Windows XP

Configure or Turn Off DEP (Data Execution Prevention) in Windows

by File in: Windows XP

Data Execution Prevention, otherwise known as DEP, is a set of technologies incorporated into Windows XP SP2 and later that prevents code from being run in certain regions of memory that are not authorized. This helps to prevent all kinds of attacks and exploits, that normally would be able to run freely, from executing. Data […]

How to Change Default Picture Viewer in Windows

by File in: Windows XP

By default, when I double-click on a picture in Windows, Windows Photo Viewer opens the image! That’s nice, but I would rather it open with a different photo viewing program, such as Photoshop, GIMP, etc. If this problem annoys you also, there is a simple way to change the default photo viewing program in Windows to […]

Fix Registry Editing has been Disabled by Your Administrator Error

by File in: Windows XP

If you’ve recently tried to open the Windows registry editor and were presented with the message” “Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator”, then you’re not alone! This error message can occur for a couple of different reasons, some of which have a solution and some that don’t. Most of the time you will […]

How to Increase Windows Explorer Default Thumbnail Size for Pictures

by File in: Windows XP

Here’s something about Windows XP that really annoys me: why can’t you increase or decrease the size of thumbnails in Explorer like you can in Windows 7 and Windows 8? If you’re going to have thumbnails in the first place, is it that hard to put in a little slider bar whereby you can increase or […]

How to Install a Network Printer on Your Home or Office Network

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If you’re planning on buying a printer soon, you should consider buying an Ethernet or wireless printer. Prices have come down in recent years and now that most people have wireless networks, you can setup your network so that you can print from anywhere in the house or even the world using a service like […]

How to Setup Remote Desktop on Windows XP

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If you have never used Remote Desktop, it is a really great way to connect to another PC (office, home, etc) remotely and get work done that you otherwise could not get done unless you were physically at the machine. I routinely use remote desktop to connect to servers at our office, connect to user’s […]

How to Track When Someone Accesses a Folder on Your Computer

by File in: Windows XP

There’s a nice little feature built into Windows that allows you to track when someone views, edits, or deletes something inside of a specified folder. So if there’s a folder or file that you want to know who is accessing, then this is the built-in method without having to use third-party software. This feature is […]

Send Ctrl-Alt-Delete in a Remote Desktop Session

by File in: Windows XP

Remote Desktop is a nifty little windows feature that allows you to remotely connect to another PC and manage it as if you were physically at the console. You can read my previous post on how to setup remote desktop in Windows XP. When connecting to another machine, just about all keyboard actions are transmitted […]

Turn Off or Remove “Your computer might be at risk” in Windows XP

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I recently reformatted my computer because it was running slow and after installing all updates and programs, I started getting an annoying message that started in Windows XP SP2, which is: Your computer might be at risk. Antivirus software might not be installed. It’s fine if you don’t know how to use a computer or forget […]

How to Create a System Restore Point Manually in XP

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If you are about to update a driver on your computer or install a new program, it’s probably a good idea to create a System Restore point just in case something goes wrong. It’s a great way to backup your registry and ensure that you can return to a normal operating state if it becomes […]