Windows XP

Running Windows XP, Vista, 8.0? Read this NOW.

Posted on May 17, 2017. Filed under: Malware, Security, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware has a post: You’re probably aware that there’s a massive ransomware epidemic spreading right now. It’s already affected companies and computers in more than 150 countries, and causing untold misery for hundreds of thousands of people whose computers have been rendered unusable.

Source: Running Windows XP, Vista, 8.0? Read this NOW. | Gizmo’s Freeware

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Windows 10 tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol

Posted on May 17, 2017. Filed under: Malware, Security, windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , |

ZDNet has a post: For years, Microsoft has been recommending that you disable the vulnerable SMBv1 protocol. The recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak underscores the need to take this important step. Here’s how.

Source: Windows 10 tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol | ZDNet

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Windows XP support ends: Survival tips to stay safe

Posted on April 10, 2014. Filed under: Security, Windows XP | Tags: , , |

ZDNet has a post on Windows XP support ends: Survival tips to stay safe.

This means that the last updates for security will be made, and then, no more.  The bad guys will be busy coming up with ways to break into your computer, steal your info, misuse your computer.

Tips includes not using Internet Explorer (Chrome will be updated a year more, Firefox a while longer).

Keep your Java and other programs up to date.  However, you may find that some of them will no longer have updates that work on XP after a certain time.

And more.  Take precautions.

If your computer is too old to upgrade to a newer Windows, you might consider changing to another operating system, such as Linux (the Zorin version can be set to work a lot like XP, for example, says one reviewer who tried it).

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Why XP Users Should Consider Zorin OS!

Posted on April 9, 2014. Filed under: Linux, Windows XP | Tags: , , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips discusses Why XP Users Should Consider Zorin OS!.

Zorin is a flavor of Linux, and comes in free and pay versions.  So, if you want to change to something safer than XP, this might be the answer.  It can look much like XP or Windows 7, and comes with a lot of pre-installed Linux software.

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How to install Linux Mint on your XP PC

Posted on April 1, 2014. Filed under: Linux, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , |

ZDNet explains How to install Linux Mint on your XP PC.

Since Microsoft is no longer supporting/updating Windows XP, you will be at increasing risk for viruses and other malware.

But what if your older PC can’t handle a newer version of Windows?

Answer: switch to the Linux operating system, and use the Mint version of it (which comes with the most popular add-ons already included).

AND — IT’S FREE!

Note: the “Cinnamon” interface is considered the closest Linux to Windows.

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How to Assign a Static IP Address in XP, Vista, or 7

Posted on February 22, 2012. Filed under: networking, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , |

How-To Geek tells How to Assign a Static IP Address in XP, Vista, or Windows 7.

If you’re using a home network, this could speed up your boot time by avoiding the search for an active IP assignment each time.  Maybe.

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Get Windows 7 Gadgets in Windows XP

Posted on April 11, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Get Windows 7 Gadgets in Windows XP with the Thoosje sidebar.

Some of the gadgets you can get in Win7 or Vista Sidebar are available with this freeware.

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Run XP Mode on Windows 7 Without the Right Stuff

Posted on March 28, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Windows 7, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , |

HowToGeek has instructions on how to Run XP Mode on Windows 7 Machines Without Hardware Virtualization.

So your PC didn’t pass the hardware test to run XP Mode?  You may still be able to manage it by using VMPlayer instead of Microsoft’s Virtual PC.

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Use the Ultimate Configuration Tool (XP Pro Only)

Posted on March 24, 2011. Filed under: Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , |

Internet Fixes has advice for Windows XP Pro users on how to Use the Ultimate Configuration Tool.

This covers gpedit.msc for the Local Group Policy Editor.

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Download the IPConfig Gadget to troubleshoot Vista

Posted on March 24, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Greg Schultz of TechRepublic tells you how to Download the IPConfig Gadget to simplify troubleshooting in Vista.

“I created the Windows XP IP Configuration Tool several years ago. Recently, I created the Windows Vista IP Configuration Tool for Vista, whose IPConfig command offers five more options than XP and requires working through a UAC prompt. In the discussion thread for the Vista version, TechRepublic member jvdgijp suggested that I convert the tool, which is an HTML application, into a Vista gadget. Several other members echoed that request, so I got to work and created the IPConfig Gadget.”

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Convert XP into a Windows 7 Virtual Machine with Disk2vhd

Posted on October 25, 2010. Filed under: Virtual systems, Windows 7, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , |

ZDNet shows you how to Convert XP into a Windows 7 Virtual Machine with Disk2vhd.

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Move your entire Windows XP into Windows 7 with Zinstall XP7

Posted on July 26, 2010. Filed under: maintenance, Windows 7, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , , |

TechRepublic has a post on how to Move your entire Windows XP installation into Windows 7 with Zinstall XP7.

Zinstall XP7 sells for $89 and can be obtained on the Zinstall site, but if you want to preserve what you have while upgrading, this might be your answer.

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Disable the Indexing Service on Windows XP

Posted on April 19, 2010. Filed under: Windows XP | Tags: , , , , |

Internet Fixes tells how to Disable the Indexing Service on Windows XP..

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Speed Up XP Boot with a Boot Defrag.

Posted on April 19, 2010. Filed under: Help, Windows XP | Tags: , , , |

Internet Fixes has advice on how to Speed Up XP Boot with a Boot Defrag.

This is very simple and puts all the boot files close together to speed up the boot process.

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Reset the Administrator Password in Windows XP.

Posted on April 19, 2010. Filed under: Passwords, Windows XP | Tags: , , |

Internet Fixes tells you how to Reset the Administrator Password in Windows XP.

Sorry, but you must ALREADY be an administrator to do this for the “Administrator” password.

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Can I Install Windows XP On A SATA Hard Drive?

Posted on April 12, 2010. Filed under: Hardware, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , , |

Internet Fixes answers the question Can I Install Windows XP On A SATA Hard Drive And How Many Problems Should I Expect?.

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Mixed Networking With Windows Vista

Posted on February 15, 2010. Filed under: Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) responder.

Say what?!?!?!

That’s the function that’s missing in XP which keeps XP computers from showing up in Vista’s network map.

What it is and how to fix it from Internet Fixes Vista & Windows 7 Tips.

And now you know.

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USB Flash Drive Manager

Posted on September 14, 2009. Filed under: Flash drives, Freeware/Shareware, Utilities, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , |

Microsoft offers a free USB Flash Drive Manager.

“This utility helps you easily copy, delete, and back up files from a flash drive as well as perform a number of other useful tasks.”

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP; Windows XP Home Edition ; Windows XP Media Center Edition; Windows XP Professional Edition ; Windows XP Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • .NET Framework 1.1
  • Windows® XP
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10 things you should know about moving from Windows XP to Windows 7

Posted on September 14, 2009. Filed under: Windows 7, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , |

TechRepublic has 10 things you should know about moving from Windows XP to Windows 7.

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