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Windows XP Home Edition

Windows XP Home Edition is designated by Microsoft as replacement for the Windows3.x/9x
products (starting with
Windows 3.x, then Windows95/98 and Windows ME ).

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Windows XP Desktop Theme / Colors used for the screen-dump graphics on this website.


Since the Windows XP products ( the Home Edition and the
Professional Edition) are developed
based on
Windows 2000, which itself is based on NT-Technology, the usage of Windows XP Home
will require to get familiar with advanced features, which did not exist on Windows9x:
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User-Management and Security (create Nov. 3,2001)
- NTFS File-System
in case you have to do one yourself :
Windows XP Installation
in case you have problems and need to recover :
Windows XP Recovery Console

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first view : Window Styles, Start-Menu and avoid the Balloon-Tips (updated June 3, 2002)
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Group Policy Editor to change default systems settings (created Jan.27, 2002)
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Windows Messenger ( de-activation ) (created Jan.27, 2002)
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you MUST activate your license of Windows XP (or it will stop working ) Modified Feb 27, 2003)
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Windows XP First View Networking : NetBEUI "unsupported" protocol !
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Windows XP Simple Sharing, Security and ForceGuest (updated June 3, 2002)
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Windows XP does not support anymore ISA Non Plug & Play Network Adapters !
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Workaround to install NE2000 / 3C509 Non Plug&Play ISA Network Adapters (April 23,2002)
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includes a Firewall for Internet Connections
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Windows XP Non-Microsoft Firewall ( ZoneAlarm ) (created June 8, 2002)
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Windows XP "calling home" via Internet
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includes integrated support for broadband Internet Connections (DSL, ADSL via PPoE )
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Windows XP Addon Downloads from Microsoft ( JAVA support, PowerToys/TweakUI )
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Windows XP Service Pack 1 ( added Oct 27,2002)
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Remote Assistence (created June 2, 2002)

Be aware of the
differences between the XP Home and Professional Edition !(updated June 3,2002)

Modem Networking
- Modem Verification (created Sept. 22,2001)
- Define Modem Internet Connection (created Sept. 22, 2001)
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Verify/ Configure Modem Internet Connection (created Sept. 22, 2001)
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Make the connection via Modem to the Internet (created Sept. 22, 2001)
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Internet Connection Sharing (created June 29, 2003)
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Firewall for the Internet Connection (created Sept. 23, 2001)
for VPN information : www.vpnlabs.com
Broadband Internet Connections : ADSL
- Define ADSL Internet Connection (created Sept. 23, 2001)
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Verify/ Configure ADSL Internet Connection (created Sept. 23, 2001)
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Connect via ADSL to the Internet (created Sept. 23, 2001)
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Internet Connection Sharing (created June 29, 2003)
VPN : secure private networking via the Internet (created May 31, 2003)

Direct Cable Connection : DCC
- Windows XP Setup for DCC via Serial Cable (created June 15,2002)
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Windows XP Definition of Direct Cable Connection (created June 15,2002)
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Windows XP Direct Cable Connection from Windows95 (created June 15,2002)

USB-Networking : Introduction
- Windows XP USB Networking Installation (created June 18, 2002)
- Mixture of Ethernet and USB-networks using a Network Bridge (created June 19, 2002)
- USB Network Adapter (created Sept. 23, 2003)
- WLAN - Wireless Networking (created Sept. 6, 2003)



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Ethernet Local Area Networking
networking with XP Home Edition is similar to LAN for Windows XP Professional Edition,
however there are some differences due to the different level of User-Management/Security.
( the Step-by-Step guide covers network to/from Windows XP )

- installation of old "Legacy" Non-Plug&Play ISA Network adapters (created Apr. 23,2002 )

- Network card Verification (created Oct. 14,2001)
- MS-DOS Network setup / diagnostic programs (created Dec. 9, 2001)
- Network Verification / Configuration (created Nov. 3,2001)
- TCP/IP Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) (Updated: Feb.17,2002)
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Windows XP Use on Multiple Networks: Office and Home (created April 27,2003)
- Windows 2000 / XP WNTIPCFG download (created Dec. 14,2002)
- Sharing Disks and Folders (updated June 3,2002 )
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Network Access : My Network Places (created Oct. 14,2001)<

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