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Backup: Most of the tips and fixes in this site deal with Windows registry. Therefore general registry editing warning applies. It's your duty to do a registry backup or a complete system state backup if you wish to undo the changes made by one of the the Registry fixes / tips in this site. More info' on registry backup can be found in the following page:  How to Backup the Windows Registry
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This site contains information on how to troubleshoot problems in Windows, registry fixes, customization ideas, utilities and scripts to resolve problems in Windows XP. Resources available in this site should help you learn and fix the problems by yourselves.

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Ramesh Srinivasan
Microsoft MVP (2003-2012)

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Frequently used Tips & fixes for Windows XP
Windows XP Tips & Fixes
(Check the Tips Index for the entire list)
Windows XP NTBackup Utility TweakUI for Windows XP - Tips
XP Enable CD AutoPlay XP Disable CD AutoPlay
Prevent Applications from stealing focus Disable Balloon Tips
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Free-up the hard disk space Reset the special folder paths to defaults
Configure XP to Automatically Login Prevent XP searching inside ZIP / CAB files
Registry Editing disabled by administrator System Restore turned off by group policy

Internet Explorer Tips
Visit IEFAQ page for the entire list
Remove IE Restrictions & Restore tabs Reset IE Window placement
IE Toolbar reset position Repair Internet Explorer using IEFix
Disable Third-Party browser extensions Set IE as default browser (IE6 & XP only)
ToolbarCop - Manage IE Add-ons Enable or Disable Right-Click in IE
Internet Explorer "Advanced" tab is blank Missing "Empty Temporary Internet.." option
Quickly clear the Cache in IE Add HTML Editor to IE Options
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  There are many other articles and problem solvers

The above is not the exhaustive list. For more Tips and Troubleshooting documents for Windows XP, start from this page. Or check the Recent documents page out here. Internet Explorer FAQ is here