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All windows on the screen at the same time in Windows XP

I'm a happy Windows XP user for around 15 years and yesterday I accidentally hit random keys combination which brought me to this What's this and how did I do this?
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DSC HX300 and HP

Looking for XP Drivers for DSC HX300. On Sony Website says that Software (4.1 HomeMemories)is suitable for Windows XP SP3, but when download and run, it comes up with an error saying that it needs ...
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Turn on Network discovery in windows xp

I am having difficulty turning on network discovery on Windows XP; Currently our server is not shown in the 'Network' section of a client computer, but I can ping the server. My system admin said I ...
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ARP default timeout

What is the default timeout period for ARP cache entries on Windows XP? I need to swap round some IP addresses and need to know how long to wait before the XP machines will definitely have cleared ...
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XP blue screens on installer on my pc [duplicate]

I currently have my laptop running on windows 7. I plan on adding XP and keeping permanently disconnected from the internet to run some old games/programs (My pc doesn't have much ram so vm's are not ...
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how does one clear screen artifacts without rebooting Windows (multiple versions)

Example: after right-clicking on a file folder in Win 7, i see hovering over the desktop an artifact that is a highlighted blue bar with the word "Open" in white letters. Artifacts are random and ...
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Virtual Router with Bandwidth Control and Network Parameters Control [on hold]

Is there a software that can create a virtual WiFi network (e.g. Connectify, Virtual Router, any wifi router software), sharing internet and managing network parameters (as bandwidth and total amount ...
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WinXp pro runtime error [closed]

microsoft visual c++ runtime library runtime error! program c/any mediaplayer The application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.. from any mediaplayer after using ...
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What does %Path% mean at the end of PATH?

My PATH on Windows looks like this: C:>echo %PATH% C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\dwimperl\perl\bin;C:\dwimperl\perl\site\bin;C:\dwimperl\c\bin;%Path% What does %Path% mean at the end of ...
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Can Windows XP be upgraded to Windows 8.1? [on hold]

I'm using Windows XP Professional SP3 and want to install Windows 8.1 Pro VL. If I choose Update option while installing, that can move files, settings and applications to Windows 8, so can I install ...
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How do I get CTL 220UW Built-in Speakers to work on Windows XP?

I have a old Windows XP Computer that I just put a New Monitor onto. My Mom had to use my speakers. So now I have NO audio output whatsoever. I know the monitor has built-in speakers, But I can't ...
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Last Accessed is updating to last access of Properties Window, not last access of file itself [closed]

The Last Accessed time stamp entry is automatically updating to the same date and time I am viewing it in the Properties window (i.e. right now), even though the file is not being opened has not been ...
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How Do Those 4TB External Hard Drives Have One Partition Yet Work In XP?

Usually I'm able to answer my own questions by looking at the forums here and other places as well as searching online; but this one seems elude me. I'm going to focus specifically on the Seagate ...
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Make Notification Area icons stay in Windows 7 taskbar

I am wondering how it is possible to make the Notification Area icons stay in the Windows 7 taskbar even when you click on the arrow next to them like they did in Windows Vista and XP.
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install windows XP with no MAC OS

I have a macbook air - model mid 2011 on which I want to install windows XP. I have completely erased my disk so no MAC OS on the machine right now. Can I install windows XP without Bootcamp? I have ...
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How to dump a Windows XP image onto a brand new and no partition hard disk drive

I am trying to replicate a BSoD. I want to be able to restore a Windows XP imaged file onto a fresh hard disk drive without partitioning or initializing it. or Is there a way that I can blank ...
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How 2 users can connect to 1 account through RDP in XP/7?

There is one account on my PC, "Administrator". I know, that usually it's not possible to work in one account for 2 users. But i know that it can work with some patch or something else (i already ...
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Access denied using attrib

I have a new Windows 7 system (migrating from XP). Need to copy some files from the old HDD, but am getting "access denied". I'd like to change permissions on all files/folders on the D drive, so I ...
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Remote access to a windows XP Embedded system running a Java based HMI Screen

What options are available to me to be able to get remote access to a Windows XP Embedded machine that is being used as a machine interface (HMI, GUI) the HMI is running a Java based software and I ...
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Batch Directory Name is too Long

This question was posed as an answer to this thread where running FOR loops in batch with UAC elevation code generates voluminous errors involving non-existent directories. Here is a screenshot of ...
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How can several users connect to the one account via RDP?

I have one account on my Windows XP. If i login to account and then try to login via RDP to the same account - firts user will be logged off. I need that 2 users can work at the same time in one ...
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How can I be certain of display's refresh rate?

There is an experiment that requires a 100Hz refresh rate, so we bought a 144Hz capable monitor and created a custom resolution that runs at 100Hz. The experimenter felt something was wrong with the ...
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Wrong environment Settings invoked in Commands

Getting wrong and extra pathnames in error messages using "For /D", "dir" and "if exist" commands when running the non-Powershell batch code to elevate UAC privileges code here. This has been noted at ...
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How to diagnose Run-time error 429?

We have a computer at work that has a software that stopped working after a security update was remotely ran to the domain server / database. When opening the program it gives Run-time error 429 - ...
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Installing Linksys on Ubuntu machine

I recently set up an old XP desktop with Ubuntu 14.04. The computer was running XP Pro and was giving me trouble with the linksys Wifi card, The signal kept going in and out so I switched. Now I face ...
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Installing XP Pro without disc on Dell Latitude D610?

I have a Dell Latitude D610 from my company that they gave me with XP Pro installed on it. I have an OEM key from Dell on a sticker on the computer. I'd like to get a fresh install of XP Pro in it for ...
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Ubuntu to Windows

So last night my OS(Windows) died on me, my bootmgr went missing(corrupt i guess) and i could not load into windows. I used my brothers computer to download Ubuntu as a temp OS until i get my hands on ...
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How can I get certain toggle switches to work in Windows 7?

I'm using PC computers at my local library. The OS's on all the patron computers have been updated from XP to a version of Windows 7 (some professional version to allow the computers in all the ...
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make copy/delete dialog update for every file touched so that computer feels faster and more computery

back in the days of Windows XP I used to think my PC was soooooo fast because when I would copy/delete files I could see how fast the harddrive was touching the files. In Windows 7 they replaced the ...
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Using a WinXP box to create versioning system for files on NAS [closed]

We have a Lenovo (iOmega) iX-300D NAS box, that we use to store all of our company's data. the data folder is mapped on the rest of our computers. Because the NAS doesn't have a file versioning ...
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Windows XP - Is there a quick way of setting the permissions for a file from those of another file?

After finally figuring out why I couldn't copy a particular file from a folder on the network (a permissions issue bought about by how the file was copied/moved into the folder in the first place - ...
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Windows 7, quick lauch on task bar placed left

I have to move to Windows 7 from XP. I'm used to launch applications from quick launch in task bar. So, to be able to have several icons in quick launch, I placed task bar at left in XP. That's how ...
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captivate 7 does not run the exe on windows xp

We are using adobe captivate 7 installed (trail version ) in a windows 7 with SP1 computer . when we publish it and run exe in the windows XP (home ) under administrator we get following error even ...
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How can I perform a full system backup of my Truecrypted XP machine to a Truecrypted destination?

I suppose I'm looking for a method or tool that can create a full system/bare metal backup from within XP. It may also be possible for me to use a non-Truecrypted destination, but this would not be ...
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How to harvest email adresses from sent folder [on hold]

How do I harvest email addresses from my sent emails using hotmail? I need the email addresses from all past sent emails using hotmail
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Windows 7 Login like WindowsXP

I do not like Windows 7's default method of user login. I don't want my users to have to click on their icon & then enter their password. I believe this is a security flaw since it tells anyone ...
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Add static IP to windows XP

In our office we have two internet connections. one for main use and one for backup. this backup connection equipped with WImax connection and cisco 800 series router.this is always ready to plug to ...
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How to uninstall Java version 1.4

I would like to asks a question about how to uninstall my old version of java(1.4.2_06) if it is not shown in add/remove in control panel? I'm using windows xp. I already uninstalled all my java that ...
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Difference between shutting down and rebooting PC

I have windows (XP SP3 32-bit) and linux (Xubuntu TT 64-bit) both installed on my laptop (as a dualboot). Now each of the following behavior has been tested on my PC several times: When shutting ...
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How to make Folder Properties show modified and accessed dates?

On Windows XP NTFS, when I right click a file → "Properties", I can see the created, last modified, and last accessed date: However for folders, the last modified and last accessed dates ...
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When using a 3rd party uninstaller on Windows, should I postpone reboot until after the leftover files are removed?

I'm using GeekUninstaller, because it's free and has pretty good reviews. Usually, I will choose the program I want to uninstall, go through the regular uninstallation process, and then ...
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Prevent ConEMU from closing tab after last program exits

What I want is some way to click on ANY batch file from Explorer and see the output without writing a helper script to PAUSE it afterwards. This is a question which seems likely to generate more OT ...
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Log in screen not showing how many unread email. Winxp, MS Outlook 7

I want to know how many unread email message I have when I log in(i.e when my system gets boots up). But that feature is not ON? In my registry -----------> unread mail, when I click on my email id, ...
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Black Screen On XP Guest

Full size image I'm running Windows XP as guest on VMware Player 6.0.1, but I'm getting a black screen. The VM starts up, I see the XP logo screen as it loads, but then the welcome screen never ...
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Did windowsupdate for Windows XP close down? Error number 0x80248015

When I visit windows update (http://update.microsoft.com/) the page does not load. It displays [Error number: 0x80248015] and the message: The website has encountered a problem and cannot ...
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Notepad-like text editor with autosave [closed]

I like to use notepad to take simple notes during my work (todo lists, notes etc.). Unfortunatelly, I am missing autosave feature, because when system freezes the notes are lost. Is there any simple, ...
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Hibernate locked Windows XP

I want to hibernate a locked Windows XP. How to enable this function in lock screen? Or can it be programmed to hardware power button (when lock screen is active)? (By "locked" I mean after pressing ...
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Windows XP don't show login screen after opening laptop lid

On my Dell Latitude D530 with Windows XP, I closed the lid and I think I opened it before the computer went into sleep mode. When I opened the lid, the login screen didn't show up! No menu, nothing. ...
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WMIC is NOT on Windows XP?

I recently installed Windows XP on a computer because I wanted to confirm some stuff with WMIC. What I wanted to confirm is not relevant to my problem. WMIC is NOT THERE. On Windows 7 I can type ...
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Installing Xamarin on WinXP

I wanted to install Xamarin on WinXP Pro SP3 (32bit) and used the automatic installer but it said the Windows version was not correct so I went on and tried to install all componenets manually. I ...