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Xp tweaks,fixes&troubleshooter

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by bruzzes, Dec 11, 2002.

  1. bruzzes

    bruzzes Truthslayer

    The enclosed folder contains various tweaks and fixes for XP Home that I have aquired over a period of time.

    The Zip within the Zip is a comprehensive list of many sites for problem solving and was put together by myself and DSmithlady from the "other site"

    Hope you find it useful....

    The attachment timed out and was corrupted.
    All four attachments can be found farther down the thread.
     
  2. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Wow, awesome!

    Would this work with Pro version?
     
  3. Sunriser13

    Sunriser13 Knee Deep in Paradise

    I downloaded it - even though I'm using Pro, much of it is the same as Home, so most of the tweaks should work for both.

    Thanks, bruzzes!!
     
  4. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    DOes the file work for you?
     
  5. bruzzes

    bruzzes Truthslayer

    Yes, it should all apply to the pro version also.
     
  6. Sunriser13

    Sunriser13 Knee Deep in Paradise

    It's a corrupt archive, bruzzes. Could you try zipping another copy and replacing your attachment?
     
  7. Andy

    Andy ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Nope.

    Name is too long maybe? (just grasping at straws, here;))
     
  8. jamming

    jamming Banned

    How do you keep Xp from phoning home to MS through the 20 or so applications that do so. Including Intellimouse, when I first upgraded to 4.1 people told me I was crazy when I said my Mouse was going out on the internet. When I stopped it, the darn thing froze my system.
     
  9. bruzzes

    bruzzes Truthslayer

    ISP giving me trouble on uploading...

    My upload is timing out.
    I will attemt to upload one at a time.
    Then you can drag them into one folder on your desktop.
    Maybe that will work.
     
  10. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    That worked. :)
     
  11. bruzzes

    bruzzes Truthslayer

    2nd upload...
     
  12. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Awesome, thanks that one worked as well.
     
  13. bruzzes

    bruzzes Truthslayer

    3rd upload...
     
  14. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Ok that last one didn't work.
     
  15. Sunriser13

    Sunriser13 Knee Deep in Paradise

    Jim, <u>Black Viper's</u> web site has a killer guide for taming the built in XP services. I find myself recommending it all the time.

    As far as the other programs that call out, like the mouse (likely for driver updates), I use my firewall to block them if I cannot turn off the behavior through the program itself. Even then, I am alerted by Kerio any time <i>anything</i> I have not specifically permitted tries to communicate with the outside.
     
  16. jamming

    jamming Banned

    Well I have my firewall set up to stop every component or program, but will it cause XP to freeze up?
     
  17. Sunriser13

    Sunriser13 Knee Deep in Paradise

    It doesn't make mine freeze to stop what I do, but then again my mouse isn't trying to phone home, either. All you can do is give it a shot - you can always change it back, or even set a restore point just before you try it...

    <small>*edit for spelling*</small>
     
  18. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    It doesn't like that Copy crap. ;P
     
  19. Sunriser13

    Sunriser13 Knee Deep in Paradise

    Same error, sugar.
     
  20. bruzzes

    bruzzes Truthslayer

    My problem is my upload is running at 5kbps instead of 128

    On top of it I downloaded that last one and it replaced my folder with the corrupted one.

    I may have to wait until this ISP straightens out.

    I hope you can clean up that mess I made with those corruted files.

    Can you tell I am a bit upset?
     

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