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On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will end all support for the venerable OS, XP and for OFFICE 2003

INDEX to XP Information

Articles | Backup and Restore | Backup using XP's Backup | BACKUP Your Home Computer | BIOS | BIOS (Bootup or Hard Drive) PASSWORD | BOOT CDs, SLIPSTREAMED CDs, Bootable USB & FLOPPIES | Boot Troubleshooting | Calendars | Commands (XP) | DirectX | DISK RECOVERY | Disk WIPING | DLLs | EMAIL | Files and File Systems | Information | IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL | Maintenance | Master Boot Record (MBR) | (Windows) Media Player | MEMORY/RAM - HOW MUCH CAN WINDOWS USE? | MEMORY /RAM TEST | Other Windows Information | PASSWORDS | Performance | How to PRINT/Capture an Image of Your Windows PC Screen | PRINTERS / PRINTING - Problems, Solutions, Tricks | Refresh Rate | Complete REGISTRY Information | REGISTRY BACKUP | Repair XP | SAFE MODE BOOTING | SECURITY | Service Pack 2 (SP2) Info | Service Pack 3 (SP3) Info | SERVICES (Windows) | STOP CODES | Support | Themes | TIPS | Trouble Shooting | TROUBLESHOOTING WINDOWS PC BOOT PROBLEMS | TROUBLESHOOTING SHUTDOWN | Upgrading | What is running on your computer? | What starts running at Bootup? | VIRUSES - Computer |

ARTICLES - XP

Create a Windows 8.1 Preview dual-boot setup on your Windows XP system Annoyances Org Windows XP Home Page Clean Install Windows XP Windows XP Technical Overview Windows XP Glossary Mcrosoft Pledges Windows XP Support Through 2014 Revised disabling AutoRun in Windows XP After CERT warning, Microsoft delivers AutoRun fix

BACKUP and RESTORE Information

Restoring XP backups in Vista The ultimate guide for installing and running Windows XP from a USB stick / HDD drive

Backing up Files using the XP Backup Utility

Backup up the Registry and other System Files - I use this one alot Windows XP Backup Made Easy - Microsoft Use Windows to back up your computer Windows System Files Reference - Microsoft How to Easily Backup Your Entire System in Windows XP See also: Host / Home Server Backup See also: Enterprise Backup

XP COMMANDS

Windows Commands A-Z Index of Windows XP/NT Commands

FILES and FILE SYSTEMS

File Extensions File Formats Files and File Systems (Linux/Unix) File RECOVERY/UNdelete FILE in USE Files and File Systems (Windows) .MSI File PROBLEMS - Windows .MSI Windows files WINDOWS FILES and FILE SYSTEMS - FAT, FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, OST, VFAT...

INFORMATION

Backup Software (Ghost, True Image) Belarc Advisor - detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes,,... BGInfo - display XP System Information on your desktop Boot CD Information RAM - How much RAM does Windows XP support? Answer SEEMS TO BE 2 GB (it will recognize more, but not use it), although MS claims 4 GB. I had heard 3.5 GB. Pick your answer RAM, Virtual Memory, Pagefile and all that stuff - Bruce Sanderson MVP Here's a list of how much RAM the various Windows versions and editions support (as of Nov 2004): Windows NT 4.0: 4 GB Windows 2000 Professional: 4 GB Windows 2000 Standard Server: 4 GB Windows 2000 Advanced Server: 8GB Windows 2000 Datacenter Server: 32GB Windows XP Professional: 4 GB Windows Server 2003 Web Edition: 2 GB Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition: 4 GB Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition: 32 GB Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition: 64 GB SHERLOCK - The Codec Detective! (What Codecs are on your Windows system? - are they broken?) DirectX End-User Runtime - updates to 9.0c and previous versions of DirectX DLL Files
Disk partitioning: Use NTFS or partition at or below 137 MB. NTFS is preferred. Note: A lot of professional disk partition programs are having problems with SATA drives. DOS/Windows to LINUX/UNIX ASCII File Conversion - Converts end-of-line characters - "FLIP" Drive Letters - How to Change in Windows XP Malware Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP TweakXP.com - Windows XP Tweaks, Tips, Hacks, Visual Styles ... The Elder Geek on Windows XP Windows XP tips, Knowledge Base Links, Commands, Utilities & Files Tips and tricks to tame XP boot.ini switches in XP/W2k3 Boot.ini switch options in XP and w2k3 CD's - Playing CD's without inserting them What does "Optimal" Refresh Rate really mean? How To Change the Screen Refresh Rate of Your Monitor in Windows XP Refresh Rate - more information Crypto in Windows 2000/XP SECURITY - XP Security - Overview of All Groups in Windows XP StickyKeys - check setting and change setting Sysinternals Freeware - advanced utilities, technical information, and source code related to Windows internals UNDLETE Windows Files (Free) VIRUS INFORMATION (Computer)

DLLs - Dynamic Link Library

Microsoft's DLL info list Fix Windows Glitches by Re-registering Your DLLs dll-files - what is it? Download it Task List Pages at AnswersThatWork.com

MAINTENANCE

Preparing Windows XP for the long haul

Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player version 11.0.5721.5280 has been released Version 10 and later require Windows XP or Later versions of Windows. Windows Media Player - DOWNLOAD Windows Media Player 9 Series for Windows 98 Second Edition, Me, and 2000 Microsoft Digital Image Starter Edition 2006 has all the high-quality, easy-to-use tools you need

PERFORMANCE

Five tips for speeding up Windows XP performance - TechRepublic

REPAIR XP

Repair XP - CBT Planet

SECURITY

BLOCK (some) SERVICE PACK INSTALLATIONS

Microsoft issues Vista, XP service pack blockers - Tool blocks automatic download of Vista SP1, XP SP3 and Server 2003 SP2 for as long as a year

SERVICE PACK 3 INFO

5/14/2008 - SP3 is offically released as a non-Beta update. Microsoft issues FIX for PCs crippled by XP SP3 update Slipstreaming Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3) XP SP3 Coming April 21 for OEMs, MSDN/TechNet Subscribers Will XP SP3 Slow Vista's Adoption? Windows XP Service Pack 3 Overview XP OFFICE SP3 is OUT XP Office Service Pack 3 (SP3) came out on 2/9/2005

SERVICE PACK 2 INFO

Analysis of Microsoft XP Service Pack 2 - Steve Friedl Understanding Windows Firewall in Windows XP Service Pack 2 - Microsoft See also FIREWALLS List of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 2 Release notes for Windows XP Service Pack 2 Device drivers known to cause instability in Windows XP Service Pack 2 Programs that are known to experience a loss of functionality on SP2
SP2 patch for fireWire glitch The Dark Side of Windows XP Service Pack 2 Windows XP Service Pack 2 Experiences prohibits the playback of Indeo content online Slipstreamed Windows XP CD Using SP2

SERVICES (Windows)

Windows XP services that can be disabled About Windows Services Writing Windows Services - Made easy MFS Service Manger How to Create a Windows NT/ Windows 2000 Service Simple service base class for Windows Start Your Windows Programs From An NT Service Beginner's introductory guide to writing,installing,starting,stopping NT services A general purpose NT Service Class Disable Windows Server 2003 services

SHELLS / COMMAND LANGUAGE

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IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Essentially, a Device Driver tried to write in a computer memory location that it did not own (an Acess Violation). This is usually the result of a buggy or out-of-date device driver that is not compatible with your computer operating system (XP, for example). If the Access Violation occurs in Kernel Mode, it generates a STOP 0x0000000A message. The most commonly used cure, if you have just installed a new device, device driver or software, is to un-install it. One quick method of uninstalling the software and drivers would be to reset XP to the last known good version of XP. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL - tweaksforgeeks XP - IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL !!! PLEASE HELP!!! "Stop 0x0000000A Irql_Not_Less_or_Equal" Error Message During ... "STOP 0x000000D1 IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Kbdclass.sys" Error Message When You Try to Shut Down the Computer Geek.com Message Parlor: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL? Irql_Not_Less_or_Equal - daniweb IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL - Microsoft

STOP CODES

TROUBLESHOOTING WINDOWS STOP MESSAGES - Complete List

STOP CODE 0x0000008E

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x804EE3D73, 0xF897D60C, 0x00000000)

SUPPORT - Free, I think

DTS-L Org techsupportforum MS Usenet See also: FREE HELP

THEMES

ThemeXP Org SpyderBAR - tgtsoft

TIPS

Complete WINDOWS TIPS PC Magazine's Windows XP Solutions Complete collection of Windows XP Windows XP hacks (O'Reilly) Free PowerToys and Add-ins for Windows XP

TROUBLESHOOTING

BOOT CDs, Floppies & Sector Information BOOTUP TROUBLESHOOTING The ultimate guide for installing and running Windows XP from a USB stick / HDD drive Bare Bones Troubleshooting Installation CPU HOGs - TAME THEM How to restore the operating system to a previous state in Windows XP How to Troubleshoot Issues with Reading CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD Discs Internet Connection is Slow Memtest86+ 1.51 - download from majorgeeks Troubleshooting Windows XP, Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP Question about 'Resolving Hardware Conflicts' SHUTDOWN TROUBLESHOOTING troubleshooting tips for printing from Office programs in Windows XP see also: TROUBLESHOOTING

UPGRADING

Upgrading to Windows XP from Windows 9x/Me

WHAT IS RUNNING ON YOUR COMPUTER?

WHAT IS RUNNING ON YOUR COMPUTER?

SECURITY (XP) - Click HERE

WHAT STARTS RUNNING AT BOOTUP?

OTHER WINDOWS INFORMATION

AGP ActiveX DirectX File Extensions INF File Info Office Word

INDEX to XP Information

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