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Sharing HP Printer on windows 8.1 with 2 XP machines not on a domain

I have 2 wireless XP 32bit machines and a hardwired windows 8.1 64bit machine on a network (All in the same workgroup no domain controller) I have shared the printer on the windows 8.1 machine (It is ...
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Windows XP as VM on an old computer

I have this old machine (a Powermate ML5 PC) with these specs: OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600 OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation System ...
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Will this old Pentium Dual Core 2Ghz desktop run Windows 8.1?

I have this old PC that runs very smoothly with Windows XP, but since Microsoft has dropped support I am no longer using it so I decided to buy a Windows 8.1 copy and install on it. I would like to ...
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java program is working on windows 8 but not working on windows xp [on hold]

I have a program in java which changes password for a user, if changed then a messagebox appears stating its successful, and if not able to change then a messagebox appears stating not successful. ...
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How is the blue screen called when scandisk runs before login?

When scandisk is scheduled to run before login, it runs in a special blue screen. What is this special mode, does it have a name? Do other programs run in this blue screen, or is it only for ...
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Does scandisk/CHKDSK produce a log file when running before login?

I scheduled and ran CHKDSK after restart, but it took a long time, so I left it to run all night. In the morning, it had finished and the computer had logged in, but I had no way of knowing if it ...
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Toggling between two internet connections

I have the following two internet connections: a wired Ethernet connection (which goes through a proxy via a proxy config. URL) a wireless WLAN 802.11 g connection (has no proxy) My question is ...
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Most downloads don't finish and can't open some anti-virus, pc cleaning software etc [on hold]

Most of my downloads don't finish, especially if it's an exe file. It doesn't just stop halfway, it stops at the very end like something is blocking it from being written to disc. If the file is 5.1mb ...
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How to resolve DllRegisterServer error when registering an OCX component?

I have to fix a computer running Windows XP SP3, which has accumulated a fair amount of company-specific software, meaning that OS reinstall is not really an option. The thing is, I need to install a ...
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Windows XP won't boot after install, reinstalled HAL.DLL, still won't boot

I'm working with XP pro, but every time I install it, it says that HAL.DLL is missing or corrupt. I've replaced the file and rebuilt BOOT.INI multiple times now. The drive is formatted with a GUID ...
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How to reduce speed of copy paste in windows xp [on hold]

I have problems in my 2007 laptop dell inspiron e1505 when copying to new external storage devices. I copy many files, like 4000 and 4Gb to an external disk, and also a 32Gb microSD in a sd adapter or ...
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mrimg backup files restore in Windows 7

I have a file of Windows XP backup xpbackup.mrimg. Can I restore this to Windows 7 PC and see the contents of backup without using Windows XP?
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Having password entering issue during Windows XP logon

After a recent re-installation of Windows XP OS, I am having a frustrating issue with Windows logon. The first time when I log in, I have to continue pressing the particular password character until ...
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Windows XP installation disk for XP Mode under Windows 7?

I am running XP mode under Windows 7, for testing / troubleshooting software. I am trying to install a third party driver(unidrv printer), and I get stuck at Setup failed to locate required files. ...
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Where to get Windows 64bit driver beep.sys? [on hold]

Does anyone know where to download the xp 64bit driver beep.sys? I want to use it to get the beep from internal speaker back in windows 7 64bit, as I have seen people doing this succsessfully on ...
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Renaming the content of a file recursively along with folders and files

I am able to rename the folders and files with the below script. But I want to rename the inside the file content also. Here is the script which I am using, @echo off setlocal ...
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Mouse speed after installing Windows 8

I was using Windows XP with exactly the same mouse settings as now on the Windows 8.1. In file explorer or the internet browser mouse is working at the same speed as it was on the XP, but when I play ...
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Uninstall Lexmark s300 from XP

I had a Lexmark S300 Wireless printer. It has not worked for years!! I recently replaced it with a HP6830. The 6830 works fine, great printer, wireless. The only problem is it will not scan from ...
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Graham fritz, laptop with windows xp [closed]

I downloaded one drive but cant complete installation as laptop doesn't connect to onedrive. the laptop can connect to other sites
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Bluestacks not starting

I have two computers, one with Windows 8 and the other with Windows XP SP 2. I had installed Bluestacks on Windows 8. Then I searched the internet about how to install it on XP SP 2, and used a trick ...
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VirtualBox Windows XP has no local network

I’m trying to set up a Windows XP VirtualBox (with Oracle’s VirtualBox) yet it seems I don’t have drivers. In the guest Windows XP, the network section is empty, typing ipconfig in command prompt does ...
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A hard disk failure symptom or a Windows 8.1 bug?

A friend of mime mentions a problem that she encounter recently, as follows: She had two desktop machine. The older desktop machine run in Windows XP while the newer one run in Windows 8.1 Each ...
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HP envy SATA controller

I am trying to install XP on the secondary internal drive on an HP ENVY 17 j122na, I have been told that the driver is called 'intel rapid storage technology' so I copied the driver files onto a ...
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Custom Win XP with permssion problems

I'm trying to install a custom Windows XP SP3 on my HP Probook 4320s, using FAT 32 in the target partition. The installation has gone through some problems (missing files mainly), but it was just a ...
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Remote Desktop switches to Chinese on ctrl+space

I have Windows XP on my laptop and use Remote Desktop Connection to work on a computer with Windows Vista. On my laptop I use 3 languages: English, Russian, Chinese. I switch between them by ...
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Network Connection

good day. I have this problem just this morning. My computer, a windows XP machine, is unable to get an IP address from the DHCP server. So what I did is assign a static IP address instead. Now, ...
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Windows Xp - writing cache - dialog freezed

Within a Windows Xp SP3 VM (via VMWare), the writing cache dialog is disabled. It is able to invoke the dialog but the settings in the gui controls cannot be modified. Has anbody already experienced ...
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How can I recover a drive partition lost while uninstalling ubuntu

I have a windows XP (SP2) desktop with 4 partitions C:14 GB ; D: 14 GB ;E: 55 GB; F: 55 GB; (approximate size) I had installed Ubuntu 10.04 by creating space for it using existing disk partition ...
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How to search fulltext within Outlook XP attachments (pdf files) in Windows XP?

I need to do a full text search on the email database of Outlook XP on a PC with Windows XP SP3 which also searches within attached files like PDF files. Using Windows search did not find anything ...
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Opening a command prompt in another location - XP

In Windows 7, shift-right-clicking on a Explorer window brings up 'Open Command Window Here', which I cannot find in Windows XP. I heard you have to edit the registry, so I tried using this source. ...
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Joystick with Remote Desktop

Why can't I use my Logitech Extreme 3D pro joystick work through remote desktop, as does a USB mouse or keyboard? Joystick is connected to Laptop A (can be running either Windows XP or Windows 7). I ...
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Wi-Fi on Windows XP loses all wireless signals, until the Wi-Fi device is toggled from disabled to enabled

I have a laptop running Windows XP and after some amount of time it loses the current wireless connection and it will not detect any signal at all. The issue is resolved by going to network ...
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Dual boot, back up Windows7, install Ubuntu on it's place, than restore

I have dual boot on my machine, Windows 7 and Windows XP, loader - standard Win7 loader. I want to temporarily install ubuntu on a disk space now occupied by Win7 and be able to load both ubuntu and ...
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How can I make Windows XP automatically logoff 2 hours after logging in?

I have a Windows XP netbook and it is protected with a password. I want to be able to control the time other people spend on the computer, so whenever anyone logs in I want the computer to ...
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“unable to remap to same address as parent”, can't get rebaseall to fix the issue

I posted this question on the Cygwin mailing list with no response, so I'm trying here. I keep getting this same unable to remap error and rebaseall does not fix the problem. Specifics: On running ...
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Removing a Windows XP activator program

I have an old HP laptop with Windows XP Home Edition installed. I intend to change the product key of the installed OS. But I do not have its OS CD. I think there is an installed illegal Activator ...
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Windows XP RDP Protocol Error

I am trying to RDP into a windows xp pro sp3 machine (from windows 7). The connection is succesfull but after a random amount of time ( usually between 1 and 3 minutes) the session gets disconnected ...
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Windows XP RDP Protocol Error

I am trying to RDP into a windows xp pro sp3 machine (from windows 7). The connection is succesfull but after a random amount of time ( usually between 1 and 3 minutes) the session gets disconnected ...
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sharing files/folders over vpn?

Is there any way to share folders or files between two computers using windows xp over a vpn connection. I have searched for it so much but cant find a solution, also have tried by enabling a folder ...
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Outlook 2010 on Windows XP repeatedly asks for exchange credentials

We have a Windows XP machine that we can't upgrade yet to Windows 7/8. It's running Outlook 2010. It is connected to a web-based hosted Exchange 2013 provider. Many repeated times per day, a ...
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How to disable some specific USB ports

I have a Windows XP machine with Gigabyte EP31-DS3l Mobo. There are two ports on front panel and 4 on back. For some reason I want to disable those two front ones. That is I want to have just the ...
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Use wired LAN network interface for Teamviewer and Wi-Fi interface for everything else

I need to make TeamViewer use my wired network card and web browsing traffic to use my Wi-Fi network card. I am using Windows XP. How can I make this happen? If the scenario above would not be ...
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How do I decrypt a file with Symantec Endpoint Encryption with an XML extension?

I've created a C# Winforms app and published it as an EXE file. I copied it to my DVD-RW drive, which requires setting a Symantec Endpoint Encryption password. OK. Password set. On the DVD drive, it ...
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How can I make images small enough for profile settings? [closed]

I spend mega time uploading images into different profile pages, only to be told they are either too small or two large. I find it some times helps to insert them into Word and making them smaller, ...
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Long time starting up pre-desktop

My Windows XP box takes a long time starting up, spending a minute or so on the wallpaper screen before the desktop appears. Is there a way to find out what it is doing?
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How to disable the shared folder icon on Windows XP?

When I share a folder through file sharing, it automatically has a hand under it that tells you it is a shared folder. How can I disable that? In this picture, the "Family Photos" folder has the hand ...
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ISDN: Usb Modem Windows XP

So I have a D-LINK Windows XP ISDN Modem which I have to use to contact our telephone service in the building. I'd love it to run under Windows 7 or 8 but it doesn't. However the USB-modem is ...
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Is there any way to setup a 3TB SATA drive in Windows XP? [duplicate]

I have a Dell OptiPlex GX520 PC and I want to setup Western Digital 3 TB (dynamic disk) in my PC. But it reads only 700 GB from Windows XP although it read 3TB from the setup screen of my Dell. The ...
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RealTek sound card driver not working with Windows XP SP2

I’m running Windows XP SP2 and it has no sound. No it’s not on mute. I have recently got a new hard drive and had sound working fine. I have tried to install the driver for the sound card (three ...
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How to move a software without having the installation setup?

A friend of mine asked me to propose him a way to transfer an old software which he uses in a windows 2000 machine to a new system. I can think of 2 methods: Making an image from his windows 2000 ...