Help and Tips
Windows XP help and tips to increase your productivity and help solve computer problems. Topics include Tweak UI, account management, remote desktop connections, using printers, removing spyware on Windows XP systems, DOS and Batch Files, and more.
Tips on troubleshooting and configuring Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.
Tips on configuring and using Outlook Express in Windows XP to send and receive e-mail.
Help and tips for managing account settings on Windows XP
Get the most out the Windows XP calculator tool and learn where to download a powerful replacement.
Use the DOS command prompt in Windows XP. Display system process information, find Windows XP replacements for the tail, sleep, and grep commands, and more batch file tips.
Windows XP tips on file management, folder customizations, Explorer toolbars, and more
Toggle viewing system, hidden, and other protected files in Windows XP Explorer.
Tweak Explorer's Thumbnails view in Windows XP.
Managing fonts on your Windows XP system. Includes tips on navigating your fonts and uninstalling unused fonts.
Getting the most out of Windows XP with your laptop computer, including extending battery life, making your laptop easier to use, and more.
Tips for solving Windows XP networking problems, both wired and wireless.
Help and advice for using printers with Windows XP
Tips on configuring and optimizing Remote Desktop Connections via Windows XP.
Tips and issues regarding hibernating, restarting or shutting down a Windows XP computer, or using stand-by mode.
Windows XP tips for modifying the display and desktop properties, including changing wallpaper, icons, and font size.
Help with using the Internet with Windows XP. Reinstalling Internet Explorer, choosing different web browsers, preventing Windows XP from auto-dialing your ISP, and more.
Keyboard-related tips and tweaks for Windows XP, including adjusting Accessibility features.
Windows XP tips involving the mouse including tweaks and fixes.
Modify and customize your Windows XP computing experience with Tweak UI.
Edit documents in Windows XP with the WordPad tool. Learn keyboard shortcuts and how to install a spell checker.
Miscellaneous Windows XP help. Tweaks, bug fixes, preventing Windows XP system crashes, and more.
Downloading, installing, and using Windows XP Service Pack 2. Installation troubleshooting, disabling automatic updates, potential software difficulties after upgrading Windows XP, and more.
Help customizing the Windows XP taskbar, Start Menu, and toolbars to increase your productivity. Modify the Quick Launch area for quicker access to frequently-used applications, remove the clock, access Windows XP's Control Panel, and more.
Get help on upgrading your computer to Windows XP.
Explains DOS/Windows file extensions, how to view files of various extensions, and why unexpected file extensions can cause security risks.
Defines the term firewall, explains how a firewall can help increase computer security and prevent identity theft, and provides links to download firewall software.
New Internet Explorer 6 features in Windows XP Service Pack 2. Discusses the pop-up blocker, browser helper objects (BHO), and more.
Getting the most out of Internet Explorer 6, including tips on auto-completion, cookies, tweaking settings, Internet Explorer 6 security issues, and more.
Tips on downloading, installing, and configuring the Internet Explorer 7 web browser. Also includes tips to help increase security and privacy, managing tabs, and modifying your Favorites.
Tips on configuring and using the Internet Explorer 8 web browser. Tips include using Accelerators to access external websites with selected text.
Stop suffering computer troubles caused by spyware! Browser hijacked? Mysterious pop-up windows appearing? Afraid your usage is being tracked? We have over 200 anti-spyware tips to help solve these problems.
Tips and help for installing and configuring the Windows Live Mail software for Windows. This supports e-mail, calendars, newsgroups, and RSS feeds.
Get help playing multimedia files with the Windows Media Player. Tip topics include troubleshooting multimedia playback, CD ripping, security and privacy, visualizations, interface customizations, and keyboard shortcuts.
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The MalekTips website was created in 1998 by Andrew Malek of Envision Programming. The page's goal is to freely disperse computer-related tips, hints, and informative articles. Tips are organized to be easy to find, and are presented clearly, in easy-to-understand language. MalekTips also provides information and links to public-domain, open source, freeware, shareware, and commercial software available for download. < more >