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please help archiving and backing up to an external hard drive

Firstly I know nothing about computers so please bear with me. I have been searching Google but am now mega confused. I have just bought a WD external harddrive 1TB to backup my Windows PC and store ...
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Multi-boot / Boot Manager problem with Windows 7, Windows XP, and WIndows 2000

Apologies in advance for the long post ... but there are many pertinent details... I'm having two problems (which I suppose are inter-related) on a PC which I set up to be multi-bootable with Windows ...
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Make windows vista file explorer act normally

Is there some file I can remove or something I can do to globally ensure that windows visa/xp/etc doesn't do annoying things? Annoying things: 1) Hide the file extension 2) All these "meta" columns ...
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Multiple “preferred” browsers - spawning certain browsers for certain 'regions' (XP)

I would like to be able to split my preferred browsers in Windows XP so that IE opens some sites (external), and Firefox opens all others (internal). Is there a way to do this in Windows XP?
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Lite tools to copy CD to ISO

Lite tools to copy CD to ISO Is there any freeware lite tools that can copy Cd to ISO? OS is Windows XP SP3.
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Have .cmd in startup wait for system wide startup to run

On a computer I'm not an administrator on, there is a startup file (.cmd file in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup) for all users. It does several things I don't like, ...
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Is it possible to add tcp autotuning to windows xp?

I have a network application that needs to send messages at 60 times a second. The messages are usually 300-400 bytes, but can be as large as 1500. The default setting for SO_SNDBUF is too small and ...
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Resuming downloads in Firefox (using a download manager)

I just tried Free Download Manager (FDM), again, having the Firefox addon Flashgot use it. The download gets passed to FDM, and fails, giving the error message "access denied, invalid username or ...
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Sync outlook between two computers?

Is it possible to sync calendar/email/contacts between my work computer and my laptop?
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Get folders from my msn account onto outlook

I have my msn email account setup with a bunch of folders to put all my different emails in. I don't use rules, just drag and drop sort. On my current computer, I have it go to outlook, and all the ...
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No audio device detected on new sound card

I bought a new sound card because my built in sound card did not function. When I open YouTube, Media Player or anything that can create a sound my computer will hang up and sometimes when I start my ...
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How to do multiple and different copy paste in same document?

How to do multiple and different copy paste in same document? In same document I need to do some changes. All changes are different. Is there any way to do this quickly? I need to do this in 300+ ...
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Is there a local client like Gmail?

I'd love to use something with the Gmail interface for my work (Exchange) e-mails, and I don't exactly carry enough weight to convince the entire company to switch to Google Apps. With that in mind, ...
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windows xp command prompt remote

I was wondering if it was possible to have remote access to a command prompt on a windows xp machine, like using remote desktop services, only with the command prompt. I'm programming a java ...
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Buying Video Card for 1600x900 monitor?

I just bought a monitor for a relative's computer (Intel 82915G chipset) which should produce 1600x900. Though the current card can produce 1600x1200, there's no way (that I know of) to force it to ...
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Where are Blue Screen of Death events logged on Windows XP and how can I view the history of them?

I got a Blue Screen Of Death on reboot. Where are events like this logged on Windows XP and how can I view the history of the BSODs?
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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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XP SP2 Event log not logging events

I have a problem whereby a terminal appears not to be logging events correctly and occasionally appears to have problems communicating accross the network.The terminal has previously been infected ...
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install windows from cd

I have an friends acer laptop but i don't have access to the bios, and I cannot boot from CD-ROM. Bios is password protected, my friend doesn't remember the password, and I'm too lazy to open and ...
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Should I enter my Office product key before running sysprep?

I'm planning on cloning a Windows XP install, and am a little confused about sysprep. I know that it blanks out the XP product key, but what about other software? If I install Office 2007 and enter a ...
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Mapping Keyboard buttons to a usb device

Hey, I was wondering if it is possible in Windows to run a program, that will map lets say the "r" button to something like an xbox controller's trigger or the mouse's wheel?
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Formating Windows XP

Is their a way to format windows xp in a way that keeps all the service packs/drivers? I really dont wanna re-install everything....
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Enable Autoplay in Windows XP?

How can I enable the Autoplay prompt in Windows XP? I have tried the following things: right clicking the drive and selecting autoplay and have the radio button for prompt checked. I have tried ...
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Unable to rename or delete media files or folders containing them

I am having serious problem with media files (only video files). When I try to rename or delete files or folders containing media files, I get an error like this: Access Denied .... Some other ...
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Win XP cannot connect (or see) my wifi network, but can see others

since yesterday I have a strange wifi problem with my pc. I have a wireless linksys router setup that worked fine for many months, now since yesterday my pc won't connect to the wifi signal anymore. ...
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Using virt-install to mount multiple cdrom drives/images

I would like to create a windows xp guest from the windows xp upgrade cd I have, along with one of a few full versions I have around. However, when I reach the stage in the installer where I am ...
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Windows Media Player 11 doesn't download codecs for avi files

I've got some avi files that WMP will play the audio for but not the video. Why doesn't WMP download the codecs it needs? Or is the solution to download a codec pack and install that manually? In ...
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Looking for HP Pavilion dv2-1117e XP drivers

I have an HP Pavilion dv2-1117e entertainment notebook. I have installed Windows XP, but I don't have drivers for the video, audio, or WLAN. Where can I find them?
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Windows XP remove program files

When I am trying to remove program from "Add or Remove Programs" I get an dialog with ability to chose instalation file. But I didn't have that file. So I can't remove program... Is there any another ...
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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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Cause of lost partition replaced by 2 Raw partitions

I had a curious problem over the weekend... My 500gb WD hard drive all of a sudden could not be discovered by xp, then when I plugged in again via USB it was being discovered as 2 separate Raw ...
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Mapped network drive missing from My Computer and Explorer

On a Windows XP Pro SP3 machine one network drive refuses to show up in My Computer or Explorer. The missing drive letter is G: if that matters. Other mappings work fine. Other profiles one the same ...
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Windows XP maximum memory - reduced by graphics card memory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Why is it that 32bit Windows XP can only address 3GB Windows XP and RAM 3.5GB+ I've seen occasional references that claimed a graphics card's video memory was part of ...
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Unable to view USB stick/drive contents

I plug-in my USB stick, copy a file from the hard drive to the USB stick, and safely remove the USB stick. I then plug out the USB stick. When I plug the USB stick back into the computer again, the ...
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save web pages while browsing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: downloading complete web pages (not sites) how to save only the web page i browse to see them later offline and i want to be able to move them and copy to another pc or ...
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networking related problem

i have installed two LAN cards in my PC. one is used for local networking and other is for Wide area networking( both have a different gateways). But when i need to browse in WAN for that i have to ...
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How to create an NTFS junction?

How can I create an NTFS junction point in Windows XP?
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Extracting only files that match specific number from many compressed files

I have over 500 rar files with lots of compressed ppt files in one directory. I would like to search each archive if archive has file prj_09hr23 in name and ppt extension. What program should I use to ...
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How do I tell what Microsoft OS corresponds to a key

I have an old computer whose hard drive is wiped. The Microsoft product key is on the back, but there is no reference to which OS it is. I know it must be some flavor of XP -- is there any way to find ...
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Windows Update and lsass.exe

I have a brand new installation of Windows XP (SP1 or older). I installed Norton AntiVirus, Firefox, Putty, and Cygwin. No other software is present. Windows Update finds the following 64 updates: ...
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What are good benchmarking programs for measuring usb stick performances?

Title pretty much says it all ... anyone know of a benchmarking program for measuring usb sticks read/write speeds ? (if it can produce its own files, even better ... in terms of (lots of small ...
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How to convert MS Word 2007 file into JPG file?

How do I convert an MS Word 2007 file into a JPG file? I need a method that will work off-line for Windows XP, preferably that does not require installing software.
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Hard Drive Fundamentals And Verifying Disk Performance

Over the past few months, my Windows XP machine has slowed down to a crawl. It takes about 10-15 minutes to go from power-up to reaching a responsive state. I have reasons to believe that this is a ...
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looking for a solution for a Software Raid on my XP computer

Recently, I purchase 2x1TB drives for my XP computer, I want to use RAID 1 for the redundancy, but the motherboard is little old and can't support that. Some articles introduce how to make it happen ...
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what to do if a computer gets a blue screen when trying to install windows xp

What might be the reason why I get blue screen when I try to install windows xp. on a laptop. Specifically an Acer aspire laptop with AMD Processor. What do I do to make it work. Its probably not the ...
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Emulate middle mouse click by pressing the two buttons at the same time

I upgraded the driver of my Synaptics Touchpad under XP and I can no longer press the left and right buttons simultaneously to simulate a middle click. How can I turn this back on?
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Keep stdout on screen AND in File

I open a command prompt window in XP. There I run a command line program (foo.exe) and I want to capture stdout in a file. So I run it like this: foo > fooResult.txt However, at the same time I ...
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When I formatting the harddisk, the machine shut down, can I recover the data? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover data loss from accidental quick format First, I accidentally click the quick format, and the machine shut down during the format. I can see the hdd in "My ...
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How to associate the PNG/JPG Edit context menu with Paint.NET? [duplicate]

Right now, when I right-click on a PNG or JPG, I get the Edit context menu which takes me to MSPaint. How can I associate the Paint.NET with the Edit menu? I've tried Tools/Folder Options/File ...
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Installing Python in Windows XP

My work PC has restrictions that stop me from adding programs to the start menu so when I try to install Python using the Python 2.6.5 Windows installer it can't complete as it tries to add a shortcut ...