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How not to start MySql server on EasyPhp startup?

I'm using EasyPhp 14.1 on Windows XP. I would like to know how to configure EasyPhp to start Apache webserver, but not MySql server when the app starts?
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How do I remap «Start» menu to another key?

That's the question. Under Kubuntu I have the key with logo bound to Awesome WM actions, and almost every time for I am switching from the VirtualBox with XP to any another desktop or a window, the ...
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I'm trying to install a printer and I'm getting an ambiguous “The specified module could not be found.” error message

Ok, so I'm trying to set up an HP OfficeJet Pro 8620 on a Windows XP SP3 machine. The HP software installs fine, no worries. The printer prints self-generated pages without a problem and doesn't ...
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Install from a .bat file

I have an old Mecer Notebook, at the school where I work, that is running Windows XP. My Principal has forgotten the password, but has asked me to see if I can get it working. I have tried everything! ...
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Replacing certain word in text file using Batch file

I am trying to use a batch file to determine the currently installed drive letter and to replace a keyword in the ini file with the drive letter. Basically the ini file contains: [app] ...
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Alt-rightarrow displays unwanted context menu everywhere instead of triggering the expected command of the respective application

In several applications, alt-rightarrow brings suddenly the context menu, after I reinstalled my Windows. I do not want alt-rightarrow to bring this context menu, since in some applications, this ...
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Task Scheduler does not execute powercfg /setactive (profile)

I am trying to set up a XP SP3 laptop to run as a picture frame, and also have Skype on it with auto video answer. I also have Teamviewer on it to update pictures remotely. These all work fine. I ...
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First 0x7E00 bytes on USB flash drive have become invisible

I have somehow managed to make the first 0x7E00 bytes (63 sectors) of my USB flash drive invisible to every program in Windows XP. I have tried about 15 different disk editors and tried a lot of MBR ...
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corrupt C\documents and settings\no name\application data\sun\java\jre1.7.0_67

I am trying to initiate silverlight and have a corrupt file. Can anyone inform me what to do with this file (fix or delete)? How would I go about replacing the file so I can download java for ...
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Can Windows XP run with just 512 MB of RAM? [duplicate]

I have heard of older-ish Lenovo Ideapad notebooks that come with barely 512 MB of DDR2 RAM and they run full Windows XP, which is supposedly in need of over 400 MB of RAM to work efficiently. Given ...
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How can I make Windows Explorer show FTP server files without it using IE?

I work for a manufacturing company. In one of our labs we have a laptop running XP SP3 and IE7. This laptop is disconnected from the internet, and has not been updated or purposefully modified in some ...
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Burn CD from CD - Exact Duplicate

I have a Windows XP 64bit disc that I would like to copy on my Windows XP machine so that if I ever broke/misplaced the disc I still have a copy to use my key with. As I do not have a ISO file (also ...
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how to open internet explorer with powershell in window xp

expect to open a link in internet explorer and refresh it automatically every 5 seconds but it can not open after try powershell with administrator Set-ExecutionPolicy remotesigned powershell ...
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Show Windows file permissions when Security tab is disabled

In an environment where the Security tab in Properties is disabled and cannot be enabled, is there an alternative way to display the permissions on a folder? What if the user has normal command line ...
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How can I move a window partly off of the screen on a windows xp notebook?

I am running a Dell Notebook with Windows XP. I need to use a button on the bottom of the window. The window won't resize to fit the screen(max resolution is 1024x600). I have gotten the window ...
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Should I be worried about potential health hazards from taking my old laptop apart?

I have an old laptop at my disposal that has a malfunctioning HDD in it. I already asked a question about the hard drive; now I have another question! I would like to take the rest of the computer ...
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How to run SSD in XP with SATA hard drive to IDE adapter

Any tips please? I have a 840 EVO SSD, a SATA Hard Drive to IDE (ATA-133/100) UDMA PATA Adapter and XP. I have an old Dell Dimension 4550 with a soon to fail HD so since I have a spare SSD, want to ...
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Printer stopped working on network and local W7 64 pc

For the last few years my home server has been an old WinXP box, to which I have had a Canon Pixma IP6700D printer connected, it has worked perfectly printing over the network from the various W7 ...
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What is shell-shock and how does it effect me? [closed]

I am somewhat ignorant on this whole shell-shock thing that is happening right now. So, this may sound like a bit of a dopey question; but, I am wondering, if this effects me at all. I currently use a ...
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Windows xp doesn't shutdown

I cannot shudown my computer: when I normally press the buttons "shutdown", "restart", "standby", nothing happens.. All the applications are actually closed, I've not done any particular thing with ...
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Windows XP ISO not booting

Ok, so I know that similar questions to this have been asked many times, but I think my situation is somewhat unique: I'm trying to re-install Windows XP Pro on 3 older machines (they have OEM ...
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Need remote desktop control via web browser, can't install any software on remote PC

I need remote desktop from my work PC to my home PC.....Windows 7 at work, Windows XP at home. My work PC has admin rights blocked, so I can't install Chrome Remote Desktop, TeamViewer or any other ...
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How to create a non ad-hoc hotspot connection on Windows XP?

I want to share my cabled connection with a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, which however does not support ad-hoc connections (at least if one does not tweak it). Is there some software to do this in ...
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Upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7 without formatting? [closed]

Is it Possible? What sort of programs would have to be re-Installed? I guess this is sort of a vague question, so even more general considerations and tips would be beneficial.
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Alternative way of converting physical disk to virtual

I have a hard disk (60 GB, about 20 used) with windows XP I want to convert to a VirtualBox hard drive. I followed the instructions in [https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Migrate_Windows] but the process ...
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Blue Screen of death Windows XP 64 Bit Installation

I am having difficulty installing Windows XP 64 Bit to my custom PC, Always getting BSOD. My PC Specs Asus Extreme VI Maximus 4770k 1 SSD 1 2TB WD HD 32GB Ram(4x8GB) Disc Windows XP Professional ...
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OneNote 2010 keeps crashing on Windows XP

It crashes a few second after lunching, reboot, and crash again endlessly until I kill the process. I couldn't find the cache file, which some Google results suggested deleting. Moreover - ...
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net view showing disconnected computer

I'm working on a simple network, 2 computers (both Win XP), and a 2-Wire router. I've physically disconnected one of the computers, but it still shows up in the list when I run Net View on the other ...
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how to dual booting windows 8.1 and xp

I have a dell inspiron laptop with windows 8.1 pre- installed,, bt I'll like to install windows xp to the partitioned part of the hard drive,, but xp setup does not see partitions just the whole hard ...
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Create a Windows XP Scheduled Task to run at the logon of each user

On Windows Vista onwards it's possible to configure a scheduled task to run at the logon of every user by setting the schedule to "At Logon" and the user account to be a group of users (E.g., ...
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Windows 7 Setup BSOD BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO

I am trying to install Windows 7 32bit on a rather old HP Pavilion t3225.at But after loading files setup ends with a BSOD BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO stop 0x00000074. After some research I checked the CD ...
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Ctrl-Alt-Del not working at unlock screen

I am at work, and one of the machines running XP was left on overnight. This is a common occurrence. The machine went into standby mode, so on starting it up this morning I was presented with the ...
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What is hot key to toggle appearance/disappearance of audio volume display in T 60?

Somehow I pressed a key combination on my Lenovo T60, XP and the large volume indicator sprang into my view in the lower center of the screen and now remains there instead of hiding except when used. ...
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Computer only boots sometimes with a specific hard drive, Whats the deal?

we run the same motherboard in thousands of computers at our company. so far we have found 3 motherboards that will only boot with a SanDisk brand CF card. All others you can run any name CF card as a ...
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Im having trouble accessing the internet on my pc

How do I fix this problem??? I open my browser and it won't connect and shows up this message - (RocketTab) The socket connection to d2e24t2jgcnor2.webhostoid.com failed. A Firewall may be blocking ...
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System ERASED 2000 files suddenly without any user action. Can recover part of it but some files of importance are corrupted

On a Virtualbox WIN XP SP3 guest machine, the following situation occurred While I was working I had 3 opened windows as usual - Browser, notepad for writing notes in a txt file, and a PDF (thats ...
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XP Can't display H.264 video

A friend's win2000 box died so I gave him an old XP box of mine. I updated XP and installed the final rollup. All good. I installed the software he owned and all works well. Finally ran IE-6 (I ...
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Inspiron 9400 Laptop resolution shrinks when lid is closed

I have an Inspiron 9400 Laptop with an ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 Video Card. I've had both a 1440x900 pixel and 1920x1200 pixel display, and ever since I first hooked my computer up to my home TV (15 ...
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File sharing between raspberry pi and windows XP laptop

If anyone knows how one would go about getting a raspberry pi and a windows XP laptop using just an Ethernet cable (no router or switcher), I would be very grateful. Details: 8-or-so-year-old ...
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Bypass Windows Server login screen

I am accessing Windows Server using RDP from Windows XP SP3. The issue is i am getting the Windows Server Screen asking me to enter the password again after injecting the username and password in RDP. ...
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GINA availability on Windows 7

I would like to know information about GINA. I am aware that this is a part of Windows XP. Is it present in Windows 7? Does GINA based client works with Win 7? I would appreciate if some one help ...
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“New Task” doesn't restart explorer.exe, what other solutions are there?

I just killed explorer.exe (because the taskbar isn't responding to clicks, neither does the "win key") by clicking on End Process and am now unable to restart it. When I open a new explorer.exe ...
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Is this a bug or it is just a windows xp feature?

Normally you can't make a folder with /\:*<>"? in its name. and also you can't name a folder CON,LPT1 and .... and also you can't have two folder with equal name in a single directory. I THINK ...
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Free software to convert MP3 files to M4B on Windows XP

I'm seeking free software that would convert a bunch of MP3 files into one M4B file (audio book) that: works on Windows XP needs no additional tools to be installed can mark the chapters. So far I ...
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Allow Internet access only 1 IP in Windows XP

I would like to block internet connections to all IP's except 1 in Windows XP. How can I do it most easily?
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how to move files or folders to another folder using sendTo command

I'm using Windows 8. I want to move a file/folders to another folder that I already have in the send To folder but when I right click and send it, it copies it. I was wondering if I could change it ...
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How to perform print job on server?

Unfortunately, my old printer does not have a working driver in Windows 7. So I decided to install Windows XP Mode and install its printer driver in the virtual Windows XP. Then I attached the printer ...
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In windows XP SP3, repair console is not showing

When I insert the CD and I want to repair my PC, there is no option for repairing:
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Converting a VM to Hyper-V, can't get past Windows Activation dialog

Note: this is not the standard "Windows Activation Hell" question where the user gets stuck in a loop. Background: I keep an old VM with XP and Office 2003 on it, to support an elderly couple who ...
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How can I enable preserving of the run dialog box history in Windows XP

On my PC (Windows XP), the "Run" dialog box does not keep the history of previous commands till the next time my computer is restarted! So no suggestions are shown when a command is entered after ...