Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Window XP Tips - How to Save a Search for future reference in windows XP?

Before reading this tip you have read many tips in means of word "Search" but you will be surprised to read this tip which I have brought for you today. If you regularly execute the same search, for example you are searching for Word documents that include the phrase "command for disaster recovery" ------ you don't need to retype these words again and again when ever you are searching. Here you can save your searching words for future search. If you do advanced searches just like size of file name or date, and execute the same search over and over.

First click on Start button> go to Search then click on "For File and Folders..." option.

Now select the search criteria and perform the search to find any phrase, because you have to run a search before you can save it.

Go to File menu and click on "Save Search" to save search phrase, then choose where you want to save the file.
Normally, Window XP saves the search in your "My Documents" folder, But you can save it in any folder. Actually, if you plan to save a lot of searches; you might want to create a separate folder for them.

When you want to run the search again, find the file and double click on it. When you save a search, Windows XP creates a file named after named after the main criteria of your search. For example, if you search for all .doc files that contain the phrase "command for disaster recovery" and which have been modified in the past month, windows names the file "Files including text command for disaster recovery.find." You can rename the file, but make sure, always ends in the .find extension, for example, "Command for disaster recovery.find".


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Window XP Tips - How to increase your Laptop Battery's Life?

Dear friends you have read many interesting tips from my site and I think you have gained more knowledge from them. Now I have a more interesting tip to increase your Laptop's battery life. There is no matter, laptop manufactures gives you the guarantee about the battery that how long it works. The battery of laptop always stops working very early at some stage in essential research, just like when you are watching a DVD movie. 
Follow the few steps to increase the laptop battery's life: 
Lower the backlighting on your screen. 

The screen of your Laptop takes up significant amount of power and you do not require its maximum brightness. You should have to check your system and decrease the screen brightness it to a comfortable point.

Stop your wireless signal when you are not using. 
After turning off your Laptop can save max. 20 minutes of your laptop's battery time because WiFi can use a considerable quantity of power. By right clicking you can stop your WiFi signal when you are not using.

Manage the correct power scheme in XP
Windows XP contain a number of predetermined power plans, which control settings like how rapidly your laptop turns off and when your screen saver boots in. You can change your laptop power scheme by choosing Control Panel > Power Options. For max. Battery life from the "Power scheme" chooses the option "Max. Battery" and decline the list. There are good choices for you just like "Low Power Mode" and Portable /Laptop. They don't conserve as much power as Max Battery. After selecting a power scheme you click Ok button to finish the process.




Sunday, January 1, 2012

Window XP Tips - How to download the windows latest updates automatically?

Friends, I hope you are enjoying the all my tips to play with your computer secrets. My today tips will help you to download the latest windows features. All Microsoft Windows versions support to run window updates automatically but today we will discuss this feature in windows XP only.
You can enable this option to run windows update automatically when your computer will be connected to the internet. Through this service you can check the Microsoft website for downloadable improvements to the operating system and security patches also. These latest updates will protect your computer from the attacks of latest viruses and potential hackers. Windows Update is free of cost and important service that is why always makes sure its running on your computer. 
Follow the given steps to enable this important feature on your computer: 
To use this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights.
Click Start button and go to Settings then click on Control Panel option. Now system will open the Control Panel windows with different categories.

Just click on System option, a small System Properties dialog box will appear with many options like System Restore, Remote and Automatic Updates and others. 

Click on Automatic Updates tab, if it is not selected already then click on “Automatic (recommended)” box. Then this will display the different setting to continually check Microsoft’s website for updates. 

Here you can pick a download and installation schedule or select the option “Download the updates automatically and notify me when they are ready to be installed” in the section of settings. Through this option you can download updates automatically and it will install the updates immediately.
If you wait a day or two before installing an updates to make sure there are not any serious bugs reported about the latest patch you can check it through Microsoft website. Now click on Ok button to finish the process.


Window XP Tips - How to change the boot Time in window XP?

You can set the boot time in windows XP as your wish if you are install two operating systems on same computer, for example window 2000 with windows XP or more than two. Yow can do this with editing  Boot.ini file. Here you can also set  the sequence for operating system which operating system boot first.

First Right Click on My Computer option and then select its Properties. In next dialog box open Advanced tab button. Under Startup and Recovery, click on the Settings button. Use the spin box "Time to display list of operating systems" to set the number of seconds you want the system to wait before automatically starting the default operating system. Here you will set time in seconds and its range start from 0 and ends with 999 seconds.
After set the time, then click OK option to close the dialog box to save your change. The next time you restart, the new time will take effect.


Friday, December 30, 2011

Window XP Tips - How to Manage Groups in the Address Book in Windows XP Professional?

How to Manage Groups in the Address Book in Windows XP Professional?
You can manage groups in the address book in Windows XP Professional by creating groups of your contacts. It becomes very easy to find your contacts when they are organized well. A simple way to organize them is by creating groups and then placing the contacts in the appropriate groups or categories like family, friends, coworkers etc. The feature to manage groups in the address book in Windows XP Professional makes it very easy to look for all your stored information. If all the stored information is organized well, you can easily retrieve it from the different programs in your operating system. These include the Microsoft Phone System,  NetMeeting, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook. This is how we create as well as manage groups in the address book in Windows XP Professional:

How to Open the Address Book:
  • Choose Programs and then Accessories.
  • Click on Address Book.
  • If you want to reach the Address Book in Outlook Express, click on Address Book in the Tools menu.

    You can create a single group and give it a name e.g. top friends or co-workers. This will make it very convenient to send a single message to numerous contacts together in an instant. When sending the message you just have to add that group name in the box.
    Follow these steps to create a group in order to manage groups in the address book in Windows XP Professional:
    • Go to the Address Book.
    • Click on New in the toolbar, and next click on New Group.
    The dialog box named Properties will appear. Type in the name of the group in the Group Name box.
    How to Move a Group or a Contact:
    • Select the name of the group or contact that you want to move in the Address Book contact list.
    • Drag the selected contact or group from the list on the right to the desired group or folder on the left.
    You can make as many groups as you want and can also keep a single contact in multiple groups at the same time. As you follow these tips, you can well manage the contacts in the address book in Windows XP Professional.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Window XP Tips - View previously open Folders after Shutdown or Logoff

View previously open Folders after Shutdown or Logoff

If you need to access lot of folders on your home computer or on the network regularly then you can set them re-open automatically, when you will login, shutdown or restart your computer next time. There is no need to open regularly used folders manually, just configure the simple sitting, your computer will automatically reload all the previously opened windows.
By default windows XP disables this option to reload automatically all the previously opened windows, when you login on, shutdown or restart your computer.

Follow the given steps to configure your computer to reload previously opened folders automatically after shutdown. 
  • To edit this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights.
  • First click on Start button then go to Control Panel. 
  • Open the “Appearance and Themes” option in control panel then click on Folder Options. 
  • A small windows dialog box will appear with the title “Folder options”, click on View tab.
  • Under the Advanced setting section, scroll down to bottom and click the “Restore previous folder windows at logon” option and then click Ok button to save sitting.
  • Now when you log off, restart or shutdown, your computer will automatically open the previously opened folders from the same location as before.


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Window XP Tips - How to add new destinations to "Send To" menu in windows XP?

In windows environment, the Send To command is used to transfer files from one location to different locations. By using this command, a user can quickly send his file between default destinations (default lists in Send To menu, for example Desktop, CD/DVD Drive, My Documents, Mail Recipient and Floppy Drive). These are the default Send To menu lists in windows XP. To increase the data transfer speed between different locations, you can add more new destination in Send To lists. 

Follow the given steps to add new destinations to Send To lists:

First click on Start button and type sendto in Run option then press Ok button.

A window will appear with default Send To lists (Compressed (zipped) Folder, Desktop (create shortcut), Mail Recipient, My Documents). 

Now using drag-and-drop technique (or using copy and paste method), you can move any program, folders and drives shortcuts to this folder.

Now you can verify, your new shortcut is created in Send To menu.

But next times, if you want to delete any destination, then open the Sent To folder and remove the destination shortcut.