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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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1,699,457 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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93,657 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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1,112,536 01-23-2009 02:09 AM by ChoboNiNjA37 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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206,666 06-25-2010 01:15 AM by sjohn 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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69,678 02-22-2011 01:21 AM by rain4est 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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34,427 09-17-2013 05:45 AM by gtrout21 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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29,026 07-05-2009 09:39 AM by vazeer786 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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23,131 08-16-2011 02:47 AM by MichelleChan 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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22,454 10-28-2008 08:23 AM by support1000 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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19,772 05-24-2007 07:00 PM by Unregistered 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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15,099 06-30-2007 07:15 AM by ran_ran_diaz 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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14,686 03-08-2006 10:11 PM by William_Wilson Go to last post
Maximizing your 3D desktop in Vista

As soon as Microsoft launched its new operating system, the Windows Vista, a lot of people were excited to install it into their computers because of the good reviews on the new features that... Read more
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14,268 06-04-2007 10:17 AM by lady_doc77 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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11,833 08-20-2012 11:00 PM by brusestudery Go to last post
How To Manually Remove Programs from the Add or Remove Programs
jL Acosta

For this tutorial, you will learn a method on removing entries for programs that no longer exist in your computer. These steps will require you to edit your registry. If you are not comfortable doing... Read more
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11,029 03-23-2007 12:38 PM by jlacosta Go to last post
Remove Dual Boot

Removing the Dual Boot created by my XP installation without drives.
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10,294 10-17-2006 06:52 PM by William_Wilson 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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9,937 05-10-2007 04:30 AM by Hammurabi Go to last post
How to Set Program Access and Defaults in XP

Windows XP has several features that are unique to it and the ability to Set Program Access and Defaults, found in the window for Add/Remove Programs is one of them. This feature is used to... Read more
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9,252 05-28-2007 11:19 AM by deepeedeegee 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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8,991 11-25-2007 11:06 AM by supahman1000 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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8,015 12-14-2009 02:56 PM by lunaticenjel Go to last post
Remove WGA alerts

Run out of installations for your XP? But you paid all that money for an OS, it should not annoy you about legitimacy issues, here's how to get rid of the pop-ups and reminders.
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7,795 10-17-2006 06:57 PM by William_Wilson 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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7,003 11-17-2007 05:13 AM by benjor basti 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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6,587 07-04-2007 07:18 AM by louvince 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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6,434 04-17-2009 09:13 AM by KarlM 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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6,412 11-03-2007 03:19 PM by hetch hesger 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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6,324 07-14-2009 07:06 PM by hardhead Go to last post
Top Ten New Features in Windows Vista
By Cedric Price

Windows Vista, scheduled for release on January 30th, 2007 has something for everyone, from tight security and stunning new graphics to some new bundled applications. In fact, there is much that this... Read more
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5,816 01-16-2007 04:43 PM by Sami 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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5,757 03-12-2009 03:25 AM by arawa 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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5,673 06-01-2007 11:11 AM by donnagonzales77 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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5,157 04-15-2011 11:30 AM by DominicD 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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5,121 01-06-2010 07:19 AM by dwarkarao Go to last post
Reduced functionality in Windows Vista

Windows Vista may have reduced functions if ever it is not activated within the given activation period which is usually 30 days.
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4,957 06-06-2007 07:52 PM by louvince Go to last post

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