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Windows XP includes a useful utility to monitor exactly what programs are being run on your machine. It's easy to enable, and easy to see the results.
Changing the sounds that Windows plays on certain events is easy - once you know where to look.
Public Key Authentication is a powerful and secure way to manage server access. This video demonstrates configuring WinSCP for Public Key Authentication.
.NET passports are used in Windows XP in various ways, and removing them isn't that obvious, but it is possible.
Outlook tries to protect you from opening certain types of attachments, even if you know they're safe. A registry change puts you back in control.
Automatic login most commonly happens when there's no password - but Remote Desktop requires that you have a password. TweakUI provides the solution.
Windows Picture and FAX Viewer is the default application for viewing images under Windows. But there are many other programs out there as well.
It's easy to forward one email address to your real email account, but sending email to look like it came from that forwarded address isn't as obvious.
Microsoft Word tries to be helpful and format items based on what it thinks you're doing. That's handy, if it's what you want. If not, it's annoying.
The PST or Personal STorage file for Microsoft Outlook can easily grow to an extreme size. There are some tips for managing its size.
Defragging rearranges the layout of files on your hard disk for faster access. Specifically when (or even if) you need to do it at all is evolving.
Thanks to the Add-On Manager, you now can now have more visibility and control over what software makes itself part of Internet Explorer.
Windows "Security Center" is an attempt to raise awareness about security issues while making it a bit easier to deal with.
Network adapters often try to detect the network speed for you. This can cause problems if both sides are trying to auto-detect at the same time.
If Windows Firewall is restricting access to a program you want, there are a few steps to take to allow them access to the internet once more.