How to Force the Use of Classic Start Menu

If you are running Windows XP and prefer the Classic menu version to the XP version, this registry tweak is perfect for you. This tweak will allow you to load the Classic menu version and make changing back to the Windows XP version impossible. You should always create a back-up prior to editing your registry.  […]
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How to Exclude a Program from the Start Menu

Windows XP’s new feature allows anyone to tell at a glance what a user’s most frequently used programs are.  The left side of the Start Menu shows this list.  Some users find this a rather pointless feature as frequently used programs could be included in quick launch instead of the Start menu. You can prevent […]
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Select the Best Power Scheme for You

We all want to keep our computers in peak condition. Any machine performs best when well maintained and well utilized. A computer is an invaluable partner. Your computer, like any good partner, should be a reflection of your computing style and needs. You can now customize your PC’s power scheme to best suit your needs. […]
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Browse Faster in Windows Explorer on Network Computers

Just about anyone would like a faster computing experience. This is especially true if you are running a business or work in an office. Faster computing means more work gets done. Windows XP, when connected to machines running Windows 95, Windows 98 or ME will hunt for tasks that have already been scheduled or printers […]
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How to Modify Control Panel Categories

Would you like to be able to move around the items in your Control Panel? There is a way to customize your Control Panel so that you can modify the categories to suit your preferences. You will be doing a registry tweak for this, so be sure to have a backup of your registry settings […]
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How to Specify Default Search Options

Do you get tired of setting parameters every single time you search for something? With this registry tweak you don’t have to do that any more. You can now modify standard search parameters so that they do not have to be reset when you conduct an individual search. You have to be on a computer […]
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Enable or Disable Run Commands Specific to the Registry

Did you know that you can enable or disable run commands specific to the registry? Most people are not aware of this. If you’d like to try this out, you need to be on a computer running Windows XP. You also need to make a backup of your registry settings because you will be modifying […]
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Moving Connected Web Files and Folders

Whenever web files and folders are connected, you may move primary .htm or .html files along with other files related to the primary document. If you would like to move the primary document and want to tag on all related files, you can create a sub-folder using the same file name as the primary document. […]
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How to Hide or Show the Internet Explorer Desktop Icon

Would you like to show the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop?  Windows XP based computers do not show the IE icon on the desktop by default.  If you would like to have the IE icon on your desktop, this easy registry tweak will show you how. To begin the procedure, create a back-up of […]
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Bring Back Desktop Patterns from Previous Windows Versions

If you have been around computers and Windows long enough, you’ll probably remember some of the more memorable desktop patterns.  Do you know that all of these patterns are available in Windows XP?  They are dormant, but they are there nonetheless.  If you’d like to reminisce and bring back these patterns, they can be brought […]
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