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A very useful tool that comes built-in to Windows XP is the inherent zip support. This allows you to view, create, and extract zip files without having a third party tool. There are times that you will want to use a third-party zip compression program, and at those times, the built-in zip support may conflict. If this is the case, you can follow these steps to disable or re-enable the built-in zip support for Windows XP.
Disable Built-In Zip Support
Enable Built-In Zip Support
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Windows ME/XP/2003 have built in ZIP file support. It is therefore, very easy to make and extract ZIP files using these operating systems.
Windows XP comes with a built-in firewall called Windows Firewall. For people who do not want to spend the money on a commercial software firewall, this firewall will be more than enough to protect your computer. By default, Windows Firewall disables all incoming traffic to your computer, including ICMP traffic, which consists of pings. Just like all other firewall's you can specify which ...
The Microsoft Java Virtual Machine, or MS Java VM, is used to run Java applets that can be found on web sites. When you visit a web site that has a Java applet, the MS JVM will compile and execute that applet on your machine. As of this writing Microsoft no longer supports the MS JVM and it has become obsolete. There have also been known security issues with un patched version of the MS JVM we ...
With new programs being installed, viruses infecting, and spyware lurking in your browsers it is not uncommon for your computer to suddenly stop behaving correctly. In fact, it is almost guaranteed that at some point your computer will just not do what you expect it to. This is not because your a lousy computer user or even a bad person, this is just the life as we know it when working with ...
Many programs that you install are automatically run when you start your computer and load Windows. For the majority of cases, this type of behavior is fine. Unfortunately, there are programs that are not legitimate, such as spyware, hijackers, Trojans, worms, viruses, that load in this manner as well. It is therefore important that you check regularly your startup registry keys regularly. Windows ...