Archive for the ‘Windows XP’ Category

Windows XP Tweaks

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

Windows XP: Tweaks to Perk Up Performance

There are many little hacks and tweaks you can apply to XP to perk up system performance, reclaim precious resources, and to generally turbo charge your computing experience.

Since XP’s introduction, adventurous computer users have been poking around the system, modifying and experimenting with various settings and options, giving XP that little extra boost that can add to your PC’s overall performance.

Disabling the Eye Candy:

XP’s various GUI themes are nice to gaze upon for a while, but they aren’t a necessary system requirement; disabling them and using the old school Windows classic theme can not only provide a less distracting GUI environment, but can also provide minor performance gains.


Head to Head: Linux vs. Windows

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Competition is great for the consumer: it keeps products cheap, provides choices and encourages innovation. Remember when Microsoft’s omnipresent Internet Explorer browser reigned unchallenged for so many years? They dropped the ball. Without any competition to keep the IE department on the cutting edge, the browser stagnated, becoming a breeding ground for insidious exploits.

When Firefox made its glorious debut, what did Microsoft do? They beefed up IE’s security and added tabbed browsing—not much of an innovation, but at least it got them off their backsides. Where’s the incentive to keep the Windows lineage from becoming a complacent heap of code? What’s to motivate Microsoft to keep their flagship OS avant-garde? More and more, Linux is looking like an attractive alternative to the computing population.

Windows XP Password Recovery – Without Additional Tools

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

Last night you decided to change your Windows XP administrator password. You thought a lot, to choose a good one. You change it several times, because you could not decide what was the best… You wake up in the morning and you realize the new password doesn’t work… You forgot the password…

Now you are at your friend’s house, browsing the Internet for a method to change the password without loosing any data.

You can take your Hard Disk out of your computer and install it into your friend’s system (which may have a Windows XP installed) – this is the answer. But you realize you cannot do this!!! Your guarantee period is not expired!

You can, as well, download some tools to help you hack your system. You can spend some money on this kind of software.

But, there is a method! Cheap… Easy….

You can use your original Windows XP CD (I assume you have the license key – you will need it)!

These are the steps: