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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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1,672,236 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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92,700 06-16-2007 10:44 AM by Bobby_b 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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1,100,123 01-23-2009 02:09 AM by ChoboNiNjA37 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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32,453 09-17-2013 05:45 AM by gtrout21 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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204,552 06-25-2010 01:15 AM by sjohn Go to last post
Windows XP Tips and Tricks
By Sami

Though Windows XP is overall a really good operating system, few people use it for anything beyond a container for their other programs.
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18,705 05-24-2007 07:00 PM by Unregistered 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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21,541 10-28-2008 08:23 AM by support1000 Go to last post
XP: Registry hacks for the start menu (including scripts)

An updated list of about 3X the hacks of my original post, including removal of constant start menu items, general mods and path protection of the items you wish to leave intact.
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13,850 03-08-2006 10:11 PM by William_Wilson 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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22,257 08-16-2011 02:47 AM by MichelleChan 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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28,511 07-05-2009 09:39 AM by vazeer786 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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5,414 03-12-2009 03:25 AM by arawa 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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7,613 12-14-2009 02:56 PM by lunaticenjel 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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2,506 04-12-2009 10:26 AM by benjamingreggsmith Go to last post
How to Update Hardware Drivers on Windows

Drivers are generally programs that let your attached hardware devices communicate with Windows. It is the language understood by which Windows understands what you hardwares need to do
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9,477 05-10-2007 04:30 AM by Hammurabi 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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3,566 08-18-2007 11:00 AM by HoldemDawg 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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68,364 02-22-2011 01:21 AM by rain4est 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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5,968 07-14-2009 07:06 PM by hardhead 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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11,230 08-20-2012 11:00 PM by brusestudery Go to last post
Windows Vista Step-by-Step Guides for IT Professionals

These step-by-step guides provide instructions for deploying or migrating to Windows Vista.
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2,666 03-08-2006 08:20 PM by Sami Go to last post
How to use the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool in Vista

The memory diagnostic tool of Windows Vista is used to test the physical memory of your computer. When the computer suddenly acts up, like self rebooting, crashing programs and freezing, then... Read more
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5,351 06-01-2007 11:11 AM by donnagonzales77 Go to last post
Read-Only USB in Vista

In the world of corporate espionage, a large amount of time and money is being channeled into locking down computers to lessen the risk of losing confidential information in the hands of... Read more
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3,261 06-17-2007 12:08 PM by mark_pelingon 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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6,622 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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3,099 11-15-2007 05:21 AM by jelly.angel 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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8,471 11-25-2007 11:06 AM by supahman1000 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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6,038 04-17-2009 09:13 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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4,010 05-06-2009 10:07 AM by KarlM 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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3,825 06-09-2009 07:23 AM 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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4,231 07-15-2009 08:30 AM by DanielGray 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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3,267 07-20-2009 03:38 PM by KarlM 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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3,630 07-27-2009 11:44 PM by KarlM 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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4,711 01-06-2010 07:19 AM by dwarkarao 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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4,627 04-15-2011 11:30 AM by DominicD Go to last post

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