Some of us just don't like to use this IM program. I myself have looked in the Add/Remove
Program panel and can't find any way to remove it there. I found out how to do it with a little
research. Just go toStart->Run and type in rundll32 setupapi,InstallHin fSection BLC.Remove
There are files located in thePrefetch folder (C:\Windows\Prefetch) that you may safely
delete. These files are usually left there by other programs that were using. You can either
manually delete them or use this batch file that I created to do it. All you need to do is unzip
the file calledprefetch.b at into your Desktop and then double click on it. You will see the
command prompt come up shortly and disappear. That's it.
You may have noticed that.tmp files appear in the Temp folder (C:\Windows\Temp). You may delete these files. Since these files might be accessed by another program, it's a good idea to delete these when you don't have any programs open. It's best to do this right after you login to ensure that no programs are using it. If you don't want to bother going into that folder every time to delete it, you can download xp_downloads. zip which contains a file called
When you right click on a file/folder and chooseSendTo, you will get a list of programs/folders
to send it to. Let's just say that you want to add or delete one of your own programs/folders.
This could be accomplished very easily. Just navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\your_
Windows XP allows you to create a password reset disk, just in case you forget the password
and can't login. This is only for computers that are not on a domain. Those that are on a
domain may or may not work the same way.
Enter your current password and then click Next and Finish. The floppy will now contain your
encrypted password. If you forget your password, you can just use the Password Reset
Wizard to create a new one. Just make sure to create another reset disk once you changed
your password. So if you forgot your password and changed it to a new one, create another
reset disk by repeating the above procedure again.
You can restrict a certain user to only use the computer at a certain time interval. Let's say you have a username called Bill and you want Bill to access the computer only from 9AM - 9PM from Monday through Friday. You can do this by going toStart->Run and type innet
Disable the messenger service built into Windows XP to prevent ads or other popups from
coming up when using Outlook (and maybe even Outlook Express). Anyway, just disable it for
better performance. To disable it, right click on My Computer->Manage->Services and
Have you ever wanted to use some other program to open up a certain file but had to go
through My Computer->Program Files and then click on the program's folder and then the
program itself. You can open a file with any programs you have with ease by adding them to
the SendTo menu. You know, when you right click on a file and choose Send To. To do this,
go toStart->Run and type insendto to open up the SendTo folder. Now go to My Computer-
Some XP users might not like the personalized menus that XP has. One example of
this feature is the highlighting of newly installed programs in the Start Menu. Some
users might find this annoying. To turn this feature off right click on the Start Button-
One important feature in XP is System Restore. This makes a backup of your data. To create the restore points go to Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->System Restore. Click Create a restore point and clickNext. Type in a description for the restore point and click Create. You're all set. If your system fails for some reason you may use the restore point by hitting the F8 key repeatedly during boot time until a menu comes up. Choose Last known
The hibernation file which allows a user to use hibernation mode takes up a lot of space. If
you use this feature you are allocating/creating space so that when you come back everything
(programs and folders) are still open. If you don't use it that much then there's not much
sense keeping it. So you may remove it. Go to Start->Control Panel->Power Options-
Speed up XP by turning off the Indexing Service for your hard drive. This feature is used to
make your searching needs faster, but it's affecting the overall performance so it's best to turn
it off. Go to My Computer and right click on the drive that you want the feature to be disabled.
Choose Properties and uncheck the box where it says Allow Indexing Service to index this
disk for fast file searching. When a box come up choose to Apply to all folders and subfolders.
This is something new in Windows XP - renaming multiple files. Let's say you have a huge
photo collection and want to name them in sequential order. You can do this very easily. Just
select all the photos you want to rename (you may use the ctrl key and click on individual files
if desired). Then hit the F2 key and type in the name of the file. Hit Enter. It should all rename.
So if you entered VacationPhoto, you will have VacationPhoto (1), VacationPhoto (2),
VacationPhoto (3), etc.
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