Windows XP

Some Windows XP tips, that you may not know.

Windows XPNo doubt that Windows XP is one of the best Operating Systems, but there are still some who don’t know much about it; just as normal Window. I am going to tell you five awesome tips which Windows XP users can try on their Operating systems. These are some untold tips which are hard to find on internet. These are:

How do I get the “Administrator” name on Welcome Screen?

– To get Admin account on the “Welcome Screen” as well as the other usernames, make sure that there are no accounts logged in. Press “CTRL-ALT-DEL” twice and you should be able to login as administrator. It will work fine just remember all accounts have to be logged out first.

Create a Password Reset Disk

– If you’re running Windows XP Professional as a local user in some work group environment,
you can create a password reset disk to log onto your computer when you forget your
password. To create the disk just follow these simple steps:

  • Click Start, select Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
  • Click your account name. Under related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password.
  • Follow the directions in the Forgotten Password Wizard to create a password reset disk.
  • Store the disk in a secure location because anyone using it can access your local user

Change Web Page Font Size on the Fly

– If your mouse contains a scrolling wheel, you can change font size of the web pages while
viewing them. To do so:

Press and hold CTRL. Scroll down to enlarge the font size and Scroll up to reduce the font

Create a Shortcut to Lock your Computer

You can create a shortcut on your desktop to quickly lock the keyboard and display. To create a
shortcut on your desktop to lock your computer:

  • Right-click the desktop. Point to New, and then click Shortcut.
  • The Create Shortcut Wizard opens. In the text box, type the following: rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
  • Click Next.
  • Enter a name for the shortcut. You can call it Lock or choose any name you like.
  • Click Finish.
  • Now just double click this shortcut next time you want to lock your computer.

Instantly Activate a Screen saver
– Now you can activate a screen saver just by double clicking a shortcut on your desktop:

  • Click the Start button, and then click Search.
  • In the Search Companion window, click All file types.
  • In the file name box, type *.scr
  • In the Look in box, choose Local Hard Drives (C or the drive where you have system files stored).
  • Click Search. You will see a list of screen savers in the results. Pick a screen saver you want. You can preview it
    by double-clicking it.
  • Right click on the file, choose Send To, and then click Desktop (create shortcut).
  • To start the screen saver, double-click the icon on your desktop.

I hope you liked the tips. Do share your comments. :)

Tips by Arun, who works for, a web design Kuwait Company that provides web design solution in Qatar, Sharjah and Middle East.