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Buy old Windows version now and still get the upgrade for free?

We have a little office for our local sports club here. In this office we have 3 PC which are all running on Ubuntu. Because all of the PC-users in this office are not that well educated in using ...
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Uneven and blurry fonts across the whole system in XP

In Windows XP, all fonts look 'uneven' and are a headache to read. The display is VGA (and LCD) and the resolution is 1280x768. The vertical lines on some characters vary in thickness and blurriness. ...
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Open File - Security Warning dialog box

How do i disable this Open File - Security Warning dialog box? everything i find involves adding ip's to trusted sites etc. but this application is installed locally. I've already unblocked the exe ...
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Password protect folder on USB flash drive for use on Windows XP and a Mac

I would like to password-protect a folder on my USB flash drive, so when someone tries to open the folder, they are prompted to enter a password. I have a Mac, but also need to use the flash drive ...
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Disable Autoplay on Windows XP Home Edition

How can I disable Autoplay on Windows XP Home Edition? Notes: XP Home Edition does not have the group policy snap in (that snap in is only present in the Professional edition of XP) I'd like to ...
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How to download DirectX 9 WDDMI 1.0 or higher on Windows XP? [on hold]

Where and how to get DirectX 9 WDDMI 1.0 or higher on a Lenovo SL400 Windows XPpro sp2 in order to download Windows 7, Thanks
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Youtube has no voice but the music continues just fine?

PC CONFIG: gigabyte EP45C UD3R with the realtek HD onboard 4gb dual channel Qcore 2.83ghz When i watch to videos on youtube now the voice some times is in static and some times so ...
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iperf returning “bind failed: cannot assign requested address” in Windows XP and 7

I am trying to set up iperf on an old HP server running Windows XP Professional to test multicast, but whenever I issue the command iperf -s -u -B <ip address>, it returns: bind failed: ...
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Need to Restore my Dell Dimension 3000 Series to Factory Defaults

I must have an older Dell computer, because I can't seem to find a useful method of restoring the system to factory defaults. The PC in question is a Dell Dimension 3000 Series with an Intel Pentium ...
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Monitor sleep in Windows XP does not work. Is there an add on to force it?

I have an EEE box with XP Home and a DVI connected TFT, and it does not sleep the monitor. It only starts working after I go to the energy control panel and turn it off and on again. Then the timed ...
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iTunes - Can't de-authorize all computers

I had iTunes on my laptop, I authorized it through iTunes, now that laptop broke, got the laptop fixed, authorized iTunes again and 3X. I'd already used the option to "De-authorize All Computers" and ...
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Compaq sr1350nx w/windows xp

Computer won't boot. Model is Sr1350nx Status on the monitor is currently a white screen that says Compaq in red w/ Intel inside Pentium 4 v3.10 esc= boot menu f1= setup f10= system recovery. I'...
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Power Management Stopped Working - WindowsXP

For the past year, I've had my desktop (Intel Core-2 Duo w/ASUTEK Motherboard) set with Power Management (right-click on screen - Properties - Screen Saver) to power off the display after 15 minutes ...
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Horizontal scrolling with mouse wheel/keyboard in Excel 2003?

How can I scroll horizontally in Excel 2003 using the mouse wheel with the keyboard? Operating system is Windows XP.
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Windows XP in VMWare Workstation has no Internet

Using Windows XP ISO in VMWare Workstation Player 12. No matter what I do, I cannot connect to Internet from the Virtual OS. What I have tried Disabled Windows XP Firewall Disabled and Enabled the ...
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Virtualbox, how to force a specific CPU to the guest

I have a XP guest in VirtualBox, windows 8 host. The guest shows the processor transparently same as the host (i5 2500k). However most of the installers don't recognize this processors and fail to ...
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How to run TIB file created in Acronis True Image to VM Ware

I have created a full backup of XP Using Acronis True Image File type .tib, I converted the .tib file to vmdk to run on Virtual machine. I installed VMWare on Windows 7 and when I run or open the ...
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How can I find my current login time on Windows XP?

Is there any thing in Windows XP that can tell me the log in the time for my current login.
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VLC opening direct 3d output windows

As you can in this above image there are two windows of vlc player, I just want to get rid of the other vlc direct3d output window. VLC version is latest i.e. 2.0.1. If I change the video output to ...
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VMware Workstation has terrible performance on local hard disk

I'm working on vmware image files. My computer always load hard disk and vmware works very slow at the same time. Guest OS: Windows XP SP2 Host OS: Windows XP SP2 Is there any way can improve the ...
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Accessing a ASUS rs300-e6/psd2 Rackmount Server via WIndow Mapped Drive

Exuse my ignorance on this matter but I am hoping some one can help. I have a asus rs300-e6/psd2 rackmounted server. It has the 500G HDD loaded, one of them has windows XP running on it. (Legacy from ...
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Can't ping from vmware to another pc (request time out)

I have 2 Computers (pc1 , pc2) pc1 is running under windows 7. (IP: 192.168.1.100) pc2 is running under winXP under vmware workstation9 (IP: 192.168.1.50) I created a network between them (pc1&...
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How can I maximize free blocks at end of disk on XP?

I would like to know how to take an XP machine, defragment and (I'm not sure what is the right term here--compress, maybe?) move things around so as much of the end of the partition can be partitioned....
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USB port not recognising mouse on first bootup

On a computer here when first powered on the USB wired mouse is not recognised. The light under the mouse is not lit up. Other usb hub's and keyboards work fine. Disconnecting it and reconnecting it ...
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How does the windows OS loads [closed]

I would like to know how does the windows os like XP or Windows 7 boots after I see the motherboard logo in my monitor. Why does the Windows OS start slowly when I install heavy files on partition c :,...
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UDP blocked by Windows XP Firewall when sending to local machine

I work for a software development company but the issue doesn't seem to be programming-related. Here is my setup: Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3, all updated Program that sends UDP ...
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Why do not all computers show up on net view?

I have a wired LAN network with some networking issues. In dealing with them, I have used net view in Command Prompt to try to see all of the computers on the network. There are four computers on the ...
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Data recovery log [on hold]

Can I get a recovery attempts that has happened on my hard-disk, as I left my hard disk to my company IT technician (my hard disk was already formatted), but after realizing that it was recoverable ...
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Where can I get Windows XP drivers for MacBook Pro hardware without using Boot Camp?

I have an Intel-based MacBook Pro whose hard disk was formatted before I received it. It had no OS installed, and I have no Mac OS X installation disks. I’m trying to get the machine to run some ...
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How to recover files on NTFS partition

Good people’s with askubunty samy to to try ask in superuser so I copy questions. I have very, very horrible problem. I have 3 partitions in my computer: Linux, Windows and NTFS Data and I have a ...
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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 a formatted partition. I have ...
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Printer reinstalls as new printer again, and again

Have a HP Laserjet 6P connected through USB to my IBM T500 Laptop, Win XP. If I disconnect the printer, shut laptop, start laptop and reconnect printer, the printer reinstalls - this time as HP ...
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MSI installer: Run in English instead of the system language

How can I make an MSI installer run in English? I'm trying to install LibreOffice on a machine running a Korean version of Windows XP. I don't know Korean. I haven't used Windows with any frequency ...
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WinXP - how can I wipe my computer clean of everything but the OS, without a recovery CD?

My elderly neighbor who clicks on everything in every spam email he gets has downloaded a ton of viruses onto his 2005 frankenstein desktop PC and asked me to help him fix it. There are no documents ...
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Windows XP runs New Hardware Wizard for usb keyboard and mouse, can't find drivers

I have a PC that up until a couple days ago was working fine. I moved it from one site to another and now when I plug in the USB mouse or keyboard (the same ones that were working previously) XP ...
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Extended Firefox use causes my sound to cut out

I have Dell PC, and I use Windows XP. After using Firefox for extended periods, my audio starts cutting out, as though someone is pressing play and pause continuously, and the mouse pointer lags. ...
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HP Pavilion System Restore program hangs on last step

My uncle has a HP Pavilion PC. We tried to restore from the RESTORE Partition, but after almost completing the procedure it hangs in the last step. The harddisk is making a lot of noise, but it doesn'...
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A service installation section in this inf is invalid

When I connect a Samsung phone to my Windows XP SP3, it gives the error A service installation section in this inf is invalid I browsed lot of blogs, every post says to try the *Microsoft_User-...
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Computer in boot loop

My old Dell PC has recently gotten stuck in a boot loop, and I'm not sure why! I'm kind of new to troubleshooting computers, but I'm trying to learn how. I've checked the RAM, there's no problem there,...
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Secondary monitor won't display at full resolution with primary display disconnected

The LCD display on my Dell E6500 notebook failed. It had been working with a secondary monitor connected through a VGA cable at 1600x900 resolution until I removed the LCD from my notebook for repair....
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How is my system capable of using more RAM than stated in its specification?

I have a Dell GX520 Optiplex model (mini tower) and upgraded the RAM from 1GB to 4GB. Although the Dell specification states 2 DIMM slots Non-ECC dual channel shared DDR2 SDRAM system memory (400 ...
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HDD Write / Hibernate issue on Dell Latitude with XP

My 2-year-old laptop has been getting extremely slow for the last few months. The most pronounced problem has been that it now takes somewhere between 15 and 20 minutes to go into hibernate, when it ...
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How can I diagnose if a DVD drive is defective?

I am asking because I know Dell is going to give me a problem. How do I know if my DVD drive in my laptop is broken? I burned 4 DL discs and they ALL failed, I called Dell and they suggested using ...
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How can I share a printer on Windows 7 x64 with Windows XP x86?

I'm trying to share a printer that's on Windows 7 64-bit with Windows XP 32-bit. I've tried: Using the Add Printer Wizard on XP Selecting network printer Browsing for the printer and selecting it ...
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Dell running Windows XP automatically switching on

I have a Dell Dimension 5150 running Windows XP, it has a Intel Pentium dual core 2.8ghz processor and 2gb of ram. It also has 5 users, of which only one is an admin. The others are limited. Could ...
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Burning Linux ISO to DVD and making it bootable

I just downloaded the Fedora 14 Live-Desktop ISO and used CDBurnerXP to burn the image to a DVD. For some reason the first time I burned the image nothing showed up on the DVD when I accessed it even ...
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I cant install OS on new DELL laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to setup Windows XP on Dell Latitude E6400? I have a brand new DELL lap top and it says that there is not OS installed on it, so I though I am going to try to install ...
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Where to find Dell 500 drivers?

I have Dell 500 laptop and I can't find from where to download its drivers, I have Windows xp intalled, but can't setup the audio driver, and some others. I hope I can find a place where I can ...
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How do I remove (Dell printer) drivers from the cache so I can re-intall from the CD

I have a Dell All-in-One 810 printer from years ago and only recently installed it (a few months ago). Later I had reason to uninstall and re-install the printer but whenever I connect the printer ...
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What happens when the system is started with the /noguiboot parameter?

My PC needs sometimes ridiculous amount of time to boot up, often making me worried that some kind of fatal error happened - it has happened at some occasions before. This answer sounds like a great ...