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Moving/copying files off onedrive to external drive XP

Moving/copying files off onedrive to external drive XP It only gives me options to move to folders within onedrive. Not to external destinations I don't have win 8 Please help. I have 1200 photos I ...
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XP in Win7 virtual PC Security considerations

I have a Windows 7 PC but occasionally have the need to run old software that won't run on Windows 7 but would run on XP. I have XP installed inside Windows Virtual PC and inside that XP networking ...
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How to move a software with user key to another computer?

I have a software in Computer A. When it was first installed, I need to input a UserKey and use it. After the first time the UserKey was entered, I do not have to enter any Key again when using it. ...
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Can i install windows XP after installing windows 8.1

I have windows 8.1 on my system. I want to install windows xp on another partition but i searched and found that previous version of windows should be installed first otherwise it might not work. Is ...
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Can't access “E” partition

In my pc hard disk (Four Partition i.e.,C,D,E,F) & running windows XP, Service pack 2 Unable to access "E" partition,when I double click on "E" drive it disappear immediately. So can not see & ...
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Installing windows xp on a SATA drive computer

My laptop make is Lenovo,model is Z580. It has i5-3210m and 500 GB HDD.Also,it has nvidia geforce gt 630m GPU.System memory is 4GB. I wanted to dual boot windows xp with the other OSes,currently ...
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Installed Apache 2.2 on Windows XP and didn't check “Install as service”, how can I add apache to services?

I Installed Apache 2.2 on Windows XP (with installer) and didn't check "Install as service". How can I add the Apache Windows Service?
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How to show file size in MB on Windows XP?

It's strange that Windows XP is showing my file in KB in details view under Windows Explorer (there is a 14GB file in the folder, so it doesn't make sense). Is there a setting somewhere to change ...
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Windows XP User Environment

I get message upon log-in "Windows cannot find the local profile." I get logged in using a temporary profile and all changes are lost upon exit. How can I log into my local profile?
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I updated my windows xp pc to windows 7 and now its down to 256 color and i cant change it to 32 bit

I updated my windows xp pc to windows 7 and now its down to 256 color and i cant change it to 32 bit. Please Help Me. I have already bought several graphic cards and none of them worked. I have a ...
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Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen (NOT A JOKE!)

So long time ago I posted a question asking how to fix my broken windows XP but it seems that I have done this on 1st April and everyone thought that it was a joke and nobody answered - LOL! (link to ...
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Error when installing XP after win 7

My machine was running win 7. For some reason I had to install XP. So inputted the XP CD on the machine and started to installation. While installing, the process formated the C:\ drive and then ...
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WHY can't I connect to my Access Point anymore

windows xp wireless stops working after use wired connection I cant see the wireless network in available wireless network list in wireless network connection properties, the use Windows to ...
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Can i use a friend's Xp installer disk for my own computer?

My friend has a Windows Xp installer disk for home and i have a product key for windows Xp home. Would i be able to use his disk to install windows XP to my computer?
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Is it possible to install an OS without any installation medium?

I have a blank hard drive. Is it possible for me to install Windows XP onto it with only the product key and nothing else?
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ps/2 port of the case doesn't work properly

I'm going to install Win XP on my computer (I had win 7 but had some problem with installing the HP printer on it and so I decide to install XP because that printer seems to be installed properly on ...
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Google page is not opened in windows xp [on hold]

when I was opening google homepage from windows xp facing the problem is account suspended but other sites are opening. How can I solve this problem.
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removing read-only access for a folder in windows XP

So I have this windows XP box which has a folder. When I look at its properties, it read-only is enabled. When I uncheck this checkbox and saves it, it saves with no messages, but when I open it again ...
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Acer Aspire 7741Z cannot install Windows

I have an Acer Aspire 7741Z that crashed on me and I had to replace the HDD. I didn't have a Windows disk to use for install so I installed Ubuntu. It works, it boots, everything is fine. Now I ...
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Why do System Restore points vary in size so much on Windows XP?

I've just been looking on my Win XP system with TreeSize Free and find that in System Volume Information I have 18 Restore Points taking up around 12.2 GB of disk space in total. I also find that the ...
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Windows XP installation, no previous version of Windows NT

I tried to reinstall Windows XP on my Lenovo S10e netbook, but I got this error: No previous version of Windows NT can be found on your computer. Setup cannot verify that you qualify to install ...
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How to make Microsoft Windows 7 Search display the actual Folder Location instead of some cryptic path?

I am very dissatisfied with the search offered by Windows 7 Explorer. Let me first explain what happens, and what I expect: I have a folder c:\test. When I use explorer-search and search for test, ...
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dual boot Windows xp and Windows 7 from the same partition

After installing Windows 7 (ver. Enterprise 64-bit) my old Windows XP installation has been moved to the "Windows.old" directory. Now I know it is possible to restore and boot Windows XP again by ...
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Office 2007 running on Win7 64-bit hangs intermittently

I have a network with PCs running on XP and Win7(64). The application running on these PCs fetch Word 2007 files from a Win 2003 server(32) on a regular basis. The XP systems don't seem to have any ...
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Change The System Partition, Windows XP

my computer originally attached with two hard disk (disk1 as C: and disk2 as E:) where disk1 is SATA (system partition) and disk2 is IDE (boot). then, i attached another hard disk (disk3 as D: , ...
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How to boot on linux partition from a windows xp partition with virtual box?

I have a local disk with 3 partitions. One is partitioned in windows xp while the other is partitioned in linux mint. I am running my system in windows xp. How can I boot in virtual box the linux ...
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Why OS Windows does not boot after disk disconnected?

I have problem with booting from Mandriva linux boot menu to Windows. I previously used two disks: one with Windows and one with Mandriva and booting worked. However when I removed the disk with ...
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Windows Keeps crashing after boot

My math teacher gave me an old Windows XP computer a few years back and last year, There was a power surge in my home and the motherboard was just completely fried. I took the hard drive out. Today, I ...
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Access to applications on two discs

I have two hard discs in one computer, there is Windows XP on each. When I am booting Windows from HDD I can use applications being installed on this disc, but when I am booting Windows from another ...
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How can I tell what encoding a file name is using?

I have some files with Russian (cyrillic) names. When I open them in Windows Explorer, the names display correctly. When I list them in Command shell (cmd) they display as "?????" character. Is ...
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Why have my Chrome windows metastasized?

Chrome was fine when I shut it down last night, but when I opened it up today, the entire window had gone huge. I know I can make the web content zoom in and out easily enough, but the tabs, the ...
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Output CMD command line to file does not work on Windows XP VM

I install a Windows XP virtual machine on Window 7 using VirtualBox. I run a command within the VM: ping www.google.com > file.txt but no result found in the file. It is the same with all other ...
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Two Network Adapters, One Prevents Other's Connection

Digged up the forums but couldn't find the same issue, so here comes the question: My operating system is Windows XP. It has 2 network adapters. 1st: IP -> 10.54.88.55, Subnet -> 255.255.255.0, ...
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Microsoft XP on HP computer

Had to do a system restore on my HP Pavillion 533W with OS - XP. Computer reverted back to initial install. Now am unable to load IE 8 or SP2 or SP3. When attempting to load newer IE 8, I get this ...
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0x71ab664d memory error in multiple programs

I am working on a Research PC, for an Agilent LC/MSD trap. The computer has always given the memory error 0x71ab664d on boot, and AFAIK, came with this error when we bought the machine. I have since ...
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client32.exe process - high cpu usage

My Win Xp computer has a process (client32.exe) that consumes a lot of cpu (between 38% to 70%). Is there a way to identify what is the cause for such high consumption? the computer is quite old and ...
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Windows XP - How do use grep to find strings in files in subdirectories

I once had a version of grep on my PC (I think it came with an early version of Delphi) which supported searching in nested folders with the -r switch. Now something (I suspect a later version of ...
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How to change the theme of Windows 8 to the classic theme?

I would like to change the theme of my windows 8 to the classic theme (a theme that look more like windows XP).
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Dual-Boot Windows XP and Vista Without Windows Boot Manager?

I have been dual-booting FreeBSD (1st partition) and Windows XP (2nd partition) using Grub2 (configured in FreeBSD). I just installed Windows Vista on my hard drive's 3rd partition. To boot Vista I ...
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Computer reacts toward a normal DVD as a bootable DVD

I have a PC running XP with the following specs. When I put some DVD which contains some apps and multimedia files, and restart the machine, in the boot screen (when the name of the motherboard and ...
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Dell Dimension 4600C Upgrade

I have a dell computer and would like to upgrade the RAM to 4GB. I know that each slot can only take a maximum of 1GB and there are 2 slots. Can I increase this maximum by upgrading some other part of ...
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The network path was not found

This is for a Windows XP SP3 machine, trying to access file shares on a Windows Server 2008 R2 system. The client had access to the server previously, and other clients on the same network are not ...
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How to automatically set each new file in utf-8 without BOM?

win xp sp3 notepad++ v 6.6.7 Settings - Preferences - New Document UTF-8 without BOM - is chosen Apply to opened ANSI files - is checked Still when I create a new file and check in Encode - ...
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Deleting the Ubuntu Swap Partition

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows XP. XP on C: drive Ubuntu on D: drive and E: linux swap E: drive disappeared from XP "My Computer" but it appears in disk management saying unknown ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and windows

How much memory is required to dual boot the latest version of Ubuntu and windows (XP, although I'll upgrade to 7 soon)? The Ubuntu installation process says I'll need 6 GB, but is this just for the ...
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Inaccessible partition

I am using desktop running Windows XP. My PC has an 80GB hard disk with 4 partitions: C, D, E & F Partitions C,D & F open easily but when I double click on "E" drive in my computer then it ...
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Available physical memory, XP

I installed a Windows XP x86 on my PC. But when I open the system information window in the System Summary tab, in the right-hand pane and at bottom the following are written: Total Physical memory ...
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Installing Windows XP from USB, PC refuses to boot working bootable USB

I have to reinstall Windows XP on my old PC. Installing via USB is the only option - the CD/DVD drive doesn't work anymore, as well as the floppy drive and the computer can't start, the startup just ...
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Format an old computer (doesn't have a cd reader and doesn't allow booting from USB)

I have an old laptop that I want to reinstall windows XP on. As mentioned in the title there is no CD drive. And the boot menu shows only these 4 options: Harddisk. Floppy (the computer doesn't have ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a Windows XP machine to Windows 7 without having to reinstall?

I have a client who wants to upgrade his Windows XP machine to Windows 7. He a lot of important software that he wishes to keep. Instead of doing a clean install of windows 7 and manually installing ...