Windows XP is a much better experience it you customize it according to your personal usage needs. There are many Tips and Tricks involving registry edits or tweaking some options a bit to get Windows work smarter and faster in an efficient manner. Here are very essential tips every Windows user should know to get the best from Windows and spending time in other creative stuff.
In a Windows Workgroup local area network environment, sometimes when you access neighborhood computer, it asks for password. Usually there is a guest user as a user name and password is empty to fill in order to access the PC. Now, in offices and your private local area network this is not necessary option to have for users. If you disable that, You will no longer be asked for the password to access the neighborhood PC. This can be achieved via tweaking registry entries a bit or some command in computer management controls. Bypass Password Screen or computer in network or bypass login screen of network PC by using following method.
If you see carefully, at above screenshot, you will observe Windows XP tooltop for taskbar items with and without visual detail. You can enable Windows vista style thumbnail tooltip for items minimized in taskbar for Windows XP using Visual Task Tip.
There are many transformation packs to transform Windows into Windows 7. Many stylists/programmers/geeks have posted custom methods about changing different components of Windows Xp into Windows 7. I will mention some of the popular working methods and downloads for transforming Windows XP into Windows 7. Installation instructions will come with transformation pack.
Windows 7 Transformation Pack
Transform Windows XP into Vista. Before using Windows Vista, why not try its look and feel at Windows XP? There are many many Transformation packs available with a little bit (visual) difference from each other. Just download which you like and install it away. I have many to refer to. But use just one.