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4 Attachment(s) Sticky Thread Dual Boot Vista and XP with Vista already installed

how to install XP after Vista and then correct the bootloader.
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1,791,718 04-16-2013 05:34 PM by omaster Go to last post
Sticky Thread Clean Install of Windows Without Loss of Data

Save all your data while formatting and making a clean installation of Windows.
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97,402 06-16-2007 10:44 AM by Bobby_b Go to last post
Tips For Speeding Up Windows XP, Without Utilizing 'Defrag'
James Hurst

If you're still relying on 'Defrag' to improve system performance, you are behind the times. Defragmenting is the process of reorganizing all files on a hard drive so that each file is arranged into... Read more
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41,446 09-17-2013 05:45 AM by gtrout21 Go to last post
Tips to break Windows 7 password

Setting a strong and uncommon password for one’s personal computer is usually a great method to guard computer system, but you tend to forget Windows 7 password. Then what to do if we are... Read more
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13,532 08-20-2012 11:00 PM by brusestudery Go to last post
How to use Windows XP Recovery Console
jL Acosta

This tutorial will help you install the Recovery Console and learn how to use it.
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28,328 08-16-2011 02:47 AM by MichelleChan Go to last post
How to Automate Windows 7 with Task Scheduler

Windows 7 improved its Task Scheduler to be more user friendly and customizable. With Task Scheduler, you can automate nearly every software and process in your computer. Save electricity and... Read more
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6,724 04-15-2011 11:30 AM by DominicD Go to last post
Tips on How to Resolve NMI: Parity Check/ Memory Parity Error

These are possible techniques on how to resolve this particular behavior. Try these subsequent suggestions. Memory Check - Dislodge extra memory out of the motherboard; run only the... Read more
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73,571 02-22-2011 01:21 AM by rain4est Go to last post
How to Dual Boot Windows XP and Vista

10 simple steps to installing Vista on your XP machine. Includes 41 images to help you along the way.

Time: approx 2 hours
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214,128 06-25-2010 01:15 AM by sjohn Go to last post
4 Attachment(s) How To Allow Full Access and Taking Ownership of Files and Folders in Windows 7

Below is the tutorial to allow permission and taking ownership of files and folders in Windows 7.
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6,800 01-06-2010 07:19 AM by dwarkarao Go to last post
How to resolve errors in dual boot configuration

When Windows Vista no longer starts after installing an earlier version of a Windows operating system, what will you do?
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9,642 12-14-2009 02:56 PM by lunaticenjel Go to last post
Effective Windows Vista Performance Tips

Windows Vista provides many advanced features for the home user, although some may find that under Vista, system performance leaves a lot to be desired. Here are some suggestions on how to speed... Read more
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5,470 07-27-2009 11:44 PM by KarlM Go to last post
Shared Windows Folders and File and Printer Sharing

The Microsoft Windows operating system permits the sharing of files and folders within networks. The OS also supports the File and Printer Sharing feature, which is quite useful for home... Read more
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5,039 07-20-2009 03:38 PM by KarlM Go to last post
Windows Vista: Tips and Tricks on Explorer.exe

The following are lists of tips and tricks inside Windows Vista Explorer.exe: 1. If you cannot find the Show Hidden Files options within the Folder Options, you may try this... Read more
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6,198 07-15-2009 08:30 AM by DanielGray Go to last post
Administrator Password Removal Using Windows XP CD

If you happen to forget your administrator password, or if someone changed it, and you think there is no chance of accessing your personal operating system setting, instead of reformatting your... Read more
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7,862 07-14-2009 07:06 PM by hardhead Go to last post
How to Partition and Format Hard drives in Windows
jL Acosta

This tutorial will be done in Windows XP, but the steps will also work with Windows 2000, Windows 2003 and Windows Vista.
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31,326 07-05-2009 09:39 AM by vazeer786 Go to last post
A Quick Fix for the RUNDLL Error

Before moving on to the actual process of resolving this, here is a backgrounder on the RUNDLL error: What is it, and how does it come about? What is a RUNDLL Error? First up, a... Read more
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5,798 06-09-2009 07:23 AM by KarlM Go to last post
Windows Vista Upgrade Fix: Internet Explorer RSS Feed Updates

An old concern that was present in upgrades to Windows Vista systems has recurred with Windows 7, during its public beta release in early January of 2009. Microsoft has stated that... Read more
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5,925 05-06-2009 10:07 AM by KarlM Go to last post
Windows Vista: How to Manage User Accounts

This tutorial will help you manage your Windows Vista user accounts. Features such as password, avatar or account picture, account type, and account name can also be modified. You can also... Read more
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8,202 04-17-2009 09:13 AM by KarlM Go to last post
Windows Vista: User Account Control

The User Account Control feature from Windows Vista limits user privileges. The UAC works through the following: • All users (even the Administrator) who log into the system will be... Read more
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4,340 04-12-2009 10:26 AM by benjamingreggsmith Go to last post
Removing notifications by Windows Genuine Advantage

A failed validation test by your computer usually makes Windows Genuine Advantage notifications appear in your computer. The failure to pass the validation test may be due to a pirated version... Read more
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7,537 03-12-2009 03:25 AM by arawa Go to last post
1 Attachment(s) Install Windows XP without floppy or cd drives

I will try to be as detailed as possible, including pictures as i go. (My laptop is a Dell Latitude CSx, but this will work for any make or model with the same issue) *Please be careful... Read more
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1,157,163 01-23-2009 02:09 AM by ChoboNiNjA37 Go to last post
10 Tips on Keeping Your Windows System Healthy

To make Windows XP work well for us we need to maintain it to keep it running smoothly. Here are some tips you can do to keep your Windows XP system healthy.
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26,060 10-28-2008 08:23 AM by support1000 Go to last post
Formatting Disks in Windows Vista

This will teach you the quickest way in formatting disks on Windows Vista.
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10,496 11-25-2007 11:06 AM by supahman1000 Go to last post
How to enable and use the "Run As" command when running programs in Windows

It teaches on how to activate the "Run as" command when it is disabled
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8,557 11-17-2007 05:13 AM by benjor basti Go to last post
Configure the virtual memory in Windows Vista

Virtual Memory is system memory that is simulated by the operating system and it is placed on your hard drive. It combines your computer's RAM with temporary space on your disk. When your computer... Read more
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4,906 11-15-2007 05:21 AM by jelly.angel Go to last post
How to create e-mail contact groups in Windows Vista

In Windows Vista, contacts can be managed by using the Windows Contacts application which replaces the old Address Book from Windows XP. You can access Windows Contacts directly from... Read more
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6,222 11-15-2007 05:09 AM by geanne_cleojer Go to last post
Fax with XP

For users who want fax software for Windows XP, Windows XP has Microsoft Fax module that will serve adequately as a simple PC-based fax utility? It requires having a modem installed on... Read more
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4,311 11-12-2007 11:11 PM by jelly.angel Go to last post
How to recover lost password in Win XP

In some instances, recovering a lost password can be easy. For the sake of completeness, we may begin with the simplest tips that can assist you in regaining access to a locked account.... Read more
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6,017 11-12-2007 11:21 AM by Markryan Go to last post
Optimizing MS Windows XP for the JAWS Screenreader

This tutorial discusses the proper optimization strategies and the selection of options on MS Windows XP that will make the JAWS screenreader work better on the machine running on MS Windows XP and... Read more
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8,106 11-03-2007 03:19 PM by hetch hesger Go to last post
A fashion statement for your Vista desktop

Would you like to give your Windows Vista desktop a little more character and spruce up what it looks like? Here are two free downloadable applications that can turn your desktop into a... Read more
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5,391 08-18-2007 11:00 AM by HoldemDawg Go to last post
View and Manage Event Logs in Windows XP

Interpret Event Logs in Event Viewer to determine and analyze a system problem
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9,020 07-04-2007 07:18 AM by louvince Go to last post
Enable or Disable Vista Hibernation

Let Windows XP take control of the power for your computer's disk and other peripheral devices.
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16,686 06-30-2007 07:15 AM by ran_ran_diaz Go to last post

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