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Can Windows XP do FTP over SSH from network places?

I'd like to setup a FTP over SSH connection within my network places so my applications can access those files as if it were another mapped drive. Is this possible under windows XP?
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how to use vmware converter

how do I use vmware converter? I've tried to search google but I can't find any tutorial on how to use it. I just wish to convert my xp installation to a vmware file so that I could use it on vm ...
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How to send raw bytes using Hyperterminal?

For example, I'd like to send 0xAA, 0x00 etc, not some character or string, through Hyperterminal. Is it possible? How? I'm using Windows XP Professional SP2.
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how to get win xp admin password w/o changing it

I just wanted to ask if there's a way to get admin password or access to admin acc without changing password or using any 3rd party software like running from cd or usb?
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How to set like email signature text for every print printed by my PC and printer?

Edit: I'm on windows XP and i have laser printer. at bottom of every page i want to print my firm name even if i take print from browser or from word file etc. i mean from every source. is it ...
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Permanently hide network disconnected icon from system tray

On Windows XP, I have a disconnected Wireless connection which shows up in the System Tray. I have gone into Network Connections dialog box and elected not to show an icon when it is disconnected, ...
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Folders disappear every time Windows XP starts up

Symptoms: Whenever my Windows XP machine starts up, subfolders disappear from the first top-level folder, listed alphabetically (eg. from "C:\AA Backups"). The first time it happened I suspected user ...
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few questions on Clonezilla

I'm trying to clone my windows xp installation. If I back it up using Clonezilla and the my XP machine is infected by virus/spyware would I also be bringing the whole mess when I try to back it up. ...
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Quickly close all Word and Excel instances?

Suppose I open 10 Word files and 10 Excel files and make no changes, how do I quickly taskkill all at once? Because I must repeat several attempts to replicate race, I'm hoping for a command-line ...
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Browser/addon which shows what's been downloaded so far regardless of formatting and layout?

Every now and then a website becomes super-slow (but not broken) because there are too many people looking at it at the same time. When I try and view such a site, say with Firefox, I can see that it ...
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What is the real meaning of the “Select a language [for] non-Unicode programs…” dialog?

What is the real meaning of the "Select a language to match the language version of the non-Unicode programs you want to use" dialog under Control Panel->Regional Settings->Advanced in WinXP and ...
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Why is my keyboard randomly repeating inputs?

When I press and hold some key it's repeated random number of times, after that repeat stops and I need to release key and press it again to make repeat continue. If there's simultaneous sound ...
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Is there a way to get a larger desktop than the screen?

Is there any freeware out there that will allow me to run the desktop that is larger than the resolution of the screen? My situation: Win XP, Dell Mini 10, iirc- Intel GMA950 I need to use a netbook ...
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Media Center setup won't complete for watching TV

I have a problem watching TV in Media Center. The TV constantly pauses 1/2 second then plays 1 second, pauses 1/2 second, plays 1 second - it is constant and does not vary. This problem occurs on all ...
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“net use /delete” question

I want to delete a network connection. When I type net use I get this: Microsoft Windows XP [version 5.1.2600] (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp. C:\Documents and Settings\toto>net use ...
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Bios password protection

I have my system on drive C: and also I have all my important folders on drive D:. I want to lock this drive with a password. Any advice?
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What .NET version is included in XP?

What about sp2, sp3?
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How to compact a registry hive?

I'm using a (non-administrator) roaming profile, with a size limit of 4MB. As you can imagine, it is extremely difficult to stay within that size limit. I've noticed that NTUser.dat, which holds my ...
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Anybody know of a free program to convert a .PPT to .AVI?

Anybody know of a free program to convert a .PPT to .AVI? Preferably open source but anything that is free will work.
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When you uncheck a startup entry in msconfig, where does the entry go?

Just as the title says. I'm using Windows XP and I was wondering where entries go when unchecked (including registry entries and entries in the Startup folder of the start menu).
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How to display recently installed programs and when they were installed?

I have a Windows XP and I just installed about 12 new programs. Big mistake! Before I installed these programs, my internet connection was running great. But now after installing and restarting my ...
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Direct access to website's database with single click?

I have noticed that when selecting options (drop down menus, radio buttons etc) on some websites you see an ever more complex URL being created and then you can use that URL to access that website at ...
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My Documents type folder

I want to create a folder that mounts to some other place just like default My Documents. It has a different target tab in properties. I can't create a folder with that tab. I need it because ...
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multi boot: xp + xp + xubuntu, how to?

My laptop (with a single harddrive) currently has xp + xubuntu dual boot. I want to make that triple boot: xp + xp + xubuntu Please don't ask why, take it as given. How can I accomplish this triple ...
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cpu usage nearly 100 constantly windows xp sp3

When running some heavy applications like games or virtual box for some time.. the cpu usage is normal for some 15 mins and then suddently cpu usage increases. even after i quit the heavy apps and ...
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How can I remove Install Shield Manager from my Computer?

How can I remove Install Shield Manager from my Computer? There is no entry that I can see in my "Add/remove Programs" utility. Thinkpad T60. XP SP3 Thanks. EDIT July 17, 2010. I was directed to ...
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Remote Desktop Log?

Is there a log or some other way to tell who has remoted in to my (xp) machine?
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How to save the password for a mapped network drive?

I have a map drive created from Tools > Map network drive. The drive is mapped to a different machine's shared folder. So each time I switch off the machine, it asks for the password when I open the ...
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Why does Windows spooler require an administrator account?

Does anyone know what changes I might need to make to allow restricted users to print using a printer configured for spooling? My Windows XP SP3 system currently requires me to use an Admin account ...
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Enable Security tab in Explorer folder properties for windows XP home edition

I want to enable (display) the Security tab for file/folder properties in Windows XP home editon. I've already seen this question but do not seem to have the 'Use Simple File Sharing' option ...
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Director .app (Mac application) files won't copy to a PC

I have a few Mac applications that I would like to transfer to a Windows computer. One was created using Adobe Director 11.0 and the rest were created using Adobe Flash CS4. The one created by Flash ...
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Firefox isn't using my download manager (flash videos)

I installed "Free Download Manager." I see the plugin in Tools->Add-ons (it doesn't have any options). I use several different flash video downloaders, because I haven't found one that works period ...
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How to open a second instance of the pdf x-change viewer?

Every time I open a new document in the pdf x-change viewer, it gets opened in the same window. I want to place different documents on different places on the screen (independently of each other, not ...
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Minimal rsync installation without need for cygwin

Is there a way to install rsync on Windows XP without having to use cygwin? I don't want to install cygwin because it takes lot of space. Moreover, I need to make it communicate with a rsync ...
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Change Windows-E Target

I was wondering how we can change the Win-E key combination to another target besides the default C:\. I've tried changing the shortcut in Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Windows ...
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Is it possible to retrieve lost Windows XP profile information?

I'm running Windows XP Professional on a PC which is less than a year old. About 3 months ago I got an error on boot saying windows could not find my profile. At this point it created a temp one. ...
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Windows XP Log In: Can't do it. Logon Message popup

A friend recommended this site to me. Hope you can help! I can't seem to log into Windows. I boot my computer. The log In screen appears. I put in my user name and password, hit OK, and the following ...
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TV video constantly skips 1/2 second, plays 1 second; green on bottom

I just got DirecTV. It worked for a day, but now the TV video constantly skips 1/2 second, then plays 1 second. Also, the bottom 5th of the screen is solid green. The audio does not skip. I tried ...
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Error - “IR Hardware not detected” - but it's installed/working

I am trying to do: Settings->TV->Set up TV signal. During this process I am getting the error "IR Hardware not detected." With the remote, I can select the "try again" button (to re-detect) and it ...
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installation and maintenance of an OS and applications over multiple PCs

Let's say I've got around 50 PCs with identical specs but no CD or floppy drives and a blank hard disk, is there an efficient way to install (and update) an OS and software on each of them? Would I ...
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Transcend jetflash 64GB Windows XP

I have Transced jetflash 64GB with some information on it. When I connect it to my XP with SP3 machine system prompts me to format disk. However when connected to Win7 machine disk works and display ...
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I need ethernet controller driver, PCI bus for Presario 6010US

Hi I am unable to connect to the internet. ,Just installed the OS XP Pro and the device manager has a yellow question mark for controller driver, PCI bus. My network connection shows I am connected ...
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Is Windows XP standard font smoothing on by default?

There are two font smoothing options for Windows XP: Standard and ClearText. I know the default is NOT to use ClearType, but I am wondering if "standard" is on by default in the majority of XP ...
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Changing user password logged in as Admin

I forgot my Windows XP password to logon to my laptop. My username is on the "Office" domain for work. When I logon as the Administrator I have to logon to the local domain "This computer". How do I ...
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How can I determine if a CD is marked as bootable?

I am trying to install Windows XP on a old laptop (Compaq Presario 700) with a stored verion of XP that I burned to an ISO. The copy of XP is legitimate but it won't boot to it. I am able to boot to ...
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Will HDCP cause problems with a MacBook Pro using a VGA projector?

I'm planning on using a MacBook Pro with a projector that only has a VGA input (through the MBP's Mini DisplayPort and a Mini DisplayPort to VGA converter). Will this have problems with HDCP ...
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boot.ini Issue - Multi-boot System, Linux, XP and XP64 - Missing File in system32 Message

I have an interesting issue that has me stumped. Not that I'm a computer whiz or anything. I have a multi-boot system with two hard drives: one drive has CentOS and Windows XP 64-bit and the other ...
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Out of memory errors but not actually out of memory

So, myself and my fellow support techs have been fighting with this issue and we still dont know what the problem is. Lets start off with the system specs: Windows XP 32 bit Corporate (SP2 and SP3) ...
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Adobe Flash not working anymore with Browsers

I have a really annoying problem: essentially, Adobe Flash is not working anymore. For instance, I cant watch any clip on youtube and I always get a black screen saying: Movie not loaded ... I have ...
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Ubuntu 9.10: Which package can handle NTFS Junction?

I've created some directory Junction in Windows XP When I tried to rename those in Ubuntu 9.10, I get error message, kind of Operation not supported Which Ubuntu package can handle NTFS Junction? ...