Windows XP will always have a special place in my heart—it's the operating system I grew up on. It guided me through the glory days of AIM, Napster, and MySpace, but now it's dead. The OS that had been supported by Microsoft for twelve years officially lost its support on Apri ...more
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Are you tired of getting annoyed that your computer is running Windows XP too slowly for you? Increase your computer's speed by checking your disks for errors and defragmenting your hard drive, or updating your hardware to more advanced technology.
Welcome back, my novice hackers! New hackers often ask me the same question: "What is the easiest platform to hack?" My response is always the same—it is not a platform, but rather a particular piece of software that is easiest to hack, which is on nearly every client-side sy ...more
Just because you update to the Windows 7 operating system doesn't mean you have to lose all of your older programs and applications. Windows 7 has a virtual PC option that you can download, which allows you to use older programs and apps via Windows XP Mode. It's the best of ...more
There are a number of items that you will have to use your mouse and click onto in the process of changing your clock, language and religion in Windows XP. Click START-CONTROL PANEL-DATE/TIME/REGIONAL OPTIONS. This will get you to the window that allows you to change any of th ...more
This is a Computers & Programming video tutorial where you will learn how to remove annoying spyware on your PC in Windows XP. Some spyware can be really nasty. This video shows how to remove spyware for free. Go to Download.com, and search for ‘ad aware’, download and install ...more
In this tutorial the author shows how to find out a Cool XP Easter Egg hidden in the XP which comes by downloading the latest update of widows update. The author now opens Internet Explorer and visits the windows site. Now he quits the explorer and holds down both the Control ...more
In this video, the instructor shows how to schedule tasks in Microsoft Windows XP. Scheduled tasks are nothing but programs you want your computer to run at specific reoccurring intervals like daily, weekly, monthly, etc. This can be a very helpful feature if you want to updat ...more
If you do not have a CD-Rom drive on your new computer, or it is broken, you can still install Windows XP. In this tutorial, learn how to go 'old school' and use MS DOS to install XP with a bootable flash drive. This video will show you how to access DOS on your computer and u ...more
In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Windows XP or Windows 7 onto a Netbook using the WinToFlash program. Netbooks are awesome new tools, they are as convenient as a cell phone and as useful as a whole computer; however, they often don't come with CD-Rom or Disc dr ...more
In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 with CNET. You need to do these 3 things. 1st - run the Windows 7 upgrade advisor to know if your computer can handle any version of Windows 7. 2nd – check the Windows 7 c ...more
Decided you want to leapfrog Vista and upgrade from Microsoft Windows XP directly to Windows 7? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this free home computing how-to can present a complete (and somewhat talky) overview of the process in about six minutes' time. For specifics, and ...more
Custom optioned installation includes the following: Copy the files to an external hard disk before starting your installation, then you will reinstall your programs by hand by using the windows easy transfer and transfer the data into the hard disk. For installation process ...more
New user to Windows 7? Microsoft has put out a series of video tutorials explaining how to maximize your Windows 7 experience. Follow along with this computer lesson and learn how to: *Determine program compatibility *Open the program compatibility troubleshooter *Find Window ...more
An interesting feature of Windows 7 is the ability to run Windows XP in a virtual machine in order to use applications that don't currently work with Windows 7. This is different than using other virtual machine options because in the final version of Windows 7, several versio ...more
Most of us stay with a certain computer operating system - or a specific version of that system - because it gives us a great amount of ease. But what if you're using an older edition and it's starting to look a bit, well, outdated? Make your Windows Server 2003 look newer by ...more
Made the upgrade from Windows XP to Vista, but you're having troulbe with some of your old programs? The Lab Rats, Andy Walker and Sean Carruthers, teach you some software troubleshooting tips for Windows Vista.
Want to simulate XP on a Win 7 computer? With Virtual PC, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete overview of the process in just under five minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get sta ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to enable or disable the Windows Update tool on a desktop or laptop computer running the MS Windows Vista operating system. For more information, including a complete demonstration of the process and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch thi ...more
If you've recently upgraded from Windows XP to Windows Vista, the first change you may have discovered is the start menu. It looks totally different, and if it's just too much change for you, there's an easy way to convert that new start menu in Vista to the classic style from ...more
Why can't you play DVDs in Windows Media Player? Who knows, but this video tutorial will help you tweak the settings in Windows XP to start watching DVD movies in Windows Media Player 11 in no time. It's a simple registry tweak that enables DVD usage, so you don't have to buy ...more
This short guide will show you how to remove those pesky security alerts in Windows 7. Go to Action Center You can do this by searching for it in the Windows Search bar or by going to Control Panel > System and Security > Action Center. Remove it Underneath the Maintenance ...more
If you've forgotten the password to one or more of the Windows XP accounts on your computer, take heart: This video tutorial will show you how to bypass, and then change, a Windows XP start-up password. For a detailed run through of this simple Windows log-in hack, watch this ...more
This shows how to install Mac OS X on Intel/AMD PCs as a dual boot with Windows. Part 1 of 2 - How to Dual-boot Windows XP and Mac OS X on a PC. Part 2 of 2 - How to Dual-boot Windows XP and Mac OS X on a PC.
The moment when your Windows XP PC begins hibernating is one of the most frustrating in many PC users lives, causing hands to be thrown up in frustration and preparations for a hard reset to begin. Do you wish that you computer didn't even have the option of hibernating? This ...more
Mastering the concepts of the BOOT.INI file (the boot loader) in Windows XP to better control your Windows configuration.
Design your own font characters for windows, using a hidden application in windows xp. Try it now!
DNS spoofing - how to use the hosts file in Windows XP to block unwanted spyware/popups/etc, block programs from reporting to a site, filter/block/redirect websites, and locally create forward lookups (IP to name resolution in network)
In this screencast, we show you how to use the Disc Defragmenter in Windows XP, to clean up your hard discs, and group fragmented files to make access to them much quicker.
This video will show you 7 different ways to speed up Windows XP. This tutorial requires one freeware program that can be found at www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm.
A video tutorial that will show you how to Remove programs and applications from your computer in Windows XP.
A quick visual tutorial on how to change the boot screen dialogue on any Windows XP machine. Great for messing wtih friends.
Did you know you can control which software opens which file extensions on your computer in Windows XP? Learn how to edit file associations and default to your favorite programs.
Learn how to capture a screen shot of your desktop, an active window, a website, or anything else use Microsoft Windows XP and without installing additional software.
If you love computer pranks, this is one of the easiest ones to pull. This video will show you how to remove the Shut Down button from the start menu in Windows XP. Actually, it does't remove the shutdown button, it just disables it, giving the user a restriction message, stat ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to turn off the Windows firewall in Windows XP. This is useful if you would rather use a third party firewall to protect your computer instead. First, go to start menu and click run. Type in firewall.cpl and press okay. The firewall wil ...more
This video shows you how easy it is to use system restore on Windows XP and Vista to bring your computer back to life. System restore takes your computer back in time to a point before it had errors or problems. Go to the start menu, all programs, accessories folder, system to ...more
Do you know which programs run when you start up your computer? In this short tutorial, I will show you how you can see which programs run automatically at startup in Windows XP. You'll be surprised how many there are! Having multiple programs loading when you start up your s ...more
New to Ubuntu Linux? This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out this video tutorial on how to share files between Ubuntu (Host) & XP (Guest). VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for ente ...more
This video demonstrates how to make your own icon and use it in Windows. To do this, just make the graphic in Paint, save it as the right format, and create a shortcut using the icon you made.
Backing up your files is very smart and important. You'll want to make sure that you copy your files somewhere external just in case something happens to your PC. The easiest and most convenient way to do this is to use a blank CD and burn your programs and files to it. In thi ...more
In this Windows how-to, Digital Connector Jessica will show you how to change the appearance of your Windows XP desktop. Specifically, she addresses how you can use the classic Windows theme using the XP themes feature. For more on modifying the appearance of your Windows XP d ...more
Hit a plateau with the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system? If so, give this free video tutorial a go. It'll teach you how to "downgrade" from Vista to the comparably stable Windows XP OS.
Looking for a quick primer on how to use the File Manager on a Microsoft Windows XP PC? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in a matter of a few minutes. For more information, including detai ...more
The Windows XP My Documents folder is a great way to organize and view folders and files on a computer running Microsoft Windows XP. Learn how to organize the My Documents folder with tips from a computer programmer in this free computer video on Windows XP. Part 1 of 14 - How ...more
Have you ever wanted to work on your home PC from your laptop, or vice-versa? The Remote Desktop in Windows XP allows you to vicariously use your PC from another PC. These videos will show you exactly how to set up and use the Remote Desktop in Windows XP. Many of my friends ...more
This video illustrates the quick and easy method to Dual boot Windows XP & Vista . The process is comprised of the following steps:Step 1: Install Windows XP OS on your PC. Run it and see if it works fine.Step 2: By using the Windows Vista OS setup , start the installation pro ...more
In this cursory three-part tutorial series, you'll learn how to create your own custom cursor using Windows XP using IconArt 2.0. Get pointers on making your own pointers with this how-to. And be certain to stay tuned for parts two and three. Part 1 of 3 - How to Create and us ...more
There are times when you must start up your Windows XP computer system in Safe Mode, for example if you need to remove certain viruses, key loggers, adware, etc. that cannot be removed while in standard mode. If you want to learn how to boot in safe mode in Windows XP, you sho ...more
Things You'll Need A fully working operating system that supports VirtualBox (Windows, OS X, Linux or Solaris) VirtualBox 4.0+ Tips VirtualBox for Windows / OS X / Solaris can be downloaded here. All Linux users hold your breath. There is a better way to install VirtualBox ...more
The following are the steps to be followed to boot Windows XP from a CD: 1. The first thing to do is switch on your computer. Before your computer starts loading windows, you need to hit the F12 key. 2. Hitting F12 will take you to the boot menu. 3. Here you can see the optio ...more
Not in love with your new Mac but don't want to give it away and lose a thousand bucks? You're in luck. If you recently converted to a Mac and are really missing Windows, there is an easy way to install XP on your new Apple. So, if for some reason you would like to use Windows ...more
Learn how to disable alert balloons in Windows XP.
You love your PC, and heck, it probably loves you too. But sometimes, your drive can become infested with virus', spyware, adware, and all sorts of other nasty stuff. When an anti-virus program just is not enough, it's time to reformat. In this great, two-part video, you will ...more
This video shows people how to format and reinstall Windows XP on their PC from a CD.
How to change your boot and logon screen in Windows XP.
The beyourownit shows you how to remove and reinstall devices in Windows XP. The first thing he shows what to do is Right click on the My Computer icon and select properties then select then choose the hardware TAB. When you click on the Device Manager button, the Device Manag ...more
If your game of Half Life is taking too long to load then maybe it's time to improve your computer performance. This video tutorial demonstrates how to speed up your personal computer running Microsoft Windows XP. You'll learn a variety of methods to boost performance and gain ...more
Puzzled on how to use your boot disk to repair your Windows XP system? This informative video from www.computerhilfen.com shows you step by step exactly what to expect to see on your computer screen. Fixing that slow or broken Windows XP computer system is not impossible! Make ...more
This video demonstrates how to increase your computer's virtual memory in Windows XP. To increase virtual memory in Windows XP: - On your desktop, right click on My Computer then select Properties. - On the System Properties Window, click on the Advanced tab. Under Performance ...more