A Windows XP-based website

I just wanted to repost my website, if anyone's interested. I've just reorganized the tips & tweaks in there, as well added links to other helpful sites.

Thanks to <b>ToeJam31</b> at his <A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=faq&notfound=1&code=1" target="_new">post</A> in which I also included.

<A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/btvillarin" target="_new">My Website</A>-<b>reorganized</b> & updated everyday
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  1. Congratulations on making the Langa List! I really enjoyed seeing one of my online compatriots hit the scene with a useful website! I've been getting the List in my email for years, (it's a good read) and I was tickled pink to see your name come up.

    Check ya later ...

    Toejam31

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  2. Thanks, Toey! Dude, I was so fired up that I finally got linked.

    Did you see my page for <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/btvillarin/WindowsXP/links.htm" target="_new">"Other Windows XP Sites"</A>? I put a post you made last month about sites you should check out before asking more questions. I thought you did a great job, and I wanted to thank you.

    Anyways, I'm stoked that so many people are checking it out. Also, people have been emailing me asking for help... :lol: So, that's all cool.

    Later,
    Bryan

    <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/btvillarin" target="_new">My Website</A>-<b>reorganized</b> & updated everyday
  3. Dude, nice site.
    It's the most usefull site that I have found for an XP newbie like me!

    thanks again..

    -- There are no answers to find in the bottom of a glass. But you can have fun looking for them.
  4. I'm glad it's been able to help you out, man. Hope XP isn't too hard for ya...

    Take care,
    Bryan

    <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/btvillarin" target="_new">My Website</A>-<b>reorganized</b> & updated everyday
  5. Great stuff. Thanks.

    <font color=red>God</font color=red> <font color=blue>Bless</font color=blue> <font color=red>America!</font color=red>
  6. Welcome... :smile:
    *Bump*

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  7. I think I should bump this thread again. Please don't think I'm a stupid idiot for trying to get people to check out my website, but I think that it has some value, as well as really good links to check out before you post that question.

    Thanx,
    Bryan

    <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/btvillarin" target="_new">My Website</A>-<b>reorganized</b> & updated everyday
  8. Here, I just bumped it again. And, you're not being stupid. Your web site has alot of usefull info. I know that I've been using it. I know that this has been mentioned before, but we could really use an exclusive XP forum on THG.
  9. It's a really useful site, nice to see you linking to Tom's as well.

    thanks.

    -- There are no answers to find in the bottom of a glass. But you can have fun looking for them.
  10. Thanks, <b>wwildbh</b>. :smile:
    Quote:
    ...we could really use an exclusive XP forum on THG

    No doubt, man. Windows 9x/ME doesn't deserve to be in the same forum as XP. LoL

    <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/btvillarin" target="_new">My Website</A>-<b>reorganized</b> & updated everyday
  11. Added "<A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/btvillarin/" target="_new">My Guide To A Windows XP Clean Install</A>"

    (Thanks, Toey, for emailing me those XP links!)

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  12. hey,
    i've just got a second hard drive which i want to use as a scrath disk for photoshop. should i use NTFS which is what i am using for my os? also, would using a partition on this 2nd disk for my swap file increase performance?
    +BUMP

    -- There are no answers to find in the bottom of a glass. But you can have fun looking for them.
  13. I'm actually wondering this as well (for my personal data, mp3s, music videos, etc). I'm in two posts (<A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=33331#33331" target="_new">here</A> and <A HREF="http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=32&threadid=695413" target="_new">here</A>), and the THG is pointing that as long as I'm an administrator, and I know the user name and password, I should be okay. So far in the Anandtech forums, they're ticked since it's been asked too many times. :lol: So far, I've been using FAT32 for my data.

    My 2nd hard drive is set up so that the beginning 600MB is NTFS for my swap file, and the rest (55GB FAT32) is for my data. Since you have this 2nd hard disk, it'd be better to have the paging file on this drive instead of with the OS. It's less disk head movement (or something like that).

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  14. ok thanks again bud.
    i know that photoshop doesnt like to have it's scratch disk on the same partition as windows swap file. and i dont want to put my photoshop scratch on the end of my c drive because, well, it is the end of the disk.
    i think i might spend quite a bit of time and try a few options out for myself while my disks are relatively empty.

    Thanks for your help!


    -- There are no answers to find in the bottom of a glass. But you can have fun looking for them.
  15. I'm glad to be of service. I hope you figure out what's best for you... :smile:

    <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/btvillarin" target="_new">My Website</A>-<b>reorganized</b> & updated everyday
  16. *Bump*
    I added a tip for Office XP users, who have it configured just the way you want it. I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere else, so I thought it might be helpful.

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  17. (singing) It's been awhile...since I've gone and *bumped* this up... :lol:

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  18. yeah too long.

    nothing like free publicity..

    -- There are no answers to find in the bottom of a glass. But you can have fun looking for them.
  19. Gotta love it! :smile:

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  20. Can I get a...*bump* *bump*

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  21. no problem......bump!!
  22. Can I get bumped? Thanks!

    Plus, for Toey...the <A HREF="http://www.xpsc.net" target="_new">XP Software Compatibility website</A> :smile:

    <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/btvillarin" target="_new">My Website</A>-<b>reorganized</b> & updated everyday
  23. Update the website, with a little more color. Please check it out and tell me whatcha think. :eek:

    Bryan
    <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/btvillarin/" target="_new">http://www.geocities.com/btvillarin/</A>

    <font color=red><A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/btvillarin" target="_new">My Windows XP-based Website</A></font color=red>
  24. bump

    <font color=red>If you were to have sex with your clone would that be considered incest or masturbation?</font color=red>
  25. Mucho better.
    Good info and easy to navigate.
    Like the color.

    :smile:


    :smile: <font color=blue><b>You get what you pay for...all advice here is free.</b></font color=blue> :smile:
  26. Very nice website! *bump*

    <b><font color=red>Cast your vote with your $,</b></font color=red> <b><font color=blue>shed your pride with your opinion.</b></font color=blue>
  27. *Bumpage*

    <font color=red><A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/btvillarin" target="_new">My Windows XP-based Website</A></font color=red>
  28. Damn I wanna bump this girl I know...got the hots for her..... anyways, bumpage!

    Sig of the week.
  29. By the way, I have some free time this vacation, and since I like to do funky stuff w/ 3D S Max, tell me if u want me to do some designs for u (and what exactly), and I'll make em(assuming it's not something ridiculous, like do Toy Story 3).

    Sig of the week.
  30. Brutal, flame!

    Designs? I have no idea. What kinda designs have you done? Can you show me?

    About my site: I got a domain name and host with Cyberwing. Next time I post, it'll be for sure with btvillarin.com. Great stuff... :smile:

    <font color=red><A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/btvillarin" target="_new">My Windows XP-based Website</A></font color=red>
  31. bump. I'm trying to find that thread where toejam gives his advice on how to setup things in what order....

    <font color=red>First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.</font color=red><font color=blue>
  32. Here's his thread: <A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/software/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=18044#18044" target="_new">WINDOWS RANDOMLY RESETTING EVERYWHERE!</A>
    Here's the thread I tried to start: <A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/software/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=18547#18547" target="_new">Windows Installation Methodology</A>

    Thanks for the bump! Plus, <A HREF="http://www.btvillarin.com" target="_new">btvillarin.com</A> should be up completely within the next two days. (It better...)

    <b>Edit: It'll be up within the next hour.</b> :smile:

    <font color=red><A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/btvillarin" target="_new">My Windows XP-based Website</A></font color=red><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by btvillarin on 03/27/02 11:12 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
  33. Great news! My site's up completely! Whoo-hoo! No more Geocities pop-ups, x10 camera ads, nothin! So, slide on over there and see what's changed... :smile:
    <A HREF="http://www.btvillarin.com" target="_new">http://www.btvillarin.com</A>

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  34. Man, 3 pages deep...I think this needs a bump

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  35. you the man.

    thanks

    -- There are no answers to find in the bottom of a glass. But you can have fun looking for them.
  36. Thanks for bumping this thread...it startled me... :lol:

    <font color=red><A HREF="http://www.btvillarin.com" target="_new">btvillarin.com</A> - My Windows XP-based Website</font color=red>
  37. Bump: <A HREF="http://www.btvillarin.com" target="_new">btvillarin.com</A> - My Windows XP-based website

    <font color=red><A HREF="http://www.btvillarin.com" target="_new">btvillarin.com</A> - My Windows XP-based Website</font color=red>
  38. New features:

    <A HREF="http://www.btvillarin.com/search.html" target="_new">PicoSearch, indexed daily (manually) by me</A>
    People have been using Google to search my site, but they haven't crawled and updated the pages too often. This is a better solution, because I know 400 hits could've been good, only if the pages that Google meant to give were actually there.

    Poll booth...

    Plus, a new article coming really, <b>really</b> soon about the pros and cons of building a computer.

    Please bookmark me. I promise the search function will work better than Google... :eek:

    <font color=red><A HREF="http://www.btvillarin.com" target="_new">btvillarin.com</A> - My Windows XP-based Website</font color=red>
  39. Not a bump, but a notification that btvillarin has been down since yesterday afternoon. A quote from Cyberwings on why:

    <font color=green>All Cyberwings Servers located at RackShack [in Texas] are currently down due to a misunderstanding/possible violation of RackShack's terms of service/AUP. We are unable to resolve this until we are able to speak with someone from RackShack's Customer Service Department at Noon, EST on Saturday [which is today].</font color=green>

    So, hopefully it'll be up around...sometime this next hour (from this post). When it is up, <i>then consider this a bump</i>. :lol:

    Bryan

    <A HREF="http://www.btvillarin.com" target="_new">btvillarin.com</A>
    <font color=red>Site's down! Will be up soon.</font color=red>
  40. It is up now.


    <font color=green><b>Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened! :eek:
  41. Thanks for lookin out OldBear. I forgot to post that it was back up around 9:30am PDT. But, it could've been up at 9:05 for all I know. Way to go Cyberwings... :smile:

    <A HREF="http://www.btvillarin.com" target="_new">btvillarin.com</A>
    <font color=red>Site's back up! L33t!</font color=red>
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