HelpWithWindows Newsletter
 27 November 2004, Vol 7 No. 41

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w   New Name, Same Quality
w   Windows XP Updates
w   Recent Support BBS Postings
w   Administrivia

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New Name, Same Quality

by Arie Slob

Hello Windows users,

OK, maybe you noticed: instead of the "Windows-Help.NET" Newsletter this is now the "HelpWithWindows" Newsletter. After 6 years with the Windows-Help.NET domain I decided to change it. A .com domain is better recognizable, and when I managed to get the name I didn't have to think long about it.

I also re-designed the site; it still has the same content, but in a (if I may say so) much better layout. You will notice that there are no longer "printer friendly" versions of the pages offered, but don't worry, they print better then ever before, because of some clever formatting & use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

In the coming weeks I will also take a closer look at this newsletter, and make some more changes besides the name & header graphic.

Well, I'd invite you to have a look at the new site, and leave your comments in the guestbook.

And for our American friends, hope you're having a nice Thanksgiving weekend!

Windows XP Updates

Update for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (KB887742)

This update addresses an issue in Windows XP Service Pack 2 that could cause the system to stop responding if certain TDI filter drivers, such as anti-virus software, are installed. You can help resolve this issue by installing this HTTP API update from Microsoft. For more information about this update, read Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887742.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP Service Pack 2

Update for Internet Explorer 6 for XP Service Pack 2 (KB888240)

When you open the Manage Add-ons dialog box on the Tools menu in Microsoft Internet Explorer, some installed add-ons may not be listed. Therefore, for example, you may not be able to select an add-on that you want to disable.

This issue occurs because, during the installation of certain add-ons, a flag is set in the registry that prevents the add-on from being managed through the Manage Add-ons dialog box. For more information about this update, read Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 888240.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP Service Pack 2

Update for Windows XP (KB886677)

This update addresses an issue where double-byte character set (DBCS) characters may appear corrupted in Internet Explorer on Windows XP when you browse a Web site that uses Shift-JIS character encoding. Install this update to help resolve this issue. For more information about this update, read Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 886677.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP Service Pack 2


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Recent Support BBS Postings

Need an auto Shutdown Procedure - Windows XP
Whats The Best Way To Migrate From an Old Hard Drive To A New One? - Hardware
CD Burning Software: Nero or Roxio? - Other Software
XP Restarts when told to shut-down - Windows XP
Looking for a freeware LAN chat app - Networking
File names appear in blue - Windows XP


TechNet Support WebCast: Improving 802.11 wireless networks with Windows XP SP2

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) contains several high-profile modifications to the Windows wireless LAN networking component. These modifications have strongly enhanced user experience. This Support WebCast provides an overview of the Wireless Configuration service and the wireless security features that are supported in Windows XP Service Pack 1 as well as a detailed discussion of the added functionality that has made Windows XP Service Pack 2 the most sophisticated Windows wireless LAN networking release to date.

This is a Level 200 session that will be presented by Anna Benesovska.

Wednesday, December 1, 2004: 10:00 AM Pacific time (GMT - 8 hours)

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Windows 2000 Update

Microsoft this week released an update for Windows 2000, which addresses an issue when you use a USB CD-ROM device to install Windows 2000. When the BIOS is not enabled for IDE CD-ROM devices, the computer may not start after you install the operating system and you may receive an error message.

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Java flaw could lead to Windows, Linux attacks

A flaw in Sun Microsystems' plug-in for running Java on a variety of browsers and operating systems could allow a virus to spread through Microsoft Windows and Linux PCs.

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Windows XP How-To: Clean up your Hard Drive

Over time, your Hard Disk fills up with all kinds of stuff, and before you know it, that drive you bought just a year or so ago, and whose capacity looked great back then, is already alarmingly full. You need a certain amount of "headroom" or empty space on your harddrive for Windows to function properly. Things like the Windows swap file require empty space on the harddrive for standby utilization and your system can slow down enormously if it's not available.

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