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Beginners Guides: 104 Tech Tips for Windows XP

Beginners Guides: 104 Tech Tips for Windows XP - PCSTATS
Abstract: From quick tips to WindowsXP, right through to cool tweak, toys and experiments, PCSTATS has go you covered with over a hundred new Tech Tips!
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Cool Tweaks, Toys and Experiments 72-75

72. Show How Long Your System has Been Running With SYSTEMINFO

The Systeminfo command prints out a long list of interesting information about your PC, including how long it's been running, the original install date, installed patches, motherboard and processor information, network information, memory and page file details and more.

To access Systeminfo open a command prompt by going to 'start\run' and type 'cmd', then type in 'systeminfo'.

73. Use MSN Messenger's 'Whiteboard' Feature

MSN Messenger has a built in 'whiteboard' feature that allows you to share pictures and drawings in real time on an MS-paint like application window. To use the whiteboard feature, open the 'actions' menu and choose 'start whiteboard.'

You will send a request to the other party, and if accepted, the shared session window will appear. Choose 'whiteboard' to begin the whiteboard session.

74. Use MSN Messenger's Shared Applications Feature

Even more powerful than the above tip is MSN Messenger's ability to share documents powered by certain application. As long as both parties have the application in question, they can view the document simultaneously. Only one party can make changes at a time though. To use this feature, go to the 'actions' menu and hit 'start application sharing.'

75. Collect System Data with the Performance Monitor Wizard

As you might know, Windows XP includes a performance monitor application which can intensively monitor many aspects of your computer's operation. It's not very user friendly to set up though, which is where this tip comes in. Microsoft provides a downloadable wizard for the performance monitor application which greatly simplifies the task of setting up and recording performance logs for later inspection.

You can download the wizard here. Doubling clicking the executable starts the wizard.

Follow the steps to create a comprehensive test log and start it off on collecting system data.

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Contents of Article: PCSTATS
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 Pg 2.  WindowsXP Interface Tips 1-2
 Pg 3.  WindowsXP Interface Tips 3-6
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 Pg 8.  WindowsXP Interface Tips 18-20
 Pg 9.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 21-23
 Pg 10.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 24-25
 Pg 11.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 26-30
 Pg 12.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 31
 Pg 13.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 32-33
 Pg 14.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 34-36
 Pg 15.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 37-39
 Pg 16.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 40-41
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 Pg 24.  WindowsXP Shortcut Tips 55-57
 Pg 25.  WindowsXP Shortcut Tips 58-63
 Pg 26.  Disk and Storage Management Tips 64
 Pg 27.  Disk and Storage Management Tips 65-67
 Pg 28.  Cool Tweaks, Toys and Experiments 68-69
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 Pg 36.  Networking and Internet Tips 91-93
 Pg 37.  Networking and Internet Tips 94-97
 Pg 38.  Networking and Internet Tips 98-101
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