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Using Windows XP with VMware Player for software testing

I installed Windows XP on VMware Player for software testing. Now I need the ability to save the image of this virtual partition, so I could restore it exactly as it was (and as fast as possible) many ...
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How to make shortcut to another shortcut?

When attempting to create a shortcut to another shortcut, Windows XP assigns the target of the original shortcut to the new shortcut. This happens even when I enter the target path manually, and I am ...
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How to share folders inside VMWare virtual machine to host

I am running VMWare Player inside Ubuntu. Inside VMWare Player I am running Windows. I can share folders from my Ubuntu system to my Windows system through VMWare. Can I also use VMWare to share ...
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Suse on VMWare Player in Windows XP can't access network

like the title of my question says, i'm trying to run a Suse 10 using VMWare player on Windows XP in bridged mode. Unfortunatly, when doing a /etc/init.d.network restart, it seems like my virtual ...
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Running Oracle XE Server in VMWare Player

I have installed the Oracle XE server an VMWare on Windows XP. In the virtual machine environment I have installed Oracle XE server also. The Oracle server which is running on actual Windows machine ...
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Windows XP Virtual Machine, Authentication Woes

Before making the leap to Windows 10, I imaged my XP laptop to a VMware instance. I had issue with "activating" it, as the hardware changed and when I called Microsoft, I was told it was end of life ...
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System date change tracking in windows xp

I wanted to track when system time was changed in a PC.By looking at event viewer for event id 520 i will get it. But when i changed date manually in windows and look at event viewer i found 4 entries ...
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How do I loop a portion of a track in Windows Media Player

I'm using Windows XP SP3 and Media Player 11 and want to know how to loop a portion of a track in Windows Media Player.
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Windows .bat fails when running from Scheduled tasks; runs fine when running from command line

I am trying to start a virtual machine via a batch file. The .bat file runs fine when I run it from the Windows command line. But when I run it from scheduled tasks, it exits with error code 1. I ...
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How can I prohibit the creation of a route in Windows XP upon connection to Cisco VPN?

Problem I have several routes that are created when I connect to my company's VPN using Cisco VPN client. (It appears to be a bug in our VPN client that we're subjected to this in the first place: ...
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How can I view MB/s used by a process in Windows XP?

How can I view MB/s used by a process in Windows XP? I have checked this similar question How can I get a MByte/s or Mbit/s reading of network activity? but it covers windows 7(resource monitor) or ...
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Windows XP Won't Start

I have with me a machine with Windows XP. It starts, but after a few moment, it will restart itself again. I tried booting via safe mode, and other options but to no avail. It always stops on mup....
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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 ...
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ATI Radeon X200, maximum hard disk supported?

ATI Radeon X200, maximum hard disk supported? I have an ATI Radeon X200 motherboard, what's the maximum hard disk size it supports?
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How do I remove Grub and restore the XP bootloader without access to XP setup/recovery media?

I have a Lenovo T430, with Windows XP (32-bit). I tried to remove Ubuntu from my HDD by deleting the partitions in Disk Management. Now, when I restart my computer, I get the following message: grub ...
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Where is the Available MBytes option in Windows 7 perfmon, that is in Win XP perfmon?

I don't know much about perfmon, but I see that Win XP has an option "Available MBytes" under "Memory" after right clicking the graph and clicking "add counter". As shown in this screenshot Where ...
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How do I install gfortran (via cygwin and etexteditor) and enable ifort under Windows XP?

I'm a newbie in the Unix world so all this is a little confusing to me. I'm having trouble compiling some Fortran files under Cygwin on Windows XP. Here's what I've done so far: Installed the e ...
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Console and NTVDM resolution upscaling in full-screen

When running either console Windows applications (such as Far Manager) or legacy DOS applications via NTVDM in the full-screen mode, I observe my Nvidia graphics driver upscaling the display ...
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How to connect Windows 7 64-bit to shared HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP?

I've got HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP. I successfully connected to the printer on Windows 7 x86. I tried the same with Windows 7 x64 but failed. I did steps from HP forums and ...
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Bypass wifi-activation-button in XP start-up on Amilo L1310g

Right then. I have a problem on a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo L1310g. This (old) machine is constructed with a ("feature") physical button that activates the wireless internet. When pressed XP starts ...
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2TB HDD - FAT32 Partition - full of *.dat files

I got an unusual one. I've connected my old HDD 2TB 3,5" HDD to my laptop running Windows 10 to check my old data. I was using this HDD before with a Windows XP machine. I can see that the HDD is ...
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Where to find proxy's credentials on a XP PC

Could anyone help me find out the proxy's username + password. I have an Windows XP PC, I know that Internet Explorer 8 and Mozilla Firefox is using the proxy. I have tried to look for it in the ...
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WinXP: locked-out because of time-diff. between Client and DC / write-access to c$ / Somehow run win32tm resync?

I'm locked out of a Windows-XP PC because of a time difference between the client and the windows domain (controller). I'm trying to solve the issue remotely because the host is two hour's drive away ...
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Dangers of guest account in Windows XP/7

What kind of harm can be done on a Windows XP/7 based system with access to only the guest account and not the administrator or standard user account? I live in a university hostel and many of my ...
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How to enable WebGL on Chrome on XP?

My GPU is a NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS. According to NVIDIA, OpenGL® 2.1 Optimizations and Support: Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications. If I understand it ...
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Unable to get video for multicast to Windows XP

Please help me with the problem of getting video on a multicast network camera. There are 2 computers with Windows XP: one works, the other does not. The network architecture is simple: a hub to which ...
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No sound in any media player

No media player has any sound. If I try to play any video file there is only video, and no sound. This happens with Windows Media Player and Media Player Classic. I have K Lite Codec Pack version 8 ...
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How do I make an external hard drive keep the same drive letter permanently?

I have a desktop PC (2002 vintage) running Windows XP that I turn on about two or three times per week. I have a mains powered 250 GB Western Digital hard disk connected to it via USB. I ...
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Nmap 7.01 in Kali Linux doesn't give me script output

I am trying to run this script smb-vuln-ms08-067.nse and nothing happened. I only get this. Starting Nmap 7.01 ( nmap.org ) at 2016-06-25 22:45 EDT Nmap scan report for host233.181-239-16.telmex.net....
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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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Unable to Boot from USB

I am unable to boot the Windows Vista Setup from my USB. I originally set up my computer to dual boot with Windows XP and Windows 8.1. However I wanted to replace my installation of Windows 8.1 with ...
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How can I make W10 open RTFs with WordPad_XP?

I don't like the ribbon interface, but I do like WordPad with RTF (I use it as a convenient, lightweight editor). When I upgraded from XP to W7 I simply overwrote the WordPad directory (C:\Program ...
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Enabling USB to Windows XP in Hyper-V on Windows 10

My homebuilt computer runs 64-bit Windows 10 Pro with 8 GB of RAM, a Gigabyte UD3 motherboard and an AMD Phenom Duo Black processor. It originally had Windows 7 Pro. I have an Epson Perfection 3200 ...
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Is it possible to automatically log in in Windows XP?

Would it be possible to set up Windows XP to automatically log in a user after a reboot?
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Is there any Open Source Office Chat Messenger? [closed]

I am looking for an open source instant chat messenger for Office purposes.
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CCleaner installation startup issue

Ii have upgraded my CCleaner to 5.18.5607 from earlier version 5.07.5261. My windows is Windows XP SP3. The Active Monitoring, Browser Monitoring & System Monitoring under settings are completely ...
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What are the games I can play on these specs? [closed]

Windows XP SP 3 Pentium D 3.0 ghz 1 GB RAM DirectX 9 support Plenty of free hard disk space.
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How to recover BKF files

I made backup of my marriage picture in Windows XP. It's extension is .bkf. Now i have Windows 10 in my desktop and found those backed up files. I tried to restore it but some error like: Unrecognized ...
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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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Why isn't my second monitor only showing the desktop?

I am running software for my business on a Toshiba laptop running XP. I would move to Win 7, but even in capability mode, the software doesn't run right. (explaining why still on xp) Sometime back, ...
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How to get Windows XP to snap windows to desktop like Vista?

You can drag windows in Windows Vista to have them snap to the sides, and have the window only take up half the screen, etc. Is there software for XP that mimics this functionality?
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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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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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How to stop one machine on LAN from accessing network shares?

I have one XP computer on a Windows network which I want to isolate from the network shares of other machines on the network. I do not want this machine to be able to access other network shares on ...
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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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Windows XP - Trace / Log Applications Generating System Sounds

I have come across a Windows XP machine that repetitively plays the default beep at a consistent interval (about every 2 seconds). It is definitely something generating the beep system sound, as ...
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Creating a parasitic Windows installation [closed]

Okay, I have recently revived an old computer of mine, and had an idea I wanted to explore. It's an old Gigabyte board with Intel Pentium 4 @3.0 GHz Prescott processor. I also have two IDE hard ...
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How to copy the actual content of a file shortcut?

A folder has been created and contains a lot of file shortcuts instead of the actual files. I want to fix that error and I need to replace those .lnk files with the file their are pointing to. I'd ...
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What is the purpose of the “desktop.ini” file in Windows and how can I keep it from being generated?

It's not a big problem, but I'm comparing a lot of directories and desktop.ini keeps throwing off the total file size and file count. How can I make Windows stop generating it, and what does it do?
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Installing Windows XP from USB pen drive

I want to install Windows XP on my desktop computer (only XP), but my CD drive is not working. I've only found installation tutorials on how to install it on the pen drive rather than from the pen ...