune it so that all the older computers can find each other. All Windows 7 and higher computers will easily be able to join the homegroup by just using the password, but if your network contains computers running […]

How to Add a Program to Startup in Windows XP

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Want a specific program to run every time Windows starts? Maybe you created your own program or downloaded something off the Internet. Either way, it’s relatively simple to add a program to the startup in Windows XP. There are mainly two ways to go about doing this. One is to add a shortcut to the […]

Fix Missing or Corrupted Hidden Files and Folders Option in Windows

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By default, Windows Explorer does not display files with the Hidden attribute. However, there is an easy way of showing hidden files and folders in Windows. Hidden files and folders will appear dimmed to indicate they are not typical items and they are usually program or system files that should not be deleted or changed. […]

Attach a VHD File in Windows XP

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If you also use Windows XP on another computer, you can transfer that VHD file to the XP computer and mount it without having to run Virtual PC or Microsoft Virtual Server. You can install only a component of Microsoft Virtual Server and run a command from the command line. NOTE: If you have applied […]

How to Change the Limit Reservable Bandwidth in Windows

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Update: It has been brought to my attention from a colleague that the idea of QOS taking up 20% of the bandwidth is actually a myth. Microsoft has an official response to this that you can read here and it’s been debunked on LifeHacker as well. Edit the setting at your own risk.  For their own […]

How to Install IIS and Configure a Web Server in XP

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Internet Information Services or more popularly known as IIS is a lightweight web server process included in the XP installer disc. IIS on XP is the ideal choice for testing native Microsoft web applications like ASP and .Net. You may also be interested in my previous post on how to setup an FTP server using […]

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 […]