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There are some nice tips here. Although this guide is written about XP Pro, many of the tips apply to XP Home also – and it compares Home and Pro to help you decide which one you need. Hate the balloon popping up every five minutes? Want to hide some of the icons in the System Tray? How can I customize the Start menu? How can I make an LCD display appear sharper? My computer asks me for a password after resuming from sleep or hibernate – how do I disable that? How can I automatically synchronize files between my laptop and my desktop? This guide answers all of these questions and more.