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Dual-Boot Windows XP and Vista Without Windows Boot Manager?

I have been dual-booting FreeBSD (1st partition) and Windows XP (2nd partition) using Grub2 (configured in FreeBSD). I just installed Windows Vista on my hard drive's 3rd partition. To boot Vista I ...
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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
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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, ...
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Debugging not-loading Windows XP x64

The question is related to this one: Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen. So I want to debug WinLogon.exe through Windows Kernel-Debugger remotely using an 1394 (Fire Wire) port on the system asked ...
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XP in VMware with Host SSD

My host computer, running Windows 8.1, has an SSD drive. I want to install Windows XP in a VMware machine, is it safe to place the machine files on the SSD? I have the fear that XP might not handle ...
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Xp bsod on startup after ram upgrade

I just upgraded my hp dv6426us from 1gb of ram (512x2) to 4 gb (2x2). I have a vista 32 bit and xp 32 bit dual boot os configuration. Now when I boot up xp gives me a bsod right after showing the ...
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How to set Desktops.exe as an autorun program using cmd

The scenario goes like this. A computer is infected w/ a ransomware and you can't do anything else and all you have is a command prompt window. Now how do you set Desktops.exe as an autorun program so ...
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1answer
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Running Windows XP applications on Windows 7 Ultimate

In the past, people using Windows Vista could run into the problem that their Windows XP applications would not run on the new operating system. Given that Windows 7 Ultimate and later versions of ...
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Upgrading Windows XP to Vista to Windows 7

Okay I am trying to do an in-place upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7, via Vista, but I am running into a problem. I put my Vista disc in for the initial upgrade but when I get to the part where it asks ...
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1answer
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Microsoft Windows ISO checksums

Is there an official source for Windows ISO (XP+) checksums, online? Wanting to download some older Windows versions, for support purposes, but they don't appear to be available on Microsoft's ...
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1answer
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How to enable administrative shares on Vista and XP?

I am looking for a way to enable administrative shares on both XP and on Vista. I am a complete newbie when it comes to using administrative shares. I have no prior experience as to how this is ...
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1answer
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How to attach a wireless remote without hardware

A long time ago I had bought an hp all in one system and it came with a remote an receiver to control windows media. The other thing is it had windows vista. I wanted to move this remote and receiver ...
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How to login to SYSTEM user in Windows 7?

Does anyone know about logging in to SYSTEM(high privileges) user in windows 7?. In my XP machine I do: command prompt: at 10:20 /interactive cmd.exe then closing the explorer.exe and ...
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1answer
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Remotely connect to computer where I don't have admin access on

I have a Windows XP computer, PC1, where I have no admin access. I am only a non-admin user. I want to remotely control PC1 from PC2 (Windows Vista, I am admin here). I need to make PC1 a server and ...
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245 views

Accessing network share freezes computer

I have two computers, one Windows Vista SP2 that hosts a network share folder, and a Windows XP SP3 netbook that access this share. When I try to access the share on the XP computer, Explorer (and ...
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1answer
122 views

Import backup registry on windows startup

Is there a way to import a backed up registry into windows if it does not start after using a registry cleanup service?
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136 views

Is it safe to install different OS to a Windows Vista laptop? [closed]

I am going to install 64bit Windows 7 on my laptop that had 32bit Windows Vista on it. I checked and it seems like the processor Intel Pentium T3400 is actually 64bit, so everything should be OK. Is ...
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0answers
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PPPoE & Normal connection

I have a problem. I got a Win XP machine and want to connect it to my router which uses PPPoE. I wounder if it is possible to connect both normally to my router with a cable & use the same cable ...
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1answer
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Diagnosing RAM issues

I have an old Acer Aspire T180 desktop. The specs are as follows: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ 2.4GHz 1GB DDR2 SDRAM 160GB DVD-Writer (DVD±R/±RW) Gigabit Ethernet 17" Active Matrix TFT Color LCD Windows ...
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Windows Vista ICS staying local only

I hope i can get some help. So here is my scenario then my question. Scenario: I have a laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium (Wireless and Ethernet adapter), A desktop running Windows XP ...
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1answer
65 views

Restoring the files of a user and imposing per-session time limits for a user

Is there a way of restoring any changes the user makes to their documents (and restrict access to the C: drive) upon logoff/logon and impose a time limit for the users session and log them off after ...
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1answer
175 views

Windows Registry Tweaks [closed]

We all have heard about them but do they really work or just myth? Does running registry modifications of certain kinds really improve windows performance? Like ones that remove Access Time and other ...
4
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1answer
123 views

Is there a way to discard any information retained in RAM without restarting when using Windows and Linux?

My understanding is that Truecrypt keys are retained in RAM when a device is mounted. Can I discard any information held in RAM without restarting in Windows and Linux?
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3answers
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What is the maximum allowed file size for NTFS partitions?

I'm writing an application running on Windows XP And Windows Vista (both are 32 bit version) which has to write a very large file on disk, on a NTSF partition. What is the maximum allowed file size ...
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1answer
644 views

How do I make sure the print dialog settings are reset when Adobe Reader is closed?

we operate a printshop. several terminals (winvista+ms-steadystate). set up from 1 image. lots of users and files daily. when a user leaves a terminal and quits adobe reader, strangley on some(!) ...
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1answer
151 views

Advanced boot options shows only Vista but OS is XP. Was this a bad install of XP?

I was researching a BSOD on a computer at work, and trying to go into safe mode. At the advanced boot options screen the only OS choice was Vista, but the OS on this machine is XP. When I select ...
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How can I add a program to the context menu of all files?

Similar to the way Notepad++ adds "Edit with Notepad++" to the context menu of all files, or how most Antivirus products will add a global "Scan this file" option, I would like to add a particular ...
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1answer
332 views

XP machine cannot see server even after host is added to hosts file

I have added a machine to my network. One of my Windows machines (Vista Business) can ping it and see it, however, my XP machine cannot see the machine. I have changed the ...
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1answer
388 views

What is the Windows XP equivalent of 'User Choice' in the registry?

What would be the Windows XP equivalent of deleting the key User Choice in the Windows 7/Vista registry (to restore the default program to be used to open a particular file extension)?
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1answer
709 views

How to fix file folder permission in Windows XP or Windows Vista?

I have this problem that my file and folder can't be accessed because of file/folder permission. And every time I use my usb drive with another computer I need to apply folder permission for each ...
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2answers
740 views

What happens if I run out of virtual memory?

Hi all sometimes I run photoshop along with a ton of Chrome tabs and a couple of other programs and my memory looks dangerously near to my 7.99 GB of virtual memory. I was wondering what happens when ...
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Radeon X300/X550 card running slower/faster than other box with onboard graphics?

I have two new (compared to my Win95) boxes (OK, they're both over 3 years old but whatever). One runs WinXP SP3 and the other one has WinVista SP2. The XP box has an onboard VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP ...
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4answers
260 views

Does microsoft release information on environment variables / system variables used in Windows?

For example, I was interested in the differences between %WINDIR% and %SYSTEMROOT%. I've googled abit and through some forum digging, I've found out that %WINDIR% and %SYSTEMROOT% refers to the same ...
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2answers
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Installing programs in a sandbox or virtual environment

I have a new PC with zero viruses. I want to keep it that way. Is the best way to do that using anti-virus software (like security essentials)? Should I be using a sandbox or a virtual PC? a ...
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1answer
101 views

Microsoft Security Essentials flagging Google Chrome as malware [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google Chrome detected as PWS:Win32/Zbot by MSE Since friday, Microsoft Security Essentials began falsely identifying Google Chrome as a piece of malware ...
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4answers
868 views

Options for high speed data transfer between two computers

What are my options for quickly transferring a large amount of data (videos, pictures, PDFs etc) between two computers? Currently I have to copy from the first computer to an external hard drive, and ...
0
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1answer
674 views

powerpoint+embedded video

I have a powerpoint presentation with an embedded video (I tried both .mp4 and .avi). It works perfectly on Mac OS X, but on Windows XP and Vista, the video doesn't start. I need it works on Windows ...
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2answers
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How can I repair Windows Vista after installing Windows XP on an external drive?

I now know that this was stupid, due to Windows ability to screw itself over beyond all repair, but I was trying to fix a dead hard-drive from a laptop by connecting it to my desktop, formatting it, ...
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2answers
1k views

How do I update / flush / reset my DNS records in Windows?

How do I update / flush / reset my DNS settings from Windows?
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4answers
1k views

Where are essential Windows files located?

I am using a Vista but I would like the answer for XP, Vista and Windows 7. I am writing a program where I want to count the Important or Essential files of the Windows PC. It looks like the ...
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1answer
323 views

Windows 7 turns hard drives with data to hard drives with unallocated space after they are used with XP/Vista

This question was asked by a user on Microsoft Answers website las year, but it had no answers so far (unsurprisingly). I am facing the exact same issue. Here are the steps to reproduce this problem ...
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2answers
1k views

creating a batch file for ping a website

I am trying to create a .bat file in order to ping a website and output the result to a .txt file named result.txt on the desktop of the machine. I am doing something like this but it is not the ...
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3answers
365 views

Can I launch a program or web link on the host OS from within a VMware Guest VM?

I have some software which won't run on my machine (Windows Vista) so I run it in a VMware VM (Windows XP) using unity, to give me a seamless user experience.TM *8') This generally works very well, ...
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2answers
182 views

Windows XP slipstream on Windows Vista?

I want to create a XP SP3 slipstreamed disk and I need to know if I can do it on my Vista computer (plus the Windows XP install disk as well, of course). To clarify, I am currently running a Windows ...
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where in the registry does Windows store, with which program to open certain file types?

After installing Adobe PDF reader: *.PDF will be opened by the same. *.html with web browser. *.txt with notepad. If we want to make notepad++ a default editor of text files. I guess it simply changes ...
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1answer
390 views

Is there a program that will allow me to tag photos within XP, much like I can in Windows Vista/7 in explorer?

Much like how one can tag JPG images in windows explorer from within Vista or Windows 7, is there an application or shell extension that would allow me tag these photos the same way from within XP? ...
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1answer
287 views

How can the readability of files be listed recursively in Windows?

The cacls command in Windows XP and Vista can be used to deny read access to files to certain users. How can I find out which files in a directory tree are readable for a user after cacls has been ...
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2answers
239 views

What kinds of Windows documentation for sysadmins are available? [closed]

I'm interested in structured, authoritative documentation for Windows (7, Vista and XP). No click-here click-there guides, but terse technical documentation which defines terms. What kinds thereof ...
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0answers
182 views

Can I stop application remember last printer used

Sometimes applications remember which printer you last use (or which setting eg 2:page). I find this rather a pain - I would rather go back to the default (and give me the option to change default if ...
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1answer
80 views

Windows 7 upgrade on XP and Vista

I am upgrading a Windows XP (32-bit) machine and a Windows Vista (32-bit) machine to Windows 7 (32-bit). The most important files and accounts are on the Windows XP machine. What I would like to do ...