• Windows XP activation algorithm 'cracked' after 21 years

    Windows XP activation algorithm 'cracked' after 21 years
    Windows XP always holds a special place in the hearts of longtime computer users in general and love the Windows ecosystem in particular.
  • How to Configure a Cisco Router

    How to Configure a Cisco Router
    This wikiHow teaches you how to set up a Cisco Small Business router on your local network. To get started, you'll need to connect to the router with a console cable and enable a
  • How to Determine Processor Speed

    How to Determine Processor Speed
    This article describes the different locations where CPU speed is reported in Microsoft Windows XP. In Windows XP and in Windows Server 2003, CPU speed is reported in the following
  • How to Easily Resize Photos in Windows XP

    How to Easily Resize Photos in Windows XP
    There are many times you will want to resize an image. Maybe you found the perfect picture for your presentation, but it's much too large for the frame. Maybe you want to use it
  • How to Use a Password Reset Disk (Windows)

    How to Use a Password Reset Disk (Windows)
    If you forget your password, you can log on to the computer by using a new password you created using the Password Reset Wizard and your password reset disk. In the Welcome to
  • How to Change Text on Windows XP Start Button

    How to Change Text on Windows XP Start Button
    Bored of your Start menu in Windows XP? Wish you could have it say and do something a little more interesting? Follow these easy steps and you'll have a personalized Start button
  • How to Use the Remote Desktop Connection in XP

    How to Use the Remote Desktop Connection in XP
    Have you ever, EVER wanted to use your dear ol' laptop or desktop at someone's house? Well, thanks to XP's technology, it's as easy as 1, 2, 3! Make sure both computers are
  • How to Configure CD and DVD Autoplay in Windows XP

    How to Configure CD and DVD Autoplay in Windows XP
    This will show you how to individually configure CD/DVD drives to automatically and play music files, copy pictures to a folder, view pictures as a slideshow, take no action, and
  • How to Use Windows XP

    How to Use Windows XP
    Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows XP, which means that if you're using it you'll need to be a little more cautious than normal. Any exploits in XP discovered by hackers will
  • How to Turn Off Microsoft Updates in Windows XP

    How to Turn Off Microsoft Updates in Windows XP
    Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft as of April 8th, 2014, however the Windows Update service is still able to provide updates from Microsoft if you have installed
  • How to Edit Group Policy in Windows XP

    How to Edit Group Policy in Windows XP
    Discussed herein are ways through which a PC user can be able to utilize the Group Policy snap-in to develop or edit the lists of applications that load automatically when you log
  • How to Install the Volume Control Program to Your Windows XP Desktop

    How to Install the Volume Control Program to Your Windows XP Desktop
    In Windows XP, the volume control program can be found in the notification area, which is the area normally located in the bottom right corner of the desktop next to the time and
  • How to Remove a Virus and Repair Windows XP for Free

    How to Remove a Virus and Repair Windows XP for Free
    Windows XP was released in 2001, and Microsoft dropped support for the operating system in 2014. As a result, the company no longer updates it for security, and that includes the
  • How to Defragment a Windows XP Computer

    How to Defragment a Windows XP Computer
    If your computer has started running slowly, it may be time to defragment the hard drive. Fragmentation can slow down your computer and take up your free space. Follow this guide
  • How to Reformat a PC Running Windows XP

    How to Reformat a PC Running Windows XP
    Computers store their data and operating procedures on devices called hard disks. The process of removing all data from these disks is called (re)formatting. If you are having
  • How to Restore Your Windows XP Computer

    How to Restore Your Windows XP Computer
    A System Restore can help fix problems that might be making your computer run slowly or stop responding. It will return your system to an earlier point in time. Your computer
  • How to Stop an Application from Opening at Startup on a Windows XP PC

    How to Stop an Application from Opening at Startup on a Windows XP PC
    Don't you hate that stuff popping up automatically when you log in? Well, here is a simple solution. Press the start button.
  • How to Upgrade Windows XP to Vista

    How to Upgrade Windows XP to Vista
    This procedure will guide you on upgrading your Windows XP machine to Vista without reformatting. Back up your files.
  • How to Restore Deleted Files in Windows XP

    How to Restore Deleted Files in Windows XP
    There are two tiers of deletion within Windows XP. If you select a file or folder and press the delete key or right click and select delete from the menu, they are sent to the
  • How to Enable Automatic Logon in Windows XP

    How to Enable Automatic Logon in Windows XP
    You can enable automatic logon on any personal Windows XP computer by disabling your password under your personal user account or by editing the registry directly. Enabling
  • How to Zip a File in Windows XP

    How to Zip a File in Windows XP
    Compressing, or zipping, a file is the process of creating smaller versions of large files. Zipping a file has several major benefits, such as saving storage space on your computer
  • How to Install ActiveX on Windows XP

    How to Install ActiveX on Windows XP
    When browsing the Web using Internet Explorer, some websites may require you to download or install their Active X controls in order to use or view certain types of online content.
  • How to Clear All Files from a Computer Running Windows XP

    How to Clear All Files from a Computer Running Windows XP
    This wikiHow teaches you how to remove all user-created files, folders, and programs from a Windows XP computer by booting from your installation CD and reformatting the drive. You
  • How to Add a Website Link to the Start Menu

    How to Add a Website Link to the Start Menu
    Shortcuts can be helpful in all aspects of life. On the computer, you can save precious time by having a shortcut that takes you to the site you visit most often without opening
  • How to Check if Windows XP Is Activated

    How to Check if Windows XP Is Activated
    Activating Windows XP is essential to get the most out of its features, and you're forced to activate after thirty days. If you're unsure as to whether or not you've activated your
  • How to Add a Network Printer in Windows XP

    How to Add a Network Printer in Windows XP
    If you need to add a network printer in Windows XP, the steps can seem complicated for a new user. However, they really aren't if you read them closely and follow them
  • How to Make Windows XP Startup Faster

    How to Make Windows XP Startup Faster
    Do you often get frustrated while you wait around for your slow Windows XP computer to startup? Windows XP will automatically load and startup all the programs that are in the
  • How to Reinstall Windows XP

    How to Reinstall Windows XP
    Sometimes system files can get corrupted, and you're left trying to work with a barely functioning copy of Windows XP. Maybe all your programs are starting to run slow, and you
  • How to Set up a Wireless Network in Windows XP

    How to Set up a Wireless Network in Windows XP
    This is a walkthrough of setting up wireless (IEEE 802.11 also known as WiFi) home networking with Windows XP. Note that if buying a router, all routers are compatible with Windows
  • How to Retrieve Passwords in Windows XP

    How to Retrieve Passwords in Windows XP
    While Microsoft no longer officially supports the operating system, there are still plenty of computers across the world that still run Windows XP. What happens when a user on one