Resolving Issues in your Windows XP OS
Despite the advent of its splendorous successors- Windows Vista and Windows 7; Windows XP undoubtedly continues to be a fairly sought after OS of the times, thanks to its sheer efficiency and performance. Even though it lacks a much impressive interface, XP continues to be a favourite for many, owing to its minimal errors and effectiveness. However, as the Windows XP support team points out, it’s not likely that you’ll always be free from any errors in your Windows XP platform. And in this post, we give you a comprehensive account on how to resolve such issues.
Last Known Good Configuration
As the Windows XP support team says, setting your Windows XP computer to a previously known good configuration would surely enable you to circumvent any issues with it.
- On startup, press the F8 key continuously.
- Choose the option “Use the last known configuration that worked” from the Advanced Boot Options screen.
You can access this option from your Control Panel as well. However, in any case it would enable you to restore all your system settings to a previous state devoid of errors.
Fixing your Windows XP issues is largely possible via the Safe Mode. Let’s see how:
Launch your Windows XP PC in Safe Mode by pressing the “F8” key during startup. This method is most useful in cases where your PC encounters a Blue Screen error. By entering the Safe Mode, you can easily diagnose the issue via the Windows Registry. Moreover, this mode is most conducive for any modifications to be made for your programs and settings. However, as the Windows XP support team says, modifying one setting at a time is most appropriate to trace the exact cause of the problem.
System Restore via Safe Mode
The last of the workaround solutions would be trying to restore your Windows XP PC via the Safe Mode:
- Begin by launching the computer in Safe Mode by pressing the “F8” key during startup.
- Click on “Start”, followed by “Programs”.
- Choose “Accessories” and select “System Tools”.
- From the subsequent list of options, choose “System Restore”.
- Think well and select a date for your Windows XP computer to revert to.
The above account would surely prove helpful in resolving any issues with your Windows XP computer.
For any further assistance, feel free to get in touch with Windows XP support.
Removing a User Profile in Windows XP
It could be rightly said that Windows XP is by far the most user friendly and stable OS released by Microsoft. Even though it lacks an impressive GUI, it continues to be a favourite for many, thanks to its sheer performance and ‘easy to use’ interface.
In this post, the Windows XP support team gives you a comprehensive account on how to remove a User Profile from your XP computer.
Removing a User Profile
None of you need to be told about user profiles (accounts) in Windows operating systems. We can create multiple user accounts with varied privileges, each in accordance with the specifications of respective users. This facility becomes most useful in cases where you wouldn’t like to disclose your various data or the nature of your computing activities to others. The information pertaining to a particular account can be accessed only by the concerned user or the admin of the PC. However, as the Windows XP support team says, there might arise the need for removing an account, owing to some reason or the other. Removing a user account in Windows XP is quite simple a task. Let’s see how.
According to the Windows XP support team, the following steeps are in order for removing a user account from your XP computer:
- Commence the procedure by restarting your PC. Login via the Administrator account in the Welcome screen. Provide a password if prompted; else leave the field empty and choose “OK” to login.
- You may now navigate to the “Start” menu at the lower left corner of your desktop and click on the option that reads “Control Panel”.
- Choose “System”, whereby the corresponding window shall open up.
- Choose the tab that reads “Advanced” and select “Settings” under “User Profiles”.
- Highlight the particular profile you wish to remove by clicking on it. Click on the “Delete” button. Close the window by choosing “OK” when done.
- Restart your PC and verify whether the account has been removed.
Well, that’s it! You’ve successfully removed a User Account from your Windows XP computer.
In the unlikely event that you haven’t been able to effect the removal, feel free to get in touch with Windows XP support.
Thanks for reading, and have a nice day.