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How to install Windows10 and Windows7 in one drive (partition)

I need to install windows10x64 and windows7x64 in one partition I can install windowsXP like this but how about 7+10 I know about drive shrinking but I want single partion/drive not anything else ...
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Single website inaccessable through broadband / ethernet

I'm having difficulty accessing a single website on either of my two desktop computers, connected to the router using wired ethernet However it will work from my mobile phone connected across wi-fi ...
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Windows XP log off script not running

I've written two .cmd scripts - "logon.cmd" and logoff.cmd" I've set the "logon.cmd" to run using the gpedit.msc. Similarly I've done so with the logoff.cmd. My logon script runs fine but my logoff ...
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Not able to install additional x32bit drivers in Win 10

I was sharing Canon LBP 2900b printer from Windows 10(x64 bit) to Windows XP(x32 bit). Now I have formatted the Win 10 machine. Now I am not able to install the compatible x32 bit printer drivers in ...
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Windows XP Desktop [duplicate]

I accidentally logged out of my whole computer not just the administrator part the whole computer and don't remember my login information and was wondering is there anyway I can bypass this to get ...
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Windows XP Virtual Machine, Authentication Woes

Before making the leap to Windows 10, I imaged my XP laptop to a VMware instance. I had issue with "activating" it, as the hardware changed and when I called Microsoft, I was told it was end of life ...
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Publishing local printers in Remote Desktop sessions

My client has users of an ERP application spread across 50 locations. In each location, there will be multiple users. The ERP is hosted in a central server which has Windows 2012 Server 64-bit. The ...
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Is there a simple way to organize fonts into folders and switch between them?

As a graphic designer, I have a large number of fonts installed on my PC (WIN XP SP3). I need the variety, but the many fonts slow my applications considerably. Is there a simple way to organize ...
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Windows XP Will Not Restart

I have a Dell Precision T5500 that is dual-booted with Windows XP and Windows 7. Previously, when shutting down Windows XP (fresh installation) it would sit at the "Windows is shutting down..." ...
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Set CMD Prompt to always be the current directory name in Windows XP? [duplicate]

I would like my command prompt to display just the directory name I am currently in, not the full path. If I am working in C:\Mystuff\Junk\ I would like the command prompt to display: Junk> If I ...
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Drag and drop minimizing windows in Win 7/10 involving taskbar

In Windows XP images from web browser can be dragged and dropped to desktop by holding file over taskbar while lmb is held down, then window minimizes itself and desktop shows up and you can drop it ...
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Change printer per program in windows xp

Just for one specific program I want to set another default printer than for the other programs in windows xp. My idea is to write a batch script which changes the default printer just for the ...
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How to restrict network access for a VirtualBox guest

I have an old Windows XP running inside a Virtualbox on a linux system as host os. I used to disable the virtual network adapter so that the XP virtual machine had no network access at all. Now I ...
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My USB mouses aren't working on my windows XP. Do I need to use a PS/2 interface mouse?

So i found this old windows XP, and i plugged in the mouse got it started up, but the cursor on the screen wouldn't move. i tried many mouses and every port on the tower. One mouse glowed red, meaning ...
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Install and run Windows XP from SDCard

I'm planning to revitalize one of my old notebook Acer Aspire 3600. In the user guide: Storage subsystem 40/60/80 GB or larger ATA/100 hard disk drive I'm planning to replace the existing hard disk ...
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How to run TIB file created in Acronis True Image to VM Ware

I have created a full backup of XP Using Acronis True Image File type .tib, I converted the .tib file to vmdk to run on Virtual machine. I installed VMWare on Windows 7 and when I run or open the ...
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How to find my drives on Xubuntu 10 live mode

I loaded Xubuntu 10 from USB because I want to repair my boot.ini file(Windows XP). But I can't see my Hard drive in the file manager.
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Prevent low-level disk access for an application on Windows XP

I would like to know how I could prevent an application (or Windows service) from low-level disk access and/or writing to sectors. I'm interested in the solution for Windows XP. Background I use ...
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Windows XP SP3 unable to browser https website

I have this new installation of Windows XP SP3 which is able to browse http websites but not https. What i suspect is that it's missing or the root certificates that come with it are already expired ...
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I'm trying to retrieve a file from the PCLaw software on our hard drive circa 2003/4 on XP microsoft [on hold]

I am looking for advice to retrieve files under the PCLAw software created on XP microsoft. The company(Lexis Nexis) no longer supports the software. I am currently desperate for any or all advice. ...
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Dell Laptop and Generic Bluetooth Radio

I have a Cambridge Silicon Wave Link Bluetooth Adapter and need info, the driver version is 5.1 260.5512 distributed by Microsoft. How do I tell if a Bluetooth receiver will accept a signal to it from ...
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Security Reasons to upgrade from Windows XP Needed [duplicate]

Is there a white paper, or any long winded sob story already written why we desperately need to stop using Windows XP and upgrade to... well, anything other than XP really, 7/8/10. ? I've searched, ...
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Unable to open any executable on Windows 8. It say file not found

In my office windows 8 OS i'm unable to open any exe files and also even Regedit.exe and any other windows exe. But all the files are there in c:\windows\Regedit.exe. What i did was i changed the ...
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Windows is using an asian font for dialog boxes and taskbar text

So recently the fonts used in the system have been only Asian. As you can see in the picture, The address bar is using an asian font, and so is the taskbar. Is there a way to change this back to ...
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PC Stuck at boot screen

PC Stuck at boot screen set up as image below. What could possibly go wrong?
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How Do I Pass a USB Device to a Virtual XP PC When The Drivers Are Not Installed On the Host?

I have a Canon eos D30 digital camera that there are no Windows 7 drivers for, so i cannot connect it to my laptop. Canon are not even thinking about making any drivers and are never going to be. ...
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Why I can't open any downloaded setup.exe file on Windows XP?

Today my friend ask me how can he run any Windows application install file, because on Windows XP, just dosen't opened. I realy surprised, first time I thinked he just joked me, but it's true, when I ...
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Path Environment Variable not working

Rephrased question I have an XP machine where I want to access an *.bat file from anywhere in my command prompt. As an example, let's say it's vcvarsall.bat from my Visual Studio 2010 directory. ...
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Does Windows slow down at all in time? [closed]

Many people say that "Windows computers slow down in time even if you do nothing wrong". I know this is generally contributed to the user downloading maleware, or other similar problems. What I am ...
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How to force Windows XP to reconnect/rescan/remap a network computer

Here is the situation: PC1 has Win XP PC2 has Win Vista Both PCs are connected in a private network (router with fixed IP DHCP) and share some folders with each other. Everything works fine. But ...
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cmd.exe at \\computername to run on remote machine

My original problem was the NirCmd remote \\PC_D ... (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html) was failing. I tracked that down to it using at \\computername command which is not working on all ...
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Preventing Windows XP sysprep automatic shutdown

I'm trying to image a Windows XP system (yes, I know...) for distribution to other machines. The software I plan to use to take the image is one that images a running system using the volume shadow ...
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How to read contents of a (previosuly Win-XP system) HDD when plugged as simple additional drive under Win-7,

Getting a new PC in 2010, I kept the HDD of my previous PC, in case... And today it's the case: I'm looking for some old code I worked on in the past, then threw meantime because I thought it was ...
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Command to change audio play back

I have an application which is running on an old xp machine and I want to switch the default audio play back via command line. Like default speaker to headphone and viceversa. Is there any utility ...
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Application icons corrupted in Explorer

I recently installed Debut Video Capture (from NCH software) and now some of the application icons in explorer are corrupted, just showing a generic "folder" icon. So far I've found this has affected: ...
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Prevent users from installing software, altering desktop (files, icons, &wallpaper), changing Start menu

I've read several Q&A here that each address one of these restrictions, but found none addressing several or all of them together. Context: Windows XP PCs in teaching labs have two accounts, one ...
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Generic USB Hub propagates Vendor/Product ID of 0000 to Win XP?

I am trying to use a Apacer portable USB HDD, which is USB 3.0, with Windows XP, and have some trouble on this machine. First, when I connect the USB HDD directly to XP, it gets recognized as a ...
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No sound from Linkskey LDV-302 KVM to speakers

Using a Linkskey LDV-302 KVM to operate two computers. XP 32 and Windows 7 x64. It's a great little tool but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get sound from the XP to play through the ...
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Is there a way to silently extract a self extracting multipart rar files via commandline?

I have a multipart self extracting rar file; setup.sfx.part1.exe setup.sfx.part2.rar setup.sfx.part3.rar Now when I try to extract it by starting the exe via commandline I get a nice screen where ...
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Increase Hirens Boot Mini XP RAM

I'm trying to recover some data from my formated HDD using GetDataBack. When the software processes the MFT found, it needs a lot of RAM and when it reaches 2 GB, the program exits and everything is ...
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ffmpeg Windows XP Entry Point Not Found Error

after downloading ffmpeg I tried to open the .exe file and I receive this error: This is using the lastest x32 build from ffmpeg's web site. Is anyone aware of a way to fix this or does this ...
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Windows XP will not remember a share's password after reboot

I mounted a mapped drive from a server; it was set to automatically map this on every reboot, and it was set up to remembered the password, and everything was great. For a long time, I didn't have ...
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How to use bluetooth controller connected to an Android phone on my PC?

I have a bluetooth controller connected to an Android device. How do I use this setup to pass the game controller button presses to my computer since it doesn't have bluetooth. So basically, I want to ...
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JVM variable not set correctly enough for Android Studio

Having trouble firing up android studio. I get the following message: The environment variable JAVA_HOME (with the value of ?C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_79\jre and every other variation I can ...
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Windows XP SP1 - SP2, procedure entry point error - which update from MS? (Not SP)

I have a Virtual machine with Windows XP SP1. There is an Automation System Host on it, unfortunately quite old. The Automation System only runs on XP SP1, I installed SP2 and the System does not run ...
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Can the shutdown button be hidden in Windows XP?

I have a production system (Windows XP) that must be shut down via a special script. It must not be shut down/restarted using the shutdown button. How can I hide the shutdown button, so nobody can ...
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After installing Vagrant, nothing happens

C:\>vagrant C:\>_ and none of the commands work C:\>vagrant up C:\>vagrant init -h C:\>_ etc. It's in the PATH variable: PATH=...C:\HashiCorp\Vagrant\bin;... Did something ...
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Printer sharing without driver

I have a problem with a Canon LBP-810 printer. It doesn't have Win8.1 driver, last I found is for WinXP. So I made a VMware Player guest machine, installed an XP on it, then istalled the printer's ...
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Flash player installation issue

I just downloaded the latest version of adobe flash player from the site https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/! but,now when I double click on the installed file named "flashplayer21_ga_install.exe" ...
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Batch script to create folder with first 2 characters in which to create config ini files

I have the following code in my batch, which I want to read the lines in test.txt, create a folder with the first 2 Characters and make config ini files for the respective items in their intented ...