Tag Archives: xp

How to Protect the Privacy of your Explorer searches

Most computer users prefer to keep their privacy when they are using their computer, they don’t want other people that they share their computer to see what they are searching. If you share a PC and don’t want others to see what you’ve searched for, you can turn off the recent searches feature: 1. Click on your Start menu Search ... Read More »

Make your XP run faster by disabling unneeded services

Did you know that you can still be able to squeeze out some more performance power just by simply disabling unneeded services on your Windows XP? Some people are asking me why am I still giving tips for Windows XP when there is Vista and the upcoming Windows 7, the quick answer is “I love XP” and there are still ... Read More »

How to Remove Recycle Bin Icon on Desktop

If you don’t use your Recycle bin to store deleted windows files then you might want to remove it from your desktop. Here is a quick trick to remove it. This trick involves registry editing so I highly suggest that you make a backup first on your registry before proceeding with the steps below. 1. Click on Start –> Run ... Read More »

How to Easily Clean IE7 Browsing History

A friend of mine who is also a fan of Internet Explorer ask if there is a way he can easily remove or clean up his IE7’s browsing history. I told him that he can use a cleaning software like ccleaner to cleanup his computer, but he said that what he wants is to just clean only Internet Explorer 7 ... Read More »

How To Change Your Computer Name in Vista

My friend just bought a HP desktop pre-installed with Windows Vista operating system. He ask me if he can change his annoying computer name from “Owner2009” and change it into a more descriptive and personalize like “slavezero” for example. I named my desktop “sLaVeZeRo” and  other units workstations. Changing names in XP is very easy, but in Vista it is ... Read More »

How to Diagnose DirectX on XP

If you want to make sure that your directx is running perfectly or you want to fix some 3D application problems then running a directx diagnostic is the best solution. To start the diagnostic, click on Start –> Run then type dxdiag If you are running the diagnostics for the first time it will then ask you for your permission ... Read More »

Windows XP Secrets

Do you know that there are lots of Windows applications, processes and other things that are still unknown to common users? well here are some Windows XP secrets that are worth a look and some you will find useful. 1. Application Secrets. Hidden Command Line Switch on Defrag Go to Start click on Run then Type defrag c: -b. This ... Read More »

How To Create A Textless Desktop Icon

I always love the idea of having a textless icon on my desktop. It just makes your desktop icon more cool just like what you see on the Dock in Apple’s Mac OSX. Having a textless icon will also make your desktop icons stand out. With a simple renaming trick you can do this effect on your Vista or XP ... Read More »

How to Increase simultaneous downloads in Internet Explorer 7

By default Internet Explorer 7 will only allow users to download 2 simultaneous files at the same time. This is very inconvenient for those users like me that normally download a lot on the Internet. Although I’m a Firefox user, on some occasions I sometimes use IE and having this limitations is very inconvenient and pretty annoying sometimes. A very ... Read More »

How to Solve Your XP Memory Low Problem

A friend of mine reach up to me and ask for some advice on how he can solve his memory low problem on his old Pentium 4 machine. When this problem appears he can’t use his computer, all he can do is close other programs or restart the computer which is very disturbing especially when you are in a middle ... Read More »