Groucho2004

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  1. Don't create them?
  2. I suppose many (if not most) of the Windows 7/8/8.1 percentages are from users who bought a new PC and didn't really have a choice but to use one of these newer OSs. I wonder what the statistic would look like if those people would have had XP as a choice.
  3. Hm, let's see - This is what I do: - Windows XP SP3 (patched up to December 2008) - Kerio Personal Firewall 2.15 (from 2003) - Administrator account with a 6 character password - None of the stuff you mentioned above except the Firewall In 15 years I only caught a virus once (back in 2003 with Windows 2000). This was quickly solved by restoring the OS from a Ghost image, takes only 2 minutes. I sometimes run virus and spyware scanners manually but they never turn up anything...
  4. Your friend would most likely also be upset if you borrowed his car and drove it past 30 miles/hour. That would certainly destroy the cars engine.
  5. This will change Windows 2000's HAL to use the PMTimer instead of the ACPI timer. It might drop the CPU by a bit, but nowhere near as far as the other apps will. Using the PMTimer will lessen the load on a machine with an ACPI timer issue, but this is more relevant on AMD chips than Intel chips, and will do little on Intel chips (this makes a huge difference on AMD processors). I suppose you're right. I only applied this fix a long time ago on an old computer with VIA K8T800Pro and an Athlon 4000+ which worked fine.
  6. This should fix it: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\HAL] "14140000FFFFFFFF"=dword:00000010 Info: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919521
  7. Your best bet is to just restore/re-install Windows. Just save your relevant data to an external drive first.
  8. How exactly do you change the boot screen? With a modified ntoskrnl.exe?
  9. I have been running XP with SP3 for a few days now and at first it seemed that pop-up issue was resolved by Sp3. However, today the tooltips started hiding again... Well, back to my old trusted tool, I guess.
  10. Wow, after seeing that I had to post the processes tab on my computer after startup: Processes
  11. It would seem that it was fixed in SP3. I have not tried SP3 myself.
  12. I believe he was referring to an existing installation. I know that the directory name can be changed before the installation.
  13. Open your "boot.ini" and change it so it looks like this: [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
  14. Short answer: No. Even if you started from a WinPE CD which would allow you to rename the directories, your Windows installation would be screwed because there are just too many references in the registry and elsewhere which point to this directory.