Windows XP – How to change your wallpaper

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1. Once logged into your computer, right click your desktop.
2. Left click properties.
3. Click the Desktop tab.
4. Select the wallpaper from the list that you would like to appear as your background.
5. Select how you want your image to appear on your screen.
6. Left click OK


Please Note:

Center – Will place your image in the center of your screen
Tile – Will display the image as tiles across your screen
Stretch – Will stretch the image so it will cover you screen

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 “” 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 “”, and now you to change your domain to say “” for the website. You could setup a 301 redirect for the entire domain, so that old links to “” carry over.

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [L,R=301,NC]