7 tutorials Windows XP

Windows XP was officially released on October 25, 2001. It became one of the most popular Windows releases in Windows history. Windows XP is still widely used even though the OS is not supported by Microsoft since April 8th of 2014 anymore. In this section you will find some tutorials I wrote about Windows XP that might be useful to some people using Windows XP still.

Windows XP Tutorials

Lenovo laptop T400 and T410i series video cards need the vendor drivers to be installed in order to work properly. even Windows 7 needs the vendor video drivers to get the full screen resolution the video card is capable of. Lenovo T400 comes with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series and Lenovo T410i comes with Intel GMA HD graphics card. anyways, one of our users is using a T400 Lenovo laptop, and the video card mysteriously stopped working, and when I tried to reinstall the video card drives, I got the following error: at the beginning I thought it was a virus that was preventing the driver from installing correctly, but after a full scan with Malwarebytes it found nothing. then I started looking into I/Qs conflicts, but again, I found nothing. then I thought that probably it was…


The temporary Internet Files folder on your computer is a dynamic place, every time you visit a website on the Internet, all the web files composing that website get transferred from the hosting server to your computer Temporary Internet Files folder. that includes audio files, pictures and documents. so if you surf a lot on the Internet that Temporary Internet File folder get’s big. I believe there is a size limit on how much this folder can grow, on Windows XP that size is 252 MB. if you want to see the settings for this folder click on Start then Control Panel then click on Internet Options and beneath Browsing History click on Settings: From this window you can change the settings on how the Temporary Internet Files behave, and as you can see, you also have the options to…


As a computer tech I am very picky of what runs on my computer, so periodically I do a check of all the processes currently running on my computer, and that’s how I stumbled upon this process called “seaport.exe” which I have no idea where it came from, or what it does. certainly a quick Google search will help! apparently seaport.exe comes with Windows live application installations, like Windows Live messenger, or Windows Live writer, which I both use. certainly I don’t want this process running on my computer all the time, it consumes too much resources, and in all honestly I don’t like Microsoft doing updates on my system whenever they want. so how I disable this thing? Seaport.exe runs as a service, so disabling the service will prevent it from running at start-up. to disable to the service…


The error “the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed” came up while trying to add a domain user to the administrator group on a local computer the other day. the reason probably I got the error was because the computer I was trying to add to the domain had been out of the network for a long time, and somehow lost the trust to the domain. Solution? Rejoin the computer to the domain, and then add the user to the group.


The other day I got a computer that somehow was not displaying the CD-ROM under My Computer. actually the CD-ROM was showing up under My Computer but it had an exclamation mark, and the CD-ROM did not work at all. after a little research I found a solution that worked perfectly for this problem. To fix the problem on Windows XP, go to Start and click on Run and type Regedit and hit Enter.  the registry editor should come up: Expand the HKey_Local_Machine then click on the System directory. after you expand the System folder, also expand the CurrentControlSet subdirectory: Click on the Control key, and expand the Class key: under the class key look for the following string “4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318” and select it. on the right hand side many keys will show up: carefully select LowerFilters and UpperFilters and hit…


when using Remote Desktop on Windows XP to connect to a Windows 2008 Server you might get the following error: The remote computer requires network level authentication, which your computer does not support. for assistance, contact your system administrator for technical support. Network Level Authentication is a new authentication method on Windows Vista and Server 2008 that completes user authentication before you establish a Remote Desktop connection and the logon screen appears, and apparently windows XP does not support this new authentication method, even when using the latest RDP client. to be able to login to Windows 2008 server from a  Windows XP machine using remote desktop, we need to uncheck the option that requires network level authentication on windows server 2008. to do that, login to your server and right-click on My Computer icon, then go to properties. under…


Awhile back I installed a custom build of Windows XP on a developer’s computer, and a few days later he was trying to install IIS on such computer and he got some errors. Of course, he called me immediately to help him out with the IIS installation. The error he was getting when clicking on the “Add/Remove Windows Components” button on the control panel was: Setup was unable to open information file games.inf. Contact your system administrator.the error code was something like “error code is OX2 at line 20ll777033″ The reason he was getting such error is because when I built his computer I removed the “games” directory under the accessories folder. Somehow the Windows component window does not open when the directory is missing. To solve the problem I needed to comment out some lines on the sysoc.inf file…