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Entries from August 2008

How to Backup Your Windows XP Activation Status

August 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on How to Backup Your Windows XP Activation Status

If you have ever installed Windows XP, you know that Microsoft requires you to “activate” Windows. This is usually done with the help of a guided program that runs automatically after Windows starts for the first time. If you are reinstall windows on the same computer, you may have to complete the wizard again. If […]

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Fix for Grayed Out Or Missing Windows Explorer Folder Pane

August 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fix for Grayed Out Or Missing Windows Explorer Folder Pane

After installing/uninstall some programs, the “Folders” pane in Windows Explorer may not work anymore. Most often it will just display a gray background and not show the folder tree. Other times, it may show something other than the expected folder tree. If the “Folder” pane on your computer looks like this: a simple registry fix […]

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