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4answers
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How do I protect or restore a desktop setup in a grade school environment using Windows XP PCs?

I am providing IT support for a grade school which has a computer lab equipped with PCs running Windows XP Professional. Often after class, we find the desktops messed up. For example, the browser's ...
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3answers
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Windows Desktop Randomly Switches Resolution

Once per log in a specific account, Windows XP is switching to 800x600 and 8 (looks like) bit color. It then after a few seconds switches back to the regular settings. This, so far, has only ...
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3answers
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Does the number of icons on a Windows XP desktop affect performance? [closed]

What effect, if any, does the number of icons on a user's Windows XP desktop have on system performance? Can a large number of desktop icons slow down a system?
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4answers
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Windows XP domain user's first-time login repeats initial desktop setup ad nauseam

Here's the scenario: Login to Windows XP. Let's say it is a member of domain foo. ("It is a member of domain foo.") You login with a valid username/password on domain foo. You authenticate, and then ...
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2answers
2k views

Set Single-Click in Active Desktop through GPO

I'm trying to set Single-Click (in explorer) in some Kiosk-like PCs, running Windows XP, but I can't find any way to set it through GPO. Is there any way to do this?
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2answers
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How to determine the position of an “icon” on the desktop (windows xp)?

is it possible to read the position of a given "icon" on the desktop? Or better, store them all and be able to restore them later (for instance after a change of resolution)?
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10answers
193 views

Random workstation reboots [closed]

My windows xp pc has been randomly restarting the past few months. I had desktop support swap the hardware out (everything but the disk) but the problem persists. The system simply shuts off and ...
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13answers
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Locking Desktop USB Ports

How do you lock out the USB ports on the desktop PCs so we can prevent usage of USB drives on the desktops. I should clarify that these are Windows XP desktops. We should also assume that like most ...