Windows XP – How to make it look like older versions of Windows

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1. Once logged into Windows right-click on the Desktop and select Properties.

2. On the tabs at the top of the Window click Appearance.

3. Click the drop down list for Windows and buttons and select Windows classic style.

4. Click OK to save your changes and exit the Display Properties window

How to Fix Google Chrome Slow Load Time on Windows 10

How to Fix Google Chrome Slow Load Time on Windows 10

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In the last few weeks I have had a few clients with an issue with Google Chrome taking a long time to load.

 

I have found a few methods to fix this, not all methods will work for all computers and some of these methods may work for Windows 7 and Windows 8.

 

Method 1 – Winsock Reset

Step 1: Open CMD as an Administrator (Right-click + Run as Administrator).
Step 2: Type “netsh” and press enter.
Step 3: Type “winsock reset” and press enter.
Step 4: Restart your computer.




Method 2 – Disable Hardware Acceleration

Step 1: Open your Chrome browser.
Step 2: Click on the menu button at the top right hand corner of the Chrome.
Step 3: Click “settings.”
Step 4: Scroll down & click on “Show Advanced Settings.”
Step 5: Scroll down again till yo see the “System” section.
Step 6: Clear the check box next to “Use hardware acceleration when available.”
Step 7: Shut down Chrome and restart it.

 

Setup Permanent 301 Redirect with .htaccess

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Setting up a permanent 301 redirect

 

Redirect individual files

redirect individual files, like “example.com/oldfile.htm” to “newfile.htm you can use a 301 redirect such as this

Redirect 301 /oldfile.htm /newfile.htm

 

Redirect an old domain to a new domain

If you had an old domain such as “example.com”, and now you to change your domain to say “newsite.com” for the website. You could setup a 301 redirect for the entire domain, so that old links to “example.com” carry over.

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example.com [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.example.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://newsite.com/$1 [L,R=301,NC]