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XP Tips, Tutorials, and useful Websites...
[url="http://www.labmice.net/"]LabMice.net[/url]
[url="http://www.windowsxptutor.com/"]Windows XP Tutor[/url]
[url="http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/best_xp_sites.htm"]Best of the XP Websites[/url]
[url="http://rain.prohosting.com/~starman2/wxpr_index.shtml"]winxpresource.com[/url]
[url="http://www.cnet.com/software/0-6688749.html"]CNET: Windows XP Superguide[/url]
[url="http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/supergeek/story/0,24330,3337963,00.html"]TechTV: Windows XP Guide[/url]
[url="http://www.windows-help.net/WindowsXP/"]Windows-Help.net[/url]
[url="http://www.windowsxpatoz.com/"]Windows XP A to Z[/url]
[url="http://www.tipsdr.com/"]TipsDr.com: Windows XP Tips[/url]
[url="http://windowsxp.devx.com/"]Windows XP Developer Center[/url]
[url="http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/evaluate/xptechov.mspx"]Windows XP Technical Overview[/url]
[url="http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsXP_tips.asp"]Paul Thurrots XP Tips[/url]
Microsoft XP Tips - ( [url="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/tips/default.asp"]1[/url] ) ( [url="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/tips/moretips.asp"]2[/url] ) ( [url="http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/tips/default.mspx"]3[/url] )
[url="http://www.activewin.com/winxp/tips/index.shtml"]ActiveWin Tips[/url]
[url="http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Guides/winxptweak/"]neoseeker.com[/url]
[url="http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/"]Kelly's Corner XP[/url]

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:D Edited by scoobydoobie

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:D I have a question about one of the tweak listed on neoseeker.

[url="http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Guides/winxptweak/2.html"]http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware...nxptweak/2.html[/url]

Its about turning off indexing.

Indexing helps you search through files quicker but you pay the price of some slowdowns right, im right so far?

Well when they mean search are they talking about the search feature that comes with every computer, the one that reside in yuor start menu. Cuase i dont use that feature at all, i just go through each folder manually searching with my eyes.

So if i disable indexing by the method in the link above, Im gaining some slight speed? Its a win win situation right.

im just confuse becuase i disable indexing services through services.msc in regedit.
then i disable indexing in add/remove windows component, and now i come across this indexing tweak.

Just to be shure im asking what kind of searching are they talking about. Searching program where the comp automatclly search for what you want it to search, or the kind of searching where i browse around the c drive looking for crap.

Oh and since i turn off indexing will it effect spybot and ad-aware search speed

Ty in advance Edited by NextaKer

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i think it's the search function. i don't think you'll notice much of an increase, but i disabled mine anyways since i never search.

most people turn it off through the drive properties. i've done that and disabled the indexing service in services.msc.

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Oh ok thanks alot

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[url="http://www.theeldergeek.com/index.htm"]The Elder Geek[/url]

That's the place where I found out why my slipstreamed win xp sp1 which was burnt by nero didn't work. :P

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This is one of my favorites : [url="http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#logon_logof_status"]windows tips[/url]

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MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD
stickie plz, lol
great thx
[url="http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/supertweaks.htm"]http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/supertweaks.htm[/url]
[url="http://www.subvers.com/technobabble/html/tweaks/access.htm"]http://www.subvers.com/technobabble/html/tweaks/access.htm[/url]
[url="http://www.tweakhound.com/xp/xptweaks/supertweaks1.htm"]http://www.tweakhound.com/xp/xptweaks/supertweaks1.htm[/url]
[url="http://www.overclockersclub.com/guides/windows_xp_services.php"]http://www.overclockersclub.com/guides/win...xp_services.php[/url]

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ok i'm actually gonna contact a mod bout this thread, one sec

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This is really nice of the NeoWin staff to allow this kind of thread...and "pinned" to boot. Oh, and thanks to slimy for suggesting the pin.

So, here's a site I like to go to. Jan makes her site a playful adventure...and we learn stuff too.

[url="http://www.graphixanstuff.com/Forum/index.php?act=idx"]http://www.graphixanstuff.com/Forum/index.php?act=idx[/url]

And, being that she's such a sweet gal, I posted my complete Slimming Down XP Guide there for her...

[url="http://www.graphixanstuff.com/Forum/index.php?showtopic=1692"]http://www.graphixanstuff.com/Forum/index.php?showtopic=1692[/url]

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A very nice gal in England created and is hosting a forum for Bold_Fortune. (That's me.) Why, I have know idea.

I wasn't that interested at first, and thanked her for the kind thought. But then I thought, what if I could create a place where people could go to learn and have fun?

The Bold_Fortune Forum isn't going to have a lot of rules. There aren't going to be armed guards with badges at the doors censoring your posts. I'm not there to supervise, nor to baby sit. I'm there to have fun, to learn, and maybe help a few people with their computer questions.

I'll be putting up my complete Slimming Down XP Guide, where you can reference it in it's entirety.

Anyway, take a look. Join in if you like. You have a question, don't be afraid to ask. It's just getting started, so don't expect a lot right now. But, just wait...it's going to be a fun place...without a lot of rules...but with some good information...and some good people.

[url="http://www.hollow-refuge.net/Bold/"]http://www.hollow-refuge.net/Bold/[/url]

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no prob. bold

[url="http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/XPMyths.html"]http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/XPMyths.html[/url]

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sorry can't edit,
thx to zedaxax for mentioning this one:
[url="http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1590"]http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1590[/url]

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[url="http://tweakxp.com"]Tweak XP[/url]

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[url="http://www.tweaktown.com/"]http://www.tweaktown.com/[/url]

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"Ever pull up Task Manager (Alt-Cntl-del) and look under processes and wonder what the heck are all those processes that are running. Well I came across this great link. First open task manager and place off to a corner. Next pull up the System Configuration Utility (Start-Run-MSCONFIG), click on the Startup tab. Place this window in the lower corner.

Now run this internet link: [url="http://www.answersthatwork.com/Task...es/tasklist.htm"]http://www.answersthatwork.com/Task...es/tasklist.htm[/url]

You will see the page is laid out numericaly & by alphabeticaly. Look at the first item running in the Task Manager Processes. Click on the first letter of its name on the web page. Locate the actual name of the process. If its something not needed or wanted you can end the process. See if you can locate it on the Task Manager List and see if its on the startup list, services list, etc.. If it is un-check it to keep it from starting next time you boot.

Example: WBLoad.exe (Widow Blinds used to load AlienGUISE package). Don't delete."

copyed from alienware support at the note book forum

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MvT Cracker, ur link dont work. 404 Error

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[url="http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/OptimizeXP.html"]Optimize XP - A Windows XP Optimization Guide[/url]

"Clean Spyware and Viruses + Optimize Windows XP to improve home, work and gaming performance safely. Windows XP's default configuration is far from optimized. This guide will help you improve your overall system performance."


[url="http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/Optimize2000.html"]Optimize 2000 - A Windows 2000 Optimization Guide[/url]

"Clean Spyware and Viruses + Optimize Windows 2000 to improve home, work and gaming performance safely. Windows 2000's default configuration is far from optimized. This guide will help you improve your overall system performance."


[url="http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/SecureXP.html"]Secure XP - A Windows XP Security Guide[/url]

"Improve Windows XP's Security on computers not connected to a Domain."

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Possibly the best tweak site on the net -

[url="http://virtualplastic.net"]virtualplastic.net[/url]

Windows modding -

[url="http://wint.virtualplastic.net"]wint.virtualplastic.net[/url]

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ATT Parents - wanna block those pesky rugrats from staying on the pc all night?

So did I, and I found this today. Bwhahaha

This is a cool little function that I found could be useful for parents!!!
1. Open Help and Support and type "logon hours" (without the quotes) in the search box.
2. Go to Full text matches and click on "Net user". See the examples for setting a user's logon hours. Some examples would be:

or just type cmd in the run box:
3. Open a Command Prompt window and type similar to below.

net user billyjoe /time:M-F,08:00-17:00
net user joeybilly /time:Sa-Su,8am-5pm
net user mrmagoo /time:M,4am-5pm;T,1pm-3pm;W-F,8:00-17:00
net user bob /time:all (this one means this user can always log on)

4. Enter the appropriate "net user" command for the user(s) you wish to restrict access for.

Simple. Bwhahahahah, he won't know what's hit him ;) Edited by axious

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[quote name='axious' date='Jun 12 2005, 10:53']ATT Parents - wanna block those pesky rugrats from staying on the pc all night?

So did I, and I found this today. Bwhahaha

This is a cool little function that I found could be useful for parents!!!
1. Open Help and Support and type "logon hours" (without the quotes) in the search box.
2. Go to Full text matches and click on "Net user". See the examples for setting a user's logon hours. Some examples would be:

3. Open a Command Prompt window and type similar to below.

net user johnsw /time:M-F,08:00-17:00
net user johnsw /time:Sa-Su,8am-5pm
net user marysl /time:M,4am-5pm;T,1pm-3pm;W-F,8:00-17:00
net user johnsw /time:all (this one means this user can always log on)

4. Enter the appropriate "net user" command for the user(s) you wish to restrict access for.

Simple. Bwhahahahah, he won't know what's hit him ;)
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lol thats getting done to my dads computer so he cant get on it during the day :ninja:

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The logon restriction is great for restricting logon privledges but it does not log them off, for that you need: [url="http://www.ampsoft.net/utilities/WinOFF.php"]WinOFF[/url] :cool: Edited by Mastertech

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[quote name='Mastertech' date='Jun 12 2005, 11:21']The logon restriction is great for restricting logon privledges but it does not log them off, for that you need: [url="http://www.ampsoft.net/utilities/WinOFF.php"]WinOFF[/url] :cool:
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Brilliant. Just set it all up and now it's bye bye at 11pm each night :D

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www.tlab404.com

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i love this forum

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