Articles tagged: Windows XP

Tip of the Day: Dump the Fax

Tip of the Day: Find Your Mouse Pointer

Tip of the Day: Control Your Laptop Buttons

Tip Of The Day: More Command History in Command Prompt

Tip Of The Day: Password Protect Your Screen Saver

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.

Tip Of The Day: Executable Properties

Tip of the Day: The PSTools Suite of Command Line Tools

Tip of the Day: Yet Another Way to Open Control Panel

Tip of the Day: Move, Copy, or Create Shortcut

Tip of the Day: Master File Explorer Columns

Tip of the Day: Use Device Manager to Update Drivers

Tip of the Day: Access Device Manager Quickly

Tip of the Day: View the Full Path in Windows File Explorer

Tip of the Day: Disable Screen Effects for Speed

Tip of the Day: Large and Small Taskbar Icons

Tip of the Day: Edit Elsewhere

Tip of the Day: TAB Through Fields

Tip of the Day: Where Does Save Save?

Tip of the Day: Change the Output Audio Device

Tip of the Day: Hide the Taskbar

Tip of the Day: Run Anything

Tip of the Day: Tune Your Text for Easier Reading

Tip of the Day: Restart Explorer

Tip of the Day: Add RAM

Tip of the Day: SendTo Notepad

Tip of the Day: View Remembered Wireless Networks in Command Prompt

Tip of the Day: Quickly Run Two Copies of a Program

Tip of the Day: Try the Word Processor You Already Have

Tip of the Day: Run a Program Minimized from the Command Prompt

Tip of the Day: System Information in a Keystroke

Tip of the Day: View Your Network IP Configuration

Tip of the Day: Make a Shortcut to a Web Page

Tip of the Day: Manage Taskbar Icons

Tip of the Day: View the Full Taskbar Notification Area

Tip of the Day: CTRL+ALT+DEL

Tip of the Day: Get Speccy

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 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.