how can i use my t.v. as computer screen ? i know it can be. please help me.Buy a video card with TV out.What connections does your graphics card have?Understand it won't have good resolution, TV's make poor monitors.That would depend on what type and how good his TV is and what he wants it for. They are pecfectly good for games and videos since they are usually at low resolutions anyway.
how to let a user in the users group (Restricted) be able to share a folder.It depends on whether you have XP Home or Pro Edition. If Pro, create a new group with permissions to share that particular folder and user access list restricted to only those who you want to share the folder. Malke
and image of Windows XP on a CD for multiple cloning of systems.How to Use Sysprep: An Introduction http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/deploying/introduction.asp How to Use Sysprep with Windows Product Activation or Volume License Media to Deploy Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;299840&Product=winxp Description of the Windows XP Corporate Deployment Tools and Documentation http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;321880&Product=winxp How to Use Sysprep with Windows Product Activation or Volume License Media to Deploy Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;299840&Product=winxp How to Use Sysprep for Auditing Installations http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using
I had downloaded a program that was bogus, so I tried to remove it in add/remove programs. The uninstall program couldn't find something it needed, so I deleted all the files manually. The entry is still in add/remove programs though. How can I get it out?Hi, Goto Start>>Run>>Type "regedit" Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Uninstall, and remove any unwanted keys under "Uninstall."
How do you determine what the packet size on a network adapter is? Is there a registry setting for it?http://search.microsoft.com/results.aspx?mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&q=+Maximum+Transmission+Unit John
Apache to run. I uninstalled the Bug Tracker but now when my PC boots up and loads everything I get a message that Apache.exe cannot write to a memory location. Clicking OK unloads the program. How do I remove Apache? It does not appear in the Add/Remove Programs list. Nor does it appear in the Configuration Utility list. I even tried a clean boot with all of the CU items cleared.See:- 'Removing Invalid Entries in the Add/Remove Programs Tool' http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310750&Product=winxp ssg MS-MVP pronetworks.orgYou did not read the original post. There is no entry in Add/Remove Programs to remove the entry!Yep,just a overlook. check here:-www.webmasterworld.com/forum92/1300.htm the last discussion. ssg MS-MVP pronetworks.org
to the context menu I get when I right- click one of the small icons in the Quick Launch bar (which is on the main XP taskbar). Of course, the entries in Quick Launch are actually shortcuts that are in the Quick Launch folder: %PROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch The conext menu shows options like OPEN, CUT, COPY, DELETE, PROPERTIES, etc. I would like to have an extra context menu option which calls Windows Explorer to show a two panes view of the Quick Launch folder. (This is in addition to the existing option to OPEN the Quick Launch folder in a single pane view.) How do I do this? There is no option for .LNK in Folder Options > File Types. The registry entry for .LNK looks more complicated than I am used to dealing with! Thank you
How do I load dos in winxp?Win Key + R | type: cmd | ENTEROr find Command Prompt in All Programs - Accessories. Note that this is not true 16 bit DOS but an emulation - under which a lot of DOS programs will run, but not all. In particular anything needing a resident driver or TSR, or which tries to handle hardware direct is a non-no. Those need running from a True DOS: which means booting a startup floppy
How can i format my harddrive?If you have Win XP then you can insert the cd, reboot & let Windows reformat your hard drive for you (I prefer to use the "long" format rather than the quickie). On previous versions you can boot to a command prompt when you restart your computer. When the computer's (not Windows) welcome screen flashes, hold down F8 (on some machiens its F2 on some, you
I want to hide several programs I have installed, if someone checks my uninstall list under control panel, how can I hide some of the programs?If you can find a copy of "PC Magazine" dated August 3, 2004 check page 65 for 'Remove Items from Add/Remove Programs' for all the instructions you need.
Every time I start cmd (via shortcut, via winkey r or via start cmd on the command line) about 5 gdi objects are used by the explorer (I think for the entry in the task bar). But after the cmd windows are closed, this GDI objects are not released. After some time this produces serious problems because the number of GDI objects has reached the limit of 10000. What can I do now?What version of XP are you running? Do you have all Critical Updates installed? What third party software do you have installed? I don't notice any GDI object leaks on my xpsp1 system with all Critical Updates.
When I use Dial-Up on my old computer with Win98 it shows on the system tray a connection icon which tell me that I am indeed connected and lets me disconnect from there. My new computer runs WinXP and does not show show the connection icon when I am connected. How can I make it to display it? NathanGot to Network Connections in the Control Panel and right click on your dial up connection, go to properties and tick the appropriate box and voila, it will appear right where you want it to (or it should :-)) Alias
may not contain files. Control Panel is another virtual folder, and this one that does not show files but list programs registered as control panel applications - they come from cpl files in system32 folder and other entries specified only in the registry. My Docs "magic" features relate to it's display name (eg its Yourname Documents in My Computer) and the ability to change which folder will actually hold the files. Fonts folder "magic" features is to display font files specially and allow fonts to be installed. The Internet History folder shows entry in a data file as if they were individual objects. The Temporary Internet Files folder shows multiple folders as if they were one (look at another users). The Desktop virtual folder shows what
;unread mail messages" notification on the welcome screen on my computer running Windows XP SP2. I remember being able to hide the message last year. I reinstalled the OS a few months ago and since then I haven't been able to get rid of that message. I have tried to change the value of this registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail but I do not have Unread mail entry there at all. I used to earlier though. So has something changed in XP recently? And suggestions on how to get rid of the unread mail messages? Sam.Hi Download TweakUI from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp and when installed go to Programs>Powertoys for Windows XP>Tweak UI - then go to Logon>Unread Mail - disable it
How much slower will a computer be if I compress all the files (making them blue)? will there be a performance decline?Depends on your computer, if you have a new fast one then prolly not much, but an older one you may regret that. files (making them (http://www.grisoft.com). 1/6/2004
Can anyone tell me how to stop search looking in compressed folders? When I run search, this takes a long time, as XP looks in compressed folders too. I have looked for an option for this, but have given up. DavidSee here: http://tinyurl.com/7xsra Eric, http://www.pcbuyerbeware.co.uk/ http://www.sharedbirthday.co.uk/ compressed folders? compressed folders
values should read: application: "C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\iexplore.exe" -nohome (Check the path to iexplore.exe to make sure that is correct) DDE should be checked and in the boxes below it you should have: #1: "%1",,-1,0,,,, #2 IExplore #3 (blank) #4 WWW_OpenURL NOTE: The above applies to Win9x. For WinMe, that the above process is set correctly, and you still have problems, then go to Start | Run and type regsvr32 urlmon.dll and see if that fixes the problem.Thanks. I'm not able to edit the entry. In Folder Options, File Types, after clicking on URL:Hyper Text Transfer Protocol, there's four buttons - New, Delete, Change, Advanced. Delete and Change are greyed out. When clicking on Advanced, I get a dialog
How do I keep MS Word and MS Excel from requesting a virus scan when I start them?I guess that would a matter of which AV program you use.
How do you do a clean install with XP? Is it possible to do a clean install without the need for floppy discs? Can you just do a clean install by loading the disc into the computer? Anybody know approximately how long it takes on a modern PC eg. 2.8MHz pentium 4?Hi What problems have you got with XP, that needs a 'Clean' install? The following article by Michael Stevens will show you how to perform a 'Clean' install of XP: "Clean Install Windows XP" http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.htmlThanks Will and all who replied.You're welcome.
When I had Windows XP Home Edition installed a week or three ago, I stumbled upon a way to make the icons larger in the Task Bar. I've had to re-install WXP since then, and I've looked in vain for the way to get the larger icons. Would someone please tell me how to do it?said: Marvelous! Thank you.
how to you take screenshot in windows??Hi [email protected]
, In microsoft.public.windowsxp.general you remarked Hit the 'Print Screen' key to capture the whole desktop or Alt+Print Screen to capture just the active window. Open Windows Paint, click edit>paste.
dos prompt? We want to wipe an old computer, remove XP and reinstall Win98. All I need to know is how to format the C drive. Any help would be appreciated!! CindyGo to bootdisk.com, download and create a bootdisk. Then you can delete and recreate the partition and format it.The only way to remove all trace of XP is to "zero-fill" the hard disk. You'll need to make a bootable diskette and place the hd utility on it, and boot from floppy and run it. You need the CORRECT utility for your make and model of hd. It's also incorrectly referred to, (in some DOS hd utility progs), supplied by some hd manufacturers, as a "low level format." regards, Richard andI don't believe there is any need for that. If all the poster wants
how do I restore my hardware? HELPOpen Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services. Scroll down to Plug and Play Service and stop and restart it. Restart your computer. ssg MS-MVP
How do you start XP Home in safe mode? The help instructions say click "Start" then "Shut Down" then "Restart then OK then Please slect the operating system to start" the "F8". There is no "Shut Down" from the Start button, and "Logoff" and "Turn Off Computer" don't seem to do it.Provides 3 options for starting in safe mode How to start Windows XP in Safe mode http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2001060608000039
as a USB Key or external hard drive, the computer recognizes the device and it appears correctly in device manager but it does not appear in My Computer as an assigned drive. Only when I log out and then log back in does the device appear in My Computer. Why is this? Thank you for any responsesUpdate the driver for the USB devices: 1. Click Start, click Run, type devmgmt.msc, and then click OK. 2. Double-click the type of device that you want to update. 3. Double-click the specific device that you want to update. 4. Click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver. 5. Follow the instructions in the Hardware Update Wizard. 6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 for each USB device RajHi Raj, Tried your suggestion below, no joy. Drivers are up to date. However I have investigated
How do i do to see what hardware i have on my Computer?Hi msinfo32 and then expand 'Components'.
1. When installing programs in WIN98SE I generally close all applications by doing the Alt - Ctrl - Del thing until all that is open is Systray and Explorer. How do I do that in XP? 2. Where is the XP equivalent of Device Manager in WIN98SE? Thanks, Steve TTask Manager Depending on your systems settings If you press Alt - Ctrl - Del it will popup a dialog that has a button for Task Manager alternatively Right click the taskbar and select Task Manager or run taskmgr.exe Mark Dormer
details.aspx?displaylang=zh-cn&FamilyID=e8fe6868-6e4f-471c-b455-bd5afee126d8 (Simplified Chinese version). 5. Restarted installation from floppies based on program downloaded at 4. 6. Completed installation of Simplified Chinese version XP Home. 7. Rebooted PC and found 2 XP HOME entries listed in start menu, both called XP HOME. Choosing the 2nd entry in the list led me to the incomplete XP Home installation program. How can I remove the incomplete XP image ? I tried following "How to Uninstall Windows XP upgrade in Recovery Console" steps listed http://www.windowsreinstall.com/articles/windowsuninstalls/windowsXPupgradeuninstall.htm but found the procedure couldn't be executed because osuninst.exe couldn't be executed.Scroll down to #20 on this web page, I have
my cookies folder, system 32 folder and someplace else on my computer. I have tried to delete the file but can not. Can someone please tell me how to delete these files in ABC language Thank-you !Ruby These are legitimate Windows XP files. Basically, they contain an index of all the items in the folder where they are located. This allows faster access to the files in that folder. They can be deleted, but only if you log on with a separate Administrator account.=?Utf-8?B?UnVieQ==?= rambled on in microsoft.public.windowsxp.general: legimate file. I can not open it and it is in my cookies folder, system 32 folder and someplace else on my computer. I have tried to delete the file but can not. Boot to dos using a bootdisk *www.bootdisk.com or use your xp cd* and type del /s index.dat
the control to turn off the touch pad is located. If not there, read the manual for your laptop. Hope this is useful to you. Let us know. rmsTwo ways - Most BIOS have options for touchpad use. Many times the default is "Auto". You can adjust some to disable the pad, when a P2/2 mouse is present. -or- The touchpad should be listed in Device Manager under the Mouse category. If a unique touchpad driver isn't installed (such as Synaptics), then it may appear as a regular mouse. With a PS/2 or USB mouse attached/working, you should see an entry in the mouse category for both. You can right click the driver/instance for the Touchpad and take the context option Disable. However, by doing this if you remove the external mouse you'll have no native pointing
I have a completely updated Windows XP Installation and am installing some test Software where I need to Register sevral .dll files. Using regsvr32 I get an error message which says that the .dll is loaded but the DllRegisterServer Entry Point was not found - and I am unable to Register the .dll in question. Anyone any ideas Alan WWho built the dlls? If not you - then they should be registered if needed by the installation program. If you built the dlls then you should read-up on how to create valid entry points. but
XP sp2 computer missing WORKSTATION entry in list of SERVICES in Administrative Tools. This computer had been updated with SP2.This article may help. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=322267Thanks. That was the trick. I installed Microsoft Client and everything else fell into place.You're welcome.
I have read on many sites how to disable my CD/CDRW AutoPlay feature, but these instructions seem to only work with Windows XP Pro edition. Is there also a PERMANENT solution for Windows XP Home users?M.B. --
To Disable CD AutoPlay, completely, in Windows XP Home
To Disable CD AutoPlay, completely, in Windows XP Pro
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