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The Voodoo XP error you cant fix . RDP / MSTSC.exe - cannot find <LANG_NAME>\mstsc.exe.MUI

I keep getting the error cannot file C:\Windows\System32\<LANG_NAME>\mstsc.exe.MUI I do have this path C:\Windows\System32\US_en and this one too C:\Windows\System32\en and I made ...
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Reduce CPU consumtion of Avira Antivirus on Windows?

I'm using Avira AntiVirus on an old Windows XP (home edition) PC. Since they launched the new version last year it consumes a lot of CPU. Are there any settings to reduce that consumtion? There are ...
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How do I install an Excel add-in? [duplicate]

In an answer to the question How can I set Excel to always import all columns of CSV files as Text? @nixda suggests downloading an add in, which I understand can save me hours of work, when I have to ...
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Windows on logical partition

First of all, I know, me stupid for not checking. I had the following partition system (guessing looking at current situation, for it's not me, who set up so idiotically): /dev/sda1: Dell Utility ...
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Cannot install latest version of Flash

I am trying to update Flash Player on my laptop running Windows xP SP2. File: install_flashplayer16x32_mssd_aaa_aih.exe The installer window opens but no text appears and it just remains on the ...
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Windows XP - wifi driver randomly breaking

I have a Dell D430 running a fresh Windows XP install. The problem is that in random intervals the wifi connection breaks. Not only it disconnects, but it refuses to detect any wifi network. Disabling ...
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How do I make removable media (USB) autostart Windows Explorer when inserted?

How do I make removable (USB) media autostart Windows Explorer when I plug in the device?
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Opening Windows XP on a Windows 8 machine

I have bought a new PC that had Windows 8 pre-installed, but I need all my previous data, programmes and, especially my emails (about 50,000) on my new machine that ran with XP and Outlook Express. I ...
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certificate errors via chrome and IE

When trying to access gmail.com via chrome I get this error message: Net::ERR_CERT_INVALID The same error message appears with ninite.com or twitter.com - drive.google.com, youtube.com or ...
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Windows converted all files to .lwsdnrl format?

I have some problems with Windows XP. After scanning the whole file system with anti-virus program, each and every file got an extension ".lwsdnrl" ? Even if I try to open the file with the ...
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file sharing windows-xp and 7 doesn't prompt for username and password?

I have two computer on workgroup,Windows 7 and xp on vmware. I can access all the file of the windows 7 from xp but i have to enter credentials which is fine. But when i try to access file shared on ...
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How to find out the Wi-Fi password once already connected?

I'm using my home network, but I am not an administrator and did not set up the network either. As far as I can tell, the network is connected and there's a passcode to enter, but I am always ...
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How to share wifi connection between Guest OS(Windows XP) and Host OS(Ubuntu 14.10)

I just installed Windows XP through VirtualBox and installed "Guest Additions too" too. How do I go about sharing my wi-fi connection?
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Forward RDP port on WinXP router to computer in internal (NATted) network

So I have Windows XP serving as a router (two NICs - one internal, one external) NATting internal network with access to the internet (through external NIC). This external NIC has publicly accessible ...
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Viewing the date a file was last opened from a shared folder on a Windows 7 PC

Suppose you have an application on a Windows XP PC that is accessing jpeg files from a share folder on a Windows 7 PC. I need to see which of those files have been opened recently, and I would prefer ...
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Does number of programs installed on my pc affect its speed? [duplicate]

I have windows xp and it has started responding very slowly, so was thinking if the various software I've installed might be affecting its speed. PS: Even if I run one program/software at a time the ...
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Difficulty installing WinXP from USB on netbook

I have an older netbook that I just want to have use of occasionally, and want to load XP on it. I tried Linux distros, but as little as this will be used, I don't have time to teach myself how to ...
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Excess drive mapping in windows XP for CD ROM players

I have 2 DVD/CD-ROM players installed on my computer, but the file manager shows FOUR drive mappings 3 of which say "CD" and one of which says "DVD". I assume this indicates some kind of screwed up ...
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copying files through command line in windows xp

In my lab there are 70 windows systems is there . Each user has 1 system, in al systems C nd D are deniend .Eevry users should store their files in only Z drive. Now my question is I want to copy ...
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Windows XP hangs just before displaying login screen

I messed up my registry using SubInAcl. When I tried switching user, Windows froze just before displaying login screen. Then I rebooted the PC, but Windows froze again just before displaying login ...
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How to install an program on Windows without giving access to device?

I need to install a program on an old Windows XP computer from an untrusted source. Is there a way to install it securely without giving it access to my data etc? (Also it should not be able to ...
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Windows xp prodcut key

I am trying to remove a product key from windows XP when creating a ghost (each pc can then add there own PK for that hardware) but I am coming against some problems. I have tried the following. ...
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Windows XP Turn Off Monitor after x minutes option is missing

I have an XP machine that turns it's monitor off after a period of time. I am trying to disable this but when I go to the power options in the control panel the option is simply not there. Turn off ...
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Apache Tomcat access denied error in windows XP

Is there is a constraint that Apache Tomcat should always be run as administrator? I installed it and run it in administrator account in Windows XP. It works fine. But in standard user account, an ...
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How to verify that the NTP server is working on a test machine

I have built a local production network that will use a corporate network for user access control. The domain controller will act as a NTP server as well. The devices that will connect to the domain ...
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.NET 4.0 on POS Ready 2009

When trying to install .NET 4.0.3 onto POS Ready 2009, I get the following error in the installation wizard: KB2600211 does not apply, or is blocked by another condition on your computer. I am ...
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how do i make windows xp diskless boot on any computer

This is a little hard to explain... I have successfully got windows xp to diskless boot using aoe. The only problem is that I can't set it up on a vm and then go straight to a driveless pc. I think ...
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How do I set up a VPN, such that I can connect to my Samba Share and printer?

I am looking for a way to set up my OpenVPN server so that all my internet trafffic redirects through it, and I can access my Samba Share through it. My samba share is located on my server machine, ...
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Windows XP can not run without the USB disc

Today I reinstalled Windows XP with CD (SP3 +), and I set the drivers from USB key standardly. But when I unplug the USB key, and restart the computer or turn it on, and when starting load system, ...
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Windows XP hangs on bootup

I am unable to get Windows XP to boot up. It stops on the screen after the progress beads. The hard drive goes crazy for a few seconds, and then the system hangs. Safe mode and Previous known good ...
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Stick Open Windows to be visible [closed]

I am looking for program compatible with windows xp used for pinned or stick windows for being minimized by any other windows already opened and running for example i want to make windows media ...
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Running a program in XP freaks out display settings

I've got an XP box that is running a custom, old school program (explains the XP, don't hate). This program has always worked fine. From last week, every time the .exe is double clicked, the graphics ...
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Disable automatically opening flash drive

Whenever I insert a flash drive in Windows XP, it opens up the flash drive's folder and shows its contents, how can I disable this? I do not want it opening up the contents every time I plug it in. ...
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I'm having trouble getting my computer to save (multi) display settings

Dell 7010 Win XP SP3 NVIDIA Force 210 graphics card 2 monitors My sporadic problem: I have 2 monitors with my display set up as an extended desktop (horizontal span). Every once in a while when I ...
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VirtualBox USB - should I install drivers for USB devices on Host as well?

I am running a Windows XP guest on a Windows 7 host via VirtualBox. I want to use a USB scanner on the Windows XP guest. I will not be using the scanner on the Windows 7 host itself. The question is ...
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installing swig i had to untar something using msys, but it doesn't work

i installed MinGW and MSYS required to install swig. using msys terminal it asked me to download pcre-8.36.tar.bz2 form pcre site, and asked me to: "Build PCRE as a static library using the ...
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How can I start a 256 color game on a Virtual Machine with Win XP?

(Note: I am from Germany and have my system on german language, so if i my translations of the Buttons and stuff i get on screen seem strange to you pls let me know) I wanted to play a old pc game of ...
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Backing up multiple PCs in a network

Background: I have a small network that consists of roughly 10 PCs. Every week or so, we are required to backup all partitions of every PCs to one external HDD. Problem: I find that the process is ...
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How to backspace the characters in the cmd buffer?

If we use command prompt to run short scripts as such: C:\php> php.exe <?php echo 'test'; ?> , the output would be displayed directly in the command prompt: test ^C C:\php> So ...
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Win XP task scheduler backup

In my factory, we have two non-networked windows xp machines connected to some industrial equipment. Every day, they log the information that the equipment passes on. I've been backing them manually ...
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How can i gain access control for autorun.ini file in FAT32 USB storage

I want to remove autorun.ini file from my USB storage but unable to remove and I've tried many times by following procedure: I:\> attrib autorun.ini -r -a -s -h and I always get "access denied" ...
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See power usage Win XP & 8

I actually have 2 questions, but as they are practically the same, I figured it would be handier to ask them all at once: 1. Is there a build-in tool on WIN XP to see your power usage? Or do I ...
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Scrolling in PuTTY not working

As you all can see in the image below, the vertical scroll in PuTTY on my old WIN-XP computer is not working. The vertical scroll-bar is disabled. This becomes a problem when I enter a command that ...
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tether blackberry wifi connection to pc

I want to connect an old XP box (also has slitaz and ubuntu installed) to my broadband wifi using my blackberry. Bluetooth and wifi are not options on this machine, unfortunately these are all I have ...
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Slow Network Performance while Sending files ONLY not receiving files

I have two windowx xp machine Machine A Map Network Drive Machine B I can receive files from Machine B very well , but it's very slow when sending files from Machine A to machine B The Problem in ...
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What's the best way to get access to the Windows Installation process?

The question sounds a bit weird and I'll try to clarify it. I need to document installing Windows onto a PC and get photos of it for an assignment I'm doing. It can be any edition of Windows but I'd ...
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Can scanning for viruses on one Os find viruses on another (with a dual-boot)?

I dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows Xp. I have both Avast and Malwarebytes installed through Xp, and I was wondering if the occasional boot up and scan from Xp would also protect Ubuntu. Thanks ...
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Cannot delete a file on Windows XP

I have a file sitting on my Windows XP desktop for about 6 years now. Its 0 bytes and every time I try to either rename or delete it, I get these error messages. Any idea how to remove this stinker ...
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Open Windows Start Menu with a batch file?

Is it possible to create a batch file that will open the Windows Start Menu? I have been digging around in the Windows Registry, have searching the Internet, and just tried making things up as I go. ...
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How to disable password access from Win7 to XP folder sharing

I have 2 PC's. One is XP PC other is Win7 PC. Both are in same network and same group. I have a Shared FOLDER in XP. I want to access it through the network using IP from my Win7 PC. Yes, I can access ...