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Windows XP system with 8GB RAM, will I still get dual-channel benefit? [on hold]

I am running a legacy Windows XP PC (not for internet use of course). It has 2x4GB RAM which operates in dual-channel mode. Obviously Windows XP can only use 4GB RAM. One could argue the second stick ...
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Will Windows Update still work for existing patches for XP systems after next month?

As you likely know, official support for Windows XP ended in 2014. I have a question about the exact implications of this. I know that no new patches were to be created after the April 8 end of life ...
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Save Ping Output in a text file

I often have to ping servers for connectivity status. Is there a way to save the ping results (output) in a text file so that I can save entire day's ping results in a text file. I am using Windows ...
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How can I shrink the disk INSIDE VirtualBox?

I created a virtual disk using WindowsXP inside VirtualBox, the host is OSX. Initially I created the disk 20Gb, in 2 partitions, each of 10Gb. Because I did not need it, I dropped the 2nd partition, ...
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FTP upload stalls at same point every time on FileZilla

On two different FTP accounts, I am having problems uploading files. I can login and see the contents of the dir, and start an upload. Using Filezilla the transfer seems to always stall at either 0.9% ...
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Change the system partition in Windows XP

I attached two hard disks (Disk 1 and Disk 2) to an old computer system while installing Windows XP. Disk 1 is IDE and Disk 2 is SATA. I wanted to install Windows XP on Disk 1. Disk 2 was meant for ...
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How to compact a registry hive?

I'm using a (non-administrator) roaming profile, with a size limit of 4MB. As you can imagine, it is extremely difficult to stay within that size limit. I've noticed that NTUser.dat, which holds my ...
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Why does MTP work on one machine, but not another?

I have two Dell computers, a laptop and a desktop. I reinstalled Windows XP home on both, from the same CD. Then I installed Service pack 3 and ran windows update. When I connect my Creative Zen media ...
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Windows 7 cmd.exe “text mode” with Alt+Enter?

In XP, I can go to text mode in cmd.exe with alt+enter. This is when it goes full screen (no windows, no graphics - it uploads a raster font to the hardware). No longer works in Windows 7. What ...
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Chrome prompts to install silverlight even though it's already installed

On Windows XP box, SL5 was working in Chrome and IE8. Then, today, chrome prompts to install SL. Upon doing so, the SL install program says that the same version of SL is already installed. ...
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How do I burn .img files onto floppy disk?

I want to "burn" 3 DOS 6.22 floppy disks. I have 3 .img files but I can't "burn" these .img files onto a floppy. I get the message that the file is too big for the target. What tool can I use (I used ...
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How to install an AFM font on Windows XP?

Installing TTF fonts in Windows XP is easy (through Control Panel), but I was given an AFM font by a designer as part of the package he prepared to be viewed on Adobe Photoshop. Control Panel's ...
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Thunderbird 3.0 error while trying to get mail: “The folder is being processed. Please wait until processing is complete to get messages.”

Just upgraded to TB3. On opening TB i get a message 'determining which messages to index'. After several minutes, the message disappears. If i then try to get mail, the message quoted in the title ...
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how to set MTU value in windows xp

I wish to change the MTU value on my pc (XP) i tried some registry mathods- added some values in several places: (this one is a windows tutorial) ...
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Batch - Renaming network interfaces based on index with WMIC and netsh

I have two Intel NIC's that I need to rename based on their index numbers, WMIC is nice in that it seems to always return index numbers in numerical order so we can take the output directly without ...
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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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Nearest thing to windows 7 paint to run on XP

I have used the paint program that comes with windows 7 and found it very useful - especially the numerous predefined shapes. Can I get that version of paint - or something very similar, for my ...
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How do I disable notification balloons completely in XP?

I am running VM Window XP and notification balloon in the task bar accumulates so much so I want to get rid of it. I tried setting it "Hide inactive icons" but still getting notification balloon. I ...
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How do I change my boot + system partitions?

I initially had an XP system several years ago. I installed Win7 on a different hard drive and I currently dual boot (though I have not used the XP partition in a very long time). Looking at my ...
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DisplayPort to DVI not working on Quadro FX 580

I have a PNY NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 graphics card with 1x DVI and 2x DisplayPorts. The DVI port works fine with both my Viewsonic monitors but I cannot get either of the DPs to work using the supplied ...
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Creating an electronic copy of a TreeSize Free scan report?

Using Version 3.2.2 of TreeSize Free, how can I create an copy of its scan report, one that I can send as an email attachment?
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PC takes a long time to print since joining domain

I have a computer that exhibits strange printing problems. When I print from a domain account it usually takes a long time (30 sec to +1 min) for an application to send the job to the printer. When ...
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How to use command line to stop application from another pc

I have 32 clients are running on MS Windows XP numbered as GON1NU01 to GON1NU32. I want to stop application from command line to stop all or selected clients "App_Stop_All". What command should I ...
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Computer beeps once then shuts off

I have an XP machine. When you push the power button, it beeps, seems to boot up for anywhere from 1-5 seconds, then shuts off. Here's the curve ball: It randomly starts up correctly! Whenever I ...
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Why is my USB drive treated as an internal hard disk drive?

I have a 8 GB Sandisk Cruzer USB drive that I just purchased a few weeks ago. I use two systems, viz Windows XP and Windows 7 Professional. When I connect my drive to Windows 7, ...
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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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Changing language in Windows XP doesn't have an effect

My Windows XP language is set to English. I want Polish as default though. Here is what I did: In the Control Panel's language settings I added Polish and set it as a default. Everything looks okay, ...
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Driver for wireless card WNC-0301 (Level One) for XP 64 bit

I looking for drivers for network wireless PCI card WNC-0301 of Level One for Windows XP 64 bit. The one I found on company's site is zipped with password. In short, do somebody know where to find ...
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Remote desktop session closes immediately after logging in

I have a Windows7 Ultimate x64 machine that I connect to via RDP from multiple places (a few WinXP/Win7 machines, a few iOS devices using different RDP clients). Everything works like a charm. But ...
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Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\ViceVersa Pro\VICEVERSA.EXE abnormal program termination

Hi I'm getting the above error running my back up program, Backing up Drive D to Drive E (both 2G) it comes up after it has run for about 20min. Also get the same error when I use Ztree to backup ...
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How to change Hard Drive icons on Windows XP

I would like to know how can I change a Hard Drive icon under Windows XP. I know how to change folder icons, but how is it done for a Drive icon?
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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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Disk space after downloading from mega.co.nz less twice of file size

After I download a file from MEGA it looks like the file is saved twice when saving to the destination folder. For example, if I download a 700 MB file, it occupies 1400 MB of hard disk memory. I ...
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Low resource Firewall/Anti-Virus for older XP machines? [closed]

Any one know of some good, memory/CPU efficient Firewall and/or Anti-Virus applications? I have some older machines running XP (I know, I know, I know) and need some suggestions to help give them ...
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How do I change the location of DivX cache files?

I recently installed to the latest version of DivX and suddenly found my C drive filling up with the cache files. I tracked it down to: C:\Files\My Videos\DivX Movies\Temporary Downloaded Files My ...
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Windows XP emachine keeps restarting continously

I have a old emachine with Windows XP installed. It runs really slowly and has some XP issues. I tried running Linux from a USB. When I tried to boot from the USB, it would not boot, and now it does ...
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Win XP Screen saver / power management not working

I have a PC running Win XP, and even though I have the power management set to turn off the monitor after 10 minutes, and I have the windows screen saver set up, many times they never kick in. I come ...
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Computer will not boot from disc drive unless HDD is disconnected

I'm trying to fix a HP dc7600 desktop for a friend. It had Windows XP installed, but he had lost the password and didn't particularly need any of the installed data, so I was tasked with either ...
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How to make a shortcut from CMD?

How can I create a shortcut file (.lnk) to another file or executable, using command line utilities?
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Windows XP installation, no previous version of Windows NT

I tried to reinstall Windows XP on my Lenovo S10e netbook, but I got this error: No previous version of Windows NT can be found on your computer. Setup cannot verify that you qualify to install ...
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How can I change ACLs recursively using cacls.exe?

I want to restrict the access for everything inside the work directory to me and the system only. I tried this with the following command: cacls.exe work /t /p 'PIXLA09\Maaartin:f' 'NT ...
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Windows XP failure to completely boot

I have a Acer laptop which will start loading Windows but then turns itself off. If I press F8 during start up it says I need to run chkdsk but says chkdsk has been cancelled and will not allow any ...
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Bare-minimum hard drive space to install Windows XP SP3 Professional?

Just enough for my drivers and my windows XP setup will be more than enough ... I will work from another partition and the system partition will be frozen ... 2Gb seem right but was using 5-10 Gb ...
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OS X can connect to Windows machine, but can't access shared folders

I can create new folders on my Windows XP machine, set them to "shared". On my Mac, I pick Finder → Go → Connect to Server → smb://192.168.1.4 → Connect → Name / Password. ...
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Can you link an NTFS junction point to a directory on a Network Attached Storage?

I'm using Windows, and I want to use Dropbox to back up a folder outside my Dropbox directory. So I want to create a junction point from my target directory to my Dropbox folder. Accoding to the ...
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USB Plug & Play Icon shows Ghost Plug Ins?

I have a desktop running WIN XP Pro that after bootup, the plug & play icon shows all five USB ports are active and there are no devices plugged into them. How can I stop this so the icon displays ...
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QEMU guest system starts off /dev/sdc but won’t start from disk image file

I have a copy of Windows XP installed on a hard drive which I would like to run with QEMU. When I start it directly from the HDD it runs fine: qemu -m 256 -hda /dev/sdc Starting ...
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Restrict Internet access on WIndows XP using script

There is an excellent post on how to do this with Windows 7 using a script but I do not see a script for Windows XP anywhere. The script on the post on this site is: netsh advfirewall set ...
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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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mshtml.dll latest version for Internet Explorer 8, Windows XP Service Pack 3

Many applications in my system (Internet Explorer 8, Yahoo Messenger, Skype 10) are crashing and error details shows module name mshtml.dll. I checked the version of mshtml.dll in system32 folder. It ...