Index of Windows XP Tips

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

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