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Having password entering issue during Windows XP logon

After a recent re-installation of Windows XP OS, I am having a frustrating issue with Windows logon. The first time when I log in, I have to continue pressing the particular password character until ...
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Windows XP installation disk for XP Mode under Windows 7?

I am running XP mode under Windows 7, for testing / troubleshooting software. I am trying to install a third party driver(unidrv printer), and I get stuck at Setup failed to locate required files. ...
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Where to get Windows 64bit driver beep.sys?

Does anyone know where to download the xp 64bit driver beep.sys? I want to use it to get the beep from internal speaker back in windows 7 64bit, as I have seen people doing this succsessfully on ...
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Renaming the content of a file recursively along with folders and files

I am able to rename the folders and files with the below script. But I want to rename the inside the file content also. Here is the script which I am using, @echo off setlocal ...
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Mouse speed after installing Windows 8

I was using Windows XP with exactly the same mouse settings as now on the Windows 8.1. In file explorer or the internet browser mouse is working at the same speed as it was on the XP, but when I play ...
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Uninstall Lexmark s300 from XP

I had a Lexmark S300 Wireless printer. It has not worked for years!! I recently replaced it with a HP6830. The 6830 works fine, great printer, wireless. The only problem is it will not scan from ...
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Graham fritz, laptop with windows xp [on hold]

I downloaded one drive but cant complete installation as laptop doesn't connect to onedrive. the laptop can connect to other sites
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Bluestacks not starting

I have two computers, one with Windows 8 and the other with Windows XP SP 2. I had installed Bluestacks on Windows 8. Then I searched the internet about how to install it on XP SP 2, and used a trick ...
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VirtualBox Windows XP has no local network

I’m trying to set up a Windows XP VirtualBox (with Oracle’s VirtualBox) yet it seems I don’t have drivers. In the guest Windows XP, the network section is empty, typing ipconfig in command prompt does ...
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A hard disk failure symptom or a Windows 8.1 bug?

A friend of mime mentions a problem that she encounter recently, as follows: She had two desktop machine. The older desktop machine run in Windows XP while the newer one run in Windows 8.1 Each ...
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HP envy SATA controller

I am trying to install XP on the secondary internal drive on an HP ENVY 17 j122na, I have been told that the driver is called 'intel rapid storage technology' so I copied the driver files onto a ...
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Custom Win XP with permssion problems

I'm trying to install a custom Windows XP SP3 on my HP Probook 4320s, using FAT 32 in the target partition. The installation has gone through some problems (missing files mainly), but it was just a ...
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Remote Desktop switches to Chinese on ctrl+space

I have Windows XP on my laptop and use Remote Desktop Connection to work on a computer with Windows Vista. On my laptop I use 3 languages: English, Russian, Chinese. I switch between them by ...
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Network Connection

good day. I have this problem just this morning. My computer, a windows XP machine, is unable to get an IP address from the DHCP server. So what I did is assign a static IP address instead. Now, ...
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Windows Xp - writing cache - dialog freezed

Within a Windows Xp SP3 VM (via VMWare), the writing cache dialog is disabled. It is able to invoke the dialog but the settings in the gui controls cannot be modified. Has anbody already experienced ...
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How can I recover a drive partition lost while uninstalling ubuntu

I have a windows XP (SP2) desktop with 4 partitions C:14 GB ; D: 14 GB ;E: 55 GB; F: 55 GB; (approximate size) I had installed Ubuntu 10.04 by creating space for it using existing disk partition ...
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How to search fulltext within Outlook XP attachments (pdf files) in Windows XP?

I need to do a full text search on the email database of Outlook XP on a PC with Windows XP SP3 which also searches within attached files like PDF files. Using Windows search did not find anything ...
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Opening a command prompt in another location - XP

In Windows 7, shift-right-clicking on a Explorer window brings up 'Open Command Window Here', which I cannot find in Windows XP. I heard you have to edit the registry, so I tried using this source. ...
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Joystick with Remote Desktop

Why can't I use my Logitech Extreme 3D pro joystick work through remote desktop, as does a USB mouse or keyboard? Joystick is connected to Laptop A (can be running either Windows XP or Windows 7). I ...
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Wi-Fi on Windows XP loses all wireless signals, until the Wi-Fi device is toggled from disabled to enabled

I have a laptop running Windows XP and after some amount of time it loses the current wireless connection and it will not detect any signal at all. The issue is resolved by going to network ...
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Dual boot, back up Windows7, install Ubuntu on it's place, than restore

I have dual boot on my machine, Windows 7 and Windows XP, loader - standard Win7 loader. I want to temporarily install ubuntu on a disk space now occupied by Win7 and be able to load both ubuntu and ...
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How can I make Windows XP automatically logoff 2 hours after logging in?

I have a Windows XP netbook and it is protected with a password. I want to be able to control the time other people spend on the computer, so whenever anyone logs in I want the computer to ...
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“unable to remap to same address as parent”, can't get rebaseall to fix the issue

I posted this question on the Cygwin mailing list with no response, so I'm trying here. I keep getting this same unable to remap error and rebaseall does not fix the problem. Specifics: On running ...
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Removing a Windows XP activator program

I have an old HP laptop with Windows XP Home Edition installed. I intend to change the product key of the installed OS. But I do not have its OS CD. I think there is an installed illegal Activator ...
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Windows XP RDP Protocol Error

I am trying to RDP into a windows xp pro sp3 machine (from windows 7). The connection is succesfull but after a random amount of time ( usually between 1 and 3 minutes) the session gets disconnected ...
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Windows XP RDP Protocol Error

I am trying to RDP into a windows xp pro sp3 machine (from windows 7). The connection is succesfull but after a random amount of time ( usually between 1 and 3 minutes) the session gets disconnected ...
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sharing files/folders over vpn?

Is there any way to share folders or files between two computers using windows xp over a vpn connection. I have searched for it so much but cant find a solution, also have tried by enabling a folder ...
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Outlook 2010 on Windows XP repeatedly asks for exchange credentials

We have a Windows XP machine that we can't upgrade yet to Windows 7/8. It's running Outlook 2010. It is connected to a web-based hosted Exchange 2013 provider. Many repeated times per day, a ...
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How to disable some specific USB ports

I have a Windows XP machine with Gigabyte EP31-DS3l Mobo. There are two ports on front panel and 4 on back. For some reason I want to disable those two front ones. That is I want to have just the ...
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Use wired LAN network interface for Teamviewer and Wi-Fi interface for everything else

I need to make TeamViewer use my wired network card and web browsing traffic to use my Wi-Fi network card. I am using Windows XP. How can I make this happen? If the scenario above would not be ...
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How do I decrypt a file with Symantec Endpoint Encryption with an XML extension?

I've created a C# Winforms app and published it as an EXE file. I copied it to my DVD-RW drive, which requires setting a Symantec Endpoint Encryption password. OK. Password set. On the DVD drive, it ...
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How can I make images small enough for profile settings? [closed]

I spend mega time uploading images into different profile pages, only to be told they are either too small or two large. I find it some times helps to insert them into Word and making them smaller, ...
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Long time starting up pre-desktop

My Windows XP box takes a long time starting up, spending a minute or so on the wallpaper screen before the desktop appears. Is there a way to find out what it is doing?
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How to disable the shared folder icon on Windows XP?

When I share a folder through file sharing, it automatically has a hand under it that tells you it is a shared folder. How can I disable that? In this picture, the "Family Photos" folder has the hand ...
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ISDN: Usb Modem Windows XP

So I have a D-LINK Windows XP ISDN Modem which I have to use to contact our telephone service in the building. I'd love it to run under Windows 7 or 8 but it doesn't. However the USB-modem is ...
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Is there any way to setup a 3TB SATA drive in Windows XP? [duplicate]

I have a Dell OptiPlex GX520 PC and I want to setup Western Digital 3 TB (dynamic disk) in my PC. But it reads only 700 GB from Windows XP although it read 3TB from the setup screen of my Dell. The ...
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RealTek sound card driver not working with Windows XP SP2

I’m running Windows XP SP2 and it has no sound. No it’s not on mute. I have recently got a new hard drive and had sound working fine. I have tried to install the driver for the sound card (three ...
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How to move a software without having the installation setup?

A friend of mine asked me to propose him a way to transfer an old software which he uses in a windows 2000 machine to a new system. I can think of 2 methods: Making an image from his windows 2000 ...
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Live usb windows xp

I want to create a bootable usb that contains windows xp.I dont want to install it , i just want to boot it, but i have couple of problems. I tried to create live usb from full windows xp file (the ...
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How to force autodiscovery of lan printers?

I have lan with about 10 computers - all Win XP prof. I add new printer attached to one of them, and on two computers appears Auto HPPrinter on Computer4 and on rest - not. I suppose, that after some ...
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How to save password for SSH and load on every startup of machine

I have automated the pageant to load the private encrypted key on system startup but it still asks for the password. How do I automate that also?
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Disable login username being saved for future logins when using ctrl+alt+del in Windows XP

For Windows XP I have my computer set so that you have to press ctrl+alt+del and then input both the username and password to sign in. My problem is that it logs the username and the next time I open ...
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HTTP download via batch [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a way to make a http download via batch script just with the standards programs in windows (XP and 7) and without PowerShell. Please, don't give programs I need to ...
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Intranet slower than internet

I have many computers in my intranet in the same subnet, connected through hub. All the computers in subnet gets ip from built in dhcp of the router. Also, all computers get internet connection from ...
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Windows XP ISDN receiver

At our work, we currently have a phone-system which requires the use of ISDN. I'd like to virtualize the XP software so it can run on Windows 7. (http://www.farstone.com/software/virtualxp.php) The ...
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Windows XP machine doesn't see Debian disk in VirtualBox

I have created a test Windows XP machine for testing software. I also have an old Debian HDD. But I have forgotten my Debian password (it last ran 2 years ago). I think I'll either reset the password ...
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Can a large hard drive (3 TB) make Windows XP 32bit un-bootable?

As my old hard drive failed, I cloned the operating System (Windows XP SP3 32bit Professional) to a new hard drive (WD 3 TB). It took several attempts, until it worked, but finally it was ok: I had ...
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Resolution issue on MS-1013 running XP

I have an old laptopt (MSI MS-1013), its screen's back-light died before I got it, so I have to use an external screen. I installed Lubuntu on it last year and never turned it on again. Today I ...
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Installing Windows XP through Pendrive On windows 7 using Rufus or WintoFlash didn't get detected at boot time

I'm currently in a situation where i want to install windows XP on my system which currently has windows 7 installed on it. I've an ISO image of Windows XP sP3.I've tried Rufus,WintoFlash even cmd ...
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ntldr: could'nt open drive multi(0)rdisk(0)partition(0)

I get this message after fresh Winxp sp3 installed, it doesn't boot windows it shows message in upper top corner of the screen. It has integrated SATA drivers and HDD is in S.M.A.R.T mode. There are ...