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    What's a fast boot anyway? With my two XP...

    What's a fast boot anyway? With my two XP machinesą, I'm at my desktop in about 60 seconds from a cold boot. That gives me time to grab a fag˛, wriggle myself comfortable in the chair, and generally...
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    Not necessary in XP. He won't need any more...

    Not necessary in XP. He won't need any more rights than he did to install the program in the first place.
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    Not always the case. The LCD monitor I'm looking...

    Not always the case. The LCD monitor I'm looking at right now is 4:3. Photo
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    Just put a shortcut to it in your Startup folder.

    Just put a shortcut to it in your Startup folder.
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    This point is not made nearly enough. With or...

    This point is not made nearly enough. With or without your batch file, regular maintenance, using the tools built into Windows, would stop half of people's problems.
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    There's one thing I'd like to add to that:...

    There's one thing I'd like to add to that: backup, backup, backup!
  7. Thread: Monitor Question

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    Windows is constantly carrying out housekeeping...

    Windows is constantly carrying out housekeeping tasks when you're not using it. Also, the CPU is constantly checking what it has to do, even if it's nothing.
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    I should add, Drew, and for the OP, that I'm...

    I should add, Drew, and for the OP, that I'm still using XP and I've been kept safe all these years. Mind you, I do practise safe hex.

    Incidentally, Malwarebytes have an anti-rootkit tool in beta;...
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    I've stayed with Acrobat for years now. I've long...

    I've stayed with Acrobat for years now. I've long been in the habit, after any update, of clearing out the startup references in the registry.
  10. Thread: Monitor Question

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    I've never given it a thought - I just switch on...

    I've never given it a thought - I just switch on whatever's nearest first, never had a problem. Sometimes, I don't switch the monitor on at all, if I need access to shares that are on the machine.
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    I used Spybot S&D for years, but I uninstalled it...

    I used Spybot S&D for years, but I uninstalled it in the end; I can't remember why now, but I do remember there was a reason. The memory plays tricks at my age...though I did like the hidden chess...
  12. Thread: Silverlight

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    I uninstalled it years ago. Haven't noticed yet...

    I uninstalled it years ago. Haven't noticed yet...
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    A couple of posters have mentioned Thunderbird -...

    A couple of posters have mentioned Thunderbird - I find TB's built-in learning feature very good. In fact, just about the only false positive I've had is some excellent emails from someone called...
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    There's a fact about emails that seems to pass...

    There's a fact about emails that seems to pass most people by: you can drag and drop them from your email client into a folder of your choice in Explorer. This copies, not moves, them. A good option...
  15. Yes, IE is a minimum requirement for the...

    Yes, IE is a minimum requirement for the Windows/Microsoft Update website. I dare say you need it (or a component thereof) for automatic updates too.
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    You can change the name in boot.ini. The...

    You can change the name in boot.ini.

    The easiest way for you would be, with XP running, to right-click My Computer, Properties, Advanced tab, then Settings under Startup and Recovery. Click the...
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    One thing I've noticed with TB is that, if you...

    One thing I've noticed with TB is that, if you remove an account, TB doesn't always delete the associated subfolder in your profile. For instance, when I changed from POP3 to IMAP, it involved...
  18. Yes, always update. And it's free, so there's no...

    Yes, always update. And it's free, so there's no reason not to, really.
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    YW! Hi-yo Silver.....awaaaayy....

    YW!

    Hi-yo Silver.....awaaaayy....
  20. If it's just *data* you want to move, just...

    If it's just *data* you want to move, just restore it to the new machine from your backups. You do have backups, don't you? O-o

    Or am I missing something? Apologies if I am.
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    It was never included with XP; it's a free...

    It was never included with XP; it's a free download from Microsoft, and it's part of the Windows Live Essentials package. Get it here, scroll down and choose your language.
  22. The latest version works fine on XPSP3, no reason...

    The latest version works fine on XPSP3, no reason why it shouldn't. Same with Firefox. I have the latest version of both and I've never had a problem.

    Incidentally, they've fixed the appearance...
  23. I see your problem. FWIW, Mozilla Thunderbird is...

    I see your problem. FWIW, Mozilla Thunderbird is very good for archiving. After using POP3 for many years, I've recently changed to IMAP and it's made me look at the archiving feature more closely,...
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    Yes there is - none other than Windows Explorer. You can just drag'n'drop emails out of WLM into a folder of your choice. They'll be saved as .eml files with the subject as the filename. Note,...
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    Making a temporary account for her is exactly the...

    Making a temporary account for her is exactly the same process as making a permanent account. When she's finished with it, you just delete the account. You'll get asked whether to save her documents...
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