If you’re having trouble running older programs originally developed for previous versions of Windows, you’re not out of luck. Luckily for consumers, Microsoft built Compatibility Mode into XP. Compatibility Mode allows you to run a program using the shell of the original program it was developed for.

Here’s how to access a program’s Compatibility Mode in XP: More »

If you dual boot your PC using Windows XP’s dual boot process, you can reduce the timeout period your PC uses before booting to the default OS. This tweak is useful if you boot to the default OS most of the time and only boot to the other OS’s on a limited basis.

1)Locate and Open the hidden file “boot.ini” in notepad or your favorite text editor. This file will likely be in the root directory on the boot partition of your “master” HD. For example, mine is located in “C:\boot.ini” even though I have Win98 loaded on this partition and the boot.ini file was generated when I loaded WinXP on “D:/” More »