Who is not annoyed by the approximately thousand balloon tips popping up on every boot of the Windows XP system telling you what is not alright with your computer. But fear not, as for nearly all problems, there is also a solution for this one, although you have to venture deep down into your Windows ... Read more
Microsoft security essentials is the free antivirus software from Microsoft for Windows 7. Unlike other antivirus tools which update their signatures every few hours, Microsoft security essentials is updating its antivirus signature database only once in 24 hours. But the update frequency can be changed in the Windows regestry and the following tutorial will show ... Read more
By default it is not possible to connect to webdav resources without SSL encryption in Windows 7. To enable unencrypted connections (http and not just https), follow these steps: Press the keys [Windows] + [R] to open the windows command line and enter regedit to start the registry editor. Then go to the registry branch: ... Read more
There is a small freeware Utility called CurrPorts from Nirsoft that displays all open ports on windows. Download CurrPorts to your computer: 32Bit version: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.zip 64Bit version: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports-x64.zip Unpack the .zip file and double click on the file cports.exe to start CurrPorts. The application will show you a list of all open ports and offers ... Read more
If you saved a password for a network drive in windows and want to remove it, press the keys [Windows] + [R] to open the windows command line. Then enter control keymgr.dll and click on "OK" to open the windows credential manager which allows you to manage and delete passwords saved in Windows. This procedure ... Read more
Windows XP makes backup copies of your system files which may use a lot of space on your harddisk. To empty the system file cache, click on Start > run... Now enter the command "sfc /purgecache" and click on "Ok".
If you have to reinstall Windows XP on the same computer e.g. because your old installation went instable or you tested some software, you normally have to activate your copy of Windows XP again. This will work 2 or 3 times with the online acticvation but then Microsoft will force you to call them by ... Read more