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.