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1 to 10 Win XP issues with their solutions

By Hemantdhyani
May 12, 2009
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  1. 1) Logging in as Administrator
    If you want to log in as Administrator, but it is not show on the Welcome screen,
    1. Hold the Ctrl-Alt key and press Del twice.
    2. This will bring up the normal login and you can log on as Administrator
    To unhide the Administrator account show it does show up:
    1. Start Regedit
    2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \Winlogon \ SpecialAccounts \ UserList
    3. Unhide the Administrator key by giving it a value of 1
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    2) Windows XP Takes a Long Time to Start
    Check Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 823612
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    3) Problem Setting OE As Default Email Client In XP
    When I try to set Outlook Express in XP as my default mail client it simply resets to saying "this is not the default mail client" every time I go into the options menu.
    Click Start, Run and enter MSIMN.EXE /REG Then if needed, go to Control Panel, Internet Options, Programs and click the Reset Web Settings Button. Still if its not working, Go to %systemroot%\inf folder, look for msoe50.inf. R-Click on it, and choose Install to reinstall Oe. It will Resolve.
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    4) IIS (Internet Information Server) On XP Home ?
    Is it possible to install IIS on Windows XP home edition?
    You can't. You need either to upgrade to XP Professional or to use a third-party program like Apache.
    Details: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304197
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    5) Get Your 16 Bit Programs Working In XP
    How do I (what do I do) get a 16-bit program to work on my windows xp software?
    HOW TO: Use the Program Compatibility Wizard in Windows XP:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;301911
    How to Troubleshoot Program Compatibility Issues in Windows XP:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;285909
    Error Message When You Install or Start a MS-DOS or 16-Bit Windows Based Program:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767
    Troubleshooting MS-DOS-Based Programs in Windows XP:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314106
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    6) Outlook Express Latest Issue
    Windows Prompts You for Your Password Multiple Times When You Use Outlook If Strong Private Key Protection Is Set to High
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    7) Invalid Password Using Recovery Console
    The Password Is Not Valid Error Message Appears When You Log On to XP Recovery Console:
    Check this article ...
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308402
    Better do a DR ...
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    8) Disable IE XP Live Update
    Open Internet Explorer | Go to tools | Internet Options | The
    Advanced Tab | Uncheck the "Automatically check for Internet Explorer Updates" box. Click Ok.
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    9) How to Remove Content Advisor Password in Internet Explorer ?
    The following steps will remove any password set in the Internet Explorer Content Advisor and allow you to reset the program to its original state.
    1) Click on Start and choose Run.

    2) Type in RegEdit and select OK.

    3) Now click on the little plus sign to the left of H_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

    4) Continue to drill down, always clicking on the plus sign at the left of the named key, through Software, Microsoft, Windows, Current Version and Policies.

    5) Now click on the Ratings folder.

    6) In the right pane of the RegEdit window, you'll see an icon called Key. Click on it and press Delete.

    7) Next, choose Registry and then Exit to exit RegEdit. You've just deleted your original Content Advisor password.

    8) Restart the computer and run Internet Explorer again.

    9) Choose View and then Internet Options (or Options for version 3.x). For IE 5 or greater, Click on Tools, Internet Options.

    10) Click on the Content tab and click on Disable. When asked for a password, don't enter anything; just click on OK. This will disable Content Advisor because there's no longer a password.
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    10) Disabling Windows Messenger in Windows XP ( How do I stop pop-ups? )
    (1) Select "Start"
    (2) Choose "Control Panel"
    (3) Choose "Administrative Tools"
    ** note in Windows XP Home edition, Admistrative Tools is in Performance and Maintence
    (4) Choose "Services"
    (5) Right-click on "Messenger"
    (6) Select "Stop"
    To permanently disable Messenger:
    (7) Right click "Messenger"
    (8) Select "Properties"
    (9) Change "Startup Type" to "Disabled" and click "OK"
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