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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 ...
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How to connect to network using TTLS EAP in Windows XP

In Belgium we have FON-public shared networks. They have a web page for the Belgian FON-network and FON is only supported by 1 ISP in Belgium. More details on this page. When you connect to one of ...
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Reading an old XP Drive on a Windows 7 unit

I have my mom's old PC and I cannot get her old HD to show up when I connect my SATA read cables up to her hard drive externally. I am wondering if her HD died over night or if I am missing something. ...
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regsvr32 doesn't work on my winXP admin account

Summary regsvr32 fails with code 0x80004005 (E_FAIL - Unspecified failure) on my admin account, but works on Administrator account. Previously I didn't have this problem. Full question Recently, I ...
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Windows XP - DNS external domains does not work

I have a DHCP and DNS server created in Linux and i have two machines: one linux and one windows xp. In my Linux machine, dns is working for internal and external domains. But, in my Windows XP, i ...
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Win7 won't mount WinXP share

For quite some time I have had an old WinXP server, with a couple of shared folders, and a Win7 client, accessing those shares. It used to work flawlessly up until 2 weeks ago, when there was a black ...
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How to full screen command prompt in a Virtualbox XP vm?

I am running a legacy DOS application in windows XP command prompt and I can't manage to show it full screen. As I saw, this is not only my DOS app, but every command prompt I open in Windows vbox, ...
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Can a USB power surge cause on one port cause damage to another device?

I recently discovered that an external hard drive is giving a "device not recognized" error. It has been plugged in and in use for several years. A couple days before realizing that the hard drive ...
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ulead dvd workshop 2 no sound on win7

i recently upgraded from winXP to win7, and the program stopped playing sound it seems like windows dosent recognize the program at the mixer the windows compatibility mode doesnt seem to fix the ...
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Is it reasonable to install Windows 7 on my Pentium D system?

I got have this old computer containing: Pentium D 2.8 GHz Socket 775 CPU 2x512MB DDR2 memory listed at 667Hz An ASUS P5LD2 motherboard An 80GB WD HDD (expect weak specs if there are several models ...
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Can I delete this partition?

I have an HP Laptop that came with an OEM version of windows vista. I have set it up to dual boot with windows XP. Therefore there are 2 primary partitions. There is also one more primary partition ...
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All windows on the screen at the same time in Windows XP [closed]

I'm a happy Windows XP user for around 15 years and yesterday I accidentally hit random keys combination which brought me to this What's this and how did I do this?
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All windows on the screen at the same time in Windows XP [duplicate]

I'm a happy Windows XP user for around 15 years and yesterday I accidentally hit random keys combination which brought me to this http://imgur.com/hhsuDYE What's this and how did I do this?
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DSC HX300 and HP

Looking for XP Drivers for DSC HX300. On Sony Website says that Software (4.1 HomeMemories)is suitable for Windows XP SP3, but when download and run, it comes up with an error saying that it needs ...
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Turn on Network discovery in windows xp

I am having difficulty turning on network discovery on Windows XP; Currently our server is not shown in the 'Network' section of a client computer, but I can ping the server. My system admin said I ...
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ARP default timeout

What is the default timeout period for ARP cache entries on Windows XP? I need to swap round some IP addresses and need to know how long to wait before the XP machines will definitely have cleared ...
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XP blue screens on installer on my pc [duplicate]

I currently have my laptop running on windows 7. I plan on adding XP and keeping permanently disconnected from the internet to run some old games/programs (My pc doesn't have much ram so vm's are not ...
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How to clear screen artifacts without rebooting Windows (multiple versions)

These artifacts are random and can be created in multiple ways, although they occur rarely. The cause appears to be a failure by some part of Windows' code to erase a segment of the screen. The only ...
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What does %Path% mean at the end of PATH?

My PATH on Windows looks like this: C:>echo %PATH% C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\dwimperl\perl\bin;C:\dwimperl\perl\site\bin;C:\dwimperl\c\bin;%Path% What does %Path% mean at the end of ...
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Can Windows XP be upgraded to Windows 8.1? [closed]

I'm using Windows XP Professional SP3 and want to install Windows 8.1 Pro VL. If I choose Update option while installing, that can move files, settings and applications to Windows 8, so can I install ...
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How do I get CTL 220UW Built-in Speakers to work on Windows XP?

I have a old Windows XP Computer that I just put a New Monitor onto. My Mom had to use my speakers. So now I have NO audio output whatsoever. I know the monitor has built-in speakers, But I can't ...
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How Do Those 4TB External Hard Drives Have One Partition Yet Work In XP?

Usually I'm able to answer my own questions by looking at the forums here and other places as well as searching online; but this one seems elude me. I'm going to focus specifically on the Seagate ...
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Make Notification Area icons stay in Windows 7 taskbar

I am wondering how it is possible to make the Notification Area icons stay in the Windows 7 taskbar even when you click on the arrow next to them like they did in Windows Vista and XP.
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install windows XP with no MAC OS

I have a macbook air - model mid 2011 on which I want to install windows XP. I have completely erased my disk so no MAC OS on the machine right now. Can I install windows XP without Bootcamp? I have ...
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How to dump a Windows XP image onto a brand new and no partition hard disk drive

I am trying to replicate a BSoD. I want to be able to restore a Windows XP imaged file onto a fresh hard disk drive without partitioning or initializing it. or Is there a way that I can blank ...
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How 2 users can connect to 1 account through RDP in XP/7?

There is one account on my PC, "Administrator". I know, that usually it's not possible to work in one account for 2 users. But i know that it can work with some patch or something else (i already ...
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Access denied using attrib

I have a new Windows 7 system (migrating from XP). Need to copy some files from the old HDD, but am getting "access denied". I'd like to change permissions on all files/folders on the D drive, so I ...
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Remote access to a windows XP Embedded system running a Java based HMI Screen

What options are available to me to be able to get remote access to a Windows XP Embedded machine that is being used as a machine interface (HMI, GUI) the HMI is running a Java based software and I ...
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Batch Directory Name is too Long

This question was posed as an answer to this thread where running FOR loops in batch with UAC elevation code generates voluminous errors involving non-existent directories. Here is a screenshot of ...
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How can several users connect to the one account via RDP?

I have one account on my Windows XP. If i login to account and then try to login via RDP to the same account - firts user will be logged off. I need that 2 users can work at the same time in one ...
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How can I be certain of display's refresh rate?

There is an experiment that requires a 100Hz refresh rate, so we bought a 144Hz capable monitor and created a custom resolution that runs at 100Hz. The experimenter felt something was wrong with the ...
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Wrong environment Settings invoked in Commands

Getting wrong and extra pathnames in error messages using "For /D", "dir" and "if exist" commands when running the non-Powershell batch code to elevate UAC privileges code here. This has been noted at ...
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Can't get LG BH16NS40 to play Blu-Ray

I have an LG BH16NS40 internal DVD/Blu-Ray player, but I cannot get it to play Blu-Rays. I have updated it to the latest firmware. It came with some "CyberLink" software but I uninstalled it because ...