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What is the relationship between /3GB boot flag, PAE kernel, LargeAddressAware PE flag and 36Bit Memory addressing in Windows 32bit?

After I read that Windows 2003 Enterprise 32bit support more than 4GB, I realize that the rest editions are being crippled even when using PAE kernel (ntkrnlpa.exe / ntkrpamp.exe). So could someone ...
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COM+ setup error XP

I am trying to install IIS on a virtualbox windows xp operating system. I am treated, however, with a COM + error message, and am unable to proceed from here. Any help on this topic would be ...
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How can I improve the performance of my audio software?

I am running OtsAV on Windows XP. The way it works is by buffering a small amount of data from the hard drive just before it needs to play it. It used to give flawless sound no matter what else was ...
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GNU GCC compiler fails to compile when path contains spaces (C++)

I installed code::blocks and GNU GCC + SDK Stream (Open GL) exactly as described in tutorial "Playing with OpenCL: Gaussian Blurring" by Lefteris. Why I cannot compile using spaces in path to library ...
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Why is wuauctl overloading my Win XP and how to stop it?

Today I just opened my old laptop with Win XP (I use it every day, I don't shut it down nor hybernate, just close the lid in the evening and open in the morning) connected to Internet and it started ...
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Monitor Won't Turn On Until Login Screen

Got an issue with an XP machine (upgrading to Windows 7). The monitor does not turn on until the log in screen appears. The original VGA adapter is broken, so I placed in a new VGA adapter in to one ...
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Window xp blinks at nomal mode on start

My computer is hp Compaq (windows xp,sp2).please guys help me with this, I started to see monite blinks very fast when windows start and doesnot stop blinking.previously it worked on safe mode and now ...
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Windows XP to Windows 7 Does not recognize media card reader

Since I upgraded for XP to 7 my media card reader on an older Dell XPS400 is not recognized by 7.Any help finding a driver or way to get it back? Everything else is fine.
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Turn laptop screen on with a hot key

After turning off my laptop screen (through power management inactivity or through a utility), I want to know if it is possible to prevent it turning back on unless a specific key is pressed. ...
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XP SP2 hangs on logo screen, running chkdsk /p /r now hanging

I have a windows xp sp 2 on a toshiba laptop, Ive been using it for many years. The other day it hung on the windows logo and would only start in safemode. I did a best configuration, restore, then ...
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Install Windows XP In PC [on hold]

I got stuck on one problem, I have PC which use to have Windows XP install, somehow someone format the C drive. I want to install Windows XP again. I change the BIOS Setting to boot from CD drive, ...
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Windows XP 64-bit Conexant Pebble HD Audio Driver

I have installed Windows XP 64-bit on my HP Pavilion G60T-500 CTO notebook PC and along with installing a non-factory OS came the struggle of finding drivers. My audio device is a Conexant Pebble HD ...
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What does WindowsXP SetMonTime.exe command do?

I noticed on my Windows XP SP3 workstation a command runs at startup as follows: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SetMonTime 600 I searched on the net and there is absolutely no reference to what it is and what ...
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vimtutor: command not found

My first time trying to pull up vimtutor fails. I get a vimtutor: command not found message. Strangely, running vim works fine. I've never installed Vim on my own, I just found it working when I type ...
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Command line: Copy files listed with DIR /S to another folder

I'm trying to list all macro enabled files in my D: and copy them to a "newfolder" I created in the same drive, this is what I've tried and the error message: D:\>copy dir \*.xlsm/S newfolder\ The ...
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SHA2 support for windows XP SP2 : any hotfix or dll available?

SSL with SHA2 does not work in windows XP SP2 and below.Th websites does not open if it has SSL with sha2. It requires SP3 and above. So is there any hotfix or files other than completely installing ...
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Samsung kies on windows Xp [duplicate]

Samsung kies,its not installing telling that it is not connected to the internet whereas the pc is connected to the internet.I am using windows xp with service pack 3.Please help me!!
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Corrupt PowerPoint File [duplicate]

My wife created a very extensive PowerPoint presentation. She presented it, and then decided to bring it home to save (it was very good). Sadly, she MOVED it to a key drive instead of copy. This means ...
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How can I resolve “The page was not displayed because the request entity is too large.”

When I try to get information from the TTC I receive the message "The page was not displayed because the request entity is too large." I have searched but all the answers I have found relate to the ...
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Does Windows Indexing Service change the Date Accessed property on files?

I just noticed that almost all of my files have been accessed within the last two hours. Could it be Windows Indexing Service doing this? P.S. I wanted to tag this question date-accessed but the ...
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Only outgoing connection, no incoming connection in LAN

In one of the Windows XP PC sometimes all other Pc's in the LAN connection cannot access it. but all the other PC's can be accessed from it.Its like no incomming connection only outgoing . It is ...
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Computers on the same subnet won't ping or browse files

There's three computers on this office room, all located on the building-level local network. All of them have internet connectivity. "PC1" is running Windows XP (I know, I know...) and its IP is ...
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How to use proxy on Virtual Box (Windows XP)

I'm not exactly the most tech savy so please bear with me. I am trying to connect through a proxy with my Virtualbox accounts. Initially I wanted to just set the browsers in each virtualbox under a ...
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Can I rename my “Recyle Bin” folder in WinXP?

I want to rename my "Recycle Bin" folder on my Windows XP system so that it's like the "Trash Can" of my Ubuntu's. I cannot find a simple "Rename" command on right-clicking. I might have to head ...
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What did Emulator do to my laptop? [closed]

I played SEGA with my KEGA.exe (Sega Emulator) and it made my right key malfunction. Before that I had also played it in my notebook with fullscreen mode, and suddenly my ACER Aspire One notebook ...
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Turning On Admin Privledges For Certain Programs on XP

So I own an irritatingly old computer, Windows XP. We recently downloaded a game, League of Legends, and discovered it needed Administrative privileges to run and start up. The computers administrator ...
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Error while using copy command to copy files in subfolders

I'm using the folliwing command to copy all files of the same extension from a folder and all its subfolders to a new destination: for /R "f:\" %f in (\*.mp3) do copy %f "C:\Documents and ...
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What's the equivalent of Wevtutil in XP or 2003?

I have a batch file for saving event logs to our shared drive. I want to do this for XP and Server 2003 without very much effort. What could I use since Wevtutil is only on Vista and up? rem Script ...
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How to prevent apps from opening the browser in Windows XP? [duplicate]

It's quite annoying during an uninstall or application exit to have the app open a web browser with a survey or the like. I'd like to prevent this from happening, if possible? There's a similar ...
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Cygwin sshd: Could not load host key

This is my first install of the cygwin in windows xp. How can I solve this problem? cat /var/log/sshd.log Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_key Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_rsa_key ...
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lanmanserver\Shares registry keys has many entries but no share exits really

I am using registry keys of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\Shares to get share names in my one of the coding. But i found some PC where I found some registry key ...
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Computer is very slow to open folder [closed]

How to fix my computer to make it very fast to access all folders? After defragmentation, my computer became very slow to open a folder. Before defragmentation, it could access the files from a ...
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Similar command to “purge” on MacOS X in Windows XP or Windows 7?

My computer has not much RAM and so sometimes it gets quite slow. On my MacBook I can then in the terminal use the purge command, to free unused RAM and get a better performance for a certain time. ...
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Windows XP and Windows 7 - Playing Old Games Over LAN

I have a fairly modern Windows 7 SP1 x64 machine and an old XP SP3 machine wired to a D-Link Dl-524 router. I want to play old games (or at least those of them that also run on Windows 7) over LAN. ...
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Best way and cheapest to go from xp home 32bit to win 7 ult 64 bit? [closed]

what is the best and cheapest way to upgrade my xp 32 bit to win 7 ultimate 64 bit, processor is 64 bit and MB and I see the retail prices of a full win 7 ultimate, compared to OEM. any suggestiion?
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Change colours of disk space properties

Is is possible to change the colours of used and free disk space colours in drive properties? So you know when it's game over.
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Stop microsoft-ds from responding to hack attempts

I have file sharing and "Client for Microsoft Networks" turned off on my machine (via the Network properties), yet I find that microsoft-ds (directory services) is still listing on ports 445 and 123, ...
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The newest version of Skype doesn't work. How do I get a previous version?

A member of my family has a machine under Windows XP SP2. I tried to upgrade it to SP3 a few times in the past, but the upgrade failed. Moving to a newer OS is not an option either. Recently, the ...
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Will a Windows (7,XP) computer go to sleep or standby, while copying a file?

Will a computer go to sleep or standby, while copying a file? Same question for Windows 7.
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How to replace turn off icon action to hibernate instead of shutdown on windows xp

How to replace turn off icon action to hibernate instead of shutdown on windows xp.I want my computer to hibernate when I press turn of button.I think it's possible.but I could not find answer via ...
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Windows XP stop error 0x7b

I have a DELL PC which is pretty old. My specs: Intel P4 2.00 GHz 512 MB RAM Integrated components I am trying to install windows xp but it will not install and BSOD will pop-up showing me 0x7B ...
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Formatting or not HDD after new motherboard installion

Is it possible to avoid formatting a hdd after installing a new motherboard on a machine? If "yes" is the answer, what is the best way to do that? I need to install a new M/B on my machine, but I ...
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I have an unbootable Windows XP install. I can open the registry (offline). How do I figure out what folders were shared on the network?

I have an Acronis disk image of a PC that had Windows XP Pro on it. The hard drive is dying and the Acronis image is incomplete (some missing sectors, blah blah). I did my best to get the computer to ...
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How to start computer in safe mode?

I have an IBM thinkpad and suddenly when i turned it on it came up with an error message saying: \windows\system32\config\system is corrupt or missing. I am trying to start it in safe mode but still ...
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Prevent Windows XP From Creating New Network Names when Tethering with Android

I've seen the answer to this question for Windows 7, but when I try to apply it to Windows XP it doesn't work. I entered the IP address and the subnet mask, then change the name of the connection. ...
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Decrypting WiFi password with Win XP regedit file?

I'm having problem with decrypting Windows XP wireless password (WPA2), I am supposed to retrieve WPA2 password from regedit file which I have already recovered from fotmatted partition. I have ...
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Setup has determined that drive d: is corrupted and can not be repaired

I was trying to install Windows Xp to my HP Mini Laptop using bootable Pendrive. At the time of loading drives and partitions it says Setup has determined that drive d: is corrupted and can not be ...
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pretty flimsy gmail password protection [duplicate]

why won't GMAIL allow me to enter my password in the password field EACH TIME I log in? All the maintenance man in my apartment complex has to do when I'm gone is start my computer and click on the ...
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Delete Microsoft Security Essentials from Windows XP

How do I delete remnants of MSSE? There are some files left over that are interfering with McAfee. These are the files: Application.etl dw20sharedInstall.log mp_ambitsinstall.log msseInstall.log ...
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How to connect from a VirtualBox guest (XP) to a running JBoss server on the host?

First off, I'll say I'm not 100% certain this is the correct location for this question. I was contemplating stackoverflow, but I don't think there's much in the way of code that has to do with this: ...