Index of Windows XP Tips

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

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