Paging File in XP

Before you start Objectives: learn where to manage virtual memory in XP Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: page, system, memory, partition, size, virtual, change, manage, optimization, advanced, dump, drive Overview The Paging File is used by Windows for virtual memory management. When the system is low on physical memory it uses the Page File to swap data from … Read more

Optimize Disks in XP

Before you start Objectives: learn how to optimize disks in XP by using Disk Cleanup, Check Disk and Disk Defragmenter. Prerequisites: you should know how to optimize hard disks in general Key terms: drive, files, hard, defragmenter, cleanup, errors, fragmentation, temporary, case, report, space Disk Cleanup The main drive that we’re going to want to clean up is … Read more

Task Manager in XP

Before you start Objectives: learn how to open and how to use Task Manager in XP. Prerequisites: you should know what Task Manager is. Key terms: process, priority, usage, application, cpu, running, real time, view Open Task Manager To open Task Manager we can right-click Taskbar and select Task Manager from the menu. Another way is to press … Read more

Send a Fax in XP

Before you start Objectives: learn how to send a fax in XP. Prerequisites: you have to have a fax device installed on your computer. Also, you have to have fax services enabled. Key terms: send, print, console, cover, create, page, device, document, wizard, file, manage Example In our example we will fax a simple text document. Image 261.1 … Read more

Enable Fax Services in XP

Before you start Objectives: learn how to install fax services in XP. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: faxing, enable, install, service, configuration, hardware, add Preparation There are several things that we have to have and do before we can use faxing in XP. The first thing is to install the fax hardware. When we have successfully installed our … Read more

Replace Print Device in XP

Before you start Objectives: learn how to replace printing device without removing the printer object from your system, and in that way preserving all the configured printer settings. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: printer, device, object, replace, driver, model, port, settings, configure, redirect, malfunctioned Print Device Model If our printer has malfunctioned, the easiest way to fix our … Read more

Advanced Printer Configuration in XP

Before you start Objectives: learn how to use multiple printer objects which point to the same print device in order to provide different level of access to the same physical printer. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: printer, user, object, priority, advanced, device, different, physical, security, Available Options In the Advanced tab of our printer properties we have a … Read more

Print Management in XP

Before you start Objectives: learn where can you configure different options when it comes to Printer management in XP. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: printer, document, server, driver, manage, properties, sharing, options, user, security, control Printer Properties The first thing that we will talk about is Printer Object Management. To manage Printer Object we will open printer Properties. … Read more

Install Printer in XP

Before you start Objectives: learn how to install local and network printers. In this article we will also see how to install non plug-and-play printers, but note that this is something you won’t often do today. Prerequisites: you have to understand the difference between the logical printer and the print device. Key terms: port, network, print, local, install, … Read more

Multiple Operating Systems and XP

Before you start Objectives: learn what is boot.ini and what sould we consider before installing multiple operating systems on a single computer. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: partition, system, controller, parameter, fat, boot, number, drive, ini, scsi, multi Boot.ini The boot.ini file is actually a pointer. It contains information about the location of our system files. The pointer … Read more