Windows XP


  • 1. Found "Engine" in Add/Remove programs
    Hello. I have an XP Pro, SP2 Dell. In looking at the Add/Remove programs in Control Panel, i found an entry called "Engine". That's all it said. There was no other information. Does anybody know what that could be? Any help would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks, Tony
  • 2. Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
    My computer has an Intel system board with 4 USB ports in the back, and 2 in front. In the Computer Management Console software I see: Intel(r) 82801BA/BAM USB Universal Host Controller - 2442 Intel(r) 82801BA/BAM USB Universal Host Controller - 2444 I want my cell phone, which receives power via USB, to continue to charge its battery when the computer goes into suspend. How can I set either of these two, to retain power when the PC goes into 'suspend' ?
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  • 4. Auto-generate users
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Postby Allan Melville » Sun, 08 Aug 2004 23:54:50 GMT

Have installed XP Pro on C Drive but it is as FAT - as 
per manual you should be able to convert without 
uninstalling and doing partition using command:

Convert C: /FS:NTFS

Above command does not work - can anyone assist - I need 
NTFS for the course I am studying 




Postby Bruce Chambers » Mon, 09 Aug 2004 01:14:28 GMT

Greetings --

    You can safely convert the partition to NTFS whenever desired,
without having to format the partition and reinstall everything.  As
always when performing any serious changes, back up any important data
before proceeding, just in case. A  little advance preparation is also
strongly recommended, so you can  avoid any performance hits caused by
the default cluster size:

Converting FAT32 to NTFS in Windows

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