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Microsoft produces a popular operating system called Windows XP Professional Edition. For the most part, Windows XP Pro works smoothly and efficiently in performing functions. Yet, sometimes Windows XP Pro can deteriorate over the course of a computer's lifespan. If you purchased Windows XP Pro, you
Sound problems on laptops such as the Acer Aspire 5920 can be frustrating and sometimes difficult to troubleshoot as notebooks are typically more difficult to diagnose and repair. Most sound problems in Windows Vista are correctable with just a little patience and attention to detail.
Windows Explorer is an application that allows you to view your computer's file directory. The application lets you click into folders on your computer to be able to look inside of them. Windows Explorer in the Windows 7 operating system opens in the "Libraries" section rather than the "My Computer"
Sometimes uninstalling a program does not remove it from the installed program list on your Windows Vista PC. Although this does not adversely affect the computer, you may find it annoying to see the program listed. Third-party applications can remove the program remnants from your computer, but you
Egress windows are required in all bedrooms for safety purposes.fire exit image by Vonora from Fotolia.comConverting your basement into added living space can be a difficult process. Typically, you will be required to convert the small, stock windows of your basement to egress windows to...
If you have Skype installed on a computer that's connected to the Internet, you can make phone calls, send text messages, connect to video chats, access voice mail, send instant messages and much more. By default, Skype places an icon in the Windows taskbar during the installation process. If you do
Changing, or upgrading, your current OEM (original equipment manufacturer) copy of Windows XP to a newer version of Windows is accomplished by performing an upgrade installation. This is an installation that changes your operating system files while leaving your user and personal files intact, provi
Microsoft SharePoint Services provide website management, customization and library capabilities to a Windows Web Server. A system running Windows 2003 Web Server technologies like Internet Information Server is capable of supporting SharePoint Services. SharePoint adds the capability to manage cont
Make your computer work for you by having it open programs you use all the time each time the computer starts. You might not always remember to turn on an antiviral program on your own, but if such a program runs automatically, your computer will always be protected. To facilitate this customization
In addition to the ability to launch command-line applications, Run allows quick and immediate access to virtually everything on your computer. Disabling Run helps prevent unauthorized users from accessing system and security-based applications. While disabling the task manager all together would pr
When you connect your cell phone, PDA or organizer to your computer using its USB data cable, Windows automatically opens "Windows Mobile Device Center" to allow you to synchronize the device with various data on your computer. For example, you may regularly synchronize your contacts or a folder con
Operating system support for multiple user accounts enables users to run a computer under a different set of permissions for specific activity types, such as a user account for daily activities, which helps block malware attacks that are more likely to succeed when an Administrator account is logged
A file ending in .zip is a compressed folder. The file contains an archived copy of a file. Zip files are not executable on their own, so you can't directly install a program from a zip file. However, if you extract the contents of a zip file, you can install any of the zip file's executable program
If your computer crashes completely, you have no other option but to reinstall your operating system and every other program you had previously installed. However, if you use a backup program, like Ghost Disaster Recovery, you can simply boot from a USB disc and the program will automatically. If yo
Interrupt Request (IRQ) settings on a Windows ME computer designate the channel on which a device runs. Only one channel can be used per device, or the computer displays an error. IRQ conflicts cause the devices that are on the same channel to fail. Troubleshooting an IRQ conflict involves viewing t
Some Toshiba laptops with wireless networking cards require the Atheros Wireless LAN driver to connect to wireless networks. If you have to reinstall your operating system, the installation process may not install this driver by default. You may also need to reinstall the driver if you have problems
Mirar programs are adware programs that secretly install on your computer when the Internet Explorer toolbar is installed. A Mirar program infects your computer with pop-up advertisements and other unwanted files. Since Mirar programs are hidden, the best way to remove them is with uninstaller softw
NetMeeting with Windows XP is hidden until you configure it on your computer. You do not have to install it as it is already installed; you only have to configure it before you can use it. You can use NetMeeting for conference calls, virtual meetings, to share applications and data and share live vi
Internet Information Services (IIS) provides your network with web services. You can host websites, file upload and download services, and intranet pages on your network using IIS. Users with local desktop operating systems such as Microsoft Windows XP install IIS to test these web applications befo
Operating systems, like Windows XP, don't work like other software. You can upgrade versions of Windows, but you can never uninstall it, since the program is the core of your system. If your Windows XP installation has become corrupted, you can try to repair it with Windows Setup or you can remove i