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Dual booting Ubuntu and windows

How much memory is required to dual boot the latest version of Ubuntu and windows (XP, although I'll upgrade to 7 soon)? The Ubuntu installation process says I'll need 6 GB, but is this just for the ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Is it possible to upgrade a Windows XP machine to Windows 7 without having to reinstall?

I have a client who wants to upgrade his Windows XP machine to Windows 7. He a lot of important software that he wishes to keep. Instead of doing a clean install of windows 7 and manually installing ...
0
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1answer
24 views

Windows XP multicast route unable to be set on Windows 7

I have to set a route that I am setting in windows xp by using this command : route -p add 224.224.224.0 mask 240.240.240.0 150.1.2.194 metric 30 Under windows 7, this command doesn't work anymore ...
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1answer
22 views

How do I connect to remote virtual machines on Virtual Box?

I'm new to Oracle Virtual box but have used VMware several times. I have a client that is now running a Windows xp virtual machine on his main machine to access a piece of bespoke software that will ...
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1answer
30 views

How do I test Java Apps in Win7/XP

I was wondering if someone could help me. I often am asked to test various application in the windows environment. We have a vender who has built a Java app and from time-to-time the application acts ...
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2answers
79 views

Can't install any OS on “old” PC [closed]

I got an old PC (I think bought in 2002) just for some experiments. It has still windows XP Professional SP2 so I wanted at first install windows server 2008 (because I got it form DreamSpark) but ...
14
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4answers
1k views

All computer changes discarded after restart

There's an Internet café that I frequent, and I've noticed that after restarting any computer - no matter what I did on that computer - it goes back to the exact same state as it was before, with all ...
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1answer
74 views

Why does XP installation takes more time than Windows 7 and 8 [closed]

Installation of XP takes more time than Windows 7 and 8..Why it takes so long time? and Why Windows 7 installs faster?
2
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4answers
181 views

Why can't I install win7 64 from hard disk?

My system is Windows XP, I want to install the 64 bit version of Win7 from hard disk. 1. I downloaded grub4dos and extracted files into the C: disk, copied win7.iso into the C: disk. 2. Edited ...
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1answer
54 views

Win8/7/XP print spooler not getting along with Zebra ZT230 via WIFI

I have a graphics-intensive 4"x6" label I'm printing to the ZT230. I'm printing multiple (10) copies. When connected via USB, all goes well. However, when connected via wifi, I only get 2 of the ...
1
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2answers
135 views

How can I force users to change login passwords every 30 days?

I want to make users in my home network change their login passwords every 30 days. All are Windows based 7/8/XP. I have access to all of them. I have admin access to all computers. Is this possible ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

How can I give a file a custom icon?

I would like a way to give a file a custom icon. I know it's possible to change the icons for an entire file type, but that's not what I want. I know it's possible to create a shortcut to a file, ...
0
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0answers
16 views

Recovered all previous data of partition in Windows

My whole drive data is lost because I installed Ubuntu. After that, I formatted my laptop and made new drives in which, one partition is inaccessible because its a raw partition. I recovered some data ...
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votes
1answer
44 views

Audio capture through remote desktop connection for a VM

I have a Windows VM, on which I need to record voice. The issue is that I use a Remote Desktop connection to connect to it. Which RDC client should i use, so that my local machine can capture audio ...
0
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0answers
53 views

Ping results “echo'd” out to a text file on Windows XP machine has unusual character rather than the expected outcome

I have a Windows XP machine on which I would like to ping another machine and send the output to a text file for review at a later date. This is quite a standard question with several answers on this ...
1
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2answers
30 views

How to read XP backup on Windows 7?

I have all my XP data backed up using the Windows Backup/Restore feature in Windows XP. How can I read XP backup on Windows 7?
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0answers
14 views

USMT is it just a backup tool basicaly?

Is my understanding correct about this? USMT copies user data, settings, ect... off to a network drive and then you install the operating system, then you use USMT again to copy the files, settings, ...
4
votes
5answers
141 views

Is 1GB RAM so little?

I recently upgraded my old computer from Windows XP to Windows 7, and my computer became unbelievably slow. This is the hardware: Intel Pentium 4, 3.2 GHz 1GB RAM Radeon X800 GTO By unbelievably ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Stuck part-way through installation of windows 7, upgrade product key, cannot cancel or finish installation

I'm trying to install Windows 7 (to get rid of Windows 8). I started the installation, cleared the minefield Microsoft has put in to stop me uninstalling 8, but forgot that my Windows 7 disk is an ...
1
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1answer
28 views

Automatically log in a user once after connecting to a domain

I am using a script to connect 140+ workstations to a domain. These workstations are primarily Windows 7 but there are a few XP stations thrown into the mix. They were previously part of a workgroup ...
1
vote
1answer
154 views

Manually remove Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x86)

I used PC Mover when I upgraded to Windows 7 x64 from Windows XP 32 bit and it "helpfully" collected Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x86) without any warning that it wasn't ...
0
votes
2answers
95 views

Why my USB drive is treated as Internal Hard drive?

I have 8GB Sandisk Cruzer USB drive, just purchased few week ago. I use two system viz Window XP and Windows 7 Professional. When I connect my drive to win 7 its working properly as external usb ...
1
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0answers
46 views

Why do Win 7 machines lock files on other machines for 30 seconds every time they read said files?

We're running into a problem while migrating from Win XP computers to Win7 machines. We have several data gathering programs that run continuously and capture/log the data to a Win7 computer. Other ...
1
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0answers
60 views

Windows 7 doesn't see my 2TB partition created in Windows XP

I connected a new HDD to my PC, to be used as media storage. Device: WD Green 3TB Drive (WD30EZRX). OS: Windows XP x32. I used "Acronis True Image WD Edition". It created 2TB partition with MBR, ...
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votes
1answer
83 views

Can see, but can't remote control Win 7 Client with iTALC (XP works)

I've set up iTALC (latest version 2.0.1) on several PCs for testing and encounter the same problem for all client PCs. They currently have both XP (SP3) and Win 7 (32Bit) partitions, for XP everything ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

Virtual Machine faster than host computer?

It seems impossible, I am shocked. I installed Windows 7 on my PC, it took about 30-40 minutes to install, and normal boot (when there's no program installed) takes me about 30 seconds. I run a VM on ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

PC to PC transfer of files with rj45 cable - avoiding complications

I wish to transfer a great many files form one PC to another, one running win-xp-32, the other running win-7-64. I have seen a few suggestions online, but am quite concerned about two possible ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

Problems with starting windows after installing new ubuntu os on multiboot pc

Before I recently upgraded my ubuntu OS, I had a multiboot with windows 7, windows xp and ubuntu. When I started the computer, the grub bootloader would usually show the options: -windows 7 and ...
0
votes
3answers
298 views

VMware Workstation 10 running slow WinXP Pro SP3 32-bit

Just recently jumped onto the VMware bandwagon. Going to be using it mostly for games, especially old ones that don't run well on my host Win7 Ult.Ed 64-bit. I've setup everything and everything ...
1
vote
1answer
73 views

Font unusable in Lotus Notes

I use Lotus Notes 8.5 on Win7, and my colleagues use Lotus Notes 4.6 on XP. They use a font FangSong_GB2312 which comes with XP but not with Win7. To fix compatibility issues, I installed Lotus Notes ...
2
votes
0answers
52 views

Windows 7's Compatibility Mode Behavior

I'm trying to find out which precise changes are introduced by setting an application icon property. This question points to descriptions of how to use that functionality in a program under ...
0
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0answers
24 views

XP in peer to peer network works ok by windows 7 is unable to connect

My XPs are able to share folders with one another. recently I made a windows 7 machine and added it to the group It was able to see and read all the other except one xp machine. The Message given is ...
1
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2answers
60 views

dual boot windows 7 with xp hard drive compatibility mode

I need to get a Compaq 620 laptop with Windows 7 to dual boot with Windows xp I tried running the Windows XP setup CD, but soon after I get a BSOD error This page says that I need to change the hard ...
0
votes
2answers
115 views

How to boot into Windows 7 after installing Windows XP on the same HDD?

I installed Windows XP in an unallocated space of a HDD that already had Windows 7 installed on. Installation completed, Windows XP boots, but Windows 7 won't. From the moment I press the power button ...
0
votes
1answer
251 views

Adobe Captivate 5.5 download [closed]

I have a license key for Adobe Captivate 5.5 from my XP machine and I am trying to download it on my Windows 7 computer. Every link I can find has taken me to Adobe Captivate 7...any suggestions?
0
votes
0answers
96 views

Trigger script to run once on logon of specific new user

I have a PowerShell script that replaces data to a user's profile (Desktop, My Docs, ...). I would like to have this script run immediately once the new user logs onto their machine. I cannot do it ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Modifying TV setting universally via PC

I was thinking of developing a program for Windows that can change TV settings. Where I work, we change TV settings often and on MANY tv's and I was wondering if it would be possible to enter data ...
12
votes
3answers
2k views

What is wrong with this Windows shutdown command?

I am using Windows 7 and XP. I want to run a script to run this command: shutdown /p /f /t 120 On Windows 7, it shows that an error occurred, but I think I am using it correctly.
1
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1answer
28 views

Pushing out LGP to many machines without AD

I have a school with 50 Windows machines that I would like to make edits to prevent the kids from changing the wallpapers ect... when they log into a student account. We don't have a Windows Server ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

DVD files not appear in file manager both windows and os x

Many thanks for reading. I have a DVD - R containing a set of MRI images along with the viewer (GE MRI machine dvd write). In my effort to browse the DVD it appears empty in both Apple and Windows ...
0
votes
2answers
112 views

Protect file or folder from copy-paste

I want to make a folder on a local computer and prevent it from being copied to another machine. For example, I have a folder with one file in it, so what should I adjust in order to prevent users of ...
2
votes
2answers
59 views

Why can't Win7 laptop access external drive attached to system with Win XP?

I'm attempting to help a coworker with a problem. He has an external USB drive attached to an XP deskside server. He wants to be able to access that drive with his Win7 laptop. He is able to access ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

can I use disk cloning to install wxp to x7 upgrades on multiple systems?

Working for a nonprofit, I have a bunch of identical laptops donated by a company who no longer needs them. I'm hoping to upgrade them all to Windows 7. I've upgraded one, and it works just fine. ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Sharing a folder as hidden in Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 Homegroup with 4 computers. I share files among all of these. However, I want to have a folder on computer #1 that can only be seen and accessed by computer #2 and not by computers ...
0
votes
0answers
95 views

How to make USB passthrough of device with semi-installed drivers on Windows 7 host to XP guest possible?

I have set up a Windows XP guest on a Windows 7 host. After installing, I upgraded the Windows XP to Service Pack 2. The VirtualBox on the host is version 4.2.22 without extensions. I am trying to ...
2
votes
2answers
720 views

How to change the background color in Windows Photo Viewer

When you open a picture file in Windows Photo Viewer the default background color is white. This is just fine in most use cases. But you might find yourself in a situation where your picture is very ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

Formatting a Hard Drive with WIndows 7 Machine vs. Window XP

What advantages (if any) are there to formatting an external hard drive with a Windows 7 machine vs. a Windows XP machine? The hard drive will be used for archiving files from both machines. Will ...
0
votes
2answers
441 views

Repairing the windows boot sector and/or master boot record (MBR) of Windows XP using Windows 7 commands

I have a SSD drive with Windows XP SP3 32-bit edition. Now, in order to repair the boot sector or the master boot record (MBR), can I only use a Windows XP Recovery disc or will a Windows Vista or ...
1
vote
1answer
94 views

Does copying all cookie *.txt files from XP to Win7 work?

I'm moving from Win Xp to Win 7. There are 4500 cookie files in my C:\Documents and settings*UserName*\Cookies directory on XP, dating from 2 days ago back to 2010 (when I last cleaned out older ...
0
votes
1answer
99 views

Removable disk, hybrid GPT/MBR

I'm trying to set up a USB HD with GPT so that partition 1 is accessible under all versions of Windows. Sounds easy, right? (In particular, I'm not trying to boot Windows. I just want to plug in a ...