Monday, February 14, 2011

Files and Settings Transfer in Windows XP

Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in Windows XP

You can migrate data and settings from you old Computer to a new computer using Files and settings transfer wizard. Settings for Microsoft Internet Explorer and for Microsoft Outlook Express can be transferred using this option. You can also use this wizard to transfer desktop settings, display settings, dial-up connections, and other types of settings.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Scheduled Tasks


Scheduled task in Windows XP

With Scheduled Tasks, you can schedule any script, program, or document to run at a time that is most convenient for you. Scheduled Tasks starts every time that you start Windows XP and runs in the background, and it starts each task that you schedule at the time that you specify when you create the task.

Steps on How to schedule a Task in Windows XP
1.     Click on the Start button>Go to All Programs>Select Accessories>Double click on Scheduled Tasks.
2.     A wizard will appear.  A list of programs that are installed on your computer, either as part of the Windows XP operating system, or as a result of software installation when you click on the Next button.
3.     Use one of the following procedures:
a.     If the program that you want to run is listed, click the program, and then click Next.
b.     If you want to run a program, script, or document that is not listed, click Browse, click the folder and file that you want to schedule, and then click Open.

4.     Type a name for the task, and then choose one of the following options:
a.     Daily
b.     Weekly
c.      Monthly
d.     One time only
e.     When my computer starts (before a user logs on)
f.       When I log on (only after the current user logs on)

5.     Click Next, specify the information about the day and time to run the task, and then click Next.
6.     Type the name and password of the user who is associated with this task. Make sure that you choose a user with sufficient permissions to run the program. By default, the wizard selects the name of the user who is currently logged on.
7.     Click Next, and then click Finish after you verify the choices that you have made.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall
             Windows Firewall is a built-in, host-based  firewall that is included in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and later, and Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 and later. Windows Firewall drops incoming traffic that does not correspond to either traffic sent in response to a request of the computer (solicited traffic) or unsolicited traffic that has been specified as allowed (excepted traffic). Windows Firewall helps provide protection from malicious users and programs that rely on unsolicited incoming traffic to attack computers. In Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, Windows Firewall can also drop outgoing traffic and is configured using the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in, which integrates rules for both firewall behavior and traffic protection with Internet Protocol security (IPsec). You can set Firewall to ON, OFF or Block all incoming connections. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Turn On/Off Bit Locker- Windows 7

Bit Locker
Bit locker drive encryption allows a user to help protect data from hackers, loss or theft.

Available in Windows 7 and available in the Ultimate and Enterprise editions, Bit Locker helps keep everything from documents to passwords safer by encrypting the entire drive that Windows and your data reside on. Once Bit Locker is turned on, any file you save on that drive is encrypted automatically.

Windows 7 Tips

Use Checkboxes to Select Items in Explorer

Add the ability to select multiple files in Windows 7 Explorer windows by checking and unchecking boxes.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Windows 7 Tips

Prevent the System from Automatically Restarting after a Failure

If Windows 7 fails with a Blue Screen, prevent the system from automatically restarting so you can view debug information.

If Windows 7 fails and displays a Blue Screen (possibly due to a driver error), this includes some debug information. More detail in a kernel memory dump is written to the system hard drive, and then the machine reboots.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Advanced Clean-Boot Troubleshooting

You can start your computer with minimal, basic drivers, which is also known as a "clean boot," to figure out if a program is causing a problem. Troubleshooting problems with background programs can be time-consuming, so performing a "clean boot" can save time and frustration.


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