Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 03 May 2003, Vol 6 No. 15

In this issue:

w   Microsoft Offers Free TechNet CD Sampler
w   Featured Software: Registry First Aid
w   Recent Support BBS Postings
w   Recommended Web Sites
w   Web Site Updates
w   Administrivia


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Recent Support BBS Postings

Windows Update Freezes at 0% - Windows XP
Software for testing video card - Hardware
Alternative to Ctrl+Alt+Del - Windows 2000
Inappropriate and unwanted pop ups/pop under - IE
How do you get Win updates to Standalone Computer - General

Recommended Web sites

Each month we will feature a few Web sites here, ones which sent us the most visitors to our Web site in the previous month. We would encourage you to visit these popular Web sites yourself!

Here are some sites in the Top 15 for April 2003:

The Top 15 sites are listed on our Web site.

Web Site Updates

These pages were added/updated in the past week. Information on previously updated/added pages is available on the What's New? page for 1 month.

Added: Intel Researchers Release Lip-Reading Software
Added: Surveillance Options in the Workplace


Added: Microsoft Offers Free TechNet CD Sampler
Added: Office 2003 Beta 2 Review
Added: Microsoft Posts Guide for Securing Wireless LANs

Windows XP

Updated: Windows XP, Installing and Setup
Added: Remove XP's Build-in CD Burning Capabilities
Added: Microsoft Announces Immediate Availability of Windows XP "Do Amazing Things" DVD


Surveillance Options in the Workplace

An overview of the current options as to workplace surveillance and opposing software which defeats them.

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Intel Researchers Release Lip-Reading Software

Intel Researchers Teach Computers To 'Read Lips' To Improve Accuracy Of Speech Recognition Software.

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Office 2003 Beta 2 Review

Two years after the launch of Office XP, we're getting ready to see a new version of Microsoft's flag-ship software suite. This office version started life as "Office 11", changed it's code-name to "Office 2003" and is now also referred to as "Office System 2003."

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Microsoft Posts Guide for Securing Wireless LANs

This week, Microsoft posted a guide "Securing Wireless LANs" which provides Planning, Implementation, Operations and Test guides, as well as additional resources including installation scripts, security templates, monitoring scripts, and implementation planning resources.

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Windows XP Tip: Remove XP's Build-in CD Burning Capabilities

This registry hack will remove Windows XP's build-in CD Burning capabilities, and let you remove all features in Windows Explorer that allows you to use a CD writer.

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Microsoft Announces Immediate Availability of Windows XP "Do Amazing Things" DVD

Microsoft Corp. today announced the immediate availability of the new Windows® XP "Do Amazing Things" DVD, which shows consumers the amazing things they can do with the Windows XP operating system. The new DVD provides great bonus video content for playback on the PC. In addition, the DVD provides users of Windows XP with exciting software, including fun screen savers, PowerToys and a creativity kit for Windows Movie Maker 2.

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