How to enable ClearType in Windows XP

FontClearType is Microsoft technology that improves font display on color LCDs. It does that by using RGB subpixels to antialias font edges.

It is simple to enable in Windows XP

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How to make Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) with few clicks

bsod.jpgYou can make blue screen of death with few clicks. You might want to do this as a prank :-), or you need to save memory dump, or test your application if you are a developer. Microsoft included simple way to do this, you only need to enable it first.

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How to find and remove StartUp applications

More and more programs are running on Windows startup. Some of them do not even offer option “do not start with windows”. By using “System Configuration Utility” which is part of Windows operating system, you can disable programs that you do not want to startup.

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How to backup part of the registry

RegistryBy changing the setting in registry you can change many features of Windows, or any other software. It is a good idea to backup part of the registry where you plan to make changes.

This is how you do it.

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How to change drive letter of a hard disk, USB memory or CD/DVD ROM

Sometimes you will need to change drive letter of your hard disk, removable USB flash memory or CD/DVD ROM drive. For example you might want to have same drive letter for you removable USB memory stick on different computers. Here is how you do it.

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Changing screen orientation on Pocket PC

Rotating screen on Pocket PCIf your Pocket PC is running Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, Windows Mobile 5 or newer, you can change screen orientation. Choices are Portrait, Landscape right-handed and Landscape left-handed. Also, you can assign hardware button to change screen orientation on the fly.

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Adding and removing shortcuts from Start Menu on Pocket PC

Start Menu Shortcuts“Start Menu” is most convenient place to have shortcuts to applications that you use often. Use The Menu applet to add or remove shortcuts from “start menu”.

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Creating shortcuts on Pocket PCs

Creating shortcuts on Pocket PCsCreating shortcut to an application or a file on Pocket PC is not straightforward. You need to know how to use “File Explorer” and location where to put new shortcuts (for example to have them appear in “Programs”).

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Deleting shortcut from Programs on Pocket PCs

Deleting shortcut from Programs on Pocket PCsHave you ever tried to delete shortcut on your Pocket PC? You have probably tried to click and hold on shortcut icon to select delete from popup menu, but nothing happened. It is a bit more complicated on Pocket PCs with Pocket PC 2002, 2003 and Windows Mobile 5 operating systems.
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Using DVD-RAM disc under Windows XP

DVD-RAM discThe main advantage of DVD-RAM disc over standard DVD R/RW disc is that it can be used as regular drive storage, something like floppy disk but with huge capacity (4.7 GB). All you need is DVD recorder that supports DVD-RAM (most new ones).
Follow these simple steps to start using DVD-RAM under Windows XP.

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