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Your computer is out of memory: line 75, 71, 11 etc.

This error seems to be floating around the internet in the last 48 – 72 hours. It effects Windows users using Internet Explorer and has started a long thread over on Facebook.

Apparently it’s being caused by a recent automatic update from Microsoft. There is no fix as of yet, some users report that deleting temporary internet files / cookies and upgrading flash fixes the problem.

A more drastic solution is to modify your registry (warning modifying your registry without knowing what your doing can break things!):

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To correct this problem, increase the size of the desktop heap: 1. Run Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
2. From the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree, go to the following key: SystemCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerSubSystems
3. Select the Windows value.
4. From the Edit menu, choose String.
5. Increase the SharedSection parameter.

For Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003:
SharedSection uses the following format to specify the system and desktop heaps:

SharedSection=xxxx,yyyy,zzz

Increase the zzz number to “256” or “512.”

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I haven’t tested the above solutions as I left the windows world last year and haven’t looked back, good luck!

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Windows XP Time Server Down for Good

Windows Time Server

If you try to synchronize your computer clock with one of the default servers in Windows XP you will get the following error message:

An error occured while windows was synchronizing with time.windows.com or time.nist.gov

To get this feature working again download, open and run the file below. Now you will have a much bigger list of servers to choose from, simple!