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Windows XP, Format USB Drive – NTFS

By default Windows XP will only allow you to format your USB drive with the FAT or FAT32 file system. With a bit of tweeking you can format it with the NTFS File System.

Watch this video to find out how to do it:

9 April 2010 Posted by | Windows | , , | 2 Comments

Disable “There are unused icons on your desktop” balloon

How many times have you logged in to your Windows XP computer and then you get this annoying popup balloon message:
There are unused icons on your desktop
The desktop cleanup wizard can help you clean up your desktop. Click this balloon to start the wizard.
Unused Icons Balloon

This is how you can disable this notification:

  1. Right-click on anywhere on your desktop and select Properties.
    Select Properties
  2. In the Display Properties dialogue box – click on the Desktop tab, then click on Customize Desktop button at the bottom left of the window.
    Display Properties
  3. In the General tab clear the Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days checkbox and Click OK.
    Desktop Items - General
  4. Click Apply and OK to close the Display Properties dialog box.

Watch the clip here.

19 September 2009 Posted by | Windows | , , , | Leave a comment