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Cannot create a specific file name in windows

I have win xp sp3 and cannot create the file named con.php Anywhere on disk i got a message that the file already exists. Searching in win explorer I found no one such a file name on the whole ...
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Why are there hundreds of temp files on my computer as soon as I use the internet?

I just did a rough count of temp files on my computer using Internet Options/Browsing History/View files and found there are over 200 files in the directory as soon as I connect to the internet. Where ...
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Lock/Fix Windows XP Screen Resolution

I am looking for a method to lock the screen resolution of a Windows XP machine. The resolution would be device independent meaning the system should ignore any EDID information that will be passed by ...
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VirtualBox network print from XP guest in Win 8.1 host, using bridged network second physical NIC

I need some help to solve the network printing from guest XP. Windows 8.1 Pro host OS; VirtualBox 4.3.10 (latest, 14-apr-2014); Windows XP SP3 guest OS; Two physical NICs One used by host in first ...
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Fix BSOD on Win XP VMWARE Image?

I have a new install of Windows XP in my VMWARE. However, it only runs for a few minutes and then I get BSOD with the following message. STOP: c000021a [Fatal System Error} The Windows SubSystem ...
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Fix blue screen of death on VMware Workstation

I just recently setup a vmware workstation for Windows XP, however it seems about twice per day I get the blue screen of death. Unfortunately I was not able to write down the error displayed in the ...
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windows xp - Disable internet access but leave LAN working solution - also blocks inbound?

I found Stefan Seidel's Answer for: Disable internet access but leave LAN working at: Disable internet access but leave LAN working I found that the command line entry to disable internet access was ...
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Adjusting screen resolution without having video card drivers

My father has an old Windows XP computer. He asked me to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 8 since windows XP ended releasing updates. I installed Windows 8, and most of hardware got installed without ...
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C:\System Volume Information\_restore{6E3D25DD-2E98-4D88-BAA4-DA84E0DB2D6D}\RP126

After running disk space analyser , I found a large folder on C labeled :C:\System Volume Information_restore{6E3D25DD-2E98-4D88-BAA4-DA84E0DB2D6D}\RP126 . and it occupy a big space on the partition . ...
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How do I make the reminder to upgrade from XP go away? [duplicate]

A pop up scrolls up from the bottom right corner to remind me of the end of XP support. Since I will not be using XP online any longer, and just keep XP for offline gaming, I am not concerned about ...
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windows XP. Laptop sees router, however cannot connect to the internet

This laptop had been working fine up till a couple of days ago. Now, it wont actually connect to the internet although the wireless network connection shows it to be connected with a strong signal. I ...
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Is Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP still supported?

Can anyone confirm if Internet Explorer 8 will continue to receive updates on Windows XP? I know that XP is now EOL but does that mean that IE8 on XP will no longer receive security updates either? ...
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LegalNoticeText Tool? [closed]

Has anyone seen/developed a tool for populating WinLogin LegalNoticeText with text with carriage returns? Seems like a natural power tool that would come in real handy for warning XP users.
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Documents spool but don't print over network from Mac to Windows

I recently got a new MacBook Air with Mavericks 10.9.2. The printer I'm trying to print to is an HP LaserJet P1005 connected to a Windows XP laptop. When installing the printer, I used the 'Generic ...
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Network folders in Windows XP Sync toy not visible

I have a ubuntu 12.04 samba file server which is recognized automatically under Win 7 + 8 in the Windows Explorer Network, also Synctoy shows the samba folders. But in XP the folders are not shown, I ...
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how to restore xp after installing windows 8

I have installed Windows 8 on a PC running windows xp. I was trying to get a dual boot and used advanced options in the setup, but ended up with xp on a drive and win 8 in another. Now, the PC starts ...
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Laptop touch pad click does not work [closed]

I have a HP laptop and win xp. My laptop touchpad work poperly but when I want to click through touchpad it does not work.
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Make an existing VM immutable

With XP security support coming to an end, but needing to use some software that will only run under XP (and some other software that just needs windows) I'd like to make my XP VM a bit more secure. ...
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Mouse not working in Windows XP

My friend has a system with Pentium 4 processor and Windows XP. Please help me figure out why the mouse is not working. The mouse cursor is showing even if the mouse is removed from the system. It is ...
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Microsoft Office 2010 reinstall (Windows XP)

I have windows XP professional and microsoft office professional. I just had to replace my hard drive, and I am now in the process of reinstalling all my software. I'm having trouble reinstalling ...
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Issue with harddisk, now showing “Disk Error”

My mom's office PC was having some issue recently. That it was not showing any out. When checked, found that the motherboard is defected. Probably because of the frequent power failures or overvoltage ...
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Is it too late to get the last updates for XP? [duplicate]

Obviously there won't be any more updates for XP, since they stopped supporting it as of today. However I still have a couple of XP machines around that I don't use much, and they haven't gotten the ...
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What are the potential security issues when I keep using Windows XP? [closed]

Microsoft stopped updating Windows XP and the media warns us of security leaks. I actually just read that continuing to use Windows XP is "extremely" dangerous. Why exactly is this such a danger? I ...
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How to automatically turn off the monitor regardless of inactivity? (Windows XP)

I'm aware of the power options in windows. But I don't want it to switch off after I've been idle for some time. What I want it do is to switch off on its own at regular intervals (say, 20 mins), ...
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Are air gapped PCs sufficiently secure running XP?

I have several XP SP2 machines on a LAN and several XP SP3 machines standalone. All are air gapped from the internet and receive no patches or AV updates. File transfers are by burning CDs containing ...
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How do I automate installation of Windows XP?

How do I automate installation of Windows XP? I need the OS to install unattended, without user prompts. E.g. on CentOS/Red Hat/Fedora Linux, the Anaconda installer supports kickstart files - "a ...
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How to secure Windows XP by write-protecting the system disk [closed]

I would like to give a few users access to a secure installation of Windows XP. To do so, I would like to install Windows XP on a virtual machine and put all the system and core application files to a ...
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Can't connect from winXP in Virtual Box to ftp on my linux host

I've try to connect to my host system (which is Xubuntu) that run ftp server, ftp://10.0.2.2/ I use default ftp built in WindowsXP: error (I only have Polish version): Wystąpił błąd podczas ...
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Windows XP Service Pack 3 installation on a PC with no Internet connection

I need to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 on a machine that currently has Windows Xp Service Pack 2. What is the right way to do it? Someone suggested downloading the executable from here and ...
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How to hide a HDD from device manager?

I somehow managed to "hide" one of my SATA HDDs from XP's device manager. No yellow signs, nothing and it does not work. But BIOS can still see it. On Linux, its partitions still work as expected, ...
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Disable the Security Essentials End-of-Life Warning on Windows XP

Is it possible to disable the "Support for this operating system is ending" warning that the current version of Microsoft Security Essentials displays on Windows XP? Based on a quick couple of ...
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How do I install Windows XP on a computer without cd drive? [duplicate]

I need to install Windows XP on a computer without a CD drive I have the following in mind Please suggest on whether it is feasible or not, or if it cannot work for some reason, what else I can try ...
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HP Designjet 5000ps timeout error

Here is my previous question, which was resolved. HP Designjet 5000ps not "recieving" Print Currently my issue is that after the file is uploaded, the printer goes into a faze where it ...
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Making Win XP as future-proof as possible [closed]

So Win XP is finally going off life support. Unfortunately, the Print Shop I work for has equipment that requires XP (i.e. no drivers are supported in the newer OSes) We have upgraded most of our ...
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Mirroring (cloning?) local and network partitions to an external HDD

This being a new area to me, I'm not even sure on the terminology. Cloning, I believe is the correct term for what I'm trying to do. I have a machine which has several local and several network ...
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Windows XP - shutdown without administrator privileges and without group policies for shutdown.exe

I am facing a problem at my workplace: I have a Windows XP comupter with no administrator rights granted. I would like to be able to shutdown my local machine from the command line. I already tried ...
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windows XP - View history of commands in cmd.exe

Is it possible to view the history of commands entered in cmd.exe? And by previous, I mean the commands I entered from yesterday for example. I created a .bat file. I execute it in cmd.exe along with ...
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After 8th April - Windows XP updates [duplicate]

There seems to be lots of chats surrounding the following question (of sorts), but I can't seem to find anything definitive, so here goes: After 8th April, will Auto Update still work for XP ...
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What is the maximum number of partitions I can create in WindowsXp?

I know that I can create up to 24 partitions (C to Z), can we create more? and how? Thanks.
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Best practice on how to update & reboot a live server [closed]

We have a business critical server that has not been re-booted in over 2 years. It is running Windows Server 2003, with SQL Server 2005 (SP3), Visual Studio 2005 and 2008R2, and has numerous versions ...
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deleted a now-inaccessible harddrive

When formatting my computer for Windows XP, there were two hard drives available to format. I deleted the latter hard drive with 'L' option, thinking they would merge. They didn't merge. I deleted ...
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How to bring an application minimized to tray after Explorer crash?

FastCopy was in the process of copying a large amount of data, while minimized to tray (so it doesn't get in the way). Then Windows Explorer crashed, and now FastCopy is no longer in the Task ...
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Debugging not-loading Windows XP x64

The question is related to this one: Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen. So I want to debug WinLogon.exe through Windows Kernel-Debugger remotely using an 1394 (Fire Wire) port on the system asked ...
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Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen

The problem is that when I boot on Windows XP (x64), which worked very great for a great amount of time, the mouse pointer and the welcome screen appears but then after waiting hour or so nothing ...
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Thoughts and opinions on XP/Office 2003 to 7/Office 2007+

I have an elderly client who is very used to the Windows XP / Office 2003 interfaces. I have myself researched plugins and addons for Windows 7 and Office 2010 (the to-be installed software) but am ...
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dual boot windows 7 with xp hard drive compatibility mode

I need to get a Compaq 620 laptop with Windows 7 to dual boot with Windows xp I tried running the Windows XP setup CD, but soon after I get a BSOD error This page says that I need to change the hard ...
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XP in VMware with Host SSD

My host computer, running Windows 8.1, has an SSD drive. I want to install Windows XP in a VMware machine, is it safe to place the machine files on the SSD? I have the fear that XP might not handle ...
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Copy from Debian to mounted CIFS share hangs

I have a backup script run by a cron job on my Debian server. It creates a .tar.gz file from /home and copies it to a mounted CIFS share onto a Windows XP machine. It has been running without a ...
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How to boot into Windows 7 after installing Windows XP on the same HDD?

I installed Windows XP in an unallocated space of a HDD that already had Windows 7 installed on. Installation completed, Windows XP boots, but Windows 7 won't. From the moment I press the power button ...
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How does a Windows computer behave when it has multiple default gateways?

I have a computer(Windows XP) connected to two network interfaces, these two interfaces are connected to different networks and they are configured to receive a DHCP configuration, which means that ...