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Is there any way to setup a 3TB SATA drive in Windows XP?

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 command line in Windows [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a way to make a http download via command line 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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issue with booting due to hal.dll error (most likely boot.ini issue)

I've spent the last week or so trying to get round an issue that I can't seem to fix currently and have tried a lot of things based on common similar issues. I have a PC tower which has XP on a ...
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How do you re install a hard drive after accidentally deleting all of its files? [closed]

My father deleted the files on a raid controller hard drive and it doesn't show up anymore. He tried to go to the driver and re install it but he doesn't know what to do to fix it. The computer is ...
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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 ...
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Excel 2013 spreadsheet is too slow [closed]

I was upgraded to Excel 2013 on my XP machine after a hard drive replacement. Now, when entering or changing a value in a cell, it takes 3 or 4 minutes for the change to ripple through the cells and ...
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Why am I unable to reconnect to a Remote Desktop?

I have some home media services like pyTivo running on my Windows XP machine, but they only run when I'm logged in. While I'm on my Windows 7 machine, and I use Remote Desktop to control my Windows ...
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Would Windows 7 run faster than Windows XP on an old notebook?

I have a notebook that has an Intel Atom N270 CPU on board with 1.6GHz and 898MB of RAM. It runs on Windows XP Home Edition and is slower than a slug. Would it perform better if I flattened it and ...
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How to download latest version of Free Download Manager firefox plugin [closed]

I have firefox 35.0.1 installed on my windows xp sp3 64bit. I wanted to run Portable version of my Free Download Manager (FDM for short) and integrate it to firefox but I got the error from firefox ...
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Cloned a failing hard drive - some files seem to be damaged, how to check and find them?

The hard drive in my PC was failing, so I cloned its 2 partitions to a new disk. Cloning the bootable Windows XP partition finally worked (at least it seems so, as I was able to boot from it, but ...
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Problems migrating a Windows XP virtualbox from UBuntu 12.04 to 14.04

I've recently re-installed my (now) Ubuntu 14.04 based server which was previously running 12.04. The server is headless and I used to be able to connect in via remote desktop but for some reason I ...
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ASUS X553M laptop with DOS pre-installed: how to install windows xp?

I bought a new ASUS X553M laptop with DOS pre-installed, I am trying to install windows xp but getting error "The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. STOP : 0x0000007e"
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My computer won't shutdown, it keeps restarting

I have a Dell Precision Workstation 360 running Windows XP. Everytime I shut it down (Start/Turn Off Computer/Shutdown) it doesn't shutdown it just restarts. I press the power button and it doesn't do ...
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No Jupiter char (U+2643) on Windows XP

Recently i was reading this wikipedia article on a windows xp pc. i recognised that there was no Jupiter unicode character (this one: ♃), in fact there was only a whitespace. i was suprised, because ...
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How can one copy a directory tree from one drive to another, replicating any junction points, under Windows?

I have an NTFS drive that I want to copy a whole directory tree, which has a few junctions throughout it, but preserve the junctions so that they point to the same relative places on the new drive ...
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Arial, Courier New and Times screen fonts suddenly fuzzy/unreadable

UPDATE: thanks to the Rubber Duck effect, I just stumbled upon this note. It is a known problem: if you have Windows XP and either manually or with some "hack" managed to download the Windows Update ...
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Windows XP booting across/splitting drives

Ok, so I was in the process of cloning a windows XP boot drive, because the drive has developed a read error (<8 months). A bad block was found in a text file, found during a routine backup. The ...
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Hal.dll with XP file backup

any knowledge or help for a novice would be greatly appreciated. I have some files which I NEED to back up before reloading an OS Laptop running XP (I think Home SP3 but not sure) went belly up during ...
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Word Document Saving very slowly

I am proving support for a user who is using office 2007 on a windows XP machine. When saving a word document, the application hangs for more than a minute or two before saving. Excel and powerpoint ...
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ugly font in XP, how can I restore it?

The XP SP3 workstation I used in workplace changed font rendering to ugly one in sudden(maybe after rebooting with chkdsk messages). How can I restore the font rendering setting back to normal? ...
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Querying WAN IP lease time?

I know that one can go in cmd and can find his LAN IP lease time with ipconfig /all, but I want to know is there any way one can find WAN IP lease time knowing that the ISP has given him a dynamic ...
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Adding route in windows xp

In XP, I am trying to add a static route for a network with subnet mask. I tried issuing the command: C:\>route add 10.3.0.1 MASK 255.255.0.0 10.1.0.1 I get the error: The route addition ...
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The Voodoo XP error you cant fix . RDP / MSTSC.exe - cannot find <LANG_NAME>\mstsc.exe.MUI

I keep getting the error cannot file C:\Windows\System32\<LANG_NAME>\mstsc.exe.MUI I do have this path C:\Windows\System32\US_en and this one too C:\Windows\System32\en and I made ...
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Reduce CPU consumtion of Avira Antivirus on Windows?

I'm using Avira AntiVirus on an old Windows XP (home edition) PC. Since they launched the new version last year it consumes a lot of CPU. Are there any settings to reduce that consumtion? There are ...
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How do I install an Excel add-in? [duplicate]

In an answer to the question How can I set Excel to always import all columns of CSV files as Text? @nixda suggests downloading an add in, which I understand can save me hours of work, when I have to ...
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Windows on logical partition

First of all, I know, me stupid for not checking. I had the following partition system (guessing looking at current situation, for it's not me, who set up so idiotically): /dev/sda1: Dell Utility ...
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Cannot install latest version of Flash

I am trying to update Flash Player on my laptop running Windows xP SP2. File: install_flashplayer16x32_mssd_aaa_aih.exe The installer window opens but no text appears and it just remains on the ...
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VFP 9: Files index corruptions

Our customers use applications build in VFP 9. Time ago some clients have been complaining of files index corruptions. The issues always appear in situations when seeking (indexseek); the index file ...
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Windows XP - wifi driver randomly breaking

I have a Dell D430 running a fresh Windows XP install. The problem is that in random intervals the wifi connection breaks. Not only it disconnects, but it refuses to detect any wifi network. Disabling ...
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How do I make removable media (USB) autostart Windows Explorer when inserted?

How do I make removable (USB) media autostart Windows Explorer when I plug in the device?
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Opening Windows XP on a Windows 8 machine

I have bought a new PC that had Windows 8 pre-installed, but I need all my previous data, programmes and, especially my emails (about 50,000) on my new machine that ran with XP and Outlook Express. I ...
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certificate errors via chrome and IE

When trying to access gmail.com via chrome I get this error message: Net::ERR_CERT_INVALID The same error message appears with ninite.com or twitter.com - drive.google.com, youtube.com or ...
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Windows converted all files to .lwsdnrl format?

I have some problems with Windows XP. After scanning the whole file system with anti-virus program, each and every file got an extension ".lwsdnrl" ? Even if I try to open the file with the ...
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file sharing windows-xp and 7 doesn't prompt for username and password?

I have two computer on workgroup,Windows 7 and xp on vmware. I can access all the file of the windows 7 from xp but i have to enter credentials which is fine. But when i try to access file shared on ...
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How to find out the Wi-Fi password once already connected?

I'm using my home network, but I am not an administrator and did not set up the network either. As far as I can tell, the network is connected and there's a passcode to enter, but I am always ...
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How to share wifi connection between Guest OS(Windows XP) and Host OS(Ubuntu 14.10)

I just installed Windows XP through VirtualBox and installed "Guest Additions too" too. How do I go about sharing my wi-fi connection?
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Forward RDP port on WinXP router to computer in internal (NATted) network

So I have Windows XP serving as a router (two NICs - one internal, one external) NATting internal network with access to the internet (through external NIC). This external NIC has publicly accessible ...
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Viewing the date a file was last opened from a shared folder on a Windows 7 PC

Suppose you have an application on a Windows XP PC that is accessing jpeg files from a share folder on a Windows 7 PC. I need to see which of those files have been opened recently, and I would prefer ...