Articles tagged: Windows XP
Where Do I Find CHKDSK Results After a Reboot?
CHKDSK must sometimes be run at boot time. I’ll show you where to find those CHKDSK results.
SFC: the System File Checker – How to Run It and Why
The System File Checker is a little-known, simple-to-run command-line program. It validates that Window’s operating files are undamaged.
How To Keep Using Windows 7 Safely After Support Ends
Yes, it’ll be possible to keep using Windows 7 after it’s no longer supported. However, doing so safely will depend on you.
What Does “Unsupported Software” Really Mean?
Unsupported software can mean many different things. I’ll review the variations on the theme, and revisit the question of whether unsupported software can be used safely.
Hey! The World Didn’t End!
I reflect a little on the sudden realization that Windows XP’s end-of-support date came and went and … nothing happened.
Is Microsoft Security Essentials supported on XP or not?
Microsoft Security Essentials is throwing scary warning messages now that Windows XP support has come to an end. How serious is the problem that MSE is alerting you to?
Will April 9, 2014 be a Very Bad Day for Windows XP Users?
Prior to the end of support for Windows XP some are concerned that malware authors are sitting on a pile of malware ready to be unleashed that targets it.
What Email Program Should I Use After Outlook 2003?
There is an easy solution, and a not-so-easy solution. It’s going to depend on how much money you want to spend.
What to Do About Windows XP
I recently posted a video summarizing my opinion of the options available to those who are currently using Windows XP, and those who plan to continue using it past its end-of-support date.
What about all those cash machines running Windows XP?
The end of support for Windows XP could create security concerns way beyond personal machines. What about banks, and small business systems?
Windows XP Must Die! Long Live Windows XP!
Windows XP’s time is coming to an end. Like it or not, it’s time to move on. If you can’t (or won’t), I have some advice for you.
Could I just keep using XP for storing pictures and playing games?
Limiting the use of an old XP machine could make it less vulnerable. Heck, you could just turn the computer off to keep it safe… but how useful is that going to be?
Will Existing Updates Still Be Available after Windows XP Support Ends?
Someday, Windows XP critical update files will cease to be available. You can continue to use them as long as they are available, and I’ll show you a permanent solution.
Will Windows XP Keep Working after Support Ends?
The end of support for Windows XP means that Microsoft will no longer be issuing security updates. But there are ways to continue using an older machine safely.
How do I defragment a hard drive on Windows XP?
Defragmenting a hard drive absolutely has its place. There are several ways to get to the controls in Windows XP.
How do I get the entire Programs menu to always display?
Well, I think I get what you’re asking about. But even if I’m a little off, what I’m about to explain actually covers several things. In fact, most people don’t realize that there’s a plethora of customization options related to the Start menu.
How Do I Get Administrative Privileges on Windows XP?
If you have the password for the administrator account, you can easily elevate any other login account to have administrator privileges.