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Windows is the most common personal computer operating system on Earth. More than 210 million copies of Windows XP have reportedly been sold and Microsoft reports more than 106 million copies of Service Pack 2 for XP have been distributed. Below are some news items for Windows users. Check out the Network Chico Windows information page. And don't forget to review the Network Chico Windows security page and the Network Chico Windows resources.

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TIP: ADD A SAFE MODE OPTION TO THE BOOT MENU

When you're experiencing a problem with Windows XP you may need to boot the system into Safe Mode more than once. However, doing so can be a tiresome process. When the Boot menu appears, you must press [F8], and then you must select Safe Mode from yet another menu.

Wouldn't it be nice if Safe Mode were available from the Boot menu? In fact, it's relatively easy to add a Safe Mode option to the Boot menu.

Follow these steps:

  • 1. Press [Windows][Break] to open the System Properties dialog box
  • 2. On the Advanced tab click the Settings button in the Startup And Recovery section
  • 3. In the System Startup section click the Edit button
  • 4. When the Boot.ini file opens in Notepad locate the line that ends with the /fastdetect switch
  • 5. Highlight and copy that line and paste it in the line below
  • 6. Change the section on the line that reads WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" to WINDOWS="Safe Mode"
  • 7. Add the following to the end of the line:

/safeboot:minimal /sos /bootlog

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TIP: USING WINDOWS XP WITHOUT HAVING TO LOG IN USING A PASSWORD

After an update from Microsoft a user account called ASPNET is created. While this account is harmless it has the effect of causing windows to ask for a user name and password in order to log on to Windows. The simplest solution is to delete this harmless account. However a better solution is to instruct Windows to stop asking for your password. First you need to log on as Administrator. Then choose Start > Run > and enter control userpasswords2 in the run box and click OK. When the User Accounts dialog box opens select the Users tab and then deselect or uncheck the "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer" option. Click OK and a new window called "Automatically Log On" will appear. Enter the username and password of the account you would like to use when you start your computer and then click OK. From now on Windows will no longer ask you for a username and password when you start your computer.

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TIP: CREATE A SUSPEND MODE SHORTCUT

On the Advanced tab of the Power Options dialog box Windows XP provides you with several built-in shortcuts for putting your computer in Suspend mode, either Standby or Hibernation. These shortcuts allow you to reconfigure the operation performed when pressing either the Power or Sleep buttons. (If you've enabled the Hibernation feature using these shortcuts will put your computer into hibernation mode. If you haven't using these shortcuts will put your computer into Standby mode.) However, if you wish to expand your alternatives, you can create a standard shortcut that will put your computer in Suspend mode. You can the put the shortcut on your desktop or place it on the Quick Launch bar where you can easily put your computer in a suspended state with a click of your mouse.

Here's how:

  • Right-click the desktop and select New | Shortcut
  • When the Create Shortcut wizard’s location text box appears type:
    • rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState
  • Give the shortcut a name like 'Suspend Now!'

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TIP: DELETE HIBERFIL.SYS BEFORE DEFRAGMENTING

If you use Windows XP's hibernation feature on your lap top you may want to delete the Hiberfil.sys file from the hard disk before defragmenting. When you put your computer in hibernation Windows XP writes all memory content to the Hiberfil.sys file before shutting the system down. When you power your computer back on Windows XP uses the Hiberfil.sys file to put everything back into memory so you can continue from where you left off. The Hiberfil.sys file can be quite large and is a special system file the Disk Defragmenter included with Windows XP cannot defragment. The presence of the Hiberfil.sys file will prevent a thorough defragmentation and should be removed prior to the defragmenting operation. Removing the file is simple:

  • Access the Control Panel and choose Power Options
  • Select the Hibernate tab in the Power Options Properties dialog box
  • Clear the Enable Hibernation check box and click ok

Windows will automatically delete the Hiberfil.sys file from the hard drive. Once you have completed the defragmentation you can once again enable the Hibernation feature.

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TIP: USE MICROSOFT MEDIA PLAYER FOR YOUR WINDOWS XP APPS

Windows XP’s original multimedia player, Microsoft Media Player 5.1, still remains on the operating system despite various updates (Windows Media Player 11 is the most current version of Microsoft’s multimedia player). While Microsoft Media Player is pretty basic by today’s standards, it still serves a purpose.

Microsoft Media Player can still play a number of multimedia file types such as AVI, WMA, WMV, MID, and WAV, so you may want to be able to use it in situations where you don’t need the full power of Windows Media Player. To use Microsoft Media Player add it to the SendTo menu by following these steps:

  1. Press [Windows]R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type SendTo in the Open box and click OK.
  3. When the SendTo folder appears, right-click the folder, and select the New | Shortcut command.
  4. When the Create Shortcut wizard appears, type C:\Windows\system32\Mplay32.exe /Play in the text box and click Next.
  5. Name the shortcut Microsoft Media Player and then click Finish.

Now when you encounter an AVI, WMA, WMV, MID, or WAV file and you just want to sample it you can right-click the file and select the SendTo | Microsoft Media Player command.

Note: This tip applies to Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional.

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