File sharing between XP Home and XP Pro

PROBLEM:You get this error message when trying to access a Windows XP Home computer from a Windows XP Pro computer:       “The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer” SOLUTION:On the XP Home computer (shouldn’t be necessary on the Pro computer), run this:     START > Control Panel > Network Setup…

Adding Safe Mode to your boot menu

Windows VISTA and 7 require BCDEDIT for this.  With XP (and NT and 2000), you can use any old text editor.  First make sure the file is not marked Read Only.  Then open and edit your boot.ini file.  If you don’t know where that is, you probably shouldn’t be messing with it.  🙂 Add the…

How to make Outlook 2003 open to your calendar by default

copied from http://www.helpdesk.ilstu.edu/kb/index.phtml?kbid=1326 By default, when you launch Outlook it opens to your Inbox. You can create a shortcut to Outlook so it opens to your calendar instead.  To force Outlook to open your calendar as your default view, do the following: 1.Right-click on your desktop and select New > Shortcut.2.Provide the location for the…

screensavers

Avoid screensavers and toolbars that don’t come with Windows from Microsoft. I just had a customer whose Internet Explorer wouldn’t close after they installed “My.Freeze.Com” screensaver. Luckily, it uninstalled properly when using its uninstall program this time. These things just cause problems not worth the pretty pictures you get in return. If this helped you,…