Tag «Windows XP Tricks»

How to Setup and Customize Screen Saver in Windows XP

Screensaver is nothing but a type of computer application consisting of collection of moving images or animation basically designed to prevent monitor screen damage which can be caused due to burn-in on CRT and plasma computer monitors when the computer is left unused with unchanging display on the monitor. Here is how you can setup …

Turn off ClearType Fonts in Windows XP

In Windows XP, Microsoft introduced ClearType software technology to deliver improved font display quality over traditional forms of font smoothing or anti-aliasing. And these ClearType fonts are basically optimized for color LCDs (Liquid Crystal Displays), such as laptop screens, Pocket PC screens and high-quality flat panel displays and they don’t improve the text appearance and …

How-to Disable Autoplay Feature in Windows XP

Autoplay feature in Windows XP is enabled by default to simplify the use of peripheral devices such as MP3 players, memory cards, USB storage devices and other removable devices by automatically launching the appropriate application installed on your PC to access the media files or installation programs stored on these devices without requiring your intervention. …

Different Ways to Access the Windows Control Panel

The Control Panel is a part of the Microsoft Windows graphical user interface which allows users to make settings for many Windows actions, such as changing network, keyboard, printer, regional settings, Performance & Maintenance Settings, Add/Remove Programs etc., Here are the Different Ways To Access the Windows “Control Panel“1–> Click Start, Choose Control Panel from …

Registry Tweak to Disable Access to USB Ports in Windows XP

This simple registry tweak that can disable USB storage access can be particularly helpful in client/server environment to disable access to the USB Ports for a certain group of users. Goto Start–>Run… and type regedit and click OK. From the Registry Editor window that pops-up navigate and click on the following subkey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesUsbStor From the right …

Secret Theme Music in Windows XP

Here is how you can simply access the cool theme music hidden in your Windows XP.1. Go to Start–>Run.. and type %windir%system32oobeimages and click OK 2. From the window that pops-up, scroll down to find a Windows Media Audio file named ‘title’ That’s it! Open the file in your favorite audio player and enjoy the …