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How to connect a PC with Windows XP wirelessly to the internet

Can anyone explain this assuming I have no experience with computers, or is there a part I could replace to change the operating system?
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How to edit XP CD/ISO to change system and install process language

Let's say we had our (for example) italian CD of WinXP, but now we can't find it, it's likely lost... Now, a friend could lend us his XP CD (same channel, let's say "Home Edition" as an example), but ...
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How To Access DNSSEC DNS Server 127.0.0.1 On Mac OS X Host, From VirtualBox Guest Windows XP?

How To Access DNSSEC DNS Server Listening On 127.0.0.1:53 On Mac OSX Host, From VirtualBox Guest VM Windows XP Prof 32-bit ? My host/physical computer machine is an Apple MacBook with Mac OS X ...
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Best way to backup and restore system image for laptop on Windows XP

Currently, my method is by just using the default tool in XP: Backup procedure System Tools > Backup Choose to backup system files to another partition or USB drive Now if the systen crashes ...
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Does anyone have a thought about UDF files to XP3 Format's?

Ok i did a work-around on the .iso file booting issues, but now i find that when you copy files in v2.01 UDF format or .iso+joliet+udf, mode 1 or mode 2 Xa with a HL-DT-ST-DVD-RW from Win 7 Pro. to a ...
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Compatibility Mode Only Works On Shortcut

I was having an issue getting an old piece of software to install on a Windows XP VM and changing the compatibility mode settings of the executable didn't do anything. While discussing my issue with a ...
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Can't open anything - flashes and disappears

Using an IBM Thinkpad with XP. Can't open anything - an app flashes and instantly disappears. Can't open 'display' on control panel because of this - help?
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Can you use an .iso Image to boot a Win XP-Pro SP3 “Formatted HDD”, via CD-DVD-RW?

I have a Compaq (HP) 6710-b Laptop and the HDD became un-usable. All backups and boot disks have mysteriously vanished over the years, (kid's I'm thinkin) So my backup HDD is a fully formatted 160GB. ...
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windows xp Professional restore Security Descriptors after cacls /t /e /p

Someone changed the permissions on a bunch of machines using cacls which fixed one problem but created a bigger one. I'm looking at ways to revert this but can't seem to get it back to the way it was. ...
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Regedit.exe import fails to pick up “text” field

I am migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. I use database software (Aginity Workbench), which allows a user to save common queries called "Code Snippets". These snippets are stored in the registry: ...
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Unstable connection on Windows XP and Intel I350

I am working for a company developing and maintaining some QA system for industrial customers. When running, the system is receiving about 1.6 Gbps from 12 different sources using two Gigabit-NICs. ...
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VirtualBox - Two guests can't ping each other

I've selected bridged adapter option in virtualbox. I am able to ping from Machine 1 (WinXP) to Machine 2(Linux) and get a response, but I am not able to ping vice versa. I need to connect from ...
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Correcting drive letters after a partition clone

I have an old XP computer with 3 drives: Disk0 = C: D: E: F: (my current boot drive) Disk1 = I: (a data drive) Disk2 = J: K: L: M: (A new 2x bigger drive in an USB external case) J is a "partition ...
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Remote Desktop not working

I'm trying to connect to an old Windows XP machine using the RDP protocol. On the XP machine, I have checked "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer" and turned off the firewall. When I ...
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AHCI Mode for Windows XP

Sorry for making questions about Windows XP, but I have a client that still uses it and he insists not to go towards Seven, 8 or 10. I read some articles about AHCI drivers to load during ...
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Windows XP static route to LAN, default route to loopback or non-existent interface

I have an XP standalone workstation that I want to really lock down so it can't get online outside of the LAN, even if the user knows a site's IP address. My LAN has addresses of 10.10.0.0/16 and ...
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Why is my Windows “System.currentTimeMillis()” system time exactly 8 seconds behind all the other computers?

I am writing a real time networking program running on multiple computers and I decided to synchronize events using the OS system time. The problem is that one of my computers is 8000 ms behind the ...
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Can I install IE4 on Windows XP?

I'm experimenting a bit with older browsers, so in addition to some later versions of IE, I thought I'd try installing IE4 on a virtual machine. This is in one of those pre-installed virtual machines ...
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Cloning and replacing a HD. The full story

I have an XP machine with 1 drive partitioned as: C, D, E, F and want to make an exact copy of it. Run some HD cloning software and clone the original drive. Physically remove/replace the HD in the ...
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R003.exe and R002.exe crashes at random times

I see a popup like this: at random times after I switch on my laptop. I usually see it after 3-5 hours. The same can be seen occasionally with another file R002.exe. I don't know what these files ...
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Resetting screen setup in XP (msgina.dll failed to load)

I have an measurement system connected to a computer running Windows XP SP3 (since the hardware does not support newer versions of Windows). The basic setup is a primary monitor used for Windows and a ...
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What is the KB number for the final XP Windows Update?

Since support for Windows XP has ended, anyone with an occasional need to run up an XP machine will be wise to make sure it at least has all the possible updates that were made available before ...
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Hidden Folders on Windows XP partition

I have a 11 year old hard drive from where I want to rescue documents. The hard drive is connected to my Windows 7 machine over USB on D: . If I look into the Recent folder on: D:\Dokumente und ...
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How to get into Windows Xp if you dont know that password? [duplicate]

So my school gave me a computer but i don't know the password or username to the account on it. I also can't change the bios settings because it says "Setup Entry Key Detected Enter password to unlock ...
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Direct3D Acceleration on Windows XP VirtualBox VM

I'm trying to run Project64 2.2 on a Windows XP Virtual Machine. Unfortunately, when I run it, I get the following error message After doing some digging, it seems to be an issue with Direct3D ...
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How can I make alias for desktop folder on XP?

I don't want other users save file to system drive, how can I make a direct link of desktop folder to another folder?
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What causes my Compaq laptop to work nicely only with windows? [closed]

Model: Compaq Presario C700 My laptop only seems to prefer Windows, it shipped with XP Pro but with its ended support I have now switched to Linux. Some of the Linux variants I have tried are: ...
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Cannot download from browser inside of my VM

Just as the title states, I am unable to download anything from the browser from within my VM. Forinstance trying to download a windows program called ActiveX from internet explorer inside of my VM, ...
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How to get pillarbox custom resolution in Windows XP? [closed]

I tried multiple leads and only get the stretched image, my best guess is the Custom Resolutions box of the NVIDIA Control Panel. If I knew correct horizontal and vertical front porches, sync widths, ...
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Windows XP Issue - Explorer Running Slow & Video Lagging when popups appear or adjusting volume

Hardware: Samsung SF310 Laptop Intel Core i5 4Gb RAM Samsung Evo 840 SSD (250Gb) Software: I have reloaded an image using Acronis: Windows XP Professional SP3 All relevant drivers for my ...
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Linux installation failed and I don't know what happen

this is what just happned. I was talking with my girlfriend on Skype, trying to save her old computer. Basically, she had Windows installed and it didn't boot anymore. Also not in SafeBoot mode. Her ...
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Windows reboot, possible BSOD

Hi I'm having some trouble with a computer that reboots. I haven't seen the bsod myself but user has said it bsoded butt every time when I've gotten to the computer it has already rebooted and is ...
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How to determine the username on a windows command shell

There are various suggestions on how to determine the current username on a windows command shell without using whoami, such as this question or this question. The generic answer seems to be echo ...
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Create an hidden location for HIstory [firefox]

I have got a desktop computer XP with Firefox 38.0.1 How to create another location [a second location] for Firefox history so that when someone deletes it closing Firefox automatically and/or ...
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Cubase causing USB ports to freeze

When opening projects in Cubase, my computer often 'freezes'. Symptoms: USB-powered devices become unusable. Audio Interface (USB) receives power but can not play any audio. External Hard Drive ...
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How to get RUFUSLDR to load from Grub2 on USB

Well last week i came across a few issues with my old Acer One notebook and so i would like to install Windows XP on it. Current Tools and Software at my disposal are: 64Gb PNY USB Flash Drive Kali ...
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How to get Toshiba A105-S4344 to boot to USB?

I am fixing up an old computer and have everything ready and just need to install my OS of choice (Kubuntu) on it. Unfortunately when I insert the USB and turn it on it does not start from the USB. ...
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Shared directory with different password

Currently whenever somebody try to access the shared directory, I have to provide my user account credentials. Is it popssible in Windows XP in some way that whenever somebody wants to access any ...
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Windows XP only boots when installation CD is in the drive

I have had a few problems with my PC lately. The most recent is that Windows XP will only completely boot if the XP installation CD is also in the drive. Without CD: PC boots until Windows XP ...
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Netbook not working properly

I am having a netbook of dell inspiron mini with specifications- Operating System: Windows 7 Starter 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 System Model: Inspiron 1018 Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) ...
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Windows XP repair installation keeps restarting

I have a windows XP machine which was working absolutely fine until yesterday. Then suddenly it won't boot in normal mode. Tried Safe Mode, Safe Mode Command prompt, Last known good configuration ...
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Windows XP 32 logo keeps loading [duplicate]

this question is not new. But I'm not able to understand what people have suggested. can someone take the patience of explaining it in simple words to solve it. Pls.
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Windows won't install

I want to install Windows XP, but this shows up and I can not go further. I have one hard disk. It is split up in two partition. One is primary and is full of documents. The other is logical. I ...
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Google drive error “Please select a folder on an ntfs drive that is not mounted over a network.” Windows XP sp3

I have downloaded google drive from the Internet and installed it on my windows XP service pack 3. Everything was fine until it asked me to select a folder for the Google drive folder. No matter what ...
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Why does my network adapter not appear in WinXP Device manager?

I'm sure My IBM thinkpad has a network adapter as I used it for many years. However, the last time I used it is approximately 8 years ago. I do not know if something touched it or did something to it ...
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Boot from CF card with windows xp embedded

Please HELP me. I have a PC that has a cf card as it's HDD. the cf card is industrial grade, type 1 with 2GB capacity and it has 1 partition and connected to cf- IDE adapter. last week i had a ...
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Could a bad energy grid system cause a BSOD back in the year 2000? [closed]

I believe nobody here would say a PSU can't cause a BSoD, but how about just a bad energy supply from the grid? I remember back in 2000 I've fixed a constant, almost daily, BSoD issue I've had with ...
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Old PC runs but sends no signal to monitor

I know this question has been asked before and I've tried everything I found without success. The PC boots and it loads the OS, I can hear the welcome sound of Windows, but there is no connection to ...
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Installing Windows XP from the Hard Drive

I have an old pc that does not support Windows XP installation using flash drive, the only way to get it done is to boot it from its hard drive(since I dont have a CD/DVD Drive). Can you give a step ...
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Does remote desktop store failures, and if so, where?

Yesterday, I could use remote desktop to login into an XP desktop. Today I cannot. The error is the vanilla This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again.... The remote ...