Deleting the Restore Folder in Windows XP
Many of you wouldn’t need a second opinion in agreeing that Windows XP is thus far the most user-friendly operating system released by Microsoft. Even though it lacks the visual thrill and splendour of its successors (Vista and 7), XP continues to be a widely sought after OS of the times, owing to its sheer efficiency and performance. There are a host of features and options incorporated in XP that add to the convenience of our computing needs. And as you might know well, one such feature is that of the Windows XP Restore Folder.
However, it wouldn’t be long before you might feel the need to delete this folder. In this post, the Windows XP support crew gives you a comprehensive account on the same.
The Need for Deleting the Restore Folder
The Restore Folder in Windows XP is the result of an automated process intended to save your PC settings from the registry. By means of this option, recovery from software corruption or hard disk failure is made an absolute cakewalk. However, such saved files and settings can consume too much of system memory and disk space, thus hampering the speed and performance of your PC. As such, deleting the Restore Folder at times becomes a necessity. Let’s see how it can be done.
According to the Windows XP support crew, the following steps are in order for deleting the Restore folder from your PC:
- Commence the procedure by double-clicking on the “My Computer” icon on your desktop.
- In the subsequent window, click on “Tools”, followed by “Folder Options”.
- You may now choose the “View” tab to reveal a list of several options performable on your Windows Explorer interface. Select the option “Show Hidden Files and Folders” and click on “OK”. Uncheck the option that reads “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)”.
- Now navigate to the “C:” drive and open the file “System Volume Information“.
- Double click on the folder titled “_Restore“. Finally, highlight the files one by one and delete them as desired.
Well, that’s it! You’ve successfully deleted the items from your Restore Folder and earned for yourself more hard disk space. For any further assistance, do get in touch with Windows XP help.
Windows XP support for Keyboard
Ever had those moments where you were lost in some distant land and had a key pressed?
I bet you did, at least you should have seen the wild a’s and b’s that get repeated, as if you were invoking those letters from the keyboard to spring into life in front of you and do a dance-well not quite, but I know you got the point. It might seem like bane to get those keys repeated like that, that requires an equal amount of backspacing to get rid of the erratic symphony, but there are places where they are useful. For instance, seen how the youngsters these days get overly expressive thinking that all the extra letter repetitions give life to the words? You have?
If you haven’t you are missing on some kind of convoluted taste that the kids these days are evolving. Maybe who knows, it can even be there in the Webster’s in a few years from now. Now for the tech info-you see these repetitions of a letter become helpful when you are trying to scroll through a document. Holding down a key can run the cursor to those parts of the texts where you have that particular letter, essentially scrolling your text down, without having to hit the cursor keys every time. This repetition has got a certain delay associated with it, and we can control the timing to our preference. The following Windows XP support steps can show you on how to do it too.
Windows XP Support instructions for the keyboard delay
Follow these instructions to set the delay that you require:
- Open the control panel. Click “Start”>”Settings”>”Control panel”.
- Once the control panel window gets opened up, click on “Printers and Other hardware”. From the list of hardware click on “Keyboard”. Wait for the keyboard option to appear, then from the “keyboard properties”, select the tab called “Speed”.
- Now from the slider that you see beneath “Repeat Delay”, move it to get the required speed. Top the left- increases the delay, to the right-decreases the delay.
- Next, tweak the “repeat rate”. To the left- repeat the characters slowly, and to the right-repeat characters quicker.
- To check out your new setting, try typing in the box below “Click here and hold down a key to test repeat rate“.
- If the speed is desirable, click on “Ok”.
These Windows XP support instructions can be used to set the delay for your keyboard. Ciao!