Windows XP

Paul Thurrott's Short Takes: April 17, 2015

Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: April 17, 2015

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Because Windows XP will never really go away, this week’s other news includes an EU “I told you so” to the US DOJ and FTC, Google’s Chrome support extension for Windows XP, a major delay for SharePoint 2016, the Apple Watch launch that wasn’t, Google adds handwriting support to Android, Nokia buys rival and sets […]

How can I install Windows XP Pro on my computer?

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How can I install Windows XP Pro on my computer? As a Microsoft Windows support professional, one of your tasks may be to install the operating system. This article provides a step-by-step tutorial on installing Windows XP Pro. Windows Vista Update: We’ve recently added similar instructions for how to install Windows Vista Step #1: Plan […]

Disable Balloon Messages

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How can I disable the annoying balloon messages in Windows XP? Windows XP tries its best to help the user figure out things. One silly methods it tries to do so is through the annoying yellow balloon pop-up messages near the tray area. To stop the annoying balloon messages follow these steps: Open Registry Editor. […]

Use OEM Version to Upgrade XP

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How can I force an OEM version of Windows XP to install as an upgrade installation? First, find your setupp.ini file in the i386 directory on your Windows XP CD. Open it up, it’ll look something like this:

The Pid value is what we’re in this for. What’s there now looks like a standard […]

What’s System Restore in Windows XP?

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What is System Restore in Windows XP? System Restore is a component of Windows XP Professional that you can use to restore your computer to a previous state, if a problem occurs, without losing your personal data files (such as Microsoft Word documents, browsing history, drawings, favorites, or e-mail). System Restore monitors changes to the […]