Tag Archives: XP

Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus and XP

I used to promote this free antivirus and I still do for Windows Vista and more recent versions of Windows, but for XP Microsoft are using it to make life uncomfortable for XP users. Slowing the machine and popping up … Continue reading

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Quicker Browsing

Isn’t it annoying when you close a tab when you didn’t want to. Well its not so bad because a Ctrl+Shft+T will re-open it – just where you left off. And here’s a couple of other good keyboard shortcuts. Ctrl+H … Continue reading

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Use a UK Keyboard in the UK, please

Many PCs come from the manufacturer setup as American machines but with the UK keyboard. This means your @ key is above the 3 and you have to hold down the shift key to get it.  You may also not … Continue reading

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Simple Guide – Editing Photos for Emailing

This is more a guide to resizing your photos for emailing. Modern cameras produce high resolution photos which can be too big to email and way too big to display efficiently on your PC or Mac. This guide will show you how … Continue reading

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Simple Guide – How to Restore Crashed Windows XP

This only applies to Windows XP, but if its really crashed and you can’t even get into Safe Mode this simple £2 guide will take you through step by step how you can edit your registry to get up and … Continue reading

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Renaming files in bulk – using Windows

Wouldn’t it be nice if you can have a list of files with a sequential names.  This is particularly good for use in digital photo frames and media streamers because then the files will display in the right sequence. It … Continue reading

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What Updates Should I Allow?

This a common question and my stock answer is this: Microsoft Antivirus Adobe Java Anything else consider carefully.  For instance, if you have a HP printer and you get offered an update by HP then by all means have it … Continue reading

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Reset your Task Bar

To reset your taskbar to the default position, restart your computer in Safe mode. To start your computer in Safe mode, restart your computer, press and hold down the CTRL key after your computer completes the Power On Self Test … Continue reading

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Windows XP Tip – Get to your Desktop

Minimise all windows – hold down the Windows key and tap M

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