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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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unable to open one of my drive e in xp os [on hold]

When I open one of my E drive in my computer then it immediate disappears and screen goes off for few seconds then comes to normal mode.So, I'm unable to see and read the contents of that drive. I am ...
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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 ...
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My bluetooth headset just wouldnt connect to my desktop PC

I am using XTREME technology branded bluetooth headset. Though I am able to successfully pair and connect this headset with my mobile, I am unable to do the same with my XP desktop PC. I have inserted ...
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Windows XP multicast route unable to be set on Windows 7

I have to set a route that I am setting in windows xp by using this command : route -p add 224.224.224.0 mask 240.240.240.0 150.1.2.194 metric 30 Under windows 7, this command doesn't work anymore ...
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CMOS editor on Windows?

I need some way to modify BIOS settings in the CMOS memory from within Windows. Particularly I want to change the "state after power failure" setting through a remote VNC connection. Mainboard: ASUS ...
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How to complete windows xp 1st setup without using monitor

I have a laptop (Eee Pc 901) with a blank screen, and after I restored my laptop back to its factory settings, I was trying to connect it to a external monitor so I can actually use it. I tried hotkey ...
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Canon E510 cannot be installed on Windows XP [on hold]

Windows XP is no longer available. As a result of this, my Canon E510 cannot get installed on my desktop even with the necessary driver file from Canon. However, 3 other Canon printers can be ...
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Best operating system for my Desktop computer [on hold]

After Windows XP End of Support , i can't choose the best operating system for my Desktop computer, i need OS like Windows XP or faster it will be good and can run this programs : Google chrome , VLC ...
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Get some images from old program on XP - No downloading anything

I'm trying to get some images from an old program that only runs on Windows XP, but I don't want to download any programs from the Internet. I've tried googling but so far the only thing that has ...
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export reg_sz key registry in hex format

I need to export a registry key of type REG_SZ using hex format because it contains some non printable values (00 and 0a). So when I export it as .reg using regedit I can't get a correct file. Is ...
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How do I connect to remote virtual machines on Virtual Box?

I'm new to Oracle Virtual box but have used VMware several times. I have a client that is now running a Windows xp virtual machine on his main machine to access a piece of bespoke software that will ...
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hg clone using tortoisehg throws “getaddrinfo failed” error on Windows XP

I have Windows XP installed in my system.I have installed tortoisehg-2.10-hg-2.8-x86.msi. I have checkpoint vpn1-secuRemote installed on my system. I am trying to clone a project.But when i clone a ...
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HD Audio codec dump from Windows XP SP2

I have win xp running on my Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (early 2008), with Bootcamp and all the stuff working properly (in particular, I'm interested in the internal microphone) I'd like to get a codec ...
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Why can't I copy this iTunes folder on Windows XP?: “Cannot copy file or folder: Cannot copy file:”

I'm moving an iTunes library for a friend from a XP computer to a new Dell. I've made sure to consolidate the library and make sure that nothing is read only (suggested online, don't know why that ...
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Where to download official windows XP? [duplicate]

After some searches i found a download link from Microsoft After i downloaded it, it wont boot! i did some researches i found that that ISO was an update if you have sp2 or sp1 it will update it to ...
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How to power off a secondary internal hard drive using software?

Sometimes, there is a need to shut down a secondary internal hard drive (for example, due to the noise it produces while it's running). I would like to do this without physically disconnecting the ...
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Installing OS Window XP the i get blue screen [closed]

Aproblem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears ...
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How to set same view for all directories to minature in Windows XP

Every single directory viewed by explorer looks different. Once it displays minatures other time details etc. I would like to set view for minatures everywhere. How to do it?
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Is there anything here to stop access to 3306?

I am trying to work out why a script on my online server cannot access MySQL to get playlist data and display it. I have checked all I can and it is not the script, as many others are using it with ...
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windows can't show flashdisk

It just happen recently, it shows in Device Manager, it also appear in Disk Management, and also, I can open it, but I can't explore it? Here's some screenshot In Device Manager: In Disk ...
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How to defragment RAM by command in text file

In the old days: 99' I used utility to free some RAM memory but I remember that there is also a command which invoked can force Windows XP(then Windows 98SE) to free some RAM. Does anybody remembers ...
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Having trouble with MySQL and 3306

I have XP Pro, Netcomm NB304N Modem and ADSL out to web. Web page is on our shared server website. MySQL is installed, 3306 is shown as open and accessible by Port Forwarder yet I cannot get a script ...
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How do I test Java Apps in Win7/XP

I was wondering if someone could help me. I often am asked to test various application in the windows environment. We have a vender who has built a Java app and from time-to-time the application acts ...
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Zeroconf not working on Windows XP VM on Ubuntu 14.04 host

I am setting up "Easy Home File Sharing with FTP and Zerconf" on Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 (amd64) When I installed avahi, there was no package called service-discovery-applet available for Ubuntu GNOME ...
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How do I physically replace an internal dual-boot hard-disk, without fresh OS reinstall?

On dual boot Win XP SP3 || Lx Ubuntu 14.04 LTS aka Trusty, I need to upgrade my /dev/sda (disk 0) to a bigger disk. /dev/sda has 7 volumes (logical and extended partitions) and 2 OS (XP and Trusty). I ...
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Where are Notepad++ configuration files?

win xp sp3 and Notepad++ 6.6.7 I'm trying to find configuration files, so: C:\Documents and Settings\[User]\Application Data\Notepad++/stylers.xml I opened this file and change some settings, for ...
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Route request from 1VM to another

I have a linux ubuntu vm and windows xp vm running parallel. How would I go about routing a request from the xp vm to the linux vm? Host PC is setup to route test.com to 192.168.33.10 which is the ...
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“NTLDR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.” how to troubleshoot.?

I removed my Laptop hard disk and put in a casing thereby making it an external hard disk. Later I formatted the C: partition by connecting the hard disk to a desktop computer via USB port. Once ...
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CPU Clock, Hirens BootCD, Windows XP

I have an older laptop I am thinking of multiple uses for it. The laptop ran windows xp terribly slow so I did a fresh install of windows xp and it still runs terribly slow(yes i installed the correct ...
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Log Off dialog takes so long to appear on WinXP

I have WinXP Home SP3 32 bit. It works very well, I don't reach RAM and CPU limits, all programs run smooth, etc. The only problem it has is that when I click "Log Off" button in Start menu, the ...
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Can't install any OS on “old” PC [closed]

I got an old PC (I think bought in 2002) just for some experiments. It has still windows XP Professional SP2 so I wanted at first install windows server 2008 (because I got it form DreamSpark) but ...
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DVD drive not reading

My friend brought over his budget rig for a DVD drive that wouldn't read disks to see if I could solve the problem (I can't). He's running Windows XP on an ASUS N-MX-SE Plus board, the drive is an LG ...
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Why do all web-based UI open in the default browser instead of inside the window?

Some Background All UIs that use HTML are displayed on the default browser instead of inside the window. I noticed this problem after trying to make a simple browser window and posted a question on ...
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How do I move the task bar?

My mother was moving some things around on her desktop the other day and somehow moved her task bar. It went from horizontal along the bottom of the screen to vertical along the left edge of the ...
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Problems with type size in e-mails

The e-mails I receive all come up in a fixed type size on the page which looks to be about 26point and I cannot find how to get this to a more reasonable size for printinvg - any ideas ?
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Microsoft Video Screensaver Won't Install - Windows XP

When I try to install Microsoft Video Screensaver, it tells me I need to validate Windows. When I click "Continue," it opens up a link in IE and runs a script to test my Windows XP copy's validity. It ...
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Enabling “fast user switching” for XP domain PC for when a session is locked

We have a shared PC which is often left unattended for long enough for it to go to the lock screen. Other users who need to use it are confronted with the lock screen (which does not have the "switch ...
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Cannot access Acom Data Model HD040U2FE-54 external harddrive

Cannot access Acom Data Model HD040U2FE-54 with following error message: The specified I/O operation on \Device\Harddisk1\DR3 was not complete before the time out period ended What's going ...
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Can we store unlimited data in a Disk [closed]

I was wondering that can we store unlimited data in a disk. So I just started researching that how can we do that. Well at first it seems quite inappropriate question but when I come to know about ...
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Please explain the meaning of FAT 36

To update the GPS map system in my car the manual states that the USB used to download the updates from the Internet has to be FAT 36. Please can you tell me what this means?
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All computer changes discarded after restart

There's an Internet café that I frequent, and I've noticed that after restarting any computer - no matter what I did on that computer - it goes back to the exact same state as it was before, with all ...
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How to properly clone harddisk to external hardisk

First let my tell my needs: I mainly work on my desktop PC. IT is Windows XP SP3. But sometimes i have to leave my home city for urgency and from there i have to work on my pc. So, i keep teamviewer ...
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How can I elegantly manage a machine for running slideshows using VNC or RDP?

I have a WinXP professional machine that is connected to a video distribution system. It needs to display a slideshow on screen, and this slideshow will be changed every weekend or so. The person ...
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Is Windows XP free yet? [closed]

Can we ever expect to be? Will Microsoft continue to renew a copyright on software they are no longer are willing to supply? When will I be able to ask where can I download XP bundled with every sp ...