Windows XP

Converting FAT32 to NTFS

1. Go to Computer, and note the name of the drive whose file system you wish to convert.

2. Click on Start.

3. Type cmd in the search bar if you use Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows Vista. If you use Windows XP, click on Run and then execute cmd. 

4. Execute "chkdsk h: /f " (without quotes) where H is the letter of the drive to undergo conversion. This checks the drive for errors and fixes them automatically.

5. Execute "Convert H: /FS:NTFS" (without quotes). H is again the letter of the drive to be converted.

6. The command prompt will start the conversion process and after a few minutes, CMD will say that conversion was successful.

7. You can check it in the properties of the drive through right click “Properties”.


Click Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> System
In the dialog box System Properties, click the Hardware tab - > Device Manager
In Device Manager open Disk Drives/Devices, double-click to open the properties window of the external drive.
In Policy tab, click Optimize for performance -> OK;
close Device Manager, System Properties
open My Computer, right-click the icon of the external drive
from the shortcut menu, select Format ...
in the “Format” of Removable Disk file system option NTFS appeared ( instead of FAT);
format the drive to NTFS;
set Optimize for quick removal : My Computer -> Properties - > System -> Hardware -> device Manager - > disk Drives -> < Removable Disk > -> Properties - > Politics.

Using USB tethering, wireless hotspot or Bluetooth connection

USB tethering

USB tethering is the best if you are only connecting one device to your phone, and that device has a USB port. If you are connecting multiple devices, or connecting a tablet with no USB port, you will want to use a wireless hotspot.

->Connect your phone to your laptop via the USB cable. You can ignore any pop ups on your computer about browsing files.
->Open your Settings. Either press your Menu button and select Settings, or open the Settings app in the App Drawer.
->Under “Wireless and network”, click “Tethering and portable hotspot”.You may have to click “More Settings” in order to find this option. Different Android systems will be structured in different ways, but the general steps are the same.
-> Check the “USB tethering” box. This will begin sending network data to your laptop. A blue connection icon will appear in your phone’s notification bar. If you are running Windows XP, you will need to download the “tetherxp.inf” file from the Android website. The file will need to be installed when you connect your phone to your computer for the first time.
-> Uncheck the box to stop sharing. You can also disconnect the USB cable to stop sharing.

Create a wireless hotspot

If you need to connect more than one device to your phone’s data plan, you will want to create a wireless hotspot. Be aware that this is less secure than using USB tethering. Also you must be aware that anyone with the password can connect and start using your data.

-> Open your Settings. Either press your Menu button and select Settings, or open the Settings app in the App Drawer.
-> Under “Wireless and network”, click “Tethering and portable hotspot”.You may have to click “More Settings” in order to find this option. Different Android systems will be structured in different ways, but the general steps are the same.
-> Check the box labeled “Portable Wi-Fi hotspot”. Depending on your device, this may be a slider labeled “Mobile Hotspot” or something similar. Slide it to turn it on. Once the device is broadcasting, a blue wireless icon will be added to your phone’s notification bar.
-> Tap the “Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings” button to configure the name of your wireless network, as well as the security. It is highly recommended that you secure your network to keep unwanted users from accessing the network and draining your data plan.

Bluetooth connection

1)Set up your cellphone's Bluetooth connection so the phone is recognized by your laptop. Enabling your phone's Bluetooth setting allows the phone to send a Bluetooth signal to your laptop long enough for the computer to recognize the signal and find the cellphone.
2) Click "Start," then click "Control Panel."
3) Click on "Printers and Other Hardware," then click "Bluetooth Devices."
4) Click on "Add," then follow the instructions your PC provides.
5) Choose PAN (Personal Area Network).
6) If prompted for a PIN code, try 0000 or 1234 and enter it on both the mobile device when prompted and your computer.

Macbook laptop
1) Set up your cellphone's Bluetooth connection
2) Open the "Applications" folder, click on "Utilities," then click on "Bluetooth Setup Assistant."
3) Choose the "Mobile Phone" device option.
4) Follow the prompts on your laptop and complete the pairing/tethering procedure.

Solution: How can I protect myself while online?

- use a firewall and virus scanner: these days, worms and other malware are running rampant on the internet. The amount of attacks per randomized IP address over time is so high that an unprotected Windows XP system will often be corrupted before protective software can be installed. (
- disable JavaScript: JavaScript can be abused to insert malicious functionality. Disable it to be 100% safe that it won't be used, otherwise be very careful about which sites you visit


DropBox folder sync Software

The solution is a little Program, for Windows, called “Dropbox Folder Sync”. You can find it on the following Homepage: It’s freeware and only needs an NTFS partition with DropBox installed on it. It works up from Windows XP and only requires .NET framework 4.0.
Once installed, you would be able to Sync/Unsync each folder with an right click on it. “Dropbox Folder Sync” will then copy this folder to your DropBox folder, and create an symbolic link on the same location with the junction utility.

Using Boot Camp to run XP and MacOS on the same computer

Boot Camp is software included with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard that lets you run compatible versions of Microsoft Windows on an Intel-based Mac.I will be guiding you guys through how to setup Boot Camp in Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard. Boot Camp is a utility that comes with every new Macintosh and can run on any Intel Macintosh. It allows you to natively boot and run Windows XP (SP2 or later), Vista or Windows 7 (Not officially supported yet). Here goes the tutorial:Step 1: Navigate to Applications>Utilities>Boot Camp Assistant and open it. Read the introduction and click continueStep 2: Pick a partition size and select “Partition”. Allow the assistant to partition your hard drive for you.Step 3: Follow the rest of the Boot Camp Assistant instructions, ending with inserting your Windows Installation DVD/CD.Step 4: For the rest of the steps in setting up and installing Windows on to your Mac, follow this Apple Boot Camp tutorial: 

Using Windows XP in MacOs X

We have 2 ways;1. We can use Mac BootCamp Assistant to install Windows. But i dont prefer this way, thats why i wont explain that way deeply.2.Using a program to install a virtual machines such as VMware Fusion and ParallelDesktops. You can choice one of them to install the system. I have preferred VMware Fusion, i downloaded and installed this program on my Mac. Then we create a virtual machine for Windows Xp, for this system we adjust the hardware configuration such as  HDD size, RAM size and the other configuration. When there is not any kind of error, then we are installing the Windows XP in this Virtual Machine. We are installing the system ordinarily, and then the system will be ready after some simple configuration such as network and the other simple configuration. Its very simple to copy or paste folders and files with the systems one another by this way.


Share File in Windows XP over Network

To make it possible, you must first open the folder's properties (ger. Eigenschaften). Here you open the slide (ger. Reiter) Sharing (ger. Freigabe) and click the radio button "Share this folder" (ger. Diesen Ordner Freigeben). The next step is to give permissions. If you don't give permissions the user can see the shared file but cannot open it. So you click the slide Securities (ger. Sicherheit) and click the button add (ger. Hinzufügen). In the text field you give the IP adress of the user, who should have access. Eventually you can give the user e.g. admin rights and click OK. Now the system should have access to the folder which is in your PC.

Using WLAN in TU Dresden

To use wireless in TU Dresden users have to install additional software on theirs laptop.
For Windows platform you have to download The SecureW2 Eap Suite from their website ( and install it on your computer, moreover you have to download
Intel PROSet/Wireless Tool if you don’t have it on you computer.
Additionally Windows XP users should make sure that they have SP2 installed.
After that they can configure their wireless access with their current university login and password.

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