Slipstream Service Packs Into Windows XP Installation Disk

To slipstream (=integrate) MS Windows Service Packs into an existing Windows XP Installation Disk you need an installation Disk, a working copy of Windows, the downloaded Service Pack, a burning software capable of burning bootable images (for example ImgBurn, which is also free), a DVD burner and an empty disk. First copy all files of ... Read more

Extend Windows XP Trial

As there is the slmgr -rearm command to extend your trial on Windows Vista and Windows 7, there is also a command to do the same on Windows XP. To use it, open a cmd window and enter: rundll32.exe syssetup,SetupOobeBnk There won't be any message about successfull execution, the timer will be reset after a ... Read more

Create System Restore Points in Win XP automatically

Since older system restore points are deleted after some time, it is always good to create some new regularly. But to always have to browse through the countless menus day by day can be really annoying, that is why we will use Windows' Notepad and Scheduled Tasks functions to ease our lives. First we create ... Read more

Shutdown Windows XP immediately

If you shutdown windows XP with the button in the start menu, it often takes minutes until the computer is finally stopped as Windows runs several tasks before it shuts down the computer. If you need to shutdown the computer immediately, you can use this command: C:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00

Windows XP Zune Theme

Additionally to the default Windows XP themes, Microsoft has released a darker skin fitting the Zune player. It basically uses the same textures as the glassy skin but comes mainly in black with an orange Start button: Download the Zune theme here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75078