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How to install Windows XP on a DV9000 Laptop

Windows XP on DV9000: In the following simple solution, I cover the process of installing Windows XP Pro on an HP DV9000 series Laptop (with Intel processors). We will be using nLite to create a remastered Windows XP Pro installation disk with integrated SATA drivers. You must also have a backup USB flash drive or hard drive handy to store essential system and network drivers that need to be installed to gain access to the internet for the remainder of the driver downloads. I've personally tested this tutorial by successfully installing Windows XP Pro to a HP DV9030US notebook.

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Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool can be used to detect and furthermore delete various viruses that might be running on your system. Some examples include: MSBlast (Blaster), Mydoom, Nachi, Sasser, Netsky, Bagle, Sdbot, Locksky, Wukill, Zotob, Atak, Torvil, Zlob, WinNT/F4IRootkit amongst 50 other viruses. The drawback is that this Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool only detects viruses that may be actively running on your system. For example if you have a virus that is contained in a file that has not been run, this program would not detect it. However, for systems that are thought to be infected, this tool makes for a good start at detecting and removing the culprit.

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Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer is a tool developed by Microsoft that can be used to test the Security of your system. It can help determine if your Computer is functioning in accordance with the Microsoft security recommendations and will then offer additional specific remedial guidance if necessary to correct security problems. I would recommend that anyone with PC and Network security concerns to download and try this tool.

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How to Emulate Windows Mobile 6

In the following tutorial, I cover the process of Setting up Windows Mobile 6 for Mobile Browser Emulation using the Microsoft Device Emulator. This enables a user to experience Windows Mobile 6 on a PC via Emulation without even owning a Windows Mobile 6 product. It can be a great way to test drive Windows Mobile 6 before purchasing a product with it installed. In our case, it allowed us to Emulate Windows Mobile Browsing so that we could optimize our sites for the Mobile viewing audience. Installation and Emulation is simple and fairly straight forward.

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Windows XP Remote Desktop – Port Forwarding

If your trying to use the "Remote Desktop" Feature that is built into Windows XP and are Hosting your Remote Desktop PC from behind a router, you'll most likely need to open up a port in your router for forwarding. Otherwise you wont be able to remotely access your hosted computer from another PC via the internet. The following tutorial assumes that you already know how to navigate and setup port forwarding in your router and that you simply need to find out which port to forward for Remote Access. Navigating particular router software is outside of the scope of this article.

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How to Slipstream Service Pack 3 into Windows XP

Slipstreaming Service Pack 3 into a Windows XP installation CD. As you probably already know, Microsoft has recently released the Service Pack 3 final release for Windows XP to the public. Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all of the previous updates, hotfixes and security updates to date, rolled into one simple package. By Slipstreaming Service Pack 3 into your Windows installation disk, you will have all hotfixes and updates already efficiently integrated. This means that you will have virtually no updates left to do via Windows Update after performing a fresh install of Windows XP.

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How to install Windows XP Service Pack 3

Microsoft has recently released Service Pack 3 FINAL for Windows XP to the public. Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all of the previous updates, hotfixes and security updates to date, rolled into one simple package. It should been noted that Windows XP SP3 does not include Windows Internet Explorer 7. However, SP3 does include updates for both Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7, and it will update whichever version is detected on your computer.

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How to hide a drive letter in Windows XP

In the following tutorial, I explain how to hide a drive or drive letter from being displayed in My Computer. This is useful if you don't want just any average user to be able to easily detect, access and navigate a hard disk that is attached to your system. Note that the drive can still be accessed from explorer by typing in the drive letter. Because we are going to be editing the system registry to hide the drive letter you should proceed with caution, as it is possible to do irreversible damage to your system if you make a mistake.

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Component MSCOMCTL.OCX or one of its dependencies not correctly registered

MSCOMCTL.OCX is a Microsoft Library Windows Common Controls file. Occasionally when a Windows user is installing or uninstalling a bunch of software, certain Microsoft Libraries can become unregistered . One such file that can become corrupt or lost is the MSCOMCTL.OCX file. Then, when the user runs a program or application that requires or is dependent on this file, they may be presented with the following error:

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How to install Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP SP2

Windows Internet Explorer 8 is the next generation browser from Microsoft. The IE8 Web Browser is commonly used by those running Microsoft's Windows Vista Operating Systems. However, Windows XP users can enjoy the benefits of using Internet Explorer Beta 1 as well. The version of Windows Internet Explorer 8 outlined below will run on a Windows XP or XP Pro system with Service Pack 2 installed.

Some featured highlights of this new version include the ability to prevent phishing and deceptive websites from appearing without user permission. Top Level domain highlighting, so the user can confirm the domain they are visiting. Activities and Webslice features allow the user a much more interactive experience while enabling Website Publishers to increase their reach. The user can also select to navigate using the emulate IE7 feature.

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How to Fix a STOP: 0x0000007B: Error

In Windows XP, The STOP: 0x0000007B: error often occurs if you move a hard drive that contains Windows XP to another computer or if you have just installed a new motherboard or drive controller. This error occurs in these cases because your registry does not contain driver entries for the current motherboards drive controller. So in effect, the device driver that Windows XP is loading from the registry will not work with the new drive controller.

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How to automatically logon to Windows XP

The following tutorial covers the process of turning on the Auto Logon function in Windows XP, eliminating the need to sign in during system bootup. Automatic logon to Windows XP is accomplished by storing the login information into the system registry. Sever damage can result from improperly modifying registry. Please only proceed with this tutorial if you understand the risks involved and are comfortable with Registry modification. Autologon to Windows XP becomes more convenient. However, keep in mind that using this feature can pose a security risk by allowing any user to start your PC.

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My screen goes blank after Windows logo displays

Question: Help! My Windows XP system displays the Windows boot logo and then the screen goes black and nothing else displays. I've tried another monitor thinking that this might be the problem and still have the same results. I have not performed any hardware or software upgrades but did perform a System Restore due to other issues. My PC boots fine into safe mode. How can I fix this problem?

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Windows XP restarts when attempting to shut down

Windows Computer restarts when attempting to shut down. When you shut down your Windows XP computer, does your computer restart instead of shutting down? Or does a Stop error may appear before the computer restarts? These problems are most likely caused by incompatible Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.0 or Direct CD 5.0 software or software drivers installed on your computer. In the following tutorial I'll cover the process of fixing the Windows XP reboot problem.

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How to fix a Stop 0x0000000A error in Windows XP

A Stop 0x0000000A error in Windows XP is an annoying error that can occur during or after the installation of Windows XP and XP professional. In some cases it can occur after installing new hardware, drivers or in the process of upgrading to Windows XP. These stop messages, are text code error messages also known as blue screens of death (BSoD). They almost always contain information that can help you diagnose and resolve the problem.

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