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The guys over at Tweakers Asylum have posted a guide to tweaking the ACPI part of your Windows XP operating system.
Awhile back we did a guide on gaining 3D gaming performance by disabling Windows XP ACPI. This guide generated A LOT of interest and still does on a regular basis today! Due to the high demand, I decided to break down and do an update to our original guide. In this update you will find a new set of benchmarks, a few more tips, and even a couple of new tricks.More information at Tweakers Asylum.
Microsoft have a list of the hotfixes which will be fixed with the release of Windows XP SP1 - Like almost every other OS by Microsoft, you would have thought they release the final version with a lot of these bugs already ironed out.
Quite a while ago, forum regular Grim Reaper posted a few Windows XP Tweaking Tips in our Windows XP forum - Tips like speeding up networking and deceasing shutdown times. If you haven't had a chance to try them yet, have a look - They work quite well indeed. If you have any other Windows XP tweaking tips you find that work or anything else you find useful, why not share them with all of us? See you there.
Microsoft has released a patch which resolves a problem with the Windows XP CD burning feature where it apparently sometimes fails to copy invidivdual files and can't be read by older versions of Windows. Thanks Icrontic.
The Register is reporting that Microsoft has recently changed their roadmaps and pushed back the release of what is currently known as Windows XP SE to the first quater of next year.
XP SE will be principally a consolidation release. Candidates for inclusion are the essential .NET client-side plumbing: the common language runtime (CLR), Internet Explorer 7.0 and DirectX 9.0, and a mature Bluetooth stack. Microsoft has blown hot and cold on Bluetooth - mostly cold, actually - but with chipsets at the $5 mark, it's going to be ubiquitious in PDAs and phones by 2003.Will it be worth the extra $$$ to upgrade, only time will tell.
Casey "The Wizard" Crowe has just finished up his very first write-up for TweakTown! Come on and check out the Windows XP Installation Guide and see how easy it really is to install Windows XP. With the horror stories still running around the internet, it's nice to know that we can see for ourselves just how simple and painless it is to install XP. So come on in and see for yourself the ease and simplicity of the newest OS to wear the Microsoft label.
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Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot has just finished writing his guide on Windows XP Home Networking. Do you have a couple of computers sitting around and have toyed with the idea of a home network? Never fear, as this detailed guide will help explain just how easy it is to establish a home network with Windows XP and a bunch more of information on general networking!
Over at ansible.homeip.net they have a tutorial up for those with VooDoo 3 and later video cards titled 3dfx to work on WinXP that should help those trying to get these cards to work propperly with Windows XP.
tuplay.com takes a look at a new program from Stomp Inc. called Click' N Burn which includes an incredibly large suite of software extras that aide in the CD-burning process, from CD labeling to DJ mixing and totally blew them away.