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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 ...
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Fix problems with DirectX 9 on Windows XP

i tottaly mess up the directX 9 on my system. Trying and trying think i reinstall it but in a very bad way (dxdiag now dont know what version is and directdraw direct3d and aceleration AGP dont work ...
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Windows XP is logging slow in domain

My office machine has starting to take long time to boot up. I don't know whether I did something wrong because till last week it was working like a charm. I am running windows XP connected with ...
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How do i keep a newly started program from taking focus?

Say i'm coding in emacs and want to start up a music program. Because it takes too long to start up i go back to coding and type away. When the music application starts up, the focus is stolen ...
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Thinkpad laptop heats up more than it used to - what are my options?

I have a 3 yr old laptop (Thinkpad T61) which runs seemingly much hotter than it used to. It's not uncomfortable to touch, but I wonder whether I should do something about it. It does get ...
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What can cause two “identical” setups of IE8 and XP to display things differently?

This has been baffling me for a while. Of the machines I use in visiting Stack Overflow, two of them are machines with the same setup: Dell with Windows XP with IE8. Since they were issued to me by ...
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What is the size of an empty MS Word 2003 (.doc) document?

I'm trying to troubleshoot a problem Word document which has become blank after editing. It's file size is 22.0KB (22,528 bytes). Is this the same file size of an empty document - i.e. if you open ...
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Use only external monitor at screen's native resolution

My laptop's screen lamp just died (I can see content on the screen if I point a light at it) and I was using it with an external monitor. I can switch from extended desktop to mirrored mode but, and ...
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How to convert flash drive to Windows installation CD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? I have an 8GB USB Flash Drive, and the .iso file for XP Home edition (along with a valid CD key). One of my computers doesn't have ...
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Upgrading Laptop HDD

I have an Acer Aspire 3500WLMi laptop. It currently has a 40gb hard drive which I would like to upgrade. Could someone talk me through the process? I've listed my concerns/queries: Can I buy and ...
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Can the “guest” user login via RDP in Windows XP?

Does remote desktop permit the guest user to log in? If so, how do I add the guest user the remote desktop ACL? I've added a password for guest using net user guest *, I just want to permit remote ...
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How do I get an external hard drive working with a PCMCIA USB card?

How do I get an external 2.5" IDE hard drive in an external case (with USB cable) working when plugged into a PCMCIA USB card? My hard drive doesn't work when plugged into my HT-Link Cardbus/PCMCIA ...
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Computer cannot detect hard disk

Details: BIOS: AMI Bios, set primary master to Auto OS: Windows XP Sp2 Memory: 384 Mb Processor: Pentium 3 yeah this one is really very old. And some of the capacitors in the motherboard are ...
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Windows XP consuming drive letters

This one's a bit of a stumper. I'm running XP SP3, current with all fixes, etc. My problem is that I can assign a drive letter to a container file (explained below), it works just fine. But once I ...
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Windows - Website unaccessible only on windows pcs in LAN

For serveral days now, a website isn't accessible on a single pc in the LAN. On the other pc's, it works just fine. And it's just a single website that's not accessible as far as I know of. The ...
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Downloads speed starts ok but after a few seconds they go down to 10kbps?

Since yesterday any file I try to download from any host start downloading ok (at >1mbps) but after a few seconds the speed start to decrease down to 10kbps. I use a mobile modem (huawei) and I ...
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How to disable beeps if there is no audio driver installed

Its really irritating in windows xp if you haven't yet installed an audio driver. The motherboard beeps at times. I've already disabled the system speaker in the devmgmt.msc. But it still beeps. What ...
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Is there a 100% command line utility for svn in windows?

I only want to access to svn by command line, so tortoise is not what I want.
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Check which files a program uses

Is there any application that will check which files a running program reads, modifies etc. and can present me with a list of these?
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Is 1GB + 1GB RAM better than 2GB +0.5GB?

My laptop has two slots for RAM, and currently has two 512 MB chips, for 1 GB. Windows XP is running terribly slow on it, so I want to upgrade the RAM. I could buy two 1 GB chips to replace both of ...
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Desktop Properties Background selection problems

From the Desktop of my XP Home Edn SP3 system, under the Right-Click Menu > Properties, the [Desktop] tab, of the 'Display Properties' window shows a selection list for the Desktop's Background image. ...
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How to revert to “last known good configuration”

I failed to install ubuntu 10.04 with WUBI, for some reason it's showing me the root partion is not defined. I'm bored to fight with it so I just removed ubuntu in windows. However this installation ...
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Bluetooth not working on Inspiron 9400

It used to work when I had Windows XP installed, but now, with Windows 7, it isn't even showing up in my device manager. I tried updating the drivers but that didn't fix the issue?
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Question Mark Replaced by É

This happens occasionally. Today it happened in a calendar item in outlook 2003. As you can see from the title here, the question mark is working here (Firefox). I am typing and suddenly the question ...
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Port-Forwarding in Virtual Box

I have Virtual Box setup with the following commands: vboxmanage setextradata myVm "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcnet/0/LUN#0/Config/transfer/HostPort" 50000 vboxmanage setextradata myVm ...
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Windows XP to Ubuntu 10.04 via VNC does not refresh

I've tried tightvncserver and vnc4server on Ubuntu. I've tried tightvnc viewer and ultravnc viewer on Windows XP. I can connect from Windows to Ubuntu with any combination, but there is no screen ...
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Application for Auto-Scaling backgrounds in Windows XP

One thing that's always annoyed me about windows XP is how there's no "scale" option for the desktop background. It either has to be stretched or centered. It's a pretty simple algorithm to scale the ...
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C Drive Hard Disk Problem

I have Windows XP OS. C: Drive has 7 Gb disk space out of that I can see only 4 GB are occopied. Currently only 265 MB are free space showing. I am not sure how to retrive remaining 3 GB space. Can ...
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Use System Restore to rescue lost user profile in Win XP?

My Windows XP account profile has recently been "reset". Many of my application settings have been lost. For example, the "recent project" list in VS 2005 is empty. There should be lots of other ...
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Install Microsoft SQL express database on Windows XP Home SP3?

I am trying to install Microsoft SQL express on a Windows XP SP3 Home Edition machine. But it does not satisfy the requirements. Is there a way to remove SP3 from my machine and revert to SP2? ...
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Windows XP doesn't recognize iPhone as a camera

My iPhone 3GS doesn´t show up in the Scanners and Cameras tool or in My Computer when I connect it via USB to Windows XP. Nor does the Camera Wizard pop up. iTunes does recognize the device, but it ...
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gateway solo 9550 windows xp

can i install a celeron 04 2.8 ghz cpu i currently have intel 01 1133 mhz
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Sony VAIO PCG-9RBL Drivers

I need to find the windows drivers for a Sony VAIO PCG-9RBL. Similar to this question the PCG-9RBL doesn't exist. So what else do they call it? When you type in PCG-9RBL at Sony'e eSupport it brings ...
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Is it possible to use Sharepoint 2007 without installing it?

My company wants to buy Sharepoint 2007 and they asked me if I could give an opinion. I've saw already a lot of videos and read e-books but would like to use it for a while, specially the integration ...
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Can you start Windows Search Service in Index Snoozing mode?

I am using Windows Search on Windows XP, I would like it to start-up in "Index Snoozing" mode. Is there an argument I can pass to the WindowsSearch service to enable that option?
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How to get Windows XP to play a sound on mouse clicks

Is it possible to play a sound each time the mouse button is pressed in Windows? We have some touch screens PC's that run Windows XP, and would like them to beep when pressed so the users know they ...
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Erase personal data from corporate laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to secure delete file or folder in windows? I need to delete my data from the company laptop. Nothing special just 2 or 3 folders (I have Dropbox installed on this ...
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How to set Title of CMD to current working Directory in Windows XP

How does one set the title of the of the Command Prompt (CMD) in Windows XP to the current working directory dynamically ? I can use title %CD% however, this is a temporary fix and the title ...
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Windows XP loses drive letter for existing partition on disk

apologies if this has already been asked - I couldn't spot anything exactly the same. I'm looking for help on the fact that Windows XP has suddenly decided to stop assigning a drive letter to the ...
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Corrupted Laptop - Transfer Data Without My Computer (explorer.exe) Using Command Line

I have a laptop (Toshiba Satellite) that is pretty messed up. The person this belongs too already replaced it with a new machine. My job is to transfer all her data from this machine to disk so that ...