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Index of Windows XP Tips

  1. Learn about Firewalls - Windows XP ICF Explained
  2. How to block Messenger Service ADs?
  3. How to use IEFix utility?
  4. Using ToolbarCop to remove unwanted BHO, Toolbars and menu extensions
  5. WJView error at startup
  6. Virus attachment claims to contain software updates from Microsoft
  7. Internet Explorer Newsgroup FAQs
  8. How to troubleshoot the DELPHI error - CPR.DLL ?
  9. Where do the image files come from? [the background images listing]
  10. Internet Explorer "Advanced" tab is blank
  11. How to customize folder background?
  12. Windows Explorer command-line parameters
  13. How to clear past items from Notification Area?
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  15. How to clear items in the open-with listing?
  16. How to restore the "Show Desktop" icon to Quick Launch bar?
  17. Performing a clean install of Windows XP
  18. Remove the Stored User Names and Passwords - .NET Credentials
  19. How to prevent Blaster Worm attack?
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  21. Configure Windows XP to Automatically Login
  22. Switch users with Welcome Screen and Fast User Switching disabled
  23. Error Message: "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator"
  24. $Uninstall Folders - Description - Can be deleted safely?
  25. Dial-up connection window pop-ups automatically while working
  26. How to redirect special folders in Windows XP
  27. Guest Account and Internet access in Windows XP
  28. Registry MRU locations
  29. Add a "Print Directory" Feature for Folders in Windows XP
  30. Why does Task Manager, MSCONFIG, or REGEDIT disappear while opening?
  31. Cannot run EXE files [Programs don't open]
  32. Protected Storage - Save Password, AutoComplete issues
  33. Some of the best Windows XP books
  34. Remove invalid entries in Add/Remove Programs
  35. Description of Svchost.exe in Windows XP
  36. How to manage your Startup?
  37. How to remove the OEM link from XP Start Menu?
  38. Free Online Virus Scanners and Security tests - Listing
  39. Edit the Places bar locations in 'Open/Save As' common dialog boxes
  40. How to login as Administrator in Windows XP?
  41. How to backup the Windows XP Registry?
  42. Lock Windows XP workstation with Welcome Screen and FUS enabled
  43. Worm Removal Tools - List
  44. Automate Disk Cleanup and Defragmenter using Task Scheduler in  XP
  45. Free-up the hard disk space
  46. Manage the context-menu entries for folders, drives and Namespace objects
  47. Troubleshooting missing network connection icons
  48. Shutdown process is very slow
  49. The Folders Bar in Windows Explorer Does Not Contain Any Icons
  50. Windows Installer Cleanup Utility - Description
  51. Duplicate Icons in the Desktop - Windows XP
  52. My Pictures and My Music folders displayed with the standard folder icon
  53. Remove the Username and picture from Windows XP New Start Menu
  54. Start Menu - 'All Programs' is empty or nothing happens when you click the menu
  55. Reset the Shell Folders paths to defaults
  56. Administrative Tools folder is empty - Windows XP
  57. Create a duplicate user profile with a different name - Windows XP
  58. Change the Registered Owner and Organization in the registry - Windows XP
  59. Add or remove entries in the New objects list (ShellNew)
  60. Remove or modify the arrow used on shortcuts
  61. Quickly reset all the System Restore points
  62. Restore Accessories and System Tools
  63. Repair/Reset Winsock settings (Links)
  64. Store Windows Updates locally for subsequent installations
  65. XP forgets your folder view settings?
  66. "There was a problem sending the command to the program" while using Search
  67. Print the list of all available System Restore points to a file
  68. Automatically connect to the internet at startup (while logon)
  69. Duplicate context-menu entries when you right-click a shortcut
  70. Clean-up the MSCONFIG startup tab listings
  71. System Restore not creating automatic System Checkpoints on my machine?
  72. Know which process has locked a file - Windows XP/Server 2003
  73. Incorrect or generic Windows icon displayed for HTM and HTML files
  74. Customize the Default User Profile in Windows XP
  75. Description of My eBooks folder and it's removal instructions
  76. Open Save As dialog boxes display text in a foreign language
  77. Error: Setup was unable to load the master information file
  78. Cancel Automatic logon in Windows XP
  79. Search Companion Starts If You Double-Click a Folder or Drive
  80. How to redirect shared folders in Windows XP?
  81. Force user logoff after a period of inactivity - Windows XP/Server 2003
  82. "Web Document" tab is missing when you check the properties of a URL file
  83. How to implement a per-user default mail client in Windows XP?
  84. Set the default email client on a per-user basis - Windows XP (DefaultMail 2.0)
  85. Outlook Express missing from the Internet Options mail clients list
  86. Internet Explorer add-on management in XP Service Pack 2
  87. Send To Mail Recipient option does nothing
  88. "Help and Support" link from Start Menu does not work
  89. What's the suspicious Rundll32.exe process?
  90. Shortcuts in the Startup folders do not run at Windows startup?
  91. Missing XP style Start menu option in the Taskbar properties
  92. "Windows cannot load your profile because it may be corrupted" error logging in
  93. Windows Explorer folder pane is blank - greyed out
  94. File association error message while trying to view profiles from Yahoo Messenger
  95. Send To Desktop (create shortcut) command does nothing
  96. Unable to right-click on the folders or shortcuts in the Start Menu
  97. "Single-click to open an item" in the Folder Options is greyed out
  98. Multiple browser windows open when you click on a mailto: link
  99. Using AnalogX Proxy to share an Internet Connection in a network
  100. "Show windows contents while dragging" option is disabled after a restart
  101. Fix the ugly menu bar after applying a custom theme
  102. Windows Update knowledgebase articles for Windows XP
  103. Problem caused by adding Copy To and Move To as context menu entries
  104. Position the Wallpaper image anywhere in your Desktop
  105. How to change the default startup directory for Command Prompt?
  106. Red X mark appears in the User Accounts applet menu links
  107. Double-clicking Internet Shortcuts launch Print dialog rather than opening the webpage
  108. Dealing with corrupt Files and Settings Transfer Wizard (F.A.S.T) image
  109. Error "Please go to the Control Panel to install and configure system components" when you double-click a drive
  110. Help and Support Center Index is blank with a red X mark
  111. Clicking on mailto links in the browser does nothing
  112. Add/Remove Programs applet displays incorrect icon for an application
  113. List all processes and their Command-line parameters
  114. Removing theme titles from the Themes list box
  115. Using Folder Redirector utility to redirect special folders
  116. Add items to the New menu (aka ShellNew entries)
  117. Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers
  118. Add/Remove programs displays the Size and Last Used date incorrectly
  119. "Cannot create Toolbar" error when you enable Quick Launch
  120. Error Message 'msCMTSrvc.exe is attempting to access the internet'
  121. "Play All" feature in the Common Tasks does not work for Video and Audio files
  122. Unable to "open" or "explore" folders only from the Start Menu
  123. Hide all desktop icons except the namespace icons
  124. Share your Internet Favorites with other systems in a Workgroup
  125. Establish a common Links Folder by redirecting the Links folder path
  126. "Device Driver for the Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard" Error When You Try to Enter Standby
  127. Error "Tweak UI has been disabled by your administrator" while launching TweakUI
  128. Set the default browser on a per-user basis in Windows XP
  129. Thumbnail image not generated for Video files in Windows XP?
  130. Make your company logo move around the screen similar to logon.scr
  131. Why don't the Resize Pictures dialog appear while sending picture to e-mail?
  132. Why does Explorer display some files in blue color and some in green?
  133. The top-level menus and tabs in Task Manager are missing?
  134. How to activate a window by moving cursor over it without clicking on it?
  135. How do I backup my files and folders using NTBACKUP in XP?
  136. Error "Registry Editing has been disabled by your administrator"
  137. Removing unwanted AutoPlay Handlers in Windows XP
  138. Error "Invalid BackWeb Application ID (######)" at startup - Compaq/HP units
  139. JPG Properties Summary tab is missing or blank - No EXIF information is displayed
  140. Task Manager User Name column is empty
  141. Open-with list is collapsed; No items listed in the open-with menu
  142. Quick Launch settings are not saved; Search Assistant Toolbar in Taskbar
  143. Start Menu Most Frequently Used programs (MFU) list is empty
  144. Incorrect Taskbar group icon assigned for an application
  145. "Error loading C\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\bridge.dll"
  146. How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP?
  147. Unable to logon to Windows XP; logs off the user immediately (logon-logoff loop)
  148. "Show Desktop icons" and other options missing in the Desktop right-click menu ?
  149. Using Task Scheduler to schedule the computer to shut down and restart at a specific time
  150. Security Center alerts at every startup - Windows XP SP2
  151. "Switch to Classic View" option is missing in the Control Panel Common Tasks
  152. Unable to preview JPG GIF and HTM files in Display Properties dialog
  153. Transfer your Help and Support Center favorites to another system
  154. Customize the logon screen wallpaper, screensaver and other settings using Tweak UI
  155. Clear the "Search for files and folders" history in Windows XP
  156. Uninstall and reinstall MS Paint in Windows XP
  157. Enable or disable Common Tasks pane in folders
  158. Clear Recent documents history, Run, Open/Save box MRU and Typed URLs
  159. Multiple instances of "ESENT" in the Event Log - Windows XP SP2
  160. Pop-up Blocker option is missing under the Tools menu in Internet Explorer - Windows XP SP2
  161. Enable or disable the unread mails display in the Welcome Screen
  162. Remove "Help and Support" link from XP Start Menu
  163. How do I add the Windows Update shortcut to the XP Start Menu
  164. Allow active content to run in files on My Computer - Windows XP SP 2
  165. Resize Image files with a right click menu
  166. Hide the Scheduled Tasks and Printers folder in the network share view
  167. Information bar appears while downloading a file - Windows XP SP2
  168. Configuring internet based applications to use the AnalogX Proxy
  169. Error "Automation server can't create object" while changing the User Account picture
  170. "Lock the Taskbar" option is grayed out in Taskbar properties
  171. Web tab missing in the Customize Desktop dialog
  172. Error "Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page" in Help and Support Center
  173. Always allow Pop-ups for secure sites (HTTPS) in Windows XP SP2
  174. Error "Administrator has denied permission to use Windows Messenger" while using Remote Assistance
  175. "This add-on is managed by your Administrator" message while managing an add-on in Windows XP SP2
  176. Internet Options dialog opens when you click the Start Menu Internet link
  177. Some applications in Add/Remove Programs list are missing Change and Remove buttons?
  178. Right click causes and error and crashes Explorer.exe after installing Windows XP SP2?
  179. Clicking "Related Topics" and other hyperlinks cause "Cannot display the page" error in Help and Support Center
  180. Clear the Help and Support Center session History
  181. Track file and registry changes made by an application installation
  182. How to configure auditing of Windows registry keys in XP Professional ?
  183. Unable to remove the Thumbnail image for system folders in Windows XP?
  184. Incorrect or generic folder icon assigned to the Recycle Bin
  185. Copy To and Move To dialog boxes list box is grayed out
  186. Reset the Add-on usage statistics in Internet Explorer - Windows XP SP2
  187. Folders name with random characters appear after installing a Service Pack or hotfix?
  188. Relocate the "Temporary Internet Files" folder to a different drive
  189. Customize a folder icon in Windows XP
  190. Windows XP SP2 Localmachine Lockdown and locally accessed webpages
  191. Information bar appears when you open PDF files locally in Internet Explorer (Windows XP SP2)?
  192. Tips for using AVG 7.0
  193. Clicking "Add/Remove Windows Components" causes an error and does not launch the program
  194. Unable to resize Internet Explorer window by using javascript: code in the Homepage section, after applying SP2?
  195. How to export Internet Explorer Pop-up blocker settings and apply to other systems?
  196. Skip the file association Web service dialog while opening a unknown file type
  197. 16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem error while installing or running a DOS application
  198. How to search for text within a PDF document using Windows XP?
  199. Incorrect or generic Windows icon displayed for a Drive in My Computer
  200. Taskbar Toolbar options are grayed out?
  201. Icons get corrupted after using Tweak UI "Rebuild Icons" function
  202. User Accounts applet background is in White even with XP Theme enabled
  203. Download anti-spyware reference files locally and apply to other computers
  204. How to restore the missing mouse pointer cursor files?
  205. Change the default image editor application, invoked from Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
  206. Security Warning appears when you try to navigate to a Trusted site from a webpage
  207. Nothing happens when you click "Add a network place" menu in the Common Tasks pane
  208. Generic icon is displayed for a picture file when in Thumbnail view
  209. Custom Level and Default Level buttons in Internet Options Security tab are grayed out
  210. Disable "Send pictures via E-mail" wizard while using "E-mail this file link" in Common Tasks pane
  211. Prevent Outlook Express shortcut from being created for new user profiles
  212. ToolTips do not display complete information about files that are located on a network share
  213. How to block Flash animation in websites?
  214. "Turn Off Computer" option is missing from Start Menu?
  215. Add the "Folder Size" column in Detailed view of a folder
  216. Turn off Information bar sounds for blocked pop-ups and ActiveX
  217. Backup your Zone Alarm security settings to a file
  218. Prevent a Browser Helper Object (BHO) from loading with Explorer.exe instances
  219. Transparent drop-down Menu and disappearing menu text
  220. "Rotate" options are grayed out when you right-click an image file
  221. Prevent the Program count from being displayed in the Welcome Screen
  222. No pictures are listed when you click the "Order prints online" wizard
  223. Customize tab is missing in Folder Properties
  224. Display Properties Desktop background tab lists only BMP files
  225. Restore the Windows XP native Zip file integration
  226. Change Wallpaper at specified intervals using Wallpaper Changer Powertoy
  227. Troubleshooting problems opening PDF files in Internet Explorer window
  228. The Sort Order for Files and Folders Whose Names Contain Numerals Is Different in XP Than It Is in Windows 2000
  229. Change the default icon shown for JPG files

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