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Where is the list of available Windows locales?

If you open the Regional and Language Options (via Control Panel), and click on the Regional Options tab, then there is a drop down list of all the available locales. Where is this list populated ...
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Fax Console issue

This might fit better here, I asked it on ServerFault with no responses. I just moved our whole office over to a domain to be able to apply proper permission settings. I migrated all the user ...
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Block Outgoing IP address on Windows XP

Is there a simple way to block an outgoing IP address in Windows XP without using a firewall? I tried using the host file but without effect.
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How to get a dual boot Windows XP and 7 setup on laptop?

I've had a dual boot option before with windows and Kubuntu but Linux took care of that. Now I have windows 7 already on the laptop but I need XP as well. Is it as easy as just putting in the XP disk ...
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How to mount a webdav server on Windows XP which uses port 8083 rather than 80?

I'm trying to map a webdav share on Windows XP using... net use w: http://myserver.com:8083/webdav/ /User:smith passwd I get "System error 67 has occurred. The network name cannot be found." I ...
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How can I change the subdomain of current link with a Firefox Bookmark?

I saw my boss do this a couple minutes ago. Where I work we have a "staging" server and a "production" server. One is for web site development, where the other is for the finished product. I'm ...
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Problem Installing .Net Framework 3.5 on XP

I used to have Visual Studio 2008 installed on my XP Laptop. I used Add/Remove Programs to remove the program because I had some serious disk space issues. I am now trying to reinstall Visual Studio ...
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IBM Thinkpad running XP/SP2 hangs due to explorer.exe issue (I think)

I have an IBM Thinkpad running XP w/ SP2 and recently it has started to hang when I open a folder or do anything related to explorer.exe (runs fine in safe mode though). Has anyone faced similar ...
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Why is the CPU Usage History pane “split” in Windows Task Manager / Performance

In Windows Task Manager, under the Performance tab, Page File Usage History is shown in a continuous pane, while the CPU Usage History is split up into 8 narrow panes, which make it look like the ...
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What is the program sltpfektssd.exe?

My laptop running old WIndows XP is being viciously attacked by sltpfektssd.exe? and others. It appears as a legit pop-up to start an anti-virus program that I have never seen before. Eventually ...
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Which Version of Windows? XP or Server 2003

I need to decide between the two. I don't plan on using IIS or anything, I'm going to be running Glassfish, maybe a remote torrent server, and maybe some sort of VNC or remote desktop server. Is it ...
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Can I customize Windows XP's logon screen without installing any permanent extra “stuff”?

I want to customize the Win XP logon screen on one of my virtual machines, but I don't want to install any permanent software to do this, is it possible? By permanent I mean, I wouldn't mind ...
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Computer Running Slow — Identifying what is causing the problem

I was wondering what utilities can help identify what is causing a computer to slow down. I am a J2EE programmer and have WebSphere and eclipse continuously running on my computer and lately my ...
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How to delete (invalid) files with colon in their name under Windows?

I've got a rather large number of files on my Windows drive that have a colon in their name. (These came from unpacking some Unix archives.) When I try to delete them, Windows (XP) complains that ...
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change directory command doesn't work in windows command prompt [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using cd Command in Windows Command Line, Can’t Navigate to D:\ Somehow cd command is not working in windows command prompt when I want to change the drive. For example ...
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How can I prevent filesharing in an internet cafe?

Hey, I'm in a youth facility that has a small open internet cafe (12 PCs with Windows XP). They got a lawsuit after someone downloaded copyrighted content. We are now searching for solutions to ...
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edit program is not working in ms-dos

edit.com is not working. When running edit at command-prompt, it is giving the error The system cannot execute the specified program.
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Internet History Eraser?

I'm looking for eraser tool that can erase all history, not only browsing one but also search and Windows apps history. The visited web sites trouble me too, is this a type of internet history or ...
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Installing Win 7 without a DVD drive

I've got the same end goal as this like named question but a different starting point. I have a Win7 Ultimate DVD (not an ISO), one XP box with a DVD drive and less than 4GB of free disk, an XP ...
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Acer Aspire 9300 - Windows 7 Drivers Needed

I bought an Acer Aspire notebook with Vista several years ago. It's great laptop and has served me well since I have been running it. The thing is, since Vista was crap back then, I downgraded to XP ...
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Would Windows XP provide better performance than Windows 7 on Intel Atom Z520?

I've bought a netbook Asus Eee 1101HA with Intel Atom Z520 1,33GHz and Windows 7. Even though it is used for basic things (web browsing and simple photo edition in Picasa), its performance is ...
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Enabling Task Manager Which Is Disabled By Virus?

I want to enable task manager is disabled by the virus when I enable this it is automatically disable by the virus again I want permanent solution.
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Windows XP/7 Disabling Users Accounts via. CMD

How can I disable a user account from the command line? In Windows XP or 7.
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Is it possible to determine which version of windows XP goes with a licence key?

Is it possible to determine which version of windows XP goes with a licence key? If so, how? Full story. I got a windows xp licence key from MSDNAA while in college. I also got a Windows7 at the ...
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Need to create a disk image of a Win XP system and mount it inside a VirtualBox VM

I've got a Mac with VirtualBox installed and also a PC with Windows XP SP2. I want to make an image of the Win XP box and then mount that as a VM using VirtualBox on the Mac. Can anyone suggest how ...
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How do I lock a remote desktop session so others stop disconnecting me? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remote Desktop: Prompt before logging off user We have 1 xp machine that serveral people can remote desktop to. It is logged in at all times as just one user, which we all ...
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Firefox needs a plug-in to play online video

Whenever I try and play a video of a news event, say by the US President or whatever, Firefox tells me that there is no plug-in. What does that mean?
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XP disk check runs every time I boot

Every time I boot my computer XP checks my backup partition (it is NTFS) for errors, this has become really annoying because my computer is old-ish (5+ years) and I don't leave it on like I used to. ...
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Powershell's blue background gone!

I have a new Windows XP SP3 installation and it came with Powershell freshly installed. However, when I run it, it gives me the familiar black & white CMD view. I really - really - prefer the ...
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“Group similar taskbar buttons” not working

When I changed orientation Windows task bar and put it to vertical, then "Group similar taskbar buttons" is not working. Any help?
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cannot access my own computer through My Network Places

My home Windows XP Pro SP3 machine is DHCP client receiving configurations from ISP. Trying to access in WindowsExplorer -My Network Places - Microsoft Windows Network shows Workgroup with a ...
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my keyboard is showing wrong charecters on screen

if i hit any key,my keyboard is showing wrong character on the screen. i dont no whats wrong with it. my operating system environment is win XP. if i hit j it shows A and similarly for other ...
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Wave keeps muting

The sound on my computer keeps muting. When I check the volume control thing the wave is turned all the way down for some reason. I can't think what's doing this.
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Windows XP shortcut key for expanding folder in “Select Folder” dialog

Many programs have a "select folder" dialog, where the folders are displayed in tree form: What's the keyboard shortcut for expanding a folder in order to choose one of its subfolders? If I press ...
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WinXP: How to enforce 1920x1080px for LG E2350V and AXLE3D NVIDIA GF 5500 128M

I recently bought an LG Flatron E2350V, an LED Monitor with 1920x1080px. My old AGP card could not handle the resolution so I bought a new one: AXLE3D NVIDIA GF 5500 128M DDR1 128bits However I ...
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How to restore Windows Live Writer settings?

I copied the contents of my hard drive (which had WinXP istalled) elsewhere, wiped it clean and installed Windows 7. One thing I forgot is the UserID/Passwords to all the blogs I've setup in ...
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Windows XP, identify USB from Device Manager

In Windows' Device Manager, how do I identify which USB device is which port (from 3-4 physical ports) on a desktop/laptop?
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2TB HDD Compatablity Issues

I was about to buy the following 2TB HDD online. http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/Serial+ATA/Western+Digital+WD20EARS+2TB+Caviar+Green+3.5%22+SATA+II+Hard+Drive+%28OEM%29+?...
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Audio not working despite having installed audio driver (Lenovo R61)

The computer is running Windows XP and I got the Audio driver installed, but for some reason I can't get audio. I don't think it's a hardware problem since it had audio at one point before (that was ...
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Internet Problem: Wireless connected but no connection to internet

Hey i have a interesting network setup on a laptop here and for some reason the internet isnt working. I am connected to a secure network via wireless router and taskbar says i am connected and with ...
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windows file sharing - one computer cannot view others shares

advanced file and printer sharing A can do it on B but B can't on A, it prompts for user/pass I have 2 computers. Both Win XP Pro Both advanced file sharing.. I want that. But when I connect comp A ...
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problem while uninstalling IIS from windows XP

I want to remove or disable IIS from my computer i tried to go to add/remove programs -> windows comonens but it dosnt work actually i dont know if it is the right way to remove it or not bu ...
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Windows XP Boot Failure

Last night my PC was acting a bit strange, so I decided to restart it to see if that would improve the situation. Unfortunately, after doing so, it would not boot into Windows. I can see it POST, but ...
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IP Forwarding on the same subnet

So, my situation is, I have a PC with two network cards, one is a physical ethernet adapter, the other a wireless adapter. Both network cards are on the same subnet. I need to be able to forward IP ...
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IIS username and password required

I've just installed IIS 7.0 Manager on Windows XP Professional. On startup, it prompted me for a username and password. However, I do not know the username and password for it as I'm using it on my ...
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How to diagnose WiFi connection failures

I'm having trouble connecting to the WiFi in my new house. I'm sure I'm getting everything right - right network ID, right password type, right password (copied directly from the router's config page ...
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Add item in Windows XP context menu to open path in Windows Explorer

I'd like to add an option in my context menu to be able to right click on a file and view the containing folder in Windows Explorer. Can somebody point me in the right direction?
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Fedora Remote Desktop

Wanted to switch my machine from Windows XP to Fedora Linux. However we use Remote Desktop (to a Windows XP machine) at work. Is there a way for Linux do Remote Desktop ? Linux -> using Remote ...
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Outlook 2007 Truncates Long Messages using Windows 7 (but not XP Home Edition)

My co-workers and I discovered that on a couple Windows 7 machines with Outlook 2007 installed, long messages (certain error log reports) are truncated. We did some testing and using Google Mail the ...
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Need to copy files from cdrom, to a mounted USB drive (TomTom) in Windows XP?

I would like to write a daemon/batch/script...that listens to the HAL for events and then launches a script once a usb device (TomTom gps) is plugged in. This script will be placed on the cdrom disk ...