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In windows xp, how can I set the default browser from chrome to IE via Command Line, without admin privs

Situation: 1. Need to Set the defualt browser to IE via cmd(problem) 2. Need to do a citrix login via IE(amounts to loading a url) beause it wont run in google chrome 3. then set default ...
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How can I detect the amount of memory slots I have?

I know that there used to be a Corsair memory detection tool, but I can no longer find it. I didn't find anything when searching Google. I would like to scan my machine to know a few things: How ...
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The network path was not found

This is for a Windows XP SP3 machine, trying to access file shares on a Windows Server 2008 R2 system. The client had access to the server previously, and other clients on the same network are not ...
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Windows Media Player not playing MP4 files correctly, codec doesn't work either

I have video files with MP4 extension (downloaded from my cellular phone) and it appears automatically associated with WMP in the computer. It doesn't play correctly because the sound is not ...
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Decrypting Windows Encrypted Files

Friend of mine sent me on this little project to save his dad's files. Is there a way to decrypt files from a Windows XP system that was encrypted? I have the drive pulled and would like to access ...
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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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Remove User Profiles during start up

I need to remove user profile during start-up so that when the user login again,he will get his profile back from the domain controller. I need to do this by a shell script. There is a "reboot" domain ...
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Why do I have to use the “exe” extension to launch a program in the command window?

I can no longer launch programs just by typing the program name in a command window. For instance, typing "notepad" and then enter gives me "bad command or filename". If I recall correctly Windows ...
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How do I make Windows XP recognize EXEs again?

I've got a virus "first" here. Basically a friend had gotten his system severely infected. He had 8 different viruses, and 157 different pieces of spyware (most of it likely replicated, but still). ...
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Eliminate cause of crash - if rooted on host

Is there a way to pin down the moments (e.g., 15 seconds) just before a program crashes on windows-xp-sp3? It would be interesting to inspect applications and executables and their communication ...
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Variable not being read correctly

@echo off setlocal enableextensions enabledelayedexpansion set MYFILE=D:\Working Dir\Home Usage Working\patch me.txt FOR /F "tokens=1,2,3 skip=2" %%A in (!MYFILE!) do ( Echo %%A Echo %%B Echo %%C ) ...
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what can cause a folder to become indestructible?

I have a directory that I want to delete, but windows (xp home sp3) is giving me the run-around and the folder is now effectively indestructible. Attempts to open the folder, either via explorer or ...
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Some apps gets a strange string to the end, no virus, XP has just reinstalled

After installing a program, I can't use it, since some extra strings appears at the end of all .exe programs: assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0"> ...
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get rid of blue background behind the desktop icons

Today morning there was some problem with my pc and i forced Restart. After that i can see some Blue background behinde every icon. I have seen Texts below desktop's Icons became blue in Windows ...
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Is it possible to put a 'new folder' in with the standard toolbar buttons?

I suspect the short answer is 'no', but here goes anyway.. For context - under Windows XP, when looking at a folder window, choosing view;toolbars;customize, brings up the 'customize toolbar' dialog. ...
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Available physical memory, XP

I installed a Windows XP x86 on my PC. But when I open the system information window in the System Summary tab, in the right-hand pane and at bottom the following are written: Total Physical memory ...
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How do I delete a 'locked' file?

On Windows XP, When I try and delete a specific file it says : Cannot delete blah.blah: Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use. How can ...
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Cannot see all available wireless networks?

There are two wireless networks setup in my office, a primary one and a backup. Plus there are few other wireless networks nearby. However, Windows (XP SP3) has ceased to show other available wireless ...
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Delete a user in Windows XP, can't find delete button or it's not showing

I added a test account to my virtual XP machine the other week and now I want to remove it. The delete user button is not visible on their page. On the user accounts page the tooltip says that ...
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Disable internet access but leave LAN working

I'm looking for a command (or command line program) to toggle (disable/enable) internet access to the outside world in Windows XP machines. It should temporarily block internet access but leave the ...
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How to automatically set each new file in utf-8 without BOM?

win xp sp3 notepad++ v 6.6.7 Settings - Preferences - New Document UTF-8 without BOM - is chosen Apply to opened ANSI files - is checked Still when I create a new file and check in Encode - ...
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Sound plays on Windows XP but not on windows 7

I wrote a program in Turbo Basic in 1993 that uses the PLAY command. It works fine opening a DOS window in Windows XP and playing the different pitched PC beeps. However in Windows 7, although the DOS ...
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Can a Windows XP desktop be made into a WiFi hotspot?

Can a Windows XP Home desktop be made into a WiFi hotspot for using other wireless devices? We are in a metal building and the DSL modem is in another central room.
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Git — SSH Agent not working

The back story -- I've been using Git on this computer (Windows XP) for about 8 months with no problem. Suddenly, last week, it is no longer asking me for my username and password when I start Git up. ...
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Windows 8.1 UEFI x64 & Windows XP x64 Dual-Boot

I want to add option to boot in XP into the Win8.1 boot menu. So I have 2 drives: On the first one I have installed Windows 8.1 x64 UEFI; And on the second - Windows XP x64. Following is what I ...
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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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Deleting the Ubuntu Swap Partition

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows Xp Xp on C: drive, Ubuntu on D: drive, and E: linux swap E: drive disappeared from XP "My Computer" but it appears in disk management saying unknown ...
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Is it possible to combine two disk partitions on Windows?

I'm running Windows XP and I have two disk partitions, C and D. C contains Windows and installed programs, and D has my own files, documents, etc. I'm wondering if its possible to combine C and D ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and windows

How much memory is required to dual boot the latest version of Ubuntu and windows (XP, although I'll upgrade to 7 soon)? The Ubuntu installation process says I'll need 6 GB, but is this just for the ...
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Inaccessible partition

I am using desktop running Windows XP. My PC has an 80GB hard disk with 4 partitions: C, D, E & F Partitions C,D & F open easily but when I double click on "E" drive in my computer then it ...
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“Not a valid Win32 application” on XP but not Win 7

I am getting a "Not a valid Win32 application" error message when attempting to execute an .EXE downloaded from Microsoft on Windows XP, but it executes fine on Windows 7. What could be the problem? ...
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Canon E510 cannot be installed on Windows XP [closed]

Windows XP is no longer available. As a result of this, my Canon E510 cannot get installed on my desktop even with the necessary driver file from Canon. However, 3 other Canon printers can be ...
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How do I make a shortcut of a remote desktop connection and include the password?

I want to open a remote desktop connection directly from a shortcut, and I want to embed the username password within the shortcut. How do I get the path of a remote desktop from an RDP shortcut, and ...
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Windows XP - found.000 folder on external drive, access denied, can't delete and there's no Security Tab

I tried to run a disk defragmentation, but it said there is this folder called found.000, corrupted, on my external hard drive (FAT32), it came after a chkdsk, when I try to access it, it says "access ...
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How to ensure specific Firefox Profile opens HTML extension file?

WinXP 64bit; Have Multiple Firefox Profiles, each running multiple tabs & windows, on specific topic/purpose Sometimes these tabs run in hundreds, adding to increased load & exit delay (+ ...
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Flash drive shows in My Computer but can't be accessed

I have a flash drive. When I plug it into my (Dell, Windows XP) computer it appears in My Computer as an empty drive - not a disk with no files on, a drive with no disk in! Double-clicking drive J: ...
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Installing Windows XP from USB, PC refuses to boot working bootable USB

I have to reinstall Windows XP on my old PC. Installing via USB is the only option - the CD/DVD drive doesn't work anymore, as well as the floppy drive and the computer can't start, the startup just ...
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Cannot access https sites through any browser on Win XP?

This isnt a firewall issue, I can telnet to gmail with no problems, but all browsers (chrome, IE, firefox) return a This web page is not available. error when tring to access it through the browser. I ...
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set user's PATH variable without admin access in XP

I have two related questions for XP variables; it may end up the same method works for both of them. I as a user want to modify my Path but lack the admin rights necessary to change it. I imagine ...
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Format an old computer (doesn't have a cd reader and doesn't allow booting from USB)

I have an old laptop that I want to reinstall windows XP on. As mentioned in the title there is no CD drive. And the boot menu shows only these 4 options: Harddisk. Floppy (the computer doesn't have ...
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unable to open one of my drive e in xp os [on hold]

When I open one of my E drive in my computer then it immediate disappears and screen goes off for few seconds then comes to normal mode.So, I'm unable to see and read the contents of that drive. I am ...
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Widescreen resolution on old VIA UniChrome IGP?

I hooked an old Compaq Presario running Windows XP to an Acer 20" monitor capable of 1680x1050 resolution, because I need Windows to get into work from home and I want the screen real estate. But ...
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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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Why does my computer erratically scroll up and down?

I am running Windows XP with SP3 on a 2002 Gateway machine. For the last few days I have experienced the problem of erratic scrolling that seems to have a mind of its own. If I am on a window with a ...
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Why do Win 7 machines lock files on other machines for 30 seconds every time they read said files?

We're running into a problem while migrating from Win XP computers to Win7 machines. We have several data gathering programs that run continuously and capture/log the data to a Win7 computer. Other ...
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Why is Kaspersky antivirus blocking some requests to Google Drive?

I'm unable to access my Google Drive because, its just stuck at Loading... part. With the help of my brother, I found that Kaspersky Antivirus is blocking certain requests to Google Drive's servers. ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a Windows XP machine to Windows 7 without having to reinstall?

I have a client who wants to upgrade his Windows XP machine to Windows 7. He a lot of important software that he wishes to keep. Instead of doing a clean install of windows 7 and manually installing ...
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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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My bluetooth headset just wouldnt connect to my desktop PC

I am using XTREME technology branded bluetooth headset. Though I am able to successfully pair and connect this headset with my mobile, I am unable to do the same with my XP desktop PC. I have inserted ...
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Copy all files in subfolders to single folder on XP

How do I copy all the files in a folder and all of the files in its subfolders to a single folder on XP?