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Calculator, Paint missing in windows XP

I suddenly realized that the Games folder, the Calculator and the Paint applications went missing on my Windows XP PC. The games that come with XP don’t interest me much, but the calculator and paint come very handy when you have some quick math or a screen-shot-edit to do. This might have happened when the […]

XP drivers for Dell XPS m1330

I bought a Dell XPS m1330 laptop. It came with Vista home premium but I have always thought XP was the best MS OS around. It did not take me long to realize I had to install XP on my laptop but at the same time I wanted to retain the Vista that it came […]

Install XP on your Vista PC

I bought a new Dell laptop (XPS M1330), and it came with Vista. And with Vista, came so much ‘extra’ that I wondered how complicated using a laptop seemed. The glassy glossy look was the only thing that attracted me initially. A week into using the Vista laptop, I thought I bought a bug. I […]