Thursday, August 18, 2011

How to reinstall Windows xp

Reinstalling Windows XP is not a bigger task, until and unless you know the exact step how to do it properly. Here we will try to explain it in simple steps “How to reinstall windows XP”.

  1. - First of all copy all you required downloaded program, serial numbers, necessary documents, or any other program to an external hard drive. (Files don’t need to be copied at it won’t get deleted)
  2. - Don’t forget to copy content from “C:\Documents and Settings” folder to other removable USB storage or CD, as those data will be erased.
  3. - Insert Windows CD that came along with the system and reboot the system, If you didn’t receive CD with your system, the XP installation files might be hiding on your hard drive. To access them, press the indicated keys while you reboot, if you don’t find a way please contact your PC manufacturers.
  4. -After rebooting, a message will come “Press Any Key to Boot from CD”, press any key to continue to installation procedure.
  5. - After continuing, Make your selection and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation procedure, Its always better to install a fresh copy without formatting the Hard disk thus preventing your files from getting deleted.
  6. - Once the installation is finished, you have to reconfigure your network connections, reinstall device drivers and update XP manually.
  7. - To configure to your new Internet connection, Go to My network places>New Connection and follow prompts with details received from your ISP.
  8. - Check if any driver need to be updated , Right click on My computer select Properties> hardware > Device manager and look for entries with yellow mark, they need to be updated. Go to proper manufacturer site to get the latest downloads.
  9. - Next we are going to updates Windows XP, go to control panel> Windows Update, and follow the prompt in order to update your XP copy with latest security updates.
  10. - Once done above steps, you can paste your backup data on “C:\Document and Settings” to restore the contents.

If you got any problem with installation feel free to ask question

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hide Hard Disk Drive in Windows Vista

It is possible to hide a hard drive letter using Windows Vista, preventing it from showing up in applications and Windows Explorer. However, this will not prevent you from access files from it manually (by browsing directly to it by typing "D:" for example). This can be useful to hide files quickly and easily.

To being, load the Registry Editor from the run box (Press WINDOWS KEY + R to access this) by typing "regedit" and clicking OK:

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Deleting Temporary Files in Windows Vista

Windows Vista includes a very useful "Disk Cleanup Tool" which does exactly as the name suggests, and allows you to remove a wide variety of temporary and cached files that you no longer need. Most applications will automatically remove the temporary files once you have closed the software down, but in some cases (such as crashes or bad programming), trails can be left behind. Removing these files will create extra diskspace and keep your system in good condition.

To begin, load the Run box by pressing WINDOWS KEY + R, then type "cleanmgr" and click OK:

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Select Multiple Files with Checkboxes in Windows Vista

There are many occasions when you will want to select multiple files in Windows Explorer view when the normal "drag and highlight" can't cope with the spread of files.

The usual method of selecting these multiple files is to hold down CTRL and then single click on each file you wish to select.

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Automatic Backups in Windows Vista

Windows Vista includes an option to back up documents, photos and several other file types automatically, on a schedule you select. However, you can't select to backup your entire PC on a regular basis by default.

If you have a NAS drive or 2nd hard drive, it would be ideal to be able to automatically backup your computer should the worse happen. Thankfully, you can use the command line interface and the "Task Scheduler" to create an automated backup solution without any other software. This will only work with Ultimate, Business or Enterprise editions of Vista in Administrator mode.

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