DMA for Best Performance

Posted on July 7, 2018. Filed under: Windows | Tags: |

Enable the DMA modes for bringing out quality performance in Windows XP. Hard drives and optical drives nowadays support DMA modes but most of the times, the modes does not activated under Windows XP. DMA (Direct Memory Access) is a technique that allows a peripheral to read and write to memory

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NTLDR is missing…

Posted on July 6, 2018. Filed under: Hardware, Windows | Tags: , |

Windows may not start and you may receive an ‘NTLDR is missing’ error message if Windows is not up-to-date and there are too many files in the root folder. To resolve this problem, follow these steps: 1. Contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the Bcupdate2.exe utility. For more

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Stay Up-To-Date Automatically

Posted on June 28, 2018. Filed under: Windows | Tags: |

Windows should be up to date with the latest patches from Microsoft. Don’t know when and where to get these patches from? Don’t know how to automate this process? Automatic updates in Windows XP ensures that your computer is always up to date. Windows XP checks Windows Update for the latest

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Previewing ‘Windows 8’

Posted on June 16, 2018. Filed under: Windows | Tags: |

Here are a few aspects of the new interface : • Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen, which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps. • Live tiles with notifications, showing always up-to-date information from your apps. •

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Setting up a transparent background

Posted on June 5, 2018. Filed under: Windows | Tags: |

How to get the operating system to display a transparent background for the icon labels? First of all, click Start > Control Panel and ‘Performance and Maintenance’ Then click on ‘System’. (For Classic View just click on ‘System’ in Control Panel). Click on ‘Advanced’ under ‘Performance’ and

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Personalized icon

Posted on June 2, 2018. Filed under: Windows | Tags: |

Simple steps to create your own icons in Windows XP. Use Microsoft Paint. Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint Click Attributes on the Image menu. Type ’32’ for both the width and height, under Units select Pixels. Click OK. Do whatever you like with your image such as add type or color.

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Windows XP Boot Logo

Posted on June 1, 2018. Filed under: Windows | Tags: |

A way to disable the starting Windows boot logo (splash screen) Yup, it’s possible to disable the splash screen which will speed up the overall boot process a bit. But, you won’t see any boot-up message that might come up if there is a system crash, the ‘chkdsk’ screen will not show up. It

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Shared Folders in a Single Interface

Posted on May 28, 2018. Filed under: Windows | Tags: |

To manage all your shared folders, use one of the Microsoft sap-ins. Click Start > Run and type ‘fsmgmt.msc’ and press Enter. This will show you all your shared folders in a single window. You can also see the other computers which are connected and what files they have opened and you can also

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More power: Exchanging Software and Drivers

Posted on May 26, 2018. Filed under: Windows | Tags: , , , , , |

Spring Clean for Better Performance Start the big clean by removing the old drivers and unnecessary software. Replace unnecessarily bloated programs with sleeker alternatives. 1. Uninstall Old and Unneeded Programs and Softwares The greed for software can be overwhelming at times: ‘Quickly

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NTLDR is missing…

Posted on May 23, 2018. Filed under: Hardware, Windows | Tags: , |

Windows may not start and you may receive an ‘NTLDR is missing’ error message if Windows is not up-to-date and there are too many files in the root folder. To resolve this problem, follow these steps: 1. Contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the Bcupdate2.exe utility. For more

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