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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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Networking and Internet Tips 94-97

94. Benchmark Your Wireless Connection

If you really want to get the most out of your wireless connection, you can benchmark it with the handy (and free) Qcheck program available here. Using this software, you can analyze the performance of your AP and wireless adaptors in different locations throughout your home or office.

95. Fixing the 'Guest Only' Network Access Problem

A fairly common XP networking issue is the 'guest access only' problem. The major symptom is only having the (computername)/Guest account available to you when you attempt to connect to other systems on your network. The cause is generally a misconfigured local security policy.

To fix this annoying networking issue, you will need to go to 'start\control panel\performance and maintenance\administrative tools' and open 'local security policies.'

Expand 'local policies' followed by 'security options,' highlight 'network access: sharing and security model for local accounts and set it to 'classic - local users log in as themselves.'

96. Hiding Your Computer From Other Systems in the Same Network

If you are on a network you do not really trust, and would like to hide your computer from curious eyes while still being able to share files, one simple solution is to conceal your system from the 'network neighborhood' type applications.

Normally in Windows XP, the 'workgroup computers' command executed from the 'my network places' screen will bring up a list of any systems in the same network and workgroup as your system, and allow you to browse any shared resources on these systems. If you would like to stop your system from showing up in this location, bring up the command prompt ('start\run' and type 'cmd') and type 'net config server /hidden:yes.'

97. Share Multiple Folders Quickly in Windows XP

Normally, sharing folders over a network involves right clicking on each folder and setting individual share options for that folder. If you need to share a lot of information, this can get tiresome fast. Fortunately there is a shared files wizard included with XP that can increase the speed of this operation greatly.

To use this wizard, go to 'start\run' and type 'shrpubw.exe.'

From this window, you can type in or browse to the location of the folder you wish to share and enter the share name. You will then be prompted to set permissions.

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Contents of Article: PCSTATS
 Pg 1.  Beginners Guides: 104 Tech Tips for Windows XP
 Pg 2.  WindowsXP Interface Tips 1-2
 Pg 3.  WindowsXP Interface Tips 3-6
 Pg 4.  WindowsXP Interface Tips 7-9
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 Pg 6.  WindowsXP Interface Tips 12-14
 Pg 7.  WindowsXP Interface Tips 15-17
 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
 Pg 17.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 42-46
 Pg 18.  Computer Security Tips 47
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 Pg 20.  Computer Security Tips 48-49
 Pg 21.  Computer Security Tips 50-51
 Pg 22.  Computer Security Tips 52
 Pg 23.  Computer Security Tips 53-54
 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
 Pg 29.  Cool Tweaks, Toys and Experiments 70-71
 Pg 30.  Cool Tweaks, Toys and Experiments 72-75
 Pg 31.  Cool Tweaks, Toys and Experiments 76-78
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 Pg 33.  Cool Tweaks, Toys and Experiments 79-81
 Pg 34.  Cool Tweaks, Toys and Experiments 82-85
 Pg 35.  Cool Tweaks, Toys and Experiments 86-90
 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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