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Workgroup connection issue (windows xp and 7)

I have created an account to share files on a Windows 7 computer (C:\Users\share), and have mounted this directory as drive N:\ on other Windows XP computers (3), and the 7 computer (for convenience). ...
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XP unable to hibernate with system installed on LSI controller?

I'm trying to build a workbench machine that will multi-boot all sorts of OSes, one of which will be XP32, SP3. So first up, please don't tell me how silly it is to be installing this nowadays, ...
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what is dllhost.exe in windows xp, and can I delete it?

I'm trying to figure out what are all processes working right now in the task manager of my computer (Windows xp). I'm wondering what does dllhost.exe actually does and if I can get rid of it without ...
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Windows xp pro admin account locked out

For some reason my xp machine was using a user callcomp1, even though I had the main user set up as me. When I went into users it only showed one user. So, to get rid of this is I ran Userpasswords2 ...
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what is csrss exe in windows xp, and can I delete it?

I'm trying to figure out what are all processes working right now in the task manager of my computer (Windows xp). I'm wondering what does csrss.exe actually does and if I can get the rid of it ...
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How to connect XPHome to printer connected with Win10 Pro

I can see the printer, but got Permission denied. I add everyone, guest, guests, set all privileges for all - always the same - Permission denied.
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I have a pretty old PC, how can I make it useful ?` [on hold]

I have a very old pc (about 10 years old). I plan on using for SOMETHING ! It runs Win XP with 512 MB RAM. No wifi connectivity so use a external USBadapter for internet access. What can I use it ...
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Older app works only when running from compatibilty troubleshooter

I have updated to Windows 10 form Windows 8.1 and Corel Photopaint 12 will not run with error: Failed to install ISKernel files I have tried setting compatibility of the shortcut to Windows 7 ...
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Access denied:Deleting a file from cmd

I'm trying to delete a file from network drive using user "Test". The user "Test" has Full Control on the folder and belongs to the Administrators group. I can manually delete the file but when I ...
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How to upload a file from WinXP PC to Ubuntu server?

I have tried to login through putty and then use sftp inside a linux environment to transfer a file to server, but not successful. I also do not know how to write local file address/path correctly.
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how do I connect windows xp and windows 7 virtual machines to wifi

I managed to get windows 7 and windows xp up and running on a virtual machine. I want to link them to my alfa adapter, like kali linux. I don't think I have the drivers installed on either vm. Is ...
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How do I use a prebuilt virtual machine?

I downloaded prebuilt virtual machines of Windows 7 and XP. I'm trying to run them in VMware, but I don't know how to use a prebuilt VM. How do I get them to work?
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How to overwrite 0 sector under Windows XP?

Is there any built in Windows XP command or other utility which will let me overwrite sector 0, so the OS will be non-bootable?
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Automate set up and driver installs on Windows 7

I have to set up a large amount of PCs all with a fresh install of Windows 7 or XP, all with the same settings using the options in the control panel, and all with similar hardware drivers. The only ...
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is there any way to completely avoid boot problems when multi booting [closed]

I myself always wondering that there should be a way for multibooting that no booting problems occur. Assume that I have this HardDrive: Partition1 C Primary 200GB Partition2 D ...
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Windows XP + new motherboard => the OS is installed, but the system doesn't boot

I wanted to upgrade my PC, so I've: bought and installed a new hard drive, and copied all the partitions from the old drive to the new one (using the old system) bought and installed a new ...
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Is there a way to make an external hard drive appear as internal in Windows XP?

Title says it all, how can I make Windows XP treat my external hard-drive as an internal (system) hard drive? I'm trying to install an application that will only accept an internal hard drive but I ...
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Netsh command on Windows XP

When trying to change default gateway on windows xp on vm machine using the following command: set address name="Local Area Connection" source=dhcp addr=192.168.25.22 mask=255.255.255.0 ...
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ATI Radeon HD5770 WinXP infinite loop

I've seen my video card's driver (ati2dvag.dll) entering an infinite loop every time DirectDraw is called (that is, launching an app like Internet browser, a D3D-enabled game etc.). If such action is ...
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Laptop connected to Internet but Internet Explorer is not usable as a browser

I have a Acer Aspire 5050, it has Windows XP on it. While it is connected to my broadband but when I try to use Internet Explorer as the browser it says can’t connect to the Internet. I am worried ...
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Reboot loop after loading (BAD_POOL_CALLER 0x000000C2)

A relative brought me his computer that doesn’t boot. It is a Windows XP SP3 computer. It restarts after the Windows XP black loading screen, resulting in a reboot loop. It is possible to enter safe ...
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GoToMeeting client XP SP3 and 7

Anyone know if there is any compatibility issue of GoToMeeting desktop application between Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 x64. In recent days, I found that if I host a GoToMeeting session from a ...
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How do I view the duration of MP4 files in Explorer on XP?

When displaying the Duration column in a folder window with MP4 videos, it is blank. I am aware that there is no native support for this filetype in Windows XP. This answer is related, but only gives ...
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Can I open a 16-bit file (such as MP3 or DOC) on a 64-bit OS (Windows 10)

My family will be getting our stuff out of storage hopefully very soon, and in the storage we have two computers, one with Windows ME and one with Windows XP. What I want is to be able to transfer ...
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How to create sector by sector image from live Windows?

I need to create image from live Windows XP, which later will be restored using linux dd command. Unfortunately I can't boot linux there to make that clone, for technical reasons. So the only way ...
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Input signal out of range after reinstalling Windows XP

Hi i have recently got a second hand HP desktop which was running XP when i got it. When i first brought it home i booted it up on the monitor(hp vs17) that i got with it and everything was fine. ...
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How can I transfer files from Windows XP PC to Windows 8.1 PC?

I need help to transfer my files from my old computer that has Windows XP to my new PC that has WIndows 8.1. I know it will be easier to just buy an external hard drive but I'm not able to do that ...
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How to enable WebGL on Chrome on XP?

My GPU is a NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS. According to NVIDIA, OpenGL® 2.1 Optimizations and Support: Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications. If I understand it ...
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How to permanently change the default gateway on Windows

I'm trying to change default gateway in both Windows 7 and Windows XP by deleting previous gateway and assigning a new one. After reboot the changes are reverted and I get the deleted gateway ...
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Print a list of all fonts used in all documents in a directory

Suppose you have a directory which contains (perhaps in sub-directories) Word 2000 (.doc) files. Now I want to analyze which fonts are actually used by a specific user. So, how can I scan this ...
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VM Ware Windows XP Mode failed to import

Im having trouble when importing Windows XP Mode in VM Ware. When I click "Import Windows XP Mode VM" then click Import, it says "Failed to import Windows XP Mode" with no following explanation. My ...
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Windows XP SP3: browser timeouts sometimes

I have a good internet connection. I connect to the router directly (UTP). If I start an infinitive ping, it always answers, no timeouts. Now when I try to use a browser (whichever), sometimes when I ...
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Cant access the share folder from PC having XP but can access from Windows 7 PC

I have total 3 PCs, 2 PCs having Windows 7 and one PC having XP. I am trying to access the share folder of Windows 7 PC from Windows XP Machine. Till Yesterday, I can able to access shared folder of ...
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record/replay debugging i7-3610qm

I am running VMWare 7 + Visual Studio 2010 on Windows 7 ultimate x64 as a host and Windows XP SP3 32bit as a guest on i7-3610qm. But when attempt to run record/replay function VMWare says that I have ...
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Backup and easy USB restoration for XP

I have 6 networks. Two(2) to ten(10) PCs on each network that need to have the ability to restore from a crashed HDD with minimal downtime. They are mission critical machines. On going backups are ...
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How to display emails from a specific contact in text plain

I'm recieving emails in html from a specific contact, but I want to receive only from him mails in plain text. I have checked the box in Tool > Trusted Center > Email Security > []Read all standard ...
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How can I connect my Windows XP computer to my modern Comcast WIFI router?

Just today I picked up an older computer running Windows XP. I have a comcast xfinity router that runs wifi on my regular laptops but this new computer only has an ethernet port. Plugged the ethernet ...
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How to suppress network configuration dialog in BartPE?

Is there any way to suppress Network Configuration Dialog and have it set DHCP silently? I am trying to build ISO image which doesn't need any user interaction and will run some actions from ...
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How to connect to printer (different subnet)

How to connect Windows XP SP3 (192.168.4.10) to printer attached to Windows 10 Pro (192.168.3.54) Printer is shared, in firewall rules Share files and printers remote range are extended with ...
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How to make a VM start automatically on Windows XP?

I really like Windows XP a lot, but I want my old desktop PC to be retro, so I started using virtual machines on it. I use VirtualBox for this. This PC has: DVD/CD drive 40GB Hard drive with ...
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OS reporting a network drive as local

Is there any way to "make the OS (XP, W7, W8.1) report that mapping a network drive is a local drive? JustCloud cloud services charges additional to allow automatic backups from network drives but ...
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How do I virtualize a physical machine, and be able to put the image back on the real machine?

Can I convert a physical machine running Windows (XP, 7, etc) to an exact copy virtual machine, make modifications on it and be able to put it back on the physical machine if I need it? The OP adds ...
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Deleting Cisco Connect so I can access the net

A Cisco Connect sign on page is prohibiting me from accessing the net from my laptop. How do I remove it from my computer? I have never used this as a sign on before.
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How to install Windows XP directly on a new-ish laptop when it says ACPI is non-compliant?

When I try to install Windows XP (don't ask...) on a new-ish laptop (Lenovo Y410p), its text-mode portion installs correctly, but then when I try to boot it afterwards so that it can continue with the ...
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chm issue. Error when clicking item within ntcmds.chm “The value of the property resizegloss is null or undefined”

I copied ntcmds.chm from an XP machine (I know it's probably a bit old, it being XP, but Win7 doesn't have any locally available chm like that) And when I click the "command line reference" item, I ...
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Windows 7 Error Windows cannot access \\Computer

I have four computers on my home network: a 2003 Server in the domain NETCON, a desktop XP machine, a laptop XP machine and a laptop 7 machine. All the machines can see each other on the network. All ...
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Instead of Disk, may just BURN my computer

I have an old HP Compaq 6710B laptop which ran XP-PRO-SP3 32bit (x86) as sole OS. It has an un-bootable 160gb HDD and a HP (2008) Model No.UJ-861 HHC-A DVD=RW Drive. I also have a Dell Latitude E6430 ...
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Firefox is not responding any more - can I clear cache from command line or how to save the session?

I'm using Firefox (current version) on Windows XP. Unfortunately, after a a longer "internet research session" Firefox is not responding any more and its windows are not really displayed any more. I ...
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Finding pdf file in cache memory

Whenever we open a PDF file in internet (But do not save it ), in which section of the computer that PDF is stored (windows XP ,Firefox)? I did not find that file in temporary file folder or cache ...
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XP press ctrl alt del to begin just flashes as though esc was held down

I have an xp laptop here that is doing some weird stuff. When you press ctrl+alt+del to login the screen just flashes but never goes to the login screen. It acts as though esc was being held down at ...