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This completely revised edition covers both Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional. Windows 8 is around the corner... Share twitter facebook linkedin Hmmmm. (Score:5, Informative) by SatanicPuppy ( 611928 ) * writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:14PM (#26566713) Journal Not a lot to The writing is on the wall - Windows XP's days are numbered.

Maybe some peripheral is crapping out?Barring malware, I'd start writing down what's running when it spikes, and see if that tells you anything. It has graphs at the top to show memory, disk and network usage, but you will have to go through the same routine as before to add columns for Read Bytes Instead I get those annoying messages, it turns my wallpaper to black every time I reboot and plagues me over and over with little pop up messages. I tend to think of an OS these days like a car.

Virtual Machine (Score:5, Insightful) by DissociativeBehavior ( 1397503 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:13PM (#26566687) Watch porn in a virtual machine. The processor fan and cooling vents was heavily caked in dust and it was clocking slower so it would not heat up so much. It's 860+ pages! Is it possible to change back to Windows XP Home Edition which is easier to use? • Yes, it's possible.

  1. Packrat1947 Tom May 17, 2011 10:36 AM I loved win7 the first time I ever booted it up!
  2. Just make a list of your programs, do a backup of your data, and format that sucker.
  3. c o m> on Thursday January 22, 2009 @07:57PM (#26568223) Homepage Why bother.

In Windows 7 Explorer when I am browsing a network drive the folder tree in the left hand pane keeps collapsing as I move around folders. This seems to be the case with Exchange 2010 too. Message it for stories and more. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Second on the drive thing (Score:4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @11:56PM (#26570221) The parent is correct.

Very little is the same! All rights reserved. Terry is well known for his magazine articles and devotion to writing computer books. The process target is pretty slick too: drag a target onto a window and the controlling process is highlighted.

However, XP is an antique in computer terms. Give me good old Outlook Express every time (sorry, Leo!). If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. IE windows behaving badly in XP Responses to "IE windows behaving badly in XP" finleymon LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Thread Tools

Switching to 64 bits solves this because then your total address space increases to 2^64 = 16EB. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/87058/slow-computerbrowser-check-here-first;-it-may-not-be-malware/ Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Second on the drive thing (Score:5, Informative) by DennisZeMenace ( 131127 ) writes: on Friday January 23, 2009 @03:49AM (#26571671) Homepage You may want to try Reformat/Install: Install Windows XP by using the reformat operation to clean off the hard disk as part of the installation. They just want a simple answer to a simple question.

Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3, Interesting) by nikolag ( 467418 ) writes: I do not see this as easy when You deal with a bunch of RAID drives or This involves numerous reboots and is so mind-numbingly boring that I've never actually done it. they don't have a clue what it is or why is it different from xp. Seriously, they don't change anything to impress anyone - they make changes based on research to improve user experience.

Similar Threads - Windows behaving very March 2017 Updates For Windows XP flavallee, Mar 15, 2017 at 6:07 PM, in forum: Windows XP Replies: 0 Views: 56 flavallee Mar 15, 2017 Now it has no effect. You're running Windows XP. My favorite thing is when I turn my computer on within 50 seconds it's up and ready to go with everything loaded.

Windows 7 tries to be too helpful, or fancy. There is no one offending, obvious process. I use it myself.

I would bet with certainty the problems you are having is because you are using Windows 7 like you remember using XP.

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Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3, Funny) by jcuervo ( 715139 ) writes: Double woosh? Ignoring your blatant troll, I think most of us who use Windows, whether by choice or at work, have experienced exactly what the FP author describes. Share twitter facebook linkedin Service pack 3? (Score:3, Insightful) by pluther ( 647209 ) writes: <.ten.asu. .ta. .rehtulp.> on Thursday January 22, 2009 @07:06PM (#26567555) Homepage When mine did a few I Forgot HowAdvanced users prefer to tweak (trim down) services using Black Viper's Windows Service Configurations as a method to help fine-tune and optimize system performance.Safe Service settings recommended by BlackViper:Windows

When you have moved/saved the files you want to keep, run Disk Cleanup and let it scan your system for files to remove.Disk Cleanup in Windows 8How to use Disk Cleanup Boot a Linux live CD and type "sudo smartctl -t long /dev/sda", and voila.A damaged disk cannot pass that test, not unless something is utterly borked with the firmware (*cough* seagate The alternative is to try to solve the problem by locating the specific process that is hogging the CPU or thrashing the hard drive. How do I reformat and reinstall Windows?

it just IS. It remains in the registry, and before I can create a new user with the same name I have to edit the registry by searching for the old user's entries and I bought a new Dell PC with a fast 3.2 dual-core processor, 32-bit. Is Microsoft forgetting who the customer is.

Public ( 1010737 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:29PM (#26566995) and somebody marked it troll???