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Log in screen not showing how many unread email. Winxp, MS Outlook 7

I want to know how many unread email message I have when I log in(i.e when my system gets boots up). But that feature is not ON? In my registry -----------> unread mail, when I click on my email id, ...
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Black Screen On XP Guest

Full size image I'm running Windows XP as guest on VMware Player 6.0.1, but I'm getting a black screen. The VM starts up, I see the XP logo screen as it loads, but then the welcome screen never ...
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Did windowsupdate for Windows XP close down? Error number 0x80248015

When I visit windows update (http://update.microsoft.com/) the page does not load. It displays [Error number: 0x80248015] and the message: The website has encountered a problem and cannot ...
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Notepad-like text editor with autosave [closed]

I like to use notepad to take simple notes during my work (todo lists, notes etc.). Unfortunatelly, I am missing autosave feature, because when system freezes the notes are lost. Is there any simple, ...
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Hibernate locked Windows XP

I want to hibernate a locked Windows XP. How to enable this function in lock screen? Or can it be programmed to hardware power button (when lock screen is active)? (By "locked" I mean after pressing ...
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Windows XP don't show login screen after opening laptop lid

On my Dell Latitude D530 with Windows XP, I closed the lid and I think I opened it before the computer went into sleep mode. When I opened the lid, the login screen didn't show up! No menu, nothing. ...
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WMIC is NOT on Windows XP?

I recently installed Windows XP on a computer because I wanted to confirm some stuff with WMIC. What I wanted to confirm is not relevant to my problem. WMIC is NOT THERE. On Windows 7 I can type ...
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Installing Xamarin on WinXP

I wanted to install Xamarin on WinXP Pro SP3 (32bit) and used the automatic installer but it said the Windows version was not correct so I went on and tried to install all componenets manually. I ...
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Can i cycle through the different text copied using the Ctrl+c shortcut key

I typed around 30-40 lines of something very important and in a hurry the notepad wasn't saved and closed.So as the notepad is closed and not saved how can i get back the data which i had entered. -I ...
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How to set higher screen resolution on guest Windows 7 and Windows XP in Oracle Virtual Box?

In my guest operating system I can set maximal resolution of 800x600 if it is Windows XP and 1024x768 if it is Windows 7. Installing "guest additions" make situation worse: i.e. WITHOUT additions I ...
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How can I uninstall wrong (XP) CCC on Windows 7 pro 64bit? Uninstall crashes PC

Didn't know I had a real problem until I got a new 27" touchscreen monitor. Built this PC last year (2013). Specs: Asus Sabertooth Z78 mb, i7-4770 Haswell 3.4GHz, 8g DDR3 crucial Vengeance Pro ...
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Desktop size larger than display area winxp

I have an Acer Aspire SA85 with SIS661 on board VGA graphics with a Viewsonic VX2235wm monitor. The natural resolution of the monitor is 1680 by 1050. However, when set to this the monitor only ...
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Windows 7 PC refusing connection from Windows XP PC. System Error 67

So I have several PC's on a small local network. Server - Windows 8 Professional Client 1 - Windows 8.1 Client 2 - Windows 8.1 Client 3 - Windows 7 professional Client 4 - Windows XP professional. ...
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XP installation on second drive

I have Windows XP SP2 installed. I want to install the same exact thing on a 2nd hard drive, make it bootable, installed in the same machine as a backup. The install routine for XP starts just ...
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No boot menu for Windows XP or Windows 7

I have just installed Windows XP alongside Windows 7. Now I can't boot Windows 7 because it automatically boots Windows XP without displaying a boot menu. How do I fix this?
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How enable ctrl + arrow up in windows xp?

In windows 7 I can go to next (upper) folder level in explorer just press ctrl+arrow up. Is there a way to set this shortkey in windows xp?
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Cannot connect to the pc in same network

cannot connect to the pc in same network but it can ping each other. My PC is Windows XP other PC is Windows 7. When I open the Shared folder in Network places, It says that \Windows-7 is cannot ...
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How can I run software hidden in Windows XP?

I need to run a software application 'hidden' under Windows XP. The software itself does not offer the option of running as a service and I'm not sure of whether or not this can be done. It is a ...
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Some programs don't work after restoring to new hard disk

System - Windows XP SP2 4GB Ram. Downloads stop at 99%. Same result in IE8 and Firefox 31. Problems started after I restored a backup to new 500GB HDD using Acronis. Had no problems previously, but ...
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Need help replacing SATA boot drive in WINDOWS XP SP2

My problem is I am trying to replace a SATA boot drive in a WIN XP SP 2 machine. I tried the same thing which works in IDE drives, namely, I copied all the files from old drive to new, then just ...
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Check Windows XP update existence in registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\< SID >\Patches\< SQUID >

At the moment HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\< SID >\Patches\< SQUID > has following keys: MSI3 REG_DWORD 0x1 State REG_DWORD 0x2 ...
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Cant install xp with along with windows 7

Hey guys am trying to install windows xp on my system...I have already installed windows 7 on my pc which works fine. When i booted from the installation disk to install xp ..Firstly it shows the ...
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Hide specific folder from an advanced search in win XP

How to hide a hidden folder from advanced search option in windows XP ? Suppose we have an important folder which is hidden and when the user does an advanced search how to disable or hide that ...
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Group Policy script to add/update HKCU registry key during shutdown

There are a few ways to add or update a key in the HKCU registry. There are a few ways to modify a workstation with Group Policies. I have tried a few of these, and I could use some help. I have a ...
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Use Windows Explorer for viewing web pages

On some XP machines I have noticed that you can view web pages inside of windows explorer by typing a URL into the address bar. Internet explorer does not open, However on this computer when I type a ...
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XP recovery from boot [closed]

evening all! I bought a second hand cheap laptop from car boot and need to completely reset it but dont have password. Is there a way to do this is guest mode please. XP windows Much thankz
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Removed Computer from domain, cannot log in to re-add computer. to domain

I was having a conflict of pc names on the domain. I logged in as administrator, changed from domain to workgroup. Restarted, and tried to log in again to try to re-add to domain. Trying to log in ...
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Need to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7 without losing data

I have a desktop with Windows XP on it that I urgently need to get it updated to Windows 7. I have heard from a friend that you need to do a clean install. Or is there a upgrade option, losing any ...
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Whats the difference between reinstalling a component in the NIC properties and unselecting it

In MS Windows connection properties what's the difference between uninstalling TCP/IP (for example) and unselecting it?
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Windows XP - Websites don't display correctly and other problems

Windows XP Every single page in Firefox displays incorrectly. All color and formatting is gone. Here's how it should not look like, but how it looks in my Firefox: In Chrome it displays ...
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GRUB Bootloader selection window showing 2 times

Currently I have installed 4 os on my 2 HDDs, Windows 7, Windows XP, Ubuntu 14.04 & Open Suse 12.3, in same order. Before I have Installed Open Suse. GRUB was showing options: Windows XP Windows ...
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Windows Xp DNS Resolution not working

Starting off, I am working on a client computer. I was removing a FBI MoneyPack Ransomware virus from a windows xp system. Well I got rid of that and then had a problem with the firewall. I did the ...
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No access from PC1 to PC2 with anything except ping

I'm partially a sysadmin at a company and one employee called me this morning that they have a weird network issue. The topology is the following: 2 PCs connected with a router that is connected to ...
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Blocking domain group policy on a local machine in Workgroup

I have created a VM for Win XP which is running now in a Win 8 host system using Hyper-V. This Win XP VM was initially connected to the my company's domain but now disconnected and is part of the ...
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Disable 'Windows Security' Dialog

In Windows XP can I disable the 'Windows 'Security Dialog box using regedit? Heres what it looks like: Regards, Snipe
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Setting a Scheduled Task with Windows XP Home Edition

I wanted to use this command-line tool in a batch : SCHTASKS /Create /SC DAILY /TN "MySoftware" /TR mysoftware.exe /ST 02:00 to create a Scheduled Task on a client's computer (I wanted to use a ...
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Can't ping from vmware to another pc (request time out)

I have 2 Computers (pc1 , pc2) pc1 is running under windows 7. (IP: 192.168.1.100) pc2 is running under winXP under vmware workstation9 (IP: 192.168.1.50) I created a network between them ...
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Deleting files appears to work, but doesn't

I am attempting to delete a moderately large directory on a network shared drive. Each time I do this (using the Windows Explorer), the deletion appears to work and the file is removed from the ...
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error message on windows startup

I'm using Windows XP. During startup I get the following screen. Windows cannot find C:\Program files\search extension\client.exe. Make sure you types the name correctly, and then try again.To search ...
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Can't join Server 2003 domain with XP Pro

I installed windows server 2003 on my laptop using vmware and also installed xp pro using vmware on my desktop pc .. I have setup a domain using the Server 2003 wizard but when I try to set up the XP ...
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Windows XP covered up by Windows 7 Bootloader

I have two hard drives in my system, one for Windows 7 and one for Windows XP. I had to reinstall Windows 7, and after the re-install, the Windows 7 boot loader started showing up. This did not show ...
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send output of batch file to current directory

I have a .bat script that concats some text files into one big file. I would like to have the resulting file go to the current directory instead of the hardcoded path. Here is my script: @echo off ...
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Recovery Console Commands in CMD

Is it possible to use the unique commands that are in recovery console but in a command prompt session? For example LOGON, ENABLE, DISABLE, LISTSVC, MAP, SYSTEMROOT, FIXBOOT, FIXMBR, etc I'm using ...
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win xp will not find my usb keyboard at startup

My windows xp computer will not recognize my usb keyboard on startup. I get stuck at the login screen. It will recognize my usb mouse. The keyboard is good because it allows me into the bios and ...
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iperf returning “bind failed: cannot assign requested address” in Windows XP and 7

I am trying to set up iperf on an old HP server running Windows XP Professional to test multicast, but whenever I issue the command iperf -s -u -B <ip address>, it returns: bind failed: ...
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Create User Profile Specific Hosts File?

I know that by editing my C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file I can block any site, but I would like to take this a step further. Is it possible to have different version of this file for my ...
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How can I Embed my password with script

I have a requirement that I must run a script(with administratiev priviledge) during one of my Guest user startup.But I dont want to prompt my user for any password.In my case I'm ok with leaving my ...
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Change Monitor ID on Windows XP

I'm trying to configure a workstation with 3 monitors used for viewing DICOM images from a PACS application to display content correctly on each display. The workstation has 2 monitors attached to one ...
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Dual boot with Win7 Pro 64-bit and XP Pro 32-bit - getting BSOD

New Dell Optiplex 3030 AIO with pre-installed Win 7 Pro 64-bit. Shrank existing partition, created and formatted new partition. Boot from Win XP CD... loads all drivers and get BSOD "A problem has ...
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Windows xp hangs with dim splash screen on setup's first boot

I'm Installing windows xp in my Desktop, and after first setup boot (which is comes next to "formatting disk", "copying files"), the windows xp splash screen hangs and its very Dim. I had never face ...