Windows XP Tips

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 […]

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 codes accompanying the error are: OX0000007E (0XC00007D, 0XF7C6B8EA, 0XF7C6B7F4 – 0XF7CBBYF0). By booting into Safe Mode, I noticed […]