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Only outgoing connection, no incoming connection in LAN

In one of the Windows XP PC sometimes all other Pc's in the LAN connection cannot access it. but all the other PC's can be accessed from it.Its like no incomming connection only outgoing . It is ...
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Computers on the same subnet won't ping or browse files

There's three computers on this office room, all located on the building-level local network. All of them have internet connectivity. "PC1" is running Windows XP (I know, I know...) and its IP is ...
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How to use proxy on Virtual Box (Windows XP)

I'm not exactly the most tech savy so please bear with me. I am trying to connect through a proxy with my Virtualbox accounts. Initially I wanted to just set the browsers in each virtualbox under a ...
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Can I rename my “Recyle Bin” folder in WinXP?

I want to rename my "Recycle Bin" folder on my Windows XP system so that it's like the "Trash Can" of my Ubuntu's. I cannot find a simple "Rename" command on right-clicking. I might have to head ...
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What did Emulator do to my laptop? [on hold]

I played SEGA with my KEGA.exe (Sega Emulator) and it made my right key malfunction. Before that I had also played it in my notebook with fullscreen mode, and suddenly my ACER Aspire One notebook ...
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Turning On Admin Privledges For Certain Programs on XP

So I own an irritatingly old computer, Windows XP. We recently downloaded a game, League of Legends, and discovered it needed Administrative privileges to run and start up. The computers administrator ...
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Error while using copy command to copy files in subfolders

I'm using the folliwing command to copy all files of the same extension from a folder and all its subfolders to a new destination: for /R "f:\" %f in (\*.mp3) do copy %f "C:\Documents and ...
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What's the equivalent of Wevtutil in XP or 2003?

I have a batch file for saving event logs to our shared drive. I want to do this for XP and Server 2003 without very much effort. What could I use since Wevtutil is only on Vista and up? rem Script ...
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How to prevent apps from opening the browser in Windows XP? [duplicate]

It's quite annoying during an uninstall or application exit to have the app open a web browser with a survey or the like. I'd like to prevent this from happening, if possible? There's a similar ...
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Cygwin sshd: Could not load host key

This is my first install of the cygwin in windows xp. How can I solve this problem? cat /var/log/sshd.log Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_key Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_rsa_key ...
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lanmanserver\Shares registry keys has many entries but no share exits really

I am using registry keys of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\Shares to get share names in my one of the coding. But i found some PC where I found some registry key ...
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Computer is very slow to open folder [on hold]

How to fix my computer to make it very fast to access all folders? After defragmentation, my computer became very slow to open a folder. Before defragmentation, it could access the files from a ...
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How to switch on 3G modem local area connection from c++ application? [on hold]

Basically my c++builder application uses wired net connection. But as backup channel I have a 3G modem inserted in desktop port and local area connection is created for it. It could be set wрether ...
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Similar command to “purge” on MacOS X in Windows XP or Windows 7?

My computer has not much RAM and so sometimes it gets quite slow. On my MacBook I can then in the terminal use the purge command, to free unused RAM and get a better performance for a certain time. ...
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Windows XP and Windows 7 - Playing Old Games Over LAN

I have a fairly modern Windows 7 SP1 x64 machine and an old XP SP3 machine wired to a D-Link Dl-524 router. I want to play old games (or at least those of them that also run on Windows 7) over LAN. ...
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Best way and cheapest to go from xp home 32bit to win 7 ult 64 bit? [closed]

what is the best and cheapest way to upgrade my xp 32 bit to win 7 ultimate 64 bit, processor is 64 bit and MB and I see the retail prices of a full win 7 ultimate, compared to OEM. any suggestiion?
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Change colours of disk space properties

Is is possible to change the colours of used and free disk space colours in drive properties? So you know when it's game over.
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Stop microsoft-ds from responding to hack attempts

I have file sharing and "Client for Microsoft Networks" turned off on my machine (via the Network properties), yet I find that microsoft-ds (directory services) is still listing on ports 445 and 123, ...
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Accessing remote pc's folders [closed]

I want to be able to access remote pc login accts "Documetns and Settings" folders from my Win7 machine. I've asked this question here! Click Here For Cross Posted Question
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The newest version of Skype doesn't work. How do I get a previous version?

A member of my family has a machine under Windows XP SP2. I tried to upgrade it to SP3 a few times in the past, but the upgrade failed. Moving to a newer OS is not an option either. Recently, the ...
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Will a Windows (7,XP) computer go to sleep or standby, while copying a file?

Will a computer go to sleep or standby, while copying a file? Same question for Windows 7.
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How to replace turn off icon action to hibernate instead of shutdown on windows xp

How to replace turn off icon action to hibernate instead of shutdown on windows xp.I want my computer to hibernate when I press turn of button.I think it's possible.but I could not find answer via ...
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Windows XP stop error 0x7b

I have a DELL PC which is pretty old. My specs: Intel P4 2.00 GHz 512 MB RAM Integrated components I am trying to install windows xp but it will not install and BSOD will pop-up showing me 0x7B ...
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Formatting or not HDD after new motherboard installion

Is it possible to avoid formatting a hdd after installing a new motherboard on a machine? If "yes" is the answer, what is the best way to do that? I need to install a new M/B on my machine, but I ...
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I have an unbootable Windows XP install. I can open the registry (offline). How do I figure out what folders were shared on the network?

I have an Acronis disk image of a PC that had Windows XP Pro on it. The hard drive is dying and the Acronis image is incomplete (some missing sectors, blah blah). I did my best to get the computer to ...
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How to start computer in safe mode?

I have an IBM thinkpad and suddenly when i turned it on it came up with an error message saying: \windows\system32\config\system is corrupt or missing. I am trying to start it in safe mode but still ...
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Prevent Windows XP From Creating New Network Names when Tethering with Android

I've seen the answer to this question for Windows 7, but when I try to apply it to Windows XP it doesn't work. I entered the IP address and the subnet mask, then change the name of the connection. ...
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Decrypting WiFi password with Win XP regedit file?

I'm having problem with decrypting Windows XP wireless password (WPA2), I am supposed to retrieve WPA2 password from regedit file which I have already recovered from fotmatted partition. I have ...
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Setup has determined that drive d: is corrupted and can not be repaired

I was trying to install Windows Xp to my HP Mini Laptop using bootable Pendrive. At the time of loading drives and partitions it says Setup has determined that drive d: is corrupted and can not be ...
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pretty flimsy gmail password protection [duplicate]

why won't GMAIL allow me to enter my password in the password field EACH TIME I log in? All the maintenance man in my apartment complex has to do when I'm gone is start my computer and click on the ...
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Delete Microsoft Security Essentials from Windows XP

How do I delete remnants of MSSE? There are some files left over that are interfering with McAfee. These are the files: Application.etl dw20sharedInstall.log mp_ambitsinstall.log msseInstall.log ...
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How to connect from a VirtualBox guest (XP) to a running JBoss server on the host?

First off, I'll say I'm not 100% certain this is the correct location for this question. I was contemplating stackoverflow, but I don't think there's much in the way of code that has to do with this: ...
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Import specific Excel cells to .csv Powershell

I have such a code for exporting Excel file with two worksheets into two csv files.The problem is that I am currently exporting whole worksheets and I want to export only these 3 columns from my ...
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Can I transfer data from an old Dell laptop to an external hard drive and then be able to transfer it to a new Apple laptop

My daughter has a new Apple laptop. Her old laptop is an older Dell Inspiron. It runs Windows XP. The Dell has pictures and videos of her son (my grandson), we want to transfer to an external hard ...
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Windows XP and 2000 format differences

I am using a system with old flashdisks, and I need them flashed as FAT drives in order for my product to interact with them. When the disks are formatted through Windows 2000 it works. However, when ...
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DVD Flick Video Encoding is usually slow?

I tried to burn my movies using DVD Flick, but when it's burning, it takes so much time to encode the videos. I select the Bitrate as Auto Fit, and encoding as Normal. Is it normal to take so much ...
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Cloned Windows XP does not boot

I used DriveImage XL to do a disk-to-disk clone of an old copy of Windows XP. I took it from a failing hard drive that had two partitions (one for Windows, one for storage) and cloned it onto a new ...
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XP Right Click doesn't work for multiple selection

When I right click on a text file and select 'Open' it opens the file in notepad. But when I click multiple text files then select 'Open' nothing happens. Can someone help me on this? If it could be ...
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Realtek HD Audio ignores mic input

I'm servicing a fresh install of Windows XP (yes, really!) with an on-board Realtek ALC888 HD Audio chipset. The trouble is that I get no sound input from the mic. The mic is connected to the front ...
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Explanation of port protocols in Wireshark?

When using Wireshark you can display the packets with just the plain number of the port, or with a "transport layer name resolution" (via the View/Name Resolution menu, for example). Unfortunately, ...
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PC is ok but Monitor goes to stand by mode

My monitor goes stand by mode,but it seems that computer is ok, but the beep sound at starting computer is not heard.It's a desktop computer.
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Wiped Computer Won't Run A CD

My computer was wiped to the core. When I boot it up, it will go to the C:> screen and I have tried booting from the CDROM but nothing works. How do I get the computer to accept the new Windows XP ...
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Windows XP network issue - Looking for wrong Workgroup

Say my workgroup name is "MyGroup". Every time I pull up Windows Explorer, go to My Network Places and then Computers Near Me, I keep getting a message that says, "MyGroup2 is not accessible..." I ...
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Reverting back to Windows XP on laptop - is there a file to update to last set of fixes?

I have an older Xerox Documate scanner that will only work with XP. It's barely been used, and I want to set it up on an older laptop. Problem is I upgraded the laptop to Vista. Now, I want to reset ...
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Control Panel Probelms in Windows XP

When I go to the Control Panel, it says C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe. When I am on any user account I get the same error code.
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How to install Windows XP to the disk S

I want to install Windows XP, but I want some kind of technique to create partition with installed Windows assign letter 'S', not letter 'C'. I think is possible, because if I turn my multi card ...
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cant connect to internet in ubuntu using bridge adapter

My host OS is windows XP(SP3), guest OS is Ubuntu 14.04, and virtualBox is 4.3 I want XP and Ubuntu to talk to each other, so I choose to use bridge adapter network. XP: Windows IP Configuration ...
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Moving/copying files off onedrive to external drive XP

Moving/copying files off onedrive to external drive XP It only gives me options to move to folders within onedrive. Not to external destinations I don't have win 8 Please help. I have 1200 photos I ...
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XP in Win7 virtual PC Security considerations

I have a Windows 7 PC but occasionally have the need to run old software that won't run on Windows 7 but would run on XP. I have XP installed inside Windows Virtual PC and inside that XP networking ...
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How to move a software with user key to another computer?

I have a software in Computer A. When it was first installed, I need to input a UserKey and use it. After the first time the UserKey was entered, I do not have to enter any Key again when using it. ...