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10 Amazing Tips For Microsoft Windows Xp

Introduction

Microsoft windows xp has a lot of new features and options than all other previous versions of Windows. Here are some of the most known tips.

If you don’t like the “Delete Warning” that always appear before you delete or send something to the Recycle Bin, you can turn it off by right clicking the Recycle Bin, select “Properties” and uncheck “Display delete confirmation dialog" box.

Step 1

Some Microsoft windows xp don’t need to know the extension of the files all the time, and want to hide it. In order to do that, you need to open a Windows Explorer box, select "Tools/Folder Options.../View" and unselect “Hide extensions for known file types”. However, this is not a safe action, because you can download a “.jpeg” file (picture file), but the real extension could be “.exe”.
Turn on the ClearType option. Go to Control Panel, Display, Appearance, Effects and set "Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts" to "ClearType". You can also uncheck "Show window contents while dragging" and "Hide underlined letters for keyboard..." while you are there.
Make the Task Manager to start at reboot by adding "C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe" to the startup menu.'

Step 2

You can turn off auto double click instead of single click by selecting "Tools/Folder Options.../General/Double-click to open an item" in Windows Explorer. To skip the Microsoft Windows xp logon screen download TweakUI.exe, select "Start/Programs /Powertoys for Windows XP", then "Logon/Autologon" and check your main userid.
Enter your favorite download sites by selecting "Common Dialogs/Places Bar".
Installing Ubuntu as dual boot can prove to be a very good idea. Don't forget to set Microsoft Windows xp as the default operating system.

Step 3

There are some steps you can follow in order to make Microsoft windows xp run faster.
Set xp for high performance by right clicking on "My computer", selecting "Properties", "Advanced" tab. Choose "Settings" under the "Performance" area and then "Adjust for best performance".
You disable Automatic Searching of Network Folders and Printers by selecting "Tools/Folder Options.../View" in Internet Explorer and uncheck "Automatically search for network folders and printers.”

Tips

You can replace the indexing service Microsoft windows xp provides with one offered by Google or Yahoo for better performance. In windows explorer, right click on your "C:" drive, select "Properties" and then the "General" tab to uncheck "Allow Indexing Service...”
Don't forget to perform Disk Cleanup with regularity. Go to "Accessories" in "Start Menu/Programs...", "System Tool" where you will find "Disk Cleanup". After waiting for a few minutes to load, a window with checkboxes will appear. Check "Temporary Internet Files", "Offline Web Pages", "WebClient/Publisher Temporary Files", and "Temporary files". These options usually are the ones that clear significant disk space.

Sources and Citations

Defragging you drive regularly is also important. Right click on your "C:" drive in windows explorer, select "Properties" go to the "Tools" tab and click on "Defragment Now...”
You can remove some of the Microsoft windows xp startup processes you don't need for better performance. Find the programs that start automatically on each reboot and remove them from the "Startup" menu in "Start/ Programs..."

By Vlad Stanculescu, published at 03/24/2012
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