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Here Some XP Tips for common users




                                                                               Windows XP How-to’s..


 

1) How to disable welcome screen?

            1) You must have a administrator user account

            2) Open User accounts in Control Panel.

            3) Click change the way users log on or off.

            4) To specify that users log on to the computer without using the Welcome screen, clear the Use the Welcome screen check box.

              The Welcome screen will no longer appear when you start the computer. To log on to the computer, type your user name

              (and password, if you have one) in the standard Log Onto Windows dialog box.

 

2) How to create an administrator user?

            1) You must have A administrator user account.

            2) Right Click on my Computer

            3) Click on manage

            4) Computer management will Open

            5) In that click on local users and groups

            6) Below taht yuou can see users and groups

            7) Right click on Users and click on New User

            8) Give a User name, * name and password

            9) Right Click on the user created and go to properties

            10) In the properties u can find General, Member Of and Profile

            11) Click on Member Of in that you can find Add putton in the botton.

            12) Click on add you can find a popup menu as select groups in that click the advanced tab

            13) In that you will be able to find a "Find Now" Button Click on that

            14) In this you will be able to see "Administrator" click on this and click ok

            15) Again Click Ok

            16) Now you will be able to see Administrator in the Member of Coloum

            17) Click ok

            18) The the user is member of Administrator.

 

3) How to create a limited user?

            1) Right Click on my Computer

            2) Click on manage

            3) Computer management will Open

            4) In that click on local users and groups

            5) Below taht you can see users and groups

            6) Right click on Users and click on New User

            7) Give a User name, * name and password

            8) Deafult this is a limited user group.

 

4) How to change the password of the user?

            1) Right Click on my Computer

            2) Click on manage

            3) Computer management will Open

            4) In that click on local users and groups

            5) Below that you can see users and groups

            6) Right click on Users and click set password

            7) A popup will will apper stating to proceed, cancel and Help

            8) Click on Proceed and give the password and confirm the password.

            9) Click ok

 

5) How to disable/enable the guest user?

            1) Right Click on my Computer

            2) Click on manage

            3) Computer management will Open

            4) In that click on local users and groups

            5) Below that you can see users and groups

            6) Right click on Users Guest

            7) Click on Properties

            8) Where you can find Account is disable check box

            9) By Checking the box tick the guest user is disable

            10) By unchecking the box the guest user is enable

            11) by deafulf guest user is disable

 

6) How to change the picture of the user?

            1) Click Start Button

            2) Clcik on Control Pannel

            3) Where in control pannel click on user accounts

            4) Clicl on the account for which you want to change the picture.

            5) Click on change picture

            6) Click a picture in the windows, or click browse for more pictures, and then click the pictures that you want to use.

            7) When the selected picture is highlighted in the windows, clik change picture.

 

7) How to change the menu view?

            1) Right click start and select properties

            2) Click the radio button next to classic strat menu for viewing in classic and click ok

            3) Click the radio button next to strat menu for viewing in Windows Xp style and click ok

 

8) How to run scandisk?

            1) Open my Computer

            2) Right Click on the drive you want to run scandisk

            3) Click on properties

            4) In the properties Select the "Tool" tab

            5) In the error checking section click on 'Check now button'

            6) Select from the options to customise your scan and click on start to run the scandisk.

 

9) How to run chkdsk?

            1) You must have A administrator account to run chkdsk

            2)  Click Start Button

            3) Click on Run and type "CMD" and acess command propmt

            4) In the command propmt type chkdsk this will run chkdsk

 

10) How to run Recovery console?

            1) Insert Windows Xp Cd into the CD-ROM drive and restart

            2) Be sure the Boot Priroity is of your CD-ROM

            3) Text based setup begins follows the prompts.

            4) Choose the Repair or recovery option by Pressing R.

            5) When Propmted type the Administrator password.

            6) This is the Process to run Recovery Console.

 

11) How to create password rescue (reset) disk?

            1) Click Start

            2) Click Control panel

            3) Click user Accounts

            4) Clcik the user name for which you want to create rescue disk

            5) Under related tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password.

            6) In that menu click Next, it will ask to insert a blank floopy into the floppy drive.

            7) Click next, it will ask for the current password

            8) then click next you will find a progress till 100% after that clcik next and tehn finish

 

12) How to enable CD burning feature?

            1) Open My Computer right click on the CD-Rw Drive Icon and Click on Properties

            2) Clcik the Enable CD-Recording on this drive.

 

13) How to disable error reporting?

            1) Right Click on My Computer

            2) Open The Properties (This will Open System Properties)

            3) Clcik on the advanced tab

            4) In the Advanced you will be able to find error reporting tab click on this tab

            5) In this You will be able to find "Disable Error Reporting" Clcik on the Button

 

14) How to invoke Device manager?

            1) Right Click on My Computer

            2) Open The Properties (This will Open System Properties)

            3) Clcik on the Hardware tab

            4) In the You can find Device manage

 

15) How to make the inactive icons displayed on the desktop?

            1) Right Click on Dektop and click Properties

            2) Where you can find a tab " Desktop" click on the tab

            3) In this tab where you will be able to find Customize Desktop Click on this Tab

            4) Where you will be able to see "General" In this you can find "Dektop Icons"

            5) You have to select which Icons you want to make active on your Desktop of checking the box

           

16) How to disable visual themes?

            1) Click On Start

            2) Click on Control Pannel

            3) In this Click on System

            4) In system You can find Performace Settings

            5) In this click on Settings

            6) Click on Adjust for best Performance

            7) this will Disable the Visual themes

 

17) How to disable the welcome screen?

            1) You must have a administrator user account

            2) Open User accounts in Control Pannel.

            3) Click change the way users log on or off.

            4)To specify that users log on to the computer without using the Welcome screen, clear the Use the Welcome screen check box.

          The Welcome screen will no longer appear when you start the computer.

          To log on to the computer,   type your user name (and password, if you have one) in the standard Log Onto Windows dialog box.

 

18) How to enable/disable automatic updates?

            1) You must have a administrator user account

            2) Click on Start

            3) Click on Control Panel

            4) Double Clcik on System

            5) Then click on Automatic Updates and by ticking the box labelled " Turn off automatic updating" this will disable the automatic updates

            6) Then click on Automatic Updates and by unticking the box labelled " Turn off automatic updating" this will Enable the automatic updates

 

19) How to set a password to the guest user?

            1) Right Click on my Computer

            2) Click on manage

            3) Computer management will Open

            4) In that click on local users and groups

            5) Below that you can see users and groups

            6) Right click on Guest Users and click set password

            7) A popup will will apper stating to proceed, cancel and Help

            8) Click on Proceed and give the password and confirm the password.

            9) Click ok

 

20) How to install a printer?

            1) Click Start,

            2) Clcik Control Panel

            3) Click Printers and Other hardware and then click printers and faxes.

            4) Double clik on add printers to start te add printer wizard and click next

            5) Click local Printer

            6) Click on automatically detect and install chek box and click next

            7) then select the windows xp driver for your printer

            8) Clcik nest and follow the instruction to finish the wizard

 

21) How to restore a corrupted file?

            1) If It is a XP Operating System File

            2) We can use Xp system File Checker

            3)  You must have A administrator account to run "SFC"

            3) Click Start

            4) Click Run

            5) Type sfc

22) How to run a program in compatibility mode?

            1) Right Click on the link of the program that you want to fix

            2) Click on Properties

            3) Click on the compatibility tab.

            4) click on run this programme in compatibility mode and select

                        1) Windows95 2) Windows98 3) WindowNT 4.0 4) Windows 2000

            5) Under display settings, click to select the mode that you think that is necessary for the program to work correctly;

            6) Click Apply and tehn ok

           

23) How to set a service to Automatic?

            1) Click Start

            2) Click Run

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