Windows XP

Icon Text in XP

Dear Computer Lady, The wording under the icons on my Desktop aren’t “transparent”, they are contained in boxes which makes it very hard to see the background I have on my Desktop. How do I go about making those darn “boxes” go away ? I am running OS Windows XP w/SP2 and I do not […]

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Start Button Moved

Dear Computer Lady, I read your e-mails to me and comments in various newspapers faithfully. You are a godsend to computer beginners. I have a problem with my XP Home Dell Screen. The Start Button suddenly moved to the top of the screen and I can’t drag it and the blue bar down to the […]

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Stop Automatic updates XP

Dear Computer Lady, How can I stop automatic updates on my computer? I have Windows XP. I’ve gone into the “Internet Options” but that still doesn’t stop the updates from coming through. It really messes up some of my programs. Thank you Rachel

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Snipping Tool

Dear Computer Lady, A friend of mine sent me a site WildEarth pertaining to Africa and wild animals where there are web cams at feeding holes etc. and she uses what she call the snipping tool to capture pictures and then print. She said to go to start hit search and it would bring up […]

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Show Notification Icons

Dear computer lady, I too have received important help from your informative emails. Thanks so much. I have a question about the little far right box on the status bar. It only gives time of day, day of week, and date. By hitting the little arrow head other programs appear for a very, very short […]

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Auto Hide Taskbar

Dear Computer Lady, The bar that pops up at the bottom of my screen – the “task bar” I think it’s called – it’s got the “start” button on the far left side. Well, I can’t get the dumb thing to go away. It used to slide down and away, but not anymore! HELP! What […]

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Sending Photos in Outlook Express

Dear Computer Lady, I read your tutorial on “How to send pictures by email”. I followed your instructions successfully reaching the final step using Windows XP. Everything loaded just as you instructed except there is no “SEND” button on the email page which Windows xp provided via Outlook. It would seem that your instructions fell […]

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USB-2 in Windows XP

Dear Computer Lady, I just installed a new XP OS on my computer. I have usb-2 connections on my comp., but when I use one, Windows tells me I only have usb-1 and should upgrade to the faster usb-2. Why don’t the OS recognize my usb-2? Don

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Change Folder Name

Dear Computer Lady, Your Letter each week is soooo informative . Thank you for all your help! I have a question, I have XP and when I name a folder and then decide to change it, How do I do that? Thank You, Carol

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Default Folder View

Dear Computer Lady, Is there a way to set the Window’s Toolbar VIEW to default to Details instead of Tiles? Keep up the column of great Q & A’s. Dave

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