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Set Up a Password in Windows XP

It’s important to password protect your accounts in Windows XP to prevent unauthorized users from gaining access. Here’s how you do that.

A Command Prompt, or DOS Window, is where you carry out text instructions that are difficult to do through Windows.

Windows has an app called Windows Easy Transfer that makes it super easy to move files and settings from one PC to another.

Create a Shortcut in Any Version of Windows

A shortcut is a Windows file that directs you toward a folder or file in a different part of Windows. Shortcuts are really useful for getting around the Windows environment.

Windows has built-in tools for fixing Internet connectivity problems. Here’s how to activate these tools easily and get back up and running.

Virtual memory is when your PC uses your hard drive as temporary RAM. Adjusting virtual memory can speed up your PC significantly.

Normally, 32-bit Windows can only see about 3.5 gigabytes of RAM. However, there’s a way to access the rest of your memory. Here’s how to do that.

Boot in Safe Mode

Whenever you have a problem with your PC, booting into Safe Mode, a protected version of Windows, will often stabilize it and let you fix the issue.

Everyone’s PC locks up sometime. Doesn’t matter if you’re using Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 — freezes happen.

Just like Captain America, you too can upgrade to a stronger, faster and better form: Windows XP to Windows 7.

Essential Tips for Windows XP Users

As you may recall, we ran an article recently about why we think you should stop using Windows XP and upgrade to Windows 7. Well, here’s the flipside of that argument.

Find Your Computer Specs

Your PC’s specifications are important. It’s good to know what kind of CPU you have, what version of Windows you have installed, and so on. Here’s how.

Microsoft has two levels of support for its Windows products, Mainstream Support and Extended Support. The first is free and the second costs money.

According to these operating-system statistics, Windows 7 is the world’s most popular operating system, and overtook Windows XP in August 2011. Since then, its lead has grown, and it’s now run by 48.7% of users.

How to Use Windows Update (Video Guide)

In this interactive video, learn about Windows Update and how you use it to keep Windows on the newest version. This video works for all versions of Windows.

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