Kamis, 12 Januari 2012

Tips Updating a full version of Windows XP

Normally, the installation program will not update Windows XP Operating System pre-installed on your machine if the language of both versions are different, or if you are using an installation disk that contains a full version of Windows XP

In this case insert the installation CD-ROM and run the program "winnt32.exe." We will ensure that the installation directory is the same as the directory of the version of Windows you want to update. Continue the installation until we have to reboot the machine, when you press ESC to do it manually and return to the Windows interface. In the root directory of the boot partition (usually C:), find the $ WIN_NT.BT $, which contains a file "winnt.sif" which will open in Notepad (notepad.exe). They locate the string "winntupgrade = no" and change the value "yes". Save the file, reboot and continue with the installation as normal, to be completed by performing a system update installed.

Turn off your PC by double-clicking On Windows XP

If you want a shortcut to shut down the computer double click, right click the mouse anywhere on the desktop and select new shortcut in your command line type:

shutdown.exe-s-t 8

Then type a name for the shortcut and go. You can choose an icon for the shortcut, right clicking the mouse and click properties, then you click on the Change Icon button, choose the one you want and go.

You can also choose the time you want to turn off your computer, changing the 8 by another number, say 5

Disable unnecessary services On Windows XP

At startup, Windows XP runs many programs that remain loaded in the background, consuming system resources and making everything a little slower, and sometimes unnecessary. Such programs consume enough memory. To disable these services, follow these steps:

We click on the Start button, then Run and type services.msc

In the window that appears you click the mouse right on the service you want to disable

We choose Properties

In the Startup type select Disabled, and thus ready we will disable the services that we deem appropriate with the consequent

Windows XP takes a long time to shut down the computer

Windows XP also takes his own to close the system the same thing happened with the previous Windows, well there is anything we can do to speed up the closing time of the system to perform this trick, follow these steps:

Click the Start button, then Run, then type Regedit and press the OK button.

Now in Regedit you move through the following keys.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER / Control Panel / Desktop

Locate the key WaitToKillAppTimeout then you double click it and change the value 20,000 per 4,000.

Without leaving the registry editor, go to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / System / CurrentControlSet / Control

Locate the key again and again WaitToKillAppTimeout change the value of 20,000 by 4,000

Close the Registry Editor and now Windows will wait less time to close the applications and the system.

Prevent activation of Windows XP

As we know Windows XP must be activated after installation, otherwise it will stop working after 30 days.

Until this point everything right, you install Windows XP, is activated and ready, but the problem comes once for any reason, you have to reformat your PC or reinstall Windows, you have to activate it again, to avoid this we must do the following:

Once Windows XP is activated for the first time you save a file on your PC, this file should copy and save very well for the next time you erase the hard drive and thus avoid the activation again.

Follow these steps to find and save the file that stores the hardware settings and activate your copy of Windows XP.

You click the Start button and then click Run.

Write wpa.dbl and press the OK button, after a few seconds the file will appear in the search box.

Now mind you where the file (normally be in the Windows directory), copy this file to a floppy disk or elsewhere on your hard disk where it is safe from errors and you can keep until you need it.

The next time you format the hard disk, or for any other reason you need to activate your copy of Windows XP just copy the file you just saved to your Windows directory, reboot and ready and is turned back your copy of Windows XP.