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How to Set Up the IIS on Windows XP

IIS (Internet Information Services) is an optional component present in the Windows XP Professional operating system that enables you to use the XP operating system as a server platform for hosting simple web pages. Set up the IIS files on your computer by installing them from your XP operating syst

How to Choose Which Programs Run on Startup

If you want complete control over what programs start and don't start automatically with your computer's operating system, you can use the configuration utility to disable and enable programs in the startup routine. A well-balanced selection of startup programs gives you a quick startup on your comp

How to Fix if a Display Driver NVLDDMKM Stopped Responding in Vista

GeForce video cards require NVIDIA drivers to work properly with Windows Vista. NVLDDMKM.SYS is among one of files that get copied while installing the NVIDIA drivers. If you are facing graphical issues such as freezing or crashing with a corresponding "NVLDDMKM Stopped Responding" error, install th

How to Change the Windows Taskbar Color

If you need a fresh and simple change to your computer life, you can easily change the color of your taskbar which sits at the bottom of your desktop. Its current color may be boring or it may clash with the new background picture you just downloaded. Whatever the case may be, it takes about three m

How to Make an XP Bootable Disk

Computers running Microsoft Windows XP are susceptible to viruses and other malware that can damage files necessary for booting your computer. An XP Bootable floppy disk can be made with these necessary files to get your computer up and running. Once booted you can fix the contaminated files to get

How to Make More Space on My Laptop

Making space on your laptop's hard drive can seem like a frustrating game of Tetris if you don't know how to clean up your disk space. Fortunately, the Windows developers were intuitive enough to create a function that nearly takes all the guesswork out of managing hard drive space. By using the Win

How to Run Mac OS in Windows Vista

Through the use of emulation software, it is possible to run almost any operating system as a program within any other: in this case, MacOSX encapsulated within Windows Vista. PearPC is an open-source emulator designed to mimic PowerPC processors, allowing PCs with x86 processors to run the Mac oper

How to Deactivate an Antivirus

Antivirus programs are extremely vital system tools that protect you computer from daily threats such as spyware, Trojans, virus and worms. They monitor your computer in real-time and notify you of potential threats attempting to gain access to your computer. They can also block Internet processes,

How to Terminate Explorer.Exe

Windows Explorer, known as Explorer.exe in the Windows Task Manager, includes your computer's desktop, task bar and "Start" menu. It allows you to navigate the drives and folders on your computer and lets you open, copy, delete and rename files. Windows Explorer may sometimes freeze when you are nav

Maintaining State With Profiles in ASP.NET Web Pages

The entire web is inherently "stateless". But there are several ways to maintain state in an ASP.NET application. Profiles are a way to maintain by-user state information. This page introduces ASP.NET profiles with an emphasis on maintaining state information using one. The ASP.NET Hub is

How to Install Norton 360 With Windows Vista Defender

Windows Vista allows you to easily install and run Norton 360 on your computer. Norton 360 is an all-in-one security software from Symantec that includes a firewall, anti-spyware, antivirus and protection against phishing. On the other hand, Windows Defender is only an anti-spyware that by default c

How to Copy a DVD on Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center is an application designed for home-entertainment included in Windows XP Media Edition and Vista. The center provides a programmable platform that will tie into different applications and hardware, such as TV tuners for recording TV broadcasts. One of many features is the abilit

How to Print PDF Files With Foxit Reader

The free Foxit Reader program is an alternative to the bulkier Adobe Acrobat. This speedy little program can read any PDF file and loads in a fraction of the time that Acrobat does. Foxit Reader also contains print capabilities, so if you need a hard copy of your PDF file, Foxit Reader can print it

How to Remove the Windows Logo During XP Shutdown

After turning on and shutting off your computer a few hundred times, you may be tired of seeing the same old Windows XP logo as you wait for your computer to power down. The operating system accesses two files when shutting down, which determine what image is displayed. In order to remove the Window

How to Replace Windows With Linux

Linux is quickly becoming a popular alternative to the Windows operating system, due to the fact that it is available for free (or for a small fee that includes support), and because it is often viewed as being more stable than the Windows environment. Many of the modern Linux distributions have bec

ASP.NET Web Parts

ASP.NET Web Parts is the trick you use to let people who visit your web page personalized it. It's used by lots of portal websites so that someone who is interested in one thing, but not another, can tailor the page to their own requirements. For example, I have software trends right a the top

How to Play a WAV in VB

The Visual Basic programming language from Microsoft ties easily into the sound system of the computer using the "My.Computer.Audio" library. Features are provided directly to handle WAV files in particular with ease.

How to Free Up Unallocated Space

In Windows Vista and Windows 7, you can make use of unallocated disc space by extending an existing partition into it, converting the unallocated space into free space where you can put data. Before Windows Vista's introduction of the Disk Manager partition feature, you had to wipe all data to resiz

How to Resize the Windows Taskbar

The Windows taskbar is the bar on the bottom of the screen for all Windows-based computers. People often talk about the "Start" button on the lower left corner and the system tray and clock in the lower right. However, the taskbar in between shows the programs that are open and generally keeps track

How to Validate or Update a Windows XP OS on an HP Laptop Online

Major laptop manufacturers such as HP preactivate Windows before shipping the product to customers or third-party retailers, but users who upgrade to Windows XP from an earlier version of Windows must activate the product within 30 days following install.After upgrading to Wi