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I need to get XP back on my dell computer

I have a dell XP. I upgraded to Windows 10. I am having so much trouble with it, I would like my XP back until I can afford a new computer.
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Security Reasons to upgrade from Windows XP Needed [duplicate]

Is there a white paper, or any long winded sob story already written why we desperately need to stop using Windows XP and upgrade to... well, anything other than XP really, 7/8/10. ? I've searched, ...
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Unable to open any executable on Windows 8. It say file not found

In my office windows 8 OS i'm unable to open any exe files and also even Regedit.exe and any other windows exe. But all the files are there in c:\windows\Regedit.exe. What i did was i changed the ...
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Windows is using an asian font for dialog boxes and taskbar text

So recently the fonts used in the system have been only Asian. As you can see in the picture, The address bar is using an asian font, and so is the taskbar. Is there a way to change this back to ...
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PC Stuck at boot screen

PC Stuck at boot screen set up as image below. What could possibly go wrong?
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Legacy Mode Doesn't Work

I am currently trying to install Windows XP on my laptop (HP f305dx) but nothing seems to work. I am currently running Linx Mint on my laptop. Whenever I try to boot from the USB, it won't recognize ...
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How Do I Pass a USB Device to a Virtual XP PC When The Drivers Are Not Installed On the Host?

I have a Canon eos D30 digital camera that there are no Windows 7 drivers for, so i cannot connect it to my laptop. Canon are not even thinking about making any drivers and are never going to be. ...
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Update from XP to 10 without internet

I have an old PC that is running Windows XP. Because of various reasons I want it to run something newer, but it isn't connected to the internet. I don't have any way to easily connect it via ethernet ...
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Why I can't open any downloaded setup.exe file on Windows XP?

Today my friend ask me how can he run any Windows application install file, because on Windows XP, just dosen't opened. I realy surprised, first time I thinked he just joked me, but it's true, when I ...
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Path Environment Variable not working

Rephrased question I have an XP machine where I want to access an *.bat file from anywhere in my command prompt. As an example, let's say it's vcvarsall.bat from my Visual Studio 2010 directory. ...
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Does Windows slow down at all in time? [closed]

Many people say that "Windows computers slow down in time even if you do nothing wrong". I know this is generally contributed to the user downloading maleware, or other similar problems. What I am ...
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How to force Windows XP to reconnect/rescan/remap a network computer

Here is the situation: PC1 has Win XP PC2 has Win Vista Both PCs are connected in a private network (router with fixed IP DHCP) and share some folders with each other. Everything works fine. But ...
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cmd.exe at \\computername to run on remote machine

My original problem was the NirCmd remote \\PC_D ... (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html) was failing. I tracked that down to it using at \\computername command which is not working on all ...
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Preventing Windows XP sysprep automatic shutdown

I'm trying to image a Windows XP system (yes, I know...) for distribution to other machines. The software I plan to use to take the image is one that images a running system using the volume shadow ...
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How to read contents of a (previosuly Win-XP system) HDD when plugged as simple additional drive under Win-7,

Getting a new PC in 2010, I kept the HDD of my previous PC, in case... And today it's the case: I'm looking for some old code I worked on in the past, then threw meantime because I thought it was ...
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Command to change audio play back

I have an application which is running on an old xp machine and I want to switch the default audio play back via command line. Like default speaker to headphone and viceversa. Is there any utility ...
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Application icons corrupted in Explorer

I recently installed Debut Video Capture (from NCH software) and now some of the application icons in explorer are corrupted, just showing a generic "folder" icon. So far I've found this has affected: ...
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Disable time synchronization between a Microsoft Windows host and Windows XP with VirtualBox

I need to disable time synchronization for a Windows XP install under VirtualBox. The host is Windows 7, but soon it is going to Windows 10. The solutions that I have found on SE as well as other ...
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Manage auditing and security log Remotely

I am tasked to add an account in the "Manage auditing and security log" under User Right Assignment in the Local policies of gpedit. However i have so many workstation without AD, and i need to write ...
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Prevent users from installing software, altering desktop (files, icons, &wallpaper), changing Start menu

I've read several Q&A here that each address one of these restrictions, but found none addressing several or all of them together. Context: Windows XP PCs in teaching labs have two accounts, one ...
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Generic USB Hub propagates Vendor/Product ID of 0000 to Win XP?

I am trying to use a Apacer portable USB HDD, which is USB 3.0, with Windows XP, and have some trouble on this machine. First, when I connect the USB HDD directly to XP, it gets recognized as a ...
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Disable file download - security warning when running shortcut on Window XP

I always want to automatically "run" the shortcut which is a batch to execute some process. How can disable the box and run the shortcut on XP? I already change internet options, but it doesn't ...
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No sound from Linkskey LDV-302 KVM to speakers

Using a Linkskey LDV-302 KVM to operate two computers. XP 32 and Windows 7 x64. It's a great little tool but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get sound from the XP to play through the ...
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Is there a way to silently extract a self extracting multipart rar files via commandline?

I have a multipart self extracting rar file; setup.sfx.part1.exe setup.sfx.part2.rar setup.sfx.part3.rar Now when I try to extract it by starting the exe via commandline I get a nice screen where ...
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Increase Hirens Boot Mini XP RAM

I'm trying to recover some data from my formated HDD using GetDataBack. When the software processes the MFT found, it needs a lot of RAM and when it reaches 2 GB, the program exits and everything is ...
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ffmpeg Windows XP Entry Point Not Found Error

after downloading ffmpeg I tried to open the .exe file and I receive this error: This is using the lastest x32 build from ffmpeg's web site. Is anyone aware of a way to fix this or does this ...
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Windows XP will not remember a share's password after reboot

I mounted a mapped drive from a server; it was set to automatically map this on every reboot, and it was set up to remembered the password, and everything was great. For a long time, I didn't have ...
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Windows XP Shutdown Interrupted by Application Assert

We have an embedded XP system where a system shutdown is triggered by pressing the power key; this action is out of our control. Shutdowns have worked normally in the past, but recently we've been ...
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How to use bluetooth controller connected to an Android phone on my PC?

I have a bluetooth controller connected to an Android device. How do I use this setup to pass the game controller button presses to my computer since it doesn't have bluetooth. So basically, I want to ...
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JVM variable not set correctly enough for Android Studio

Having trouble firing up android studio. I get the following message: The environment variable JAVA_HOME (with the value of ?C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_79\jre and every other variation I can ...
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Can't play sound (Windows XP SP3)

I can't hear any sound from my PC speaker. I have tried installing the driver, enable the service and there is still no sound. However when I switch to use external speaker it works. I thought my PC ...
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Windows XP SP1 - SP2, procedure entry point error - which update from MS? (Not SP)

I have a Virtual machine with Windows XP SP1. There is an Automation System Host on it, unfortunately quite old. The Automation System only runs on XP SP1, I installed SP2 and the System does not run ...
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Windows XP - disabling USB storage…for some

I'm looking for advice concerning my current plan of action. The problem: A number of critical and sensitive computers run XP still, and I would like to disable USB storage on them such that admins ...
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Can the shutdown button be hidden in Windows XP?

I have a production system (Windows XP) that must be shut down via a special script. It must not be shut down/restarted using the shutdown button. How can I hide the shutdown button, so nobody can ...
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After installing Vagrant, nothing happens

C:\>vagrant C:\>_ and none of the commands work C:\>vagrant up C:\>vagrant init -h C:\>_ etc. It's in the PATH variable: PATH=...C:\HashiCorp\Vagrant\bin;... Did something ...
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Printer sharing without driver

I have a problem with a Canon LBP-810 printer. It doesn't have Win8.1 driver, last I found is for WinXP. So I made a VMware Player guest machine, installed an XP on it, then istalled the printer's ...
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Flash player installation issue

I just downloaded the latest version of adobe flash player from the site https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/! but,now when I double click on the installed file named "flashplayer21_ga_install.exe" ...
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Network drives randomly disconnecting [Windows XP]

So I have this old windows XP PC that our marketing department uses to run some old Fox Pro jobs. Recently it's been randomly disconnecting from a file share. This is causing issues when they run the ...
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Batch script to create folder with first 2 characters in which to create config ini files

I have the following code in my batch, which I want to read the lines in test.txt, create a folder with the first 2 Characters and make config ini files for the respective items in their intented ...
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How to start the OOBE screen in Windows XP again?

I know I shouldn't really be asking questions about Windows XP in 2016,but I installed XP Professional in a virtual machine and I accidentally restarted the VM during the OOBE setup and I haven't done ...
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Best host for virtualization Windows XP on notebook

I bought notebook http://www.fujitsu.com/fts/products/computing/pc/notebooks/lifebook-a514/ , but i cann't install Windows XP on it or run clonned one. Think to use virtualization. What host best to ...
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Cannot access shared folder in XP PC within a VPN Network

I cannot access shared folder in an XP PC. Here is the scenario. PC-1: OS: Windows-XP IP: 192.168.8.210/24 Firewall On File & Printer Sharing is Allowed Port 139, 445, 137, 138 is allowed | ...
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Office 2003 activation on a Windows XP over the phone doesnt show up

i´m trying to activate a Microsoft Office 2003 on a Windows XP SP3 over the phone but when a click on "I want to activate the software by telephone" nothing happens. I cant activate it over the ...
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Windows XP 32-bit page fault (other OSes unaffected)

The cause of this is unknown, as I performed a proper shutdown at the last time before this has occurred. I have attempted to boot into Safe Mode and twice used the Last known good configuration ...
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How to turn a program into a screensaver

I have this event in which I have several computers set up, and I want it so that they use this program as their screensaver. What I mean by this is the program will run like normal, but as a ...
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How to store users under E:\Documents and Settings instead of C:\ in XP

I know it is an outdated topic, but still I need a help on this. In XP, how do I store users under E:\Documents and Settings instead of C:\? I have been trying many methods, but nothing works. The ...
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Installing XP on Skylake machine: Installation media fails to boot with error “ntdetect failed”

I am trying to install Windows XP on a Z170 machine with a Skylake processor. I am aware Microsoft has discontinued support for Windows XP--however, I wish to install the old OS on a secondary hard ...
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Windows XP on Windows 8 tablet, the Lenovo Miix 2 8, tablet as a server

Got a server that is still running Windows XP. Because there is allot of configuration work done at this baby (also some DLL hacks) and it's still working perfectly, I want to upgrade the hardware but ...
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Unable to run the batch file for phoronix-test-suite in WindowsXP

I am trying to install phoronix-test-suite in my windows-XP, 64bit. According to the user manual, I only need to run a .bat file from respective directory. When I double click on the .bat file or ...
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Direct copy of the C drive of an old XP machine. What can I do with it?

I have dug up a historical machine and I basically have a straight copy of the C: drive. That is all I have. I would like to take this and create a virtual machine from it. Is that possible? There ...