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How to find Microsoft Fixit

Note: Microsoft Fix it has been renamed Microsoft Easy fix. Open https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2970908/how-to-use-microsoft-easy-fix-solutions and follow the instructions.

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How to use Windows XP Troubleshooters

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: Help and Support
  3. Click: Fixing a problem
  4. Select a category at the left and follow the instructions.

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How to fix a program in Windows XP

  • This procedure only works for some programs. We will use Adobe Reader as an example.
  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: Control Panel
  3. a. Click: Add or Remove Programs (if Control Panel is set to Category View)
    b. Click: Add or Remove Programs (if Control Panel is set to Classic View)
  4. Select the program that is not working.
  5. Click: Change
  6. Select the Repair option.
  7. Click: Next
  8. Wait for the process to complete.
  9. Click: Finish
  10. Click the red X to close Add or Remove Programs.

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How to fix common problems in Windows XP

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How to fix performance problems in Windows XP

  1. Set a System Restore point
  2. Check the computer’s antivirus status
  3. Prevent Windows Messenger for running at startup
  4. Run fewer programs at startup
  5. Run Disk Cleanup
  6. Run Disk Defragmenter
  7. Turn off Visual Effects
  8. Disable the indexing service

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How to install antivirus software in Windows XP

  • First, check your antivirus status.
  • This tutorial assumes that there is no antivirus software already installed.
  • There are many good antivirus products available. We will use Avast Antivirus because the license for the free version allows for business or personal use.
  • We will use the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser. The process will appear slightly different if you use a different web browser.
  1. If virus protection is not found, click: Recommendations
  2. Click: How?
  3. Scroll down to Avast.
  4. Click: Avast
  5. Scroll down to Essential.
  6. Below Essential, click: Download
  7. Click: Download Now
  8. Click: Run
  9. Click: Run
  10. Wait for the process to complete.
  11. Uncheck: Yes, install Google Chrome as my default browser
  12. Uncheck: Yes, install Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  13. Click: Regular Installation
  14. Click: Continue
  15. Wait for installation to complete.
  16. Click: Done
  17. Notice the new Avast icon in the lower right.

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How to fix error Cannot Logon Interactively in Windows XP

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: Control Panel
  3. a. Click: Performance and Maintenance (if Control Panel is set to Category View)
    b. Click: System (if Control Panel is set to Category View)
    c. Double-click: System (if Control Panel is set to Classic View)
  4. Click: Remote tab
  5. Click: [Select Remote Users]
  6. Click: [Add]
  7. Enter the username that cannot log in.
  8. Click: [OK]
  9. Click: [OK]
  10. Click: [OK]
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How to fix Access Denied error in Windows XP

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: My Computer
  3. Locate the folder that generates the Access Denied error.
  4. Right-click and select: Sharing and Security
  5. Click: Security (if there is no Security tab, you missed one of the Notes above)
  6. Click: [OK]
  7. Click: [Advanced]
  8. Click: Owner
  9. Click: Administrators
  10. Check: [x] Replace owner on subcontainers and objects
  11. Click: [OK]
  12. Click: [Yes]
  13. Click: [OK]

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How to fix corrupted Recycle Bin in Windows XP

  1. Click: Start
  2. Select: All Programs
  3. Select: Accessories
  4. Select: Command Prompt
  5. Type: rd /s C:\recycler [Enter]
  6. Type: y [Enter]
  7. Reboot your computer

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How to Make Automatic Update check now in Windows XP

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: Run
  3. Type: wuauclt /detectnow
  4. Click: [OK]

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