Thanks everybody. I have been gone for the last few weeks and it really makes me feel good to come back and see that people are appreciating this guide. When I first came across the guide I was astonished at the amount of basic information it contains about Windows XP and had to share the find with people who may find it useful. I didn't post the link to the guide because of the tweaks it contains, but because I feel that novice and intermediate XP users could really learn a lot about their systems if they took the time to read this guide, the tweaks it contains are just the icing on the cake to me.
My first thought about it when I read it was that if you removed the word "tweaking" from the title, here was the user guide that Microsoft should be shipping with all its copies of WinXP.
I posted it on a couple of other sites and it was pretty well ignored and quickly dropped out of sight on the forums, one of the sites moved it to the advanced topic forums and then the forums moderators proceeded to carry on about how XP is such a fine OS that there really is no need to do any tweaking to it. I can tell they never even looked at the guide to realize that the main thrust of the guide is to teach people about how XP operates and not necessarily about tweaking your system.
Of all the sites I posted the link at, only Bleeping Computer saw the potential for teaching people about their OS that this guide contains.
My kudos to BC and to whoever made this thread a sticky so others can use and learn from it.
And as long as I am here, the guide has been updated to version 1.05 since I originally posted it so you may want to update your copy of it.
Edited by Ronbo, 17 April 2005 - 01:31 PM.
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