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Master Page. Computer Software Tools. Computer Software Tools ¶ In addition to basic Hand Tools for Computer Repair, you may need some software tools to diagnose and troubleshoot problems and to recover from them.

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The conundrum, of course, is that most diagnostic software utilities run under Windows, but quite often when you're troubleshooting it's because Windows won't load or run because it's corrupted itself or been damaged by a virus or worm. Fortunately, there's an alternative. A "Live Linux CD" such as Knoppix ( shown in Figure 2-3, allows you to boot and run a full-featured Linux operating system directly from the CD, without altering the contents of your hard drive. Knoppix and similar Live CD distributions include a plethora of graphics-based tools that allow you to diagnose, test, and burn-in the various hardware components of your system. Figure 2-3: The Knoppix desktop. Softwares.

Install and Remove Since version 1.51, CPU-Z includes an installer.

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The installation offers several advantages in comparison to the stand-alone version : The installation creates program entries in the start menu and on the desktop. It installs the right binary (x32 or x64) depending on your system. Installation Run the setup executable file, and let it guide you for the installation process. Removal. Windows Reinstall: 10, 8, 7 XP & Vista also installs, repairs & upgrades.

Master Tutorial to Make Windows XP Super Fast. This tutorial is meant for increasing the performance of Windows XP, either its a fresh installation or an older one.

Master Tutorial to Make Windows XP Super Fast

After following this tutorial, you'll notice a major improvement in your system performance. So without wasting time, lets start the tutorial: 1. First download registry script given in following topic which contains a few tweaks which are completely safe and can help you in increasing the performance of Windows XP. Just download the ZIP file, extract it and run the REG file: Download Windows XP Registry Tweaks Collection 2. Use the following transition effect for menus & tooltips.Show shadows under menus. 3. Download Windows XP For Free and Legally, Straight From Microsoft. As the years progress and Microsoft moves on from Windows 7 into Windows 8 and beyond, it’s certainly starting to feel like Windows XP is just an artifact of the past.

Download Windows XP For Free and Legally, Straight From Microsoft

But is it? Might there be situations where you need to use XP again – or maybe you just miss XP and want to take a stroll down memory lane? Well, what if I told you that right now, by using VirtualBox, you can download a free Virtual Machine featuring a full, free version of Windows XP? It’s absolutely true – you can download Windows XP. Microsoft knows that web developers always have a need to test their websites on a variety of browsers and operating systems (OS). Windows XP rises from the grave: Simple hack gives you five more years of updates. With a simple registry hack, you can net yourself five more years of official Microsoft updates for your aging Windows XP machine.

Windows XP rises from the grave: Simple hack gives you five more years of updates

Microsoft, though, says you really shouldn’t do it — and that you ought to be a good little boy and “upgrade to a more modern operating system” instead. 15 CMD Commands Every Windows User Should Know. Microsoft has slowly but surely pushed the command line aside in the Windows interface.

15 CMD Commands Every Windows User Should Know

This is not without reason, as it’s an antiquated and mostly unnecessary tool from an era of text-based input that has long passed. 10 Windows Command Line Tips You Should Check Out 10 Windows Command Line Tips You Should Check Out Read More But there still are some commands that remain useful, and Windows 8 even added new features. Here are the commands every Windows user needs to know. An A-Z Index of the Windows CMD command line.

How to slipstream an XP disc with SP3 and all other updates. Microsoft has told us that all existing XP updates will still be available to download after support has officially ended.

How to slipstream an XP disc with SP3 and all other updates

This means that you could perform a fresh installation of XP, using your original installation disc, then use Windows Update to install all of the updates and patches, up to the date that support ended. There's still a worry, though, that at some point in the future Microsoft will remove this ability, dropping all of the updates. Fortunately, there's a simple way to get round this, by using a few tools to create a brand-new installation disc that has all of the updates and patches pre-loaded. The process is called slipstreaming, which is officially supported by Microsoft. Matthew McMillan. Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3. Microsoft Windows XP SP3 Upgrade Utility for systems with AMD processors. Follow the instructions below to install and run HP Download and Install Assistant using the HP Support Solutions Framework.

Microsoft Windows XP SP3 Upgrade Utility for systems with AMD processors.

HP browser detection did not automatically detect your browser. Select the appropriate option required by your browser for each step listed below. Instructions Step 1: Click on the security prompt which appears at the top of the browser window then click 'Download File…'Step 2: If a File Download Security Warning appears, click 'Run' to install the framework.Step 3: Click 'OK' to close this window and begin downloading your software.

Step 1: Click 'Run' on the prompt at the bottom of the browser.Step 2: If User Account Control appears, click 'Yes' to install the framework.Step 3: Click 'OK' to close this window and begin downloading your software. Step 1: Click 'Save File' when prompted OR Click on the security prompt which appears at the top of the browser window then click 'Download File…' OR Click 'Run' on the prompt at the bottom of the browser. How to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of Windows XP Service Pack 3. This article describes five methods to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3).

How to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of Windows XP Service Pack 3

When you try to install Windows XP SP3, the installation fails, or you receive an error message. Use the following troubleshooting methods in the order in which they are presented. Method 1: Exit all open programs, restart the computer, and then try to reinstall SP3 Sometimes an installation is unsuccessful because a previous operation was not completed. By restarting your computer, you close any pending computer functions and restart the process.

If this method did not resolve the issue, go to method 2. Method 2: Temporarily disable any antivirus, antispyware, and third-party firewall programs Important These steps may increase your security risk. Microsoft Windows XP Information, Tips, & Tools. Make Windows XP Startup Faster. Edit Article HibernationPrefetch Edited by Aby Watson, Tom Viren, Jack Herrick, Chris Cashwell and 71 others.