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  1. To set the workgroup:

    Right click my computer > computer name tab > workgroup should already be 'workgroup' unless you changed it. If not, at the bottom click the 'change' button.

    Depending on you're network configuration you may want to be careful when setting a static IP. If you're connected through a router or switch you may be getting an automatic address from the device. You could also, instead of connecting by static IP, connect to the share which you will create by using the other computer's name. Ex. \\compname\sharename

    At any rate.. to set a static IP:

    Control panel > network connections > right click the enabled LAN connection > click TCP/IP > properties > 'use the following IP address"

    If connecting through a router or switch, the default gateway should be the IP address of this device. You can find this address before doing any of this by going to start > run > type "cmd' <enter> > type ipconfig.

    To create the share:

    Right click the desired folder to share > click the sharing tab > create share name and assign users.

    Once all this is done, you can connect to the share from the other machine though windows explorer, the run menu, mapped drive... many options. You can use the UNC path which I said earlier... \\compname\sharename

    Wheew... break time after that one... good luck ;)

  2. I would first be sure to scan and remove all spyware/temp files, uninstall any uneeded apps and run a defrag. As Joe K suggested, you can disable applications which startup by using msconfig. As far as services, there is no *magic* service which automatically speeds up XP per se.. just know whats on your box, what apps you have, every process running and what its for.

  3. We miss the essential info... : is it all in the same computer and drive ?

    Obviously unless he's got 98se/XP running on a virtual box they are 2 diff boxes.

    ... ever heard of dual boot ? :hello:

    Unless there is more precision, the problem could be anything, answers are already mixing OSes use, burning programs, file types and different disc drives.

    Yeah yeah... same equivalent..

  4. Well, first of all there's nothing to worry about with the whole knowledge thing.. these guys are "rent-a-cop" security guards with no basically computer skills. And as I said before I can't redirect them through another proxy as they have to connect to our network proxy to perform other tasks and run certain apps.

  5. Heh... never knew that existed or I would have suggested it. I always only use the Classic Start menu and that option isn't available. Its the first thing I change on a new build or new-to-me-machine. But cool... hopefully that will fix it ;):thumbup

  6. For anyone that's interested the Content Advisor is working like a charm! ;) The only issue was with certain apps that had to access the web in the background for certain things, I had to allow the sites they were accessing. I guess I just didn't think it would be an issue since IE wouldn't be 'open' per se. Anyways... all the security guards are royally p***ed!! Haha

  7. After a quick google search of Megamanager I came across this app... Maybe this app was once installed on your computer and is now corrupt. Check Add/Remove Programs Start > Run > appwiz.cpl and see if theres an entry there to uninstall it and then reinstall it. As for the slow boots I would follow cluberti's advice. Be sure all your devices are fully recognized by Windows and all your drivers are up to date.

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