Archive for the ‘Windows XP’ Category


Assign a Permanent Letter to a USB Thumb Drive

Posted by Rich On March - 4 - 2008

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Do you run backups to, open files from, or simply use a USB thumb drive? If you do, this guide is for you.

Have you noticed that each time you put your USB thumb drive in your computer, it comes up with a different letter? If you have more than one external drive/camera/portable hard drive then this is likely the case.

This can be frustrating when trying to run backups or opening files in a piece of software to find it can’t find the recent location because the drive letter changed.

Here are the steps you will need to take to assign a permanent drive letter. Read the rest of this entry »

Have PDF Files Read to You by Adobe Reader

Posted by Rich On March - 4 - 2008

If you know about this already, then there will be nothing new here. I just found this tonight and thought I’d share it with you.

With Adobe reader (the free version that most of you already have on your computer), you can have your documents read to you.

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Test to See if Your Antivirus Software Works (Safe)

Posted by Rich On February - 28 - 2008

Most of you probably have anti-virus software on your computer. If you do, good job; however, are you sure it works? Let’s do a quick test.

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Make Windows XP Look Like Vista

Posted by Rich On February - 27 - 2008

Many of you may like the look of Vista, but don’t want to pay for the upgrades to both your hardware and your operating system. In this guide I will show you how to make Windows XP look like Vista. This is a really simple guide.

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Get Vista Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Windows XP

Posted by Rich On February - 24 - 2008

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Want to be able to see a preview of open programs in Windows XP?

Windows Vista comes with this feature as standard. However, if you use XP – this software is for you.

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Customize Your Vista (or XP) Start Menu

Posted by Rich On February - 24 - 2008

Windows Start Menu

The Windows Start Menu is notoriously bloated. Here I will tell you how to organize things better.

If you are experimenting with customizing Windows, this guide is for you.

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