|Set file permissions|
Configure Windows XP so that data remains private between all the users on a shared PC.
|Get messaging instantly|
An unusually chatty Paul Townsend tweaks the Registry and takes full control of his instant messaging client.
- Stay secure in XP
Using and configuring the Windows XP Security Center is essential, says Paul Townsend. So what are you waiting for?
- Edit the Control Panel
Paul Townsend takes charge of vital system setting and manages what can be altered within the Control Panel.
- It's time to get the Longhorn look
Why wait for Microsoft to finish the new version of Windows? Frank Charlton shows you how to emulate Longhorn on your XP system.
- Streamline startup
Windows XP can - and will - load all sorts of unwanted bits along with itself during startup. Frank Charlton looks at how to prevent this.
- Passwords and security
Paul Townsend shows you how to edit the Registry and preserve the integrity of your system
- Top 20 hardware fixes
Alan Dexter presents PCA’s indispensable guide to solving the top 20 most common hardware problems to affect your PC.
- The kernel exposed
The very heart of the OS is the kernel. We explain how you can use it to kick start the management of your PC’s power
- Manage system files
Monitor changes to system files with Windows File Protection and System File Checker.
- Activate the Desktop
The Active Desktop arrived six years ago, but have you used it?
Frank Charlton shows you how to add Web content to your desktop
- The Registry and the Taskbar and System Tray
We divulge more Registry edits that will ensure you stay in full control of Windows.
- Transferring data
Moving data between your old and new PC has never been so simple.
Paul Townsend shows you how with File and Settings Transfer Wizard
- Secure Windows and outsmart spyware
Our system security series digs deeper into firewalls, protecting Windows and outsmarting spyware.
- Converting to NTFS
Access more features by changing the file system that Windows XP uses. Just follow Paul Townsend’s advice right here.