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Wasn't sure which classic view you wanted. Read this on how to change each and every view to classic if you want. If this solved your problem please rate this as fixed. If not, and you need more help just add a comment and I'll be glad to help you with this. Thanks. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/classicview/intro.mspx

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Mouse actions Keyboard actions 1 On the Start menu:
  • Select Control Panel
Display the Start menu by pressing CTRL+ESC (or the Windows logo key winkey.gif).
  • Select Control Panel by pressing C.
2 In Control Panel:
  • Be sure you are in Classic View (all Control Panel icons are showing).
  • If not, under Control Panel in the left pane, select Switch to Classic View.
  • Select Display.
In Control Panel:
  • Be sure you are in Classic View (all Control Panel icons are showing).
  • If not, under Control Panel in the left pane, select Switch to Classic View by pressing TAB.
  • Press ENTER.
  • Press the RIGHT ARROW key, and then the LEFT ARROW key to select Display.
  • Press ENTER.
3 In the Display Properties dialog box:
  • Select the Settings tab.
In the Display Properties dialog box:
  • Move to the Settings tab by pressing CTRL+TAB.
4 On the Settings tab, under Screen Resolution:
  • Select a screen resolution value by moving the slider arrow.
  • Select OK.
On the Settings tab:
  • Move to the Screen resolution slider by pressing ALT+S.
  • Choose a screen resolution value by pressing the RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW key.
  • Press ENTER.
5 To close Control Panel:
  • Select the Close button.
To close Control Panel:
  • Press ALT+F, C.

screenresolution.jpgControl Panel: Display: Settings tab: Screen resolution

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1. You will need to open your Control Panel. Note there is several ways to do this.

XP Start Menu it is on the right side of the start menu.
Classic Start Menu it is under Settings

2. Next you need to make sure you are in classic view. Note if you have not been in Control Panel before you most likely will not be in classic view. To put Control Panel in classic view click on the Classic View option in the upper left hand corner.

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3. Now Control Panel should look something like this. Here is where you would click on Network Connections.

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4. Right click on the network connection that you want to change the option on and select properties.

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5. Making sure that you are on the General tab at the bottom of the window you can check or uncheck the option "Show icon in notification area when connected"

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6. After you have made your changes click on the OK button and the window will close.

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1. You will need to open your Control Panel. Note there is several ways to do this.
XP Start Menu it is on the right side of the start menu.
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2. Next you need to make sure you are in classic view. Note if you have not been in Control Panel before you most likely will not be in classic view. To put Control Panel in classic view click on the classic view option in the upper left hand corner.

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3. Now Control Panel should look something like this. Here is where you would click on Network Connections.

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4. Right click on Local Area Connections and select properties.

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5. Next highlight (click on to highlight) Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on the Properties button.

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6. Next you will want to check your network settings. Note in most cases you want these set to obtain automatically. However you may need to change the IP address to a static IP address to access router or printer. Example if the routers IP 192.168.1.1 then you would set the static IP address to 192.168.1.100. Note the last group that I set as 100 could be any number from 1 through 254 as long as it was not in use by another device. So in this case you could not use 192.168.1.1 because it is already used by the router. In addition after you get access to the device you can aways change its IP to fit your networks schema.
**Note I will be adding other links later to this article regarding other changes to this section**

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7. Click OK

8. Click OK

After this all your changes should be set. Note some time you will need to reboot your computer to have the changes take full effect.
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You should add more memory, remove the amount of programs that are set in the startup folder, and increase your Virtual memory Paging File size.
  • Select ‘Start’
  • Click on ‘Control Panel’’
  • Depending on your setting, you’ll see one of two Control Panel views, Category and Classic. Category View will have four Categories to choose from, Classic View will just show a bunch of icons.
  • In the Category View click on ‘Performance and Maintenance’ then select ‘’System’.
  • In the Classic View, just select ‘System’.
  • In the System window, click on the ‘Advanced’ tab at the top.
  • The first option in the Advanced screen is ‘Performance’. Click on the ‘Settings’ button.
  • Click on the middle tab called ‘Advanced’
  • At the bottom of that window you’ll see Virtual Memory. In that area you’ll see what your computer’s VM is set to. Just below it, click the ‘Change’ button.
  • Here, you’ll see your drives at the top, as well as the size of the Paging File. Below that are three buttons. Custom Size, System Managed Size and No Paging File.
  • If you want the easiest solution to a low VM issue, select ‘System Managed Size’, and click the ‘Set’ button in the right of it. Windows will change the size of the Paging File to what it feels is best to prevent RAM issues. If you’re a tweaker who wants more control over your computer, you can also select Custom size, and enter 2.5 times you actual RAM size. If you had 128MB, you’d type in 320 for both the Initial Size and the Maximum size. Again Click the ‘Set’ button to save the change.
  • If you are making these changes to perform a clean defragmentation of your computer, select No Paging File and click the ‘Set’ button.
  • Regardless of which option you chose, click OK and your computer will tell you that the computer needs to restart to make the changes.
  • Before closing the System Properties window, click Apply to make your changes stick, then Ok. Now you can restart your computer.
  • After you computer has restarted, your new VM settings will be active, just don’t forget to turn VM back on when you are done defragmenting.
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  • In the Control Panel window, click Switch to Classic View. If the text reads Switch to Category View, then you are already in Classic View and can skip to the next step.
  • In the Control Panel window, double-click Network Connections.
  • In the Network Connections window, right-click on the appropriate wireless network connection, and select View Available Wireless Networks.
  • In the Wireless Network Connection window, select your Wi-Fi (SSID)"Connect".
  • If you don't have a security code on it then In the Wireless Network Connection warning dialog, click "Connect Anyway" .
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1. Click Start
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3. Click on "Display"
4. Change the "Colors" to the highest
5. Drag the slider to the highest resolution

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Mouse actions Keyboard actions 1 On the Start menu:
  • Select Control Panel
Display the Start menu by pressing CTRL+ESC (or the Windows logo key winkey.gif).
  • Select Control Panel by pressing C.
2 In Control Panel:
  • Be sure you are in Classic View (all Control Panel icons are showing).
  • If not, under Control Panel in the left pane, select Switch to Classic View.
  • Select Display.
In Control Panel:
  • Be sure you are in Classic View (all Control Panel icons are showing).
  • If not, under Control Panel in the left pane, select Switch to Classic View by pressing TAB.
  • Press ENTER.
  • Press the RIGHT ARROW key, and then the LEFT ARROW key to select Display.
  • Press ENTER.
3 In the Display Properties dialog box:
  • Select the Settings tab.
In the Display Properties dialog box:
  • Move to the Settings tab by pressing CTRL+TAB.
4 On the Settings tab, under Screen Resolution:
  • Select a screen resolution value by moving the slider arrow.
  • Select OK.
On the Settings tab:
  • Move to the Screen resolution slider by pressing ALT+S.
  • Choose a screen resolution value by pressing the RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW key.
  • Press ENTER.
5 To close Control Panel:
  • Select the Close button.
To close Control Panel:
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Save, and it should work fine!

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Check 2 things.
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  2. select properties
  3. select screen saver
  4. select none from first drop down menu
  5. apply
  6. close out
2nd thing
  1. Goto Start
  2. settings
  3. control panel
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  1. power options
  2. 1st tab power schemes
  3. never turn off monitor.
  4. apply
  5. close
Category view configuration in control panel
  1. performance and maintenance
  2. power options
  3. power schemes
  4. never turn off monitor
  5. apply
  6. close out

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