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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Third-Party Butt-Saving Tools

There are some third-party programs you might consider installing on any new system—programs that go beyond what Microsoft has seen fit to include in XP. While it's true that Microsoft, in its usual gameplan of feature expansion, has seen fit to co-opt many operating system improvement ideas developed by other vendors (System Restore is a good example), there are still a few tricks they haven't packed under XP's hood. Here we'll discuss briefly a few of them you might consider installing. We're not actually endorsing them for mission-critical enterprise settings, because we know that you'll probably want to keep system installs down to a bare minimum and not invite possible bugs by installing programs that fiddle ...

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