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We've dug up our favorite Windows XP tips, tricks, and hacks just for you.
Right-click on Taskbar and select "Toolbars - Press Enter and click on "Select folder" button. It'll immediately add Quick Launch toolbar to Taskbar. Now right-click on Taskbar and uncheck "Lock the taskbar" option. You'll see a placeholder to drag the Quick Launch toolbar. Right-click on the toolbar placeholder and uncheck "Show Title" and "Show Text" options. If you want to increase the icon size, right-click on the toolbar placeholder and enable "View - Large Icons" option.
How to fix if your Windows no longer shows the System Restore points (points are missing or have disappeared).
When the system starts up, make sure you press a key when prompted to boot from the Windows installation disc.
When you do, you'll see the familiar Windows installation language-selection screen (image below).