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How to repair digital signing issues in Windows XP

Microsoft supplies digital signatures for key Windows components to insure that they're genuine, as a way to prevent unauthorized parties from substituting in device drivers or system .DLLs. However, if the subsystem that confirms digital signatures on components is damaged, a slew of difficult-to-diagnose errors may result....

The hidden Windows XP tools

There's a surprising number of functions available in Windows that are hidden. They're definitely worth digging for, but the key is knowing where to look....

Remote Assistance: No invitation required

Windows XP includes a Remote Assistance feature that allows you to help others, by seeing their desktop or even gaining control over the remote computer. Remote Assistance uses the same technology as Remote Desktop but with one major difference - Remote Assistance is invite only. This means that the remote...

Transfer files via the Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop is a feature of Windows XP Professional that allows you to work on and see a remote machine as if you were physically in front of its screen....

Control remote desktops through a Web browser

Remote Desktop is a new feature in Windows XP that allows you to control a remote computer and see the screen as if you were sitting behind that computer. Usually, you would use a special client application to connect to the remote computer. By default, Windows XP setup installs such...

Use Remote Desktop to connect to a remote computer

Remote Desktop and Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) are two new features in Windows XP. Remote Desktop allows you to connect to a remote computer and see its screen as if you were working on it directly. ICF prevents TCP/IP traffic from accessing your network and computer....

Remote Desktop vs. Remote Assistance

In the past two tips, we've explored two of Windows XP's new features: Remote Desktop, which allows users to control their machines from a remote computer, and Remote Assistance, which lets users ask for help and allows them to give access to their computer to others. While both features involve...

Initiating Remote Assistance

Imagine one of your users has a problem. Since you're the computer guru at your company, the user calls you. What options do you have? You can either guide the user through the steps over the phone (and cringe as the user does one thing despite being directed to do...

Enabling Remote Desktop

One of the best new features in Windows XP is Remote Desktop, which allows users to control their machines from a remote computer, viewing screen contents as if sitting in front of their own PC....

How to disable the AutoComplete feature?

Microsoft built a lot of smart technologies into Windows XP. One of these technologies is the AutoComplete feature, which remembers and automatically completes entries - such as passwords and user names—that you make in certain forms and applications, including Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer. While this feature is a time-saver,...

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